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Karen Halm • American Journal of Neuroradiology

Karen Halm is the Managing Editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Journal Welcomes New Editors

Dr. Yvonne Lui

AJNR Senior Editor Dr. Jody Tanabe recently accepted a new assignment as Acting Chair at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and has ended her term after 3½ years of dedicated service to the Journal. Her role overseeing functional and advanced imaging submissions will be filled by Dr. Yvonne Lui, Associate Professor of Radiology and Chief of Neuroradiology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Lui is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed her radiology and neuroradiology training at NYU. Her interests are focused on advanced MR imaging of the central nervous system and she leads an NIH-funded research program on brain injury. Dr. Lui is a charter member of the NIH Scientific Review Committee for Medical Imaging, reviews for 7 other academic journals, and serves as the 2017 President of the New York Roentgen Society. She has also served as AJNR’s Podcast Editor since 2013.

Dr. Wende Gibbs

Dr. Wende Gibbs will be stepping into Dr. Lui’s role as AJNR’s Podcast Editor. She will be the host of the Journal’s monthly podcast, 1 of 3 episodes published each month. Dr. Gibbs is an Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology and Director of Spine Imaging and Intervention at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. She previously completed a 2-year fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Gibbs has authored a number of publications and book chapters and holds leadership and committee positions for the ASNR, ASSR, ARRS, WNRS, and ABR. She is a member of the AJNR Editorial Board and reviews for 7 journals. Her main interests are spine oncology, pain management, and patient-centered care.…

AJNR Debuts New Web Site


AJNR has unveiled a brand new Web platform. In addition to the fresh modern design, easier navigation, and improved functionality, the site is now completely mobile-optimized. This eliminates the need for the Journal’s iOS app and at the same time addresses the Android market, which was underserved by the old platform. The new Web site is a major investment in the Journal’s on-line presence. It is built on HighWire Press’s Drupal-based architecture that allows increased capabilities and the flexibility to accommodate new features and changing technology.

Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Ross shared his enthusiasm for the enhanced experience the new site brings to AJNR’s readers, saying, “We are excited to partner with HighWire and to bring to our readers a modern, responsive AJNR Web site using the JCore platform.  Our readers will find an uncluttered interface, which presents both current and archival content in an easy to access format, with minimal click-through, and that is readily available on whatever device they choose to consume content.”

Dr. Ross selected an Altmetrics tool to analyze article level usage, reach, and social media impact as the first new function added to the site.

Article Level Metrics Product Sheet Final

Please be sure to visit and bookmark the updated soon and share your feedback. Former users of AJNR’s iOS app should now access the site through their Safari browser.…

2016 Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award Winner and Nominees Named

The Editors of AJNR are pleased to announce the annual Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award has been presented to:

Brain Network Architecture and Global Intelligence in Children with Focal Epilepsy by M.J. Paldino, F. Golriz, M.L. Chapieski, W. Zhang, and Z.D. Chu.

This award is named for the late AJNR Senior Editor who championed its establishment and recognizes the best original research paper accepted in 2016. The winning paper, submitted by authors from the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, was published electronically on October 13, 2016 and appeared in the February print issue. It was selected by a vote of the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors.

Other nominated papers were:

Fate of Coiled Aneurysms with Minor Recanalization at 6 Months: Rate of Progression to Further Recanalization and Related Risk Factors by J.P. Jeon, Y.D. Cho, J.K. Rhim, D.H. Yoo, W.-S. Cho, H.-S. Kang, J.E. Kim, and M.H. Han

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Can Pretreatment DWI Predict Local Failure Based on Long-Term Outcome? by B.K.H. Law, A.D. King, K.S. Bhatia, A.T. Ahuja, M.K.M. Kam, B.B. Ma, Q.Y. Ai, F.K.F. Mo, J. Yuan, and D.K.W. Yeung

Porcine In Vivo Validation of a Virtual Contrast Model: The Influence of Contrast Agent Properties and Vessel Flow Rates by T.W. Peach, Y. Ventikos, J.V. Byrne, and Z. You

MR Imaging of Individual Perfusion Reorganization Using Superselective Pseudocontinuous Arterial Spin-Labeling in Patients with Complex Extracranial Steno-Occlusive Disease by V. Richter, M. Helle, M.J.P. van Osch, T. Lindner, A.S. Gersing, P. Tsantilas, H.-H. Eckstein, C. Preibisch, and C. Zimmer

A Semiautomatic Method for Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation on Dual-Echo MR Imaging: Application in a Multicenter Context by L.

“Recognizing Review”: Peer Review Week 2016 Celebrates the Heroes of Scientific Review

Publons_160_660_PRW1AJNR is proud to highlight our partnership with Publons during Peer Review Week 2016 as we showcase our commitment to honoring the efforts of our peer reviewers. These experts help ensure the publication of solid science that is relevant and robust before it gets communicated to the world. We encourage our reviewers to act upon this year’s theme of Recognizing Review and sign up for Publons now to effortlessly track, verify, and showcase every review they complete for AJNR and other Publons-affiliated journals. By registering, our reviewers will be eligible for Publons’ inaugural Sentinels of Science awards, paying homage to the most prolific heroes of peer review over the past year.

Follow the Twitter feed on this week’s activities at #PeerRevWk16 with @publons.…

Next AJNR Tweetchat: MACRA Revealed

Our May 2016 Tweetchat moderated by Joshua Hirsch @JoshuaAHirsch, Gregory Nicola @GregoryNNicola, and Robert Barr @rmbxray will discuss MACRA (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) and its impact on the field of radiology. Given the impact of the MACRA legislation on all radiologists during this time of transition to value-based models of payment, this is a chat that you won’t want to miss.

Mark you calendars for May 17th at 3 p.m. EST and join Twitter Editor Ryan T. Fitzgerald @ryantfitzgerald for this timely discussion.

Suggested Reading: Sustainable Growth Rate Repealed, MACRA Revealed: Historical Context and Analysis of Recent Changes in Medicare Physician Payment Methodologies by J.A. Hirsch, H.B. Harvey, R.M. Barr, W.D. Donovan, R. Duszak Jr, G.N. Nicola, P.W. Schaefer, and L. Manchikanti. Published online before print November 19, 2015, doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4522…

2015 Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award Winner and Nominees Named

The Editors of AJNR are pleased to announce the annual Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award has been presented to:

Improved Brain Tumor Classification by Sodium MR Imaging: Prediction of IDH Mutation Status and Tumor Progression by A. Biller, S. Badde, A. Nagel, J.-O. Neumann, W. Wick, A. Hertenstein, M. Bendszus, F. Sahm, N. Benkhedah, and J. Kleesiek.

This award is named for the late AJNR Senior Editor who championed its establishment and recognizes the best original research paper accepted in 2015. The winning paper, submitted by authors from the University of Heidelberg, German Cancer Research Centre, and University of Hamburg, was published electronically on October 22, 2015 and appeared in the January print issue. It was selected by a vote of the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors.

Other nominated papers were:

Responses of the Human Brain to Mild Dehydration and Rehydration Explored In Vivo by 1H-MR Imaging and Spectroscopy by A. Biller, M. Reuter, B. Patenaude, G.A. Homola, F. Breuer, M. Bendszus, and A.J. Bartsch

Wall Mechanical Properties and Hemodynamics of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms by J.R. Cebral, X. Duan, B.J. Chung, C. Putman, K. Aziz, and A.M. Robertson

MR Elastography Demonstrates Increased Brain Stiffness in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus by N. Fattahi, A. Arani, A. Perry, F. Meyer, A. Manduca, K. Glaser, M.L. Senjem, R.L. Ehman, and J. Huston

Outcomes Are Not Different between Patients with Intermediate and High DWI-ASPECTS after Stent-Retriever Embolectomy for Acute Anterior Circulation Stroke by S.K. Kim, W. Yoon, M.S. Park, T.W. Heo, B.H. Baek, and Y.Y. Lee

Comparison of Inner Ear Contrast Enhancement among Patients with Unilateral Inner Ear Symptoms in MR Images Obtained 10 Minutes and 4 Hours after Gadolinium Injection by T.Y. Kim, D.W. Park, Y.J. Lee, J.Y. Lee, S.H. Lee, J.H. Chung, and S. Lee

MR Imaging Characteristics of Wingless-Type–Subgroup Pediatric

AJNR Releases Major App Update

AJNR’s new app release brings the latest Apple technology to you, fully built and optimized for iOS 8 with backward compatibility to iOS 7. This major update complements the most current Apple devices (iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, 6+) and offers many improvements and new features including:

Social Media Integration. Users can now share articles on Facebook and Twitter.  These icons are available under the Share icon in the article view. This replaces the in-app browser view from the sharing screen.

Refresh Icon. A new refresh icon updates all data and is helpful to users who are on slow cellular networks and experienced time-outs in the older version.

Download Issue in Background. Users can now download the latest full issue in the background. Once Download is selected, the issue will start downloading and continue unless stopped.

Auto Download. Download will start automatically after authentication. This simplified workflow is optimized to improve the speed.

New Email Option. Email to Self and Email to Friend have been replaced by a new Email icon. This is available under the Share icon. Users can send articles and supplementary images/tables to themselves or friends using a single email feature.

Visual Aid/Tool Tip for Table of Contents in Portrait Mode.  If an iPad is in portrait mode, the tool tip will be presented in the form of a pop-up balloon.


AJNR Now Deposits Accepted Manuscripts with Government Funding

As a service to its authors, AJNR now exports accepted manuscripts to the PubMed Central, NIHMS, and Europe PMC repositories. When a peer-reviewed manuscript that received funding from select government agencies is accepted, it is automatically deposited onto these repository FTP sites by the journal staff. The author will receive an e-mail message directing him or her to log into the system to complete the necessary steps. Authors remain responsible for depositing all subsequent pre- and postpublication versions of their article.…

2014 Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award Winner and Nominees Named

The Editors of AJNR are pleased to announce the annual Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award has been presented to:

Quantifying Intracranial Aneurysm Wall Permeability for Risk Assessment Using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI: A Pilot Study” by P. Vakil, S. Ansari, C.G. Cantrell, C.S. Eddleman, F.H. Dehkordi, J. Vranic, M.C. Hurley, H.H. Batjer, B. Bendok, and T.J. Carroll.

This award is named for the late AJNR Senior Editor who championed its establishment and recognizes the best original research paper accepted in 2014. The winning paper, submitted by authors from Northwestern University, University of Texas-Southwestern, and Western Illinois University, was published electronically on February 5, 2015 and will appear in the May print issue. It was selected by a vote of the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors.

Other nominated papers were:

Comparison of 3T and 7T Susceptibility-Weighted Angiography of the Substantia Nigra in Diagnosing Parkinson Disease” by M. Cosottini, D. Frosini, I. Pesaresi, G. Donatelli, P. Cecchi, M. Costagli, L. Biagi, R. Ceravolo, U. Bonuccelli, and M. Tosetti

A Randomized Trial Comparing Balloon Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures due to Osteoporosis” by M. Dohm, C.M. Black, A. Dacre, J.B. Tillman, G. Fueredi, on behalf of the KAVIAR investigators

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of the Head and Neck in Healthy Subjects: Reproducibility of ADC Values in Different MRI Systems and Repeat Sessions” by A.S. Kolff-Gart, P.J.W. Pouwels, D.P. Noij, R. Ljumanovic, V. Vandecaveye, F. de Keyzer, R. de Bree, P. de Graaf, D.L. Knol, and J.A. Castelijns

The Maze-Making and Solving Technique for Coil Embolization of Large and Giant Aneurysms” by T. Ohta, I. Nakahara, R. Ishibashi, S. Matsumoto, M. Gomi, H. Miyata, H. Nishi, S. Watanabe, and I. Nagata

MRI Surrogates for Molecular Subgroups of Medulloblastoma” by S. Perreault, V. …

Update Your Manuscript Central Account with an ORCID iD

More AJNR authors are adding Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) identifiers to their profiles every day. Taking the time to register or associate an existing ORCID iD with your Manuscript Central account will ensure that all your published articles are properly linked through this central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. We encourage all authors to associate an ORCID iD with their Manuscript Central account. ORCID registration is voluntary but will be required for submission beginning in April 2015.

To add an iD in Manuscript Central, please go to the Corresponding Author Center and use the drop-down menu under your name at the upper right to select “Email/Name.”


This will show you links you can follow to register with ORCID, add your existing identifier, or read more about the program.