Updated 1 Jun 2022, 1:58 pm
The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal on Wednesday achieved a milestone in terms of cancer diagnosis and treatment as two crucial machines namely cryostat (frozen section) and automatic immunohistochemistry stainer were inaugurated at its department of Pathology.
The machines that were recently installed under DIAMOnDS project of Indian Council of Medical Research were inaugurated by RIMS director professor A Santa during a simple function held at the department.
Highlighting about the machines, co-principal investigator of the project, Dr Deepak said that the cryostat will immensely help surgeons during cancer surgery as it will enable them to give an intraoperative report for clearance of cancer margin within a few minutes. Besides, it will help in the study of skin and kidney diseases as well, he added.
He further said that the automatic immunohistochemistry stainer is a state of art instrument which is at par with the highest oncology centres of the country for molecular diagnosis of cancer.
The instrument has standardised immunohistochemistry as compared to manual methods being used at present, he further said, adding it will facilitate diagnosis and subtyping of many malignancies.
Dr Deepak also announced that RIMS is providing molecular tests for breast and lung cancer free of cost with the installation of the machines. The project will further be expanded by adding molecular testing of two more cancers namely colorectal cancer and uterine cancer very shortly, he said and exuded confidence that the tests will immensely help in cancer care for targeted therapy.
Speaking on the occasion, RIMS medical superintendent professor N Sanjib called for working towards RIMS having adequate medical infrastructures so that people of Manipur do not have to travel to other states for receiving treatment.
He said that the state has enough proficient doctors and appealed to the people to entrust their faith in the state’s doctors.
Head of department of Pathology, professor Sushma Kh and other faculty members were also present during the function.
First published:1 Jun 2022, 1:58 pm
RIMSRIMS imphalcancer diagnosiscancer surgery