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


Dear members,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  05/10/2018

The General Body Meeting of Indian Radiological & Imaging Association, Kerala State Branch is scheduled at 5 pm on 28th October, 2018 at IMA House after our midterm CME. All members are requested to attend the same. The agenda of the GBM will be informed soon.

Dr. Rijo Mathew, Secretary,
IRIA, Kerala State