Marco Caballo studied biomedical engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy). He graduated cum laude in 2016 when he obtained his MSc degree in Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Programmable Electronic Devices. His Master's Thesis was entitled "Quantitative Analysis and Optimised Rendering of 3-D Cancer Vascular Patterns" and it was performed in cooperation with two Italian leading hospitals for cancer diagnosis and treatment. His research project was about the quantitative analysis of vascular networks, with applications in the field of atherosclerosis and cancer research. He developed an image analysis algorithm for the detection, rendering, and quantification of the vascular network architecture. He worked with vascular ultrasound images (with and without contrast agents) in two projects: one related to the differential diagnosis of thyroid lesions (human study), and the other related to the vascularization of prostate tumors grafted on mice. Once graduated, he started to work as a software engineer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in his home country, but his willingness to continue working in the biomedical research brought him to Radboudumc.
He joined the Advanced X-ray Tomographic Imaging group within the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in January 2017 as a PhD student, under the supervision of Ioannis Sechopoulos . His research mainly consists on the development of image analysis and processing algorithms of 3-D and 4-D Dedicated Breast CT images for breast cancer diagnosis and screening.