This issue of the journal, as always, has many outstanding articles, representing cutting edge research and technology in diagnostic imaging. Articles involving MR, CT, and chest radiography are featured, with two focusing on 7 T (and the clinical applicability therein). Four articles are of specific note - (1) a warning concerning increased gadolinium accumulation following Omniscan administration with moderate renal dysfunction, (2) the utility of high receiver bandwidth for metal artifact reduction on MR, with the use of long echo trains counterproductive, (3) the utility of 7 T for multiparametric MRI of the prostate, and (4) the value of high resolution 7 T evaluation of multiple sclerosis patients for improved assessment of lesion load.

​The 19th Contrast Media Research symposium (CMR 2017) will convene in Durango, CO, USA, October 22 - 25, 2017​.  Biannual CMRs are a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and data in a collegial forum of both industry and academic researchers. The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2017. Accepted abstracts will be published in Investigative Radiology. For more information go to

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