2020 started with the Journal for Neuroimaging’s recognition campaign of their well-received top five cited authors from the past two years. The article “Clinical Neuroimaging Using 7 T MRI: Challenges and Prospects” by Maria Isabel Vargas, Pascal Martelli, Lijing Xin, Ozlem Ipek, Frederic Grouiller, Francesca Pittau, Robert Trampel, Rolf Gruetter, Serge Vulliemoz and Francois Lazeyras was one of the five selected.

The Journal of Neuroimaging offers full coverage of all the relevant clinical neurological aspects of MRI, SPECT, Neurosonology, CT, PET, Transcranial Doppler, Carotid Ultrasound, and other neuroimaging modalities by publishing articles electronically.


About the article:

The article aims to illustrate the principal challenges, from the medical and technical point of view, associated with the use of ultrahigh field (UHF) scanners in the clinical setting and to present available solutions to circumvent these limitations. It illustrates the differences between UHF scanners and those used routinely in clinical practice, the principal advantages, and disadvantages, the different UHFs that are ready be applied to routine clinical practice such as susceptibility‐weighted imaging, fluid‐attenuated inversion recovery, 3‐dimensional time of flight, magnetization‐prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo, magnetization‐prepared 2 rapid acquisition gradient echo, and diffusion‐weighted imaging, the technical principles of these sequences, and the particularities of advanced techniques such as diffusion tensor imaging, spectroscopy, and functional imaging at 7TMR.


About the authors:

Maria Isabel Vargas* is an Associate Professor of the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and part of the Neuroradiology Division of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), Switzerland.

Pascal Martelli* is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Physics-Neuroimaging at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

Lijing Xin is a Research Staff Scientist at the CIBM Animal Imaging and Technology (EPFL), Switzerland.

Ozlem Ipek* is an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at King’s College London, United Kingdom.

Frederic Grouiller* is an MR Physicist in the Brain and Behaviour Laboratory at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Francesca Pittau is part of the EEG and Epilepsy Exploration Unit of the Neurology Department at the HUG, Switzerland.

Robert Trampel is a Scientific Researcher of the Department of Neurophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany.

Rolf Gruetter is a Professor, Laboratory of Functional and Metabolic Imaging, EPFL, and Head of the CIBM Animal Imaging and Technology (EPFL) as well as CIBM Mapping Glucose Metabolism (EPFL), Switzerland.

Serge Vulliemoz is a Professor from the Division of Neurology, Epileptology Unit, of the HUG, Switzerland.

François Lazeyras is a Professor from the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics at the UNIGE, Division of Radiology HUG, and Head of CIBM Clinical MR Imaging (HUG-UNIGE), Switzerland.

*These authors were previously part of the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging, Switzerland.


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