March 2016

In recognition of his contributions to the advancement of abdominal imaging and his efforts in strengthening ties between Asian and European radiologists, Professor Qiyong Guo from Shenyang, China, will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2016.

Qiyong Guo is a professor of radiology and chairman of the radiology department at Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University (CMU). He is also president of Shengjing Hospital, vice president of CMU, and dean of the radiology faculty.

Prof. Guo graduated from CMU in 1983 and started working as a radiologist in Shengjing Hospital. He finished his medical studies in Japan, at Nara Medical University, where he specialised in abdominal imaging and interventional radiology and majored in liver research between 1988 and 1993. In 1993 he returned to Shengjing Hospital, where he took on his current positions.

His research interests relate to abdominal imaging, especially of the liver and biliary tract. He is also an interventional radiologist, with particular interests in non-vascular interventional radiology and tumour diagnosis and treatment, and has published more than 150 papers.

His main activities are hospital management, diagnostic imaging consultancy, and guidance for graduate and PHD students. He has mentored more than 100 graduate students and PhD doctors.

Prof. Guo is chief editor of the China Clinical Medical Imaging Journal and Contemporary Hospital Management. He is also in charge of more than ten projects at all levels of academic research, including national natural science funds. He is chief editor of three specialised textbooks including Interventional Radiology and chief editor of several specialised monographs such as Practical Radiology.

He is president of the Chinese Association of Radiologists and chairman of medical imaging for the China Hospitals Association. He is also an executive member of the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology (AOSR), and a former president of the Chinese Society of Radiology and the Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology (ASAR).

In recognition of his work, he has been awarded numerous distinctions throughout his career, including honorary membership of the Russian Society of Radiology in 2009, the Japan Society of Radiology in 2011 and the German Society of Radiology in 2013. Last but not least, he received the Gold Medal of ASAR in 2015.

At ECR 2016, Prof. Guo will receive Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.