August 2020

In recognition of his major contribution to ultrasound and abdominal imaging, and to homogenising education across Asia and Oceania, Professor Yi-Hong Chou from Taipei, Taiwan, will receive ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2020.

Yi-Hong Chou is Chair and Professor of Radiology at Yuanpei University of Medical Technology and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan. He is the former director of occupational safety and health administration and chief of medical ultrasound and breast imaging at Taipei Veterans General Hospital.

Prof. Chou is currently Vice President of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB). He is the former president and chairman of the Education Committee of the Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (AFSUMB) and Society of Ultrasound in Medicine of the Republic of Taiwan (SUMROC), and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ultrasound, the official journal of the AFSUMB.

His research has centred on ultrasound, especially in the breast, and abdominal imaging, as well as emergency imaging. Currently his research focuses on clinical and experimental studies on various aspects of tumour vascularity with regard to Doppler techniques and microbubble contrast agents, and interventional techniques in tumour ablation.


He is immediate past president of the Asian-Oceanian Society of Radiology (AOSR). He is also immediate past president of the Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology (ASAR) and the Asian Breast Diseases Association (ABDA) as well as former president of the SUMROC.

Prof. Chou has been active in scientific and educational programmes nationally and internationally, and has organised a number of international congresses, workshops and symposia, particularly on ultrasound, imaging of the liver, breast imaging, and emergency and critical care.

He has been awarded more than 37 honours internationally and domestically. He is an honorary member of the Japanese Society of Radiology, Japanese Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, and Korean Society of Radiology, as well as an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He is a gold medallist of ASAR, honorary speaker of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR), honorary president of ACTA-Taipei, and honorary president of the World Interactive Network Focused On Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) and World Congress of Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care.

Prof. Chou has authored 410 peer-reviewed publications and 395 abstracts since 1982, including 320 invited speeches. He has also published 18 chapters on various topics in ultrasound and radiology and has edited or co-edited five books on computer-aided imaging, breast imaging, imaging of acute abdomen, thoracic imaging, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the liver.