Professor Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Bobi Delivers Lectures on CT Scan


Delivering a lecture is not an easy fun. Rather it is a serious and challenging task. Each and every person (teacher, professor) delivers lectures in his/her own way and the way varies by person to person. Some make it easy to absorb the lecture by the audience while others make it boring and indigestible. Audience likes easy and gettable lectures. Stuffy and boring lectures are always detested and hardly benefit the listeners. But, on the other hand, easy, well composed and competently delivered content is appreciated. In this regard, Professor Doctor Iftikhar Hussain Bobi (Thoracic Surgeon working at Nishtar Hospital Multan) is second to none in delivering digestible and winning lectures.

Today, Professor Doctor Iftikhar Hussain Bobi delivered two laudable and exceptional lectures, one on ‘THE BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF CT SCAN’ and the other on ‘THE INTERPRETATION OF CT SCAN’. Both the lectures were easy to understand and won the audience’s pleasure. In order to attend the lectures I had to exchange my duty with one of my fellows as I planned not to miss them and, of course, I am satisfied by getting something of value through these valuable lectures. It was great experience to know how to interpret the CT scan results (though it was more limited to chest and somewhat to the abdomen).

“CT scan is a glorified x-ray”, said Dr. Iftikhar Bobi. I came to know that one CT scan delivers radiations to the body equal to 50-500 ordinary/conventional x-rays. Conventional x-ray uses 200 shades while CT scan can modify the picture with 2000 shades. Concept of Pixels and Voxels demonstrated by Dr. Iftikhar Bobi was so easy that it left no confusion behind it. “Normal adrenal glands are seen as arrow heads on CT scan”, he pointed, and “Biliary tributaries and hepatic vessels look like little masses on CT scan, and it needs to be obtained with contrast which makes the abnormalities clear.”

While delivering lecture on the interpretation of CT scan, Dr. Iftikhar Bobi stressed on the point that “each and every patient with Myasthenia Gravis needs his/her chest to be opened until unless the patient does not agree or unable to be operated.” Additionally, while demonstrating lesions of chest on CT scan, he stressed and advised, “Never intubate the patients with Bullae lung and never leave the patient with pneumothorax without chest intubation; if not followed it leads the patient to demise.”

In the end, salute to his humbleness, he had a slide with written Surah Al-Asr. Without any doubt, it was an awesome and priceless lesson about our life through Surah Al-asr…Indeed man is at a loss (for he is losing his valuable lifetime), except for those who Believe and do Good deeds and exhort one another to Truth and exhort one another to Patience.”

Dr. Iftikhar Bobi (an honoured thoracic surgeon) offered a lot of knowledge about CT scan. I just wrote the above lines just to salute his sincere and devoted attitude. [Remember, if I went wrong somewhere in above lines, it would be my mistake.]

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By: Dr. Muzammil Irshad (drmuzammilirshad@gmail.com)

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