Department of Radiodiagnosis

  • Introduction of Department
  • Vision
  • Facilities of Department
  • Courses

Introduction

Department of Radio-Diagnosis is functioning since the inception of college, in the earlier years the department used to function in the Zonal Hospital, Dharmshala, with the scarcity of the space and infrastructure, still computed tomography and sonography facilities were available. The hospital shifted to the campus build in Tanda in 2007-08 and began providing routine as well as emergency radiology services i.e. USG, color Doppler, CT, MRI, interventional image guided procedure, X-rays and fluoroscopic are being provided to the public. The department is situated in the ground floor of treatment block of the hospital. Almost all the present day imaging modalities are available in the department. We have been doing almost all image guided interventional radiological procedures in the department. We started with the DNB Radio-Diagnosis course in 2002 with two students which gradually increased to six students being admitted at present in addition we are running MD Radio-Diagnosis (recognized) admitting five student per year. We are also running B.Sc. radiology courses in the department admitting 10 students per year. We are also training the MBBS student in the radiology as per latest MCI teaching module giving them requisite exposure in USG, CT and MRI.

We have been carrying out research work in the department and publishing the research work in the journals of national and international repute. We are exposing the faculty and residents to the various CMEs throughout country and also been organizing conferences and training programmers in the institute itself. We are growing leap and bound as a department and trying our best to keep pace with the ever growing field of radiology. All this is possible due to continuous and sustained efforts of previous Heads of the Department; Dr. NK Kaushik, Dr. DS Dhiman, Dr. SL Sharma, Dr, Asha Negi and Dr. RG Sood.

Vision

Vision 

Vision of the Department of Radiology, Dr RPGMC Tanda is to be one of the best Departments in the country in providing timely, cost-efficient, and high quality Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy services for a diverse Patient population. Our Department will also play a major and vital role in the education of Patients, Trainees, Healthcare providers, Healthcare Administrators conveying the important and critical function that Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy serves in improving the outcomes and advancing the care of Patients.  In addition, our Department will continue to make significant contributions to the discovery of innovative Imaging technologies and Image-guided therapy that make a difference for the enhancement of Healthcare delivery.  Our Department will learn from, build on and respect the past, be active and aggressive in improving the present, but look to the future, and rather than asking “why," we will ask “why not."

 

Mission

The Mission of the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Dr RPGMC Kangra at Tanda is to provide compassionate, caring, and high quality Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy services to improve the quality of life for our Patients and their families. Our leadership role in the scientific advancement of Medical Imaging and Image-Guided therapy services in a cost-efficient, less invasive and safe manner, while educating our referring Physicians, Physicians-in-training, medical students, allied health professionals remains critical to our Mission.  Our Research and Scholarly activities will continue to generate innovative solutions and new knowledge that makes a difference for Patient care and the future of Healthcare.


Strategic Goals

Immediate goals is recognition of MD degree recognised by the MCI
   For this equipment requirement is:
    1. Biplane DSA System.
    2. One Fluoro digital System.
    3. Two digital mobile X-ray Machines
 
Patient Care

•         To be recognized as offering the highest quality subspecialty Medical Imaging services and best value in our region and nationally, comparable to or better than any well-respected Medical Imaging Healthcare organization
•         To add significant value to Patient care and the overall Healthcare system and to effectively manage imaging resources
•         To provide Patients the best possible clinical care, using Medical Imaging technology and Image-guided therapy, in a caring, safe, high quality, cost-efficient, and timely manner
    To provide organ-based, sub-specialized, and world-class consultations for Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy services for Patients, referring Physicians, the Healthcare providers
•         To provide Patients and referring Physicians access to our services via traditional on-site referrals, over-reading of films obtained at outside facilities, and tele-radiology 
•         To educate Patients, referring Physicians, Hospital Administrators  and improve their understanding of both the hazards and benefits of Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy
•         To communicate with Patients, referring Physicians other Healthcare providers  the best and most cost-effective Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy for Patient specific questions being addressed
•         To provide the data and protocols to optimize the implementation and use of new technology
•         To develop and meet metrics for timely Patient access to Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy
•         To establish an infrastructure to support efforts for continuous quality improvement and patient care quality and safety initiatives by identifying and validating quantitative measures for objective outcomes assessment and comparisons to best practice models
•         To lead and serve on Departmental, Institutional, Community, National, and International Medical organizations on clinical initiatives
•         To be Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally recognized as an outstanding clinical Department
•         To create an infrastructure to support effective and efficient clinical activities
•         To develop and implement focused outcomes measures for clinical activities and initiatives
•         To establish a forum for frequent and effective Divisional and intra-Departmental communications around clinical activities and initiatives

 

Education

•         To educate medical students, residents, fellows, instructors, researchers, faculty and allied health professionals in the field of Imaging and Image-guided therapeutic services by employing opportunities provided in the clinical care arena, multidisciplinary teaching and case review conferences, didactic lectures, informal sessions, and research seminars so trainees and Healthcare professionals can develop a broad foundation of knowledge upon which to base their future careers
•         To lead and serve on Departmental, Institutional, Community, National, and International Medical organizations educational initiatives
•         To be Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally recognized as an outstanding teaching Department
•         To be available and provide the necessary educational information to Hospital Administrators
•         To develop and implement outcomes measures for educational efforts
•         To create an infrastructure to support effective and efficient educational activities
•         To establish a forum for frequent and effective Divisional and intra-Departmental communications around educational initiatives
•         To develop and support efforts to promote Faculty development and mentoring
•         To develop and implement educational curricula with focused and objective outcomes measures

 

Research

•         To discover new medical knowledge and synthesize and refine existing medical knowledge to improve the clinical practice of Imaging and Image-guided therapy for the Healthcare system
•         To support the advancement of the Imaging sciences and Image-guided, minimally invasive therapy and technologies through basic and clinical research in an effort to minimize Patient morbidity and costs, improve the quality of Patient care, and enhance the quality of life for our Patients
•         To lead and serve on Departmental, Institutional, Community, National, and International Medical organizations on research initiatives
•         To be Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally recognized as an outstanding Department for Imaging research and scholarly activity
•         To be available to and participate with Funding organizations and Legislators involved with providing support for research activities
•         To create an infrastructure to support effective and efficient  research and scholarly activities;
•         To develop and implement outcomes measures for research and scholarly initiatives
•         To establish a forum for frequent and effective Divisional and intra-Departmental communications around research and scholarly initiatives.
 

Facilities

The Department is one of the best equipped department in the institute. Following images modalities are available:


•    X-Ray
•    Image Intensifier
•    Ultrasongraphy
•    Color Doppler
•    Mammography
•    16 sliceCT
•    1.5 Tesla MRI
•    DSA Installed under department of Radio-Diagnosis installed in Department of Cardiology.

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Dr. Vikrant Kanwar
  1. MBBS
  2. PGDHA
  3. MHA(PGI ,Chandigarh)
Assistant Professor and Head drkanwarvikrant@gmail.com 05.03.19(designated) 19.10.19(Regular)

Won  Skoch –Order of Merit Award for effective Implementation of Ayushman Bharat in 2019

2 Dr. K S Mehta

MD (DVL)

Professor and Head drkaranindermehta@gmail.com 05-02-2007
3 Dr. Vikram Mahajan

MD (DVL)

Professor vkm1@rediifmail.com 05-12-2019

IADVL Best teacher award 2019

4 Dr. P S Chauhan

MD (DVL)

Assistant Professor pushpinderschauhan@yahoo.co.in 11-03-2008
5 Dr. Sudarshan Kumar

MBBS, MD

Professor and Head sudarshan58@rediffmail.com 26.06.1999

Senior Residents

# Name Qualification Date of Joining
1 Dr. Alpana Kaistha

MBBS, MD

07-11-2019
2 Dr. Anita Sharma

MBBS, MD

06-11-2018
3 Dr. Anjana Badhan

MBBS, MD

13-11-2019
4 Dr. Bhanu Gupta

MBBS, MD

03-11-2018
5 Dr. Manoj Kumar

MBBS, MD

27-03-2017

Junior Residents

# Name Date of Joining
1 Dr. Niharika Dhattarwal 08-05-2017
2 Dr. Megha Sondhi 18-05-2017
3 Dr. Ashwani Rana 02-06-2017
4 Dr. Hitender Sharma 27-04-2018
5 Dr. Monika Chandel 02-05-2018

S.O.P's


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Teaching Roster


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Courses

  1. MBBS
  2. MD (Radiodiganosis)
  3. DNB (Radio Diagnosis)
  4. B.Sc. (Radio Diaganosis & Imaaging)

Labs

# Name Number of labs

Syllabus

Competency based under graduate curriculum


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Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)

Awards:

Best paper award at CUTICON-J&K 2018; Dr. Prabal, PG resident

2nd prize for paper award at CUTICON-J&K 2018; Dr. Bhumika, PG resident

Won first prize for Quiz at CUTICON-J&K 2018; Dr. Bhumika and Dr. Sanket, PG residents

Won second prize for Quiz at CUTICON-Pb, Chd & HP 2018; Dr. Bhumika and Dr. Sanket, PG residents

Won second prize for Poster presentation at CUTICON-Pb, Chd & HP 2018; Dr. Megha Sondhi, PG resident

Research Work:

Coinvestigator in ICMR based Tele ECG project

Coinvestigator in m-Health Survey project in H.P conducted by Apollo Telenetworking foundation

Associate Editor of Subhimalayan journal of health research

A study for quantitative estimation of serum vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, HbA1c and lipids in patients with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (Completed May, 2019).

Evaluation of cystatin-C and other renal parameters in patients of Diabetes Mellitus (Ongoing).

Publication List:

Telemedicine, Telehealth and m-Health: connecting the dots in healthcare delivery

Published article as coauthor titled Tele-ECG and 24-hour physician support over telephone for rural doctors can help early treatment of acute myocardial infarction in rural areas Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 07/2015; 22(3)

m-Health: A Critical Analysis of Awareness, Perception, and Attitude of Healthcare Among Providers in Himachal Pradesh, North India

Smartphone-based tele-electrocardiography support for primary care physicians reduces the pain-to-treatment time in acute coronary syndrome

24-Hour Tele-Electrocardiography Helpline For Rural Doctors Is A Game Changer In Resource Poor Settings

Books contribution:

Contributed a chapters titled (a) Emergence of Health insurance in india, in a book published by Elsevier publication

Written and published a self help book titled”Officers leaders like Qualities”OLLQ.....Available on Amazon

From Problem to solution in Hospital Administration-- Case studies

Ravinder Kaur, Rajinder Singh Yadav. Prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity and vitamin D insufficiency in patients with thyroid disorders. Indian Journal of Applied Research (2019) 41-43.

Dhaarna Wadhwa, Vikram K. Mahajan, Karaninder S. Mehta, Pushpinder S. Chauhan, Rajinder S. Yadav, Satya Bhushan, Vikas Sharma, Anuj Sharma, Aditi Sharma, Shailja Chauhan. Malondialdehyde, lipoprotein-a, lipoprotein ratios, comprehensive lipid tetrad index and atherogenic index as surrogate markers for cardiovascular disease in patients with psoriasis: a case–control study. Archives of Dermatological Research (2019) 311 (4): 287–297.

Trainings and Trainer:

Successfully completed the “Leadersship and management Programe”(LAMP)in Health Research through INCLEN INTERNATIONAL and Milinda Gates foundation

Trainer for Management ,financial and leadership training at State training institute level

Identified as TOT for Hospital Safety program of the SDMA

External Assesor for Quality assurance “Kayakalp program”

Trained in Disaster Management(member of a SAARC panel)

International:

Abhinav C, Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS. Angina bullosa haemorrhagica like lesions: a rare presentation of drug induced thrombocytopenia. Int J Dermatol 2015;54:819-22

Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Gupta M, Sharma R, Rawat R. Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis treated with topical amphotericin B in an immune suppressed patient. Medical Mycology Case Reports 2015; 7:23-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2015.01.002

Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS, Rawat R. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) and PPAR agonists: the 'future' in dermatology therapeutics? Arch Dermatol Res 2015;307:767-80. DOI. 10.1007/s00403-015-1571-1

Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Singh S. Nevoid acanthosis nigricans: a rare case with late onset. Our Dermatol Online 2015;6(3):337-8

Mahajan VK, Ranjan N. Patch: a skin lesion in need of definition. SKINmed 2015;13:171-2

National:

Abhinav C, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS. Allergic contact dermatitis from clotrimazole with cross-reaction to miconazole. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:80-2

Mahajan VK, Sharma V, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Raina R. Rothmund-Thomson syndrome with bronchiectasis: an uncommon phenotype? Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:190-2. F

Mahajan VK, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS, Sharma AL. Poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans: a distinct clinical entity? Indian J Dermatol 2015; 60:216

Mahajan VK, Khatri G, Singh R, Chauhan PS, Mehta KS. Bier spots: an uncommon cause of mottled skin. Indian Dermatol Online J 2015; 6:128-9

Chauhan V, Thakur S, Mahajan VK. Intractable pruritus caused by pigeon mite. Indian J Dermatol 2015;6:312-3

Monograms:

Mahajan VK. Occupational contact dermatitis: a study of occupational contact dermatitis among agriculture workers. Lamberts Academic Publishing, Berlin 2015

Mahajan VK. Dermatitis medicamentosa: Topical therapy and Contact dermatitis. Lamberts Academic Publishing, Berlin 2016

Mahajan VK. Psoriasis treatment: Non-biologic therapies. Lamberts Academic Publishing, Berlin 2016

Chapters:

Mahajan VK. Subcutaneous mycoses. In: Comprehensive approach to infections in dermatology. Singal A, Grover C (eds); 1st edn, New Delhi (India) Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. 2015 pp 116-157

Mahajan VK. Systemic mycoses. In: World Clin: Dermatol. Sarkar R, Desai RS (eds); 1st edn, Delhi (India) Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. 2016;3(1):80-109

Mahajan VK. Subcutaneous mycoses. In: World Clin: Dermatol. Sarkar R, Desai RS (eds); 1st edn, Delhi (India) Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. 2016;3(1):110-38

Other professional contributions:

Coordinated State level" Management Skill development training Programme" of Nursing staff at Dr.RPGMC,Tanda

Conducted a study on Evaluation of Awareness regarding Biomedical waste management”

Conducted a study on perception of Nurses regarding hospital bed utilisation

Conducted a study on waiting time in OPD of tertiary care institution”

Study on complaints received in tertiary care hospital

Departmental Activities

Hand Hygiene day

Vitiligo day

Psoriasis day

World AIDS day

COLS (Compression Only Life Support) Training to bystanders.

Events

Leprosy day

ISA Branch of HP Chapter to be inaugurated

8th HP Chapter of ISACON will be organised in 2020

Training of BAMS students of RGGPG Ayurvedic College, Paprola, District Kangra is proposed to be held in the month of April 2020

CME on HIV/AIDS in collaboration with AIDS Society of India