Dear Readers,

This month’s JCAT begins with a great review from Elizabeth Snyder and her colleagues at Johns Hopkins who comprehensively describe and illustrate a new classification scheme for soft tissue vascular anomalies that has been widely adopted internationally. We should all be using this new terminology, which includes calling vertebral “hemangiomas” vertebral “venous malformations”.

For those with historical interest, a case report describing the CT imaging investigation of an Egyptian child mummy (Petamenophis) whose coffin was unearthed in the early 19th century.

And of course, a wide array of imaging articles in living subjects rounds out the issue!


Allen Elster, MD FACR
Editor in Chief

Current Issue Highlights

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Soft Tissue Vascular Anomalies in Torso and Extremities in Children: An Update With 2014 International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies Classification

Snyder, Elizabeth; Puttgen, Kate; Mitchell, Sally; More

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 42(2):167-177, March/April 2018.

Computed Tomography Image Quality Evaluation of a New Iterative Reconstruction Algorithm in the Abdomen (Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction–V) a Comparison With Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction, Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction, and Filtered Back Projection Reconstructions

Goodenberger, Martin H.; Wagner-Bartak, Nicolaus A.; Gupta, Shiva; More

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 42(2):184-190, March/April 2018.