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State of Radiology Country Report

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Singapore is a small tropical island city-state with limited natural resources that has achieved remarkable healthcare outcomes through effective long-term planning and judicious investment in human resources and technology. A full-range of medical imaging services is available in the country, with integrated care delivered to patients through a network of both government and private hospitals. Training in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiography continue to evolve in Singapore, with an aim to further increase the range of subspecialty medical imaging services available and address projected challenges for the healthcare system in the future, such as an aging population. Continued government investment in technology and biomedical imaging is expected to further expand the scope and depth of medical imaging services in the future.


Singapore, global radiology, diagnostic skills, radiology workforce, radiology education, radiology training, global public health

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The authors would like to thank Dr. Hoo Wee Teck and Mr. Gabriel Yeap from the National Environment Agency of Singapore for providing information on radiological imaging equipment licenses.

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Cheng Tim-Ee Lionel, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608, Republic of Singapore; lionel.cheng.t.e@singhealth.com.sg