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I decided to pursue radiology a long while ago. It is an excellent field for medical graduates with a good verbal and visual sense. In essence, it requires a keen understanding of the subtleties of the radiographic image. Having analysed the image, the radiologist needs to communicate the findings in a coherent and precise manner in the form of a clinically relevant report.
‘Our deficiency is that only 1 per cent of the laboratories deliver quality, compared to 50 per cent of the West’
Dr A Velumani, Chief Executive Officer, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd, was born in 1958 in Appanaickenpatti Pudur (District – Coimbatore), Tamil Nadu, in a farmer’s family. He completed his BSc Chemistry from Madras University followed by MSc in Biochemistry from Bombay University. After being awarded a PhD for his research on Thyroid, 14 years of teaching and a long career as a Scientific Officer in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) specialising in Radio Immuno Assay (RIA), he was ready to take the first step towards entrepreneurship. He decided to quit his government job at BARC and started Thyrocare with an investment of ` 1 lakh. His aim was to provide this cost-effective service at uniform rates throughout the length and breadth of India.