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Clin Assoc Prof Tan Tien Jin

Clin Assoc Prof Tan Tien Jin


Senior Consultant

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Sub-specialties: Musculoskeletal Radiology, Musculoskeletal Intervention

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Chronic Back Pain, Facet Joint Syndrome, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Shoulder and Elbow - Frozen Shoulder.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Diagnostic Radiology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Tan Tien Jin is a senior consultant radiologist in the Department of Radiology, Changi General Hospital (CGH), with subspecialty interest in musculoskeletal radiology and musculoskeletal intervention. He is also the associate program director at Changi General Hospital for the SingHealth Radiology Residency Program, as well as appointed Clinical Lecturer for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR), 2010
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 2004

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Associate Professor - Duke-NUS
  • Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Associate Programme Director - SingHealth Radiology Residency Program
  • Co-Chair - Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) for the SingHealth Radiology Residency Program.
  • Workgroup Member - Radiological Sciences ACP Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Committee.


• RISE Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Residency, 2019 – 2020.

• RISE Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Residency, 2018 – 2019.

• Outstanding Faculty (Residency) ACP Education Award, RADSC ACP Duke-NUS SingHealth 2017 – 2018.

• Outstanding Faculty (Residency) ACP Education Award, RADSC ACP Duke-NUS SingHealth 2016 – 2017.

• RISE Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Residency, 2015 – 2016.

• RISE Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Residency, 2014 – 2015.

• Best Educator Award - Medical Postgraduate Residency Education, CGH 2015.

Research Interests


• J.K.M. Goh, T.J. Tan , C.K.K. Kon, S.P.M. Leo, D.Y.H. Lee. All-inside repair of bucket handle meniscus tears – Mid-term outcomes with postoperative magnetic resonance imaging. The Knee 2021; 30:195–204.

• P.S.M. Ali, Y.Y. Yan, T.J. Tan. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (209): Giant cell tumour of the left ring finger proximal phalanx. Singapore Med J 2021; 62(2): 75-81.

• A.X. Han, T.J. Tan, T. Nguyen, D.Y.H. Lee. Timing of magnetic resonance imaging affects the accuracy and interobserver agreement of anterolateral ligament tears detection in anterior cruciate ligament deficient knees. Knee Surg Relat Res 2020; 32(1): 64.

• J.R. Tan, A.C.K. Lau, T.J. Tan. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (208): Right knee patellar clunk syndrome. Singapore Med J 2020; 61(9): 453-459.

• W.S.C. Cheong, R.S.Z. Yiin, K.M. Wong, T.J. Tan, S. Wang. Concomitant occult post-traumatic pancreatic transection and duodenal contusion: a case report. Hong Kong J Radiol 2019; 22: e5-8.

• T.S.E. Tan, W.S.C. Cheong, T.J. Tan. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (201): Small bowel intramural haematoma induced by anticoagulation therapy with associated reactive ileus. Singapore Med J 2019; 60(11): 566-574.

• G. Karande, W.M. Chua, R.S.Z. Yiin, K.M. Wong, S. Hedgire, T.J. Tan. Acute appendicitis and beyond: spectrum of CT manifestations of appendiceal neoplasms. Singapore Med J 2019; 60(4): 173-182.

• Guo S, Yan YY, Lee SSY, Tan TJ. Accessory ossicles of the foot – an imaging conundrum. Emerg Radiol 2019; 26(4), 465-478.

• S.S.Y. Lee, Y.Y. Yan, T.J. Tan. Fracture of a bipartite medial hallux sesamoid masquerading as a tripartite variant: a case report and review of the literature. J Foot Ank Surg 2019; doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.12.019.

• T.P. Kee, R.S.Z. Yiin, T.J. Tan, C.K. Goh. Extracerebral anatomic blind spots in computed tomography (CT) head: a pictorial review of non-traumatic findings. Emerg Radiol 2018; 25(6): 703-712.

• J.K.K. Fong, T.J. Tan. A massive pleural effusion: what lies beneath? Ann Acad Med Singapore 2018; 47(3): 131-134.

• Y.Y. Yan, J.N. Khoo, T.J. Tan, J. Francis, L.R. Chong, E.H.Y Chan. Reporting of CT cervical spine after office hours by radiology trainees-analysis of discrepancy rates and RADPEER scores. Emerg Radiol 2018; 25: 399–406.

• E.H.T. Cheong, T.J. Tan, K.M. Wong. Torsion of a Myomatous, Non-gravid Uterus: CT Findings. JRCR 2018; 12(4): 6-14.

• S.X.S. Kok, T.J. Tan. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (179): Severe rhabdomyolysis complicated by myonecrosis. Singapore Med J 2017; 58(8): 467-472.

• W.C. Lee, F.Y. Luo, K.K. Tiong, N.W. Chia, L.M. Tham, T.J. Tan. Accuracy of a modified axiolateral radiographic hip projection in suspected cases of hip fracture: experience and results from a regional trauma centre. Emerg Radiol 2017; 24(1): 7-11.

• Y.Y. Yan. T.J. Tan. Utility of magnetic resonance imaging in the surgical management of drug extravasation: a case report. J Hand Surg 2017; 22(1):100-103.

• G.N.L. Wong, T.J.Tan. MR imaging as a problem solving tool in posterior ankle pain: A review. Eur J Radiol 2016; 85: 2238-2256.

• Y.Y. Yen, K.V. Mehta, T.J. Tan. Fracture of the os trigonum: A report of two cases and review of the literature. Foot Ank Surg 2016; 22(4): e21-e24.

T.J. Tan, A.M. Aljefri, M.B. Elliott, S. Nicolaou. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (167): Total shoulder arthroplasty glenoid component loosening and secondary rotator cuff failure. Singapore Med J 2016; 57(4): 172-177.

• D.W. Wen, T.J. Tan, S. Rasheed. Synovial haemangioma of the knee joint: an unusual cause of knee pain in a 14-month old girl. Skeletal Radiol 2016; 45(6): 827-831.

• W.Y. Chan, H.W. Cheong, T.J. Tan. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (165): Sengstaken Blakemore tube misplacement and oesophageal rupture. Singapore Med J 2016; 57(2): 92-96.

• E.T.L. Tan, T.J. Tan, K.B. Poon. Entrapment of the deep peroneal nerve and anterior tibial vessels by a spiral tibial fracture causing partial non-union: a case report. Skeletal Radiol 2016; 45(4): 551-554.

T.J. Tan, V.W.L. Ng, K.R. Lim. "Right iliac fossa pain": more than meets the eye. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2016; 45(11): 527-529.

• S.Y. Wang, T.J. Tan. A case of a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 presenting with abdominal pain. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2016; 45(11): 524-526.

T.J. Tan, A.M. Aljefri, P.W. Clarkson, B.A. Masri, H.A. Ouellette, P.L. Munk, P.I. Mallinson. Imaging of limb salvage surgery and pelvic reconstruction following resection of malignant bone tumours. Eur J Radiol 2015; 84: 1782-1790.

T.J. Tan, M.M. Hayes, J.P. Radigan, P.L. Munk. Glomus tumour of the colon: dynamic contrast-enhanced CT findings and review of the literature. Clin Imag 2015; 39(4): 714-716.

T.J. Tan, A.H. Alassiri, T.L. Ng, P.I. Mallison, P.L. Munk. Malignant granular cell tumour of the foot: multimodality imaging findings and review of the literature. Clin Imag 2015; 39(3): 543-546.

T.J. Tan, Warren Fong. Hilar adenopathy and eggshell calcifications in systemic sclerosis. Rheumatology 2015; 54(12): 2220.

• G.B. Collins, T.J. Tan, J Gifford, A. Tan. The accuracy of pre-appendectomy computed tomography with histopathological correlation: a clinical audit, case discussion and evaluation of the literature. Emerg Radiol 2014; 21(6): 589-595.

T.J. Tan, Y.L. Ng, D. Tan, W.S. Fong, A.S.C. Low. Pictorial Review: Extrapancreatic findings of IgG4-related disease. Clin Radiol 2014; 69(2): 209-218.

T.J. Tan, S.C. Tan. Concomitant newly diagnosed early avascular necrosis of the femoral head and acute bacterial arthritis with enteric gram negative bacilli in four oncologic patients. Singapore Med J 2013; 54(5): e108-e112.

T.J. Tan, L.C.H. Leong, L.S.J. Sim. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (147): Male breast carcinoma and gynaecomastia. Singapore Med J 2013; 54(6): 347-352.

T.J. Tan, S.K. Wong, L.S.S. Foo. A parasymphyseal pubic cartilaginous cyst masquerading as a chondrosarcoma. Clin Radiol 2012; 67(5): 508 – 510.

T.J. Tan, T.Y. Tan. CT Features of Parotid gland oncocytomas: A study of 10 cases and literature review. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2010; 31(8): 1413 – 1417.

T.J. Tan, H.S. Teh, U Pua, S.H. Ho. Endovascular management of iatrogenic renal vascular injuries complicating percutaneous nephrolithotripsy: Role of renal angiography and superselective coil embolisation. JHKCR 2008; 11(3): 103 – 107.

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