August Highlights


August Cover Art

MRI detection of bacterial brain abscesses and monitoring of antibiotic treatment using bacCEST, by Jing Liu, Renyuan Bai, Yuguo Li, Verena Staedtke, Shuixing Zhang, Peter C.M. van Zijl, Guanshu Liu

Improving parallel imaging by jointly reconstructing multi‐contrast data, by Berkin Bilgic, Tae Hyung Kim, Congyu Liao, Mary Kate Manhard, Lawrence L. Wald, Justin P. Haldar, Kawin Setsompop

Audioslides: coming soon!

 In vivo characterization of brain ultrashort‐T2 components, by Tanguy Boucneau, Peng Cao, Shuyu Tang, Misung Han, Duan Xu, Roland G. Henry, Peder E. Z. Larson


Audioslides for Last Month’s Editor’s Picks:

Quantitative comparison of delayed ferumoxytol T1 enhancement with immediate gadoteridol enhancement in high grade gliomas, by Andrea Horváth, Csanad G. Varallyay, Daniel Schwartz, Gerda B. Toth, Joao P. Netto, Ramon Barajas, Péter Várallyay, László Szidonya, Jenny Firkins, Emily Youngers, Rongwei Fu, Prakash Ambady, Péter Bogner, Edward A. Neuwelt

Audioslides: coming soon

Diminished cerebral oxygen extraction and metabolic rate in sickle cell disease using T2 relaxation under spin tagging MRI, by Adam M. Bush, Thomas D. Coates, John C. Wood


New! Virtual Issue on Breast Imaging

Our Virtual Issues are retrospectively-assembled Tables of Contents with links to previously-published Magn Reson Med articles.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Morris (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York) and colleagues have assembled a Virtual Issue on the topic of Breast MRI: Advancing the State of the Art.

This issue features selected MRM papers published on the topic. It is available at:

This Virtual Issue coincides with the ISMRM Workshop on Breast MRI: Advancing the State of the Art being held in Las Vegas, NV, USA on 10-13 September 2018.

New! Top 5 Cited Papers

  1. Recommended implementation of arterial spin-labeled perfusion MRI for clinical applications: A consensus of the ISMRM perfustion study group and the European consortium for ASL in dementia, by David C. Alsop, John A. Detre, Xavier Golay, Matthias Günther, Jeroen Hendrikse, Luis Hernandez‐Garcia, Hanzhang Lu, Bradley J. MacIntosh, Laura M. Parkes, Marion Smits, Matthias J. P. Osch, Danny J. J. Wang, Eric C. Wong, Greg Zaharchuk
  1. Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM): Decoding MRI data for a tissue magnetic biomarker, by Yi Wang, Tian Liu
  1. Low-rank plus sparse matrix decomposition for accelerated dynamice MRI with separation of background and dynamic components, by Ricardo Otazo, Emmanuel Candès, Daniel K. Sodickson
  1. On the accuracy of T1 mapping: Searching for common ground, by Nikola Stikov, Mathieu Boudreau, Ives R. Levesque, Christine L. Tardif, Joëlle K. Barral, G. Bruce Pike
  1. Frequency and phase drift correction of magnetic resonance spectroscopy data by spectral registration in the time domain, by Jamie Near, Richard Edden, C. John Evans, Raphaël Paquin, Ashley Harris, Peter Jezzard


Online Platform Migration to Literatum for our Journal Homepage

Recently our publisher Wiley introduced a new, streamlined appearance for our journal Homepage.  It’s based on a new platform called Literatum. It offers lighter, cleaner design, and features an article-focused layout and increased whitespace to improve legibility. A large amount of content was migrated during the changeover, which has gone relatively smoothly. If you notice a problem, please feel free to email

Accelerated Publication Schedule in 2018:

To help meet the increased number of articles submissions (a record high of 1070 in 2017), we are publishing extra-large issues (~600 pages) for January-April 2018, and also paginating issues several months in advance. These changes are expected to significantly reduce delays authors have experienced receiving final volume/issue/page numbers for their articles.

Mobile Apps

Apps are available for both Apple and Android devices. To download the appropriate app, please search for words like “Wiley” and “MRM” at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Now Accepting YIA submissions for the 2019 ISMRM Annual Meeting in Montreal

Our ManuscriptCentral/ScholarOne site is open for manuscript submissions in conjunction with the 2019 I.I. Rabi Award to be awarded at the ISMRM Annual Meeting in Montreal. The submission deadline of 12 September 2018.  For more information about the YIA competition, please visit: .

OnlineOpen 25% Discount for ISMRM Members

Magn Reson Med is very pleased to continue to offer its standard publication option: No page charges, including color pages in print.

Some authors, institutions, or funding agencies however, prefer or require papers to be freely and immediately available for download by anyone, regardless of their subscription status, i.e., Open Access. For those authors, Wiley offers an author-paid publication option called OnlineOpen. This option is only available for accepted papers, so if an author makes this choice it has absolutely no bearing on the peer-review process or any editorial decision.

We are pleased that our publisher is offering ISMRM Members a 25% discount on OnlineOpen fees for their Magn Reson Med papers. The author applying for the discount must be a current ISMRM Member. More information is available by clicking on the OnlineOpen link on the Magn Reson Med homepage.

Full Issue PDFs

Full Issue PDFs are now available for download.  Please follow the link available at the journal home page:

You will be prompted for your ISMRM login information.

Matt A. Bernstein

Editor, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT)