Clinical aplication of ultrasonic diagnosis at The Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine began in 1984. The department is now the chairperson department in the Ultrasound Society of Zhejiang Province, and chairperson department in ultrasound technical guidance center of Zhejiang Province. In recent decades, the department has scored tremendous achievements in such fields as hardware, teaching, basic and clinical research, training and foreign academic exchanges.
There are over 30 middle-level and high-end color ultrasound equipments in the department, including transesophageal echocardiography, abdominal ultrasound instrument and dynamic three-dimensional ultrasound. There are nearly 40 medical staffs, including personnel in science, engineering, medicine, research and laboratory. 60% of them have advance degrees and are highly qualified. These wtih senior professional titles account for 30%.
Multiple new techniques and procedures have been developed and applied in clinical practice, such as ultrasonic contrast, elastography, ultrasound-guided biopsy, PTCD, varies abscess (sac) drainage, FNA, ultrasound-guided puncture in various cyst (liver, kidney cyst), microwave treatment of liver cancer, etc. A significant shift from medical diagnosis to clinical treatment of ultrasound has occurred. The Department has expertise especially in CEUS, FNA and interventional ultrasound diagnosis and treatment. More than 3500 cases of CEUS and 2000 cases of thyroid FNA were performed.
In the last 5 years, a total of 15 scientific research projects were sponsored by various bodies，including the national science foundation of china, the natural science foundation of Zhejiang province, Zhejiang provincial science and technology department project and so on, We also undertake the task of teaching overseas and domestic students in Zhejiang University School of Medicine. Intractable cases consultation and English corner are held in the department once a week. Many international cooperative programs were established and many staff in our Department were sent to study abroad every year. Meanwhile, two well-known experts from abroad have been hired as visiting professors. Biennial Westlake International Forum on Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology are held by our Department.