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Apollo Cancer Center Launches Gallium 68 Scans

Apollo Cancer Center, part of Apollo Hospitals, on Thursday launched state-of-art PET CT Scanning machine and unique Gallium 68 scans in the city. Gallium 68 was a radioactive diagnostic agent used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging. Talking to reporters, Hospital Executive Chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy said the G 68 scan allows surgeons to pinpoint the precise location of Neuro-Endocrine Tumors (NETs) before beginning a surgery. ”More and more patients are diagnosed with NETs each year in India. These tumors are slow in growth, but very likely to spread. – United News of India