The Nuclear Medicine Center of Kyiv City Clinical Oncology Center opened on October 14, 2010. The center is located in a separate building on the territory of KCCOC and is its structural unit.
The main task of the Nuclear Medicine Center of KCCOC is to provide highspecialized diagnostic and therapeutic assistance to cancer patients. Patients with confirmed diagnosis of malignant neoplasms are subject to examination and treatment at the Center.
The center is equipped with modern diagnostic (cyclotron-radiochemical complex for the synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals, 2 PET/CT scanners, a modern combined SPECT/CT system and a gamma camera) and therapeutic (highenergy linear accelerator, ultrasound ablation apparatus for tumors, a device for contact radiation therapy) techniques of the leading manufacturers Siemens, General Electric, Philips, Varian.
The modern method of radio-nuclide diagnostics PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography) is a hybrid technology that combines functional and anatomical visualization and allows to evaluate the metabolic activity of the formation and its anatomical localization. It is used to detect, localize, determine the stage of the tumor, to evaluate the response to the treatment performed, especially in case of pulmonary cancer, lymphoma, tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, melanoma, breast cancer.
SPECT/CT radionuclide method of single-photon emission computer tomography combined with CT also allows obtaining consistent functional and anatomical data during one study, provides the information about the organs and tissues under study, their structure and functions, the nature and prevalence of the pathological process.
The Center carries out treatment on modern equipment for remote and contact radiation therapy (linear accelerator “Opposage impression plus”, “Gamma Med plus”), which provides high doses of radiation therapy with minimal radiation effect on surrounding healthy tissues.
The therapeutic ultrasound system JCSystem HIFU allows for the treatment of benign and malignant liver, pancreas, and uterine fibroids.
The method is based on the effect of HIFU, without damage to the skin, surrounding tissues and organs.
There are 11 specialists in radiotherapy, 6 physics engineers, 7 chemical engineers, 14 nurses and 12 assistant nurses, and registrars. All co-workers have undergone training on high-tech equipment. Annually they have work-outs in the near and far abroad countries and improve qualification in the courses of the European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO) and the European Community of Nuclear Medicine.
PET/CT department has been operating since December 2011 at the Nuclear Medicine Center in the structure of Kyiv City Clinical Oncology Center.
The department is equipped with two modern PET/CT scanners: GE Discovery STE and Philips Gemini TF. The structure of the department is comprised by two sanatoriers, a manipulative room, two wards for patients, a waiting-room for patients to enter RFP, a hall for patients after the examination, two rooms with scanners and cameras, a room for PET/CT data processing, two technical premises and staffroom.
Since July 2014 the department has been headed by a nuclear physician, a member of the EANM, Olena Gennadyivna Oliynichenko. Employees: 4 nuclear physicians, 4 nurses, 3 assistant nurses, 4 medical registrars, 2 operators.
PET/CT is a modern diagnostic method that has recently become indispensable in oncology. The examination is carried-out in two stages: CT-stage, which allows obtaining data on the anatomical structures and localization of the pathological process, and the PET-stage itself, which shows the metabolic activity of the cells. In oncology, this method is used to find primary focal points, to determine the presence of metastases, to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of restoration treatment. The department is currently examining patients with radiopharmaceuticals 18F-FDG.
During the period of work of the department more than 6000 patients were surveyed.
The department is the clinical base of the Department of Radiology of the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education named after P.L. Shupyk. In particular, a candidate of medical sciences, associate professor of the department Maria M. Firsova holds consultations in the department.
Scientific achievements: doctors of the Department constantly undergo internship abroad, take part in domestic and international conferences.
During this time 15 articles were published in the Ukrainian medical journals and 2 – in international medical journals.
The staff of the department sees its perspectives in introducing new methods of PET/CT diagnostics with regard to new radiopharmaceuticals.