to launch European radiology Web portal; hires Philip Ward as editor in chief

TUCSON, AZ (PRWEB) -- Radiology portal today announced plans to launch a new website dedicated to providing news and information about European radiology. Editorial content will be directed by award-winning medical journalist Philip Ward, who has been named editor in chief of the new site.

Called, the portal is scheduled to launch in March 2011 and will provide localized, English-language content developed and written by Ward and a staff of journalists based in Europe. The site will feature late-breaking stories on clinical, business, and socioeconomic aspects of European radiology, as well as educational content such as a weekly challenge case.

The launch of is a sign of the growing importance of international markets in the radiology industry, according to General Manager Ashok Shah.

" has been extremely successful in becoming the premier global online radiology portal, but the addition of a European editorial office and Web presence will enable us to better serve our European readers," Shah said. "We're excited about the opportunities that the launch of will bring."

Ward comes to after more than 16 years at the helm of one of radiology's leading pan-European print publications.

"The publishing industry is rapidly changing to an online model, and I'm excited to explore this new opportunity to develop high-quality editorial content for European radiology professionals," Ward said. " will offer European readers late-breaking news weeks or even months before print publications."

When the site goes live, the Web address of will be Twitter users can follow the site at @AuntMinnieEuro.

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