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SAIP Organized Guest Lecture on "Role of Nuclear Medicine in Healthcare System"

On the morning of July 25, 2023, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Pharmacy (SAIP), Indore, became the epicenter of intellectual stimulation and scientific discourse. The occasion was a guest lecture focused on the intriguing theme - 'Role of Nuclear Medicine in Healthcare System.' 


This enlightening session was meticulously planned and organized by SAIP Event Committee, coordinated by a dedicated team lead by Ms. Seemu Singh, Ms. Sonal Chaturvedi, Ms. Namrata Kushwaha, and Mrs. Neha Upadhyay.

Speaker of the Day: A Beacon of Knowledge

An audience of 82 eager participants, consisting of faculties, guests, students, and a non-teaching staff member, had a unique privilege of gaining insights from Dr. Vibhu Dutta Awasthi. The esteemed Dean of Research, Presidential Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Director of Research Imaging Facility at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA, Dr. Awasthi is a beacon of knowledge in the field of Nuclear Medicine.


Understanding About Nuclear Medicine

The session began with a brief introduction of Dr. Awasthi's illustrious academic journey, accolades, and profound contributions to the field of Pharmacy and Research. This allowed the participants to appreciate the depth of expertise that they would benefit from during the lecture.


Dr. Awasthi's discourse initiated with a fundamental understanding of nuclear medicine, outlining its issues in modern healthcare. He elucidated on the varied types of imaging techniques, the purpose of different tests, and why nuclear medicine scans are often a crucial tool in a physician's diagnostic toolkit.

Safety in Focus - Guidelines for Nuclear Medicine

An integral part of the lecture revolved around safety guidelines pertaining to the use of nuclear medicine. As an area of medicine that often raises concerns due to the use of radioactive substances, this section provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the rigorous safety standards that govern nuclear medicine practices.

Concluding Thoughts - The Promise of Nuclear Medicine and Quantum Leap of Understanding

Closing the session, Dr. Awasthi emphasized the immense potential and broad scope of nuclear medicine in healthcare. He spoke of the numerous research avenues open for exploration and the possibilities for new discoveries that could revolutionize diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the future.


Participants found the lecture extremely beneficial in expanding their understanding of nuclear medicine. They learned about its significant role in diagnosing various conditions including thyroid disorders, gallbladder problems, cardiovascular conditions, and cancer.

Notably, they also gleaned insights into how nuclear medicine is instrumental in diagnosing neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and various brain conditions.

Participants' Thoughts and Epilogue

The lecture was well-received by the attendees, with many praising its informative nature. Mrs. Arpna Indurkhya expressed her newfound understanding of the basic concepts of nuclear medicine, while attendee Ankit Akodiya highlighted the clarity provided by the session about the use and advantages of nuclear medicine.


More than just a lecture, the event signified SAIP's relentless commitment to knowledge enhancement and scholarly pursuit. It stood as a testament to the institute's dedication to nurturing an environment that encourages learning, fosters curiousity, and instills a desire to delve deeper into complex scientific concepts.

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