RSNA Press Release

Teresita L. Angtuaco, M.D., F.A.C.R., Travels to Thailand through International Education Program

Released: August 30, 2010

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Linda Brooks

OAK BROOK, Ill. (August 30, 2010) — Radiologist Teresita L. Angtuaco, M.D., F.A.C.R., from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, will bring her medical expertise to Thailand as part of the International Visiting Professor Program offered by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The program fosters international relations among radiology societies to assist with medical education in developing and newly developed nations.

Dr. Angtuaco, professor of radiology and director of the division of imaging at UAMS, will be joined by a fellow radiologist as she embarks September 2 on the 10-day trip. She will spend her visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to radiology residency training programs at universities and hospital radiology departments in Thailand.

The program is mutually beneficial. The visiting team of radiologists informs local doctors and hospitals about the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. In turn, the visiting professors experience firsthand the obstacles faced by medical professionals in the host countries.

"Radiology around the world is undergoing tremendous growth in research, education and technology," Dr. Angtuaco said. "This is a golden opportunity for radiologists in the U.S. to learn from radiologists in other countries and appreciate not only how much we have in common but most importantly, how our differences can be a source of strength in our common goal to advance radiology."

Dr. Angtuaco, who is also chief of ultrasound at UAMS, is accompanied by J. Bayne Selby, Jr., M.D., from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Angtuaco will begin her visit at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kean, then travel to Bangkok where she will visit Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University. There, she will work with radiologists at Ramathibodi Hospital and Siraraj Hospital.

The International Visiting Professors Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education. This program is supported by Fujifilm Medical Systems.

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RSNA (RSNA.org) is an association of more than 44,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research.

The RSNA Committee on International Relations and Education was established in 1986 to advise the RSNA on how the Society might provide international assistance to enhance radiologic education in countries requesting and requiring assistance. (RSNA.org/International/CIRE)