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Scarborough Hospital ball to raise funds for Diagnostic Imaging department

October 15, 2015 - News

Growing up in Mississauga, Sanjoy Kundu’s family gave him two choices: become an engineer or go into business. He picked a third option: medicine.
Despite his family’s misgivings, Dr. Kundu persevered and is now an interventional radiologist at The Scarborough Hospital and Director of the Vein Institute of Canada.
While the roles of surgeons and emergency department doctors are well known thanks to hit TV shows, what radiologists do is less understood.
Essentially, radiologists use diagnostic images to diagnose people’s medical conditions or injuries. With a fast and accurate diagnosis, patients get the care and treatment they need sooner.
“Interpreting diagnostic images is key to making a diagnosis,” Dr.  Kundu explains, “Working with technology – like X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRI machines – allows us to know what is going on inside the patient in a way that a basic exam can’t. If someone has pain in their abdomen, a radiologist can interpret diagnostic images to show whether the person has appendicitis, gall stones, or a problem with their pancreas.”
He values the connections between doctors on different medical teams, as well as his ongoing connection to his extended family and the South Asian community in the GTA.
Dr. Kundu’s parents are originally from Calcutta, and the family emigrated to Canada when he was a small child. He grew up speaking Bengali and visiting extended family in India regularly.
“My dad really wanted me to be an engineer,” Dr. Kundu laughs. “But when my family learned that I had set my mind on medicine, they were very supportive. And the community was too.”
Before starting medical school, Dr. Kundu reached out to physicians in the South Asian community for advice. “It is important for staff in the health care system to reflect the population they serve, especially in a community like Scarborough,” he explains. “From physicians to front-line staff, to volunteers, being able to speak the patient’s language and understand their different expectations or body language makes the patient feel comfortable.”
On Saturday, October 17, Dr. Kundu and his fellow radiologists will be joining the Scarborough community at the Kaleidoscope Ball to celebrate The Scarborough Hospital and raise critical funds to support the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department. As with all hospitals in Ontario, The Scarborough hospital has to fundraise to cover the costs of upgrading and replacing aging equipment.
To purchase Kaleidoscope Ball tickets, visit www.diversityshinesbright.com.
To learn more about The Scarborough Hospital and The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, visit: www.tsh.to.
 
 

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Scarborough Hospital ball to raise funds for Diagnostic Imaging department

October 15, 2015 - News

Growing up in Mississauga, Sanjoy Kundu’s family gave him two choices: become an engineer or go into business. He picked a third option: medicine.
Despite his family’s misgivings, Dr. Kundu persevered and is now an interventional radiologist at The Scarborough Hospital and Director of the Vein Institute of Canada.
While the roles of surgeons and emergency department doctors are well known thanks to hit TV shows, what radiologists do is less understood.
Essentially, radiologists use diagnostic images to diagnose people’s medical conditions or injuries. With a fast and accurate diagnosis, patients get the care and treatment they need sooner.
“Interpreting diagnostic images is key to making a diagnosis,” Dr.  Kundu explains, “Working with technology – like X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRI machines – allows us to know what is going on inside the patient in a way that a basic exam can’t. If someone has pain in their abdomen, a radiologist can interpret diagnostic images to show whether the person has appendicitis, gall stones, or a problem with their pancreas.”
He values the connections between doctors on different medical teams, as well as his ongoing connection to his extended family and the South Asian community in the GTA.
Dr. Kundu’s parents are originally from Calcutta, and the family emigrated to Canada when he was a small child. He grew up speaking Bengali and visiting extended family in India regularly.
“My dad really wanted me to be an engineer,” Dr. Kundu laughs. “But when my family learned that I had set my mind on medicine, they were very supportive. And the community was too.”
Before starting medical school, Dr. Kundu reached out to physicians in the South Asian community for advice. “It is important for staff in the health care system to reflect the population they serve, especially in a community like Scarborough,” he explains. “From physicians to front-line staff, to volunteers, being able to speak the patient’s language and understand their different expectations or body language makes the patient feel comfortable.”
On Saturday, October 17, Dr. Kundu and his fellow radiologists will be joining the Scarborough community at the Kaleidoscope Ball to celebrate The Scarborough Hospital and raise critical funds to support the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department. As with all hospitals in Ontario, The Scarborough hospital has to fundraise to cover the costs of upgrading and replacing aging equipment.
To purchase Kaleidoscope Ball tickets, visit www.diversityshinesbright.com.
To learn more about The Scarborough Hospital and The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, visit: www.tsh.to.
 
 

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