This article is the second in the new proposed format of a cybermed article, a cyber-interview and a cyber-chat column. Cyber-chat may not be the right word, cyber-comment column may be more appropriate. If you have any comments or suggestions please email to with the words, "cyber-comment" in the subject header. Snail mails (normal mail) are also accepted.


This time, I thought I should try my hand at looking for Radiological sites. This may not be the best of links.....but it is the best I could do. If you do come across a good site and you would like to share with us.....drop me an email.

Newly updated and free Radiology resources available from USU( :

Thanks to James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D.

This page was setup by Dr A C Downie, UMDS, Guy's & St Thomas Hospital, London, UK. Presented as Cases, Tutorials, MCQ's, and even a Search engine and Links to Radiological sites.( )

Part of the Martindale's Health Science Guide - '98. Probably the only site you need to know for radiological information. Very comprehensive, had no time to go through all. ( )

Another pot-purée of radiological sites. (

Another comprehensive site, some interesting links from here are given below.

The University of Iowa Radiology On-Call Handbook. A good handbook covering many topics. (

Multimedia Teaching Files. Lots of informative sites. ( )Normal Radiologic Anatomy:X-Ray, CT, MRI and Ultrasound


Introduction to Clinical Disciplines Medicine: Radiology. A Multimedia Textbook of Introductory Radiology, Department of Radiology, The University of Iowa. (

Normal Radiologic Anatomy:X-Ray, CT, MRI and Ultrasound. ( is a catalog of pediatric radiology and pediatric imaging information on the Internet for the Pediatric Radiologist. (

Medical Images Collections - EMBBS.( A huge library of images. Great to make slides for teaching.

The Visible Human Project ( is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is creating a complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body. The current phase of the project is collecting transverse CT, MRI and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers at one millimeter intervals.

The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will transparently link visual knowledge forms to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts.

Last but not least another comprehensive site from Karolinska Institute. (

That concludes my effort , transparent enough? :)


For our second cyber-interview, we have a pioneer, in the field of Internet.

Dr. Davaraj Balasingh is the Consultant Surgeon and Head of Department of Surgery in Seremban Hospital. Previously he was the Consultant Surgeon in Melaka Hospital from 1992 to 1995. Obtained his MBBS from the Madras University in 1976 and Masters in Surgery from UKM in 1988. Has special interest in Paediatric surgery.

Currently the Hon Deputy Secretary of MMA and Chairman of Computer Technical Committee of MMA.

1). How and when did you come to know about the Internet? How did you learn the ‘ropes’ in using it?

I was initially a subscriber to Telita services (hosted by Telekom) and that is where I learnt to use the modem. It was painfully slow, with a split baud rate of 1200/75. In 1993 I was introduced to jaring by Dr.Shu Lit Gen, who was then the Chairman of the Computer users group of the College of General Practitioners. It was an era of emails and ftpmail. No fancy stuff like web browsers and chats groups then. Configuring the modem took a week, but then had a lot of help from jaring staff like Sham , Rafee and a host of others including net guru Sabri from JKR. It was a time when there were no local access nodes. One had to dial into KL for Internet access and phone bills were very high. That was the price one had to pay to try out new technology.

Did a few road shows with Dr. Shu on the use of email, Internet and clinic software way back in 1994. The Internet ‘bible’ then was an article titled "Zen and the art of Internet" which I downloaded using ftpmail (what is that you may ask!). Then came newsgroups like pcbase and medibase, which were local newsgroups hosted by jaring. Got a lot of help from these newsgroups. One thing I learnt from the Internet, is that there are lot of people who are eager to help you when you have a problem ( computers or otherwise).

2). What do you use the Internet for mainly? Email? Chat?

Mainly for email, file downloads and web surfing. I use Internet phone for talking to people around the world. Have done 3 demos on the use of Internet at University Malaya for Tamil school teachers, Tamil school trainee teachers and students from the Tamil society of UM.

3). Has the Internet helped you in your work? Do you think it has all the resources you need?

Yes definitely. Most of the resources are already available on the net. But one has to be careful of the amount of information that is available. Some of the information are put up by patients and laypersons, and not by doctors, and may be controversial.

4). Do you have a website? Why did you start it?

Yes I do. Nothing fancy though. The first site was a home page for MMA ( was my first attempt at web page creation. Unable to update as often as I want to. Anyway a new MMA home page will be launched during the AGM. This is hosted by MOL.

Prayer House Warriors home page at is a home page for a group of Christians who run every Monday in and around Seremban.

Kingdom Kids Childcare homepage,at .I created this page for my wife who runs a childcare centre.

5). What are your favourite sites and why?

Doctor’s home page at This site has links to many sites created by doctors. Some are very interesting. There are also links on ‘getting started’ on the Internet. I use information on these sites for conducting demonstrations on Internet.

Freeware home page ( ) has lots of freeware program. I use many of them. Some are better than commercial programs.

Medscape ( for useful medical news and latest articles of health issues.

6). Are you married? Any children? Are they on the net?

Married for 20 years and have 2 boys and one girl. Eldest son is doing a degree course in Information Technology. Has his own email and uses the net for his course. Second son in Form 4 and logs onto the net whenever I log onto the net. (Running a small peer to peer network at home with a proxy server program installed. Both of us are able to use the net using one phone line). Daughter uses the brother’s computer when he is not around.

7). Share your thoughts on any other matters of interest

I would like to see more doctors using computers and the Internet. Internet is a useful tool for Continuing Medical Education, and there are many sites offering CME. It is my sincere hope that one day we would be able to host CME programs locally on our own MMA home page, with our own server in MMA house.

Dr.Davaraj and family


Our very first person to make a comment comes all the way from Hospital Ipoh. His comments,

Dr Vadivale,
You have done a wonderful job with your Cybermed News column in Berita MMA. In fact, that's the first section I usually go to whenever I receive the latest addition of Berita MMA. I especially liked the statistics web site review in a recent issue.   Keep up the good work. But why are the fonts in your column so tiny? Your column might be missed by some of our colleagues.   I suppose you could "interview" yourself :-) in a future issue as you are also a cybermed personality in your own right.     Well Done!
Dr F.M. Sharif
Ophthalmologist,Hospital Ipoh

I assume "B4N" stands for "Bye for Now". Coming from an ophthalmologist the fonts MUST really be small! Yes, I agree, the last issue, the fonts were small. Editor, please take note!

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With that I let your "mouse" or your "keyboard" do the "talking". 

Till next month, "Happy Surfing".



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