Introduction

Introduction

Acclaimed as the best medical center in central Taiwan, China Medical University Hospital has been improving by leaps and bounds.
The Department of Radiology, the Department of Nuclear Medicine and the Department of Radiation Oncology at this hospital are fully equipped with a great number of advanced imaging and treatment instruments to provide medical care staff with the latest in medical examination technology and diagnostic support. Moreover, professional radiologists and medical technologists play an equally important role. Students admitted to the Department of Radiological Technology not only benefit from the availability of modern equipment, but also from the fervour and enthusiasm of the faculty.

Teaching Objectives

We aim to train students to be professional radiological technologists who are not only good at their specialty along with having a base of general medical knowledge, but also hardworking and devoted to research.

Areas of Study

  1. Diagnosis Introduction to Radiology, including X-rays, CT (Computerized Tomography), Fluoroscopic X-ray exams, Angiography, Ultrasound, and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  2. Nuclear Medicine, including Gamma Imaging, SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography), PET (Positron Emission Tomography), RIA (Radioimmunoassay), Radiopharmaceutical, and Nuclear Medicine Computer Image Analysis
  3. Therapeutic Radiology, including Linear Accelerator, Simulation Photography, External Teletherapy, Afterloading Brachytherapy, Conformal Radiotherapy, and IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy)

Faculty

The distinguished faculty for Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology consists of two professors, two associate professor, five assistant professors and seven lecturers along with four senior attending doctors. In addition to this fine group of teachers, there is also a team of some forty senior technologists who are available as mentors and coaches for the students.

Teaching & Practices Facilities

China Medical University Hospital, as a large-scale established medical center, is well equipped with a variety of advanced diagnostic facilities, which are accessible to students for their hands-on learning and practicums.

Characteristics of Curriculum

  1. Freshman - With an emphasis on subjects featuring GE (general education) and humanities.
  2. Sophomore - With a focus on anatomy, radiophysics, chemistry, physiology, etc.
  3. Junior - With a focus on studies of instrumentation and technology.
  4. Senior - With time spent in practicums and equipment operation.

Characteristics of Learning

The faculty of this department is comprised of enthusiastic radiologists and technologists who are proficient at diagnosis, therapy and nuclear medicine. They are committed to train students to be professional radiological technologists by equipping them with both academic knowledge and the drive to research.

Career Prospects

Each of our graduates can take examinations to obtain a professional license to be either a Radio-Technologist or a Radiation Protection staff member. He/She may work in the areas of radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medical technology or may serve as a medical physicist, a dosimetrist, a health physicist, a medical engineer, or a medical administrative team-member. These are all growing fields which, as careers, provide stability and growth. Moreover, a degree conferred by Department of Radiological Technology is also a prerequisite to be admitted to various masters programs either at domestically or abroad.

Research Focus:

  1. Diagnosis Introduction to Radiology, including X-rays, CT (computerized tomography), fluoroscopic X-ray exams, angiography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging
  2. Nuclear Medicine, including gamma imaging, SPECT (single photon emission computerized tomography), PET (Positron Emission Tomography), radioimmunoassay (RIA), radiopharmaceutical, and nuclear medicine computer image analysis
  3. Therapeutic Radiology, including linear accelerator, simulation photography, external teletherapy, afterloading brachytherapy, conformal radiotherapy, and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  4. Biomedical engineering, including biomaterial, thermal surgery, detection of tumor, tumor motion estimation, red blood cell velocity measurements and radiophotoluminescent glass dosimeter.