Department of Radiology

   The Department of Radiology the third military medical university was founded in 1960. Thanks to the tireless efforts and enterprising spirit of previous generations of healthcare professionals, the department has significantly increased its overall strength (especially in medical treatment, teaching and scientific research), enabling us to rank among the best in southwest China (and possibly in the entire country). Currently, several professors from our department are working as members, standing committee members, and vice directors of the Chongqing Institute of Radiology, People¨s Liberation Army (PLA) Institute of Radiology, and the National Institute of Radiology. We are entitled to confer doctoral degrees in radiology. A distinctive development orientation has taken shape involving basic and clinical research in: trauma imaging; neuroimaging; imaging of the digestive system and dysfunction/disease of the pelvic floor.
   We have a staff of 84, including two doctoral (master¨s degree) tutors, two professors, four associate professors, two assistant chief technicians, four doctoral candidates, and three master¨s degree students. So far, 15 students have graduated from our department. We currently have a total research fund of >1 million RMB. This sum covers ongoing projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, sub-projects of the PLA key projects in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan Period, as well as critical scientific and technological projects in Chongqing. The past 5 years has seen our team winning >10 major awards. These include: the second prize and third prize in Military Medical Treatment Achievements; Chongqing Science and Technology Progress Award; first prize of Excellent Audio-visual Research and Teaching Awards from the Ministry of Education and Chongqing municipality; and silver medal of Excellent Education from the General Logistics Department. We have published over 10 Science Citation Index (SCI) research papers, more than 100 articles in source journals for Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers and Citations, and two monographs. We have carried out two programs at the national level in continuing medical education. We have organized five national and regional academic conferences, and attended more than 10 international academic conferences.
   The Department of Radiology has been constantly upgrading its equipment to keep up with the latest developments in medical imaging technology. We have advanced examination equipment worth 100 million RMB. The equipment includes a Siemens imager 3.0 T, a Siemens imager 1.5 T, a Siemens imager 1.0 TMR, a GE imager 1.5 TMR, a Philips imager 256 iCT, a GE 64-row CT, four advanced digital flat-panel DSAs from GE and Philips, digital mammography systems, and DR radiography systems. In 2005, the Department of Radiology launched the Radiology Information System (RIS), becoming the first RIS user in Chongqing. In 2008, the department established the PACS system with the HIS system network of the hospital, achieving full digitalization of the work of the hospital and the Department of Radiology.

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