FEB 2020, VOL 35
President : Dr. Deepak Patkar
Secretary General : Dr. Rajeev Singh
Editorial Board Dr. Ramesh S. Shenoy, Dr. Atin Kumar
Dr. Judy Mary Kurian
IRIA 2020 National
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Editors message Dr. Ramesh S. Shenoy, Dr. Atin Kumar
Academic activities / announcements, as well as reports / photographs of all radiology programs, will be included in the
newsletter. These need not be IRIA programs. The announcements, reports & photographs may be sent to
[email protected] & [email protected] All the academics programs has to be for radiologists only.
For sending the reports for the newsletter,
1. The reports should be in MS Word format only.
2. Photos should be in jpeg format separately as attachments (maximum 5 photos).
3. All other formats will not be included in the newsletter
1 Samrakshan : Tirupur- 16 Feb 2020
2 Samrakshan : Jabalpur - 22/23 Feb 2020
3 Samrakshan : Odisha - 22/23 Feb 2020
4 Radimage : Kerala - 28/29 Mar 2020
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Dear Esteemed Members,
It gives me a great pleasure to communicate you through the February 2020 issue of the
e-Newsletter of IRIA. I am glad to see that Dr. Ramesh S. Shenoy and Dr. Atin Kumar Editors of
the e-Newsletter has done wonderful job in designing and brining of the monthly e-Newsletter.
As you are aware that our association is growing day by day and so are the activities of the
association. Therefore, apart from News Bulletin, a monthly e-Newsletter of IRIA has been
started by IRIA HQ giving the information of various activities of the association at national and
state chapter level to the members.
At the outset, I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your kind support for electing me to the highest post of this
prestigious association. I express my sincere gratitude to all the members.
We have started the year 2020 with 73rd Annual Conference of IRIA which was successfully organized at Mahatama
Mandir Convention Centre, Gandhi Nagar. I would like to congratulate Team IRIA 2020 under the leadership of Dr.
Harshad Shah, Dr. Asutosh Dave, Dr. Hemant Patel and Dr. Ankur Shah and their entire team for organising this
wonderful conference for our radiology fraternity.
We have planned that “Outreach Programs” will reach to the district and town level, as it was done last year.
As you are aware that the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association is fighting a turf battle for the benefit of its
members and the case is in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. I would like to advise all our members to abstain from
training the non-radiologists.
I am glad to inform you that after the overwhelming success of Sono Summit 2019, IRIA shall organize Sono Summit 2020
from 16th to 19th July, 2020 at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur. As you are aware that Sono Summit is a unique conference which
focuses exclusively on Sonography. It is the largest conference of its kind in the country, which is organized by IRIA.
Workshops and Live Demonstrations will be the highlight of the delibration. be World-renowned faculties will provide
the participants the best exposure and expertise. I urge all the members to attend this conference in large numbers.
Any valuable inputs for the betterment of the association are welcome.
Long live IRIA!
Dr. Deepak Patkar
I am glad to address the members through February 2020 issue of the e-Newsletter of IRIA.
At the outset, I congratulate the entire organizing team of 73rd Annual Conference of IRIA 2020 for
organizing a mega conference at Mahatama Mandir Convention Centre, Gandhi Nagar. I immensely
thank Dr. Harshad Shah & Dr. Dinesh Patel, Organizing Chairmen; Dr. Asutosh Dave, Organizing
Secretary & Dr. Hemant Patel, President IRIA 2019 and Organizing Secretary; Dr. Ankur Shah,
Chairman of Scientific Committee and their entire team for organizing a very successful conference
at an excellent venue.
The Indian Radiological Association was founded in the year 1931 and it was registered as a society on 30th March, 1937. I
am happy to inform you that more and more Radiologists are becoming members of our Association. The total
membership strength as on today has crossed 17300 members. The strength of any organization is active participation of
I am glad to inform you that Sono Summit 2020 shall be organized by IRIA from 16th to 19th July, 2020 at Birla
Auditorium, Jaipur. As you are ware that Sono Summit is a unique conference which focusses exclusively on Sonography.
It is the largest conference of its kind in the country, which is organized by IRIA. The Workshop and Live Demo will be at
forefront. It will be guided by world -renowned faculties which will give the participants the best exposure and expertise.
You are cordially invited to attend this conference in large number. You are requested to click the following link to open
the web page of Sono Summit 2020 and register for this conference. http://event.doxbay.com/e/10/sonosummit
Please register for the Sono Summit 2020 at the earliest at reduced early bird registration fee.
You are also requested to disseminate information of Sono Summit 2020 to your colleagues / friends in your state / UT
chapter through emails / WhatsApp / phone calls etc. so that maximum members can attend this important academic
event of IRIA. I am sure that members will get a great learning experience along with warm hospitality and greatest
knowledge sharing platform during this event.
As per constitution, each state chapter must conduct their annual election from December to March of every year and
inform the Central Office, IRIA by 30th April along with the proceedings of the Election, failing which the State Chapter
would be debarred from the membership of the Central Council of IRIA. All the state chapters are requested to do the
needful in time.
Two IRIA Resident Education Programs (IREP) funded by IRIA shall be conducted by ICRI in year 2020 exclusively for the
Residents. Four IRIA funded CME programs shall also be conducted by ICRI in the year 2020.
I am happy to inform that IRIA provides International Travel Fellowship Grants to its members, young Radiologists in
particular. 100% of shortest Economy class air-fare, upto max Rs 25,000/- is given to six persons each for attending RSNA,
ECR, ICR, AOCR, KCR, CCR whose paper / posters are accepted. I request all members to apply for the same if attending
any of these international conferences in the year 2020.
Members are requested to download it by searching IRIA National App at Google play store (android), App store (ios). The
username is your email id given to IRIA and welcome is the password.
I request the members to feel free to contact me on any issue pertaining to the association.
Long Live IRIA!
Dr. Rajeev Singh
Secretary General, IRIA
IRIA 2020 National Conference
The 73rd Annual Conference of Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (IRIA) was organized by the Gujarat state
chapter of IRIA on 23 - 26 January, 2020 at Mahatama Mandir Convention Centre, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. The conference
was attended by nearly 2800 delegates including faculty, delegates, accompanying persons and trade delegates.
IRIA also organized first time ‘Asian Radiology Forum’ during this conference. All the Asian countries namely South
Korea, Japan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Oman, Singapore and Sri Lanka took part in Asian Radiology Forum.
The venue of the conference was state of the art Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre, Gadhinagar. IRIA is moving
towards its next era of achievement by organizing such a mega conference in an excellent venue. There were nine
scientific halls which covered all the sub-specialties. There was a large exhibition centre, wherein almost all the premier
Trade partners participated in the conference. This was followed by large food court. This time a selfie point was also
created so that delegates could take memories of the conference. The pre - conference business meetings were organized
at Gift City Club on 22nd January, 2020. This was an excellent venue for the business meetings apart from Hotel wherein
all the Central Council Members were accommodated.
The first day of the conference i.e. 23rd January 2020 was dedicated to the ‘Indian College of Radiology & Imaging’ (ICRI).
The highlights of this day were Awards & Orations followed by inaugural ceremony of ICRI. Dr. Abhijat Sheth, President
National Board of Examination was the Chief Guest while Dr. H S Ballal, Pro‐chancellor Manipal University and Dr. Ravi
Kant, Director, AIIMS Rishikesh were the Guest of Honour.
After the inaugural ceremony, there was Debate and Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence in Radiology, wherein
eminent faculty discussed AI in detail. Following this session, there was ‘Dr. S.K. Sharma Ultrasound session’ wherein
eminent faculty in Ultrasound give their lectures on Fetal Ultrasound. There was a dedicated session on Artificial
Intelligence. The scientific program for the ICRI day was concluded with Dr. Suren Kothari Film Reading session. It was
followed by the General Body Meeting of ICRI.
The inaugural function of 73rd Annual Conference was held in evening. Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of
Gujarat was the Chief Guest for the evening. Dr. Deepak Patkar was inducted as the President of IRIA for the year 2020.
Lifetime achievement award was conferred upon Dr. S.K. Bhargava and Dr. N. Kulasekaran during the inaugural
ceremony. This was followed by a gala dinner.
The second day of the conference i.e. 24th January, 2020 started with session on IRIA Awards and Orations. This was
followed by concurrent scientific sessions in eight different halls. The scientific program in different halls were focused on
sub -specialty training with emphasis on Neuro imaging, Ultrasound Colour Dopper Imaging, Breast Imaging, GIT
Imaging, Chest Imaging and MSK USG Workshop. There were dedicated halls for Asian Radiology Forum and Armed
Force Radiologists where separate sessions pertaining to the theme were carried out.
The annual General Body Meeting of the IRIA was held from 06.00 pm onwards in the in the main hall. The dinner was
kept in conference venue itself. All due proper care was taken by the organizing committee for the General Body
members including arrangements of Tea / Coffee along with cookies and snacks.
The scientific program continued on third day with eight halls running concurrently and imparting sub - specialty based
education and training on Head and Neck Imaging, Pediatric Imaging, European Radiology & Advance Imaging,
Women's Imaging / Pelvic Imaging, Hepatobiliary Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Fetal Radiology Workshop,
Radiology Mentorship Program And Must Learn, Fetal Radiology, Pediatric Imaging, MSK Imaging, Cardiac Imaging,
Onco-imaging, PC PNDT, Publications & Radiology Safety, Fetal Echo Workshop & Breast Workshop and Yuwa Aawaz.
The four day was focused on Fetal Imaging, Radiology & Life, Head and Neck Imaging, Neuroimaging, Conventional
Radiology, MSK Imaging, Small Parts Imaging, Colour Doppler and Ultrasound Elastrography Workshop, Adult echo
Workshop, Master class & Onco imaging, Cased Based Interactive Sessions Trauma & Emergency Radiology, GUT
Imaging & Interventional Radiology and Animal Imaging.
During the conference, 20 international faculty members, 28 Non-Resident Indian (NRI) faculty members and nearly 250
national faculty members delivered lectures.
IRIA 2020 National Conference
A “Run for Radiology” was organized in the early morning of 26th January at venue of the conference. This was followed
by Flag Hosting as it was the Republic Day of India. We conducted RAKSHA Program. On this occasion IRIA gifted school
bags to school going girls. Also ‘Chai par Charcha’ was organized for the first time wherein eminent Foreign / NRI faculties
interacted with young aspiring Radiologists.
Apart from its scientific contents, the conference organizers also took care of the accompanying persons. The spouse area
was located next to the Hall A and near food court. The two gala dinners were organized at beautiful venue Pramukh
Greens, Gandhi Nagar.
For the first time, IRIA Store was provided in front of Hall A, wherein members could collect ‘I Radiology’ and Logo of IRIA
printed T-Shirts, Mug and Cap were made available for sale for the delegates. The idea was to have sense of affection for
Radiology and memories of the conference.
Valedictory function was organized on the evening of last day of the conference.
We thank all the members of the Organizing Committee, Office Bearers of IRIA, IJRI, ICRI, Central Council Members and
members of Gujarat state chapter for their guidance, suggestion.
LONG LIVE IRIA!
Dr. Harshad Shah, Dr. Dinesh Patel, Dr. Mohanan K.
Organizing Chairmen of 73rd Annual Conference
Dr. Hemant Patel, Dr. Asutosh Dave, Dr. C. Amarnath, President IRIA 2019
Organizing Secretaries of 73rd Annual Conference
Dear IRIA Members,
It’s indeed a proud moment for YUWA IRIA that we got this opportunity to have a interview with our beloved National
President, Dr. Hemant Patel.
It’s a very candid interview where he talks about his journey in IRIA and also the various aspects of his life and career.
Please click this YouTube link to watch the whole interview:
Our sincere thanks to the YUWA IRIA team especially Dr. Gaurang and Dr. Divya and all the technical team for creating
Dr. Rajeev Singh, Secretary General, IRIA
Dr. L. Murali Krishna, National Coordinator, YUWA IRIA
Telangana State Chapter
3rd Radiological Anatomy & Physiology (RAP) course for residents was conducted under the auspices of TS Chapter of
IRIA on 3rd, 4th and 5th January 2020 at Krishna Institute
of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital auditorium, Secunderabad. Prof. Mandapal President and Dr. Sikandar General
Secretary TS Chapter are the Organising Chairman and Organizing Secretary. Dr. Kishore L.T was the Chief advisor. Dr.
Srikala Jwala and Dr. Aruna Karnawath were the program directors.
The inaugural programme Chief Guest was Dr. Sarangi Medical Superintendent KIMS Dr. Venkatramanna Acting
President, TS Chapter welcomed on behalf of President of IRIA TS Chapter. Dr. Sikandar General Secretary proposed vote
of thanks. A total of 163 delegates including faculty attended this course. Majority of them were from various states of
India and a total of 31 faculty were part of the program.
The conference covered Anatomy and Physiology of all the organs and relevance to all imaging modalities from
conventional Radiology, USG, Doppler, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear medicine PET - CT and Molecular imaging. Based on
the previous feedback provided and the recent exam questions, more emphasis was laid the on exam topics. MCQs were
included in all the talks.
Quiz on the lines of FRCR format was conducted by Dr. Abhishek Arora. Cash awards were given by IRIA to those who
stood 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the quiz, respectively. Dr. Anushuya from Stanley Medical College was the winner of the
Quiz, Dr. Deepti from Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences was the second winner and Dr. Krishnan J. S.
was the third winner.
The course was well appreciated by the students. Dr. Sikandar and all office bearers of TS IRIA coordinated for success of
Dr. Sikandar, General Secretary
Telangana State Chapter IRIA
Kerala State Chapter
The Journal of Fetal Radiology (an open access free journal) is an educational initiative of IRIA Kochi with the joint
support of KREST Kochi and AMMAERF that aims to provide Radiologists in India and other developing countries with
information that can be translated into routine clinical, diagnostic and public health systems to improve fetal and
perinatal care at all levels of healthcare.
The Journal’s audience includes all stakeholders in Fetal Radiology and perinatal/neonatal care including, but not limited
to Radiologists, Neonatologists, Perinatologists, Perinatal Epidemiologists, Public Health Practitioners, Pediatricians
and Pediatric subspecialists, Surgeons, Neonatal and Perinatal Nurses, Geneticists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Speech
and Hearing experts, Counsellors, Laboratory Medicine, Pathologists, Health Policy makers and Health Educationists.
The journal has a specific focus on reaching out to primary and secondary care physicians at the primary and secondary
level of health care.
The Journal of Fetal Radiology can be accessed online at http://fetalradiology.in and through the JFR app available for
download from the Google Play Store.
Sharing an update on Samrakshan outcome
192 Samrakshan Childbirth outcome forms received from 4 states: UP, MP, Kerala and TN
4 neonatal deaths: All 4 were stage 3 FGR, 3 of 4 had EFW centiles < 3 (early FGR), 1 had EFW 10 - 50 centiles (late
deterioration). All 4 were recommended steroids for lung maturation, CTG monitoring and urgent childbirth as early as
possible, All live born with GA at delivery 29, 30, 34 and 35.
Stillborn 1: Stage 3 FGR, EFW < 3, maternal PE (nulliparous, not known high risk of PE), examined at 31 GA weeks,
adequate liquor, recommended immediate delivery, delay of 24 - 36 hours from advice to childbirth, baby still born while
transferring mother to OT.
▪ No Maternal Mortality
▪ No neonatal mortality in SGA (n = 9, EFW 3 - 10 with normal Doppler study), GA at delivery for this group ranged from
32 to 39 weeks; one childbirth each at 32 and 33 weeks was due to deteriorating maternal condition (PE), if we exclude
those two cases, GA at childbirth mean 36. 43 weeks and mean Birth weight was 2471.43 grams. Low number of outcome
forms in this group, hence just sharing and this is not a definitive statement.
Samrakshan neonatal mortality rate (for now) is 4 neonatal deaths in 191 live births for whom outcomes forms are
available = 20.94 per 1000 live births
Samrakshan Perinatal mortality rate is 5 of 192 births = 26.04 per 1000 total births.
To compare, NFHS 4 reported neonatal mortality rate 30 per 1000 live births and perinatal mortality rate 36 per 1000
births. More recent reports pegged neonatal mortality rate at 25.4 per 1000 live births and will wait for the full NFHS 5
report for the latest.
The EFW 3 - 10 with normal Doppler is presented above as it differentiates SGA from true FGR, and SGA with normal
Doppler can be carried to term. Preliminary stages but we are seeing this is possible.
Getting more data in as trimester specific forms and especially child birth outcomes forms will help us provide more
robust practice changing information. Team Samrakshan thanks everyone who are submitting forms and hopes more
members will join the family.
Dr. Rijo Mathew
We are thankful for encouraging the breast outreach program to happen in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It was conducted
under your banner Indian College of Radiology and was organized by IRIA Uttarakhand Chapter. The event happened on
22nd Feb, 2020 at M. J. Residency Dehradun. The theme of the program was breast imaging and intervention. We were
fortunate to have Dr. Bijal Jankharia. IRIA Outreach Program Director as the key speaker. She delivered the lectures on
BIRADS lexicon and BIRADS Assessment Categories. She discussed interesting cases and had good interaction with the
house of 69 participants. Almost half of the attendees were post graduate students who were very much benefited. The
local speaker was Dr. Manju Saini, who talked about the benign breast diseases. We were fortunate to get accreditation
by Uttarakhand medical council of one credit hour for this program. Looking forward for such more programs in
future.Thanks and Regards Dr. Manju Saini Secretary, IRIA, Uttarakhand chapter
Samrakshan Programme at Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Samrakshan two day CME was conducted by Odisha Radiology & Imaging
Association on February 22nd, 23rd 2020, at DM Convention centre,
Bhubaneswar. The CME and workshop on Fetal Radiology and Samrakshan
were attended by 80 delegates. The state leadership of IRIA did an
exemplary effort to organise the event. Thanks to President Dr. M. V.
Kameshwar Rao Sir and Secretary Dr. Premraj Satpathy.
My sincere gratitude to Rao Sir, Premraj and Central Council members,
Dr. Basantha Manjari Swain Ma'am, Dr. Kamal Lochan Mohapatra,
Dr. Seshadev Panigrahi, Dr. Sheetal Kaur, who took their time off from their
busy schedule to receive us and to spend with us an evening of camaraderie,
friendship and fruitful discussions on how to take Samrakshan forward in
I must acknowledge that it was a great evening get together we had.The event was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Jayasree
Mohanthy, Dean and Professor Radiology, SCB Medical college, Cuttack along with me and Rao Sir.Thanks to the great
academics shared by Dr. Neelam Jain, Dr. Bavaharan, Dr. Praveen Nirmalan, Dr. Srinivas Shentar, Dr. Sanjeet Mishra and
Dr. Sheetal Kaur, the program was vibrant with discussions and enthusiasm to take forward the mission of Samrakshan
throughout Odisha. The success of the event was quite evident as the active discussions continued even during the tea
breaks. Medical college faculties and individual practitioners found Samrakshan a platform that can take Odisha Radiology
forward in the years to come.
Thanks once again to Dr. Rao Sir, Dr. Premraj Satpathy & Odisha Radiology.
Samrakshan Programme at Jabalpur, M.P.
Jabalpur conducted the Samrakshan CME program on February 23rd along with the 35th Annual state conference of MP
IRIA. This was the second CME on Samrakshan in MP after the Samrakshan inaugural CME at Indore in September.
The Samrakshan academics were presented by Dr. Lalit Sharma, Dr. Sudhir Ghokale and the workshops were done with
elegance by Dr. Raghav Aggarwal.
The panel discussion with Obstetricians, Neonatologists and Radiologists generated a lot of interest amongst the
delegates as the discussions were vibrant and had a strong connect to the ground realities each specialist encountered in
their day to day practice. The relevance of Samraksham screening for Preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction was amply
evident when the Gynec HOD of Jabalpur MH stated that they had 5 - 6 eclampsia cases every week which is quite an
alarming number that reflected the gravity of the situation.
The National President Dr. Deepak Patkar, IPP Dr. Hemant Patel, President - Elect Dr.C.Amarnath, Treasurer Dr. Pankaj
Sharma, M.P. IRIA State President Dr. Vijayakumar Verma, Dr. Arvind Jain, Dr. R. K. Sodani, Dr. O. P. Tiwari Dr. Rakesh
Mishra, Dr. Durgesh Rati, Dr. Santhosh Gandhi and Dr. Pankaj Yadav graced the occasion.
Dr. Pushparaj Bhatele had promised to organise the Samrakshan program at the time of Indore Samrakshan CME, though
he admitted his inability to comprehend fetal imaging as he doesn't practice it. My sincere gratitude to Dr. Pushparaj
Bhatele, for, he kept his word, true to a man of honour and commitment. His gesture proves that each and everyone,
though you are not into fetal radiology and imaging can contribute towards the noble cause of Samrakshan to reduce
perinatal mortality in India.
Dr. Rijo M. Choorakuttil