This webcast explains the scope of Radiation and how cancer tumors can be treated with radiation, investment involved in building up of radiation oncology centers and how can this be useful for the patents and how many of these centers are present in pan India, quality/side effects of radiations in the body. We also get to know the difference between X-ray and radiotherapy and what are the mistakes that can happen during delivering radiations to the patients.
Chairman- Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr. Tejinder Kataria: Cancer Institute - Division of Radiation Oncology, Medanta, Dr. Kataria joined Medanta Cancer Institute in Oct, 2009 and has been instrumental in setting up the Division of Radiation Oncology. The division has a dedicated team of professionals to provide integrated cancer care using the state of the art equipment. It is equipped with India’s first Infinity Linear Accelerator with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and Synergy -S with beam modulator and SRS facilities. The Integrated Brachytherapy Unit from Nucletron is a first for northern part of India and is capable of treating patients with low dose rate seed implants as well as high dose rate brachytherapy. Dr Kataria has been instrumental in commissioning, the latest techniques of stereotactic radiation with micro multi leaf collimation, whole body stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT), Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and 3-D Conformal Radiation (3D CRT), PET-CT, MRI, SPECT, DSA and CT-Simulator fusion for treatment planning. Prior to this, she had been instrumental in starting the Department of Radiation Oncology at Artemis Health Institute in 2007 and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute in 1996.