Research and Publications

CONSULTANTS RESEARCH QUALIFICATIONS

PhD completed:
Prof D P Ramaema

MMEDSCI completed:
K Amod
J Maharajh

MMEDSCI Current registration:
Dr KG Mody

MMED degree (completed research component) 2012-2016
Dr N Maharaj (consultant)
Dr P Naidoo (consultant)
Dr V Naidu (consultant)
Dr N Madlala (consultant)
Dr K Sewnarain (consultant)
Dr B Cupido (consultant – since resigned)
Dr W Mbatha (consultant – since resigned)
Dr S Manikkam (consultant – since resigned)

MMED degree – Registrars (research component):   
DurbanYear of studyPMBYear of study
Dr T Sikwila (completed research in training – since left)N/A
Dr I Siddie-Ganie (completed research in training – since resigned)N/A
Dr Y Parag (completed research in training – consultant at ADD)N/A
Dr E van de Linde (Completed research component)4
Bennimahadeo4
Gounden: Dissertation submitted for marking4
Mthalane /Madlala4
Gumede4
Onyanguga3Mncube3
Bhola3
Elkharbash2Surridge2
Msomi2
Leve1Mlambo1
Timol1Mohabir1
Govender1
TOTAL106

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES (& ANY OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS) IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS;

CONSULTANTS:

PROF DP RAMAEMA (completed PhD)

A. Publications

( Recent MMed publication)

1) Prevalence of incidental premature cardiac calcifications in an HIV-infected South African population using conventional CT Chest. Southern African Journal of HIV medicine, Published 30/03/21.

ii) Journal research paper
Ramaema DP, Hift RJ. Differentiation of breast tuberculosis and breast cancer using diffusion weighted, T2-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. S Afr J Rad. 2018; 22(2), a1377. https://doi.org/ 10.4102/sajr.v22i2.1377

iii) Journal research paper
Ramaema D.P., Buccimazza I., Hift R.J., Prevalence of breast tuberculosis: Retrospective analysis of 65 patients attending a tertiary hospital in Durban, South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2015 Sep 19;105(10):866-9. doi: 10.7196/SAMJnew.7704.

iv) European Congress of Radiology (ECR) poster
Breast tuberculosis: radiology spectrum with clinical correlation – a retrospective analysis of 65 patients. D. P. Ramaema, I. Buccimazza, R. J. Hift; Durban/ZA.
DOI:10.1594/ecr2015/C-1154 accessed at www.myESR.org/epos

v) Case Reports in Radiology
Pleuroperitoneal leak: An unusual cause of acute shortness of breath in a peritoneal dialysis patient. D. P. Ramaema and P. Mpikashe., Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 614846, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/614846

v) Case Reports in Urology
Crossed Renal Ectopia without Fusion—An unusual cause of acute abdominal pain: A Case Report. D. P. Ramaema, W. Moloantoa, and Y. Parag,. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 728531, 4 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/728531

B. Conference proceedings

i) African Society of Radiology, Jan 2019, Cairo, Egypt.

ii) European Congress of Radiology (ECR) poster
Breast tuberculosis: radiology spectrum with clinical correlation – a retrospective analysis of 65 patients. D. P. Ramaema, I. Buccimazza, R. J. Hift; Durban/ZA.
DOI:10.1594/ecr2015/C-1154 accessed at www.myESR.org/epos

iii) Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) poster
LL-GIE1329
Pictorial review of the radiological features of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) ischaemia
Mustafa Abbas MBChB, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Dibuseng Pauline Ramaema MBBCh, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
http://archive.rsna.org/2011/11001537.html

C. Published acknowledgements
1. Journal research paper
Evaluation and correlation of mammographically suspicious lesions with histopathology at Addington Hospital, Durban, B D Cupido, F Vawda, A Sabri, C T Sikwila., S Afr Med J. 2013 March 4; 103 (4):251-4. doi: 10.7196/samj.6361

D. Conferences attended

2019
ASR Jan 2019; Cairo Egypt
ESR April 2019: Innovation radiology, Barcelona, Spain
Head and Neck Imaging Nov 2019: Cape Town (planned)

2018
Radiology symposium, Aug 2018; PET CT head to toe; Seattle, USA

2017

2016
ECR March 2016: Vienna, Austria; CPD points ( )
BISSA May 2016; Cape Town, South Africa; Presenter of two talks sessions; Session chair; CPD points ( )

2015
ECR March 2015: Vienna, Austria; Presenter of Scientific paper/poster, CPD points (22.5)
Breast Imaging Group of South Africa (BIGOSA): October 2015: Durban, South Africa; Presenter of a talk, CPD points (17 clinical & 10 speaker points)

2014
Breast Imaging Society of South Africa (BISSA) 2014; August 2014, Sandton Conventional Centre, South Africa Session chair; CPD points (15)
UKZN CHS College research symposium: September 2014; Presenter of an abstract, CPD points (16 hours)
Durban Breast Cancer Forum CDP points (2)

2013
RSNA; December 2013, Chicago, USA; CPD points (38.75)
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) College research symposium: October 2013, CPD points (8 hours)
Ethics on line NIH training on research involving human participants, CPD points (8 hours)

2012
RSNA; December 2012, Chicago, USA; CPD points (27.25)
International Conference on Residents Education (ICRE): October 2012, Ottawa, Canada, CPD points (TBC)
Ethics conference: Medical Protection Society (MPS); 2012, Durban. CPD points 8 hours
South African PhD project conference; 2012, Durban, CPD points 8 hours

2011
European Congress of Radiology (ECR) March 2015: Vienna, Austria; CPD points (20.5)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); December 2011; Chicago, USA; Presented a poster: CPD points (26.75)

B. Some courses attended

2014
UKZN MEPI Biostatistics course 2014; CPD points 40 hours
UKZN MEPI Public health research course 2014; CPD points 40 hours

2013
UKZN University Education Induction Programme (UEIP). Completed all four modules including: (Research supervision in higher education; Curricular design in higher education; Teaching and learning in higher education; Assessing learning in higher education); CPD points 250 hours

2012
UKZN Research Methodology course; CPD points 16hours
UKZN Academic writing course; CPD points 16 hours
UKZN Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Biostatistics course 2012; CPD points 300 hours
UKZN MEPI NIH grant writing course CPD points; 8 hours

E. External examiner for MMED at the University of Witwatersrand
F. CMSA examiner, convenor, councilor and senate representative.
G. Supervisor for 4 candidates MMED students (Radiology):
H. CMSA awarded 2016 Jacobson lecturer
I. RSSA activities: Member of BISSA EXCO
J. Durban Breast Cancer Forum (DBCF) EXCO member

 

DR K AMOD (completed MMEDSci, registered for PhD)

A. Publication list
1. Sikwila CT, Amod K, Cupido BD, Sabri A . Multi-detector Computed Tomography radiation doses in the follow up of Paediatric neurosurgery patients in KwaZulu-Natal: A dosimetric Audit. S Afr J Rad. 2014: 18(1)
2. Siddi Ganie I , Amod K , Reddy D . Vascular rings: a radiological review of anatomical variations. Cardiovasc J Afr 2015:26 online publication

B. Supervisor for 4 candidates doing M.Med (Radiology)

C. External examiner for M.Med at the University of Witwatersrand

D. Congresses /Courses/workshops attended in last 5 years
1. SORSA RSSA Imaging Congress in March 2011
2. RSSA MDCT Essential Course in August 2011
3. HRCT Lung Course in Feb 2012
4. RSSA/Leuven Head & Neck Cancer Imaging Course in Sept 2012
5. RSSA /SASPI Paediatric Imaging Congress in November 2012
6. RSSA/ICIS Cancer Imaging Course in January 2013
7. RSSA/SORSA 2013 Imaging Congress in August 2013
8. SA Imaging Congress in October 2015
9. RSSA/SAR Abdominal Imaging Course in January 2016

E. Fellowships
Registered for European Diploma in neuroradiology – current.

 

DR A MITHA

A. Conferences attended
First RSSA/SASPI Paediatric Imaging Congress-11/12
RSSA / LEUVEN HEAD and NECK CANCER imaging course-Sep-2012
RSSA/NASCI CCTA Course-03/2013
RSSA / NASCI CCTA Course 2013 Session 2-03/13
2nd RSSA/LEUVEN HRCT Lung Course 2015-02/2015
RSSA / SCMR Cardiac Imaging Course 2015-08/15
The First RSSA/SAR Abdominal Imaging Course-01/2016

B. Articles published

i)
ii) Van de Linde E., Naidu V., Mitha A., Diagnosis of nerve root avulsion injuries in adults with traumatic brachial plexopathies: MRI compared with CT myelography. South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 19, No 1 (2015), 9 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajr.v19i1.779

C. Fellowships
Registered for European Diploma in neuroradiology – current.

DR N MAHARAJ (completed MMED)

A. Articles published
• Gastric trichobezoar: Food for thought South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(1):19-20. DOI:10.7196/sajr.760
• An unusual case of intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(2):57-58. DOI:10.7196/sajr.761

• Urachal remnant carcinoma – a rare entity South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(2):63-64. DOI:10.7196/sajr.837

• Torus palatinus South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(4):141-142. DOI:10.7196/sajr.876

• A review of the radiological imaging modalities of non traumatic small bowel obstruction South African Family Practice 2015;1–14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786190.2014.977052

B. Conferences attended
• ENT Imaging Update: Sandton May 2016
• RSSA SORSA 2015 Imaging Conference : Sandton 2015
• Second RSSA/Leuven Ear Imaging Course : Sandton October 2014
• RSSA/BISSA Breast Imaging Course : Sandton August 2014
• Second RSSA/SASPI Paediatric Imaging Congress : Sandton 2013
• First RSSA/SASPI Paediatric Imaging Congress : 9- 11 Nov 2012
• Greys Ultrasound Seminar: Pmb 2 – 3 October 2012
• 96th Annual RSNA Meeting : Chicago, USA 26 Nov – 4 Dec 2010
• 2009 1st RSSA/ICIS Cancer Imaging Course Spier Estate 06 February 2009 – 08 February 2009
• Paediatric Refresher course Sandton July 2008
• ISSRT Conference at Durban ICC April 2008

C. Fellowship completed
European diploma in Neuroradiology Module 1,2,3,4 (2014-2016)
European diploma in Pediatrics radiology Sept 2017

 

DR P NAIDOO (completed MMED)

A. Articles published
i) Gastric trichobezoar: Food for thought South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(1):19-20. DOI:10.7196/sajr.760
An unusual case of intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(2):57-58. DOI:10.7196/sajr.761

ii) Current radiological strategies for the assessment of right lower quadrant abdominal pain
Pumersha Naidoo, Bhugwan Singh
South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 18, No 1 (2014), 15 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajr.v18i1.695

iii) Case 29-2013 — A 32-Year-Old HIV-Positive African Man with Dyspnea and Skin Lesions
Gerald H. Friedland, M.D., Pumersha Naidoo, M.B., B.Ch., Bilal Abdool-Gafoor, M.D., Mahomed-Yunus S. Moosa, M.D., Pratistadevi K. Ramdial, M.B., Ch.B., and Rajesh T. Gandhi, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1152-1161September 19, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1305985

iii) Torus palatinus South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(4):141-142. DOI:10.7196/sajr.876

B. Conferences attended
• BIGOSA -November 2015
• RSSA/BISSA Breast Imaging Course : Sandton August 2014
• Greys Ultrasound Seminar: Pmb 2 – 3 October 2012
• AWAC Conference – 5 October 2012
• 2009 1st RSSA/ICIS Cancer Imaging Course Spier Estate 06 February 2009 – 08 February 2009
• ISSRT Conference at Durban ICC April 2008

 

DR V NAIDU (completed MMED)

A. Articles published

1. Urachal Remnant Carcinoma- A Rare Entity. 2013;17(2)63-64.DOI10.7196/sajr837
2. Gastric Trichobezoar: Food for thought. South African Journal of Radiology2013:17(1):19-20.DOI10.7196/sajr.760
3. An unusual case of intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt. South African Journal of Radiology 2013;17(2):57-58. DOI:10.7196/sajr.761
4. Naidu V, Singh, Adrenal lesions encountered in current medical practice- a review of their radiological imaging S Afr J Rad 2013;17(4):128-138. DOI:10.7196/SAJR.914
5. Van de Linde E., Naidu V., Mitha A., Diagnosis of nerve root avulsion injuries in adults with traumatic brachial plexopathies: MRI compared with CT myelography. South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 19, No 1 (2015), 9 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajr.v19i1.779

B. Conferences attended

European Course in Neuroradiology Module 1,2,3,4 (2014-2016)
Erasmus CNS Module I (2016)
SA 2015 Imaging Congress
2nd RSSA/ LEUVEN Ear Imaging
2nd RSSA/LEUVEN HRCT lung course
2nd RSSA/ICIS Cancer Imaging Course- 25-27 Jan 2013
First RSSA/SASPI Paediatric Imaging Congress: 9-11 Nov 2012
Grey’s Ultrasound Seminar- 2-3 October 2012
Multimodality Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Disease by Dr Laszlo Tabar- 17-19 Feb 2011
RSSA/STOLLER MRI: Update in MSK and Sports Medicine Dr David W Stoller-19-20 March2010
15th ISRRT – Thin Section CT of the Lung 25-27 April 2008

C. Fellowship almost completed
European Course in Neuroradiology Module 1,2,3,4 (2014-2016)
European diploma in Pediatrics radiology Sept 2017

 

DR A MADLALA- completed MMED


A. Articles published
Ntombizakhona B A Mthalane, Nondumiso N M Dlamini, Multidetector computed tomography has replaced conventional intravenous excretory urography in imaging of the kidneys: A scoping review of multidetector computed tomography findings in renal tuberculosis. SA Journal of Radiology ISSN: (Online) 2078-6778, (Print) 1027-202X

 

DR K SWENARAIN-Completed MMED

A. Articles published

MMED dissertation: 2017
What is the correlation between GCS and mechanism of injury with CT findings in neurosurgically relevant head injury patients?

In the planning stage of extending the study into PhD

C. Fellowship completed
Registered for the following diplomas;
European diploma in Neuroradiology
European diploma in Pediatrics radiology

 

DR W MBATHA (completed MMED-Since went to private):
MMED dissertation: (2014);
Mbatha W.E., Utilization of Computed Tomographic Pulmonary Angiography in clinically suspected Acute Pulmonary Thrombo-embolism at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

 

DR B CUPIDO (completed MMED-since immigrated to Canada)
1. Journal research paper
Evaluation and correlation of mammographically suspicious lesions with histopathology at Addington Hospital, Durban, B D Cupido, F Vawda, A Sabri, C T Sikwila., S Afr Med J. 2013 March 4; 103 (4):251-4. doi: 10.7196/samj.6361

 

DR S MANIKKAM (completed MMED-since went to pursue fellowship in Australia)
1. Journal research paper
Samuel Manikkam, Moherndran Archary, Raziya Bobat, Chest X-ray patterns of pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in children in a high HIV-prevalence setting.
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v20i1.829

 

DR J MAHARAJH (completed MMEDSci)
DR A MOOSA
DR KG MODY
DR S PILLAY
DR BYDAWELL (sessional)

DURBANPMB
Dr SIKWILA (completed program)
MMED completed and paper published during training period
Sikwila CT, Amod K, Cupido BD, Sabri  A . Multi-detector Computed Tomography radiation doses in the follow up of Paediatric neurosurgery patients in KwaZulu-Natal: A dosimetric Audit. S Afr J Rad. 2014: 18(1)
Dr SIDDIE-GANIE (completed program)
MMED completed and paper published during training period
Siddi Ganie I , Amod K , Reddy D . Vascular rings: a radiological review of anatomical variations. Cardiovasc J Afr 2015:26 online publication
Dr PARAG YETHIKSHA -(completed program)
MMED completed and paper published during training period
Yethiksha Parag, Ines Buccimazza How long are elderly patients followed up with mammography after the diagnosis of breast cancer? A single-centre experience in a developing country South African Medical Journal 2016;106(7):721-723. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i7.10405
Dr VAN DE LINDE - MMED completed and paper published (still in the program)
Van de Linde E., Naidu V., Mitha A. Diagnosis of nerve root avulsion injuries in adults with traumatic brachial plexopathies: MRI compared with CT myelography. South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 19, No 1 (2015), 9 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajr.v19i1.779
Dr Gounden Karen: Dissertation COMPLETED
Dr BennimahadeoDr Surridge
Dr LeveDr Mncube
Dr TimolDr Msomi
Dr ElkharbashDr Mlambo
Dr MthalaneDr Mohabir
Dr OnyangungaDr Govender
Dr Bhola
Dr Gumede
Dr L Sibanyoni
Dr Y Naidoo
Dr Mbuyisa
Dr Gobindlall