Imaging of Aging and Age-Related Disorders (Ongoing)

Posted On 2022-06-30 16:51:21



This special issue on “Imaging of Aging and Age-Related Disorders” is edited by Dr. Carlo A. Mallio.

Dr. Carlo A. Mallio obtained the Medical Degree in 2009, at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome (Italy). In 2013-2014, he accomplished a 6 moths Research Internship at University Medical Center, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Utrecht (Netherlands). In 2015, he obtained the Board Certification in Radiology at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome (Italy). Since 2015, Carlo Augusto Mallio is a Radiologist Staff Member at Unit of Diagnostic Imaging, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome (Italy). Since 2017, he is Lecturer for the Medical Radiology Technology and Radiation Therapy School at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome (Italy). In 2017, Carlo Augusto Mallio accomplished a Fellowship in Neuroradiology released by the European School of Radiology (ESOR) and the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), performed at Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Antwerp (Belgium). In 2021, he obtained the PhD Degree at University of Antwerp, Antwerp (Belgium).

He is member of ESR (European Society of Radiology), ESNR (European Society of Neuroradiology), RSNA (Radiology Society of North America), ESMRMB (European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology), SIRM (Italian Society of Medical Radiology), AINR (Associazione Italiana di Neuroradiologia), Neuroradiology section at SIRM, Magnetic Resonance section at SIRM and Musculoskeletal Radiology section at SIRM.

Carlo A. Mallio is author or coauthor of more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 7 textbook chapters.

Summary of This Issue:

Over the second half of the 20th century, a significant increase of life expectancy has been observed. Due to this demographic trend, populations have become older throughout the world leading to changes of human healthcare. Therefore, degenerative and non-degenerative disorders linked to aging are rising and are expected to rise even more in the near future, owing to both increased portion of old patients and increased lifetime of affected patients.

Understanding the biology of healthy aging and age-related disorders is one of the most interesting and fascinating research field that has been growing rapidly over the past two decades.

Aging is a multifactorial and complex process, influenced by an interplay between cell-intrinsic, local, and environmental factors.

Imaging can play a critical role in this context. Indeed, the detection of early biomarkers based on imaging is a target of paramount importance to improve the current knowledge about healthy aging, degenerative, and non-degenerative disorders related to aging. Such biomarkers might become clues to individual as well as environmental interventions possibly leading to enhance the physiological processes of aging, delay or prevent age-related disorders, and assess the efficacy of regenerative strategies.

In this special issue, we will accept submission coming from all the fields of medical imaging and dealing with aging and age-related disorders. 


The issue “Imaging of Aging and Age-Related Disorders” was commissioned by the editorial office, Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Carlo A. Mallio is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the issue and serves as an unpaid editorial board member of Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery.