Born in Bologna (Italy) where Stefano completed all his studies and finally graduated at the University of Bologna. He started working in conventional nuclear medicine in the 1990’s and was then involved in the project of PET Unit at S.Orsola Policlinic Hospital, participating to site planning then appointed as medical director in 2002. Last year the PET Unit carried out more than 12000 exams, resulting in one of the most active in Europe; in particular, the PET Center in Bologna is known for the non-FDG scans, in both clinical routine and research area.
At present, he is full time employed in Nuclear Medicine as Professor of Diagnostic Imaging as well as Director of Nuclear Medicine Division and of PET Unit at the S.Orsola Policlinic Hospital. Author of more than 1000 papers, including 450 full articles published in peer-reviewed international journals (more than 10000 citations and H-index of 68 on Google Scholar, 58 on Scopus), several books and chapters; invited lecturer at more than 200 national and international meetings.