GBM 28th March 2021

Dear All,
Greetings from IRIA Kerala
As per constitution, each state chapter must conduct their annual election from December to March of every year and inform the Central Office, IRIA by 30th April along with the proceedings of the Election, failing which the State / UT chapter would be debarred from the membership of the Central Council of IRIA.
In view the safety and concerns of members due to COVID – 19, it may not be possible for the State / UT chapters of IRIA to conduct meetings and hold elections in mass gathering programs in time. Therefore, IRIA Headquarters has  decided to extend the last date of receipt of election results from the State/UT chapters at IRIA HQ for one month ie., from 30th April to 30th May 2021 due to unprecedented situation because of spread of COVID – 19 and necessary guidelines issued by State/Centre Govt. on this matter.
The online state executive committee meeting held on 21st February decided to conduct General Body Meeting on March 28th, 2021 at 2 pm in hybrid mode.
The venue of physical meeting restricted to 100 preregistered members are Jubilee Hall, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
1. Prayer
2. Welcome & Presidential Address.
3. Elections for the year 2021-22
4. Matter of purchase of Radiology equipments in Medical colleges for Non Radiology departments.
5. Vote of thanks
In accordance with the guidelines provided by National IRIA ,it was  decided that the matters related to e-voting and election process may be put up in the GBM of the state/UT chapter and take necessary decision to do the needful.
The guidelines from National IRIA on Elections are as follows:
As decided in the meeting, you are also requested to kindly observe the following guidelines:
• After calling nominations as per Rules and Bye Laws, if there is consensus and all posts are elected unopposed, then election process is complete, and the respective state chapter shall intimate the new elected office bearers to the IRIA HQ.
• If there is no consensus and election is to be held, then it can be held as per rules and bye laws of the state chapter and decision of the GBM of the state chapter.
• The posts which have been elected unopposed or already elected like President Elect, shall be allowed to take over as per bye laws 9(e) and 39(A).
• If no nominations are received for any post, then the current office bearers will continue till next communication from IRIA HQ in this unprecedented situation.
• If only few nominations are received for the posts, then the posts in which there are no nominations may be filled with the current office bearers till next communication from IRIA HQ. This is one time measure in unprecedented situation due to COVID-19.
• If there is no nomination for the post of President Elect, then the election of this post can be held in December in next election of the state chapter.
You are requested to mark the date and attend the GBM either physically or in  online mode.
The link to join GBM in online mode will be emailed to the members
Dr. Rijo Mathew
Secretary, IRIA Kerala.

Aug 2019 Monthly Meeting

Date: August 27TH,2019
Venue: IMA House, Conference Hall (3RD Floor), Cochin
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Presidential Address: Dr. M. R. Balachandran Nair  ( President, Cochin IRIA)
About the programme: Dr. Rajesh Kannan  ( Academic co – ordinator)
Case presentation: Dr. Rebin Bose, Dr. Sandeep Sojan  ( SR. MOSC)
Introduction to team Radiology (MOSC): Dr. Rajeev Anand ( Prof & HOD)
Scientific Session: 
Our subspeciality based studies
Neuro  & Vascular Interventions: Dr. Jijo Joseph (Asst. Prof.) Guide : Dr. Anand M . ( Associate prof.)
Female /Fetal imaging and Interventions: Dr. Durllav J Dutta (SR.) Guide : Dr. Anu Sarah Easo (Asst. prof.)
MSK / Body imaging and Non vascular Interventions: Dr Arun Prasad (SR.) Guide : Dr. Rajeev Anand . ( Prof & HOD)
Technical talk: Bayer pharmaceuticals.
Vote of thanks: Dr. Mariam Eapen (Prof.)
Organization matters: Dr. Amel Antony (Vice president, IRIA)
Conclusion Remarks: Dr. Rijo Mathew (Secretary, State IRIA)
Event organized by Department of Radio Diagnosis MOSC Medical College, Ernakulam
Supported by BAYER Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Rajesh Kannan
Academic co – ordinator
IRIA Kochi

Today’s IRIA Outreach Programme was an academic feast.

Today’s IRIA Outreach Programme was an academic feast.

A special thanks to Rajendran sir for his vision and determination, Vijayan sir and Rajesh sir for their ever-present encouragement and to the organisers of the event from Calicut Medical College, ably led by Rahul and Noufal.

We honestly hope that there will be more such programmes in the future. Well done.

IRIA Kochi’s initiative for the Stem Cell Registry

IRIA Kochi’s initiative for the Stem Cell Registry to help those who are in need of Stem Cell Transplantation was held on 7th July at IMA House Kochi. 30 Radiologists and IMA members registered & gave buccal smear sample for this noble cause. Dr. Amel Antony, National IRIA Vice President inaugurated the registration by giving his buccal smear for HLA typing.
Dr. M. R. Balachandran Nair, President IRIA Kochi & Mr Deepu of DATRI spoke on the occasion.


Central IRIA

IRIA Kerala Members in IRIA National Office

Dr. Prof. K. Mohanan: National President 2018
Dr. C. Kesavadas: Joint Secretary 2018
Dr. Rijo Mathew: National Fetal Radiology Coordinator & Career Assurance program 2018/Incharge Samrakshan 2019
Prof. Dr. M. R. Balachandran Nair: Trade committee 2018
Dr. Ramesh S. Shenoy: E-Newsletter Editor 2018 & Digital IRIA incharge/E-Newsletter Editor 2019


Dr. Amel Antony: Vice President 2019









Dr Bhavendu D. L, Thiruvananthapuram

New India Express, 25th May 2017
Dr: Bhavendu, Memories of IFFK | IFFK News

Interview by
Dr. Maggie Xavier with Dr D L Bhavendhu—a passionate filmmaker.


Q: Sir can you tell us briefly about yourself?

A: I am  from Thiruvananthapuram

I did my MBBS and DMRD and DNB from Thiruvananthapuram medical College, Worked as adhoc Lecturer in Medical college hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. [ 2005—2012]. Now working as Cons; Radiologist  at Ananthapuri Hospitals Thiruvananthapuram past 6 yrs

Q: In which modalities are you interested in?

A: I work in all modalities

Q: What are your areas of special interest?

A: Passionate about world cinema. Hobbies are photography, music and reading.

Q: Can you say something about your achievements?

A: First short film got selection in the competition section of the International Documentary And Short Film Festival Of Kerala 2017. I am a film society member

Q: Can you tell us about your life as filmmaker?

A: Before two years I went for a course in film making. There is a film academy in Chennai, which has a branch in Thiruvananthapuram. I went for a course there. It was on weekends. We are given training in pre-production, production and post-production. At the end of the course, every batch of students has to do a film. I chose a Malayalam short story, based on which I did my film.

Q: Who all help you? Or who are the team members?

A: The academy helps us. My batchmates also help me. We work as a group, but the chunk of the work is done by me. I chose the actors and actresses.Mrs.Sajitha Madathil has acted in my film.

Q: Where did you shoot? Budget?

A: Shooting was mostly in Thiruvananthapuram. We have to bear all the expenses. The academy will help us a bit.

Q: What Was The Theme

A: I chose a Malayalam short story, based on which I did my film. This is my first short film. The film was named “DWANDHWAM”. This six-minute long film titled DWANDHWAM means DUEL which speaks about the inner conflict of mind. The plot revolves around two characters.

Q: Sir I heard you are on to your second short film. Can you tell us about it?

A: Yes. I also did a second short film DATHAM. Just got the mail that it has been accepted for the short film section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Q: Sir can you tell us about your family?

A: Wife HSS Teacher, Son 12 Yrs, Daughter 9 Yrs

Dr. Deepak Jain, Calicut

Q: Sir, can you tell us briefly about yourself?

A: I belong to Indore in MP. I did my MBBS and MD from GR Medical College, Gwalior. For the last 24 years, I am in Calicut, Kerala. My wife, Dr. Pramila Jain, is MD Microbiologist. I have two kids and both of them are Software engineers. I have an Ultrasound clinic, opposite medical college.

Q:  Sir , Can you tell us about your hobbies?

A:  My hobbies are meditation, healing, preaching, astrology, travelling, reading books, gardening, cooking, singing, dancing, interacting with people from all over the world, trekking and walking. I also like playing chess, table tennis and badminton. I love watching FIFA world cup and movies inspired by true stories. In addition to these, I am a foodie and I love playing with kids and watching their innocence.

Q: Sir, I have heard that you took an initiative to plant saplings several years ago in Calicut, a project which is has increased the green cover around Calicut substantially; Can you tell us about it?

A: I had initiated tree planting in various areas of Calicut. Just as the saying goes – ‘As you sow, so you reap’, we are still reaping the benefits of what we had sown.

Q: Any other plans in your mind Sir?

A: I am planning to unite the radiologists in Kerala as a family and encourage everyone to have a lot of picnics. My intention is to have ‘Fun and Frolic Association’ as the nickname of the Radiology club of Kerala. I believe in setting an example for others.

Q: Your future plans?

A:  According to the 5 year plan that I have set for myself, I am targetting to scale the Himalayas and the Alps of Switzerland. Also included in the plan are flight simulation training and sky diving.

Q: What keeps you going?

 A: Discipline, Vegetarian food, No smoking, No alcohol

Q: Any advice for Gen next?

 A: D3 would be my advice: Determination, Discipline, Devotion.

[Post Scriptum—Dr Deepak Jain would personally plant several thousands of  mango saplings in and around Calicut as a result of which he developed De Quervain’s disease]


Dr Deepak Jain’s album

IRIA Kerala:Subspecialty Expert Committee Formation

Dear Members,
Pleased to announce that, as discussed and decided in the state executive meeting on 22nd April, 2018, the following subspeciality expert committee formation is being planned.
Those who are interested to join subspeciality committees may please send your cv to
1. Neuroradiology
2.Head & Neck Radiology.
3. MSK Radiology
4. Chest Radiology.
5. Breast Imaging
6. Fetal Radiology
7. Interventional Radiology.
8. Abdominal Radiology(Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Urogenital Radiology).
9. Conventional Radiology.
10 Women’s Health & Gynec imaging.
11. Pediatric Radiology
12. Cardiac Radiology.

The objectives and guidelines for the committees include, but are not limited, to
1. To create, support and nurture a pool of subspeciality experts from Kerala.
2. To help organising committees IRIA conferences in Kerala to decide the subspeciality topics and provide state level, national and international experts as speakers.
3. To provide e- brochures and information on radiological tests in the respective specialities for patients and referring consultants.
4. To create imaging protocols in subspeciality diseases as guidelines for referring doctors after necessary discussions and consensus.
5. To design “conditions of reporting”format stating the limitations, sensitivity and specificity of tests supported by literature and statistics.
6. To promote the culture of care iniatitives and design programs that increases positive, problem solving and caring attitude between IRIA members. ToC increase awareness programs on culture of care amongst IRIA members for better patient communication and interactions.
7. To contribute and support articles to journal club of IRIA Kerala website.

Dr. Rijo Mathew, Secretary
IRIA, Kerala State