Author Archives: Editorial Office


About Editorial Office (@AmJNeuroradiol)

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.

ICYMI: July-August 2015 News Digest: Fetal Neuroimaging

Guest Editors

Thierry A.G.M Huisman and Andrea Poretti

Section of Pediatric Neuroradiology, Division of Pediatric Radiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA


socialIn recent years, significant and continuous development of fetal MR imaging has revolutionized prenatal diagnosis of congenital and acquired brain abnormalities. Procedures that were once time-consuming and placed the mother and fetus at some risk have been made safer and more convenient thanks to developments such as ultrafast MR sequences, which are capable of producing high-resolution anatomic and functional images of the fetus. Furthermore, … Continue reading >>

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Differential Diagnosis in Musculoskeletal MRI

differential-dx-mskltl-mri_HollenbergHollenberg GM, Weinberg EP, Meyers SP. Differential Diagnosis in Musculoskeletal MRI. Thieme; 2015; 676 pp; $199.99

Differential Diagnosis in Musculoskeletal MRI was written with the goal of providing a simple reference book on the various pathologies encountered in a musculoskeletal radiology practice through an image-rich presentation of disease states and injuries. In this aim, the authors have succeeded, and should be applauded for the breadth of topics they were able to cover. The book is about 676 pages in length, but because the text is focused and organized into tables and the figures occupy many full pages, the volume reads … Continue reading >>

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23rd Zurich Course on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Neuroradiology of the University Hospital of Zurich is sponsoring its
23rd Zurich Course on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology on August 31 –
September 5, 2015.

The diagnostic part of the course will cover selected topics on fundamental and advanced
clinical neuroimaging of the brain, including neuroanatomy, neurooncology, neuroimmunology and neurovascular disease with emphasis on hemorrhagic and ischemic

The interventional part of the course will cover 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 … Continue reading >>

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3D Atlas of Neurologic Disorders

3d-atlas-nowinskiNowinski WL, Chua BC, Wut Yi SH. 3D Atlas of Neurologic Disorders. Thieme; 2015; $299.99

This Atlas comes on a thumb drive and allows one to easily access key anatomic and associated pathologic disorders on vivid and spectacular rendering of the brain with associated vasculature, nerves, and supporting structures. One is able to see the displays in 3D color displays of tracts, deep structures, and their interconnections. While at first one might consider this an anatomic display, the power of the material is to show in 3D where lesions lie in a host of neurologic diseases. One can scroll … Continue reading >>

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Surgical Management of Pain

Burchiel KJ, Ed. Surgical Management of Pain. 2nd Ed. Thieme; 631 pp; 208 ill; $279.99

Surgical Managment of Pain--Kim J. BurchielThis comprehensive book is aimed primarily at neurosurgeons, but the various clinical pain syndromes that are covered may present to different medical specialists and to primary care providers well before reaching a neurosurgeon. Although the title is Surgical Management of Pain, substantial portions of the book cover pharmacologic and other nonsurgical methods of pain management. Thus, the book may be useful to a range of medical practitioners.

The first section consists of 3 chapters covering the neuroanatomy and physiology of pain mechanisms, including … Continue reading >>

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ASNR 2015 Is Right Around the Corner, Register Now!

Are you attending the
ASNR 53rd Annual Meeting, April 25-30, 2015
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers,
Chicago, Illinois

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The Aging Brain: Do Acute Infarcts Cause White Matter Disease? [Video]

White matter disease (leukoaraiosis) was long considered a normal occurrence in the aging process. Recent studies, however, have associated leukoaraiosis with dementia and disability, though how and why it develops is still unknown.

The authors of a recent paper, funded by an ASNR Scholar Award and published in Annals of Neurology, have posited one possible etiology: tiny, subclinical strokes. To investigate the relationship between acute infarct and white matter disease, the authors performed a prospective observational study, recruiting 5 subjects over a 12-month period; all subjects were older than 55 years, had had both a brain MRI within 6 months … Continue reading >>

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The ASNR 2015 Abstract Submission Site is Now Open

The abstract submission site for the 53rd Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers to be held on April 25-30, 2015 is now open:



The 2014 Annual Meeting was a success, with over 2000 attendees and a record number of submitted works; let’s keep that momentum and make our 2015 meeting another memorable year.

For more details about the 2015 ASNR Annual Meeting and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2015, please visit… Continue reading >>

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Effect of the CT Table Strap on Radiation Exposure and Image Quality during Cervical Spine CT

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



P.G. Kranz, J.D. Wylie, J.K. Hoang and A.S. Kosinski

From the Departments of Radiology (P.G.K., J.D.W., J.K.H.), Radiation Oncology (J.K.H.), and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (A.S.K.), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Abstract Background and Purpose

The CT table strap may impair shoulder lowering during cervical spine CT. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of the CT table strap on radiation exposure and image quality during CT of the cervical spine.

Materials and Methods

Patients undergoing cervical spine CT … Continue reading >>

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Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Pantoni L, Gorelick PB, eds. Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. Cambridge Medicine; 2014; 371 pgs; 118 illlustrations; $135.00

small-vessel-disease-coverAlthough it would seem that the topic of this book is too narrow for an entire book, it is in fact not. As all neuroradiologists know, this is a topic that is faced every day, multiple times. It is as omnipresent as degenerative disc disease.

This 360-page hardcover book, with 40 contributors and 2 editors (Drs. Pantoni and Gorelick), covers all subjects related to intracerebral small vessel disease, from clinical to pathology to radiology.

The book is divided into 4 sections, each containing … Continue reading >>

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