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In keeping with our founder’s vision of providing quality healthcare and education free to one and all, the radiology departments of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences Prashanthi Nilayam and Bangalore have been organizing CME programs since Nov, 2009 on various radiological sub specialities under the aegis of SACRED (Sri Sathya Sai Academy of Radiology EDucation). Till date we have conducted 16 such CMEs.

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Note: KMC credits will be awarded for this conference.

Please find below information regarding the scientific programme and registration.


Organizing committee

Chief Patron: Dr. Swarna Bharadwaj, Director, SSSIHMS, Whitefield

Chairman: Dr. Sanjaya Viswamitra, HOD, Radiology, SSSIHMS, Whitefield


Dr. Sunitha P, Consultant,Radiology, SSSIHMS, Whitefield

Dr. Pushpa B.T, Jr. Consultant, Radiology, SSSIHMS, Whitefield

Dr. Vinay Hegde, Jr. Consultant, Radiology, SSSIHMS, Whitefield


D.V Chandrasekhar, Sr. Manager, Radiology, SSSIHMS, Whitefield

Course Highlights and objectives:
  1. The 3-day course will cover advanced MR Imaging of all systems of the body.
  1. The faculty include internationally renowned radiologists  from US, UK and India.
  1. The sessions will cover essential and advanced topics through didactic lectures, case-based discussions and problem-solving approach to cases.


Primarily targeted  at technologists and  1st and 2nd year residents who are new to MRI. The lectures will cover basic physics and MR interpretation.

Registration is separate for pre-conference. The form is available on the site.

Note: No diet charges. There is no lunch provided at the end of the session.

3-day conference:

  1. Targeted at final year residents and practicing radiologists who wish to specialize in MRI.
  1. No Registration fee for the entire course.
  1. Diet charges of Rs. 1000/- for entire 3 days will be charged. This includes morning and afternoon tea and  lunch every day.
  1. Accommodation to be arranged by the delegates.

Scientific Program

Pre-conference: MRI Physics             Thursday, 06-Aug-2015

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM        MRI Physics – Practical Applications of MRI Physics –  Dr. Sanjaya Viswamitra

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM        Tea break


Day – 1 : Neuro Imaging                     Friday, 07-Aug-2015

08:30 – 09:00    Inauguration

09:00 – 09:30    Clinical applications of DTI – Dr. Amarnath

09:30 – 10:00    Clinical applications of MRS –  Dr. Ajay Garg

10:00 – 10:30    Cranial nerve imaging and approach to localise the cranial nerve pathologies – Dr. Amarnath

10:30 – 10:45    TEA

10:45 – 11:15    Carcinoma of tongue – Pre and post-op imaging – Dr. Saugata Sen

11:15 – 12:00    Imaging of dysmyelination and in-born errors of metabolism – Dr. Chandrajit Prasad

12:00 – 12:30    Advanced Imaging: Perfusion –  Dr. Ajay Garg

12:30 – 13:00    Seizure imaging in children: Protocols and problems faced in reporting – Dr. Rajesh Kannan

13:00 – 14:00    LUNCH

14:00 – 14:30    Complex basal ganglia pathologies in clinical practice – Dr. Sharath Kumar G G

14:30 – 15:00    White matter diseases in adults: What not to be missed? – Dr. Rajesh Kannan

15:00 – 15:30    Intraventricular pathologies: Dilemma-  arising OR invading ventricles? – Dr. Sunitha P

15:30 – 15:45    TEA

15:45 – 16:30    Application of advanced MR sequences in relevent brain tumors-How better can be your differentials    and reporting – Dr. Ajay Garg

16:30 – 17:00    Supratentorial brain pathologies – Dr. Sunitha Kumaran

17:00 – 17:30    Infratentorial brain pathologies – Dr. Vinay Hegde


Day – 2 : Body Imaging                   Saturday, 08-Aug-2015

09:00 – 09:30    Update on BIRADS – MRI descriptors – Dr. Maheshwaran S.

09:30 – 10:00    Cystic lesions of pancreas  –  Dr. Saugata Sen

10:00 – 10:30    Paraduodenal and autoimmune pancreatitis – Dr. Kedar Chintapalli

10:30 – 10:45    TEA

10:45 – 11:15    Multiparametric Imaging of the prostate cancer – Dr. Raj Paspulati

11:15 – 11:45    Case-based discussion – Prostatic cancer – Dr. Raj Paspulati

11:45 – 12:15    MRI in placental abnormalities –  Dr. Kedar Chintapalli

12:15 – 12:40    MRI in Penile cancer – Dr. Saugata Sen

12:40 – 13:00    MRI contrast in liver imaging – Dr. Saugata Sen

13:00 – 14:00    LUNCH

14:00 – 14:30    LIRADS – Dr. Raj Paspulati

14:30 – 15:00    Challenges in staging and treatment of high rectal cancer – Dr. Raj Paspulati

15:00 – 15:30    My approach in imaging of complex peri-anal fistulas – Dr. Bagyam R.

15:30 – 15:45    TEA

15:45 – 16:15    DWI in Gynecological malignancies – Dr. Saugata Sen

16:15 – 16:45    PET-MR applications in Abdomen and Pelvis – Dr. Raj Paspulati

16:45 – 17:15    Difficult cases on my workstation – MRI in post-chemo and radiotherapy complications – Dr. Bagyam R.

17:15 – 17:45    50 must-know cardiac cases – Dr. Srikanth Sola


Day – 3 : Muscoloskeletal  Imaging                     Sunday, 09-Aug-2015

08:30 – 09:00    Radiographic patterns of bone avulsion around knee joint — what to expect in MRI?- Dr. Pushpa B.T

09:00 – 10:00    Small problems – Fingers, toes, AC joints … – Dr. Muthukumar T

10:00 – 10:30    Paediatric non-traumatic MSK emergencies –  Dr. Maheshwaran S.

10:30 – 10:45    TEA

10:45 – 11:30    Marrow disorders — Advanced MRI Imaging  – Dr. Avneesh Chhabra

11:30 – 12:15    Metal artifact reduction in MRI with clinical examples – Dr. Aditya Daftary

12:15 – 13:00    Kinematics in CT and MRI  –  Dr. Avneesh Chhabra

13:00 – 14:00    LUNCH

14:00 – 14:30    Post-surgical knee MRI – What to expect and how to interpret? – Dr. Aditya

14:30 – 15:00    Intervention in backache – How to approach different pathologies? – Dr. Muthukumar T.

15:00 – 15:30    Imaging in Post-op spine – Dr. Muthukumar T.

15:30 – 15:45    TEA

15:45 – 16:15    Non-infectious lesions of soft tissues – Dr. Avneesh Chhabra

16:15 – 16:45    MR Neurography  – Dr. Avneesh Chhabra

16:45 – 17:30    Case Discussion –  Large joints – Dr. Maheshwaran S. / Dr. Sanjaya

17:30 – Closing Remarks

Conference Faculty

International faculty:

  1. Dr. Maheshwaran S.,Croydon Univ. Hospital, London,UK
  2. Dr. Kedar Chintapalli, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  3. Dr. Raj Paspulati, Case Western Univ.,Clevelan, Ohio, USA
  4. Dr. Muthukumar T.,RNOH, Stanmore. London, UK
  5. Dr. Avneesh Chhabra,UT Southwestern Medical Center,Tx,USA

National faculty:

  1. Dr. Amarnath,Stanley Medical College Hospial,Chennai, Tamilnadu.
  2. Dr. Ajay Garg, AIIMS,New Delhi.
  3. Dr. Saugata Sen, Tata Cancer Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  4. Dr. Rajesh Kannan, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala.
  5. Dr. Bagyam Raghavan, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai.
  6. Dr. Aditya Daftary, Innovision Imaging, Mumbai
  7. Dr. Chandrajit Prasad, Consultant, NIMHANS,Bangaluru, Karnataka.
  8. Dr. Sharath Kumar G G, Consultant,Interventional Neuroradiologist, Apollo Specialty, B
  9. Dr. Srikanth Sola,SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bangaluru, Karnataka.
  10. Dr. Sanjaya Viswamitra,SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bangaluru,Karnataka.
  11. Dr. Sunitha P. Kumaran,SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bangaluru, Karnataka.
  12. Dr. Pushpa B.T, SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bangaluru, Karnataka.
  13. Dr. Vinay Hegde, SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bangaluru, Karnataka.

Registration - CLOSED

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED on Sat, 27-Jun-2015 and LATE REGISTRATIONS closed on 17-Jul-2015 for the 3-day conference ( Please donot do online transfers / take DDs after this date. Email for any info.)

NOTE: You can continue to register for pre-conference. There are no diet charges for preconference.

  1. Register online:

Register for Pre-conference


For assistance, contact:

Mr. D.V Chandrasekhar

Mob: 9448172384  Email:

Call for e-posters

Call for e-posters:

  1. Participants can submit e-posters for the conference.
  1. Please download the guidelines for submission of abstracts and posters below.

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  1. Last date for submission of abstracts:  25-Jun-2015




Given below is useful information on reaching the conference venue, Hotel accommodation availability around the venue.

  1. Participation Confirmation:

Your participation will be confirmed within a week of registration after confirmation of receipt of all details.


  1. Reaching the Venue:

Whitefield is on the outskirts of Bangalore, and is considered one of the best industrial area in south India. It is also the home of the Sri Sathya Sai Super Specialty Hospital, which is near ITPL, the International Technology Park, where most of the innovative computer companies are located.

a) Travel to Whitefield

Please note that there are two Sathya sai hospitals in Whitefield. Make sure you confirm with the taxi and bus drivers that it is the Super speciality hospital near ITPL / Big Bazaar and NOT the Sathya Sai General Hospital.

From New International Airport: The exit from the new airport goes either to National Highway 7 or to Bangalore, where an exit to Whitefield may be taken. Whitefield would be reached in about an hour, maybe less (Assuming no traffic).

Volvo air-conditioned public transport service BIAS (Bangalore International Airport Service) is available from the Airport to ITPL / Sri Sathya Sai Hospital

Bangalore Taxi Pickup: Meru taxi services are available outside the airport. Airport drop to Whitefield is currently approximately Rs 900.

From Majestic (Railway station and Bus stand):

Direct buses to Sri Sathya Sai Superspeciality hospital are available from Platform No. 17 at the city bus stand.Volvo air-conditioned public transport service will cost a little over  Rs 75/-.

From Whitefield Railway station:

Those getting down at Whitefield Railway station should go the Kadugodi bus stand adjacent to the Railway station. Direct buses to the hospital are available every 15 mins.

From K.R Puram Railway station:

Those getting down at K.R Puram Railway station can come to the main road and take any bus towards hopefarm / ITPL and get down at BIG BAZAR,. From the junction, it is a 5 minute walk to the hospital.

b) To the Venue:

After reaching the hospital, come to Gate No.1. You will be guided to the venue (Ground floor – Central dome conference hall) from there by our staff.


3) Accommodation

Accommodation needs to be arranged by the delegates. A list of all the hotels around the venue is below:

Budget hotels :


Value hotels:


 Luxury hotels:



4) Attn: Outstation delegates

In the event you reach the venue earlier, you may come to the hospital anytime after 6:30 AM on the day of the conference.


In case you have any queries or need help, send them by email to

We hope you will have a wonderful educational treat!