One of the major causes of deaths in India is the late diagnosis of cancer. The experts feel that after correct and timely detection, the majority of the cases is going to be treated on-time. Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairperson of the Apollo hospitals informed about this newly-installed machine that it can at the same time, scan through positron emission tomography (PET) as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alongside providing an image of affected areas.
Dr Amar Nath Jena, senior consultant, department of molecular imaging and nuclear medicine, furthered that as MR has no radiation, this machine is going to reduce the overall radiation dose to a very large extent, which is going to make it safer for pediatrics as well as other patients who undergo repeated studies for therapy monitoring. It is also going to help in understanding the various kinds of disease procedures in the field of neurology as well as cardiology.