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Diagnostic Radiology

​NHG Diagnostic Radiology Residecy Programme

Resident's Talk

“Radiology is the perfect combination of my interests in technology and medicine…. It gives us a window into the human body and to find out what ails it.”

Dr Alvin Soon
Alumni, Associate Consultant, TTSH Department of Diagnostic Radiology

 

​“Radiology is the perfect combination of my interests in technology and medicine. It has always fascinated me because it gives us a window into the human body and to find out what ails it. Every patient presents as a diagnostic puzzle waiting to be unravelled by the radiologist with the keen eye and sharp mind. At the end of the day, the work we do matters to the patient and allows our clinical colleagues to deliver better care."

– Dr Alvin Soon, Alumni, Consultant, TTSH Department of Diagnostic Radiology

While image interpretation and interventional skill may be deemed as the "science" of radiology, the "art" of radiology is in helping patients and clinicians navigate the myriad of imaging and interventional options such that the adopted strategy is not only appropriate to the treatment goal, but can be delivered in an efficient, cost-effective and ethical manner. The aspiring trainee would do well to consider the very real challenge, but also the fulfilment attached to the work we do.”

- Dr Glen Ong, Alumni, Associate Consultant, TTSH Department of Diagnostic Radiology

“An indispensable component of modern medicine, Radiology is always at the forefront of technological change in our constant pursuit to image human anatomy and pathology in greater detail. The residency program offers a conducive learning environment, and uses a robust and multifaceted training approach to equip me with all the necessary skill sets to excel as a clinical radiologist.” 

- Dr Alexander Yap, Senior Resident

“I chose Radiology because Anatomy has always been my favourite subject since Medical School. Every patient presents uniquely and Radiology allows me to combine using visuospatial skills and technology to reach a definitive diagnosis, so I can aid my clinical colleagues in effecting the relevant treatment for the patient. I like to think of us as the silent workers supporting our fellow colleagues, doing what we can in the best way we know how. At the end of the day, we all only have one aim - the ultimate good for our patients.”

- Dr Nicole Kessa Wee, Alumni, Associate Consultant, TTSH Department of Diagnostic Radiology

"Driven by new technology, Radiology is in-demand and ever-changing. Whether it's computed tomography, magnetic resonance, interventional radiology or artificial intelligence, Radiology plays a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. NHG Radiology Residency programme prepares us to be independent learners and forward thinkers, ready to face the challenges ahead."

- Dr Terrence Hui, Alumni, Associate Consultant, TTSH Department of Diagnostic Radiology