DI Europe welcomes four new editorial advisors

February 11, 2006

It is an established principle in medical and scientific publishing that a journal or magazine is only as effective as its editorial board. Diagnostic Imaging Europe relies heavily on its 28 board members to generate ideas, suggest topics for future coverage, and recommend authors. Although there is no formal peer-review process, an annual strategy meeting of the board takes place, usually during the European Congress of Radiology.

It is an established principle in medical and scientific publishing that a journal or magazine is only as effective as its editorial board. Diagnostic Imaging Europe relies heavily on its 28 board members to generate ideas, suggest topics for future coverage, and recommend authors. Although there is no formal peer-review process, an annual strategy meeting of the board takes place, usually during the European Congress of Radiology.

Radiologists from Denmark, Germany, Spain, and Austria have joined the board during the past few months. On this page, we are giving readers an opportunity to meet them. No doubt DI Europe will benefit greatly from their input and expertise. Also, we would like to thank the following individuals who have left the board: Dr. Helen Fenlon, Prof. Sylvia Heywang-Kobrunner, and Dr. Franka Jelavic-Kojic.

Anne Grethe Jurik

Prof. Jurik qualified as a medical doctor at Aarhus University in 1974 and became a specialist in diagnostic radiology 13 years later. She was head of the radiology department at Aarhus Municipal and University Hospital from 1994 to 2004. Since last year, she has worked as chief consultant of radiological research at the same institution.

Her main fields of responsibility are rheumatology and musculoskeletal tumors and infections. She became a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in 1993. Her thesis, Seronegative anterior chest wall syndromes: A study of the findings and course at radiography, was published as a supplement to Acta Radiologica a year earlier. She was president of the Danish Society of Radiology between 1997 and 2001. She has contributed to a reorganization of the education system for Danish radiologists and is responsible for the theoretical courses in relation to the National Board of Health. Since 1999, she has been a member of the Education Committee of the European Association of Radiology.

She is the author of a Danish textbook, Imaging of bone and joint disorders, mainly aimed for students, in addition to a digital book for practitioners regarding spine imaging. She is editor and main author of the textbook, Imaging of the sterno-costo-clavicular region, to be published soon.

Christiane Kuhl

Prof. Kuhl is a full professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Bonn and director of the division of oncologic imaging and interventional therapy. She qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Bonn in 1991 and worked as a radiology resident there until 1996. She became an associate professor of radiology and head of the MRI division in 2000 and a board-certified neuroradiologist two years later. Since 2004 she has been vice chair of the radiology department.

Her main fields of interest are oncologic imaging and minimally invasive therapy, with a special emphasis on breast cancer, and the neuroradiological applications of MRI. For three consecutive years (2000 through 2002), she received the editor's recognition award (with special distinction) from Radiology. In 2003, she was given the Holthusen-Ring, the highest award for scientific achievement of the German Radiological Society. A year later, she received the ACRIN (American College of Radiology Imaging Network) award for outstanding contributions.

She has served as principal investigator of the multicenter interdisciplinary trial Development, Validation, and Clinical Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Elastography for Characterization of Breast Tumors sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Research. She was also principal investigator of the multicenter trial Multimodality Screening of High Risk Women with Familial (Hereditary) Breast Cancer sponsored by the German Cancer Society; principal investigator for the evaluation of high-field imaging (3T) in basic research and clinical application; and principal site investigator of the ACRIN study trial on contralateral breast MRI. Since 2002, she has been principal site investigator of the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Insitute and American Colleage of Radiology trial on breast MR screening in patients at high risk of breast cancer.

Luis Marti-Bonmati

Dr. Marti-Bonmati is chief of the MRI, CT, and abdominal radiology sections at Doctor Peset University Hospital in Valencia. He is also chief of radiology at Clinica Quiron, a private hospital in Valencia.

He completed his medical degree at Valencia Medical University in 1983. His postgraduate training in radiology was at La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, after which he obtained a Ph.D., focusing on the use and evaluation of MRI in the study and characterization of focal liver lesions.

His areas of special interest are MRI and CT of the liver, other clinical applications of MRI (abdominal, musculoskeletal, pediatrics, brain), contrast agents, and image processing (perfusion, segmentation, 3D, diffusion). He was president of the European Society for MR in Medicine and Biology in 2002, and president of the Spanish Society of Abdominal Radiology from 2000 to 2005. He is a founder of the Association for the Development and Investigation of MR, a nonprofit institution developed to promote collaboration between universities and MRI.

Soraya Robinson

Docent Robinson is a radiologist at Vienna's Diagnose Zentrum Urania. She completed her medical degree at the University of Vienna and then worked at the Universitats-Kinderklinik and the Allgemeines Krankenhaus (AKH) in Vienna. From 2002 to 2005, she was based in the radiology department at Helsinki University Central Hospital, before returning to Vienna last October.

She specializes in head and neck radiology, having published on topics such as MR compatibility of cochlear implants, value of CT in the detection of dental vertical root fractures, postoperative imaging of the temporomandibular joint, dental CT evaluation of mandibular first premolar root configurations and canal variations, and congenital and benign changes with regard to the pharynx. Her first article in DI Europe, "CT reveals overlooked temporal bone injuries: High-resolution brain scans may detect fractures in head trauma patients," was the cover story in the February/March 2003 edition.