Name of Department

Radiology Laboratory

Objective / Function of the Department

  • Radiology Laboratory as a central facility at the Institute.It can be mobilised to carry out Radiological Investigations in the epidemiological studies related to hazardous working environment and all other projects in the field.

Details of Scientific & Technical staff




Dr. H. G. Sadhu
Scientist 'F'
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar
Technician 'C'
Mr. B. B. Patel
Technician 'B'

Laboratory Facilities & Instruments

  1. X Ray generator 500mA capacity (Schimadzu).
  2. Autoprocessor for X Ray film development.
  3. Densitometer.

On going Proejcts

  • As a central facility,it is being put to use as and when required for the various studies of the institute

Future Programmes


Project Completed

  1. Silicosis: Silicosis was studied among following industries:
    • Slate pencil industries
    • Agate industries
    • Quartz grinding industries
    • Stone quarries.
  2. Asbestosis: Asbestosis was studied in:
    • Asbestos cement industries
    • Asbestos textile industries
    • Asbestos mining and milling industries
  3. Other Occupational Morbidities


Publications and Research Reports

  1. Sharma,Y.K., Kulkarni,P.K., Shah,A.R., Patel,M.D. and Kashyap,S.K. Occupational exposure to inorganic fluorides.; Indian J of Ind Med; 37(1991) 13.
  2. H.N.Saiyed, D.J.Parikh, N.B.ghodasara, Y.K.Sharma, et al : Silicosis in slate Pencil workers, An Environmental and Medical study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 8: 127-133, 1985.
  3. Sadhu HG, Parikh DJ, Sharma,Y.K., Saiyed HN, Rao PVC, Kulkarni PK and Kashyap SK: A follow up study of health status of small scale Agate Industry workers. Ind J Indust Med. 41 (3), September 1995, 101–105.
  4. Venkaiah K, Saiyed HN, Sharma,Y.K., Sadhu HG and Kashyap SK: Multiple logistic Model to assess the Non–occupational pneumoconiosis risk. Ind J Occup Health. 36 (4),103–105. 1993.
  5. HN Saiyed, Sharma,Y.K., HG Sadhu, T. Norboo, PD Patel, TS Patel, K Venkaiah, SK Kashyap: Non-occupational Pneumoconiosis at High Altitude Villages in Central Ladakh. British Journal of Industrial Medicine (1991): 48 : 825 – 829.
  6. Saiyed H.N., Sharma,Y.K., Norboo T. et all ”Clinico-Radiological and PFT profile in Non-Occupational Pneumoconiosis “. Indian Journal of Industrial med. 38 : No.4,1992,pp148-152.

Papers presented at various seminars/conferences

  1. H.N.Saiyed, Sharma YK, D.J.Parikh, N.B. Ghodasara, et al “Occurrence and Prevention of Silicosis in some Cottage industries in India”: International Satellite Symposium on Occupational Health in Unorganised sector. Ahmedabad. 1988.
  2. P.K. Majumdar, H.N. Saiyed, Sharma YK, et al:Lung function study of Agate workers”: International Satellite Symposium on Occupational Health in Unorganised sector. Ahmedabad. 1988.
  3. H.N. saiyed, Sharma YK, S.K. Kashyp, ”Clinico-Radiological Manifestations of Silicosis following exposure to high Silica in Indian workers”: 28th Annual conference of chest physicians (India) 10-12 Jan University of Delhi.
  4. Sharma YK, P.K. Kulkarni, A.R. Shah, M.D. Patel, ”Occupational exposure to Inorganic Fluoride”: 39th National Conference of “ Indian Association of Occupational Health” held at Banglore 12-13 May 1989.
  5. Sharma YK, P.C. Yadav, S.K. Kashyap, “ Development of a Device for detection of exact end of inspiration for ideal Chest-Radiography”: 39th National Conference of “ Indian Indian Association of Occupational Health” held at Banglore 12-13 May 1989.
  6. P.C.Yadav, T.S.Patel,, N.Jayapaul, P.D.Patel,, Y.K.Sharma, A.Dewan and S.K.Kashyap. “Development of Animal exerciser – an enclosed treadmill for Inhalation toxicological exposure to Methyl iso cyanate” Presented at 4th annual conference of Indian Aerosol Science & Technology Association on 12th and 13th Oct.,1992 at NIOH Ahmedabad

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