RHL Lung Center of Rajasthan Hospital organised a two day update workshop on Interventional pulmonology on 3rd and 4th of September 2022. It was successfully concluded with participation of 80 young pulmonologists. across the state of Rajasthan physically and almost 1000 pulmonologists joined the online link in almost all the states of India.. "The aim of the workshop was to teach the doctors skills of bronchoscopy and advanced procedures. This way advanced techniques can be provided at all levels of healthcare. Certain lung diseases can be diagnosed accurately with the help of lung biopsies such as ILD. Cryo biopsy is a new technique which provides excellent results" told Dr Sheetu Singh, Director Lung Center, RHL and the organizing secretary of the conference. ILD can be diagnosed by CT scan but the accurate diagnosis of etiological factors can be made by cryo biopsy.
The different techniques were shown with the help of live cases and hands-on training on mannequins. The unique part of the work-shop was the chance by young doctors to train on mannequins which would provide them confidence.
"Endobronchial ultrasound guided FNAC of mediastinal lymph nodes (EBUS bronchoscopy) is a useful technique that helps in detection of tumor and tuberculosis in lymph nodes around the lung", said Dr Nishtha Singh, Director, Asthma Bhawan. having the first EBUS instrument of the state. It has provided a good tool to diagnose diseases which previously would not have been possible. Among the renowned faculty all across India were Dr Sahajal Dhooria from PGI Chandigarh, Dr Sonia Dalal from Baroda, Dr Visweswaran Balasubramanian, Yashoda hospital, Hyderabad, Dr Atul Luhadia, Udaipur and Dr Devraj Jash, Apollo hospital, Kolkata.