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Is Thiruvananthapuram India’s breast cancer capital?

Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram has become the country’s breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population, said doctors while speaking at the Kerala Chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) Conference here last week.

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AIIMS surgeon performs ‘first of its kind’ knee operation | New guidelines to educate doctors on medical ethics

Dr Rajesh Malhotra, head of the orthopaedics department at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Friday claimed to have performed a first of its kind surgery, aimed at addressing osteoarthritis by operating only on the inside compartment of a knee.

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Kerala radiologists call for cautious approach in paediatric imaging

Thiruvananthapuram: As the world celebrates the 120th anniversary of the discovery of the X-Rays by W C Roentgen, the Kerala chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) has called for a cautious approach in paediatric imaging.

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Radiologists up in arms against rule that curbs their diagnostic practice

New Delhi: The amended Rule 3 of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act has increased the ultrasound charges and created an artificial scarcity of radiologists in Punjab and some other states, with radiologists up in arms to quash the rule that has imposed restrictions on their diagnostic practice.

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Maharashtra Medical Council pulls up doctors for violating rules

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), as a measure of inculcating discipline, has suspended licenses of 10 doctors for violation of rules governing pre-natal sex determination. In the same exercise, it has also served notices to 21 doctors for violating the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) code on self-advertisement.

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Rajasthan government asks Centre to amend PNDT Act to differentiate minor offences

Jaipur: The state government has written a letter to the Centre seeking amendments in the pre-conception, pre-natal and diagnostic techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, especially to differentiate between minor and serious violations of the Act.

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Has the PCPNDT Act become a source of harassment for doctors?

Chandigarh: A lot has been said about the PCPNDT Act. The Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994, was introduced to curb the prevalent practice of prenatal child sex determination, which has plagued India for as long as one can recall. The act has been amended from time to time, keeping in mind the emerging technologies, which help in determining the sex of the child. But the question arises, has the PCPNDT Act become a tool in the hands of unscrupulous authorities to harass radiologists and gynaecologists to extort money from them?

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Radiology in India is blossoming, it’s growing at a rapid pace

I encourage everyone to become an entrepreneur because if a radiologist or a doctor can become entrepreneur he would, I feel, be much more humane in his approach, as compared to a businessman doing the same because a businessman’s pleasure is in making money, our pleasure is in diagnosis, treating or curing, that gives us more pleasure than the money that we can get out of it. This will also help in improving the standard of health care across the country.

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‘Heart disease set to spike in India, especially in the south’

New Delhi: India is set to witness a spike in deaths due to heart diseases, far exceeding that of China, with more and more younger people falling victim and a large percentage of patients coming from south India, said an expert.

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IRIA 2013

The 66th annual conference of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA 2013) will be organised by the Madhya Pradesh state chapter of IRIA in Indore on January 4-7, 2013.

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