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This issue of the journal, as always, has many outstanding articles, representing cutting edge research and technology in diagnostic imaging. There are 4 articles featuring MR (with an additional article focusing on gadolinium deposition in brain nuclei following Omniscan administration, describing more fully the spatio-temporal pattern), one further exploring the capability of 3D cone beam CT for spine imaging and one examining further optimization of metal artifact reduction on CT of the ankle following arthroplasty (employing advanced techniques including modeled iterative reconstruction and dual energy virtual mono-energetic extrapolation). MR topics covered include compressed sensing for imaging of the internal auditory canal, diffusion tensor and morphologic imaging of peripheral nerves at 7T, and advanced imaging strategies for the pancreas and prostate.

Current Issue Highlights

Feasibility of Diffusion Tensor and Morphologic Imaging of Peripheral Nerves at Ultra-High Field Strength

Schmid, Annina B.; Campbell, Jon; Hurley, Samuel A.; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(12):705-713, December 2018.

Metal Artifact Reduction Computed Tomography of Arthroplasty Implants: Effects of Combined Modeled Iterative Reconstruction and Dual-Energy Virtual Monoenergetic Extrapolation at Higher Photon Energies

Khodarahmi, Iman; Haroun, Reham R.; Lee, Moses; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(12):728-735, December 2018.

Initial Assessment of a Prototype 3D Cone-Beam Computed Tomography System for Imaging of the Lumbar Spine, Evaluating Human Cadaveric Specimens in the Upright Position

Benz, Robyn Melanie; Harder, Dorothee; Amsler, Felix; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(12):714-719, December 2018.

Preoperative Evaluation of Pancreatic Fibrosis and Lipomatosis: Correlation of Magnetic Resonance Findings With Histology Using Magnetization Transfer Imaging and Multigradient Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Schawkat, Khoschy; Eshmuminov, Dilmurodjon; Lenggenhager, Daniela; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(12):720-727, December 2018.

Quantitative Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Derived From Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Has the Potential to Avoid Unnecessary MRI-Guided Biopsies of mpMRI-Detected PI-RADS 4 and 5 Lesions

Polanec, Stephan H.; Helbich, Thomas H.; Bickel, Hubert; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(12):736-741, December 2018.

Accelerated Internal Auditory Canal Screening Magnetic Resonance Imaging Protocol With Compressed Sensing 3-Dimensional T2-Weighted Sequence

Yuhasz, Mikell; Hoch, Michael J.; Hagiwara, Mari; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(12):742-747, December 2018.