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Chandigarh, March 16
Endocrinology and nuclear medicine department of the PGI here has developed an imaging modality to identify and delineate tumours found in the pituitary gland.
Dr Rama Walia shared: “This modality is known as Ga 68 CRH PET-CT. This imaging could localise the tumour in all patients studied by a team. This technique has been developed for the first time in the world and we have applied for a patent for this. This could delineate tumour in all 24 cases studied by the team.”
Prof Sanjay Kumar Bhadada said: “This innovative modality will enable us to detect the Cushing’s disease at an earlier level..”
It took five years for the team to prepare this imaging modality. Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder associated with excess production of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the body to fight stress.
Institute to carry out study on diabetics
The PGI is planning to bring diabetes to remission using intensive medical therapy in a three-month study. The criteria for enrolment in the study are age less than 65 years, diabetes of less than 2 years duration, HbA1c