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August 2015: Val M. Runge, MD, a note from the Editor

This issue of the journal, as always, has many outstanding articles, representing cutting edge research and technology in diagnostic imaging. A very important article, investigating a major safety issue, is that by Philippe Robert, developing an animal model to investigate and further clarify the deposition of gadolinium following intravenous administration of linear chelates, and specifically Omniscan, in the dentate nucleus. Two additional articles of special interest discuss further developments in prostate MR. Of further interest, given the near term availability of clinical 7 T MR units, is the article that explores contrast-enhanced imaging of the small bowel at 7 T.

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Editor-in-Chief:
Val M. Runge, MD

ISSN: 0020-9996

Online ISSN: 1536-0210

Frequency: 12 issues / year

Ranking: Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging 10/125

Impact Factor: 4.437

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