DI Europe welcomes six editorial board members

December 1, 2007

Six doctors have joined Diagnostic Imaging Europe's editorial advisory board during the past year: two from Germany, and one each from France, Italy, Switzerland, and the U.K. This article introduces these new members to you, and provides a brief background on their careers and specialist areas.

Six doctors have joined Diagnostic Imaging Europe's editorial advisory board during the past year: two from Germany, and one each from France, Italy, Switzerland, and the U.K. This article introduces these new members to you, and provides a brief background on their careers and specialist areas.

The following people have left the board this year: Prof. Albert Baert from Leuven, Belgium; Prof. Antonio Chiesa from Brescia, Italy; Prof. Philippe Grenier from Paris; Prof. Roberto Passariello from Rome; and Prof. Holger Pettersson from Lund, Sweden. We would like to thank them for their active participation and support over many years.

Carlo Catalano

Dr. Catalano is an associate professor and chief of cardiovascular and body CT and MR in the radiological sciences department at La Sapienza University in Rome. He became an assistant professor of radiology at La Sapienza in 1999, before taking up his current post in 2002. His main research interests are cardiovascular imaging, abdominal imaging, and CT and MR contrast media. He is a coauthor of more than 200 publications (60 in national journals, 50 in international journals, 50 book chapters, and 40 extended abstracts). He is also a member of the scientific committee of the website mdct.net.

Patrick J. Cozzone

Prof. Cozzone is a professor of biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine in Marseille, France. He is the founder of the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Center, a research and development unit with a staff of 50, and has been the director since 1985. He obtained a doctorate in physical organic chemistry (1967) and a doctorat es sciences in biochemistry (1971) at the University of Marseille. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Prof. Cozzone is a specialist in the biomedical applications of nuclear MR techniques and the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers. He was president of the European Society for MR in Medicine and Biology from 1995 to 1996. His current research focuses on brain exploration in humans with neurodegenerative diseases, including clinical trials of new molecules, and the study of animal models of human neuropathologies. He is editor in chief of MAGMA, and received the 1998 European Award from the International Society for MR in Medicine.

Gabriele A. Krombach

Dr. Krombach obtained her medical degree in 1996 at the University of Aachen in Germany. She has worked in the department of diagnostic radiology at Aachen University Hospital since 1997 and has been an assistant professor of radiology since 2003. Her main scientific interests are interventional radiology and MRI. She is an author and coauthor of more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written eight book chapters and given more than 100 oral presentations. She is a reviewer for Radiology, European Radiology, Investigative Radiology, Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology (CVIR), Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM), JMRM, European Heart Journal, RoFo, and Acta Radiologica. She is an active member of the Deutsche Roentgengesellschaft, European Society of Radiology, and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe.

Thoralf Niendorf

Prof. Niendorf is director of the division of experimental MRI in the radiology department at RWTH (Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule) Aachen University in Germany and deputy director of the Aachen Network for Magnetic Resonance. He was previously a senior scientist at GE Healthcare Technologies' global applied science laboratory, program manager of GE's Cardio- and Neurovascular MR Program, and a visiting scientist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in Leipzig, and a Ph.D. student in biomedical MRI at the chemistry and biology department at the University of Bremen.

He is a member of the scientific program committee of the 11th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular MR and a candidate for the 2007 board of trustees elections of the International Society for MR in Medicine. He is a member of the ISMRM's Young Investigators Award Committee, and a member of the Diffusion & Perfusion MR and Cardiovascular MR Working Groups of the ISMRM. His research interests include the benefits and challenges of high-field MRI, the fundamental biophysical mechanisms of MR contrast, MR methodology for rapidly moving organs and imaging of dynamic processes, structural and functional brain MRI techniques, and early detection of ischemia, stroke, and infarction.

Christiane M. Nyhsen

In October 2007, Dr. Nyhsen became a consultant radiologist at City Hospitals Sunderland in the northeast of England. She is also chair of the European Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF). Her specialist interests are ultrasound, cross-sectional imaging, and medical education.

She undertook her medical training at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. While a student, she participated in the ERASMUS exchange program, spending a semester in Dijon, France, and working in Montpellier during most of her final year as a medical student. The year after her graduation, she was awarded a doctorate in medicine for her research in palliative medicine in collaboration with the Hospice Society in Mainz. After working in various clinical jobs in the U.K., she started her radiology training in the Northern Deanery (Newcastle-upon-Tyne training scheme). She is vice chair and junior representative of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists' Education Board and is the U.K.'s junior representative to the European Society of Radiology.

Patrick Veit-Haibach

Dr. Veit-Haibach is a resident at the institute for medical radiology, department of nuclear medicine, at University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland. Between 2003 and 2006, he was a resident in the department for diagnostic and interventional radiology and neuroradiology at the University Hospital Essen in Germany. He was also principal investigator for radiological PET/CT research at Essen and has acted as a mentor and supervisor for several PET/CT dissertations.

He completed an internship in cardiovascular, interventional, and neurointerventional radiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2002 and obtained a medical degree from the University of Essen in April 2003.