Medical Imaging Department of Zunyi Medical College, formerly known as the Radiology Teaching and Research Centre of Dalian Medical College, began to enroll undergraduate students in a five-year program of medical imaging. In 2002 it became the master station for Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine and recruited its first post-graduate students in 2003. The Medical Imaging Department was formally established in 2005 and was awarded the title of “Provincial Exemplary Profession” in 2007. Since 2013 the Medical Imaging Department has been recruited undergraduate students for a 4-year program of Medical Imaging Technology. So far it has seen 10 sessions of graduates, with 100% employment rates each time.
The Medical Imaging Department runs a Teaching and Research Centre of Diagnostic Image, one of Clinical Ultrasound Diagnostic, a Medical Imaging Laboratory, Department Office and other sections. Affiliated clinical departments include: medical imaging department, Ultrasound, ECG Branch and interventional radiology. Staff consists of 61 professional teachers, 12 professors, 10 associate professors, 1 PhD, 16 Master and 8 master's tutor, 123 in total. Current undergraduate students of Medical Imaging and Medical Imaging Technology add up to over 400, Medical Imaging post-graduates more than 30.
Courses such as Medical Imaging, Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Medical Image Check Technology, Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Theory, Ultrasonic Imaging and Electrocardiography are offered, of which Medical Imaging and Medical Diagnostic Imaging are courses of college level quality. The Medical Imaging Laboratory features a capacity of 120 students taking experimental class at the same time, realizing the digitalization and network of teaching. In addition, a connection with the PACS of its affiliated hospital makes possible the filmless management, remote diagnostics and electronic report writing.
In the past 5 years, Medical Imaging Department has led 25 research projects, including 3 National Natural Science Foundation Projects, 10 provincial, 7 municipal, 5 college level projects and 15 Educational Reform projects, participated in the compilation of 7 textbooks and published accumulatively over 110 papers (of which over 70 papers are included in core journals and 4 in SCI). It has been awarded the 2nd prize in Educational Achievement by the Guizhou Department of Education, as well as the 2nd prize in Science and Technology Progress Awardmunicipally. In 2013 it won the qualification of Guizhou Medical Imaging Centre approved by Guizhou Department of Public Health, and in the following year was listed as one of the second Post-graduate Workstations of Guizhou and Education Innovation Team by the Guizhou Department of Education.
Practice base includes tertiary A hospitals like the Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College, Zunyi First People's Hospital, Guizhou People's Hospital, Kunming Yan'an Hospital, Sichuan People's Hospital and the Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University.