Cardiovasc Imaging Asia.  2021 Apr;5(2):17-25. 10.22468/cvia.2021.00031.

History of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

  • 1Department of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2Department of Radiology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 3Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan


The Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) was established in 2006 to improve the healthcare, education, training, quality control, and research in cardiovascular imaging in Asia. The ASCI is presently active, with more than 1400 members from 53 countries. Herein, the evolution and current development of the ASCI are described, including the early history, organization, annual congresses, collaboration with international sister societies, official journal, and the ASCI School. The ASCI has successfully led the development of cardiovascular imaging in Asia and will continue to grow.


ASCI; Diagnostic imaging; Cardiovascular system; Societies; Asia; History.
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