Oncology centre to open at Bahrain’s King Hamad hospital
King Hamad University Hospital signed a $1.4m deal with Siemens for the purchase of a PET-CT scanner and a gamma camera
King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) will soon host an oncology centre designed to treat patients suffering from cancer and sickle cell anaemia, a KHUH representative has revealed.
According to Dr Shaikh Salman bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa, commander lieutenant-general at KHUH, the centre will be “modern and specialised”, and will offer treatment services for hereditary diseases, in addition to conducting bone marrow transplants.
"KHUH signed an agreement with Siemens to purchase the PET-CT (positron emission tomography–computed tomography) and the gamma camera in a deal costing $1.4m (BHD520,000), through its agent in Bahrain, Wael Pharmacy," said Dr. Shaikh Salman.
The PET-CET and gamma camera equipment will add value to the molecular medical department at the oncology centre, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported, quoting Al Khalifa.
The PET-CET scanner can reportedly detect small tumours (2mm diameter), provide accurate results in diagnosis, and contribute to early detection of cancer.