Dr. Boccalini graduated cum laude and medal for merit from the Medical School of the University of Genova, Italy, in 2010 and completed her residency in Radiology at the University of Genova in 2016.
Due to her strong interest in Cardiovascular Radiology, she spent the last year of her residency as clinical and research fellow at the Radiology Department of the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After the end of her residency, she returned to the Erasmus Medical Center for a one-year Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging of the European School of Radiology (ESOR). In addition, she enrolled as a PhD student at the same institution with research projects focused on CT imaging of the aorta before and after surgery or interventions, completed in 2019.
Since May 2018, Dr. Boccalini is working as Radiologist at the University Hospital of Lyon in France (Hospices Civils de Lyon) with specialization in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Imaging. She is currently involved in several research projects including the development of cardiovascular applications of Spectral Imaging and Photon Counting CT.
Her scientific activity resulted in several papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She also contributed with oral presentations and posters to several international congresses for which she received a Certificate of Merit from the Radiological Society of North America and travel grants from the European Society of Radiology and European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology. She recently received a research grant for young researchers from the Hospices Civils de Lyon.