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 2019-2021

Biomathematics and computer modelling
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, United States

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, Research Hospital (IRCCS) Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy
John W. Nance, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, United States
Marina Codari, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Matthias Dietzel, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Domenico Mastrodicasa, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
Muhammad Umair Ahmad Khan, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Imaging biomarkers, radiomics, radiogenomics, and imaging biobanks
Muneeb Z. Ahmed, Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
Silvia Giordano, Torino Medical School,Torino, Italy
Elisabeth A. Morris, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, United States
Emanuele Neri, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Mansoor Fatehi, Brain Mapping Biobank, National Brain Mapping Laboratory, Teheran, Iran
Eduardo Fleury, Santa Casa de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Pascal Baltzer, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Luca Roccatagliata, Università degli Studi di Genova, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy

David C. Madoff, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, United States
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, United States
Moritz Albrecht, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Fabao Gao, Sichuan University West China Hospital, Sichuan, China

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
Thomas H. Helbich, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Xavier Golay, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
Konstantin Nikolaou, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, 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
Rossano Girometti, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Radiobiology, radioprotection, and physics in radiology
Nicolas Foray, Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon, Lyon, France