In spite of all the enhancements that have been made in the field of medical imaging recently, the rate of bringing the latest technology to more medical institutions in practice has not been that great. This is the reason why getting “state-of-the-art” technology in imaging and radiology to clinical practice is going to be the theme and focus of the upcoming bi-annual Radiology Asia Conference. The conference will expectedly be attended by roughly 800 delegates, among whom, 50 well known names in the field will be speaking. It is expected that some of the topics below will be in limelight during the assembly.
Non-invasive imaging diagnosis was a revolutionary step even at its earliest stage and a good example of this is trichoscopy; a process which allows evaluation of the scalp and hair follicles to detect the underlying cause behind hair loss before hair regrowth solutions like Scalp Med are administered to the patient. However, the future of non-invasive diagnosis lies with hybrid imaging processes. For example, PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) are now combined together in a hybrid mechanism to extract metabolic and volumetric info for detecting neuro-degenerative diseases such as dementia, before the disease can progress to its more serious stages.
“Making Cents of Imaging” will be a highlighted topic during the conference and business will be the focus here. The stage will be taken by representatives of primary healthcare corporations in South-East Asia to present the current situation regarding the professional aspect of the industry in the region. Discussions will be held to ensure that imaging equipment manufacturers can keep up with the increasing demand of the industry, while bringing the latest technology in the field to the market at the same time. The word is that teleradiology and even the application of artificial intelligence to increase productivity in the industry will be up for discussion. A point to be noted is that this is the first time that a commercial topic will be introduced to the Radiology Asia Conference.
WIRES or Workshops in Interventional Radiology Education in Singapore will be held beside the main Conference in the form of a lunch symposium and four separate topics. The scholarly session will be co-hosted by the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR) to discuss brand new and groundbreaking utilization of radiology for treating aortic disease, tumor ablation and acute ischemic stroke with minimum-invasion.
The Radiology Asia Conference itself will be held on May 19 and 20, in Singapore this year. Organizers of the event in 2017 include the Singapore Radiological Society, SingEx Exhibitions and the College of Radiologists Singapore. As it happens, the Singapore Congress of Radiology will also be held at the same time and at the same venue. The event is going to be one of the biggest conventions of the year in the field of radiology and imaging, with so many prominent names in the industry being there sharing knowledge and ideas with each other.