PGI set to introduce paediatric radiology course from next year
Owing to the lack of specialists, many times exposure to radiation even for clinical purposes can lead to leukaemia and other cancers at a later stage in children, said Dr N Khandelwal, head, department of Radio-diagnosis, PGIMER, during a press conference here on Friday. He added that at PGIMER, on an average 80 children, below the age of 12 years, visit the department for CT scans done every week. “Paediatric radiology is a novel sub-specialty in the field of radiology for diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children. It is important to remember that children are not miniature adults and their ailments are different from grown up individuals. It is also very pertinent to keep the radiation dose during the imaging to as low as possible in order to reduce the risk of radiation to the paediatric patient population,” Dr Khandelwal said.
The improvement of imaging modality and other technical advancements have widened the diagnostic range for paediatric radiologists, he added.
Meanwhile, the department of Radio-diagnosis and Imaging, Post graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is organising the 10th annual conference of the Indian Society of Paediatric
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