Srinagar: A two-day Continued Medical Education (CME) program on Therapeutic Applications of Radioisotopes organized by the Department of Nuclear Medicine, SKIMS, in coordination with Society of Nuclear Medicine (Northern Chapter) began here Thursday.
Director SKIMS Dr. Showkat A. Zargar in his address congratulated the Department of Nuclear Medicine for organizing the event and lauded the HoD Dr. Shoukat H. Khan for strengthening the department which has significantly improved over the years.
Dr Zargar said he is optimistic that SKIMS will get PET–CT as efforts are on and funding options are being explored. He said dual head gamma camera was recently introduced in the department and assured further administrative support to the department. He said nuclear medicine has witnessed great shift over the years, and “with advancement in medical sciences, ‘molecular imaging help to visualize and even quantify the disease which is an evolutionary step in nuclear medicine.”
Dr. Uma Ravishankar, president Society of Nuclear Medicine (Northern Chapter) spoke on advantages of therapeutic isotopes which she said is an ideal choice with less side effects than chemo and radiation therapies.
Dean Academics SKIMS Dr. Gul Javid highlighted the academic endeavors of the department. Others who spoke on the occasion included organising chairman and HoD Nuclear Medicine Dr. Shoukat H. Khan. Organising Secretary Dr. Tanveer A. Rather presented vote of thanks
During the program various scientific papers on various topics such as thyroid cancers will be presented by leading experts attending the program.