Ho Chi Minh City Medic Medical Center (Medic) started a ground-breaking ceremony of a cyclotron section in the city’s High-Tech Medical Center in Binh Tan District.
This clinic is equipped with a cyclotron and 2 Pet-scan devices to produce radio-active isotopes to diagnose cancer.
The investment for the high-tech cancer diagnosis system is over five million dollars. It costs US$ 4,000 to have Pet-scan plus air fare and expenditure in Singapore, according to Dr Phan Thanh Hai- the director of Medic, while having Pet-scan in Viet Nam you only pay US$ 1,000.
Currently, Medic is the first of the city’s eight medical units of clinics and hospitals to build its medical center in the region. Next, it will build a hospital with 400 beds and tumor department, urology department, nerve department, and heart department.