SGH to discuss the most advanced treatment method of Hepatitis C – 21 December 2015
The collaboration of ESRNM (Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine) and SGH in holding a medical seminar on next Thursday to discuss the most advanced imaging modalities and early detection of liver diseases, by the attendance of 150 doctors specialized in radiology, in addition to the presentation of the most advanced HCV treatment methods, also for liver tumors and other diseases by using interventional radiology.
In the presence of Dr. Ahmed Al Badry, the professor of interventional radiology at Ain Shams university, Egypt has the highest prevalence rate of hepatitis C virus in the world, and the rate is increasing gradually. The discussion of the most advanced imaging modalities and early detection of liver diseases took place in a medical seminar held by the collaboration between ESRNM (Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine) and SGH by the attendance of 150 doctors specialized in radiology, as the seminar presented the most advanced HCV treatment, also for liver tumors and other diseases by using interventional radiology.
He added that HCV treatment has achieved big development either by using advanced technology or by medicine, explaining that the main reason of the Liver cancer is higher prevalence rate of hepatitis C virus, hepatic fibrosis, highlighting the 3 options that liver cancer patient has to choose from; Liver transplant or debulking of the tumor or by interventional radiology.
Dr. Yasser Abd el Fatah, the head of radiology department in the Saudi-German hospital has stated that interventional radiology might replace the chemotherapy of treating liver tumors and the results will be fine, has less side effects, adding that 80% of liver tumor cases can be treated with the interventional radiology or by thermocautery, also pointing to the importance of interventional radiology when comes the failure of surgery in treating injury of vertebral column, womb fibromas and benign and tumor of prostate.