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Featured Article: CEM immediately after contrast-enhanced CT: a one-step staging of breast cancer

Ancona A., Telegrafo M., Fella R.R. et al. (2024)

Fifty patients with breast cancer underwent first CE-CT and then contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) without additional contrast material injection; 30 (60%) had unifocal disease while 20 (40%) had multicentric or multifocal disease; 5 of 20 patients with multicentric disease (25%) had bilateral involvement, totaling 78 malignancies. Sensitivity was 63/78 (81%) for mammography/ultrasound and 78/78 (for CEM (p < 0.001). For index tumor size/extent, correlation coefficients as compared with histological specimens were 0.50 for mammography/ultrasound and 0.75 for CEM (p ≤ 0.010). When the CEM suite is near to the CT room, CEM immediately after CE-CT could be a way to run.

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: 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

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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

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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