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Specialty

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Consultant Details :- (Honorary / Panel)

Consultant Name Qualification
Dr. Sonali Pingley MD , DMRT ,DNB
Dr. Shailesh Shende MD


The V. L. Mutha Cancer Center at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital provides combined modality treatment with surgery, chemotherapy as well as Radiation Therapy.

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital started the V.L.Mutha cancer center on the 30.06.2005.

The radiation therapy department which is a part of the same treated its first patient with conventional radiation on 16.08.2005.
The first IMRT patient was treated a month later on 17.09.05.
The second machine commissioned in 2012.

Procedures Performed

External Beam Radiotherapy:-

  • IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy,Rapid Arc) & 3D-CRT (3D -Conformal Radiotherapy) treatment techniques are routinely done in the department with about 70-80 patients under treatment at any given time.
  • Rapid arc with Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

Brachytherapy :-

  • ICA (intracavitary applications) & CVS (central vaginal surface applicator) brachytherapy procedures for carcinoma of the cervix and the endometrium.
  • Interstitial implants
  • ILRT (intra luminal radiation therapy)

Technology

  • 2 units (Linear Accelerator)
  • Duel energy LA (6 & 15MV photons) with 6 electron energies (3 to 18 MeV)
  • 6MV Varian “UNIQUE” LA with RAPID ARC (rotational IMRT)
  • A 82 leaf multi-leaf collimator
  • IMRT & 3D-CRT rapidrac IGRT treatment facilities
  • HDR brachytherapy unit (18 channel)
  • Plato planning system (for external radiation & brachytherapy) & ECLIPSE planning for rapidarc
  • Oncentra contouring work station
  • Lantis networking system

We are the first center in Maharashtra to get the 82 leaf multi-leaf collimator & were the fastest to initiate the IMRT programme after commissioning of the unit.

Research Work

  1. Comparative study of side effects of conventional radiation therapy (LINAC) and Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in the treatment of head & neck cancers.
  2. Effect of Nutrition on the quality of life and outcome of the treatment.

Radiation Therapy (Planning & delivery)

  • Consultation & Counselling
  • Immobilisation
  • Simulation:CT Simulation
  • Contouring
  • Treatment Planning
  • Dose Plan Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance Program
  • Treatment Set Up
  • Portal Imaging
  • Treatment Delivery
  • Treatment Monitoring