King opens Khalid Shoman Nuclear Medicine
Department at cancer centre
His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday inaugurated the Khalid Shoman
Nuclear Medicine Department at the King Hussein Cancer Centre
(KHCC), equipped with an early cancer detection device.
PET/CT scanner, donated by the late Khalid Shoman's family, is
the first of its kind in Jordan and is one of the most important
tools in the early detection and diagnosis of cancer.
PET/CT is a combination of PET and CT scanner, which gives the
added advantages of a full three-dimensional view of an organ,
giving maximum diagnostic accuracy. It is the only imaging technique
that can distinguish between a benign and a malignant tumour.
appreciation of the Shoman family's donation, King Abdullah bestowed
the Al Hussein Decoration for Distinguished Contribution of the
First Degree upon Suha Shoman, widow of the late Khalid Shoman.
Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the board of trustees of
the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), thanked the King for
his support, which, she said, enables it to sustain the KHCC's
mission in providing state-of-the-art care to an increasing number
of patients from Jordan and the Middle East.
“Suha, Omar and Aysha Shoman's dedication and support for
the KHCC will contribute to saving the lives of hundreds of patients,”
said Princess Ghida.
Suha Shoman called on all those with the means to support the
centre to do so.
“Everybody who is capable of supporting the centre should
make a donation so it can continue with its mission,” she
told The Jordan Times.
KHCC Director General Mahmoud Sarhan said this donation sets an
example for others to follow,
calling on the private sector to support the centre's activities.