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Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences started out
as the Radiation Medicine Research Center in 1963, and contributed
to the promotion of Korea's science and technology as well as public
health as a pioneer of national radiological medicine.

It was renamed as the Korea Cancer Center Hospital in 1973 and the
National Radiation Emergency Medical Center was established in 2002.
In 2007, it was reborn as the Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical
Sciences under the Ministry of Science and ICT
with affiliates such as the Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Research
Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, National Radiation
Emergency Medical Center, and Dongnam Institute of
Radiological & Medical Sciences.

As a manifest leader of radiological medicine, Korea Institute of
Radiological & Medical Sciences was the first in Korea to acquire a radiation
cancer treatment equipment, cobalt unit, and continued its achievement with the use of CyberKnife. Using Cyclotron, a circular accelerator, the foundation for R&D businesses such as early cancer diagnosis using radioactive isotope, and cancer treatment, were firmly established.

Also, Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences has been developing the medical heavy-ion accelerator to dramatically improve cure rate of cancer patients based on its advanced accelerator development technology.

Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences is also establishes a safety and efficacy evaluation of drug candidates, and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical development.

As Korea has created medical and scientific technology with basically no background, Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences has also progressed as new milestones have been developed in radiological medicine field for 50 years. We have grown to be a great leader who transfers technologies in radiological medicine to developing countries based on our 50 year's efforts and experiences.

Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences will strengthen research capacity, continuously develop, discover and foster the growth factors, and achieve innovation.

KOREA INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGICAL & MEDICAL SCIENCES President Choi, Chang Woon