Prof. Francesco Sardanelli is professor of radiology and director of the Postgraduation Course in Radiodiagnostics at Milan University, and director of the department of radiology at the Research Hospital (IRCCS) Policlinico San Donato in Milan. He is a long-time and active member of the European Society of Radiology and served as president of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) from 2012 to 2015. Additionally, he is director of the European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM) of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Research (EIBIR). He has co-authored more than 300 full articles, six books and 46 book chapters on a large spectrum of topics including breast, cardiovascular, neuro, body, musculoskeletal radiology as well as methodological issues.
He was appointed in summer 2016 by the ESR Executive Council to be the first Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL.

“It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit your manuscripts to the youngest member of the ESR journal family: European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL. The goal of the journal is to provide an interdisciplinary forum open to radiologists, and all colleagues working in medical imaging.“

Francesco Sardanelli


Aims and Scope

European Radiology Experimental is a fully open access official journal of the European Society of Radiology. Its mission is to adhere to the multidisciplinary paradigm of the 21st century, fostering a strong connection between radiology in the experimental setting and basic science.

Research on phantom studies, cell models and radiobiology, animal models, new modalities/techniques (e.g., MR sequences or spectral CT applications, molecular, hybrid, and optical imaging), novel contrast materials, tracers, and probes are welcome. Other topics fully considered are: 3D-modelling, printing, and simulation; advanced teleradiology (e.g., virtual physician-patient interaction); novel image reconstruction algorithms and post-processing. Studies on humans are also suitable for publication, especially if they are proof of concept or explorative studies, concern computer-assisted detection/diagnosis, data extraction for risk stratification or prognosis, or innovative approaches to clinical study design. Manuscripts reporting innovation for interventional radiology, imaging biomarkers, radiogenomics, or new clinical decision support systems are also considered.

The goal of the journal is to provide a forum open not only to radiologists, nuclear physicians, or radiation therapists but also to other professionals such as physicists, biologists, chemists, bioengineers, and biomathematicians, experts in computer science, information technology, and bioinformatics, as well physicians working in medical imaging from other medical specialties such as pathologists, geneticists, neurologists, surgeons, cardiologists, and many more.

Scientific Editorial Board 2016-2017

Biomathematics and computer modeling

  • Peter M.A. van Ooijen, Groningen University Hospital, Groningen, the Netherlands

Contrast materials, tracers and theranostics

  • Silvio Aime, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
  • Philippe C. Douek, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Twan Lammers, RHTW Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • Clemens W.G.M. Löwik, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Robert N. Muller, Université de Mons, Mons, Belgium
  • Mark D. Pagel, University of Arizona, Phoenix/AZ, USA

Experimental models of human disease

  • Nahum Goldberg, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Fabian Kiessling, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • Esther Lutgens, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Information technology, big data, image reconstruction and post-processing

  • Fabio Galbusera, IRCCS Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy
  • John W. Nance, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston/SC, USA

Imaging biomarkers, radiomics, radiogenomics, and imaging biobanks

  • Muneeb Z. Ahmed, Harvard Medical School, Boston/MA, USA
  • Silvia Giordano, Torino Medical School,Torino, Italy
  • Elisabeth A. Morris, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York/NY, USA
  • Emanuele Neri, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy


  • David C. Madoff, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York/NY, USA
  • Karl Schürmann, St.-Johannes-Hospital, Dortmund, Germany
  • Luca M. Sconfienza, Universita degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy

Metabolic and functional imaging

  • Franca Podo, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
  • Akos Varga-Szemes, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston/SC, USA

Methodology and statistics

  • Federico Ambrogi, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • Giovanni Di Leo, Research Hospital (IRCCS) Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy

Molecular and hybrid imaging

  • Andor W J M Glaudemans, Groningen University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Xavier Golay, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK   
  • Thomas H. Helbich, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Konstantin Nikolaou, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
  • Gianmario Sambuceti, IRCCS San Martino, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  • Riemer H.J.A. Slart, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

Novel imaging modalities/techniques

  • Jaap Stoker, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Siegfried Trattnig, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Radiobiology, radioprotection, and physics in radiology

  • Nicolas Foray, Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon, Lyon, France