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CURRICULUM VITAE
EUROPEO
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name Chiara Forina
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Date of Birth 13 December 1988
Place of Birth Rome
Nationality Italian
Gender female
Title Biomedical Engineer
ORAL PRESENTATION
May 2014
Corso di aggiornamento: "L'imaging di perfusione nelle neoplasie cerebrali primitive e
secondarie", sponsored by BRACCO, Centro Congressi "Raffaele Bastianelli", National
Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome-9th May 2014.
Forina C., Tecniche di analisi dei dati: dalla ROI, agli istogrammi , al clustering.
WORK EXPERIENCE
January 2014 - January 2017
Research fellowship sponsored by AIRC (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul
Cancro), at Laboratory of Medical Physics and Expert Systems, National Cancer Institute
Regina Elena (IRE).
Project title
MR Imaging Biomarkers in the Evaluation of the Response to Neoadjuvant
Chemoradiotherapy in Rectal Cancer.
Principle Investigator
Prof. Andrea Laghi, Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and Pathology,
Policlinico Umberto I, Roma.
Aim of the study
Primary Objectives: to evaluate novel MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) biomarkers
as texture analysis, Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (DWI), Intravoxel Incoherent Motion
(IVIM) and perfusion MRI (pMRI) able to assess therapy response in rectal cancer. MRI
examinations are performed using a 3T scanner (Discovery MR750, GE, Milwaukee,
USA).
WORK EXPERIENCE
June 2013 to November 2013
Magnetic Resonance Internship Sales and Marketing support at Policlinico Umberto I,
Rome.
Name of employers
GE Healthcare
MR Modality Manager Pier Paolo Buò, GE Healthcare.
Main Activities
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Technical and clinical support to the medical staff about clinical protocols
management on GE MR Discovery 750 (3 Tesla);
Technical support for the MRgFUS (MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery);
Support and management of the customers visits organization;
Reporting to MR European marketing team to carry out the clinical activity;
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Preparation of brochure, depliant and ppt to support sales team;
Using GE softwares (ReadyView, GenIQ) for the MR images post-processing.
TRAINING
April 2012 to March 2013
Professional training for the elaboration of a master thesis at the Laboratory of Medical
Physics and Expert Systems, IRE.
Professional skills involved in the
study
Referents
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Participation to a training course on a GE 3T MR system: description of
machine equipment (coils), sequences optimization, parameters manipulation
(in morphological and functional studies) and GE softwares for the imaging
post-processing ;
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Practice on MATLAB applications and implementation of MR images analysis
procedures.
Dott.ssa Simona Marzi (Medical Physicist), Dott. Antonello Vidiri (Radiologist), Dott.ssa
Lidia Strigari (Medical Physicist), at National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, IRE, Rome.
EDUCATION
Master Degree: Biomedical Engineering obtained on 18 January 2013 with mark
110/110 cum Laude.
2010/2011 - 2011/2012
Education institute
University: Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy.
Thesis title
“An approach to the quantitative analysis of multimodal MR images: examples of
application of diffusion and perfusion MRI in oncology”.
2007/2008-2010/2011
Bachelor’s degree: Clinical Engineering obtained on 20 December 2010 with mark
100/110.
Education institute
University: Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy.
Thesis title
“An histomorphometric analysis of biological tissues: objects recognition”.
2002/2003 – 2006/2007
Scientific High School
Education institute
Stanislao Cannizzaro, Rome, Italy.
LANGUAGES
First language
Italian
UNDERSTANDING
Other Language
English
SPEAKING
Listening
Reading
Spoken Interaction
Spoken Production
B2
C1
B2
B2
WRITING
B2
Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Currently: English course (level: upper/intermediate, 3 times a week) at The new
British Centre, in Rome.
SKILLS AND COMPUTER
EXPERTISE
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Programming in C++ language
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Programming in MATLAB
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Knowledge and usage of the 3D Slicer program for clinical imaging elaboration
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Programming basics in LabVIEW (Vision package)
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Knowledge of the Office Microsoft package particularly as refers to Excel.
1.
Marzi S. Forina C. Marucci L. Giovinazzo G., Giordano C., Piludu F., Landoni V.,
Spriano G.,Vidiri A. Evaluation of Early Radiation-Induced Changes of Diffusion
Parameters by Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Magnetic Resonance Imaging in
Major Salivary Glands: Correlation with Anatomical Modifications. Journal of
Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2014, April 3.
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2nd European Symposium on “Focused Ultrasound Therapy”, Rome, October
10-11, 2013.
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Medical device software training programme at Donawa Lifescience Consulting
Srl, “Software Requirements for Medical Devices – EU and US”, Rome, March
22nd, 2013.
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Attendance certificate to the Conference on “Active Implantable Cardiac
Devices and Magnetic Resonance: Possibilities, Problems and Outlook”, at
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, June 21st, 2012.
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Seminar on Data Analysis in MATLAB held by Brett Shoelson, MathWorks US,
concerning Image Processing and Algorithms Optimization in MATLAB, Rome,
October 3rd, 2012.
PUBLICATIONS
ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCES
ORGANISATIONAL
COMPETENCES
SKILLS
AND
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Date
Study and research groups: “Design of an air-conditioning system of a dialysis
center in Bologna”.
Sport: crossifit, fuctional training (currently),rhythmic gymnastics team (4
years), volley ball team (3 years).
Social: excellent ability to relate with medical staff (medical specialists,
technicians…), team spirit capability.
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