||School of Radiography was formally open with an initial intake of 10 student radiographers training in Diagnostic Radiography.
||Radioisotope services were introduced in the Radiotherapy Department at SGH.
||The pioneer batch of SOR student radiographers graduated with a graduation ceremony, which was graced by the then Minister of Health, Mr Yong Nyuk Lin.
Since 1965, the radioisotope Laboratory under the radiotherapy section had performed 108 tracer studies and 29 therapeutic cases.
|12 Nov 1965
||ASR joined the ISRRT.
||Mr K Vaithilingam took over SOR and led the students towards achieving excellence.
Radiological practices became more sophisticated with increasing numbers of selective angiographies done following the introduction of organ-puncturing techniques such as trans-hepatic cholangiography, renal cyst puncture and trans-thoracic needle biopsy of lung masses.
The ìdouble contrastî method was adopted for barium studies. Endoscopic procedures under radiological guidance such as transduodenal cholangiography and pancreatography were also inititated.
The Radiotherapy Building was completed and housed the radiocobalt units, caesium unit, 250kV deep therapy unit, simulator, radium etc.
In the radioisotope laboratory, an extensive range of radioisotope equipment was set up with a Picker Magna Scanner. During these years, development in radiation physics were rapid and much efforts were place upon radiation dosimetry and radiation protection.
In the early years, most studies consisted mainly of thyroid studies and thyrotoxicosis treatment.
SSR joined the Singapore Professional Centre (SPC).
Radioisotope imaging progressed towards imaging of most organs, haematological studies using chromium 51 and cobalt 51. A gamma camera was also acquired.
||The first dental radiographer was employed to work in the Dental Clinic.
| 5 Aug 1975
||The ASR was officially renamed Singapore Society of Radiographers (SSR). A radiotherapy course was also set up to meet the raising demands from Radiotherapy section.
|6 Jun 1976
||The first Computed Tomography Head Scanner was installed in TTSH.
| 20 Dec 1976
||The first Whole Body CT Scanner was installed in Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
|29 - 30 Oct 1978
||The first Joint Malaysian-Singapore Radiographersí Symposium was held in Kuala Lumpur. This joint conference, with Mr CC Ng as one of its founding pioneers, was initiated as part of a friendly gesture towards fellow professionals across the Straits. The tradition of alternative holding it across borders is still going strong, and was only broken on 2 occasions. The first during the SARS outbreak in 2003, and the other due to the Golden Jubilee Year for SSR in 2008, where our neighbours graciously allowed us to hold it for 2 consecutive years in Singapore.
|26 - 30 Oct 1979||The 3rd Asian and Australasian Conference organized by ISRRT was held in Singapore, where Singaporean Radiographers had the opportunity to mingle and learn from delegates from various countries.|