Pune: Clinical topics like Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) were discussed during a workshop on NeuroImaging at Jehangir Hospital.
fMRI measures metabolic changes that occur within the brain. It can be used to examine brains anatomy, determine parts of the brain handling critical functions, evaluate effects of strokes, etc. fMRI may detect abnormalities within the brain that cannot be found with other imaging techniques.
A functional MRI is used to plan chemotherapy in cancer patients and also for the after effect. It is of significant help in patients of seizures, Alzheimer’s, etc. Dr Vachha Behroze from Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York (USA) is among a handful of radiologists who does fMRI. She spoke about ‘fMRI- Principles, application and pitfalls’.
Dr Abhimanyu Kelkar, Neuroradiology, discussed about cerebral sinus thrombosis imaging, which is seen in day-to-day practice, predominantly in youngsters with headaches. He also spoke about its mimics and its variants. Dr NR Ichaporia, Neurologist, spoke about the ‘Imaging: Clinical Management of Multiple Sclerosis’. He spoke about how to scan brain and spine in MRI and how the management of multiple sclerosis is excellent and has achieved fruitful results due to fMRI.
Dr Devarathi Kurjekar, Fellow Neuroradiology, took up case studies in Jehangir MRI Centre, which were difficult and missed at other places. This CME was done to pave way for new radiologists and clinicians to take up neuroradiology as a career.