Call to Reduce Radiation Exposure of Children

Published: 14th September 2014 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2014 06:11 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: The focus of the 12th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology (ISPR) held at the Christian Medical College (CMC) on Friday, was to ensure reduction to radiation exposure of children through new technologies.

Dr Harshad Shad, the president of the society, in his address, pointed out that clinical pediatricians have been made associate members of ISPR as their active participation in all activities of ISPR is important.

CMC director Dr. Sunil Thomas Chandy in his speech, said that the science of pediatrics and child health requires a different dosage of radiation and drugs. The need for exposing children to drastically reduced radiation levels has assumed importance even as the new branch of pediatric radiology was developing with a new thrust. He also predicted that pediatric radiology would compete with adult sciences in radiology in future.

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena, secretary of ISPR, said that ISPR had conducted 11 annual conferences and seven mid-term continuing medical education programmes since its inception in 2003. Dr. Mukund Dattatray Rahalkar, consultant radiologist, Sahayadri Specialty Hospital, Pune delivered the Dr. MVK Shetty Oration, while Sridhar Gibikote, Professor of Radiology, CMC, Vellore and Organising Secretary of the ISPR 2014 delivered the Dr. Arcot Gajraj Oration. The conference included scientific sessions covering topics including techniques, abdominal imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, and advanced imaging techniques, neuroradiology, congenital abnormalities, neonatal and emergency imaging, and oncology imaging.

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