Radiological Safety Workshop at PSGIMS&R

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research & PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore jointly organized   a two day workshop on “Radiological Safety and Imaging Techniques” recently. The honorable Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University, Prof. Dr. A. Ganapathi was the chief guest. The workshop was presided over by the Dean Prof. Dr. S. Ramalingam, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research & PSG Hospital. The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, on reviewing the workshop contents, designated this education activity for a maximum of 10 credit points.

The aim of the workshop was to offer training in radiation safety and Quality Assurance Testing and Installation survey, essential for ensuring the radiation safety of the patients, the staff and the public, in the imaging departments, without compromising on the diagnostic outcome. The faculty conducting the workshop has long teaching experience in this field and comprise scientist from the Atomic energy Regulatory Board, Chennai, practicing medical physicists from reputed cancer centres and teaching staff from Anna University and PSG Hospitals.

So far, PSG Hospitals have conducted 4 workshops for training the practicing staff (physicians, medical physicists and X-ray technologists) and the students of medical physics & X-ray technology. This is a continuing medical education series for training physicians working in imaging departments and for manpower development to test X-ray units in imaging departments for regulatory compliance.