AJNR Welcomes New Artificial Intelligence Deputy Editor

The American Journal of Neuroradiology welcomed Christopher G. Filippi, MD, as its first Artificial Intelligence Deputy Editor on October 1st. Dr. Filippi will oversee the peer review of manuscripts that contain data science content such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. This work will be concurrent with and complement the clinical, scientific, and statistical peer review that AJNR submissions already undergo.

Dr. Filippi is a Professor of Radiology and Vice Chairman of Biomedical Imaging and Translational Science at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine of Hofstra/Northwell and an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital and Greenwich Village Healthplex. He is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and completed training in diagnostic radiology at New York Hospital–Cornell and a 2-year neuroradiology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Past President of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology and Eastern Neuroradiology Society and formerly the Director of MRI Research at the University of Vermont and Division Chief of Neuroradiology at Columbia University, his research interests include artificial intelligence, DTI applications in pediatric neuroradiology, novel MR techniques (T1 rho), and translational MR in demyelinating disease and glioma. He has had extramural funding annually for the past 17 years, and he has more than 85 peer-reviewed publications and 125 presented/published abstracts at national and international meetings. He currently reviews for many MR and neuroimaging journals.…

In Memoriam – Galdino Valvassori, MD, FACR

Memorial: Galdino Valvassori, MD, FACR

Galdino Valvassori, MD, FACR, distinguished Professor Emeritus of the department of radiology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, passed quietly in his sleep on February 13, 2018, in Florida. He was 91 years old.
Dr. Valvassori, who was considered by most radiologists to be the father of head and neck radiology, was one of the founders and first President of American Society of Head and Neck Radiology. Dr. Valvassori authored the first definitive reference textbook in head and neck imaging. He went on to become his generation’s leader in head and neck radiology in general and otoradiology in particular.
Dr. Valvassori was born in Milan, Italy, on July 16, 1926. He was a man like no other. His tenacity and love of life was shared with everyone he touched in his life and career and he had a good run of 91 incredible years. He came to the United States in 1955 to complete his training at Memorial Hospital Cornell Medical School in New York City. Dino married his first love Alessandrina and had 4 lovely children, who survive him and have families of their own.
Dr. Valvassori had an amazing career as he pioneered the field of radiology in otolaryngology and ophthalmology. He pursued his teaching at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary as well as in private practice with determination and boundless energy. We studied under Dr. Valvassori when we were residents in the 1970s and he impressed us not only by his knowledge but also by his continuous pursuit of excellence in his chosen field. He was known for his attention to detail that resulted in diagnoses that few could make. He became the mentor of one of us (M.M.), who succeeded him as the director of the department …

In Memoriam – William G. Bradley, Jr. (1948–2017)

William G. Bradley Jr, MD, PhD, FACR   (1948–2017)

Perhaps more than any other single figure, Bill Bradley (1948–2017) both educated us regarding clinical MRI, and popularized clinical MRI during its early days in setting the field’s trajectory. Bill was a larger than life figure possessing magnums of charisma, ebullience, and brilliance in such a unique blend, that his passing leaves an undeniable gaping void in our collective family. Bill is survived by his devoted wife and pediatric neuroradiologist Dr. Rosalind Dietrich, his son David; daughters Kristin Egan, India Homsy, and Felicity; and 5 grandchildren. Bill is also survived by his 2 brothers Dr. John Bradley and Dr. Thomas Bradley, and 6 nieces and nephews.

Bill was a self-proclaimed “Air Force brat,” born in Los Angeles on July 30, 1948 to Shirley Ann Premack and flight surgeon Dr. William G. Bradley, Sr. He was an inveterate traveler, an unparalleled raconteur, and a remarkable creative force. Bill loved people, places, single malt scotch, laughing, and innovating. Bill left behind legions of fellows, residents, industry friends, and other acquaintances who consistently volunteer that he influenced, entertained, befriended, enriched, counseled, and guided them. Bill was irrepressible, and uniquely unforgettable.

Bill lived his early years in Japan, was a proud Eagle Scout at 13, and graduated from high school in Bitberg, Germany as Class President. Bill was an insatiable reader and learner, and a lover of all things scientific from a very early age. His curiosity and creativity were manifested in his adolescence and teenage years by brilliant and innovative contributions to science fairs. Bill’s love of science and discovery was in part satisfied by his bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Technology, and his subsequent doctorate from Princeton, both in chemical engineering, as he sought the means to apply science and discovery for …

In Memoriam – Brian C. Bowen (1946–2018)

Brian C. Bowen, MD, PhD (1946–2018)

It is with sadness that I am writing to inform the members of the ASNR of the death of our colleague Brian Bowen, MD, PhD.

Brian grew up in Southern California and was graduated from Stanford University where he majored in Chemical Engineering; subsequently he obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.   Brian then entered the PhD to MD Program at the University of Miami School of Medicine and graduated in 1983.  Following a radiology residency and a fellowship in MR at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, he was a neuroradiology fellow at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Thereafter he became a full-time faculty member, rising to the rank of Professor of Radiology.

Brian was an outstanding radiologist, teacher, and researcher, and made  major  contributions  to  the  field of MR,  among which  were  the  development of MR sequences used in spectroscopy and techniques for the  evaluation of spinal vascular malformations using MRA.   He was held in high esteem by the radiology community both nationally and internationally; his contributions to the field were widely recognized, resulting in his election as President of the American Society of Spine Radiology (2006).

In this short communication it is not possible to do justice to Brian’s many accomplishments. Brian’s work ethic, his contributions to the science of radiology, and his devotion to education were remarkable.

Brian is survived by his former wife Ana Campo, MD and his 2 children, Katherine and Christopher.


–Robert M. Quencer, MD…

2017 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:

Synthetic MRI for Clinical Neuroimaging: Results of the Magnetic Resonance Image Compilation (MAGiC) Prospective, Multicenter, Multireader Trial by L.N. Tanenbaum, A.J. Tsiouris, A.N. Johnson, T.P. Naidich, M.C. DeLano, E.R. Melhem, P. Quarterman, S.X. Parameswaran, A. Shankaranarayanan, M. Goyen, and A.S. Field.

This award is named for the late AJNR Senior Editor who championed its establishment and recognizes the best original research paper accepted in 2017. The winning paper was published electronically on April 27, 2017 and appeared in the June print issue. It was selected by a vote of the Journals Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors.

Other nominated papers were:

Understanding Angiography-Based Aneurysm Flow Fields through Comparison with Computational Fluid Dynamics by J.R. Cebral,  F. Mut, B.J. Chung, L. Spelle, J. Moret, F. van Nijnatten, and  D. Ruijters

Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Histograms of Human Papillomavirus–Positive and Human Papillomavirus–Negative Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Assessment of Tumor Heterogeneity and Comparison with Histopathology by T. de Perrot, V. Lenoir, M. Domingo Ayllón, N. Dulguerov, M. Pusztaszeri, and M. Becker

Risk Factor Analysis of Recanalization Timing in Coiled Aneurysms: Early versus Late Recanalization by J.P. Jeon, Y.D. Cho, D.H. Yoo, J. Moon, X J. Lee, W.-S. Cho, H.-S. Kang, J.E. Kim, and M.H. Han

Prediction of IDH1-Mutation and 1p/19q-Codeletion Status Using Preoperative MR Imaging Phenotypes in Lower Grade Gliomas by Y.W. Park, K. Han, S.S. Ahn, S. Bae, Y.S. Choi, J.H. Chang, S.H. Kim, S.-G. Kang, and S.-K. Lee

MR Elastography Analysis of Glioma Stiffness and IDH1-Mutation Status by K.M. Pepin, K.P. McGee, A. Arani, D.S. Lake, K.J. Glaser, A. Manduca, I.F. Parney, R.L. Ehman, and J. Huston III

Multiparametric Analysis of Permeability and ADC Histogram Metrics for Classification

ASNR and Radiopaedia.org Seek Entries for Annual Meeting Case of the Day Brain Category


The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) and Radiopaedia.org are again collaborating to give you the opportunity to submit an adult brain case to ASNR 2018 Case of the Day.

Each day during the ASNR 56th Annual Meeting (June 2 – 7) in Vancouver, BC, Canada a case will be shown as the official Case of the Day. This has traditionally been ‘invite only’, but just like last year, this year one of the cases will be chosen from cases you submit to Radiopaedia.org.

In addition to one ASNR 2018 Case of the Day winner, Radiopaedia.org will also be showcasing a number of the best submissions as Radiopaedia.org “Cases of the Day” on its home page and through social media!


There are a number of prizes available:


The winner gets two great prizes:

  • Standard Room for two (2) nights at the meeting venue at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and including complimentary daily in-room WiFi and health club access (value of USD $545). The prize is courtesy of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). The reservation can be used at any point during the ASNR 56th Annual Meeting dates from Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7. If you are not planning to attend the conference, then that’s ok. You will receive the prize either way, and you can, if you wish, transfer it. Any questions, please contact, Ashley Boser, at ASNR office, 630-574-0220, Ext. 231 or email: aboser@asnr.org.
  • The Radiopaedia.org editoral team will be giving the winner a 12-month all-access pass to Radiopaedia’s online courses valued at USD $480.


The Radiopaedia.org editorial team will be selecting a runner-up who will receive a 12-month all-access pass to Radiopaedia’s online courses valued at USD $480.

For instructions on how to submit your “Case of the Day,” please click here

In Memoriam – William Werner Orrison Jr (1949-2017)

William Werner Orrison Jr., M.D., M.B.A.

William Werner Orrison died at age 68 on Oct. 19, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev., of a non-specified neuro-degenerative disorder.

Born on April 2, 1949, in Louisville, Ky., Bill was the eldest child of Agnes Rutherford Miller “Ruth” Orrison, R.N., and William Werner Orrison Sr., M.D., known as Werner. Bill grew up in Minneola, Plains, and Meade, Kans., where his father was among the last generation of country doctors, often making house calls to remote farms, equipped only with the contents of a black bag, sometimes accepting livestock as payment. From his earliest years, Bill witnessed his father’s devotion to humble patients and dreamed of joining him in practice as a medical doctor.

Bill graduated in 1967 from Meade High School, an Eagle Scout and an accomplished trick horseback rider. As a teen, while on a fishing trip with Werner, Bill suffered a freak accident that put him in the first of three near-death states during his life. Bill later described being drawn into a “tunnel of fog” while his father performed an emergency tracheotomy to save his son’s life. Attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence on an ROTC scholarship, Bill rose to commander of his Air Force squadron, but at the Phi Gamma Delta house he was known as “Doc,” for his unlicensed diagnostic skills. After Bill earned the lowest score in the class on his first chemistry test, the professor encouraged him to try another major. By semester’s end, Bill had the highest grade among his peers. He graduated from KU in 1971 and remained a lifelong fan of Jayhawk basketball.

While at KU, Bill attended a talk by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, discovering that the hypnosis his father had used on patients in the absence of anesthesia was one and …

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 www.ajnr.org 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.

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