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About AJNR

The American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) publishes original articles pertaining to the clinical imaging, therapy, and basic science of the central and peripheral nervous system, including but not limited to the brain, spine, head and neck, interventional procedures, techniques in imaging and intervention, and related educational, socioeconomic, and medicolegal issues.

Social Networks in Science: Past and Present [Infographic]

The infographic below, produced by labroots, summarizes changes in the way researchers and journalists have publicized scientific research over time, from traditional print channels to the social networks and electronic outlets we rely on constantly today.

Some of AJNR‘s recent efforts have been implemented in service of prompting more neuroradiologists to interact with these new information streams. Our Social Media Vignettes, we hope, will prove useful guides for curious scientists who may not know where to start with so many networks available, or who may want to know what exactly social media can do to help them … Continue reading >>

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Editor-in-Chief Mauricio Castillo Featured in NeuroNews

Mauricio Castillo

AJNR Editor-in-Chief Mauricio Castillo was featured recently in an interview with the newsletter NeuroNews. Covering the gamut from his days as a medical school student to his stint as President of ASNR, Dr. Castillo reflects on a career in neuroradiology that spans 25 years and counting—the mentors who helped lay a foundation for him as a fellow, the changing face of neuroradiology in the 21st century, and the challenges of editing a scientific publication.

In recounting his experiences, he lists his involvement with AJNR as one of the highlights of his career:

I have always been fascinated

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Patients Prone to Recurrence after Endovascular Treatment: Periprocedural Results of the PRET Randomized Trial on Large and Recurrent Aneurysms

This article was accepted as part of our Level 1 Evidence-Based Medicine Expedited Review Program.

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Authors

J. Raymond, R. Klink, M. Chagnon, S.L. Barnwell, A.J. Evans, J. Mocco, B.L. Hoh, A.S. Turk, R.D. Turner, H. Desal, D. Fiorella, S. Bracard, A. Weill, F. Guilbert and D. Roy on behalf of the PRET Collaborative Group

From the Department of Radiology (J.R., A.W., F.G., D.R.), Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal and Laboratory of Interventional Neuroradiology (J.R., R.K.), Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Notre-Dame Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Département de mathématiques et de statistique (M.C.), Université Continue reading >>

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Explore the AJNR Legacy Collection

legacy-layersFounded in 1980 by Juan M. Taveras, also the founder of the American Society of Neuroradiology, AJNR became the leading neuroimaging publication in the world, and continues to be so today. But since the establishment of AJNR Online, content published prior to 1995 has not been available on the Journal‘s website. Thus, we are pleased to announce the AJNR Legacy Collection, an expansion of our archives back to the very beginning. Visitors to ajnr.org can now, for the first time, access PDFs of articles published from 1980 to the present.

After Dr. Taveras, who served from 1980–1990, AJNR has … Continue reading >>

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Transforaminal versus Intra-Articular Facet Corticosteroid Injections for the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study

This article was accepted as part of our Level 1 Evidence-Based Medicine Expedited Review Program.

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Authors

N.J. Bureau, T. Moser, J.H. Dagher, D. Shedid, M. Li, P. Brassard and B.E. Leduc

From the Department of Radiology (N.J.B., T.M.), Research Center (N.J.B., T.M.), Department of Surgery (D.S.), Division of Neurosurgery, and Department of Medicine (B.E.L.), Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (J.H.D.), Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Surgery (M.L.), Division of Neurosurgery, Hôopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and Division of Clinical Epidemiology (P.B.), McGill University Health Center, Continue reading >>

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Combined Low-Dose Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography and Perfusion for Acute Ischemic Stroke at 3T: A More Efficient Stroke Protocol

Fellows’ Journal Club June 2014

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Patients studied for acute stroke were evaluated with full- and half-dose contrast-enhanced neck MRA and brain perfusion imaging and results were compared. Detection specificity and overestimation of stenoses were slightly higher for the half-dose studies but perfusion mismatches were identified with high interobserver agreement at both doses. Thus, low-dose studies are feasible and save time and contrast volume.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
There is need to improve image acquisition speed for MR imaging in evaluation of patients with acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of … Continue reading >>

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Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Best Evidence Recommendations

Sheehan JP, Gerszten PC. Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Best Evidence Recommendations. Thieme; 2014; 270 pp; 130 illustrations; $129.99

This book reviews a number of selected topics in stereotactic radiosurgery of both the brain and the spine, with the objective of reviewing evidence that supports specific radiosurgical treatments. Somewhat more than half of the book covers cranial topics, and the other half covers spinal topics. There are 39 chapters organized in sections; some chapters are paired in presenting opposing positions on specific topics.

A brief introductory chapter includes tables of classification schemes for levels of evidence and grades of recommendations, thus … Continue reading >>

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Zurich Course on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Neuroradiology of the University Hospital of Zurich is sponsoring its Zurich Course on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology on August 22 – 27, 2014. This diagnostic part of the course will cover fundamental and advanced clinical neuroimaging of the brain, including neuroanatomy, neurooncology, neuroimmunology, epilepsy, and neurovascular disease with emphasis on hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. The interventional part of the course will cover again almost the entire spectrum of endovascular interventional neuroradiology including acute ischemic stroke, intra- and extracranial atherosclerotic disease, vascular lesions of the head and neck, hypervascular skull base and intracranial tumors, dural arteriovenous fistulae, brain … Continue reading >>

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2014 ASNR President’s Address

Dr. Mauricio Castillo’s 2014 ASNR President’s Report can be viewed in its entirety below:

2014 president address from ASNR on Vimeo.… Continue reading >>

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There’s Still Time to Register for the ASNR Annual Meeting in Montreal!

Are you attending the
ASNR 52nd Annual Meeting, May 17-22, 2014
Palais des congrés de Montreal,
Montreal, Canada

 

Many things are happening at the ASNR 52nd Annual Meeting and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2014…join us and be a part of the best ASNR Annual Meeting and Symposium.

It will be a time to remember!

The ASNR Advanced Registration and Housing deadline is Monday, April 14, 2014. Register today and book your housing!

 

Highlights of the Foundation of the ASNR and the ASNR 52nd Annual Meeting:

  1. Two (2) separate weekend Symposia in 2014, one
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