What distinguishes Athena from the rest of the crowd?
All the radiologists have extensive knowledge in their chosen specialty with a background experience of successfully running a reputed imaging centre in the past, and having worked in tertiary care corporate hospitals for more than a decade. They are well versed in all modalities of imaging and non vascular interventions. Each one of them has a focus of interest, and hence their combined skill and knowledge proves advantageous when it comes to sorting any diagnostic dilemma.
Dr. Satyabhama Chandrasekaran, MBBS, MD, DMRD., had her initial training as a resident radiologist under the guidance of the great doyen of Radiology, Prof. Arcot Gajaraj, in Apollo Hospitals. She then went on to be a part of Precision Diagnostics, a reputed diagnostic group, of which she was a director. She has published many national and international papers on abdominal doppler studies like portal hypertension in adults and children and has worked with Prof. Soloman Victor and Prof. V. Jayanthi to do extensive research on BuddChiari syndrome. Her work has been recognized in international forums. She served as head of the department of Radiology and Imaging in Fortis Malar Hospitals for 10 years before launching Athena.
Dr. Poornima MBBS, DNB (RD) specialized in diagnostic radiology from the premier institute of Barnard Institute of Radiology , Madras Medical College. She had a brilliant academic record as a post graduate student, and joined Precision Diagnostics as a junior consultant, in the (present) Fortis Malar Hospitals. She is experienced and skilful in interventional procedures. Her special interest is gastro intestinal and general radiology.
Dr. Shanmugapriya MBBS, DMRD, DNB (RD) obtained her postgraduate degree from the reputed Sri Ramachandra Medical College, where she was a teaching faculty before joining Precision Diagnostics. She has had special training in fetal imaging and fetal echo cadiolography, which is close to her heart. Dr. Shanmugapriya is also adept at performing interventional gynecological procedures such as Ultrasound guided Salpingography, Saline infusion studies and hysterosalpingography.
Dr. Sameera Reddy MBBS, DMRD, graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, and also served as a faculty member on the teaching side, before she went to the University of San Diego, California to train under the illustrious Prof. Resnick in musculoskeletal imaging. Her had a two year stint at the Apollo heart centre, conducting and interpretating CT coronary angiograms.
We now have Dr. Bharathi Y. Dhala, MBBS, M.D., D.M.R.D., and Dr. Bobji Kettay, M.B.B.S., D.M.R.D., consulting in Sunway Athena Diagnostics; Anna nagar. They do not need any introduction to either the medical fraternity or general public; being founders of the erstwhile “Precision Diagnostics”, their expertise in imaging and patient care is very well known.
All these women radiologists have women’s health issues close to their heart, and are well trained in X-Ray Mammography . MRI interpretation and teleradiology reporting adds to their repertoire.
Patient care and compassion is the motto with which they operate, and is evident in the feedback they get from everyone who visits Athena. In fact the goal of these four women is to provide a one stop solution to complex diagnostic problems, so as to guide / direct the patient towards effective management of any health issue. They do not hesitate to discuss with / counsel the patients and offer quality time for discussion with the patient and their immediate families who are in a state of anxiety. Thus, Athena aims to contribute their bit towards the well being of women in particular, and society in general.