By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th November:- The 4thAnnual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI) was inaugurated today by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family welfare, Government of India. Prof. KLN Rao, Acting Director, PGI, Chandigarh presided over the function.
Anupriya Patel in her speech highlighted the increasing incidence of the breast cancer and related deaths in India due to lack of awareness regarding the breast screening examinations and presentation in the advanced stages. She praised the “Asha Jyoti: Women’s Health Care Mobile Outreach Program” started by the department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGI, Chandigarh in 2012 under the guidance of Prof. N. Khandelwal.
In his inaugural address, Prof. N. Khandelwal, Chairman, Organizing Committee stressed upon the various challenges related to the early diagnosis of breast cancer and other breast diseases including the large volume of the patients, inadequate imaging facilities and lack of availability of trained dedicated radiologists in the field of breast imaging.
Dr. Smriti Hari, Secretary of BISI presented the annual report of the society mentioning about the various CMEs and workshops conducted during the last one year to promote uniformity and quality of the Breast imaging in India.
There were sessions on the imaging of the breast at the mammography level and various image guided interventions in breast disorders. Dr. Michael Linver, who holds the chair position in BIRADS ultrasound subcommittee, American College of Radiology and is the director of mammography, X-Ray associates of New Mexico talked about basic challenges which are faced by radiologists in their day-to-day reporting in mammography and how to tackle them. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Professor of Radiology, Vice-Chair of Development, University of Virginia, delivered a lecture on the “Art of Triangulation” in the breast lesions for their correct localization in mammography.
A two hour session was dedicated to image guided breast interventions which included Ultrasound guided core biopsy, Stereotactic breast biopsy and MRI Guided interventions. This was followed by hands on workshops for the delegates for these interventions in the evening.