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June 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. Articles of special interest include important developments in MR as well as C-arm CT. Topics in MR range from detection and depiction of deep vein thrombi, to the effect of hypoxia on visualization of cerebral veins, to liver perfusion, to MR in early response assessment of liver metastases, and to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). Of particular note are three articles. No cases of NSF were observed in renally impaired patients following gadoxetate disodium (Gadovist/Gadavist) injection. Excellent results were demonstrated on MR using an advanced imaging approach with free breathing for quantification of liver perfusion. And, MR was demonstrated to be superior to PET-CT for early response assessment of liver metastases.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on 'Advances for Clinical Imaging involving Data Sparsity in MRI and CT
Investigative Radiology will publish a special issue on 'Advances for Clinical Imaging involving Data Sparsity in MRI and CT' in early 2016. The focus of this special issue will be on advances in the field of data sparsity and related advances in imaging techniques for magnetic resonance and computed tomography in terms of higher temporal and spatial resolution, acquisition speed and radiation dose reduction. With regard to clinical papers involving this topic, all organ and disease areas will be considered. Accepted manuscripts can involve either basic or clinical research and should lead to advancing our understanding of data sparsity in MR and CT imaging and promoting its potential clinical application by significant milestones of innovation.

Manuscripts are currently being accepted for consideration for the issue. The deadline for submission is July 5, 2015. The deadline has been extended due to the difficulty of many authors in preparing their submissions due to the time frame of the ISMRM meeting this year. All papers will be subject to peer review by experts in the field and must comply with the Journal's Instructions for Authors.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Best regards,

Val M. Runge, MD, Editor, Investigative Radiology

Stefan O. Schoenberg, M.D., Editor, Special Issue

Co-Editors:
Charles A. Mistretta, Ph.D.
Nicole Seiberlich, Ph.D.
Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D.
Sonja Sudarski, M.D.

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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 12/121

Impact Factor: 4.453

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