A year ago, the Transcarpathian Regional Cancer Centre launched a modern CT scanner for diagnosis and planning of high-quality radiation therapy for the Cancer Centre patients. The unit was transferred to the region by Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation for Development of Ukraine within the framework of the program "Cancer can be cured". To date, over 3,200 patients have had quality diagnosis using this device.
Over 3,200 patients have had quality diagnosis for the year of the CT scanner operation in the Transcarpathian Cancer Centre
This equipment is unique because the scanner enables to quickly obtain the necessary diagnostic result. Currently, with the help of the scanner the doctors plan the radiation therapy, carry out diagnostic examination of the whole body, scan lungs, and so on and so forth.
It is important to note that this device allows for laying patients in any position, including with the use of restraints for the person’s head, corpus and limbs.
Furthermore, the Foundation also cares about the psychological comfort of patients undergoing diagnostic on the equipment. That is why the treatment room of the Transcarpathian Cancer Centre has a special system that changes the colour of the lighting in the room – and this contributes to greater patient’s comfort during diagnostic examinations.
We shall remind that this year three computer tomographs will be put into operation in Western Ukraine within the program "Cancer can be cured", namely in Chernovtsy, Volyn and Ternopol Regions.
Andrey Rusin, Chief Physician of the Transcarpathian Regional Clinical Cancer Centre: "Thanks to the support of Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation for Development of Ukraine the Transcarpathian Regional Clinical Cancer Centre is equipped with the best computer tomography apparatus that enables to quickly and easily obtain images of slices of soft tissue, internal organs in different projections and planes, while significantly reducing the time for research. Over 3,200 patients have been diagnosed and examined for the first year of operation."