Jamia Hamdard’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences organized a national level webinar in collaboration with the Department of Physiotherapy, Jaipur National University on the basic concepts of X-ray and MRI for the physiotherapy and occupational therapy professionals.
In the present scenario when the professions of occupational
therapy and physiotherapy are developing at a very fast pace, the importance of
understanding of their radiological procedures is on high demand.
“Not only, it’s
the rehabilitation professionals who should be able to determine which all
radiological modalities would be appropriate for a given condition, but also
the understanding and interpretation of the reports generated by a radiologist
is crucial at the same time”. Dr. Abhinav Jain, the resource
person for the webinar, was quoted saying during his interaction.
Dr. Abhinav Jain is a senior faculty in the department of
radio-diagnosis, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. With an
exposure to vast number of clinical cases on a daily basis which is backed by
an extensive experience in different health care settings, he conducted the
whole session in a very efficient manner, which was highly appreciated by the panellists,
Dr. Deepak Malhotra (PT) and Dr. Atul Singh (PT).
During the webinar he gave valuable insights on the various imaging
tools and how a systematic approach is essential for imaging. He practically
demonstrated that how one should analyze X-Rays and MRIs of different regions
of the body like head & spine, chest and various other joints. The interpretation
of the findings was also explained to the participants. Dr Abhinav emphasized
that it is imperative to keep in mind that the MR image depends upon the proton
content and behavior in a tissue.
The webinar got an unprecedented response from all the delegates
who attended the webinar both on the google meet platform and also on the live
streaming platform on YouTube. The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences got
more than 1300 registrations for the webinar before the registrations were
stopped, which included students and professionals from colleges offering
rehabilitation courses all over India. As per the analysis the webinar got a
total views of more than 1600 participants from all over the country.
The webinar was addressed
by the Head, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, Prof. Ona P
Desai. She emphasized the need of having webinars in topics of relevance to Physiotherapists
and Occupational Therapists. Dr Manju Chhugani, Dean, School of Nursing
Sciences and Allied Health, Jamia Hamdard encouraged the department to organize
such webinars and also the students for maximal participation. This was the
second webinar in the series that was organized to strengthen the diagnostic
skills of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy professionals.
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences acknowledges the positive
support of the University administration, who have always been supportive in all the initiatives taken by
the department. Both the Hon’ble VC, Professor Dr. Seyed Ehtesham Hasnainand the Hon’ble Pro VC, Dr. Ahmed
Kamal have encouraged organisation of such activities and Mr. Syed Saud Akhtar,
the Registrar of Jamia Hamdard who has been instrumental in administrative
clearances related to all such programs.
The webinar ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Nishat Quddus (PT) to the
keynote speaker for his engaging presentation, the panelists Dr. Deepak
Malhotra (PT) and Dr. Atul Singh, moderator, Dr. Nahid Khan (PT), members of the
organizing committee [Dr. Ruchi Nagar (OT), Dr. Sohrab A. Khan (PT), Dr. Prachi
Tiwari (PT), Dr Noor Mohammad (OT), Dr.
Sahar Zaidi (PT) and Dr. Swati Srivastava (OT)] for coordinating this webinar
as well as the participants for their enormous response. The department is
committed to organizing similar events to dissipate knowledge by collaborating
within and outside the University.