The Cancer Clinic is outfitted with medical equipment reflecting the latest advances in pure science and clinical research. These up-to-the-minute medical techniques are used to detect (diagnostic arm) or treat (therapeutic arm) cancerous tumours and lesions.
The nuclear medicine department deals with 2 areas:
- Diagnosis (by scintigraphy PET scan): the functional or metabolic study of the pulmonary system, and bone and joint systems (scintigraphy and bone densitometry),
- Therapy: treatments by the administration of radioactive agents in the following pathologies: thyroid cancer, bone and liver metastasis.
Several areas of activity pertaining to all branches of modern radiology fall within the scope of the radiology department:
- Helical CT-scan
- Conventional radiology
- Interventional radiology
All of the current treatments are administered by contracted specialist physicians. The various available methods are:
- External radiotherapy: conformational 3D radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT, RapidArc),
- Internal radiotherapy: high-dose and low-dose brachytherapy, radioactive iodine seed implants,
- Contact radiotherapy: 50KV
The Radiotherapy Department has technical facilities equipped with two high-tech linear accelerators for state-of-the-art techniques like RapidArc® et Scanner CT Cone Beam.
These modern techniques protect the healthy tissue adjacent to the target zones better (than before) owing to their precision with regard to the location and the limited volume of tissue receiving the prescribed dose. Advances like these are revolutionising existing radiotherapy treatments with a view to making the patient comfortable as well as keeping expansion of his tumour under control.
This produces better results from the standpoint of controlling the disease and significantly reducing the side effects.