Anniversary Issue - 50 years Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology appeared in April 1970 one year after the European Society of Neuroradiology was founded. It was one of the first scientific journals solely devoted to this young medical speciality. At that time, before the invention of computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and before widespread use of endovascular therapy, some radiologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons recognized the need for specialization in the field of diagnostic radiology (Editorial by E. Lindgren Neuroradiology 1970, 1:1-3).

This special issue of Neuroradiology features a number of Editorials commenting on the young medical speciality in the early 70s of the last century and includes several frequently cited articles that demonstrate the development of independent Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology disciplines. Hand-selected by the Editor-in-Chief as representative of the Journal’s content during the last 50 years, as we celebrate this landmark anniversary, these articles represent milestones of the revolutionary development of Neuroradiology and illustrate its broad field.

Rüdiger von Kummer, Editor-in-Chief

Editorial E. Lindgren. Neuroradiology 1970, 1:1-3

Neuroradiology: Yesterday, today and tomorrow S. Wende. Neuroradiology 1972, 4:1-2

The changing face of neuroradiology over nearly forty years J. Bull. Neuroradiology 1975, 9:111-115

Watershed infarctions and computed tomography. A topographical study in cases with stenosis or occlusion of the carotid artery R. Wodarz. Neuroradiology 1980, 19:245-248 

The time course of aneurysmal haemorrhage on computed tomograms Vangijn et al. Neuroradiology 1982, 23:153-156

Measurement of regional cerebral blood flow and oxygen utilisation in patients with cerebral tumours using 15O and positron emission tomography: Analytical techniques and preliminary results Ito et al. Neuroradiology 1982, 23:63-74

Aneurysms of the vein of Galen: embryonic considerations and anatomical features relating to the pathogenesis of the malformation Reybaud et al. Neuroradiology 1989, 31:109-128

Selective cerebral intraarterial DSA Grzyska et al. Neuroradiology 1990, 32:296-299

Cine MR in the evaluation of normal and abnormal CSF flow: intracranial and intraspinal studies Quencer et al. Neuroradiology 1990, 32:371-391

MR imaging of the various stages of normal myelination during the first year of life van der Knaap et al. Neuroradiology 1990, 31:459-470

Pulsatile brain movement and associated hydrodynamics studied by magnetic resonance phase imaging Greitz et al. Neuroradiology 1992, 34:370-380

Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology of cerebral gliomas Watanabe et al. Neuroradiology 1992, 34:463-469

Local intra-arterial fibrinolytic therapy in patients with stroke: urokinase versus recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-TPA) Zeumer et al. Neuroradiology 1993, 35:159-162

MR diffusion imaging of human intracranial tumours Krabbe et al. Neuroradiology 1997, 39:483-489

Role of diffusion-weighted echo-planar MRI in distinguishing between brain abscess and tumour: a preliminary report Noguchi et al. Neuroradiology 1999, 41:171-174

Spinal dysraphism: a review of neuroradiological features with embryological correlations and proposal for a new classification Tortori-Donati et al. Neuroradiology 2000, 42:471-491

Clinical application of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the diagnosis of intracranial mass lesions Möller-Hartmann et al. Neuroradiology 2002, 44:371-381

Percutaneous vertebroplasty: long-term clinical and radiological outcome Perez-Higueras et al. Neuroradiology 2002, 44:950-954

Diffusion tensor imaging of the brain: review of clinical applications Sundgren et al. Neuroradiology 2004, 46:339-350

Reperfusion injury following cerebral ischemia: pathophysiology, MR imaging, and potential therapies Pan et al. Neuroradiology 2007, 49:93-102

Precuneus atrophy in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease: a morphometric structural MRI study Karas et al. Neuroradiology 2007, 49:967-976

Early fatal hemorrhage after endovascular cerebral aneurysm treatment with a flow diverter (SILK-Stent) Turowski et al. Neuroradiology 2011, 53:37-41

Italian multicenter experience with flow-diverter devices for intracranial unruptured aneurysm treatment with periprocedural complications—a retrospective data analysis Briganti et al. Neuroradiology 2012, 54:1145-1152

Complications of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke—a retrospective single-center study of 176 consecutive cases Behme et al. Neuroradiology 2014, 56:467-476

Mechanical thrombectomy in tandem occlusion: procedural considerations and clinical results Lockau et al. Neuroradiology 2015, 57:589-598

Delayed hemorrhagic complications after flow diversion for intracranial aneurysms: a literature overview Rouchaud et al. Neuroradiology 2016, 58:171-177

Diffusion tensor imaging as a prognostic biomarker for motor recovery and rehabilitation after stroke Puig et al. Neuroradiology 2017, 59:343-351