Special Correspondent

Department of Radiology of CMC organises CITCON 2010

More than 400 imaging technologists including staff and students participated

Conference included panel discussion on the theme - ‘The ICU patient'

VELLORE: More than 400 imaging technologists including the staff and students of hospitals, medical colleges and para-medical institutes from all over Tamil Nadu and neighbouring States participated in CITCON 2010, the First Imaging Technologists Conference organised by the Department of Radiology of the Christian Medical College here recently.

Emergency imaging, which is one of the most challenging aspects of imaging, covering trauma, physical and surgical emergencies as well as imaging of intensive care unit (ICU) patients, was the theme of the conference. Suresh David, Head, Emergency Department, CMC, A.P. Berry, Secretary, Allied Health Sciences, Christian Medical Association of India, New Delhi and Shiela Elangovan, Tutor, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai were the key speakers. The conference also included a unique panel discussion on the theme, ‘The ICU patient', which was done by experts from the Neuro ICU, Medical ICU and Surgical ICU, as well as senior radiologists and radiographers.

Pioneers of the Department of Radiology of the CMC, such as Patterson and Ida B. Scudder, who were instrumental in starting the department and taking it to great heights, were remembered on the occasion. Sridhar Gibikote, Head of the Department of Radiology, CMC who welcomed the gathering mentioned the significant contribution of long-serving supervisor Edwin Simon, who will be superannuating next month.

George Mathew, Principal, CMC, Asha Mary, Vice-Principal, CMC, Lionel Gnanaraj, Medical Superintendent, CMC Hospital, George Joseph, Deputy Director, CMC Hospital, Edwin Simon, chief supervisor and coordinator of the Continuing Medical Education programme and Gunasekaran, organising secretary spoke. The conference is the first of its kind since the inception of the department in 1954, according to Roshan S. Livingstone, Assistant Professor, Imaging Physics, Department of Radiology, CMC.