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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.…

Vahe Zohrabian Selected as AJNR’s Next Editorial Fellow

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Vahe Zohrabian

The AJNR is pleased to announce Vahe Zohrabian, M.D. as our fifth Editorial Fellow.

Dr. Zohrabian graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Biological Sciences and Sociology, and then attended New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and then his fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Zohrabian has authored 7 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 9 book chapters. He has given numerous lectures at both regional and national meetings and was the recipient of the Outstanding Presentation Award in Spine Radiology at the ASNR meeting in 2011 for “Application of Diffusion Tensor Imaging as a Surrogate for Neurologic Deficit in Spinal Cord Injury.”

During his Editorial Fellowship, he will participate in all AJNR activities including, but not limited to, manuscript evaluation and selection, editorial-related research, and conferences. The AJNR family is very pleased to welcome Dr. Zohrabian.…

RadiologyAsia 2017 Announces Three Renowned Speakers – Pamela Schaefer, Bertrand Ang, and Richard H. Wiggins

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Pamela Schaefer Neuro radiology

Pamela Schaefer

Dr. Schaefer is a recognised clinical expert in neuroradiology especially in acute stroke imaging. She has held leadership positions in multiple regional and national societies, including President of the American Society of Neuroradiology, Eastern Neuroradiology Society and the New England Roentgen Ray Society. She is also a renowned educator, teacher and editor; and a respected administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Neuroradiology and Clinical MRI.


Dr. Ang

Bertrand Ang

Dr Bertrand Ang is a senior consultant working in National University Hospital Department of Diagnostic Imaging. He specialises in body radiology with a special interest in oncology. He graduated from University of New South Wales (Australia) in 1998 and finished his radiology speciality with Master of Medicine (Radiology) National University of Singapore and Fellowship Royal College of Radiology in 2005. He is active in various tumour groups including Colorectal, Gynaecological and Urological tumour groups.


Dr. Wiggins

Richard H Wiggins

Dr. Richard H Wiggins is the Director of Head and Neck Imaging and the Director of Imaging Informatics at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He has served as the President of WNRS and ASHNR, and Program Chair for SIIM. He was elected the inaugural fellow of the Academy of Medical Science Educators, and is the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award from the Department of Radiology, the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Department of Otolaryngology, as well as the Honoured Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America.

The 2017 RadiologyAsia Conference, themed “Bringing the State of the Art Imaging to Clinical Practice”, brings incredible value to attending delegates. The conference will feature 74 topics, over 50 renowned speakers and 4 tracks. Sign up today to learn and gain new insights from Pamela Schaefer, Bertrand Ang, Stephen Bird, Regina J Hooley, James G Smirniotopoulos, Ashish Chawla, Howard …

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.

Dr. Omid Nikoubashman Announced as 2016 Lucien Appel Laureate

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Omid Nikoubashman recently received the Lucien Appel Prize for best research paper from the European Society of Neuroradiology Scientific Awards Committee. This honor was presented for his article “Prospective Hemorrhage Rates of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations in Children and Adolescents Based on MRI Appearance,” which appeared in the November 2015 issue of the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Seven neuroradiologists comprised the ESNR Scientific Awards Committee, which evaluated submitted papers and determined the recipients of each prize. The members of this committee were Nadine Girard (France), Sven Haller (Switzerland), Marco Leonardi (Italy), Per Nakstad (Norway), Isil Saatci (Turkey), Joanna Wardlaw (UK), and Chairman Rüdiger von Kummer (Germany). Members based their ratings of each submission on the following criteria: 1) publication in a high-ranking scientific journal, 2) scientific integrity, 3) advances in knowledge, and 4) implications for patient care. Dr. Nikoubashman’s paper was among 5 submissions considered for the Lucien Appel Prize, and the committee’s decision was unanimous.

Click here to read Dr. Nikoubashman’s award-winning article.

More on the 2016 Lucien Appel Prize Recipient:

Dr. Omid Nikoubashman was born in Tehran, Iran in 1983. He studied Human Medicine in cities such as Düsseldorf, Paris, and London. After completing his education in 2010, he began his residency in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Aachen. He also spent a year in the institution’s Department of Neurology. Since 2014, he has served as a research fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (medical imaging) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany. He earned his doctorate degree in 2013 upon the completion of his thesis, “Natural History of Cerebral Cavernous Angiomas in the Paediatric Age Group.” The German Society of Neuroradiology previously awarded Dr. Nikoubashman the Marc-Dünzel Award. He has authored and co-authored 33 peer-reviewed articles in the field of …

CME for Literature Searches Now Free

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“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…

Daniel S. Chow Selected as AJNR’s Next Editorial Fellow

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Daniel S. Chow

We at the AJNR are again gratified by the number of extremely qualified individuals who applied for the Editorial Fellowship position. From multiple applicants, Dr. Daniel S. Chow from the University of California, San Francisco was selected to serve as our fourth Editorial Fellow.

Dr. Chow graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Biological Sciences, and then attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his radiology residency at Columbia University Medical Center – New York Presbyterian, and is currently a fellow in neuroradiology at UCSF. Dr. Chow is author or co-author on 28 manuscripts and has served as an active reviewer for the journal.

During his Editorial Fellowship he will participate in all AJNR activities including, but not limited to, manuscript evaluation and selection, editorial-related research, and conferences. The AJNR family is pleased to welcome Dr. Chow.…

ASSR 2016 Gold Medal: Wade H. M. Wong


The American Society of Spine Radiology Presents 2016 Gold Medal to Wade H. M. Wong, D.O., FACR, FAOCR During 2016 Annual Symposium

Wade H. M. Wong, DO, FACR, FAOCR

The American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) presented the Society’s 2016 Gold Medal to Wade H. M. Wong, D.O., FACR, FAOCR on February 20 during the ASSR 2016 Annual Symposium, February 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. Dr. Wong is the fourth recipient of the ASSR Gold Medal, which was established in 2013.  The ASSR Gold Medal is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Society and to spine radiology.

Dr. Wong is a Past President of the American Society of Spine Radiology. He is also a Past President of the Western Neuroradiological Society (WNRS) and of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR.)  Dr. Wong is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a Fellow of the AOCR.  He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), WNRS, and the Society for Interventional Surgery (SNIS.)

Early in his involvement the ASSR, Dr. Wong initiated the hands-on training courses for the ASSR starting in 1999 at the Annual Symposium.  About the same time he also introduced similar hands-on spine interventional courses for the RSNA, which led to his becoming the Chairman of the How-to and Hands-On Refresher Courses.

Dr. Wong is Professor Emeritus of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego. His involvement in teaching has been his hallmark. He is a three-time recipient of the Silver Spoon and two-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award for Neurosciences at UCSD.  He is the recipient of the Trenery Medal for outstanding Lecturing. For 2015, Dr. Wong was selected to be the …