CHIKITSA : CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN ULTRASOUND
(Formerly known as : CHIKITSA ULTRASOUND TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE) is the largest dedicated ultrasound training centre in Mumbai and one of the largest in India.
Ultrasound is a modality being used by radiologists as well as non-radiologists.
In spite of their 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 courses 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.
Musculo-skeletal ultrasound is another area of focus.
We have, for the first time in India, introduced courses such as Endovenous Ablation of varicose veins and prostate biopsy
We urge Radiologists to learn and excel.
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
In USA and Europe, ultrasound is being used by Orthopedic surgeons (pediatric hip), Pediatricians, Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Rheumatologists, Cardiologists,
Emergency physicians, Intensivists, Pathologists etc.
Recognizing this need, the centre also offers clinicians orientation to the practice of ultrasonography relevant to their field of specialization.
Thus we have sonography orientation courses designed for clinicians in the setting of OBGY, NICU, IPCU, Emergency Care and Critical Care.
We however do not undertake or endorse “cross-speciality” training.
The centre gets trainees from all parts of India and is a premier centre for ultrasound teaching in Mumbai and Maharashtra.
The ultrasound training 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-training support to our students.
We bring with us an experience of over 20 years in the field of Radiology.
Our academic approach is also borne out by the fact that we are accredited by Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for conducting CMEs with credit hours.
Note : It should be noted that all practice of ultrasonography in India is governed by the PCPNDT Act. Ultrasound courses 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