CHIKITSA : CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN ULTRASOUND is the largest dedicated Centre for ultrasound teaching in Mumbai and one of the largest in India.
In spite of their training in and exposure to ultrasonography, Radiologists are, more often than not, inadequately exposed to structured teaching in ultrasound.
In order to impart specialized knowledge of ultrasound to radiologists, we offer specialized educative programs covering the more obscure areas such as peripheral color Doppler, obstetric color-doppler, first trimester ultrasound including nuchal translucency, nasal bone etc., first trimester anomalies scan, fetal echocardiography, second trimester anomalies scan, male infertility sonography, TRUS, small parts (such as testes and scrotum, breast, thyroid,) bowel, abdominal wall and hernias, , 4D ultrasound with stress on gynecology,etc.
We have, for the first time in India, introduced programs such as Endovenous Ablation of varicose veins and prostate biopsy.
We urge Radiologists to learn and excel and hone further their skills obtained through training in ultrasound.
Sonography is a skill that has become relevant to clinicians and apart from obstetrics and gynecology it is also being used by clinicians in NICU, IPCU, ICU etc. These clinicians desire training in ultrasonography.
In USA and Europe, Orthopedic surgeons (pediatric hip), Pediatricians, Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Rheumatologists, Cardiologists, Emergency physicians, Intensivists, Pathologists etc. are being trained ( or self-trained) in ultrasonography.
Recognizing this need, the centre also offers clinicians educative orientation to the practice of ultrasonography relevant to their field of specialization. Thus we have sonography orientations designed for clinicians in the setting of OBGY, NICU, IPCU, Emergency Care and Critical Care.
We however do not undertake teaching or endorse “cross-speciality” practice of ultrasound.
The centre gets post-graduate doctors from all parts of India and is a premier centre for ultrasound teaching in Mumbai and Maharashtra.
The ultrasound teaching and orientation methodology comprises of adequate hands-on ultrasound experience coupled with excellent didactic lectures.
We stress the academic content in the lectures and we urge our students to excel.
We also give post-program support to our students.
Our teachers are well-trained Radiologists and we bring with us an experience of over 20 years in the field of Sonography and Radiology.
Note : It should be noted that all practice of ultrasonography in India is governed by the PCPNDT Act. Ultrasound programs offered by us are meant only for MCI-recognized post-graduates and are meant to disseminate knowledge, information, awareness and orientation in the art and science of ultrasound and do not constitute legal license or validity for the Practice of Ultrasonography