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Photon-counting CT: a disrupting innovation in medical imaging

The thematic series “Photon-counting CT: a disrupting innovation in medical imaging” is currently open for further submissions on this topic. The guest editors, Akos Varga-Szemes (Charleston/US) and Tilman Emrich (Mainz/Germany) are looking forward to receiving your contribution.

Featured Article: Assessment of pulmonary vascular anatomy: comparing augmented reality by holograms versus standard CT images/reconstructions using surgical findings as reference standard

Petrella F., Rizzo S.M.R., Rampinelli C. et al. (2024)

Fifty-two patients scheduled for lobectomy for lung cancer were included. The mean difference between the number of artery branches detected by surgery and CT images was 0.31 ± 0.98, whereas it was 0.09 ± 0.37 between surgery and holograms. The difference in the number of arteries detected in the upper lobes was 0.67 ± 1.08 between surgery and CT images and 0.17 ± 0.46 between surgery and holograms (p = 0.029). Radiologist and surgeon showed a higher agreement for holograms (κ = 0.99) than for CT (κ = 0.81) and found holograms easier to evaluate than CTs (p < 0.001).

CALL FOR PAPERS: 7-Tesla neuro MRI: from research to clinic

Following the  success of the first thematic series entitled “Myocardial tissue characterization in ischemic heart disease”, European Radiology Experimental is now launching its second series, this time putting special focus on “7-tesla neuro MRI: from research to clinic”.

The guest editors of this thematic series, Professors Luca Roccatagliata (Genoa/Italy) and Mirco Cosottini (Pisa/Italy), have carefully curated three articles that describe the state of the art of ultra-high field MRI neuroimaging studies with related clinical applications, and have contributed to the series by providing an insightful editorial of their own.

This is the second thematic series launched by European Radiology Experimental which is now open for further submissions on this topic! You can access all articles and learn more about this thematic series here.

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As of January 9, 2023, European Radiology Experimental and the whole ESR Journal Family operates a single-blinded peer review process, where manuscripts sent to reviewers are no longer anonymized or blinded, but reviewers’ names will continue to be unknown to authors.

  1. Authors: Mirco Cosottini, Tommaso Calzoni, Guido Andrea Lazzarotti, Alessandro Grigolini, Paolo Bosco, Paolo Cecchi, Michela Tosetti, Laura Biagi and Graziella Donatelli

  1. Authors: Cristian Giuseppe Monaco, Federico Zaottini, Simone Schiaffino, Alessandro Villa, Gianmarco Della Pepa, Luca Alessandro Carbonaro, Laura Menicagli, Andrea Cozzi, Serena Carriero, Francesco Arpaia, Giovanni Di Leo, Davide Astengo, Ilan Rosenberg and Francesco Sardanelli

    The Correction to this article has been published in European Radiology Experimental 2021 5:17

Thematic Series


Myocardial tissue characterization in ischemic heart disease

This thematic series is curated by Professors Akos Varga-Szemes and Pal S. Suranyi (Charleston/US) as guest editors and features an overview of imaging modalities in ischemic heart disease

7-tesla neuro MRI: from research to clinic

This is the second thematic series launched by European Radiology Experimental which is now open fur further submissions on this topic! You can access all articles and learn more about this thematic series

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Aims and scope

European Radiology Experimental is a fully open access official journal of the European Society of Radiology. Its mission is to adhere to the multidisciplinary paradigm of the 21st century, fostering a strong connection between radiology in the experimental setting and basic science. Research on phantom studies, cell models and radiobiology, animal models, new modalities/techniques (e.g., MR sequences or spectral CT applications, molecular, hybrid, and optical imaging), novel contrast materials, tracers, and probes are welcome. Other topics fully considered are: 3D-modelling, printing, and simulation; advanced teleradiology (e.g., virtual physician-patient interaction); novel image reconstruction algorithms and post-processing. 

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Prof. Francesco Sardanelli

Francesco Sardanelli is Scientific Coordinator of the Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori (LILT) Milano Monza Brianza, Piazzale Gorini 22, 20133 Milan, Italy.

He is a long-time and active member of the European Society of Radiology and served as president of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) from 2012 to 2015. Additionally, he is the Director of the European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM) of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Research (EIBIR). He has co-authored more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, 8 books and 57 book chapters on a large spectrum of topics including breast, cardiovascular, neuro, body, musculoskeletal radiology as well as methodological issues. He has been director of the department of Radiology at the Research Hospital Policlinico San Donato from 2001 to 2024, professor of Radiology at the University of Milan from 2006 to 2023, President of the Ethics Committee of the Ospedale San Raffaele/Lombardia 1 from 2022 to 2024.

Honors: Gold Medal 2021 (European Society of Radiology) and Gold Medal 2023 (European Society of Breast Imaging).

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