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News and Events
RADIOLOGY MALAYSIA IS CHANGING! When Radiology Malaysia first
appeared on the web in May 2001 we designed what we thought was a clean,
robust and easy to navigate web site. This has, indeed, stood the test
of time. We operated with limited resources, but thanks to our
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Change is the only constant, therefore in the coming few months, it will
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Wishing everyone Happy Year End 2013 and Happy New Year 2014.
Mark Your Calendar – 6-10th March 2014: European
Congress of Radiology ECR 2014
19-22 Mar 2014: International Intensive Hands On Musculoskeletal
MRI and Ultrasound Conference and Workshop for Radiologists, Penang,
Member Details Update - Please update the College of Radiology Secretariat with your latest contact details, so that information can be sent to you more efficiently via email!
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Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) & Academy of Medicine (AMM) Scientific
Meeting 2013, Kuala Lumpur
- 29-30 Sep 2013
The 10th MOH –AMM meeting incorporating the 16th Scientific Meeting of
the National Institutes of Health and National Ethics Seminar was held
at the Medical Academies of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur from the 29-30 Sep
2013. The Honourable Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam was
conferred Honorary Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia at
the Opening Ceremony which he also officiated at. Thirteen new ordinary
members of the College of Radiology were inducted. Donors of the Medical
Academies Building Fund were recognised with Certificates of
Appreciation. The AMM AGM was held on the evening of 29th Sep 2013 and
Dato’ Dr Khoo Kah Lin is the new Master of the AMM (2013/2014).
Council Meets at the KCR2013 in Coex, Seoul
- 9-12 Oct 2013
The Korean Congress of Radiology (KCR) was held from 9th to 12th October
2013 at the Coex, Seoul. The KCR 2013 is the annual congress of the
Korean Society of Radiology (KSR) and this year was the 69th Congress.
The Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology very much appreciate the very
gracious KSR (President: Prof Tae-Hwan Lim) for hosting the Asian
Oceanian Society of Radiology (AOSR) council and committee meetings
including that of the Asian Oceanian School of Radiology (AOSOR)
inaugural steering committee meeting.
Celebrate Together! 2013 International Day of Radiology (IDOR) Theme is
8 Nov 2013
The College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia is pleased to
join the celebration of Radiology’s importance in its contribution to
screening, diagnosis and management in the field of medicine. This is in
conjunction with the initiators of the second International Day of
Radiology, the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological
Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Many other radiological societies the world over with participate in
this momentous date, when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the
existence of x-rays in 1895.
This follows the successful first International Day of Radiology in
2012, which was held with the aim of building greater awareness of the
value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improving
understanding of the vital role radiologists play in the healthcare
continuum. It is a day to create awareness of the role of radiology
(medical imaging and intervention) in healthcare. This year’s them is
Lung Imaging to highlight the important role that radiology plays in the
detection, diagnosis and management of a wide variety of lung diseases.
Breast Seminar, Kuala Lumpur – 20-22 Sep 2013
The College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia in
collaboration with the Ministry of Health and University Malaya Medical
Centre held their annual breast seminar for both radiographers and
radiologists in Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The aim of the seminar
was to provide training as well as to disseminate knowledge and updates
in the field of Breast Imaging to the participants. This year, there
were 157 radiographs, 85 radiologists and 7 medical officers attending.
In addition, the faculty with secretariat numbered 25. Kudos to the
organising committee for yet another successful event.
& Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology (AOSPR) Congress 2013, Hong
Kong – 14-15 Sep 2013
The 13th AOSPR Congress was recently held in Hong Kong SAR on 14th &
15th of September 2013 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club
Building. The congress was attended by about 300 participants including
foreign delegates as far as Brazil and USA. The largest number of
foreign delegates came from Indonesia. This congress was special as it
was also attended by the President of the World Federation of Pediatric
Imaging (WFPI) Dr M Ines Boechat (where AOSPR is a member), President of
SLARP (Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiologia Pediatrica) Dr Pedro
Daltro, General Secretary of the ESPR (European Society of Paediatric
Radiology) Dr Catherine Owens and also the Editor of Pediatric Radiology
Journal, Dr Guy Sebag.
Specialised Training in Advances in Radiology, Kuala Lumpur –
26-27 Aug 2013
Bayer Healthcare and Siemens brought the Specialised Training in
Advances (STAR) in Radiology to Malaysia again with the collaboration of
the local “organiser” - College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of
Malaysia. The symposium was held in Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The STAR series have always been popular as the speakers, presentations
and topics are highly relevant and practical tips are shared. STAR 2013
was no different, with 209 participants forming an enthusiastic and
captive audience. Most of the speakers were no stranger to our
community, having spoken in Malaysia before, even if it was at least a
decade ago. STAR is an international educational forum run by Bayer
HealthCare and co-sponsored by Siemens.
AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress & the 47th Singapore-Malaysia Congress
of Medicine, Singapore - 23-24 Aug 2013
“The New Reality in Medicine – Caring for Patients with Multiple
Co-Morbidities” was the theme of the recent tripartite congress with the
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM), Academy of Medicine of
Singapore(AMS) and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM). This was held
in conjunction with Malaysia and Singapore’s Annual Congress of Medicine
(the 47th to date) as well as the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the
College of Physicians, Singapore (CPS). His Excellency President Dr Tony
Tan Keng Yam who is also Patron of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore
graced the Induction Comitia. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister for Finance, Republic of Singapore was the Gordon
Arthur Ransom Orator.
Being multidisciplinary in nature, the challenge was to present topics
relevant across the many fields of medicine. Congratulations to the
organising committee as there were excellent lectures from experts of
Kwan-Hoong Ng Receives Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the
Advancement of Medical Physics in the Past 50 years - 15 July 2013
Prof KH Ng of the University of Malaya will be amongst 50 medical
physicists from around world that has been selected for recognition at
the upcoming International Conference on Medical Physics, Brighton, UK
from 1-4 September 2013. In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the
International Organisation for Medical Physics (IOMP), 50 medical
physicists in the world will be acknowledged for their outstanding
contribution made to the advancement of medical physics and healthcare
through research, clinical developments, education and training
activities, service development and to professional matters over the
last 50 years.
The College of
Radiology (CoR) congratulates Prof Ng and is proud to have had Prof Ng
as Advisor for many years.
College of Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting - A Resounding Success,
Kuala Lumpur - 13-15 June 2013
Musculoskeletal Imaging and Oncology were the focus of this year’s
annual scientific meeting of the College of Radiology, Academy of
Medicine of Malaysia. The meeting was co-organised with the Malaysian
Society of Radiographers and the Malaysian Oncological Society. The
meeting this year boasted 330 delegates, 51 speakers and 26
industry-related vendors supported the event. Delegates included
radiologists, radiographers, medical officers and trainees with a
sprinkling of those from allied fields. Many of the delegates gave
positive feedback on the scientific content and organisation. Kudos to
the organising and scientific committees!
Cardiac Computed Tomography Workshop, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak - 11-12 May 2013
The Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan was
the venue for a clinical cardiac computed tomography (CT) workshop over
the 11-12th May 2013 weekend. Participants were from
Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia and comprised radiologists,
cardiologists and radiographers/radiologic technicians. Dr Cham Yee Ling
was the coordinator of the workshop organized by the Cardiology
Department of the SGH Heart Centre.
AOSR Council Meets in Yokohama at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Japan
Radiological Society, Japan -11-14th April 2013
“Creation, Innovation and Globalization” was the theme of the 72nd
Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society (JRS), held at Pacifico
Yokohama, Japan from the 11th to 14th April 2013. There were sessions in
English and even presentations in Japanese had English slides so that
all could participate in the proceedings. A CT colonography training
course was also held. The JRS also hosted the Asian Oceanian Society of
Radiology Council, Finance and Constitution Committee meetings.
4th Asian Congress of Abdominal Radiology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan –
22-24 Mar 2013
“Personalised Medicine in Abdominal Radiology” was the theme of the 4th
Asian Congress of Abdominal Radiology (ACAR 2013) held in the Kaohsiung
Medical University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. There were plenary lectures,
special focus sessions, refresher courses, scientific sessions, image
interpretation sessions as well as the scientific exhibition and
luncheon symposia. The scientific programme was indeed excellent as were
the social programmes. The Chinese Taipei Society of Radiology Banquet
on 23 March 2013 was indeed a spectacular event with a flamboyant
backdrop of lights. Delegates were entertained with special performances
from classical string music to modern dance.
Congress of the ASEAN Association of Radiology (AAR), Bangkok, Thailand
– 21-23 Mar 2013
The 16th Congress of the ASEAN Association of Radiology Incorporating
the 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Radiologists
of Thailand and the Radiological Society of Thailand has just concluded
and I would say it was a resounding success. A total of 1200
participants registered with local participants making up the most at
850. 26 participants were from Malaysia. The Congress was hosted by the
Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand (RCRT) and the Radiological
Society of Thailand (RST), and held from 21st-23rd March 2013 at Centara
Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand.
to Interpret MR Images of Rectal Cancer: Coloproctology 2013 Post
Congress MRI Workshop, Kuala Lumpur – 17 March 2013
The Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons recently organised
Coloproctology 2013 from 14-16 March 2013 at Shangri La Hotel, Kuala
Lumpur. The College of Radiology participated in support of the Post
Congress MRI Workshop, conducted by Prof Regina Beets-Tan, Professor of
Oncologic Imaging at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. A
total of 60 radiologists and surgeons attended the workshop held on a
Sunday morning. The interactive online learning session was followed by
a Q & A session. The feedback was very positive with both radiologists
and surgeons fostering a better understanding of each other’s roles in
the team approach to patient care.
Memory of Dr Albert Lim & Dato’ Dr K. Kulaveerasingam –
11 Mar 2013
The College of Radiology (CoR) is sad to announce the recent passing of
Dr Albert Kok-Hooi Lim (3 June 1952 - 8 March 2013) and Dato’ Dr K.
Kulaveerasingam (28 June 1930 - 10 March 2013).
Dato’ Dr K.
Kulaveerasingam was one of our professional body’s
founding father and a Past President as well a Past President of the
Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology.
Albert Lim was once Head and Senior Consultant of the Institute of
Radiotherapy and Oncology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and a Vice President of
our College of Radiology (then, known as Malaysian Radiological
The CoR extends
their deepest condolences to the families of both Dr Albert Lim and Dato’
EIT Breast –A painless way for early detection of breast cancer? Scientists/medical physicists are in the process of conducting clinical studies to solve quite a few issues regarding the use of impedance measurements in the breasts. What is EIT? Can it be used to detect early breast cancer?
How Safe is Radiofrequency? It is time to find out what RF can do FOR rather than TO people! Radiology Malaysia conducts an online with Prof C-K Chou, PhD, a multiple award-winning scientist and currently Motorola Chief EME Scientist, and the Director of Corporate EME Research Laboratory, responsible for RF product safety.
Is Maintaining Hope in the Face of Despair Possible? Hope cannot exist without despair and vice versa. How can one therefore re-ignite hope when all seems pointless or death and suffering seems imminent?
One-On-One with Prof Dr John R. Cameron: His Mission - Making a Difference to Society! Prof Dr John R. Cameron, a medical physicist who has devoted his life to the application of physics in the medical world.
Tobacco Atlas 4th Edition:
This video below sheds light on the global tobacco burden and
tactics employed by the tobacco industry to market their products.
Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world.
The video, developed by the American Cancer Society and World Lung
Foundation, highlights data from The
4th Edition a joint publication by both organisations.
Today, the Atlas is also available
in a new mobile application, which automatically launches when you visit
on your mobile web browser.
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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) – the ultimate in imaging? PET, despite opening doors to information previously unknown has limitations.
15 Nov 2011: The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Paediatric Imaging and the Society for Nuclear Medicine’s joint campaign “Go with the Guidelines” launched. This is dedicated to radiation protection for children during nuclear medicine procedures. Get the North American Consensus Guidelines here.
14 Feb 2011: Pause and Pulse - Phase 4 of the Image Gently Campaign focuses on diagnostic fluoroscopic procedures. www.imagegently.org
Check it out now for materials with regard justification for procedures, selection of the appropriate examination, using techniques to reduce dose during x-rays and pulsing the x-ray in fluoroscopy as dose-saving measures.
If you are a CoR member, you have been granted free corresponding membership to the ESR. The CoR submits a list of the membership to the ESR periodically to enable them to register you as a corresponding member for free. Please inform us if you have not been contacted by the ESR or have just joined as a CoR member.
The benefits of ESR membership are as follows:
-free electronic access to European Radiology - free electronic access to EURORAD - free electronic access to EPOS™, the Electronic Presentation Online System - free electronic access to eECR - free electronic access to EDIPS Download, ECR's Digital Preview System - all activities of the European School of Radiology (ESOR) are offered exclusively to members of the ESR - free access to the online job forum
EDIPS Download is part of ECR’s Digital Preview System. It enables you to view and download Microsoft® Office PowerPoint Presentations of lectures from ECR 2006 to date, throughout the year. As an ESR member, enjoy browsing for free through 4,058 presentations covering a wide variety of radiological topics, and provided by the most esteemed scientists from all over the world.
International Society of Radiology Imaging of Tropical Diseases DVD
This book developed into DVD form has been made available by its authors (Philip Palmer and Maurice Reeder) and publisher (Springer) free of charge to members of the ISR. If you are a CoR member, access this DVD at www.isradiology.org
Other Resources Available from the International Society of Radiology (ISR): 1. GoRad: Monthly Compendium of practice-related articles selected from 16 leading radiology journals 2. Virtual Congress 3.Other educational contents and reference materials
The BIIJ is a new peer-reviewed open access e journal. It is a multidisciplinary journal covering imaging, nuclear medicine, RT, informatics, molecular imaging, medical physics, biomedical engineering etc. Contributions are welcome and strongly encouraged.
IAEA Calls for Enhanced Radiation Protection of Patients
Advances in medical imaging techniques are allowing doctors to detect hidden diseases and make ever more accurate diagnoses. But radiation safety experts at the IAEA say that overuse of high-tech scanning procedures may unnecessarily expose patients to increased radiation levels. Click here for video
For information about the Safe Use of ionising radiation for patients and health professionals, go to: http://rpop.iaea.org
QA in Mammo: CoR Survey in Malaysia
Quality assurance is crucial in Radiology and particularly so in mammography where poor quality films can mean a higher miss rate for breast cancers. The results of the CoR’s survey of QA in Mammography in Malaysia can be viewed in a poster that summarises the salient points.
The Art of Being Breast Aware: It is Everyone’s Business to be Breast Aware:
This is a handy book to learn the basics of being breast aware. This
2nd edition (2009) has updates to relevant sections and a new chapter.