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Dr Charlene Liew

Dr Charlene Liew

MBBS, MMed, FRCR, Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Imaging, Specialist Accreditation in Radiology

Senior Consultant

Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Diagnostic Radiology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer Changi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Diagnostic Radiology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Director of Innovation SingHealth Duke-NUS Radiological Sciences Academic Clinical Programme


Dr Charlene Liew, FRCR, is a Senior Consultant radiologist at Changi General Hospital and Director of Cardiothoracic Imaging at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Changi General Hospital.

She underwent internship and residency training at Changi General Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, KK Women and Children’s Hospital, National Neuroscience Institute and the National Cancer Center from 2007-2014. After being conferred the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists, United Kingdom in 2012, she continued her fellowship training in cardiothoracic radiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and was a Harvard Medical School research fellow.

She has received awards in education (ASEAN Congress of Radiology 2011, American Roentgen Ray Society, 2015) innovation, as well as research, and was awarded Best Young Presenter at the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging meeting in 2016 for translational research into high-resolution late gadolinium enhancement MRI with a machine learning technique.


  • MBBS
  • MMed
  • FRCR (UK)
  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Imaging (Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Specialist Accreditation in Radiology (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Chairperson - Chapter of Diagnostic Radiologists, College of Radiologists Singapore
  • Chairperson - Research, Innovation and Enterprise Committee, College of Radiologists, Singapore
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Member - FAMS
  • Vice Chair - AI and Informatics Subsection, (RADII) Singapore Radiological Society
  • Vice Chair - Cardiac Imaging Subsection, Singapore Radiological Society


  • First Prize, Educational Poster, Congress of the ASEAN Association of Radiology and Singapore Radiological Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, 2011
  • First Prize (co-author) Young Investigator, Asia Pacific-Singapore Otology Neurotology and Skull Base (APSONS) Congress Singapore, 2012
  • Bronze Award, American Roentgen Ray Society ARRS Educational Exhibit, Toronto, 2015
  • Best Young Presenter Award, Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI), Singapore, 2016
  • Special Innovation Award, Eastern Health Alliance, Singapore, 2016
  • 2nd runner-up, Oral Scientific Paper, Eastern Health Alliance Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, 2016
  • First Prize (co-author) Best oral presentation, “Deep learning for the detection of NG tube on CXR” Singhealth RADSC ACP Academic Day, 17 Nov 2018

Research Interests

  • Application of AI in healthcare
  • Medical Imaging
  • Radiology


  • Liew, C… & Poh, A.C.C., Tan, A.G.S. A practical and adaptive approach to lung cancer screening: review of international evidence and position on CT lung cancer screening in the Singaporean population by the College of Radiologists Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal (accepted for publication). 2019. JIF: 1.08
  • Liew, C., Lim C.Y., Our Patients have spoken: keep Radiologists in the center of AI-imaging ecosystems. European Radiology. (accepted for publication 10 Oct 2019) JIF: 4.03
  • Ooi, S.K.G., Makmur, A., Soon, A.Y.Q., Fook-Chong, S., Liew, C., Sia, S.Y., Ting, Y.H. and Lim, C.Y., 2019. Attitudes toward artificial intelligence in radiology with learner needs assessment within radiology residency programmes: a national multi-programme survey. Singapore medical journal.
  • Liew JR, Lim YR, Liew CJY, Poh CC. Clinics in Diagnostic Imaging: COVID-19 atypical pneumonia. Singapore Medical Journal. 2020 Apr 3. JIF: 1.08
  • Tsou, I.Y.Y., Liew, C.J.Y., Tan, B.P., Chou, H., Wong, S.B.S., Loke, K.S.H., Quah, R.C.W., Tan, A.G.S. and Tay, K.H., 2020. Planning and coordination of the radiological response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: the Singapore experience. Clinical Radiology. JIF: 2.08
  • Liew C. The future of radiology augmented with artificial intelligence: a strategy for success. European journal of radiology. 2018 May 1;102:152-6.
  • Liew CJ, Krishnaswamy P, Cheng LT, Tan CH, Poh AC, Lim TC. Artificial Intelligence and Radiology in Singapore: Championing a New Age of Augmented Imaging for Unsurpassed Patient Care. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2019 Jan 1;48:16-24.
  • Liew CJ. Medicine and artificial intelligence: a strategy for the future, employing Porter's classic framework. Singapore medical journal. 2019 Jun 14.
  • Gambre, A, Liew, C.… Poh, A.C. Accuracy and clinical outcomes of coronary CT angiography for patients with suspected coronary artery disease - a single center study. Singapore Medical Journa, 59(8), p.413.
  • Wong, H. L., Liew, C. J. Y., & Poh, A. C. C. (2017). Saccular Kommerell aneurysm, a potential pitfall on MDCT imaging–A review of imaging features and potential mimics. European Journal of Radiology Open, 4, 89-94.
  • Poh, P. G., Liew, C., Yeo, C., Tan, A., & Poh, A. (2017). Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: a review of the dangers and difficulties in MR scanning and attempts to improve safety. Insights into Imaging, 1-14.
  • Basha, T. A., Akcakaya, M., Liew, C., Tsao, C. W., Delling, F. N., Addae, G., ... & Nezafat, R. Clinical performance of high‐resolution late gadolinium enhancement imaging with compressed sensing. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2017; Epub ahead of print
  • Thong, J. F., Low, D., Tham, A., Liew, C., Tan, T. Y., & Yuen, H. W. (2017). Cochlear duct length–one size fits all?. American Journal of Otolaryngology, 38(2), 218-221.
  • Liew, C.J., Tham, K.Y., Poh, A.C. and Tee, A., 2017. Endobronchial lipoma. Singapore Medical Journal, 1, p.5.
  • Liew, C., MacDonald, M., & Poh, A. C. (2016). Single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva presenting with chest pain. Journal of radiology case reports, 10(12), 1.
  • Bellm, S., Basha, T. A., Shah, R. V., Murthy, V. L., Liew, C., Tang, M., ... & Nezafat, R. (2016). Reproducibility of myocardial T1 and T2 relaxation time measurement using slice‐interleaved T1 and T2 mapping sequences. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 44(5), 1159-1167.
  • Liew CJ, Poh AC, Tan TY. Finding Nemo: imaging findings, pitfalls, and complications of ingested fish bones in the alimentary canal. Emerg Radiol. 2012 Dec 20(4):311-22
  • Athena Demertzi, Charlene Liew, Didier Ledoux, Marie-Aurélie Bruno, Steven Laureys, Adam Zeman. Disorders of consciousness: Dualism persists in the science of mind Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. April 2009, 1157:1-9

Research Trials