October 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. Two articles feature dual energy CT. That from the University Hospital Heidelberg focuses on quantitative iodine concentration maps, concluding that with appropriate careful calibration, a single DECT acquisition could be used to replace conventional abdominal CT perfusion measurements (thus leading to a large reduction in radiation exposure to the patent). A third article highlights a comparison of PET CT and PET MR in terms of patient comfort.

Current Issue Highlights


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

Special Issue on Contrast Media
Investigative Radiology will publish a special issue on 'Contrast Media' in 2016. The focus is on current significant advances in knowledge regarding contrast media. Relevant topics include basic science investigations, clinical trials, innovative clinical applications, and safety. With regard to clinical papers, all organ and disease areas will be considered. Submitted manuscripts should significantly advance our knowledge concerning contrast media in MR, CT, or ultrasound.

Manuscripts are now being accepted for consideration. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2016. 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-in-Chief, Investigative Radiology

Guest Editors:
Peter Caravan, PhD
Marco Essig, MD
Richard Katzberg, MD
Alexander L. Klibanov, PhD
Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD
Hubertus Pietsch, PhD
Michael F. Tweedle, PhD
Study Highlights 'Important Safety Issue'
A press release for Investigative Radiology shows new results in animals highlighting a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients each year.