Luca Balzarini is the head of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging in Humanitas Research Hospital.

He lectured at the post-graduation school in Radiology at the University of Milan and Pavia and he is member of the European Society of Radiology and of the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM).

He graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan in 1982 and in 1986 he graduated cum laude at the post-graduation school of Radiology at the University of Milan.

His career started at Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milano where he attended as a PHD student of the University of Milan.

After a long experience abroad, where he developed master expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, he then became Assistant in the Department of Diagnostic radiology at Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (IRCCS) in Milan where he has this role for 12 years now.

Since 1997 he has been working at Humanitas Research Hospital as head of Magnetic Resonance Section, and then head of Diagnostic Radiology Unit (2006). Nin 2012 he became head of Department of Diagnostic Imaging.

In his high technology Department there are 5 MRI machines (from 1 up to 3 T units), 4 CT scans, and an angiography suite, all radiological techniques are regulated by a system of dose control (Dose Watch).

His team, composed of 25 radiologists, has recognized expertise in several fields of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging and particularly dedicated in Oncological, Muscle-Skeletal, Neuro and Cardiac Imaging.