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Dr Khalid Makhdomi (left), Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician and Section Head, Nuclear Medicine, Dr Samuel Nguku (centre), Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist, and Daniel Oguna (left), a PET CT Technologist examine a PET CT scan image at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) has begun conducting the Prostate Cancer PET-CT scan in Kenya.

This is the latest and most advanced scan for evaluation of patients with prostate cancer.  According to a statement from the hospital, this is a significant development in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in the region.

AKUH,N has become the first hospital in sub-Saharan Africa to conduct the Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) PET CT scan which has been available for only a few years and in the most advanced centres in the world. This underscores the Hospital’s reputation as a leading medical institution and teaching hospital in the region, and beyond.

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