Caterina Salito is a Post-doc fellow at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria of Politecnico di Milano. She obtained a PhD in Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 2010 with a thesis entitled: “Regional analysis of lung density for image guidance during minimally-invasive surgical interventions for emphysema”, tutored by Prof. Andrea Aliverti and Dr. Peter Macklem, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal. In 2007, she was a visiting student at the Department of Radiology and Physics at the Washington University in St. Louis (MO) (WUStL), USA. Under the supervision of Prof. J.C Woods she acquired experience on hyperpolarized He MR imaging to characterize the structural differences between the lung tissue of healthy adults and the lung tissue of those who have developed emphysema. Her actual main research interests include development and validation of innovative technologies for quantitative analysis of lung diseases based on different imaging techniques (CT, US, MR, 3He MR, in-vivo microscopy); development of new methodology for planning and evaluation of minimally invasive interventions in severe emphysema and lung transplantation; analysis of mono- and bi-dimensional physiologic signals, in particular, the correlation between motion of the external thoraco-abdominal surface area with the internal motion of the lung and diaphragm (measured by ultrasound).