The Indian Society of Paediatric Radiology (ISPR) was constituted to encourage and advance the knowledge and study of Paediatric Radiology in India since the vast knowledge of medical science needs to look at children and their medical problems in a different perspective. Diseases of children are completely different from adults including the anatomical make up of children differs from that of adults. India being the second most populous country in the world has a considerable paediatric age group population.
The society was formed so that dedicated paediatric radiologists can help, teach and promulgate the knowledge of this discipline to young and upcoming radiologists and help bridge the gap of such radiologists in our institutions which have a lack of specialized radioliogists. It is a non-profitable organization for the promotion of paediatric radiology in India and abroad to assist Government and Non-governmental agencies in all matters pertaining to paediatric radiology & medical diagnostic imaging, to encourage scientific work as well as to promote interaction among members of ISPR and allied specialists.
We hold one Mid-term National CME and one National Conference a year.
We publish an E-Newsletter twice a year for all our members.
We interact with other societies in India & in the world such as WFPI (World Federation of Paediatric Imaging) and AOSPR (Asian & Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology).
We have a dedicated team of office bearers with ISPR who help to carry the flag of ISPR forward.
HISTORY OF ISPR
It was a long cherished dream of Indias only Internationally recognized Paediatric Radiologist Prof. M V K Shetty to start an Indian Chapter of Paediatric Radiology. Along with another well known doyen of Radiology, Prof. Arcot Gajaraj, he was able to form the Indian Society of Paediatric Radiology (ISPR) in 2003.
The First National Conference of the ISPR was held in Pondicherry along with a one day academic programme.
The Logo of the ISPR was designed by Dr S Vetriraj. It represents the stages of man from fetus to adolescent and has the Caduceus medical emblem in the background.