Category Archives: Special Collections
The American Society of Neuroradiology marks its 50th anniversary in 2012 and the American Journal of Neuroradiology is commemorating this milestone with a series of multimedia tributes. Just released is “History of Neuroradiology: ASNR and AJNR,” a Special Collection edited by Mauricio Castillo, AJNR’s Editor-in-Chief.
“ASNR’s gold anniversary is an occasion to celebrate, recall our history, and stand in awe of those first visionaries who saw the opportunity and need to formally establish the specialty of neuroradiology in the United States and around the world,” observed Castillo. “This collection of almost 90 articles from AJNR and other … Continue reading >>
“Congenital Brain Malformations” is the latest Special Collection from the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Collection Editors Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, a pediatric neuroradiologist, and Andrea Poretti, a pediatric neurologist, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine collaborated to select articles that chronicle highlights in the development of neuroimaging techniques that have revolutionized the analysis and understanding of multiple congenital brain anomalies over the past decade.
“The number and complexity of recognized congenital brain anomalies have steadily increased and techniques such as fetal MRI allow us not only to refine or correct diagnosis, but also to recognize different phenotypes that … Continue reading >>
“Head and Neck Neoplasms” is the new Special Collection from the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Collection Editor Christine M. Glastonbury of the University of California, San Francisco assembled the articles by adopting the perspective of an academic, but predominantly clinical, neuroradiologist. “My bias was toward articles that I have found particularly useful in clinical practice, what I see incorrectly reported at tumor board cases, or that I view as having exciting clinical potential,” she explained.
The collection is arranged in three parts reflecting the core of head and neck imaging: squamous cell carcinoma, other malignant and benign … Continue reading >>
By now most Neuroradiologists are aware of the US Food and Drug Administration notification regarding dangerous levels of radiation exposure produced in one facility while performing CT perfusion. This unfortunate event has been front page material for the media, leading to patient anxiety and, more important, to questions regarding the use of this valuable technique. The facility involved has recently revealed that 260 patients were exposed to high radiation levels; 20% of cases involving the eyes which places these individuals at high risk for cataracts. It should come as no surprise that by the time of this writing, legal action … Continue reading >>
The recent publication of two prospective, randomized vertebroplasty trials in the New England Journal of Medicine has garnered lively debate about the benefits of this procedure. The American Journal of Neuroradiology’s latest Special Collection “Percutaneous Vertebroplasty” documents the seminal research leading up to these latest studies and serves as an excellent foundation for spinal augmentation research.
“Few would argue that percutaneous vertebroplasty announced its birth and found its voice on the pages of AJNR. No other publication has been more crucial to the discussion, dissection, and dissemination of technical and clinical research as it relates to this … Continue reading >>
We now have print on demand capabilities. After our first Special Collection was published online about 6 months ago we received several requests from individuals wanting print copies of it. Now, on the welcome page of each collection users will find a link that takes them to this exclusive service. For $50.00 US you can order a printed issue of all of the contents in each collection. The printed issue arrives in few days later by mail and has a nice glossy cover (similar to AJNR). The cover design changes with each issue. This a great opportunity to have in … Continue reading >>
Our first special collection issue, edited by Dr. Schaefer and Gonzalez from the MGH has been a success. You can look at it by clicking the right hand column on our website. We continue with this service and our second issue is currently being prepared. The editor will be Dr. Colin Derdeyn from the Mallinckrodt Institute. Its topic is arterial and venous recanalization which I think will nicely complement the first issue which was on imaging of stroke and its consequences. We have it planned for April of this year so come back and visit our website often! Special collections … Continue reading >>