To take the lead in cutting-edge medicine based on collaboration and harmony


Our mission is to provide world-class patient care through state-of-the-art radiology, to conduct research that will contribute to the field of radiology, and to provide an educational system that produces radiologists of the highest level of competence.

Welcome to the Department of Radiology at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH).

Entering the 21st century, there has been a tremendous increase in the role of radiology, with the level of radiology in any institution, now being nearly synonymous with the measure of state-of-the-art medicine. We are proud to be on the front lines of this endeavor and hope to continue to contribute to the growth and excellence of radiology throughout the world.

Our more-than-70-year-old department is not only committed to taking the lead in academia, but to continue our proud tradition of exceptional collaboration and harmony. The love and passion of our first professor and chair, Choong Sam Cho, for our department, followed by the self-sacrificing love toward his juniors of Professor Emeritus Dong Woon Choo, the integrity and perseverance of Professor Emeritus Chu Wan Kim, and the wisdom and leadership of Professor Emeritus Man Chung Han helps ensure the internal stability of our department while providing a cornerstone for our strides toward globalization. With a foundation of liberal and democratic tradition, we have been a pioneer in clinical and experimental studies, and provide modernized comprehensive patient care of diagnostic imaging and treatment for all people under our care.

As of 2013, the department of Radiology at SNUH consists of four hospitals ? SNUH, SNU Bundang Hospital, Boramae Medical Center, and SNUH Healthcare System Gangnam Center. Our department is comprised of a total of 106 professors with the highest level of expertise, and collaborates with skilled technologists, nurses, transcriptionists, and clerics in order to provide specialized medical care. Furthermore, under the banner of SNUH, the department of radiology offers advanced, specialized training for the next generation of radiologists through highly sought-after residency and fellowship programs.

Currently, we have 10 computed tomography (CT) devices including cutting-edge dual-source CTs and a 640-channel CT, 9 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices, and 28 ultrasound devices. In 2012, we acquired a state-of-the-art positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) scanner which is a system that can simultaneously provide 3-dimensional biochemical/functional information using radiopharmaceuticals (PET) and 3-dimensional anatomical information of body tissue and vessels using a superconducting magnet and radiofrequency waves (MR), which is expected to increase the convenience and accuracy of the management of oncologic patients

We are confident that the department of radiology at Seoul National University Hospital, based on our long history, outstanding personnel, and state-of-the-art equipment, will offer world-class research and medical services, helping to lead the way in the field of radiology for years to come. Come and join us in our tireless efforts to maintain our proud tradition and to make a brighter future.

Joon Koo Han, Professor and Chairman