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Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology

Development and history of Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology

Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology (JSTR) was established in 1987 to promote education and research in the specialty of thoracic radiology including imaging and interventional radiology. In the fall of this year, the first annual meeting was held at Okayama. The annual meeting was composed of the case reports with pathologic correlations, as well as, the lectures by the invited speakers. The each session was chaired both by radiologist and pathologist, which enabled us to understand the pathological background of the imaging in detail. Since then, the number of the papers have been gradually increased and nowadays more than 40 of interesting case reports have been presented.

Missions of Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology

The main activities of the society have been concentrated on an annual meeting held simultaneously with the autumn congress of Japanese Society of Radiology (JRS). Beyond this, JSTR has tried to strengthen relations with other international organization. Especially, we have maintained partnership with the KSTR(Korean Society of Thoracic Radiology) with having the joint meeting which is alternately conducted in Japan and Korea. Additionally, JSTR had made contributions to organize ACTR(Asian Congress of Thoracic Radiology) and WCTR(World Congress of Thoracic Radiology) and many JSTR members have participated and made presentations there.

2011 JSTR Board of Directors

President Fumikazu Sakai
Vice President Masashi Takahashi (Officer of Journal of Thoracic Imaging)
Yasuyuki Kurihara
Board Koji Takahashi
Shuji Sakai
Yasuo Nakajima
Masaki Hara
Kiyoshi Murata
Noriyuki Tomiyama
Takeshi Johkoh
Shuji Adachi
Nobuyuki Tanaka
Kiminori Fujimoto
Sadayuki Murayama
Hiroto Hatabu
Kazuto Ashizawa
Yoshiharu Ohno
Past president Michio Kono (1987-2001)
Junpei Ikezoe(2002)
Kiyoshi Murata(2003-2009)
Sadayuki Murayama(2009-2011)
Fumikazu Sakai(2011-)