Qiyong Gong, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Radiology at the West China Hospital of Sichuan University (China) and Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University (USA). He is the founding Director of the Huaxi MR Research Center (HMRRC) of the university hospital, and is also Vice President of West China Hospital, which has been ranked #2 out of the 100 best hospitals in China since 2009.
Dr. Gong’s research is focused on the characterization of functional and structural brain abnormalities in psychiatric disorders, with utilization of novel MRI techniques and image analysis. He has authored or co-authored over 400 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals including JAMA Psychiatry, Radiology and Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. There have been over 10000 citations of his papers. A number of his publications have had impact and expanded the scope of MR applications in psychiatric research, and fostered a growing recognition of progress in psychiatric imaging among radiologists to forge cross-discipline interactions. His psychoradiological studies of the patients with both psychotic and mood disorders have been the basis for invited reviews of this field that have appeared in Biological Psychiatry and American Journal of Psychiatry. He has given invited talks at a number of international conferences, including the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the World Congress of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP). Recognition of his contributions led to his being asked to provide an invited review of psychoradiology for the radiology community in field’s flagship journal Radiology. He is currently the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry, and is also the Vice Chair (2018-2019) of the ISMRM Governing Committee of the Psychiatric Imaging MR Study Group. Dr Gong received the ISMRM Senior Fellow Award in 2016. He is committed to expediting the translation of the technological advancement of MR Imaging acquisition and analysis methods to clinical practice.
Title: Psychoradiology: The Forefront of Clinical Neuroimaging
Psychoradiology (https://radiopaedia.org/articles/psychoradiology), which is an emerging subspecialty of radiology with growing intersection between the fields of clinical imaging, computational sciences, and psychiatry/psychology. It applies medical imaging technologies, in particular, by taking the advantage of the multimodal capacity of the MR imaging techniques, to investigate the mental disorders. With the current advances, psychoradiology is shedding new light on the biologic basis of functional alterations in healthy and diseased brains, and it seems primed to play a role in assisting psychiatrists/clinical psychologists in making objectively diagnostic and treatment planning decisions in patients with mental disorders.