Department of Radiology

Department of Radiology was started in year 2001 under the leadership Dr. Vibha Samanta Davis. After she left, Dr. Roshini Koshy was HOD/ in charge of the department. In 2003, Dr.J.R Daniel, a leading interventional radiologist in the field of vascular interventions, took over the leadership of the department. After his untimely accidental death in year 2008, Dr. Roshini Koshy became the head of the department once again. Since April 2012, Dr.Dilip Phansalkar is the head of the department.


  • MRI machine 1.5 Tesla :For MRI Scanning of whole body, all joints and soft tissues, brain and spine, contrast MRI. Functional MRI. MRI-CSF flow study. Cardiac MRI. MR Angiography.
  • 128 Slice CT scanning machine : Whole body CT Scanning, Brain, Spine, Chest, HRCT of chest, HRCT of temporal bones, Contrast CT, Paediatric CT Scanning, CT angiography of whole body, Cardiac CT.
  • Ultrasound with colour Doppler :Three high end machines. We have high frequency hockey stick ultrasound transducer for dedicated musculoskeletal ultrasound. We have facility for doing ultrasound elastography (ARFI).

    • Two 800 mA X-ray Machines, one with Image Intensifier and fluoroscopy.
    • Two 630 mA X-ray Machines with Image Intensifier and fluoroscopy.All Special X-ray Investigations, like barium studies, IVU, Urethrography and other contrast studies are done.
    • Two 300 mA x-ray machines.
    • Mammography machine
    • C-Arm image intensifiers in operation theatres.
    • Portable X-ray machines.

  • Digital Subtraction Angiography.
  • Ultrasound and CT guided FNACs, Biopsies and Drainage procedures.

Academic progress

DNB in Radiology was started in year 2004, and continued with 2 seats per year upto year 2007 (last year of admission). MD Radiodiagnosis started in year 2011 with 2 seats. Presently there are 4 admissions per year .

Gold Medals in examinations

  • Dr. Seetharaman Gold Medal in DNB in 2008
  • Dr. Mohnish Pondicherry University gold medal in MD Radiodiagnosis examination in April 2015

Post graduate presentation Prizes

  • April 2014 Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry chapter of IRIA meeting (IRIA: Indian Radiological and Imaging Association)

    • Dr. Mohnish - Second Prize - Paper Presentation

  • March 2016 Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry chapter of IRIA meeting

    • Dr. Archana Koshy - Second Prize - Paper Presentation
    • Dr. Pradeep - Third Prize - Paper Presentation

  • January 2018 - 17th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology held along with 71st Annual conference of IRIA

    • Dr. Pradeep -First Prize - Paper presentation

  • June 2018 Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter of IRIA meeting / CME

    • Dr. Nitin Joe T - First Prize - Paper Presentation
    • Dr. Prithigaa - Third Prize - Paper Presentation

  • July 2018 - CME held in Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital

    • Dr. Jayaranjeetham - First Prize - E Poster Presentation
    • Dr. Priya - Third Prize paper Presentation

  • December 2019 - Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter of IRIA - 72 annual conference

    • Dr. Jayaranjeetham - First Prize - Best E Poster Presentation

Academic activities by faculty in conferences

Dr Dilip Phansalkar, Professor and HOD

  • 29-30 November 2012 International conference on Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Organized by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow at Pondicherry. Delivered lecture titled 'Safety Issues in Medical Imaging'.
  • 26 May 2013 Zonal CME for Postgraduates Organized by Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, at Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru. Delivered lecture on 'Obstructive Uropathy'
  • 13-14 December 2013 Annual State Indian Radiological and Imaging Association Conference of Tamil Nadu- Pondicherry Chapter at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Delivered a lecture.
  • 12-13 September 2014 National Conference of the Indian Society of Paediatric Radiology at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Chairperson for 1 workshop.
  • 21 to 24 January 2016 Annual Conference of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Presented two e posters.
  • 1 to 5 March 2017 European Congress of Radiology at Vienna, Austria. Attended the conference and presented paper on Efficacy of Ultrasound elastography in diagnosing thyroid lesions and correlation with FNAC or biopsy
  • 12 November 2017 Breast Imaging CME at JIPMER, Pondicherry. Chairperson for 1 session.
  • 25 to 28 January 2018 Asian and Oceanian Congress of Radiology & Annual Conference of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Presented two e posters.
  • 30-31 March 2019, 10th National midterm CME of Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology at JIPMER Pondicherry. Chairperson for 1 session.
  • 13 to 15 December 2019, 72nd Annual State Conference of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association with pre conference workshop on 13th December 2019. Faculty in the workshop.

Special training completed by faculty members

Dr. Sajith Selvaganesan, Assistant Professor

  • Completed the training and requirements for Level II certification in Cardiovascular computed tomography in Allegheny General Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, USA from 1-7-2019 to 30-12-2019
  • Completed the prescribed course of study leading to award of Level Two certification for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Allegheny General Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, USA in 2019

Dr. Preeth Pany, Assistant Professor

  • Completed MasterCourse of Musculoskeletal MRI at KREST, Hyderabad in December 2019

Other Academic activities (Since 2014)

  • The department has 20 publications in various journals, national and international since year 2014.
  • The department has contributed to one book chapter.
  • One member in executive committee in PIMS Scientific Society

Publications from the department

(Most of the publications are in collaboration with other departments in our hospital and one publication is in collaboration with another hospital)

Publications in journals

  • Hook worm infestation of stomach BMJ Case Reports-2014-Boopathy-bcr-2014-204065
  • Amoeboma - resurfacing of a vanishing illness
  • Caecal ulcer bleed
  • Spontaneous fistulization of infected walled off pancreatic necrosis into the duodenum.
  • Giant bezoar
  • Simple lymphangioma to generalized lymphatic anomaly
  • Interactive 'Audio-Visual' Symposium An Effective Mode of Health Education
  • Chronic Juvenile Recurrent Parotitis
  • ECR2017_B-1307 (European Congress of Radiology Proceedings)
  • A rare case of emphysematous osteomyelitis of spine presenting with air in the inferior venacave
  • Pericardial hemangioma
  • Correlation of computed tomography angiography and digital subtraction angiography in nonspecific aortoarteritis (Takayasu's arteritis)
  • Ultrasound elastography in differentiating benign and malignant thyroid lesions and its correlation with fine needle aspiration cytology or biopsy results
  • Fungal Balls Mimicking Renal Calculi - A Zebra Among Horses
  • Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography of pancreas and the impact of gender, age and obesity on the ARFI elastography values at Puducherry.
  • Intracranial bony ball - An ossified variant of meningioma
  • Vigorous achalasia - zebra amongst horses
  • Retrospective review and proof of concept of Asia's first mobile stroke unit experience in Kovai Medical Center and Hospital
  • Association of cardiovascular risk estimate with degree of atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Location and volume of intracerebral hemorrhage and their association with outcome

Publication of book chapter

Name of the book :COVID-19 & Diabetes
Title of chapter Imaging in COVID-19 & Diabetes - A Wonderful tool for Diagnosis and Prognostication.
Authors Dr. Dilip S. Phansalkar, Dr.Preeth Pany, Dr. Nithin Theckumparampil.
Year of Publication 2021

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