Review ArticleAdvances in Magnetic Resonance (2008)Runge, Val M. MDAuthor Information From the Department of Radiology, Scott and White Clinic and Hospital, Temple, TX. Received September 18, 2008, and accepted for publication, after revision, September 18, 2008. Reprints: Val M. Runge, MD, Robert and Alma Moreton Centennial Chair in Radiology, Scott and White Clinic and Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 2401 South 31st St, Temple, TX 76508. E-mail: [email protected]. Investigative Radiology: December 2008 - Volume 43 - Issue 12 - p 893-898 doi: 10.1097/RLI.0b013e31818e659e Buy Metrics Abstract Current advances in magnetic resonance, as a diagnostic modality, are discussed in the context of publications from Investigative Radiology during 2007 and 2008. The articles relating to this topic, published during the past 2 years, are reviewed by anatomic region. The discussion concludes with a consideration of magnetic resonance contrast media, focusing on studies published in the journal, and examining in particular the potential impact of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.