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The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

X-Ray Imaging, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Editor-in-Chief: Johan H.C. Reiber

ISSN: 1569-5794 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0743 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10554

Call for Research Papers

Special Issue on Multimodality Imaging in Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerotic disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with numerous consequences in the cardiovascular system. Accurate risk stratification and early diagnosis can prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and tailor therapy to individual risk profiles. Increasing evidence points to the potential of multimodality imaging for diagnosis of the disease itself as well as assessment of atherosclerotic plaque biology, surrogate risk markers and local blood flow manifestations. Modalities which are under investigation for these indications and of interest in this Special Issue of The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging are computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging including evolving post-processing techniques, contrast-enhanced ultrasound and hybrid technologies. The guest editors of the Special Issue will be Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA and Sasan Partovi, MD.
This Special Issue will combine state-of-the-art reviews and original studies critically addressing the fascinating challenge from basic science to ongoing clinical trials.
Preliminary topics of invited review articles related to the above topic include:
Coronary CT angiography in the acute/ED setting
Plaque assessment by coronary CT
Optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound coronary plaque imaging
Coronary artery calcium scoring
Advanced MRI for carotid plaque imaging
Cardiovascular contrast-enhanced ultrasound
PET plaque imaging
Hybrid cardiac imaging
Atherosclerotic imaging in congenital heart disease
CT and MR imaging of cerebrovascular diseases
We invite you to contribute original manuscripts to “Multimodality imaging in atherosclerosis” based on your research related to the above-mentioned topics.
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2015. Manuscripts submitted after the due date will not be accepted for this Special Issue.
To avoid overlap of topics, please first send the tentative title of your manuscript to the Guest Editors at bghoshhajra@mgh.harvard.edu and sxp509@case.edu as well as the editor-in-chief at J.H.C.Reiber@lumc.nl. When you are ready to submit your article, please go to http://www.edmgr.com/caim and choose the Article Type "SI: ATHEROSCLEROSIS".
Please note that all manuscripts will go through a thorough peer review process and acceptance to this Special Issue is not guaranteed. Thank you.
We are a looking forward to the submissions for the Special Issue of The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.
Special Issue Editors
Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Sasan Partovi, MD
Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Johan H.C. Reiber, PhD
Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands



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    The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging publishes technical and clinical communications (original articles, review articles and editorial comments) associated with cardiovascular diseases. The technical communications include the research, development and evaluation of novel imaging methods in the various imaging domains. These domains include magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray imaging, intravascular imaging, and applications in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography, and any combination of these techniques. Of particular interest are topics in medical image processing and image-guided interventions. Clinical applications of such imaging techniques include improved diagnostic approaches, treatment , prognosis and follow-up of cardiovascular patients. Topics include: multi-center or larger individual studies dealing with risk stratification and imaging utilization, applications for better characterization of cardiovascular diseases, and assessment of the efficacy of new drugs and interventional devices.

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    The Journal targets physicians and other healthcare practitioners with an interest in cardiovascular diseases and imaging, such as general diagnostic cardiologists and radiologists, cardiovascular radiologists, imaging cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, pulmonologists, internists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pathologists and physicians-in-training. It is also directed at medical physicists, scientists, engineers and informatics specialists working on the development of imaging tools, contrast agents or data processing for the study of cardiovascular diseases, as well as representatives from industries, organizations and governments involved in providing products or policies for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

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