RSNA debuts its 1st cardiology-focused journal

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) on April 25 launched the first issue of its newest online journal, Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

The journal’s debut marks the first time RSNA has dedicated one of its publications to imaging in the cardiology space. The organization’s flagship journal, Radiology, has been published regularly since 1923.

Suhny Abbara, MD, a professor of radiology and chief of the cardiothoracic imaging division at UT Southwestern Medical Center and medical director of Parkland Cardiothoracic at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, was named editor of Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging last April.

“The body of clinically impactful imaging research and advancement has increased substantially over the past decade,” he said in a statement. “There is now a strong need for a platform for scientific exchange and for dissemination of meaningful cutting-edge subspecialty imaging content. [The journal] will address the demand for a venue in which to publish high-quality curated cardiothoracic imaging content and will highlight scientific advances and technological innovations in medical imaging as they relate to advancements in cardiac, vascular and pulmonary medicine.”

The first issue features an editorial by Abbara alongside a host of original research involving aortic dissection with 4D flow MRI, dual-energy cardiac CT to shed light on myocardial late iodine enhancement and extracellular volume quantification, and tissue tracking versus feature tracking for strain measurement on cardiac MR images.

Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging is available exclusively online and will be published on a bimonthly basis. Abbara said the journal is now accepting manuscript submissions that cover all aspects of cardiac, vascular and pulmonary imaging.