This issue of the journal, as always, has many outstanding articles, representing cutting edge research and technology in diagnostic imaging. Articles involving MR, PET/MR and CT are featured. Regarding MR, one article discusses current research and directions in terms of development of second generation gadolinium chelates and another the diagnostic utility of 7T for meniscal and cartilage assessment in the knee (and its superiority to 3T). Two CT articles feature important clinical advances using dual energy, the first for improved detection of acute ischemic stroke and the second for visualization of bone marrow edema (thus improving characterization of vertebral body compression fractures).

Current Issue Highlights

Dual-Energy Computed Tomography–Based Display of Bone Marrow Edema in Incidental Vertebral Compression Fractures: Diagnostic Accuracy and Characterization in Oncological Patients Undergoing Routine Staging Computed Tomography

Frellesen, Claudia; Azadegan, Mehrnoush; Martin, Simon S.; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(7):409-416, July 2018.

Reduction of Artifacts Caused by Deep Brain Stimulating Electrodes in Cranial Computed Tomography Imaging by Means of Virtual Monoenergetic Images, Metal Artifact Reduction Algorithms, and Their Combination

Große Hokamp, Nils; Hellerbach, Alexandra; Gierich, Andreas; More

Investigative Radiology. 53(7):424-431, July 2018.