Image analysis for radiomics: facts and challenges

This article sheds light on methods used for extracting high-dimensional data from clinical images – radiomics. The authors explain the standard steps of the radiomics process, discuss the origin of the term, and summarise the major issues in regard to this process....

DTI in children is influenced by pre-processing and tract selection

This study compares fractional anisotropy (FA) values derived with DTI analysis approaches, as well as FA values and number of tracts with the clinical motor outcome quantified by the functional independence measure for children (WeeFIM). The authors concluded that...

MRI automated assessment of muscle fat composition

Proton-density fat fraction of the paraspinal muscles has become an important surrogate biomarker in patients with intervertebral disc disease, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and neuromuscular disorders. The authors developed an automatic segmentation algorithm of the...

Emphysema quantification by CT

To determine the influence of dose reduction and reconstruction methods on CT emphysema quantification, CT scans were performed on humans at routine radiation dose and at 45%, 60%, and 75% reduced radiation dose. Images were then reconstructed using filtered back...

Generative models: an innovation in musculoskeletal radiology?

New innovative technology, deep learning, is revolutionising many research and industrial fields. Growing interest in generative models inspired the authors to explore their potential in the field of magnetic resonance imaging of the spine. Tests showed that the...

Artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging: threat or opportunity?

This article deals with the potentials and consequences of integrating AI into radiology. The authors define basic terms such as “machine/deep learning” and analyse the use of AI in recent publications. Article: Artificial intelligence in medical imaging: threat or...

Vertebral elastoplasty proven safe and effective

The authors set out to evaluate technical success of image-guided elastoplasty – a novel method for percutaneous vertebral augmentation with a silicone elastomeric material. The procedure was successfully performed 19 times which led the authors to say elastoplasty...

Multicolour imaging with spectral photon-counting CT

This research aimed to assess the possibility of multicolour quantitative imaging with spectral photon-counting computed tomography (SPCCT) of different mixed contrast agents. The results proved that SPCCT enables multicolour quantitative imaging and opened up the...

Shear wave imaging detects endoleaks after aortic repair

The authors used an animal model to evaluate residual endoleak and thrombus organisation with shear wave imaging after endoleak embolisation. Using eight dogs with 16 iliac aneurysms and type I endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair, the authors concluded that...

ESR Journals Editors’ Round Table

The wait has finally come to end! Check out our ESR Connect channel and watch parts one, two and three of the first ever ESR Journals round table! Find out which articles were selected by Professor Yves Menu, Professor Luis Martí Bonmatí and Professor Francesco...

ESR Journals Family at ECR 2019

ECR 2019 is just a few days away and everything is coming together! We are excited to show what our ESR Journal Family has in store for you!     Make sure you stop by our Publications Lounge on Level 1, where you can relax on a comfortable couch and peruse a...

ESR Journals Editors’ round table

The Editors in Chief of our ESR Journals got together for a very special video shoot last month. Would you like to see more than just this sneak peek and find out what they were up to? Stay tuned for more information to come in the next weeks!   Pictured from...

Radiomics of liver MRI predict metastases in mice

The aim of this study was to investigate if there are any texture features that show a correlation with intrahepatic tumour growth before the metastasis is visible to the human eye. The experiments conducted on eight male mice showed that liver metastases may be...

Use of the Hourglass peripheral embolisation device

This article evaluates a novel intravascular plug, the Hourglass peripheral embolisation device (PED). The use of this device is described, and its potential applications are discussed. In this study, the indications, success rate, and the procedure-related...

Magnetisation transfer as a biomarker for chronic airway fibrosis

This study aims to evaluate magnetisation transfer (MT) as a biomarker of developing chronic airway fibrosis (CAF) of lung transplants in a mouse model. By performing lung transplantation in 48 mice, applying major or minor histocompatibility mismatches between...

Publication Committee Session at ECR 2018

During ECR 2018, the ESR Publications Committee organised a meeting for congress visitors interested in scientific publishing. Prof. Francesco Sardanelli, the Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL, gave a presentation about the study design and structure...

Looking back at a successful ECR 2018

The editorial team of European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL proudly looks back at a successful ECR 2018! The journal was prominently visible at the congress with print issues present at the Jams & Journals booth, and a presentation from European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL...

ESR Journals cocktail reception

During ECR 2018, the European Society of Radiology thanked the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Prof. Maximilian Reiser and the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of Insights into Imaging Prof. Robert Hermans for their immense contributions to today’s success of...

Editorial on the launch of European Radiology Experimental

Find out in this editorial by Prof. Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Experimental, what this new journal of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has to offer and which trends it will follow and the aims it pursues.

Content platform launched

The ESR is happy to announce that European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL's content platform has been launched on the SpringerOpen platform. 10 articles submitted to the journal are now available at er-x.org/articles  

Meet the Editorial Board – Andor Glaudemans

Andor Glaudemans is Associate Professor at the University of Groningen at the Department of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging. What is your special focus/expertise? Nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MR) with special focus on infectious...

Meet the Editorial Board – Siegfried Trattnig

Meet Prof. Siegfried Trattnig, Full Professor of Radiology with Focus on High Field MR, and Director of the MR Center of Excellence at the Medical University of Vienna. What is your special focus/expertise? My special expertise is quantitative MSK imaging, in...

Meet the Editorial Board – Peter MA van Ooijen

Meet Peter M.A. van Ooijen, Associate Professor at the University of Groningen. What is your special focus/expertise? I’m a computer scientist specialized on Medical Imaging Informatics. In this field I currently focus on large data collections (e.g large...

Meet the Editorial Board – Elisabeth Morris

As promised, here’s another one of our board members with some good advice for authors: Dr. Elisabeth Morris, from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Meet the Editorial Board – Fabian Kießling

Over the course of 2017, we will be presenting our Editorial Board members. We asked them to briefly introduce themselves and give their best piece of advice for aspiring authors! First up is Prof. Fabian Kießling from Aachen, Germany.

Meet the Editor – Francesco Sardanelli

We spoke to Prof. Francesco Sardanelli from Milan/IT to get his opinion on what the future holds for our new journal, European Radiology Experimental.

ESR’s journal family at a glance

Do you know which ESR journal is best suited for your article? We have put together a short overview to help selecting between European Radiology, European Radiology Experimental and Insights into Imaging.