Yi-Hong Chou /Taipei Veterans General Hospital / Chinese Taipei

Dr. Yi-Hong Chou is Chief of Ultrasound at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Professor of Radiology at National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

He is the Former President of Chinese Taipei Society of Radiology(2007-2013) and the Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, Chinese Taipei (1996-1998), congress president of AOCR-2010, currently the President-Elect of the Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (AFSUMB, 2012-), the President of Asian Breast Diseases Association (ABDA, 2011-), the Secretary General of Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology (AOSR, 2012-) and President of Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology (ASAR, 2013-), the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Medical Ultrasound (JMU, the official journal of the AFSUMB, 2004-), and the Associate Editor of the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (the official journal of World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, WFUMB, 2005-). Dr. Chou has been active in scientific and education programmes nationally and internationally, and has organized a number of international congresses (e.g., AFSUMB 1998, AOCR 2010, ACAR 2013), workshops, and symposia, particularly on ultrasound, radiology, interventional radiology, emergency radiology, and breast imaging. He has been awarded with more than 25 honors in medical fields.

Dr. Chou has expertise in all imaging modalities of emergency medicine, abdominal radiology, and diagnosis and screening of breast cancer. His scientific interests include ultrasound and radiology imaging analysis, computer-aided diagnosis and detection, and imaging-guided minimally invasive techniques. He is one of the pioneers in radiofrequency tumor ablation in Chinese Taipei. He has strong commitments to the teaching of clinical imaging and ultrasound, and all topics relating to ultrasound diagnosis, interventional procedures, and Doppler techniques. He devotes himself to promote the medical imaging education in the developing countries or regions. He is one of the faculty of International Breast Ultrasound School (IBUS). He has also been awarded with honorary fellow of AIUM, honorary president of World Interactive Network Focused On Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS), and Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM, 2012), and honorary member of the Japanese Radiological Society (JRS, 2014).

Dr. Chou has published more than 330 articles and book chapters and has co-edited three books on abdominal and breast imaging. His current researches include clinical and experimental studies on various aspects of tumor vascularity with regard to Doppler techniques and microbubble contrast agents, and interventional techniques in tumor ablation.