GUWAHATI, June 26 - A day-long CME was held at the Department Of Radiology, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital on June 23 on advanced ultrasonic application in foetal imaging, a press release received here stated.
A day prior to CME, two high-end ultrasonography machines were installed at the Department of Radiology, GMCH, for inutero foetal imaging (diagnostic imaging of foetus in mother�s womb) and for other advanced ultrasonic imaging of patients.
The Director of Medical Education Dr Anup Barman, who was the chief guest of the inaugural session praised the efforts of the Radiology Department, GMCH for arranging the CME-cum-workshop for postgraduate students of the north-eastern region and North Bengal. He dedicated the services of the high-end Ultrasonography units to patient care.
Principal Prof AK Adhikary inaugurated the CME and dedicated the CME and hands-on workshop for skill development of post graduate students of Gauhati Medical College, Assam Medical College, Silchar Medical College, Govt Medical College, Tripura, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri and also students from Arunachal Pradesh. Nearly 110 participants attended the CME and hands-on workshop.
Prof Dr BK Duara, Professor & HoD, Radiology described the efforts of the Radiology Department to make it a skill development hub for students of Radiology. He introduced the resource persons Prof Prem Kumar, Prof & HoD, Radiology, AIIMS, Patna; Dr Pranav Kr Santhalia, faculty, AIIMS, Patna; Prof C Daniela, NEIGRIHMS, Prof Meena Kumari, RIMS, Imphal; Prof A Bhattacharjee, GMCH.
Prof Prem Kumar dealt in details on foetal growth restrictions, which is the main cause of perinatal infant mortality. Hence skill development in ultrasonic diagnosis of growth restrictions is important for radiologists.
Prof Dr BK Duara dealt in details about the PC-PNDT Act and its relevance for radiologists. Dr Pranav Kumar Santhalia of AIIMS dealt elaborately with intrauterine foetal anomaly diagnosis with ultrasonography.
Prof Prem Kumar, Prof A Bhattacharjee, GMCH, Dr Pranav Kr Santhalia, AIIMS, Prof BK Duara conducted hands-on workshop. The sponsors Samsung India Electronics was highly praised for their assistance in holding the academic programme and for installing the high-end machines within a short period. They have been requested for upkeeping the services of the machines by maintaining 98% uptime in patient care. The CME ended with the valedictory session conducted by Prof Prem Kumar and Prof BK Duara.