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Featured Article: Visual and quantitative assessment of hip implant-related metal artifacts at low field MRI: a phantom study comparing a 0.55-T system with 1.5-T and 3-T systems

Low-field MRI is currently experiencing a renaissance. The authors investigated hip implant-related metal artifacts on a 0.55-T system compared with 1.5-T and 3-T systems. Artifact intensity was lowest for Ti alloys at 0.55 T. For other alloys, it was similar at 0.55 T and 1.5 T, higher at 3 T. Despite an inferior gradient system and a larger bore width, the 0.55-T system showed the same artifact intensity of the 1.5-T system. Low field (0.55 T) MRI resulted to be equal to 1.5-T MRI in terms of artifact reduction, even with a weaker gradient system and larger bore size. 3-T MRI resulted to be inferior to 1.5-T and 0.55-T MRI in terms of artifact reduction for standard alloys hip implants. 

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.

ESR Journal Family uses single-blinded peer review from January 2023 onwards

Since their inception, the ESR journals have used double-blinded peer review, where reviewers were blinded to the authors’ identities and vice versa.
As of January 9, 2023, all three journals begin implementing a single-blinded peer review process, where manuscripts sent to reviewers will no longer be anonymized or blinded, but reviewers’ names will continue to be unknown to authors.

There are several reasons for this decision taken by the Editors-in-Chief. First, in light of the rapid development of pre-print archives, anonymity of authors is fading by the authors’ own decision. Second, the journals’ experience so far showed that many manuscripts cannot be fully anonymized. Having reviewers that are experts in their field also means they are often still able to, at least, presume the identity of the authors. Third, reviewers are blinded to important references from the authors, limiting the possibility to assess comprehensive literature search and correctness of citations. Finally, with the single-blindness, the check for anonymity will be skipped and the time from manuscript submission to availability to the Editors could be shortened.

The Editors-in-Chief would like to take this opportunity to thank all reviewers and authors for their great work and support of the ESR Journals.

Prof. Yves Menu, Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology
Prof. Luis Marti-Bonmati, Editor-in-Chief of Insights into Imaging
Prof. Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Experimental

  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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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

Prof. Francesco Sardanelli is professor of radiology and director of the Postgraduation Course in Radiodiagnostics at Milan University, and director of the department of radiology at the Research Hospital (IRCCS) Policlinico San Donato in Milan. 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 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 300 full articles, six books and 46 book chapters on a large spectrum of topics including breast, cardiovascular, neuro, body, musculoskeletal radiology as well as methodological issues.
He was appointed in summer 2016 by the ESR Executive Council to be the first Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Experimental. ​​​​​​​

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