Gabriel Krestin received his MD from the University of Cologne/DE, where he also specialized in radiology, in 1981 and his PhD (Habilitation) in 1989. From 1990-1997, he worked at the University Hospital in Zürich/CH, including a period as acting chairman of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Krestin is currently Chairman of the Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam/NL. Dr. Krestin is (co-)author of over 448 original articles, (co) author of more than 101 book chapters, and editor of 15 books. His main areas of research are: imaging of abdominal organs and cardio-vascular diseases, molecular imaging and population imaging. Dr. Krestin is presently the Scientific Director of EIBIR (the European Institute of Biomedical Imaging Research) and a member of the NAM (National Academy of Medicine) in the US.