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Introduction

The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences was instituted in 2002. It is planned to have 50 freshmen enrolled in one class each year. The purpose of this department is to facilitate the interdisciplinary training in the fields of radiological technology. Due to the rapid advancement of medical sciences, radiological diagnosis and therapy become essential in clinical applications. It is expected to enhance the advancement of the medical care quality by bringing our well-trained students in the related clinical service and research. Our program focuses on radiological diagnostic techniques, radiation therapy techniques, nuclear medicine operation techniques, medical physics, medical imaging analysis, clinical radiological techniques and practice.

 

Teaching and Research

The teaching of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences is a diversified discipline education. The students will learn the professional skills in radiological sciences together with clinical practicing. Hence the arrangement of the courses is essentially important. Based on the diversity and variety, a complete education will combine both basic sciences and clinical practicing. The design of the core courses is categorized into five fields, including basic sciences, basic medical sciences, radiological and imaging sciences, clinical therapy techniques and clinical practicing. The courses will integrate basic electronics, medical physics and radiological techniques together with clinical diagnosis, radiological therapy, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and medical imaging. The department also offers some courses related to the leading-edge technologies, such as MRI, CT, SPECT, PET, etc. In order to train the students to do research and develop the capability of problems solving, courses of research on special topics and paper writing are required. The students will learn clinical applications through their clinical practicing in hospitals. Students are trained through various fields and aided for their career planning. In order to train the students to become excellent radiological technologists, the department plans to recruit at least 10 faculty members with doctoral degrees. Radiologists in well-known hospitals are also recruited to teach related clinical courses to promote the teaching quality in clinical applications. The recruitment of the faculty members in our department will focus on the fields of radiological diagnostic techniques, radiological therapy techniques, nuclear medicine operation techniques, medical physics and medical imaging analysis.

 

Curriculum and Facilities

In addition to teaching, research is also required for the faculty members of the department. Eight multi-functional laboratories including radiological diagnostic laboratory, radiological therapy laboratory, nuclear medicine operation laboratory, medical physics laboratory, medical imaging analysis laboratory, radiation measurement laboratory and radiobiological & special research laboratory will be established for the purpose of teaching and research. Currently we have the medical imaging analysis laboratory equipped with two sun workstations and 12 P42-4G PC, the medical electronic laboratory equipped with seven sets of electronic equipments, the medical ultrasound laboratory and the radiation measurement laboratory equipped with four sets of color ultrasound equipments, nine sets of digital LCD readout GM detector and one set of dose calibrators, and one set of well counters, radiochemical, radiobiological & special research laboratory equipped one set of laminar air-flow unit, a hot water bath, etc. More instruments and facilities will be purchased. All together, we hope to create an excellent environment for teaching and research so that our students can be benefited in learning and training.

 

Career Development

Most of the graduated students will take the national license examination of radiological technologist prior to their clinical service in hospitals. Students can also choose to enter graduate schools for research-oriented radiological sciences or other life sciences associated programs.

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