Friday, October 17, 2014

Interview in DD News-Dr Sumer Sethi

My interview on DD, Baatein Career Ki about PG medical preparation and career options for medical students.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Why is Tc99m prefered for nuclear scan?

Technetium- 99m  (metastable isomer) is the most frequently used radionuclide in nuclear medicine today. Its parent nuclide, molybdenum-99 (99Mo), can be produced in either a reactor or a cyclotron. 99Mo has a half-life of 66 h and therefore 99Mo/99mTc generators can conveniently be supplied weekly to nuclear medicine departments, providing a fresh daily supply of the radionuclide. The 6-h half-life of 99mTc is sufficiently long for most imaging applications and its 140-keV gamma radiation has reasonable tissue penetration but can still be easily collimated

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Radiology of Alzeimer's Dementia

ü  The disease is named after Aloïs Alzheimer, who first described senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in a 51-year-old woman in 1906.
ü  Coronal MRI images perpendicular to the long axis of the temporal horn should be used to determine the amount of hippocampal and medial temporal lobe atrophy (MTA).
ü  The process usually starts in the medial temporal lobe (entorhinal cortex and hippocampus) or the posterior cingulate, and then spreads to the tempoparietal cortex.

ü  In younger subjects with AD, the hippocampus may be spared, with pathology dominating in the precuneus (including posterior cingulate) and parietal cortex

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Secret to Success: Put others First

Do you really want to be successful: 
Then actually stop thinking of success and make decisions with others’ perspective in mind. That’s the secret of life, people want to win and keep thinking of themselves, while success lies in being able to see the other person’s interest in mind. Make people associated with you and those who come in contact with you win without selfish interest and you will emerge even more successful. Try being self-centric and you will end being an average overrated manager. That’s the difference between managers and leaders. Leaders keep everyone’s interest in mind and they are sought after as CEO of top firms. Organizations get stuck with self-centric managers while leaders help their firms become team works with everyone working together for each other.
If you strive to become a leader then strive to make everyone a winner, keep other person’s interest at priority and you will become their priority. That's the secret.......

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Planning versus Intuitiveness

All along my life, I have met people who plan for long years ahead, who have 5 year and 10 year goals and then there were people with not much plans, just some ideas and willingness to play.    If planning and crystal balling was everything, those people should have really well and in reality all they could plan was the next job, and next promotion.  Planners never actually touched many lives which is my definition of success.    To me key to success in life is intuitiveness, the ability to understand or know something without any direct evidence or reasoning process. Like your mothers know you're lying.  Same is said about software or mobile phones having intuitive interface.  Some people attribute intuitiveness to the power of subconscious or an act of faith. To me ability to know the unknown without actually going into the microdetails, ability to visualize the bigger picture even when the things are foggy is the key to success. It is humbling to know that people plan for best schools, colleges, and hope that their planning would make them or their children successful, but success, the naughty lady, prefers to go the few intuitive, non-conformist men who actually outrun planning by intuition. World is dynamic and it is always looking for favorable mutants. This cannot be done by planning, it can only be done by intuition.   This is the way of nature, and nature looks for non-conformists who fit in the environmental changes and that’s how Darwinian evolution also takes place.   .  Many people ask me how I planned my work, while I actually never planned anything, just went with the flow. 

Let’s not play to fit in, let’s play to be our true selves. Do what you actually believe, follow your heart, your gut feeling.... flow like a river who just knows where to go...

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