The educational goal of our medical imaging and radiological sciences programs is to rigorously educate our undergraduate students in diverse fields of medical imaging that are built on a strong foundation in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology. Our graduates are trained to be competent radiological technologists, life-long learners, leaders who demonstrate evidence-based practice, critical inquiry and clinical decision making skills needed for differential diagnosis technology and autonomous practice in the field of medical imaging and radiological sciences.
All students will obtain a solid and up-to-date practical training (for 28 weeks) in the field of diagnosis imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, and radiotherapy from the Chang Gung memorial Hospital. In addition to training in clinical practice, students will also have opportunity in developing a core competency in a specific specialized area of biomedical engineering. Particular focus is given to in-depth education in the medical physics and radiological sciences, particularly the advanced technology in medical imaging and radiotherapy including proton therapy. The principal means of accomplishing these goals is through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum, which begins with a critical understanding of engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, and builds towards state-of-the-art research and development in medical imaging and radiological sciences.
In addition to undergraduate program, both master and Ph.D. programs have been added subsequently. Currently, the department has 14 full-time faculties, all with Ph.D. degree (two are with MD. and PhD. degrees), and 20 adjunct faculties from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to share the teaching for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The 14 full-time faculties are divided into 3 groups with research efforts on diagnosis imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, and radiotherapy, and are all with expertise in the related field in medical imaging and radiological sciences. In particular, our faculty are in the leading positions in neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases including AD and PD, molecular imaging in oncology, tomographic reconstruction in nuclear medicine imaging and CT, ultrasound imaging, MRI imaging, radiation biology, proton therapy, theraputic dosimetry simulation and validation, and medical physics. Our faculty are highly productive in academic research publications and have obtained grants mostly from the Ministry of Science and Technology from Taiwan and from the Chang Gung Memorial Research Fund during the last few years. In particular, the first proton therapy facility was built up in Chang Gung Memorial hospital (proton center of CGMH) in 2006 (?), and most of our faculty are the key persons in participating the planning, operation work as well as the research development of the proton facility. Moreover, the Institute of Radiological Research under the co-funding and collaboration of both CGMH and CGU was established in 2014 (IRR CGU and CGMH) and is the first institute in Taiwan, and now plays an important role in the research field of higher energy physics (proton and neutron) for medical and science applications.
The department has continued to strive for excellence in the field of medical imaging and radiological sciences. With a comprehensive and solid education, our graduates not only can engage in clinical practice as radiological technologists in hospitals, but also have strong training and knowledge in up-to-date technology and theory in medical imaging and radiological sciences. In short, our alumni have contributed significantly to the clinical and research society in the area of medical imaging and radiological sciences over the years. Growing together with Chang Gung University, our department currently has 14 full-time faculty members with excellent expertise in various subjects of medical imaging and radiological sciences. Currently, there are about 140 undergraduate students, 25 graduate students (master degree), and 6 doctoral students in this department.