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Traditional start: Governor R.S. Gavai inaugurating the 13 {+t} {+h} annual conference of the Indian Society of Neuroradiology in the city on Thursday. – Photo: S. Mahinsha
Traditional start: Governor R.S. Gavai inaugurating the 13 {+t} {+h} annual conference of the Indian Society of Neuroradiology in the city on Thursday. – Photo: S. Mahinsha

Advances in radiological imaging technology and interventional radiology for minimally invasive treatment procedures have taken medicine to a new level, Governor R.S. Gavai has said.

He was inaugurating the 13 {+t} {+h} annual conference of the Indian Society of Neuroradiology (ISNR), organised jointly by the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine here on Thursday.

The past two decades had seen so much advances in imaging technologies that highly specialised areas of imageology like neuroradiology had come into vogue, SCTIMST director K. Radhakrishnan said. Specialisation had touched a level wherein doctors were “learning more and more about less and less,” he pointed out.

However, the downside was that all these technological advancements had made medical treatment more expensive and unaffordable to people, Dr. Radhakrishnan said.

Electricity Minister A.K. Balan said the advances in neuroradiology were helping doctors save more lives. He also mentioned how the advanced neuroimaging and treatment procedures and the expertise of the doctors at SCTIMST had saved his son's life.

The Governor also released the conference's souvenir on the occasion.

ISNR president Chidambaranathan presided over the function. Those who spoke on the occasion included Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Principal Ramdas Pisharody, SCTIMST dean J.M. Tharakan, and ISNR representatives A.K. Gupta and T.R. Kapilamoorthy.

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