CRYOSTAT machine will immensely help doctors during cancer surgery by giving intra-operative report for clearance of cancer margin within a few minutes while AUTOMATIC IHC STAINER will help in diagnosis and sub-typing of many malignancies.
Regional Institute of medical Science (RIMS), Imphal on Wednesday installed and formally introduced CRYOSTAT (Frozen Section) and AUTOMATIC IHC STAINER (Ventana) at the Department of Pathology. With this the Department of Pathology, RIMS, Imphal has achieved a milestone for cancer treatment under the leadership of Prof A Santa Singh, Director, RIMS, Imphal, said a press statement released on the occasion.
During the inaugural function, Prof A Santa Singh stated that the CRYOSTAT machine will immensely help Surgeons during oncosurgery (Cancer Surgery). This machine will enable us to give intraoperative report for clearance of cancer margin within a few minutes. Also it will help the Nephrology and Dermatology Department for Immuno fluorescence study during full work up of the patients.
The VENTANA Automatic Immuno Histo Chemistry (IHC) Stainer is a state of art instrument at par with highest oncology centres of our country for molecular diagnosis of cancer. This instrument has standdardised Immuno Histo Chemistry as compared to manual methods being used at present. Immuno Histo Chemistry (IHC) will help in diagnosis and sub typing of many malignancies.
It may be mentioned that the equipment were procured under DIAMONDS project (under NCDIR- ICMR). The institute is providing free molecular test for Breast and Lungs Cancer. Our test will immensely help in cancer care for targeted therapy. The project will also be expanded by adding molecular testing of two more cancers namely Colorectal Cancer and Endometrial Carcinoma very shortly, said the release.
During the inaugural function Prof N Sanjib Singh, Medical Superintendent, RIMS, Hospital; Prof Sushma Kh, Head Department of Pathology, RIMS, Imphal and other faculty members were present.