Federica Zanca

About Federica

Federica was born in Ferrara (Italy) and she moved to Leuven in 2003 for love. She has 20 years of solid experience in Medical Imaging in industry (GE Healthcare, Director & Chief Scientist) and in hospital and academic settings (clinical medical physicist at the Radiology Department of UZ Leuven and Professor in Medical Imaging at KU Leuven).

Living in Leuven allowed her to become fluent in 4 languages (Italian, Dutch, French and English). She currently owns her own consulting company, Palindromo Consulting. She is the mother of three teenagers, and she loves dancing with loud music while cooking great Italian food.

Federica at a glance

Length of time in the Leuven Region: 16 years
Reason for moving to Leuven: Love
Favorite spot in Leuven: Meerdaalwoud
Favorite phrases in Dutch: Handschoenen

Federica's Top Tips for Living in Leuven

  1. Be sure you learn Flemish quickly. While everybody speaks English, mastering the local language will allow you to better understand the culture and become closer to reserved Flemish people (if you want to, of course)
  2. Best rock festivals and beers ever
  3. Be sure you accept ‘boterham’ as a meal once a day ("I never adapted to this, honestly," she admits)

About Palindromo Consulting

As founder of Palindromo Consulting and as Medical Physics Expert, Federica is passionate about connecting companies and hospitals to deliver excellent medical imaging devices for optimal patient care.

She offers an extensive international network in her field and serves several societies (as chair, referee, conference program committee) in the field of medical Imaging and radiology. She grew to rise to meet any challenge, while bringing enthusiasm, creativity and passion to what she does. Find out more here.

More Information

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  • You can follow Federica on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram
  • She received her PhD degree from the Imaging and Pathology department of the KUL
  • We see Federica at Startit @KBC, where she likes to hold meetings with customers, at Grace Pilates Studio or Meerdaalwoud where she likes to exercise
  • She also heads to Leuven MindGate member STUK, where she enjoys their great cultural offerings or at the WereldCafe cooperative for a “think global, eat local” mindset.