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Radiation Oncology



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The Radiation Oncology Department at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre is a frontrunner in the field of cancer treatment and education. We offer the most advanced and precise cancer care with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach.

Technology & Infrastructure

Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital And Research Centre Building

Radiotherapy is the treatment of cancer using high energy X- Rays or gamma rays. This treatment can be administered from outside the body (external beam radiotherapy), or internally (brachytherapy). External beam radiotherapy is administered on specialised machines known as linear accelerators. Our centre is equipped with the most advanced TrueBeam STx Radiosurgery Linear Accelerator along with the state of the art radiotherapy treatment planning system, Eclipse. The centre offers a spectrum of radiotherapy treatment techniques such as Rapid Arc (VMAT), IGRT (Image Guided Radiotherapy), IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy), 3DCRT (Three Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy), SGRT (Surface Guided Radiotherapy), SRS (Stereotactic Radiosurgery), SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy), and Brachytherapy.

In addition to these special techniques, we offer highly specialised services for patient care and comfort:

  • 4 Dimensional Respiratory gated radiotherapy (4DRT) for treatment of cancers in the chest region and abdomen that move during respiratory motion to improve the accuracy of treatment.
  • SGRT (Surface Guided Radiotherapy): We are the pioneer of SGRT in India and have vast experience in this cutting-edge technology which ensures accurate delivery of radiation.
  • Short course Radiotherapy (SCRT): We specialise in providing precise radiotherapy over a shorter duration for cancers such as breast cancers, prostate cancers, and lung cancers, Rectal cancers. This improves patient convenience and treatment outcomes.
  • Single dose Radiotherapy (SDRT): We specialise in giving a very precise high dose, single fraction, of radiotherapy with the Radiosurgery technique, for certain brain tumours (such as brain metastasis, schwannoma, meningioma, etc.), and cancer metastasis in the spine, bones or liver. This maximises the effectiveness of Radiotherapy, enhances patient comfort, prolongs and improves quality of life.
  • Integrative Radiotherapy planning using high precision MRI, CT scans, and PET CT scans, which significantly increases the accuracy of radiotherapy treatment planning, minimize the side effects thus improving the outcomes.
  • Palliative care and pain control: In some of the advanced stage cancers, the patient may be in severe pain. We offer palliative radiotherapy to alleviate pain, thus improving the quality of life for the patient. We also treat cancer emergencies such as Spinal cord compression, SVCO, tumour bleeding and impending bone fracture due to cancer.
  • Integrative Onco – Rehab program: To reduce the possible side effects of treatment and ensure the patient’s comfort and quality of life, we offer an integrative onco rehab program to our patients. The program involves physiotherapy, yoga, nutritional advice, counselling, and speech and swallowing therapy.
  • We run a cancer support group called “WeCan”. On this platform, patients connect with each other, attend regular group meetings, participate in the WhatsApp group discussions, and benefit from each other’s experiences. We invite experts to share their knowledge for the benefit of patients in our regular group meetings. This is a great support to patients.

All our radiotherapy treatments are delivered by a highly trained team which offers compassionate, patient centric, and precise treatment. The team comprises:

  • Radiation Oncologists: Doctors who offer clinical care, develop the treatment outline, and monitor the patient’s progress towards the best possible outcome.
  • Medical Physicists: Experts who develop the complex technical radiotherapy plan for treatment, and also ensure radiation safety for patients and staff.
  • Radiation Therapists: Experts who deliver radiotherapy by operating the radiation machine and ensure patient care and safety during the therapy.
  • Nurses, who look after the patients and check their fitness for therapy on a daily basis.
  • Support staff, such as the medical secretary, housekeeping, and front office staff support patients and their care givers, to make their journey through treatment as smooth as possible.

Radiotherapy treatment is given over days to few weeks. Patient’s treatment is closely monitored with daily with a scanner in built in the radiotherapy machine as well as regular review of treatment progress and clinical assessment by doctors.

Treatment of cancer is complex and is best done by a multidisciplinary team of specialists to ensure the best possible outcomes. We at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital offer the best multidisciplinary treatment options combining radiotherapy with surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiology, pathology, nuclear medicine, rehabilitation, and other supporting specialities. The team conducts a weekly multidsciplinary meeting with all the specialists to discuss specific cases to offer the best possible treatment options of international standards to the patient.

The Radiation Oncology department is a truly digital and paperless department; we record and maintain all patient data digitally. This helps us to plan treatment more accurately,  eliminate errors due to missing data and quick revival of patient information.

To ensure patient privacy, comfort, and safety, we offer the service of a lounge facility within the Radiation Oncology department, which allows the patient to take the treatment with comfort and convenience.

We are geared up to offer the most accurate and precise cancer therapy to our patients in alignment with our values of patient first, team work, integrity, accountability, and excellence.

Services

Radiation Oncology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre offers high precision radiotherapy treatments like:

  • Rapid Arc (VMAT)
  • IGRT (Image Guided Radiotherapy)
  • IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy)
  • 3DCRT (Three Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy)
  • SGRT (Surface Guided Radiotherapy)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Single dose Radiotherapy (SDRT) / Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Brachytherapy
  • 4 Dimensional Respiratory gated radiotherapy (4DRT)
  • Short course Radiotherapy (SCRT)
  • Palliative care radiotherapy
  • Multidisciplinary tumour board advice
  • Online video consultation
  • “WeCan” Cancer support group network

 

Partners in care

Dr. Prasad Raj Dandekar

Head of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Prasad Raj Dandekar
Department
Radiation Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MD, DNB, EPGDHA, PGDIC, CPC
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Dr. Naseem Imran Shaikh

Consultant
Dr. Naseem Imran Shaikh
Department
Radiation Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, DNB RADIOTHERAPY
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