Radiology

The Radiology Department at Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College, HUST was founded in 1912, 17 years after Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen announced his seminal discovery of X-Rays. Over the past 100 years, the department has grown from a humble beginning in a small X-Ray room at Shanghai Erich Paulun Hospital of German Medical School to one of the nation’s oldest and largest and the most innovative radiology department with a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art imaging modalities, such as X-Rays, Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA), Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) scans, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to provide diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and therapy services. Led by a nation-renowned faculty, the department offers a wide array of extraordinary education and training programs. In 1984 the Master's Degree program was set up. In 1990 the approved Ph.D. Degree program was established. In 1995 the Post-Doctoral Mobile Station in Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine was authorized and the Hubei Province Key Discipline was granted. In 2005 the Hubei Province Core Curriculum was recognized. In 2006 the Medical Specialist Training Base of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the People's Republic of China was instituted.

Currently, Tongji Radiology Department is comprised of 13 full professors, 5 associate professors, 18 clinical instructors, 85 residents. Of the 121 dedicated clinical and research faculty members, 19 have M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, 33 have M.D. and Master's degrees, 5 are doctoral supervisors (tutors of Ph. D. or Doctorate students), 7 are advisors to Master's degree students. Over the past five year, the department has nurtured 15 excellent Ph.D. students and 55 Master's degree students. Of the 55 Master's degree students, 5 were foreign students. Many faculty members are nationally recognized leaders in their fields and serve on the committee or executive board of the Chinese Society of Radiology (CSR), as directors of subcommittees of CSR, on the youth committee of CSR, as members of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), on the committee of Chinese Radiology Association of Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) specialty sub-association, as President of the Wuhan (China) Radiological Society, President and Vice President of Interventional Radiological Society of Hubei Province, CHINA. Radiologic Practice, a monthly multilingual (Chinese, German, English) peer-reviewed medical journal, is sponsored and published by Tongji Radiology Department. Several faculty members serve as editorial board members and reviewers for Chinese Journal of Radiology, associate editor and editorial board members for Journal of Clinical Radiology, and World Journal of Radiology, editorial board member for Investigative Radiology (2010 Impact Factor: 4.665), and reviewer for European Urology (2010 impact factor is 8.843).

The Department of Radiology has outstanding clinical and research facilities. Equipment is cutting-edge, fully digital, multimodal technological resources, including seven high field superconducting MRI systems (including four 3.0 Tesla units, three 1.5 Tesla units), nine multi-slice CT scanncers (including three state-of-the-art 64-slice CTs), three X-ray Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) systems, two Digital Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopy X Ray Systems, Nine digital radiography (DR) units and a versatile Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) system featuring remote web-based access.

As a long-time leader in diagnostic imaging and image-guided intervention, Tongji Radiology Department pioneered advances such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),biphasic CT enterography, imaging in transplantation, transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for liver cancer.

Research Program Project Grants: Over the past five years, researchers at Tongji Radiology Department have been Principal Investigators (PIs) of six NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China)-funded grants and six Hubei Province Research Program Project Grants, and Co-PIs of the National Key Scientific and Technological Project in China and the National Key Discipline & Key Project of Ministry of Health (MOH) of China.

Research Achievements
Over the past five years, researchers at Tongji Radiology Department have won the coveted Hubei Province Scientific and Technological Advancement Award (one 2nd place, one 3rd place, respectively) and Wuhan City Scientific and Technological Advancement Award (two 2nd place, one 3rd place, respectively). Faculty and staff have published over 282 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 4 monographs and book chapters.

Cooperation and Exchanges
Tongji Radiology Department advances clinical, research, and educational frontiers of radiology in close collaboration with world-leading radiology departments. Currently Tongji Radiology offers one-year visiting program, designed to allow junior faculty already in practice to obtain a good working overseas experience. The department has sent over nine junior faculty members on the visiting program.to leading hospitals of the United States and Germany. More than 20 faculty members have presented at top radiology conferences including RSNA (the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting), ECR (European Congress of Radiology). Tongji Radiology provides opportunities for foreign students to train and conduct collaborative research at the department. The department has delivered seven high-quality continuing medical education (CME) seminars to diagnostic radiologists nationwide. The faculty and staff currently host semi-annual advanced CT、MRI、DSA educational workshop to 30 -50 attendees nationwide.

The Dean of the department is Dao-Yu Hu.