I About The ProgrammeII Assessment and EvaluationIII Target Audience and Eligibility RequirementsIV Other Information
I About The Programme
Name of Programme
Training Programme in Advanced Women's Imaging
Trainees/fellows attached to KK Hospital can expect to learn a wide variety of gynaecologic, obstetric and breast disorders. The learning objectives serve as a guide for the trainee/fellow. Fellows/trainees may also train in specific modules under O&G imaging or breast imaging.
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Aim of Programme
Obstetrical imaging (observership only)
Duration of Programme
Number of Training Places
Only 1 fellow at any one time. No specific month of intake.
Practical experience in the various procedures listed will depend on the length of posting. Most of the topics are covered during the core lecture programmes of Diagnostic Radiology Residency. Additional tutorials may be arranged with the training mentors. The trainees should also avail themselves to the collection of interesting cases, books and journals.
The following is a list of procedures available in the department:
The trainee learns to perform cannulation of the uterus using a variety of cannulas and catheters such as the Foley catheter, Leech Wilkinson cannula and the uterine injectors (2 mm and 4 mm).
Learning objectives: Normal uterine and tubal anatomy Tubal patency, spasm, obstruction Tubal diseases – salpingitis isthmica nodosa, hydrosalpinges Uterine anomalies – mullerian malformations, Asherman’s syndrome, synechia, polyps, submucosal lesions (fibroids)
Ultrasound technique and anatomy Transabdominal scan Transvaginal scan Normal uterine and ovarian anatomy – age related and cyclic changes with menstrual cycle
Early pregnancy scans Normal first trimester pregnancy Abnormal first trimester scans – threatened abortion, embryonic demise, gestational trophoblastic disease, ectopic pregnancy
Common uterine and ovarian anomalies Uterine: Mullerian anomalies, contraceptive devices, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometrial polyps, endometrial carcinomaOvaries: Physiological cyst – follicles, corpus luteal cysts Haemorrhagic cysts Endometriotic cysts Neoplasmas: teratomas, epithelial tumors Acute conditions: torsion, pelvic inflammatory disease, pelvic abscesses Extrauterine/extraovarian anomalies: paraovarian cysts, pseudocysts, bowel anomalies, distal ureteric anomalies Pitfalls in gynaecologic ultrasound
Sonohysterography: Having mastered the basics of transvaginal sonography and deemed competent, the trainee will be allowed to perform some sonohysterography and/or hysterofoamsalpingography.
Mainly gynaecologic oncology cases: cervical, uterine, ovarian cancers 1 session/week. The fellow is expected to participate in case presentations at tumour boards.
OBSTETRIC ULTRASOUND (Antenatal Diagnostic Clinic – Observership)
Learning objectives: Overview of prenatal diagnosis Learning of foetal anomalies by systems Obstetric ultrasound report Presentation of post-natal findings at Birth Defect clinic How to communicate findings to patients and documentation
Foetal anomalies The trainee should attend the weekly Birth Defect Clinic where ultrasound findings of foetal anomalies are presented and management is discussed. Post-natal findings are presented for correlation to antenatal diagnosis.
Mammography (includes tomosynthesis), breast ultrasound (includes whole breast automated scans) and MRI.
The trainee can expect to learn the basics of screening mammography and detection of cancers, how to perform assessment of mammography screen-detected findings, how to utilise advanced breast imaging techniques (tomosynthesis and whole breast volume scans) in assessment. The trainee will also gain some exposure to image-guided breast biopsies and breast MRI.
The trainee will participate in:
Past and Present Fellows
Team of Experts
The programme is managed by the following experts:
Gynaecological Imaging: • A/Prof Ong Chiou Li • Dr Lam Shu Lin • Dr Thida Win
Obstetric Imaging: • A/Prof Ong Chiou Li
Breast Imaging: • Dr Teo Sze Yiun • Dr Lee Yien Sien
II Assessment and Evaluation
Aims of Assessment
Fellows are required to continually demonstrate the following six competencies throughout the programme:
(A) Patient Care
(B) Medical Knowledge
(C) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
(D) Interpersonal and Communication Skills
(F) Systems-Based Practice
General overall grading system
The general overall grading system evaluates the Fellow’s performance upon completion of the fellowship programme. All Fellows will be given a general overall grading status at the end of the fellowship programme based on the grading criteria requirements incorporating the six competencies based knowledge, skills and performance that Fellows must demonstrate throughout the programme.
*Training may be terminated in the event of trainee’s non-compliance to hospital regulations, misbehavior resulting in disciplinary actions, or engagement in illegal activities. Other factors such as incompetence, language impairments or safety concerns would also be taken into consideration.
*Fellows with USP may opt for extension of their training up to 3 months during which they must demonstrate improvement in their skills, and learning ability.
III Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements
Those who have completed basic Radiology training and successfully exited from program.
Entry requirement: FRCR or equivalent
IV Other Information
Course fees will be determined upon application.
Candidates should be self-funded or have funding from external sources/institutions.
A certificate of completion of fellowship training will be provided upon successful completion of program.
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