NIRAMAI hosted a Continuing Medical Education seminar as part of the launch of NIRAMAI Thermal Mammography at ISHA diagnostics on Wednesday, 21st March 2018.
The seminar that saw the participation of gynaecologists/healthcare professionals across North Bangalore with sessions on latest development in the field of women health delivered by experts.
Dr. Balakrishna Shetty, Chief of Radiology, ISHA Diagnostics and Vice Chancellor, Siddhartha University, officially announced the availability of NIRAMAI solution at Isha Diagnostics. Niramai solution was so far available at ISHA for its patients free of cost, and both organizations have been working together to prepare for this launch. NIRAMAI test is now available at ISHA as a part of their regular diagnostic test offerings and preventive health packages.
Dr. Shylaja, a Senior Radiologist at ISHA Diagnostics then gave an overview of the four key breast imaging methods used for breast cancer screening – namely mammography, sonomammography, MRI and thermography. She also shared her experience and observations of evaluating NIRAMAI test with her peer group. “I screened 20 women as part of NIRMAI’s Women’s Day Celebrations at ISHA to convince myself with the NIRAMAI technology. NIRAMAI Thermal Mammography results had a fairly good correlation with sonomammography. Only lesions which had high thermal index were picked up. The cysts that were not picked up were very benign. I wouldn’t have even bothered about them”, she mentioned. “So, it is really very useful.”
The CME also saw participation by Karnataka Cancer Society which has been a long-time partner of NIRAMAI. “Earlier, we
were only doing clinical breast (CBE) examination in our screening camps till NIRAMAI approached us with Thermal Mammography. Our association with them has been very good. Over the past 6 months, they have conducted over 25 camps and screened more than 750 women,” said Mr. Suresh, Vice President of Karnataka Cancer Society.
“The portability of NIRAMAI Thermal Mammography makes it very useful in rural areas, especially for women who cannot afford regular breast cancer screening. Hats off to the team for their unwavering dedication,” he added.
The seminar also included a talk by Dr. Girish on “Pre-eclampsia and FGR screening” that was very well-received by the participating doctors.
NIRAMAI’s CME seminar at ISHA received an overwhelmingly positive response. The team is looking forward to working with the participating doctors in enabling better healthcare access to Breast Cancer patients.