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Dr Klaus Irion

Consultant Chest Radiologist


Medico, MTCBR, PhD, FRCR

Special Interests:

Lung Cancer Imaging, COPD Diffuse Interstitial Lung Diseases, Imaging Quantification, Medical Education



Training and qualifications:

• Accounting Assistant (Auxiliar de Escritorio): Instituto Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1980

• Medical Diploma: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1987

• Specialist Training: Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia de Porto Alegre (ISCMPA), Brazil, – 1992

• Fellow Brazilian College of Radiology (Membro Titular CBR), Brazil, 1996

• Doctor in Medicine (Ph.D.): Chest Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2000

• Equivalence MD, CCST specialist in Clinical Radiology – Specialist Training Authority (STA), UK, 2003

• Fellow of The Royal College of Radiologists, UK, 2008

Short term Visiting Fellowships:

Computed Tomography: HCPA (Porto Alegre, Brazil) – Prof Darcy Ilha;

Thoracic Imaging: University of California San Francisco (California, USA) – Prof

Gordon Gamsu and Prof Richard Webb;

Thoracic Imaging: University of British Columbia (Canada) – Prof Nestor Muller.

Previous working experiences:


Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia de Porto Alegre and Irion Radiologia: Specialist training and Consultant Radiologist (1988-2003)


Pennine Acute Trust: Consultant Radiologist with special interest in Thoracic Imaging (2004-2006)

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals: Consultant Chest Radiologist, Clinical Lead and Interim Clinical Director (2006-2016).

Honorary Titles:

Fellow British Institute of Radiology

Honorary Member of Sociedade Gaucha de Radiologia

Medical Societies Membership and Posts:

British Institute of Radiology: Member; North of England Committee Member; former chair of North of England BIR Branch.

Sociedade Gaucha de Radiologia (SGR-Brazil):

Former scientific committee member; former president.

Medical Council of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: former committee member.


Scientific Production:

Papers in Medical Journals:

Please refer to Scopus Author ID 16402030100

Researchgate: Klaus Irion

Book Chapters in medical books: 31

Presentations in Congresses or Meetings: > 250 lectures presented as guest speaker.

Organisation of Congresses and Meetings: 25



Secretary: Lisa Parker

Tel : 0161 276 8799

Fax: 0161 276 8583