Ghana to host Pan African Congress of Radiology & Imaging

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Ghana has for the first time won the bid to host the 10th Biennial Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging christened PACORI from February 14-17, 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre, has gathered.

Prince Rockson, the National President of Ghana Society of Radiographers (GSR) who made the announcement at the celebration of 123 World Radiography Day in Accra said experts in Radiology and Imaging will deliberate on the current trends in Radiography sector.

The 8th of November every year is set aside by the world to remember the vital contributions made by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, when X-Rays was discovered and gifted to the medical world.

Radiography, this reporter has established is the branch of science that deals with X-Rays and other electromagnetic waves which has changed the way the world looks at diagnostics.

The National President of GSR said PACORI conference will also bring together members of the profession [workers and students], unite them under one roof, and mark their togetherness as a community. He further stated that above mentioned conference will promote the profession and spread the word about choosing radiography as a viable and specialized career.

Radiography is one of the “Caring Professions” within the health care environment, using electromagnet radiations to diagnose and treat diseases as well as tumours. The practice of it has been nicknamed as the eye of medicine since the discovery of X-rays and has now been extended to include the use of sound waves for identifying pathologies and abnormal body soft tissues [ultrasound imaging], magnetic resonance [MRI] and radioactivity of certain elements in Radionuclide imaging and treatment [Nuclear Medicine].

Aside from diagnostic use, high energy X-ray and Gamma rays are employed in the treatment of tumours, both benign and malignant tumours [Radiotherapy].

Source: Adovor Nutifafa



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