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Prof. J. RTC. Roelandt's obituary

Non-Invasive Imaging

Dear friends
Dear colleagues,

Today, words cannot express the sorrow and sadness of the Echo-Imaging Community.

A great Mentor in the field of Echocardiography passed away. Professor Jose (Jos) R.T.C Roelandt a former chairman of the ESC Working Group on Echocardiography (1976-82), the Founding Editor of the European Journal of Echocardiography and the editor-in-chief from 1999 till 2010. He was the President of the Dutch Society of Cardiology (1995-97). Professor Roelandt, who was Emeritus Chairman of the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, passed away at the end of August.
Prof. Roelandt will be sadly missed by us all. "If you knew him only by his work, then you knew a lot.  He was a brilliant critic. But those of us who knew him personally saw how the wit and brilliant mind were always in play”.
On behalf of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), we would like to express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Prof. Roelandt’s wife and family.