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Precise & accurate diagnosis is of utmost importance in the world of medical science. Undeniably, it can improve the effectiveness of treatments and avoid long-term complications for the infected patient. Yet another time Olive Hospitals have proved their competence in the domain of Diagnostics & Investigations. With over a decade of relentless service, Olive Hospitals became a full-fledged 250- bed Super-Specialty Hospitals with many breakthroughs. Equipped with advanced technology and backed by proficient Doctors, Olive Hospitals evolved as a regional centre of excellence in medicine providing the highest standards of Diagnosis & Treatment to all sections of the society. Radiologists locate and describe conditions, which enable physicians to treat their patients with a better understanding of their specific physical ailment or disorder.

Dr. Sunil Bonela, MD,EDiR, Consultant Radiologist at Olive Hospitals received a unique case in the recent past. A 70-year-old female presented with headache, confusion, seizures and was referred to the Olive Hospital Radiology department for MRI imaging. It was previously diagnosed as infection and the patient was not responding to any medication. After evaluating the MRI imaging of brain by its extensive involvement of more than 2 lobes of brain, patient has been advised contrast study & MR Spectroscopy/Molecular imaging (better characterisation of brain diseases by evaluating change in normal composition of brain chemicals). MRI brain contrast study revealed no abnormal enhancement & MRS revealed reversal of normal composition of brain chemicals (increased Choline: creatinine ratio & Choline: NAA ratio) in the abnormal areas, indicating Glial Tumor of brain; Adding to this DTI (Diffusion Tensor imaging) & Tractography showing destruction/loss of brain fibres in the abnormal involved areas.

Based on more than two lobes of brain involvement, diagnosis of the case was concluded as "Gliomatosis Cerebri". Giving his note on the occasion Dr. Sunil Bonela, MD, EDiR, Consultant Radiologist , said, 'Gliomatosis Cerebri (GC) is a rare, diffusely infiltrating glial brain tumor. Prognosis is poor, with 26-52% surviving less than a year from symptom onset. The 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors defined GC as an extensively infiltrative diffuse glioma involving at least three cerebral lobes. This review highlights our current understanding of GC and discusses recent 'molecular diagnostics' which may help in tailoring more efficacious therapeutic regimens. The Radiology Department at Olive Hospitals is equipped with highly advanced 1.5 Tesla MRI. The team specializes in imaging services and therapeutic techniques with the aid of sophisticated equipment to ensure an accurate diagnosis and, ultimately, better treatment. Olive Hospitals is striding ahead in pursuit of clinical excellence. Take Home Message: 'Past-History based Medicine; Present-Evidence Based Medicine'- Any complaint (Bigger or Smaller) Don't Neglect, get it investigated.

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Brief Profile of Dr. Sunil Bonela, MD,EDiR Consultant Radiologist, Olive Hospitals Dr. Sunil Bonela is a Consultant Radiologist with over 5 years of rich experience in Diagnostic & Nonvascular Interventional Radiology and demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. With Special interest in Cardiac & Neuro Imaging, Dr. Sunil Bonela holds unique expertise and unmatched recognition in the field of medical science. Having being trained at prestigious institution like Nizams institute of medical sciences, Hyderabad, he is backed with strong academic education.

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