Experts hold workshop on MRI imaging of wrist, hip joints at PGI
HT Correspondent CHANDIGARH: On the second day of the musculoskeletal ultrasound and Mag n e t i c Resonance Imaging (MRI) workshop, doctors at the PostGraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, discussed ultrasound and MRI imaging of the wrist and hip joints.
The delegates were given hands-on training about the method of ultrasound examination of the joints of the body.
They were divided into groups and each of the delegates performed ultrasound under the vigil of the experts.
Prof F Kainberger from Medical University of Vienna, Austria, spoke about the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The importance of ultrasound in the follow-up of patients with rheumatoid arthritis was stressed. Another expert, Prof Peter Munk from the Vancouver General Hospital, Canada, discussed the need of MRI in the diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumors.
He also elaborated upon the utility of MRI in knowing the extent of the disease.
In the session on MR imaging of the hip, Dr Andrew Grainger from the University of Leeds, UK, delivered a lecture on imaging of sports' injuries of the hip region.
Speaking in this context, Prof N Khandelwal, head, department of radiodiagnosis opined that ultrasound is a non-invasive, economical, easily accessible and rapid means of evaluation of sports' injuries of the joints.