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Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurgaon, Asia’s leading quaternary care hospital, kicked off its second, three-day symposium on ‘Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging’ today. The conference brings together renowned international experts to deliberate upon the latest developments in radiology and imaging techniques, with special focus on neuro, musculoskeletal and body conditions. International speakers at the conference include Dr John C. Gore, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Dr Ponnada A. Narayana, Professor of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, University of Texas (USA), Dr Ron Shnier, Associate Professor, Macquarie School of Medicine (Australia) among others.

The symposium, inaugurated by Dr John C. Gore, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA, will focus on technologies that are enhancing the diagnosis of diseases as diverse as cancer, strokes, neurological, bone and joint conditions. Topics include; advanced imaging techniques in MSK, advanced imaging in neuro infections, current status of 7T in Brain, newer contrast mechanism, advancements in breast imaging, among others. Together with lectures by prominent speakers, the symposium will also feature hands-on sessions to teach participants advanced MR techniques as applied to neurology, musculoskeletal systems and body imaging.

Dr R K Gupta, Director and HOD, Radiology, FMRI, said, “Cutting-edge techniques have been emerging across the world to improve our understanding of the human body and India has kept abreast with the latest technology in this field over the last few years. Take the example of whole body MR imaging with m-Dixon and DWIBS that FMRI offers. This path-breaking technique is transforming cancer treatment by helping the diagnosis of the disease in its infancy, much before the physical symptoms has manifested themselves and the disease has reached an advanced uncontrolled state.”

The symposium will showcase state-of-the-art radiology and imagining technologies at FMRI which includes the Digital Broadband MRI, 256 Slice CT Scanner, Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Perfusion Imaging, MR Spectroscopy, Digital Mammography, Non-invasive measurement of Intracranial Pressure, etc.

Dr Dilpreet Brar, Regional Director, FMRI, said, “Advancements in MR imaging are helping doctors reach more accurate diagnosis than ever before, enhancing the clinical outcomes. This symposium will provide a fertile ground for radiology experts to share knowledge about different developments and train participants in technologies of the future.”

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