Niko Sillanpää

MD, PhD, Radiologist, Senior researcher

Who are you?

Medical imaging consultant and organizer, senior researcher

Favorite part of your job?

Planning imaging analyses

Why did you decide to enter your field?

The field sits at the crossroads of medical science and engineering

Who/What inspires you?

Seeing a project being successfully completed

The most interesting article you’ve read recently?

Reads like a gripping detective story unlike research reports, meta-analyses, and reviews that are by and large always boring —

Your favorite book and why?

I rarely return to books I have read so I guess they have no lasting impact at least on the conscious level. The last fiction book I read was Exhalation by Ted Chiang and the last non-fiction book I completed was Thinkers of the New Left by Roger Scruton. I can recommend both books, the former is entertaining while thoughtful and the latter is an incisive critique of the theoretical foundations of the postmodern Left.