The 10th annual conference of the Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology (ISPR) concluded on Sunday at the Bhargava Auditorium, PGIMER. During the course of the day there were lectures and symposia on pediatric emergency and chest imaging. The importance of doing chest X-rays for diagnosing chest infections was stressed. It was stated that CT scans may be used only in select cases for problem solving.
Dr Manohar Shroff from Toronto, Canada spoke about the imaging approach to diagnosis of encephalopathy in the pediatric age group using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiologists should be aware of the different stages of brain development while evaluating MR scans as brain images of newborns are very different from those of adults.
There was a session on pediatric radiology films wherein the experts interacted with the training fellows and discussed approaches to imaging. Prof N Khandelwal, Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis was elected President Elect of the Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology. Other elected office bearers include Dr Akshay K Saxena and Dr Kushaljit Singh Sodhi.