Investigative Radiology

June 2016: 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 - with a special focus on sparse imaging in MR. Introducing the issue is an in-depth and up to date review article of the subject. Specific focus topics, for the articles that follow, include multiple areas of high interest - specifically TOF MRA, contrast enhanced MRA, imaging of lung volume, high resolution 3D imaging of the knee and cardiac imaging - the latter specifically for right ventricular volumetry. While decreasing imaging time for standard examinations is possible using sparse reconstructions, the true benefit of these techniques will likely be realized if new applications can be enabled through faster imaging. In addition, it may be possible to better scan patient populations that have traditionally been challenging to image with MRI, including children or patients who cannot hold their breath, thus expanding the role of MR in diagnostic imaging.​

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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

Safety of the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents, A Review
​This review discusses first the background in terms of development of these agents and safety discussions therein, and second their relative stability based both on in vitro studies and clinical observations before and including the advent of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. This sets the stage for the subsequent focus of the review, the current knowledge regarding accumulation of gadolinium in the brain and specifically the dentate nucleus after intravenous administration of the GBCAs and differentiation among agents on this basis.​