1st Asian Young Radiologist Forum (video)


Date: March 23 (Tuesday), 2010

Time:14:10 – 16:00

Facilitator:I-Chen Tsai, MD sillyduck.radiology@gmail.com

Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.


– Yuanyi Cheng (China)

– Benjamin M. Yeh (United States)

– Satoshi Kobayashi (Japan)

– Hyun Woo Goo (Korea)

– I-Chen Tsai (Taiwan)


Radiology, as a specialty, changed much in recent ten years. About technology, multi-detector row CT evolved from 4-slice to 640-slice, 3T MRI became widely available, and new treatments such as high-intensity focused ultrasound and radiofrequency became our routine clinical practice. About external environment, many clinicians were doing procedures once only performed by radiologists, such as intracranial endovascular intervention and cardiac CT. About academic community, the impact factors of general radiology journals, including Radiology, Radiographics, European Radiology, and American Journal of Roentgenology were all rising. The quality of articles improved while manuscript acceptance rates decreased. With these, this specialty is actually changing its definition, boundary and opportunity. At the mean time, young generation radiologists were entering this big family. This young generation can type much faster than they write. They can read, think and write on the computer without printing it out. They were growing with internet, and started their career in a digital working environment. With slower economic growth rate and economic crisis these years, the research resources were limited while the clinical workload was still heavy. These young radiologists developed their own way to cope with the clinical loading while keeping on research. With these internal and external changes, we would like to know how these young radiologists faced the challenges. How do we suggest other new comers about the road to the future. We think we should have a platform for young radiologists from different countries to exchange their ideas and discuss with each other.

In this first attempt, we invited five young leading radiologists of different countries to share their experiences. We believe this initial platform attempt will be helpful for the participating young radiologists to clarify their roads to the future.

1st Asian Young Radiologist Forum on YouTube


Dr. Yuanyi Zheng (鄭元義) from Institute of Ultrasonic Imaging, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Dr. Zheng is a young and brilliant doctor specialized in ultrasound. He and his team used ultrasonic destruction of microbubble to serve as a vehicle for gene delivery, which is a good example of combining clinical technique and basic research.

Dr. Benjamin M. Yeh from Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA. Dr. Yeh, specialized in abdominal imaging, is good at recognizing important subtle findings in routine film interpretation and expressing it in scientific language.

Dr. Satoshi Kobayashi from Department of Radiology, Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan. Dr. Kobayashi is an expert in hepatobiliary imaging. His extensive publications covered both basic and clinical research topics on hepatic neoplasms and hepatobiliary diseases.

Dr. Hyun Woo Goo from Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Goo is an well-known pediatric radiologist in the world. He is most notable for CT of congenital heart disease and pediatric whole body MRI examination.

Dr. I-Chen Tsai (蔡依橙) from Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Dr. Tsai focused his research on cardiovascular CT. With his contrast-covering time concept, many clinical applications were developed.

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