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Padmashree Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Inaugurates “MRI Abdomen – Update” - the First Ever in India, Organized by Yashoda Hospitals

Hyderabad, June 30: Yashoda Group of Hospitals, in association with IRIA (Indian Radiological and Imaging Association) – AP Chapter, has conducted a unique one-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on MRI Abdomen - Update at the Hotel Manasarovar “The Fern” at Chiraan Fort Club, Hyderabad. 

The programme was inaugurated and presided over by noted personality in the medical fraternity Padmashree Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao as the chief guest. Dr. G.S. Rao, Managing Director, Yashoda Group of Hospitals and Dr. Anand Abkari, President, IRIA – AP State Chapterarethe Guests of Honour. The programme is the first of its kind in India, conducted solely on MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) evaluation on the disorders of the abdomen. The conference, open to all the doctors across India, was attended by a large number of doctors. 

MRI Abdomen-Update will highlight the importance and uniqueness of MRI in imaging the abdomen, as compared to CT scan and Ultrasound that are more commonly performed as initial screening modalities. 

In the current era of increased health awareness, MRI, which is an imaging modality with no radiation exposure, has proven to be the best, showing many of abdominal and pelvic abnormalities with great precision and detail. This helps doctors in making a specific diagnosis and giving accurate treatment. Till date, MRI is the only imaging modality that best demonstrates the tiny ductal anatomy in liver and pancreas very precisely thereby helping in making an accurate and pinpoint diagnosis. 

Reputed and experienced International and National faculty were invited to deliver lectures in this CME. Dr. Sanjaya Viswamitra from University Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock USA was the Programme Director. He delivered a lecture on diffuse liver disorders. He has vast experience in imaging abdominal and pelvic diseases.

Dr. Vijayabhaskar Nori, an experienced and senior radiologist from Hyderabad, was the coordinator of the programme.  He delivered a lecture on focal liver disorders and imaging of ductal systems of liver and pancreas (MRCP). 

Speaking on the occasion Dr. G.S. Rao, Managing Director, Yashoda Group of Hospitals, who is also the Guest of Honour to the programme said, “This initiative is part of our mission to bring the latest in medical science and research. At Yashoda, we aim to deliver comprehensive health services with quality care at affordable costs. We have been consistently providing value to our patients through ethical medical practices and sustained investments in research & technology to meet the challenges of the future. The workshop reflect our commitment and efforts to take healthcare to its next level”

Dr. R, Chandrasekhar, Radiologist and Chief Operating Officer, Yashoda Hospitals said, “This CME is one of its kind in the country and is being attended by a large number of doctors across the country. MRI is one of the most advanced diagnostic equipment and is safe as it is free of radiation”.

Dr. P. Lalitha Reddy, Organizing Secretary to the programme and Vice President of IRIA who was also present said, “This conference will be of great value and a significant learning experience for all doctors, especially radiologists, medical and surgical gastroenterologists”.

Other eminent faculty to the programme included Dr.Shalini Thapar, Professor, Institute of Liver & Biliary Diseases (ILBS), Delhi, Dr. L. T. Kishore, HOD Radiology, Continental Hospitals, Dr.M.Chalapathi Rao, HOD, Department of Radiology, KIMS, Dr. Vital, Consultant Radiologist, Yashoda Hospitals, Dr.Karthik Kuppusamy, Director MRI, India & South Asia, GE Healthcare, Dr. Sunitha Lingareddy, Director & Chief Radiologist, Lucid Diagnostics, Dr.M.Chalapathi Rao, HOD, Department of Radiology KIMS Dr.M.Chalapathi Rao, HOD, Department of Radiology, KIMS, Dr.P.Lalitha Reddy, Consultant Radiologist, Yashoda Hospitals, Dr.Sapna Marda, Yashoda Hospitals, Dr.Srikala, Consultant Radiologist, KIMS, Dr.Anjani, Consultant Radiologist, Yashoda Hospitals, Dr.Krishna Mohan, Consultant Radiologist, Vijaya Diagnostics, Dr. Rajini, Consultant Radiologist, Yashoda Hospitals, Dr.Eshwar Chandra, Chief Radiologist, Kamineni Hospitals, Dr.Jyotsna, Professor, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. Dr. Uma, Consultant Radiologist, CARE Hospitals, Dr.Srinivas Raju, Consultant Radiologist, Continental Hospitals.