What is Cytotron (RFQMR) therapy?
Cytotron developed after years of research, produces Rotational Field Quantum Magnetic Resonance (RFQMR). It is a new advanced, scientifically proven, non-invasive and effective option to treat osteoarthritis. The RFQMR beams are focused on the joint to enhance regeneration of the degenerated cartilage to help patients eliminate chronic pain and improve mobility of the joints without surgery.
What is the treatment procedure?
Patient lies on the Cytotron bed that moves into the focus area and the treating rays are focused onto the affected joint with the aid of laser guides. The computer calculates the dose based on the MRI, cartilage thickness, etc. The treatment is given for one hour daily for 21 days.
Is Cytotron comfortable and safe?
Patient feels no pain or discomfort during treatment.Cytotron is certified by DRDO, Government of India as safe, non-ionizing and non-thermal complying with the International Commission of non-ionizing Radiation standards.
What joints can be treated with Cytotron?
Cytotron can treat knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, cervical and lumbar spine joints.
What tests are required before Cytotron treatment?
X-ray and MRI of the joint, blood, urine and other routine tests are required before Cytotron
Is Cytotron possible in old age and heavy patients?
Yes, Cytotron Therapy is possible in elderly and overweight patients. Eldest patient treated by us so far is 94 years and heaviest 132 Kg weight. However we do advise to reduce weight for good health.
Which patients cannot be treated with Cytotron?
Patients with any MRI incompatible implant or having pregnancy cannot be treated with Cytotron.
Is Cytotron possible in patients with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, etc?
Yes, Cytotron is possible in arthritis patients having these and most other diseases.
How does the patient know that he is better?
Patient feels better, has less pain, needs less or no pain killer medicines, can walk longer distance more comfortably and some can even climb stairs and sit on the floor. Pre and post Cytotron X-rays and MRI can document improvement. There is increase in capacity, range of motion and joint stability.
What are the advantages of Cytotron therapy?
Procedure: Purely external with beam of rays.
Anesthesia, cut, scar, blood transfusion: Nil.
Pain: Nil due to treatment
Hospital stay: 1 hour daily. Some patients may need hospitalization to observe and manage pain.
Surgery unfit patients: Cytotron is possible.
Procedure deaths: Nil.
Preventive effect: Yes.
Acceptance by patients: Very well accepted.
Acceptance by doctors: Very well by the aware and knowledgeable doctors.
Cost effective: Lesser cost than joint replacement.
Why not replacement of knee or other joint?
All surgeries have risk to life and no treatment is successful in every patient. A failed joint replacement can cripple a patient for life. The life of artificial joint is limited and a second surgery is more difficult, more risky and less successful. Cytotron can not be done after joint replacement so Cytotron should be considered before joint replacement. Surgery should be preserved as the ultimate last option.
What is the success rate and duration of effectiveness of Cytotron therapy?
Published clinical trials have shown that most patients benefit from Cytotron therapy but like every treatment the result and the duration of effectiveness varies from patient to patient depending on the disease process. We guess that the benefit should last 5 to 10 years.
What if Cytotron fails or there is a recurrence?
In patients where Cytotron fails or there is recurrence over time the therapy can be safely repeated. As a last resort Joint replacement can be considered for them.
Is Cytotron possible after arthroscopy or joint replacemnent?
Cytotron therapy is possible after arthroscopy but not after joint replacement.
What are the possible future uses of Cytotron?
Cytotron has multiple potential treatment applications such as Osteoarthritis, Cancer, Angiogenesis in Coronary and Peripheral Artery Disease, Pain management, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Diabetes, Diabetic neuropathy, Non healing wounds, Tinnitus, Drug resistant epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and cerebral degeneration.
Do you treat cancerpatients with Cytotron?
Yes, we treat cancer patients in Sibia Medical Centre.
Osteoarthritis - Key points
Degenerative joint disorder causing loss of articular cartilage, new bone formation (osteophytes) and capsular fibrosis.
Mean age of onset: Fifth decade of life.
More common in women - Female:Male = 3:1).
More common in weight bearing joints (lumbar spine, hip and knee joints).
Causes pain, swelling, grating sensation and deformity.
Healthy life style, diet, exercise and weight reduction reduces rate of progress of disease.