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Russia’s regions create modern Nuclear Medicine Centers
18 Feb '15
The Orel region in Central Russia is ready to launch this coming spring its Nuclear Medicine Center for early diagnostics of cancers and cardiovascular diseases, the website of the Russian Agency for Medical and Social Information reported.
The new Center is said to be supplied with “most up-to-date high-tech equipment,” including a state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner.
The PET/CT (positron emission and X-ray computed tomography) technology enables a very detailed checkup of a patient’s organs and system during a single examination. While PET helps pinpoint tiniest tumors in the human body, CT can identify their exact location and size.
“The operation of the Nuclear Medicine Center in Orel will give the regional residents access to the latest global achievements in cancer diagnostics and is expected to improve the quality of cancer therapies,” said Alexander Khabarov, the chief physician of the future Center.
In the meantime, the Public Television of Primorye reports that in Vladivostok, thousands miles east of Orel in Russia’s Far East, authorities are considering building their own regional Nuclear Medicine Center based on Far East Federal University.