Editorial Advisory Board

The AuntMinnieEurope.com Editorial Advisory Board comprises 28 advisers, who have a wide cross-section of special interests and experience levels. They will help to oversee and assist in the direction of AuntMinnieEurope.com's editorial strategy. There will be an annual meeting of this panel. Below is a biographical sketch for each adviser.

Dr. Miraude Adriaensen Dr. Miraude Adriaensen, PhD, radiologist, Zuyderland Medical Center, Heerlen, the Netherlands

Dr. Miraude Adriaensen is a staff radiologist and chief educator in musculoskeletal radiology at the Zuyderland Medical Center teaching hospital in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Her main interests are musculoskeletal radiology, the national Dutch mammography screening program, and research. In 2008, she was the first Dutch resident in radiology to receive one of the visiting scholarships offered by the European School of Radiology. In 2010, she received the diploma of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR). Since 2011, she has been a member of the educational committee of the ESSR. In 2015, she was appointed Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS, the European Union of Medical Specialists) representative to the Standards Committee of the European Board of Radiology.

Thomas Beyer

Thomas Beyer, PhD, professor of physics of medical imaging, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Thomas Beyer is a professor of physics of medical imaging and deputy head of the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Medical University of Vienna. He holds a doctorate in physics and is co-developer of the first combined PET/CT system worldwide. His research interests include multimodality imaging in clinical practice and the use of multiparametric image information for state-of-the-art therapy planning and follow-up.

Dr. Jan M.L. Bosmans

Dr. Jan M.L. Bosmans, PhD, staff radiologist, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Dr. Jan M.L. Bosmans is a staff radiologist and the coordinator of the ultrasound division at Ghent University Hospital in Belgium. He obtained his doctorate in 2011, basing his dissertation on the radiology report. He is a mentor of undergraduate students at Ghent University and an active member of several subcommittees of ECR and RSNA. His main interests are communication in medicine, structured reporting, and abdominal and thoracic ultrasound.

Dr. Elias Brountzos Dr. Elias Brountzos, associate professor of radiology, Athens University

Dr. Elias Brountzos is associate professor of radiology in the second department of radiology at Athens University, and is also head of interventional radiology at Attikon University Hospital in Athens. His areas of special interest include cellular mechanisms of restenosis after PTA and stenting in the peripheral arteries, biosynthetic prosthetic venous valve for venous insufficiency, liver resection and portal vein embolization for residual liver volume augmentation, peripheral stents, and interventional treatment of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms. His additional interests are chemoembolization and radioembolization for the treatment of tumors.

Dr. Arturo Chiti

Dr. Arturo Chiti, director, nuclear medicine department, Humanitas Cancer Center, Milan

Dr. Arturo Chiti is a nuclear medicine specialist with particular expertise in diagnostic imaging in oncology. His clinical and research activities are focused on molecular imaging with PET/CT in radiation oncology, multimodality imaging in oncology, therapy response evaluation, and standardization and quality programs for imaging in oncology.

Dr. Matthias Dietzel Dr. Matthias Dietzel, diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Dr. Matthias Dietzel's special interests include advanced MRI techniques, machine learning, and vascular and oncologic imaging. From 2006 to 2012, he trained as a general radiologist and worked as a senior scientist in the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, having first joined the breast MRI research team of Dr. Werner Kaiser in 2004 in Jena. In 2012, he received the "venia legend" at the faculty of medicine at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. In June 2012, he started a fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at the Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (chair: Dr. Arnd Dörfler).

Dr. Neelam Dugar Dr. Neelam Dugar, consultant radiologist, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, U.K.

Dr. Neelam Dugar is a consultant radiologist and clinical PACS lead at the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals in the U.K. She is an informatics adviser to the Royal College of Radiologists and is vice president of the U.K. Radiological Congress' informatics track. She writes a regular column for AuntMinnieEurope.com about healthcare informatics and PACS.

Dr. Gábor Forrai, PhD Dr. Gábor Forrai, PhD, president, European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI), Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Gábor Forrai is the president of EUSOBI. He lectures and teaches across Europe and Latin America on issues such as new diagnostic imaging equipment, procedures, and evidence-based professional healthcare, especially in the fields of breast radiology, emergency and oncologic imaging, as well as management in radiology. He has worked in a range of European countries, including France and Germany, and has detailed knowledge of the radiology market in Hungary. Previously, he was head of the radiology department at the Defence Forces Hospital/Teaching Hospital University Semmelweis in Budapest for seven years. From 2005 to 2011, he was secretary general of the Hungarian College of Radiology, which is the advisory board for the Minister of Health. Also, he does private consultations in breast screening, diagnostics, MRI, and interventions.

Dr. Rossano Girometti Dr. Rossano Girometti, researcher and staff radiologist, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Udine, Italy

Dr. Rossano Girometti is a researcher and staff radiologist at the Institute of Diagnostic Radiology of the University Hospital of Udine in Italy. He has been a professor at the University of Udine since 2006. His main field of interest is body MRI, with special emphasis on liver, pancreaticobiliary, gastrointestinal, and gynecologic imaging.

Dr. Sven Haller Dr. Sven Haller, senior staff neuroradiologist, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Sven Haller has a special interest in advanced neuroimaging techniques, particularly in the domains of neurodegenerative and neurovascular diseases. His distinctions include two awards by the European Society of Neuroradiology, two awards by the Swiss Society of Neuroradiology, and one award by the Swiss Society of Radiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and completed a Master of Sciences in neural and behavioral sciences at the International Max Planck Research School in Tübingen. He undertook specialist training in radiology and diagnostic neuroradiology training at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland, and completed his Privatdozent (venia docendi, senior lecturer) in neuroradiology at the University Hospital Geneva.

Dr. Syed Junaid Dr. Syed Junaid, radiology registrar, Cardiff, U.K.

Dr. Syed Junaid is a radiology registrar in Cardiff, U.K., doing his specialist training in musculoskeletal radiology. He is the founder of RadJobs, a U.K. radiology jobs website. He graduated in medicine from Imperial College London and is an elected member of the Royal College of Radiologists' (RCR) International Committee. He also represents Wales on the RCR's Trainees' Forum.

Dr. Andrea Laghi Dr. Andrea Laghi, associate professor, department of radiological sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Dr. Andrea Laghi is an associate professor of radiology at Sapienza University of Rome and director of the CT and MRI unit at Polo Pontino, Latina, a new university hospital that forms part of Sapienza. He is the chairman of the education committee and a member of the executive committee of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), and is coordinator of ESGAR's CT colonography hands-on workshops. In 2005, he received the Editor's Recognition Award from Radiology.

Dr. Robert Lavayssière Dr. Robert Lavayssière, staff radiologist and CEO, Centre d'Imagerie Paris-Nord, Sarcelles, France

Dr. Robert Lavayssière works at Centre d'Imagerie Paris-Nord, a private imaging center 15 km north of Paris. His main area of special interest is oncology and imaging, particularly breast diseases, chest, and genitourinary neoplasms. He is vice president of the Fédération Nationale des Médecins Radiologues (FNMR, the private practicing radiologists' union), editor in chief of le Médecin Radiologue de France (FNMR's monthly newsletter/magazine), vice president of the cancer screening association PSVO, and president of SFR-Ile de France (French Society of Radiology, for Paris and greater Paris).

Dr. Leo Lawler Dr. Leo Lawler, clinical director of radiology, clinical professor, cross sectional and interventional radiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Before returning to his homeland, Dr. Leo Lawler undertook a vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., in 2004-2005, and was assistant professor of radiology at the Johns Hopkins University in 2006. His main interests are cardiovascular diagnostic imaging, oncologic diagnostic imaging, vascular and oncologic interventional imaging, and audit/safety.

Dr. Catherine Mandel Dr. Catherine Mandel, MRI radiologist, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Catherine Mandel is an MRI radiologist at Swinburne University of Technology and councillor for the Faculty of Clinical Radiology at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Neuroradiology (ANZSNR). She is also secretary general elect of ANZRNR. She is the lead radiologist with the Radiology Events Register (RaER), and was national liaison radiologist with the Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging program (QUDI). She is also a councillor with the Australian Medical Association Victoria. She has facilitated risk management seminars for Australia's largest medical defense organization, and is a member of their medical experts committee. Her research interests include neuro-oncology imaging and patient safety.

Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, PhD, head of radiology, Quirónsalud Hospital, Valencia, Spain

Dr. Martí-Bonmatí has been head of the radiology department at Quirónsalud Hospital in Valencia, Spain, since 1997. He became chairman of the radiology department and director of medical imaging at La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital in Valencia, in 2009. Since 2012, he has been director of the Research Group on Biomedical Imaging (GIBI230) within La Fe Health Research Center. He also co-founded QUIBIM (Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers in Medicine), a medical image processing company that extracts and measures imaging biomarkers for clinical diagnostics, research projects, clinical trials, and medical imaging workflows.

Dr. Sergey Morozov, PhD, MPH Dr. Sergey Morozov, PhD, MPH, CEO and professor, Research and Practice Center of Medical Radiology, Moscow

Dr. Sergey Morozov, PhD, MPH, is the CEO and a professor at the Research and Practice Center of Medical Radiology in Moscow, as well as the chief radiology officer of Moscow. He is president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII). His special interests include management techniques, organizational principles, computer applications, and education formats. Among his current projects are radiology quality management systems, development of radiology performance improvement techniques, and healthcare improvement through education.

Dr. Christiane Nyhsen Dr. Christiane Nyhsen, radiologist, Strasbourg, France

Dr. Christiane Nyhsen worked in the U.K. as a radiologist for 17 years, most recently as a consultant radiologist at Sunderland Royal Hospital. She was vice chair of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Radiology Trainees Forum and chair of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) Radiology Trainees Forum. Her main clinical interest is ultrasound.

Dr. Anagha Parkar, radiologist, Haraldsplass Diakonale Sykehus, Bergen, Norway

Dr. Anagha Parkar has been a staff radiologist at Haraldsplass Diakonale Sykehus since 2008. She was previously a staff radiologist at the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, having trained there from 2001 to 2006. She is a former president of the ESR's Radiology Trainees Forum. Her main interests are chest, cardiac, musculoskeletal, and emergency radiology.

Dr. Anne Paterson Dr. Annie Paterson, consultant pediatric radiologist, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, U.K.

Dr. Annie Paterson has held her current post since 1999. She completed her medical training at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London, and took a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, U.S. She is pediatric section editor of EuroRad and is an editorial board member of Pediatric Radiology. She is a member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), and was twice awarded the Constance Thornton Fellowship in Pediatric Radiology by the RCR. She is trust specialty co-ordinator for radiology, and sits on the Trust Education Board and the Board of the Northern Ireland School of Radiology.

Dr. Erik Ranschaert Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, chief, department of radiology, Holy Heart Hospital, Mol, Belgium

Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, is chief of the radiology department at Holy Heart Hospital in Mol, Belgium. His main interests are musculoskeletal, abdominal, and cardiac radiology. He was a co-founder of Eurad Consult, one of Europe's first teleradiology companies, and he also started EUFORA, one of the first discussion groups for radiologists. He is a past chairman of the ECR computer applications subcommittee, and is a member of the Scientific Editorial Board of Insights into Imaging.

Dr. Peter Rinck Dr. Peter Rinck, PhD, visiting professor of radiology, University of Mons, Belgium

Dr. Peter Rinck, PhD, is maître de conférences and visiting professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Mons-Hainaut in Belgium. From 1987 to 1994, he was a professor of radiology and MR at the University of Trondheim in Norway. Since 1982, he has been chairman of the European MR Forum, and since 2008 he has been president of the council for the Round Table Foundation. He was president of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology from 1985 to 1987 and president of its annual meetings in 1989 and 2002. He is the author of AuntMinnieEurope.com's regular Maverinck column.

Dr. Soraya Robinson Dr. Soraya Robinson, radiologist, Diagnose Zentrum Urania, Vienna

Dr. Soraya Robinson has worked as a general radiologist in the University Hospitals in Vienna and Helsinki, and is now based in a diagnostic center in Vienna. She is an active member of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology, past chairman of the ECR Head and Neck Subcommittee, and member of the Program Planning Committee for ECR 2014 and 2015. In February 2014, she was made a professor by the University of Vienna. Her special focus is head and neck imaging, including maxillofacial radiology.

Dr. Claudia Schüller-Weidekamm Dr. Claudia Schüller-Weidekamm, professor, department of radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Claudia Schüller-Weidekamm is section head of functional and morphologic musculoskeletal radiology at the Medical University of Vienna. She is a professor and has a master of business administration for healthcare services, and is certified for quality management. She also organizes the interdisciplinary musculoskeletal ultrasound course in Vienna. She was chairman of the arthritis subcommittee between 2011 and 2015, and is currently the chair of the musculoskeletal ultrasound subcommittee of the Austrian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. At present, she is taking a one-year sabbatical in New Zealand, working for a private practice in Hawke’s Bay, on the east coast of the North Island.

Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx, radiologist, Knokke, Belgium

Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx has been a radiologist since 1977, and was chairman of the department of medical imaging at the Imelda Hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium from 1980 to 2006. He is a past president of the Belgian Professional Society of Radiologists and a member of the European Affairs subcommittee and the Management in Radiology section of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). He is a co-founder of Eurad Consult, the European teleradiology company, and was co-founder and chairman of Telegentis, a managed-service healthcare business. He is an e-health stakeholder at the European Commission, and works as a consultant on medical IT applications and workflow optimization.

Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn, PhD Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn, PhD, chair of the radiology department, Federal Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Moscow

Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn, PhD, is the chair of the radiology department at the Federal Medical and Rehabilitation Center in Moscow, the director of the radiology course of the medical faculty at Moscow Lomonosov University, and a pioneer of MRI and CT in Russia. His research interests are concentrated on cardiac imaging, abdominal radiology, contrast media, and computer applications in radiology. He is president of the European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR), president of the 2014 European Congress of Radiology (ECR), a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Association of Radiologists, and past president of the Russian National Congress of Radiologists.

Dr. Philippa Tyler Dr. Philippa Tyler, consultant musculoskeletal radiologist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, U.K.

Dr. Philippa Tyler reports musculoskeletal plain film, CT, and MRI studies. She routinely performs ultrasound-, fluoroscopy-, and CT-guided interventional musculoskeletal procedures, including general diagnostic and therapeutic steroid and local anesthetic injections, arthrograms, facet joint injections, and bone and soft-tissue tumor biopsies. She leads weekly spinal multidisciplinary team meetings at her hospital, and is involved in several research projects, including two new studies about MR-guided focused ultrasound.

Dr. Isabel Vivas Perez Dr. Isabel Vivas Perez, PhD, consultant radiologist, department of radiology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Dr. Isabel Vivas Perez, PhD, was a tutor of interventional radiology at the Facultad de Medicina at the Universidad de Navarra from 1998 to 2007, and has been a clinical consultant of diagnostic radiology at Clínica Universidad de Navarra since 2005. She defended her doctoral thesis, "Derivación portocava extrahepática por vía percutánea (PEPS) para la descompresión de la hipertensión portal: una alternativa al TIPS," in 2003, and has a special interest in peripheral arterial occlusive disease and lower limb CT angiography.