Chandigarh: Amrit Kaur working for her PhD under the joint supervision of professor Baljinder singh (Nuclear Medicine) and professor Virendra Singh (Hepatology) got the best paper (oral category) in the 48th Annual conference of the society of Nuclear – held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
In this study she has developed a non-invasive 99mTc-SPECT quantification technique for accurate assessment of liver regeneration (in terminal alcoholic cirrhotics) following Granulocyte colony stimulating growth factor (G-CSF).
This study shall be extremely useful to Professor Virendra singh to monitor the outcome of this therapy in his patients Professor singh has observed that the G-CSF therapy is very effective in these patients requiring liver transplant which is not easily available to every patient and is being done at an exorbitant cost to the patient.
This non-invasive technique developed by the Nuclear medicine department of pgi will further help professor Virendra singh inaccurate monitoring of the treatment outcome and also the imaging data is always convincing and complementary to the biochemical or immunological markers
Professor Baljinder singh – Dean Indian college of Nuclear Medicine also Informed that three M.Sc and PhD Nuclear medicine students of the department received 1st, 2nd and 3rd best posters award in the ICNM poster competition category. these students are Shalini chopra, Karan singh Tanwar and SHIVANI madan respectively. Ankit watts, Nisha Rani both Phd students of the department also made oral presentations in this prestigious meeting of the SNMI They presented their exciting work on the Time of flight clinical PET data superiority over the non-TOF data on scan interpretation and on The cost effective and accurate 99mTc methionine SPECT imaging of brain tumours”
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