Courses

The department of radiology and imaging , AARTHI SCANS PRIVATE LIMITED is pleased to announce the admission to Post doctoral Fellowship Programme affiliated to THE TAMILNADU Dr. M.G.R. Medical university.

Aim of the Course:

  • The fellow must acquire a working knowledge of the theoretical basis of the speciality, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and research.
  • The fellow must demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective patient-centered care and service to adverse population.
  • The Fellow is encouraged to complete a project and at least one publication during the Course.

Duration of the course: 6 months / 1 year

Knowledge and skills required for admission to the Course and Entry criteria:

  • MD / DNB in Radiology
  • Preference will be given to those who have worked in a teaching institute or tertiary centre.
  • Selection will be based on a screening test and Interview. Mode of selection will be online

Highlights of the fellowship

  • Access to 800 CT/MRI’s  per day
  • Rotation through major radiology subspecialties
  • Mentoring from subspeciality Leads through subspeciality draft-validate reporting, film-reading sessions, clinical case discussion.

MSK fellowship:

This is an intensive one year course which involves musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal radiology participation in ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopy guided procedures as well as performing and interpreting musculoskeletal CT, MRI, ultrasound and radiographic studies. There is a 40% component of non-musculoskeletal imaging work which must also be done during this fellowship to keep in touch with routine diagnostic activities.

Onco radiology fellowship:

This is an intensive one year course which involves oncological and non-oncological radiology participation in ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopy guided procedures as well as performing and interpreting oncological ct, MRI, ultrasound and PET CT studies. There is a 40% component of non-oncological imaging work which must also be done during this fellowship to keep in touch with routine diagnostic activities.

Fellowship Certification

  • Certification from THE TAMILNADU Dr. M.G.R. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
  • Certification will be based on following activities:
  • Maintenance of logbook
  • Preparation of subspeciality case capsules
  • Research publication
  • Presentation at state and national conference
  • Final assessment

Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging

  • Qualification: MD / DNB (Radiology)
  • Number of seats: 2
  • Course Duration: 6 Months / 1 year
  • Course Fee: Rs. 1,00,000 (Rupees one lakh only)
  • Stipend: Rs 50000 / per month
  • Training timings: 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM
  • Location: Chennai | Hyderabad | Bangalore
  • Attendance requirement for exam: 90%
Last date for submitting Application Entrance test and interview Course commences on
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Email: aarthi@aarthiscans.com

Contact:
Dr. Aarthi Govindarajan
Chief Radiologist & Director
aarthi@aarthiscans.com | 9940022447

The Fellow will have a rotation in the following areas:

  • MSK Radiographs
  • Musculoskeletal CT
  • Musculoskeletal MRI

Responsibilities

  • Protocoling, monitoring and interpreting CT and MR imaging studie sunder senior faculty supervision.
  • Effectively communicating study results by timely signing of reports and appropriate direct communication to physicians.
  • Complete at least one original research project as principal author with the purpose of preparation of a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Present academic work at local, national or international scientific meetings
  • Teach diagnostic radiology residents as well as residents from other clinical services and medical students

Syllabus

Knowledge and skills to be acquired by the students on completion of the Course:

The fellow will be equipped to independently Report X- ray ,CT and MRI of bone and joints

1.     Basics of musculoskeletal cross sectional imaging

Available cross-sectional imaging modalities and appropriate indications Anatomy of musculoskeletal tissues

2.     Imaging of pathology of joints

SHOULDER

  • Tendon tears, degeneration and dislocation Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator interval abnormalities Shoulder instability
  • SLAP
  • Arthritis

ELBOW

  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle and tendon injuries
  • Joint pathology
  • Nerve related pathologies

WRIST & HAND

  • Ligament & TFCC injury
  • Tendon Pathology
  • Carpal tunnel & nerve related
  • Osseous abnormalities & Instability Impaction syndromes
  • Occult Fractures.
  • Physal Injuries.
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Congenital Osseous Lesions.
  • Arthritis

HIP

  • Fractures
  • Vascular Abnormalities of Bone Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis)
  • Idiopathic Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip (Transient Painful Bone Marrow Edema)
  • Evulsion injuries
  • Muscle, tendon & ligament pathologies
  • Labral injuries
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Sciatic Nerve pathologies

KNEE

  • Fractures
  • Meniscal & Ligament pathologies
  • Posteromedial & Posterolateral corner injuries
  • Evulsion injuries
  • Infectious / Inflammatory diseases
  • Vascular pathologies
  • Post op knee

ANKLE & FOOT

  • Fractures
  • Ligament & Tendon injuries
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Nerve related injuries & pathologies
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Osteonecrosis of the foot and ankle
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Foreign Bodies

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT

  • Normal anatomy
  • Internal derangement

3.     Imaging in trauma

  •  Acute Osseous Trauma
  • Impaction injuries
  • Radiographically Occult Fracture
  • Evulsion injuries
  • Insufficiency fractures
  • Fatigue fractures
  • Post-traumatic Osteolysis
  • Avulsion Fractures

4.     Imaging of focal lesions of bone and soft tissue

  • Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Post treatment evaluation of tumors

5.     Marrow pathology imaging

  • Normal marrow anatomy and function Marrow pathology
  • Post chemotherapy & radiation marrow changes
  • Miscellaneous Marrow Diseases

6.     Spine imaging

  • Degenerative disease
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Post- operative imaging Infections Neoplasms
  • Trauma
  • Vascular pathologies

7.     Imaging of peripheral nerves and plexus

  • Principles of nerve imaging
  • Normal imaging anatomy Pathologies of brachial plexus Pathologies of lumbosacral plexus
  • Pathologies of peripheral nerves of upper and lower limb

8.     Arthritis imaging

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis Gout
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Hemophilia
  • Amyloid Tumors
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

9.     Wholebody MRI

Basic Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

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Fellowship in Obstetric Ultrasound

  • Qualification: MD / DNB / DMRD (Radiology)
  • Number of seats: 2
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Course Fee: Rs. 1,00,000 (Rupees one lakh only)
  • Stipend: Rs 50000 / per month
  • Training timings: 8.00 AM to 6.00PM
  • Location: Chennai
  • Attendance requirement for exam: 90%
Last date for submitting Application Entrance test and interview Course commences on
- - -
Email: aarthi@aarthiscans.com

Contact:
Dr. Aarthi Govindarajan
Chief Radiologist & Director
aarthi@aarthiscans.com | 9940022447

Special features:

  • Hands on training sessions of obstetric ultrasounds
  • One to one exclusive mentor guidance in reporting
  • Lectures
  • Periodic assessment of performance
  • Article publications

Responsibilities

  • Elaborating History taking and inform the patient about the procedure.
  • Determine and follow the checklist and protocols for all scanning procedures.
  • Maintenance of logbook, poster and oral presentations in conferences.

Syllabus

  • First trimester ultrasound
  • Nuchal translucency scan
  • TIFFA scan
  • Growth scans
  • Obstetric Doppler
  • Fetal echo
  • Knowledge and skills to be acquired by the students on completion of the course
  • To be confident in performing obstetric scans.
  • Diagnosis of fetal anomalies and further management.
  • To be familiar with the fetal cardiac abnormalities.

Basic Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

Recommended list of Text books & Journals

Fellowship in Onco radiology – Diagnostic

  • Qualification: MD / DNB (Radiology)
  • Number of seats: 2
  • Course Duration: 6 months / 1 year
  • Course Fee: Rs. 1,00,000 (Rupees one lakh only)
  • Stipend: Rs 50000 / per month
  • Training timings: 8.00 AM to 6.00PM
  • Location: Chennai | Hyderabad | Bangalore
  • Attendance requirement for exam: 90%
Last date for submitting Application Entrance test and interview Course commences on
- - -
Email: aarthi@aarthiscans.com

Contact:
Dr. Aarthi Govindarajan
Chief Radiologist & Director
aarthi@aarthiscans.com | 9940022447

The Fellow will have a rotation in the following areas:

  • USG
  • CT
  • MRI
  • PETCT

Responsibilities

  • Inform the patient about the entire procedure and administration of radiopharmaceutical
  • Determine and organize the appropriate tests and protocols
  • Adapt the protocols to the needs and condition of the patient.
  • Interpretation of the results according to the clinical information.
  • During postings he has to maintain log book, poster presentation, oral presentation in conferences and publish one paper in indexed journals.

Syllabus

A sound understanding of the basis of oncological imaging including:

  • The embryology, anatomy and pathophysiology of the major tumour-bearing organs.
  • The various tumour staging methods used for each major organ
  • Lymph node station and routes of lymph node spread from primary tumours.
  • Anatomical routes for the spread of common tumours.
  • The pathological processes of malignant disease.
  • Local, national and where appropriate, international imaging guidelines.
  • Methods of analyzing tumour response.

General oncological radiology

  • Expertise in plain radiographic assessment for staging and follow-up of tumours.
  • Knowledge of the indications for referral for cross-sectional imaging based on the plain film findings.
  • Expertise in recommending the most appropriate investigation.

CT

  • Detailed knowledge of tumour types appropriate for CT staging and follow-up
  • Detailed knowledge of the appropriate techniques for the examination and the assessment of different common cancers.
  • Knowledge of patterns of disease spread for common tumour types on CT which will lead to greater diagnostic accuracy and more appropriately tailored examinations.
  • Knowledge of the advantages of new developments in CT such as multi-helical techniques in cancer management, eg. Three-dimensional imaging, multi-planar reformatting.
  • Expertise in biopsy techniques with a particular relevance to cancer, such as retroperitoneal biopsy and pelvic side wall biopsy
  • Knowledge of requirements for CT planning in radiotherapy and the importance of diagnostic input.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Knowledge of the indications for MRI for staging, follow-up and reassessment of patients at the time of suspected relapse.
  • Knowledge of basic MRI techniques, findings and pitfalls in the diagnosis of those cancers frequently referred for imaging, eg. Pelvic cancers, head and neck cancer.
  • MR USG fusion technology for Brain Tumours and other malignancy.
  • Knowledge of the advances in MRI, which are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

USG

  • Knowledge of the indications for US examinations in cancer patients and the relationship of US to CT / MRI / Nuclear Medicine for lesion detection, eg. Liver metastases.
  • Knowledge of advances in US imaging and techniques that have an application to cancer.

Nuclear Medicine

  • Understanding of the complementary role of plain radiography, MRI and CT to nuclear medicine in the evaluation of an equivocal diagnosis of metastases.
  • Detailed knowledge of indications for functional imaging techniques and expertise in image interpretation, eg. Thyroid cancer imaging.
  • Knowledge of advances in nuclear medicine, including positron emission tomography (PET/CT PET). A basic knowledge of the technique is required. Knowledge of the current and evolving indications for referral for PET / SPECT.

Basic Competencies

Core knowledge

  • Knowledge of oncological pathology and clinical practice relevant to clinical radiology.
  • Familiarity with tumour staging nomenclature.
  • Familiarity with the application of US, radionuclide investigations, CT and MRI, angiography and interventional techniques in oncological staging, and monitoring the response of tumours to therapy.
  • Familiarity with the radiological manifestations of complications which may occur in tumour management.

Core Skills

  • Reporting plain radiographs performed to assess tumours
  • Performing and reporting US, CT, MRI and radionuclide investigations in oncological staging and monitoring the response of tumours to therapy.
  • Performing image-guided biopsy of masses under US and CT guidance.
  • Tumour Ablation Therapy.

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