April 2018: 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. Articles involving MR and CT are featured. Regarding MR, five articles highlight modern as well as newly available MR imaging techniques, focusing on their clinical utility. These papers address important issues in breast, liver and prostate imaging, looking as well at the importance of the time delay following gadolinium chelate administration for brain imaging and the use of synthetic MRI in pediatric brain studies. Two additional articles investigate issues regarding gadolinium deposition in the brain with the linear chelates, focusing primarily on gadodiamide (Omniscan). Regarding CT, one article is featured, investigating net water uptake as a quantitative biomarker of acute cerebral infarction.