Ex­perts hold work­shop on MRI imag­ing of wrist, hip joints at PGI

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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.

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