Radiotherapy

Introduction

The Radiation Oncology department offers world-class treatment to the general public at an affordable price. The Department of Oncology is dedicated to providing patient-cantered cancer care. Its mission is to provide high-quality oncology care in a compassionate and supportive environment. Clinical practise is primarily concerned with evidence-based oncology. The department is dedicated to cancer detection and prevention. On a regular basis, free cancer screenings, awareness camps, and rallies are held. The emphasis is on providing personalised medicine to the common man at an affordable price. With an MOU with CANKIDS, a charitable national society, we cater to the needs of paediatric oncology. After receiving an AERB licence in February 2019, the Radiation Oncology facility began with the installation of a state-of-the-art High Energy Linear Accelerator – Versa HD, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy unit, and CT Simulator. Through training programmes, the department is constantly working to foster leadership development in the field of oncology. From the 2019-2022 academic year, the Department began postgraduate teaching. The department currently has four postgraduate students enrolled.

IPD beds - 30 IPD beds

The Linac Elekta Versa HD, with its High Dose Rate Mode (FFF), high-resolution Micromultileaf collimator (MLC), advanced 2D, 3D, 4D imaging, and end-to-end quality assurance, and the newly installed Hexapod (Robotic Couch), ensures high precision radiotherapy delivery while sparing normal tissues as much as possible

Clinical:
Outpatient Consultation and Services:

The outpatient clinic is located in the basement of the OPD Block LGB. The mission of the hospital is to provide comprehensive, high-quality care to patients and their families. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, new patients are seen; on all other days (Monday through Saturday), existing patients are seen, with the option of interdepartmental referrals at any time. The tumour board for patients is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The department is a participant in the hospital-based National Cancer Registry programme administered by the Bangalore-based "National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research."

Special Clinics
  1. Head & Neck Oncology Clinic.
  2. Paediatric Oncology Clinic.
  3. Breast Clinic.
  4. CML and GIST clinic: Patients are enrolled into the GIPAP programme through which they are offered Tab Imatinib free or at a reduced rate depending on financial status.
  5. Pain and Palliation Clinic. Patients are assessed jointly with the Anaesthesia Department and drugs prescribed. Morphine has been made available to the patients.
  6. Tumour Board: Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon.
Day Care Chemotherapy Services

Under the supervision of a physician, a dedicated professional nurse administers chemotherapy and targeted therapy. The Day Care Unit for Chemotherapy is fully equipped with chemotherapy chairs, monitors, and a biosafety cabinet. Chemotherapy regimens are conducted in conformity with internationally recognised standards. From April 2020 to March 2021, 900 chemotherapy infusions were administered with the utmost care in accordance with Covid-approved protocols.

Inpatient Services

In the basement of (ABB Ward) A block, 30 beds have been set aside for the patients. From April 2020 to March 2021, 126 patients were admitted and cared for. It was when the institute was designated as a dedicated Covid facility in August and September 2020, inpatient services were disrupted.

Radiation Services

The Linac Elekta Versa HD, with its High Dose Rate Mode (FFF), high-resolution Micromultileaf collimator (MLC), advanced 2D, 3D, 4D imaging, and end-to-end quality assurance, and the newly installed Hexapod (Robotic Couch), ensures high precision radiotherapy delivery while sparing normal tissues as much as possible. In November 2020, we relaunched our Radiation services for the patients.

Non-clinical

As Acting Head of the Department, Dr. Pritanjali Singh is in charge of all administrative and academic activities related to the department. Aided in the acquisition of a hexapod for the department, allowing for the precise execution of the treatment plan

Teaching & Training
  • A painting competition was held on the occasion of Cancer Awareness Day on November 7, 2020.
  • On the 5th of February 2021, an oncology awareness event for females was conducted at Patna Women's College.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Paramedical Teaching
  • Oncology classes for Post-graduate students – The department has started post graduate training from the session 2019-2022, with 2 PG trainees at present, in the form of daily rounds, 3 classes per week, one each for journal club, clinical syllabus and radiobiology & radiophysics , and once a week case presentation.
  • Oncology classes for nursing Students.
  • Oncology classes for MBBS Students.
  • Ward teaching for postgraduate and undergraduate level.
  • DNB oncology classes for Mahavir Cancer Sansthan students.
  • Faculty of (Indian College of Radiation Oncologist) ICRO Training course.
  • Departmental Journal club and planning meetings.

SL No.Name of FacultyDesignation
1.Dr. Pritanjali SinghAdditional Professor & Head
2.Dr. Abhishek ShankarAssociate Professor

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, new patients are seen; on all other days (Monday through Saturday), existing patients are seen, with the option of interdepartmental referrals at any time.

Special Clinics

  1. Head & Neck Oncology Clinic.
  2. Paediatric Oncology Clinic.
  3. Breast Clinic.
  4. CML and GIST clinic: Patients are enrolled into the GIPAP programme through which they are offered Tab Imatinib free or at a reduced rate depending on financial status.
  5. Pain and Palliation Clinic. Patients are assessed jointly with the Anaesthesia Department and drugs prescribed. Morphine has been made available to the patients.
  6. Tumour Board: Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon.

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