March 2017

In recognition of her major achievements in neuroimaging and advancement of the field, Professor Maria de Fátima Vasco Aragão from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, will present the Guest Lecture at ECR 2017.

Maria de Fátima Vasco Aragão is professor of radiology at the Maurício de Nassau University and Scientific Director of the Multimagem Diagnostic Centre in Recife, Brazil. She is also financial director of the Diagnostika Endoscopy and Radiology Clinic in Recife.

Prof. Vasco Aragão received her medical degree from Pernambuco Federal University in 1987 and completed her residency in radiology at Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo. She did fellowships in CT and MRI and in neuroradiology at the Med Imagem Beneficencia Portuguesa, São Paulo, and later completed a research fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital Center in New York, US.

Prof. Vasco Aragão’s main interest is neuroimaging and she completed her PhD in neuroscience at Pernambuco Federal University in Recife in 2010. She is a founding member of the Brazilian Society of Neuroradiology and a member of many radiology societies, including the American Society of Neuroradiology.

Recently most of her research has focused on the use of radiology techniques to help diagnose microcephaly, caused by Zika virus infection.

Prof. Vasco Aragão served as president of the Pernambuco Radiology Society from 2014 to 2016, being recently re-elected for the 2016–18 term. She has received various awards and distinctions for her work.

At ECR 2017, Maria de Fátima Vasco Aragão will present the Guest Lecture, titled ‘Breaking News from Latin America: How to recognise Zika virus infections on imaging studies’.