Saturday 30 August 2014

PGI Holds 1st Annual Conference of the Society for Emergency Radiology

By 1 2 1 News Reporter

Chandigarh 30th August:-- The 1st Annual Conference of the Society for Emergency Radiology being held at PGIMER, Chandigarh from 29th – 31th August 2014 entired its second day today.  The theme of the day's lectures was to evolve guidelines for the imaging of acute abdominal emergencies like obstruction or blockage of the gut, swelling of the pancreas and gallbladder and emergencies related to the genitourinary and gynecological system. This was in sync with the aims and objectives of the Society for Emergency Radiology. 'Developing guidelines and protocols will be beneficial for speedy and economic patient care', commented Prof. N.Khandelwal, President of the Society and Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis at PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Dr. Christine Menias, Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA delivered a talk on obstruction of the gut. The role of the latest state-of-the-art multidetector CT technology in diagnosing the level and cause of bowel obstruction was discussed in detail. In morbidly obese patients who are significantly overweight, gastric bypass or a surgical technique may be done to reduce the size of the stomach and bypass its contents distally into the gut. This technique is being routinely practiced in the West and has now been adopted by the surgeons at PGIMER as well. Dr.Christine spoke about the imaging features and the complications of this procedure that occur over a period of time.

Prof. Raju Sharma, department of Radiodiagnosis, AIIMS, New Delhi delivered a talk on the evolution of imaging of the acute abdomen. Prof. Sunil Kumar, department of Radiology, SGPGI, Lucknow spoke about the causes of bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. The imaging features of these pathologies and their management protocols were also discussed.

A new system titled 'e-icu' was also on display in the trade exhibition section today. Using this system, an intensive care unit (ICU) specialist can monitor 40 to 50 patients from a distant command centre and help the onsite care unit to take relevant actions in real time. This will be useful in providing critical care at primary healthcare level with monitoring done from a distant tertiary healthcare centre.

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