Editor Profiles

Emma Cookson, Editor

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New Content ItemEmma completed her undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Exeter, UK, in 2008 and then went on to do a PhD at University College London, UK, in cell biology and biophysics where she graduated in 2012. She then carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where her research focused on neuronal cell biology, including mechanisms of neurotransmitter secretion. She joined BioMed Central, becoming Editor of BMC Medical Imaging, in 2016. Emma is also a contributor to the BMC-series blog.  

Section Editors

Marcus Carlsson

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New Content ItemThoracic imaging

Marcus Carlsson received his medical degree in 1998 at Lund University where he specialized in clinical physiology and nuclear medicine. He obtained a PhD at Lund University in 2007 and was a post-doctoral scholar at the Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco in 2007-2008. He was the clinical director of Clinical Physiology at Skane University Hospital from 2010-2013 and has been an associate professor at Lund University since 2010. He was on the board of the Swedish Heart Association from 2009-2015 and served as the president from 2013-2015. He is an expert in cardiac imaging for the National Board for Health and Welfare´s working group of “National Guidelines for Cardiac care”. His research focuses on uncovering cardiac pathophysiology and understanding pumping physiology using MRI and computational modelling, especially in congenital heart disease. He has been a Section Editor for BMC Medical Imaging since 2015.

Xiaobo Qu

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New Content ItemHead and neck imaging

Xiaobo Qu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Science, Research Center of Magnetic Resonance and Medical Imaging and Research Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, Xiamen University, China. He also directs the Computational Sensing Group at Xiamen University. He received his bachelor degree and PhD in Communication Engineering from the same university in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2009-2011 and became a faculty member at Xiamen University in 2012. He was awarded the E. K. Zavoisky Stipend at the ISMRM Scientific Meeting in 2014 and 2016, Swedish Wenner-Gren Fellowship in 2014, and a Faculty Research Award at Xiamen University in 2014. His research interests include magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, signal and image representations, wavelets, inverse problems and computational imaging. He has been a Section Editor for BMC Medical Imaging since 2014.

Alexander Wong

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New Content ItemGenitourinary imaging

Alexander Wong is the Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems and co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He obtained his PhD in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and was an NSERC postdoctoral research fellow at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada.  He has published over 350 refereed journal and conference papers, as well as patents, in various fields such as computational imaging and artificial intelligence. His research interests include computational spectral imaging, tomographic imaging, ultrasound imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging for medical imaging and analysis and he is also a pioneer in the field of discovery radiomics. He has been on the Editorial Board since 2003.