Dr. Hua-Ming Cheng(鄭華銘) ～海外からの研修～
みなさん、こんにちは。My name is Hua-Ming Cheng(鄭華銘), a seven-year attending radiologist from Chi-Mei medical center, Tainan, Taiwan. Between March and May 2018, I was given the chance to conduct a retrospective study comparing elderly patients who received either conventional transarterial chemoembolization(cTACE) and bead TACE at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of Nara medical university hospital.
I was deeply impressed by a scientific speech in the 65th annual meeting of the RSROC(2016) given by Dr. Tanaka talking about intra-arterial chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer. That is the first time that I know Nara medical university hospital and understanding many experts in this hospital doing excellent research in intervention radiology.
I would like to thank Prof. Kichikawa for giving me the opportunity to visit his department. Although I traveled in Japan for several times, it is my first time to live in foreign country for such a long period of time doing research. Thankfully, all the radiologists, secretaries, radiology technician and nurses at this department were patient and polite with me, offering me help and explanations at all times. I want to especially thank Dr. Tanaka, Dr. Nishiofuku and Dr. Ichihashi. Dr. Tanaka invited me to join the intervention procedure and shared with me the experience of technique and theory in intervention treatment. Dr. Nishiofuku is not only an interventionist but also an excellent researcher. He showed me his animal laboratory and a variety of clinical skills patiently. Actually, he just won the prize of 2017 JVIR editor’s award for outstanding laboratory investigation! I want to thank Dr. Ichihashi. He helps me with all the daily life issues in Japan and treats me like his family. Dr. Ichihashi is outstanding and famous in vascular intervention.
In conclusion, in this visiting course, I not only learn intervention radiology but also Japanese culture. Thank you to all my friends in radiology department of Nara medical university hospital!