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Al Qutami opens 4th Annual Radiology Meeting

Al Qutami opens 4th Annual Radiology Meeting

Dubai - Experts highlight the need for versatile radiology specialists in the industry.

By Staff Report

Published: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 9:22 PM

Last updated: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 11:40 PM

Humaid Al Qutami, director general of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), today officially opened the 4th edition of Annual Radiology Meeting (ARM), which concludes on October 17 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Running under the theme 'Patient First - Back to Basics' the 3-day annual radiology gathering aims to focus on the latest trends and practices in radiology and explore how new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are enabling doctors to provide quick and accurate diagnosis, delivering outstanding patient care and transforming this highly specialised field of radiology.
Al Qutami said: "Radiology is the field that knows how to employ and utilise modern technologies, due to its importance in the health institutions and establishments, and the technical capabilities of the medical cadres that enable them to keep abreast of the developments and deal with the latest technologies and tools of the future."
Dr Usama AlBastaki, conference vice-chairman, acting director of Diagnostic Imaging Department in DHA and Consultant & Head of Radiology Department, Rashid Hospital, said: "As practicing radiologists, who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases using medical imaging technologies, we intend to integrate the 3 core elements of every radiology report - the past, the present and the future of a disease or injury in order to help provide a complete and comprehensive diagnosis. This year, in line with the conference theme 'Patients First- Back to Basics' for ARM, we aim to put the spotlight back on 'patients' and intend to focus our efforts on ensuring that the best diagnostic image is provided for patients, which will be greatly helpful in the treatment of the disease in a fast and effective manner."
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, executive chairman, Annual Radiology Meeting said, "Today, the UAE is widely recognised as a leading hub for healthcare and medical investment in the region, offering world-class healthcare facilities and services, attracting top healthcare establishments, the best medical personnel and the most advanced medical technologies. While the UAE in general and Dubai in particular is witnessing rapid urban development fueling a huge demand for quality healthcare services, the emirate is making steady, result-oriented investments in future medical technologies that not only meet the healthcare demands of residents but also boost Dubai's position as a global hub for medical tourism and education."
During the opening ceremony, Al Qutami, and Dr Usama Al Bastaki as well as a number of dignitaries from the government and private healthcare sector presented the UAE Radiology Community Award to Dr. Abdulla Al Remeithi, Conference Chairman, Annual Radiology Meeting in UAE, for being the most influential Radiologist and Radiographer while also celebrating his valuable contribution to the radiology industry.
This year, ARM presented a comprehensive scientific agenda featuring 66 high-level scientific sessions and key trending topics in radiology while also bringing together 50 expert speakers from various countries, who will be offering their key insights for the next 3 days. With the aim of enriching the scientific knowledge of students and radiology professionals in the industry, ARM is providing a great platform to showcase 12 poster presentations by students, radiographers and radiologists, who will showcase their research work and engage with visitors and participants attending this premier scientific gathering.
- sandhya@ khaleejtimes.com

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