This issue of the journal, as always, has many outstanding articles, representing cutting edge research and technology in diagnostic imaging. Articles involving MR, CT, ultrasound and mammography are featured. Four articles are of specific note - (1) characterizing left atrial mechanics in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, (2) demonstrating the efficacy and reduced radiation dose in pediatric chest CT at 100 kVp using a tin filter with spectral shaping, (3) systematically analyzing simultaneous multislice (SMS) accelerated diffusion weighted imaging of the kidneys, with SMS applied to reduce scan time, and (4) demonstrating the safety and high success rate of MR guided vacuum assisted large volume biopsy of the breast.

​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 http://contrastmediaresearch.org

Current Issue Highlights

Effect of Noise-Optimized Monoenergetic Postprocessing on Diagnostic Accuracy for Detecting Incidental Pulmonary Embolism in Portal-Venous Phase Dual-Energy Computed Tomography

Weiss, Jakob; Notohamiprodjo, Mike; Bongers, Malte; More

Investigative Radiology . 52(3):142-147, March 2017.

Study of Intrapatient Variability and Reproducibility of Quantitative Tumor Perfusion Parameters Evaluated With Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography

Lassau, Nathalie; Coiffier, Bénédicte; Faivre, Laura; More

Investigative Radiology . 52(3):148-154, March 2017.

Radiation Dose Comparison Between 70 kVp and 100 kVp With Spectral Beam Shaping for Non–Contrast-Enhanced Pediatric Chest Computed Tomography: A Prospective Randomized Controlled...

Weis, Meike; Henzler, Thomas; Nance, John W. Jr; More

Investigative Radiology . 52(3):155-162, March 2017.

Caval Subtraction 2D Phase-Contrast MRI to Measure Total Liver and Hepatic Arterial Blood Flow: Proof-of-Principle, Correlation With Portal Hypertension Severity and Validation in...

Chouhan, Manil D.; Mookerjee, Rajeshwar P.; Bainbridge, Alan; More

Investigative Radiology . 52(3):170-176, March 2017.