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Current events in cardiopulmonary radiology, updates about the journal’s web site features, and links to other web sites of interest to cardiopulmonary radiologists.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

The November 2015 issue of JTI has been published in print and on-line. The main focus of this issue is a symposium on transcatheter valve procedures, guest edited by Drs. Joseph Schoepf and Robert Steiner.

The symposium consists of five review articles:

  • "Clinical Aspects and Current Evidence Base for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation" by Gilat Linn Grunau and colleagues

  • "Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Imaging Techniques for Aortic Root Sizing" by Julian Wichmann and colleagues

  • "TAVR: Imaging Spectrum of Complications" by Santinder Singh and colleagues

  • "Imaging in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair" by Stefanie Mangold and colleagues

  • "Preprocedural Computed Tomography Evaluation for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: What the Surgeon Needs to Know" by Chandra Dass and colleagues

Web exclusive content includes:

"Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening in the United States: Changing Trends Based on a Survey of Society of Thoracic Radiology Members", a research letter by Jan Eberth and Erica Sercy.

Updated ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Intensive Care Unit Patients

Two physics review articles on the American College of Radiology’s Dose Index Registry

Meeting notes from the Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology consisting of three case reports

  • Diffuse alveolar septal amyloidosis associated with multiple myeloma

  • Pulmonary glomus tumor

  • Apparent lung adenocarcinoma size reduction during steroid therapy

A pictorial essay by Ross Holwerda and colleagues entitled "Thoracic Metastases from Primary Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Malignancies: Predictable Patterns of Metastatic Spread"

Finally, be sure to answer this month’s Quick Poll Question on TAVR

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Published ahead-of-print in JTI are two review articles from the upcoming symposium on diffuse lung diseases.

Brett Elicker and colleagues have written a review article entitled “Multidisciplinary Approach to Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis”. This article focuses not only on the imaging manifestations of hypersensitivity pneumonitis but also the importance of integrating pathology and clinical data.

Rashna Madan and colleagues’ review article “Spectrum of Smoking-Related Lung Diseases: Imaging Review and Update” discusses the broad spectrum of smoking-related lung diseases and highlights that point that many of these patients have multiple different coexisting histopathologic patterns.

Both articles are available online for current subscribers and can be purchased by nonsubscriber.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Published ahead-of-print in JTI are two new articles:

Jordan A. Zach and colleagues on behalf of the COPDGene Investigators have published "Current Smoking Status is Associated with Lower Quantitative CT Measures of Emphysema and Gas Trapping.” This original article describes the results of analysis of 6762 current and former smokers who underwent volumetric inspiratory and expiratory chest CT. The authors used an open-source quantitative CT software to determine the amount of emphysema and gas trapping in the study subjects. The authors found that current smokers had significantly more areas of lower attenuation (defined as <= -950 HU on inspiration and <= -856 HU on expiration) after adjusting for demographics and pulmonary function.

The second article is a symposium review article by Sandra Castaños Gutiérrez and colleagues entitled, “Current Concepts on Diagnosis and Prognosis of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia”. This article reviews the pathophysiology and genetics of ARVC/D and focuses primarily of the role of cardiac MRI in management with respect to diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. Common pitfalls encountered on cardiac MRI than can result in a misdiagnosis of ARVC/D are also discussed.

Both articles are available to subscribers or can be purchased by nonsubscribers.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The September 2015 issue of JTI has been published on-line and in print.

Venkatesh Murugan and colleagues have published their review article, “Lung Cancer Screening: Computed Tomography Radiation and Protocols”, which provides some guidance for adjusting chest CT protocols to meet specifications for lung cancer screening.

Many new original articles have also been published:

  • “Semiautomatic Analysis on Computed Tomography in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Reproducibility and Prognostic Significance of Unidimensional and 3-dimensional Measurements” by Davide Colombi and colleagues

  • “Imaging Tumor Response and Tumoral Heterogeneity in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated With Antiangiogenic Therapy: Comparison of the Prognostic Ability of RECIST 1.1, an Alternate Method (Crabb), and Image Heterogeneity Analysis” by Connie Yip and colleagues

  • “The Pseudocavitation Sign of Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Distinguishing Feature and Imaging Biomarker of Lepidic Growth” by Tina Tailor and colleagues

  • “Core Lung Biopsy for Biomarker Analysis: Is There Increased Risk Compared With Conventional Biopsy?” By Sujay Sheth and colleagues

  • “Diagnostic Yield and Safety of Computed Tomography–guided Mediastinal Core Needle Biopsies” by Constance de Margerie-Mellon and colleagues

  • “Comparison of Digital Tomosynthesis and Chest Radiography for the Detection of Noncalcified Pulmonary and Hilar Lesions” by Angela Galea and colleagues

  • “Estimation of Pleural Fluid Volumes on Chest Radiography Using Computed Tomography Volumetric Analysis: An Update of the Visual Prediction Rule” by Joseph Mammarappallil and colleagues

Please also participate in this month’s quick poll on the average dose for your lung cancer screening CT scans.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Four new articles, two original articles and two symposium review articles, have been published ahead-of-print in JTI.

Tina Tailor and colleagues have published “The Pseudocavitation Sign of Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Distinguishing Feature and Imaging Biomarker of Lepidic Growth.” The authors’ retrospective review of 158 non-small cell lung carcinomas showed that the presence of pseudocaviation in a lesion occurs more commonly in adenocarcinomas, especially those demonstrating lepidic growth.

Eduardo Mortani Barbosa and colleagues report on their survey results regarding reporting of intensive care unit portable chest radiographs in “Optimization of Radiology Reports for Intensive Care Unit Portable Chest Radiographs: Perceptions and Preferences of Radiologists and ICU Practitioners.” Their results indicate that clinicians surveyed felt more strongly about the value of the reports compared to the radiologists surveyed, and that radiologists favor concise, structured reports while clinicians preferred more detailed reports.

The two symposium review articles focus on minimally invasive mitral valve repair. In their review article “Imaging in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair”, Stefanie Mangold and colleagues describe recent advances in mitral valve repair and discuss the role of pre- and post-treatment imaging. Chandra Dass and colleagues describe the role of imaging for surgical planning before minimally invasive mitral valve surgery in “Preprocedural Computed Tomography Evaluation for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: What the Surgeon Needs to Know.”

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Current events in cardiopulmonary radiology, updates about the journal?s web site features, and links to other web sites of interest to cardiopulmonary radiologists.