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.

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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.…

Just Added: Download Full Issues and Create Slides from Figures on AJNR.org

By popular request, AJNR readers can now download the latest issue in one complete PDF file. A download link is located in the center column of the current issue table of contents, underneath the cover photo.


Another new option is the ability to download figures and tables directly into PowerPoint format. Each image displayed in the full-text format on our Web site now has a tool to create a PowerPoint slide. These files are branded with the AJNR logo, contain citation and legend information, and are ready to use for teaching and presentations.

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Annotated Bibliography #15

1. Al-Holou, W. N., Terman, S. W., Kilburg, C., Garton, H. J. L., Muraszko, K. M., Chandler, W. F., Ibrahim, M., et al. (2011). Prevalence and natural history of pineal cysts in adults. J Neurosurg 2011;6:1106-14. doi:10.3171/2011.6.JNS11506

Pineal cysts measuring 5 mm or larger in greatest dimension were found in 478/48,417 patients (1.0%).  Follow up imaging was present in 151 patients for greater than 3 years. The authors conclude that follow-up imaging and neurosurgical evaluation are not mandatory for adults with asymptomatic pineal cysts.

2. Albuquerque, F. C., Hu, Y. C., Dashti, S. R., Abla, A. a, Clark, J. C., Alkire, B., Theodore, N., et al. (2011). Craniocervical arterial dissections as sequelae of chiropractic manipulation: patterns of injury and management. J Neurosurg 2011;6:1197-1205. doi:10.3171/2011.8.JNS111212

The authors describe the patterns of arterial injury after chiropractic manipulation and their management in the modern endovascular era in 13 patients since 2007.  Of particular note was the severity of the arterial injuries in the cohort. Not only were these lesions often lengthy, their neurological sequelae were frequently severe. Three patients were left permanently debilitated by stroke and 1 died, producing an adverse outcome rate of 31% (4 of 13 patients).

3. Chan, W. C. W., Sze, K. L., Samartzis, D., Leung, V. Y. L., & Chan, D. (2011). Structure and biology of the intervertebral disk in health and disease. Orthop Clin North Am 2011;42:447-64. doi:10.1016/j.ocl.2011.07.012

Very complete review of the anatomy and physiology of the intervertebral disc, including over 200 references.  It is amazing to me that we still do not know the precise origin and nature of the cells within the intervertebral disc, or the fate of the notochord cells.

4. Filippi, M., Rocca, M. a, De Stefano, N., Enzinger, C., Fisher, E., Horsfield, M. a, Inglese, M., et al.

UNC Neuroradiology Neuropathology Conference: December 2010

Here is the PPT presentation for our December Neuroradiology Neuropathology conference.  You will be able to read the patient’s clinical history followed by selected and pertinent views from their imaging studies and,  at the end, selected samples of the histology and a short discussion on the entity.  It was prepared by one of our fellows and neuropathologists.

UNC Neurorad Neuropath Dec 2010 (NXPowerLite)

ASHNR 2010 Gold Medal Recipient

For Immediate Release
November 8, 2010

American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
Presents Gold Medal to Wendy R. K. Smoker, M.D. during 44th Annual Meeting

The American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) awarded its 2010 Gold Medal to Wendy R.K. Smoker, M.D. on October 7, 2010 during the 44th Annual Meeting at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Smoker was born in Evanston, Illinois while her parents were graduate students in Chemistry at Northwestern University. After living in Pennsylvania for a few early years, she returned to Park Ridge, Illinois and completed grade school and high school before attending the University of Iowa.  While at Iowa she completed undergraduate and graduate degrees, medical school training and all of her radiology training.

Dr. Smoker subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Iowa as an Assistant Professor, relocated to the University of Utah in 1986 as an Associate Professor, and, in 1990, accepted a position as Professor and Director of Neuroradiology at the Medical College of Virginia.  She returned to the University of Iowa in 2001 where she is currently Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery as well as Director of the Division of Neuroradiology.

Dr. Smoker has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally more than 300 times and is highly regarded as an outstanding educator.  She has been on the AFIP faculty for many years and has received numerous teaching awards.  She has been a reviewer for more than 10 major journals, served as Deputy Editor for Radiology, and was on the Editorial Advisory Board for the American Journal of Neuroradiology for many years. She has authored 135 articles, 44 book chapters, and 128 scientific and educational exhibits, winning many awards over the years for these exhibits.  Dr. Smoker has served on …