Musculoskeletal Society launched

Three decades ago the branch of radiology was the least sought after, but the advancement of medical science and invention of medical equipment have changed the dynamics.

Today, radiology is the most sought-after branch in medical PG study. The very fact that private colleges charge the highest capitation fee, stands testimony to its demand, said the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences Director L. Narendranath.

He was delivering the inaugural address at the two-day Inaugural National Conference on Musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnosis, organised by the Musculoskeletal Society of India, here on Saturday. Incidentally, the conference also served as the formal launch of the society in India.

Dr. Narendranath pointed out that though technology in radiology had improved it is it yet to reach the stage of affordability, keeping the concept of better patient care in mind. The director of NIMS said that to bring down the cost of medical care, interaction between radiologists and industry was a must.

Elaborating on it, he said that there was no doubt that research was a costly affair, but refining a product does not cost much. And to develop a refined product, the interaction was necessary, he said. He also pointed out that dialogue between clinician and radiologist was also important for better patient care.

President of Musculoskeletal Society Kakarla Subbarao in his address said that during these days of sub-specialities, it was essential that young radiologists be dedicated and committed to musculoskeletal radiology.

He informed the gathering that MSK radiology was playing an important role and the young people should be perfectionists.

The organising president of the conference, G.V. Mohan Prasad informed that over 650 senior practitioners and budding radiologists pan India were attending the conference.

He also added that senior professionals from India and abroad will be delivering lecturers at the two-day conference.

MSK Society Secretary Dr. Mahesh Prakash, organising secretary of the conference V.N. Vara Prasad and IRA president Rajesh Kapoor also spoke at the inaugural session.

An exhibition of 250 rare X-ray sheets, lifetime collection of Dr. Kakarla was on display at the venue.

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