Faculty of Medicine

Universitas Brawijaya
Written on 10 October 2017 , by Editor FKUB , in category Activities

The increasing prevalence of stroke for people with hypertension triggers interest of most of Radiology Specialists from Doctoral Program  of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Brawijaya / RSSA to give something useful and share knowledge with society by conducting activity of Vascular Carotid Ultrasound On Hypertension Patient For Early Detection of Stroke Factors.

Activities undertaken in the Lab / SMF Radiology RSSA is an effort to perform the functions and roles of Tri Dharma Perguruan  Tinggi (the three pillars of higher education) one of which is Community Service, dr. Agung Kurniawan, Sp.Rad as Chairman of the Committee expounds.

Furthermore, he explains that the activity of dedication to this society is one manifestation of our efforts to implement the Tri Dharma Perguruan  Tinggi is on the point of Community Service. Radiology Department wants to provide education and early examination for people with hypertension.

On the occasion we are conducting an examination on Vascular Carotis. As we all know that the incidence of stroke in Malang itself is considerable. Therefore, we hope the need for early stroke detection in patients with hypertension, he said.

Because of this detection we will know if there is a thickening of the Vascular Carotis wall in patients that will affect the blood supply to the brain and other blood vessels and, indeed if this can be immediately known, it will be slightly helpful and prevent people with hypertension for the risk of  Stroke.

In addition to our examination we also provide education for the community to immediately conduct further examination and prevention by doing treatment if the results are positive.

Further, he added, this routine activity is held each year and so far they can only check 32 patients, due to limited funds. And our goal is the people who come from the area around RSSA aged around 50 years. The event was held in just 1 day ie at 08.00 – 13.00 WIB

In this event  there were 9 doctors participating, consisting of  7 senior resident s(student of PPDS), some undergraduate students and young Doctors whom we assigned to register the patients, to collect data, to educate the attendants and to do examination  with supervision by senior doctors or supervisors. We also involve some exchange students from ISMKI.

Besides aiming to perform the role of Brawijaya University in implementing Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi we from  the study program of radiology are also eager to participate actively in improving the quality and health level for the surrounding community. And hopefully in the coming years we can carry out similar activities with more coverage and target of Hypertension patients, and we hope this activity will run well and benefit the community.