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PET is cutting-edge nuclear medicine technology, the operating principle of which is based on the fact that cancer cells consume more glucose than normal cells. To be more specific, a radioactive substance (F-18) that emits positrons is attached to glucose molecules, which are then injected into the body for cancer cells to consume. A PET scanner is then used to detect and locate the cancer cells.
Tomotherapy, a portmanteau created by combining “tomo,” which means “slice,” and “therapy,” is a next-generation, cutting-edge cancer treatment method that can be applied in combination with image-guided radiation therapy (IRT) and helical tomography-intensity modulated radiation therapy.
Gamma Knife Perfexion has made it possible to perform brain surgery quickly without any incisions and complications for lesions that had been difficult to remove completely by using high-energy gamma radiation under partial anesthesia.