By Pinar Ozbay
Among the Editor’s picks for May comes a paper from the Center for Advanced Imaging at the University of Queensland, Australia. In their work, entitled ‘Echo Time-Dependent Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping Contains Information on Tissue Properties’, Surabhi Sood and Viktor Vegh used a 3-compartment model to explore the echo time dependence of Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping and how this trend is varying in different regions of the brain. We conducted this Skype interview on a Tuesday evening Eastern time, while Viktor Vegh and Surabhi Sood were having their Wednesday morning coffee.
May Cover Art
Pregnant women models analyzed for RF exposure and temperature increase in 3T RF shimmed birdcages, by Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Theodoros Samaras, Juan Córcoles, Fraser J. Robb, Wolfgang Kainz and Niels Kuster
May Editor’s Picks
Echo time-dependent quantitative susceptibility mapping contains information on tissue properties, by Surabhi Sood, Javier Urriola, David Reutens, Kieran O’Brien, Steffen Bollmann, Markus Barth and Viktor Vegh
Transverse relaxation and flip angle mapping: Evaluation of simultaneous and independent methods using multiple spin echoes, by Kelly C. McPhee and Alan H. Wilman
BY Jessica McKay
This month we sat down with Dr. Lotte Bertelsen, Dr. Christoffer Laustsen, and our youngest (and cutest!) MRM contributor, Lotte’s 8-month-old daughter Ellie. From their homes in Denmark, Christoffer and Lotte discussed the April Editor’s Pick: Diabetes induced renal urea transport alterations assessed with 3D hyperpolarized 13C, 15N-Urea. In this work, Lotte and Christoffer use MRI to assess renal function in diabetic and normal rats by measuring the hyperpolarized 13C-Urea gradient across the kidney.
By Agâh Karakuzu
In this April’s Editor’s pick, pieces from previous Highlights features are coming together. About a year ago Dr. Davide Piccini foreshadowed their collaborative study with NYU to incorporate XD-GRASP into their work on free-breathing motion correction. Seems like it was a productive year for Davide, as he not only delivered on his research promise, but also became a father. The Highlights team extends their sincerest congratulations to the Piccini family! We spoke to Davide and senior author, Prof. Matthias Stuber from the University of Lausanne, about their recent paper on Four Dimensional Respiratory Motion-Resolved Coronary MR Angiography.