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Biomedical Imaging Department

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About
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The Department of Biomedical Imaging (formerly Department of Radiology), is situated on the 2nd floor of the Main Tower Building of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). It was formed in 1964. This Department currently has a total of 300 staff which includes academic and non-academic staff and is continuing to grow.

This homepage provides information about educational programs offered, technology available and patient care activities that are part of a modern diagnostic radiology department facing challenges in the new millennium.

Vision

To become a multifaceted Department of excellence in all four elements: clinical care, research, teaching and service to the University of Malaya and the radiology profession.

Mission

Our mission is to train the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow and to advance the manner in which imaging and imaging sciences improve the human condition and continually reassess and improve all aspects of our practice.

 
History
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The Department of Biomedical Imaging, formerly known as Department of Radiology, was set up under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Alton, a radiologist from Canada and it began operation at University Hospital in 1967. The Department was set-up with finance being provided under the Technical Assistance Programme of the Colombo Plan. The following were important landmarks in the establishment.

 
Staff
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Associate Prof. Dr. Khairul Azmi Abd Kadir

Head of Department

 
Bil Salutation Name Email Phone
1 Ybhg. Professor. Dato' Dr. Yang Faridah Abdul Aziz yangf@um.edu.my 03-7950 2840
2 Professor Dr. Gnana Kumar A/L P Gnanasuntharam gracieo@ummc.edu.my 03-7949 2069
3 Professor Dr. John George johng_rad@um.edu.my 03-7949 2052
4 Professor Dr. Norlisah Binti Mohd Ramli norlisah@um.edu.my 03-7949 2052
5 Professor Dr. Dr. Ng Kwan Hoong ngkh@um.edu.my 03-7949 2088
6 Professor Dr. Kartini Binti Rahmat katt_xr2000@um.edu.my 03-7949 2069
7 Associate Prof. Dr. Khairul Azmi Bin Abd Kadir khriazmi@um.edu.my 03-7949 2069
8 Associate Prof. Dr. Anushya A/P Vijayananthan anushyav@um.edu.my 03-7949 2069
9 Associate Prof. Datin. Dr. Ouzreiah Binti Nawawi ouzrei_rad@um.edu.my 03-7949 2069
10 Associate Prof. Dr. Roziah Binti Muridan roziahmu@um.edu.my 03-7949 2069
11 Dr. Azlan Bin Che Ahmad azlanbme@um.edu.my 03- 7950 2094
12 Dr. Jeannie Wong Hsiu Ding jeannie_wong80@um.edu.my 03-7949 3359
13 Dr. Yeong Chai Hong chyeong@um.edu.my 03-7949 3364
14 Dr. Muhammad Shahrun Nizam Bin A Daman Huri shahrun@um.edu.my 03-7950 2069
15 Dr. Tan Li Kuo lktan@um.edu.my 03-7950 2069
16 Dr. Khadijah Binti Ramli khadijahramli@um.edu.my 03-7950 2069
17 Dr. Norshazriman Sulaiman shazri@um.edu.my 03-7949 2970
18 Dr. Farhana Binti Fadzli farhana6@um.edu.my 03-7949 2091
19 Dr. Fadhli Bin Mohamed Sani fms80@um.edu.my 03-7949 2970
20 Dr. Nur Adura Binti Yaakup nayaakup@um.edu.my 03-7949 2091
21 Dr. Mohammad Nazri Bin Md Shah nazrishah@um.edu.my 03-7950 2069
22 Dr. Raja Rizal Azman Bin Raja Aman raja_rizal@um.edu.my 03-7950 2069
Bil Salutation Name Email Phone
1 Mrs. Sujithara Devi A/P Murugan suji86@um.edu.my 03-7949 2052
2 Mr. Muhd Zahuniza Bin Husain zahu@um.edu.my 03-7949 2052
3 Mrs. Sirotul Hidayah Abdul Kader sirotulhidayah@um.edu.my 03-7949 2052
4 Mr. Khairil Aimran Bin Ahmad khairilaimran@um.edu.my 03-7949 2052
5 Mr. Raja Rajeswary a/p K Ponnusamy rajeswary@ummc.edu.my 03-7949 2052
6 Mr. Mohd Risham Bin Ramli sr_400@um.edu.my 03-7949 2052
 
Academic Programme
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Radiology is directing medical imaging technologies to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. Originally, radiology deals mainly in translating x-ray images into diagnosis for the patients. However, the technological advances of today enable the experts of this field to utilise other state-of-the-art equipment, such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging to better diagnose and treat diseases.

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Technological advances and developments in medicine, particularly in radiology, oncology (radiotherapy) and nuclear medicine, have created a demand for qualified medical physicists to manage and monitor the medical usage of radiation in all its forms. In 1998 the University of Malaya launched the Master of Medical Physics programme to meet this growing need. Over sixty graduates have come out from this programme thus far.

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Research
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The University of Malaya Research Imaging Centre (UMRIC) of the Department of Biomedical Imaging initiates all aspects of research which involves imaging procedures and facilitates research for those who require imaging services of the department. UMRIC also conducts research activities and monitors research activities of the Department members.

 
Services
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The Department of BIOMEDICAL IMAGING is equipped with state of the art equipment and utilizes a wide range of imaging modalities which include CR and DR for general radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound , intravenous urography (IVU), Mammography, MRI (0.3 Tesla, 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla), Computed tomography or CT ( 2 units of 16 slice CT, 1 unit 128 slice CT and I unit dual source CT) and 2 angiography suites ( 1 biplane angiograpy, 1 flat panel detector angiography ) system. In addition, the Nuclear Medicine Unit is equipped with SPECT-CT and Dual Energy Absorbsiometry Bone Mineral Densitometer (DXA).

With the support of the University of Malaya Medical Centre which provides the support staff consisting of radiographers, medical lab technologists, attendants and clerical staff, the Department of Biomedical Imaging provides a whole range of radiology services including diagnostic imaging, image guided interventional and therapeutic procedures and nuclear medicine imaging and non imaging examinations.

With the support of the University of Malaya Medical Centre which provides the support staff consisting of radiographers, medical lab technologists, attendants and clerical staff, the Department of Biomedical Imaging provides a whole range of radiology services including diagnostic imaging, image guided interventional and therapeutic procedures and nuclear medicine imaging and non imaging examinations.

 
Activities
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The Continuing Biomedical Imaging Education (CBIE) wing of the Department started with short ultrasound courses run by the then UMMC Ultrasound Training Centre in 1997. Realising the importance and progress of medical imaging in medicine that goes beyond ultrasound, it was expanded to CBIE with the aim to conduct imaging related educational activities and courses for radiologists and trainee radiologists, general practitioners, physicians from other fields of interest, radiographers and sonographers. The courses conducted have had excellent response and participation from near and far and CBIE courses conducted throughout the year gives an opportunity for both staff and students of both the academic and the hospital side of the Department to participate and contribute in its activities.

Thanks to the efforts of Professor Basri Johan Jeet Abdullah and Professor Ng Kwan Hoong, the Department of Biomedical Imaging has its own journal, the Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal (BIIJ). The first issue was published in July 2005 to meet the challenges of biomedical imaging and intervention facing the allied sciences community by providing a new avenue for discussion and exchange of viewpoints. It is an online open access peer reviewed medical journal published quarterly. BIIJ’s running costs are met by donations from regional and international biomedical imaging industry and the University of Malaya. The journal also receives support from many regional associations and societies, and in turn become the official publication of them. As of 2010, BIIJ is the official publication of the ASEAN Association of Radiologists, ASEAN Society of Interventional Radiology, Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics, Asian Oceania Society of Radiology, College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Southeast Asian Federation of Organisations of Medical Physics and the South East Asian Association of Academic Radiologists.

Last Updated: 12/04/2019