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Historical Background

It was at the behest of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, then the Prime Minister of India, that the institute was conceived with the theme of "Atom for Peace" dedicated exclusively to peaceful application of radiation i.e., diagnosis & treatment of patients with Radio-Isotopes in a variety of ailments specially cancers etc. To begin with patients with thyroid disorde9rs were involved as thyroid is one of the organs affected by radiation and is easy to study using Radio-iodine. Basic & applied research was also started in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Biosciences. With the initiative of Lt Col Mazumdar and unstinted support from the Government of India Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, now familiarly known as INMAS across the globe, was established under the Defence Research & Development Organisation or DRDO in 1961.

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) is a mandated multidisciplinary laboratory of DRDO engaged in R&D activities in the field of Radiation,Imaging Sciences and CBRN technologies. INMAS is one of the very few Institutions that can boast of having an enviable contingent of highly skilled Scientists, clinical researchers and biomedical professionals working towards common goals and objectives. One of the charters is to establish as a center of excellence in biomedical & clinical research with special reference to radiation, neurocognitive imaging and CBRN research. The main thrust areas o¬f INAMS are development of radio protectors, development of diagnostics and therapeutic approaches using noninvasive imaging techniques, neurocognitive and endocrine functional assessment of human body.

INMAS has always taken a lead with academic developments in the areas of radiation and imaging sciences since its inception. DRM course started under the aegis of Delhi University way back in 1962 was first of its kind in the world and continues even today. Currently DNB course in Radiology and guest teaching at various courses at Delhi University are among the additional academic activities that the institute is involved in. Academic accomplishments of INMAS are continuously growing, with increase in the number and impact factor of research publications.

A major development in the recent past has been the establishment of NMR, PET-Cyclotron facility that has made significant contributions in development of technologies for enhancing combat efficiency besides providing clinical research to the Armed forces. The institute also pursues a strong research program with application in various stress related disorders using NMR techniques including metabolomics, in vivo spectroscopy and functional MRI (fMRI). INMAS has established a number of non-invasive and innovative Nuclear Medicine methods. For soldiers working at high altitudes a method for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of various ailments including cold injuries (frost bite) has been developed.

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