JTI Blog

Current events in cardiopulmonary radiology, updates about the journal’s web site features, and links to other web sites of interest to cardiopulmonary radiologists.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

July 2014 issue of JTI published
The July 2014 issue of JTI has been published in print and on-line. This issue includes a review article by Y. J. Cho and colleagues entitled “Iterative Image Reconstruction Techniques: Cardiothoracic Computed Tomography Applications.” The authors of this article review the types of iterative reconstruction, discuss applications in cardiothoracic CT, and address radiation exposure issues.

A number of original research articles are also included in this issue of JTI. One of the original research articles is a systematic review performed by A. Raymakers and colleagues, evaluating cost-effectiveness analyses for CT pulmonary angiography for pulmonary embolism.

Dr. J Ackman and colleagues report on their survey of members of the Society of Thoracic Radiology regarding the current state of nonvascular thoracic MRI. Their results show that nonvascular thoracic MRI is still in its early phase, with surveyed cardiothoracic radiologists reporting overall limited experience with and unclear recognition of value of nonvascular thoracic MRI yet an eagerness to increase knowledge and utilization.

Web-only content in this issue includes the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® for nonischemic myocardial disease with clinical manifestations (ischemic cardiomyopathy already excluded).

The next installment of the popular Signs in Cardiopulmonary Imaging feature is the “Incomplete Border Sign” by C. Hsu and colleagues.

Finally, Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) announcements include the 2014 Gold Medal Award of the STR winner, Dr. Sanford Rubin; the 2014 STR Inspiration Award given to Dr. Ella Kazerooni, and published abstracts from the 2014 Society of Thoracic Radiology annual meeting and postgraduate course.