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Editor Profiles

Tamara Hughes, Editor

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Tamara started as an Editor for the BMC series in October 2019.

She obtained a PhD from the University of York, focusing on enzymology, industrial biocatalysis and structural biology. Before joining BMC series, Tamara gained experience as a Scientific and Deputy Managing Editor at an Oncology and Molecular Medicine academic publisher.

Kate Gaines, Assistant Editor

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Kate joined the BMC Series as an Assistant Editor in 2019 and has been the Assistant Editor for BMC Medical Imaging since April 2020. She is excited to help grow the journal’s profile.

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 a 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 Award (2014, 2016, 2018) of ISMRM Scientific Meeting, Swedish Wenner-Gren Fellowship (2014), Distinguished Young Scholar Award in Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province of China (2018), Faculty Research Award (2014) and He Yici Chair Professor Award (2018) at Xiamen University, respectively. His research interests include magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, signal and image representations, computational imaging, machine learning and artificial intelligence. 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.

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