Department of Ultrasound
Department of Ultrasound
Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, with the characteristic of neurology, is a modern comprehensive hospital with high quality of medical treatment, education, research and prevention, and one of upper first-class general hospitals. The department of ultrasound at Beijing Tiantan Hospital is an attached institution of Capital Medical University, the training unit of postgraduate and doctoral students, the standardized ultrasound-training base of residents, a training center for vascular or intraoperative ultrasound.
There are 22 doctors and 1 nurse in our department, among them, 5 doctors have doctorial degree, 15 doctors have master’s degree and 2 doctors have bachelor’s degree. From the technical title perspective, 6 doctors have obtained senior title, 7 doctors have gotten intermediate title, 9 doctors have obtained primary title. Our department has many advanced ultrasonic apparatuses, for example, Logic E9, GE-Logic 9, GE-Vivid 7, GE-V730, Phillips IE33, Phillips IU22, Aloka F75 and TOSHIBA Apolio 500. Ultrasonography diagnosis of various diseases and interventional ultrasound were performed. Now, there are 4 divisions in ultrasound department, which are outpatient clinic, inpatient area, VIP clinic, physical examinational and intraoperative area. We provide 24-hour service for emergency patients and perform ultrasound examination on 800 patients per month and 200,000 patients per year.
The conventional body parts of ultrasound examination include abdomen, gynaecology and obstetrics, cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, superficial tissues and organs, musculoskeletal, chest and gastrointestinal tract, as well as intradutal-ultra sonography. New technologies include interventional ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, ultrasound elastography, intraoperative ultrasound, transcranial, transesophageal ulrtasond and three-dimensional ultrasound. We take the leading level of interventional ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound nationwide.
Interventional ultrasound diagnosis and treatment involve cystic and solid lesions of liver, kidney, thyroid, breast and ovarian, as well as, hydrothorax, seroperitoneum and hydropericardium. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound could not only efficiently enhance the presentation of micro-vascular in parenchymal organ or cardiovascular, but also improve the diagnostic accuracy of diseases and make up for the defects of conventional ultrasound. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound could be performed on hepatic, pancreatic, nephritic, splenetic, pulmonic, thyroid and breast solid lesions and carotid plaque. In a word, comprehensive multi-disciplinary ultrasound examination can provide powerful support for clinic, medical education and research.
He Wen, the director of the department of ultrasonography, is a chief physician, professor, doctorial tutor, the dean of Ultrasound Department of Capital Medical University. In the meantime, he also takes important positions of some academic associations, such as chairman of Chinese Medical Doctor Association ultrasound branch, vice chairman of Chinese Medical Association Beijing Ultrasonic Medicine Association, vice chairman of Chinese Medical Imaging Technology Research Association, chairman of the Chinese Medical Imaging Technology Research Association of Interventional Ultrasound Committee and deputy director of the Chinese Ultrasound Engineering Committee. Chairman He has performed ultrasound diagnosis and interventional ultrasound for nearly 30 years and has tremendous clinical experience, especially in interventional ultrasound, vascular ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound. In recent years, under the leadership of Chairman He, medical treatment, scientific research and teaching are all taken seriously as the guiding ideology for the department improvement. Besides the medical work, a number of scientific researches, which promote the total level of the department constantly, have been carried out based on the key disciplines of the hospital. Domestically, we first conducted some applied research on peripheral and intracranial vascular disease, contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging (CEUS) of carotid artery plaque stability, Tran cranial CEUS of intracranial artery stenosis and hemorrhagic stroke, relevant research on intraoperative CEUS of the cerebral glioma angiogenesis. And we also first conducted experimental research on the safety and feasibility of expanded microwave ablation guided by ultrasound of living dog brain tissue, clinical research of evaluation of cerebral glioma pathological grade, peritumoral edema, glioma resected totally based on intraoperative CEUS and applied research on ultrasound and CEUS of traumatic brain injury and so on, which are in the domestic leading level. Recently, the department staff presided and carried out a number of research programs, some of which were funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Capital Health Development Scientific Research Project and the Capital Clinical Characteristical Applied Study Program, such as ‘ Basic research on microwave ablation therapy for cerebral glioma’, ‘Basic research of thermal field control in microwave ablation therapy for extended lung cancer’, ‘ Clinical application on contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging for pulmonary tumors’, and ‘Study on ultrasound elastography for the myotonic degree of patients with Parkinson's disease’. Over 140 research papers have been published in Chinese core journals and SCI Indexed journals. Professor He is the editor in chief of four monographs, which are " color Doppler ultrasound and clinic of carotid artery ","Cerebral Atlas of Intraoperative Ultrasound ", "Practical Interventional Ultrasound" and " Imaging of Atherosclerosis " and the main translator of “Vascular Ultrasound” . Meanwhile he compiled more than 10 textbooks and professional works.
As the ultrasonic teaching base of Capital Medical University and standardized ultrasound training base of residents in Beijing, our department carries out ultrasonic teaching for seven-year medical students, five-year medical students, and seven-year dental and pharmaceutical students of Capital Medical University. As a postgraduate and doctoral training unit, so far, we have trained 30 masters, hundreds of residents and advanced training doctors.
We pay attention to academic exchanges and cooperation, and promote the popularization and improvement of new ultrasound technology. In recent years, our department has hosted the National Conference of interventional ultrasound, international and national academic conference for 4 times, also held a national continuing education program “interventional ultrasound course " for 8 sessions, and successfully organized vascular ultrasound training courses in community for 4 times. We receive refresher doctors throughout the year to visit and learn cerebral intraoperative ultrasound and vascular ultrasound.
Our department hosted the "2013 China (Beijing) Ultrasound Academic Conference", under the auspices of Director He, first started "Beijing Institute of Ultrasonic medicine for the training of Chinese and American ultrasonic scholars". In order to promote the development and personnel training of Ultrasonic medicine, Capital Medical University decided to set up the department of ultrasound in 2013, in view of the recent outstanding performances, we got the opportunity to become department of ultrasound units, which is affiliated to Capital Medical University. The “inauguration ceremony for department of ultrasound units in Capital Medical University, the first session of Ultrasound Medical academic Conference", hosted in Beijing on June 21, 2013.The meeting attracted nearly 70 senior experts and 700 delegates at home and abroad. A series of academic activities hosted by our department have played a more positive role in promoting development of ultrasonic medicine.
After several generations of continuous exploration by our colleagues, the department of ultrasound of Beijing Tiantan Hospital has recently formed into a clinical, research and teaching department with complementary distinctive characteristics. We are going to deliver the best healthcare in China for our patients, because they are always our core values.
Department of Ultrasound Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, with the characteristic of neurology, is a modern comprehensive hospital with high quality of medical treatment, education, research and prevention, and one of upper first-class general hospitals. The department of ultrasound at Beijing Tiantan Hospital is an attached institution of Capital Medical University, the train…