It is a tremendous honor to present the inaugural issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (JAOCR). The goal of the Journal is to produce a high quality educational resource for the AOCR and its members.
The Journal will be published quarterly as an online, open access journal with each issue covering a single radiology subspecialty. Each issue will include 2-3 review articles, case reports, and interesting images with a caption in a section referred to as “JAOCR At the Viewbox.” Guest editors will be invited for each issue. They will recruit experts in their respective fields to author articles for the Journal. We hope that the end result will be an exceptional resource geared towards general radiologists and radiology trainees.
I would like to thank the AOCR leadership and staff for their support in establishing the JAOCR. I especially would like to thank Drs. George Erbacher, President, and Frederick White, President-elect, for being major proponents of this project from its onset. Ms. Jessica Roberts, Communications Director, has been invaluable in developing and managing the JAOCR website, as well as coordinating and routing the numerous proposals and nominations through the AOCR committees. Pamela Smith, Executive Director, has been instrumental in recommending and contacting contributors and providing valuable insight into the overall management of the Journal.
This first issue covers the field of neuroradiology, which is near and dear to my heart as it is my field of subspecialty training. We have superb review articles from world-renowned experts covering CNS vascular malformations (Alice Boyd Smith, M.D., American Institute for Radiologic Pathology) and CNS manifestations of non-accidental trauma (Gary Hedlund, D.O., Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah). The case report section of the Journal introduces a unique high-yield format with cases involving head and neck and spine imaging. The final section, “JAOCR At the Viewbox,” includes images from interesting cases with short captions.
In order to establish format templates for this and subsequent issues, I participated in authoring one article in each of the three sections of the Journal, including a review article on imaging of CNS infections in immunocompetent hosts. In future issues, my role will primarily be editorial in support of the guest editors to help ensure the highest quality content for the Journal.
I hope that you enjoy this inaugural issue. Given the talent and expertise within the AOCR, I hope that this will just be the beginning of a long and successful run for the JAOCR.
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OBrien WT Sr. In this Issue: January 2012. J Am Osteopath Coll Radiol. 2012;1(1):2.
Dr. O'Brien is with the Department of Radiology, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA and the Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA. He is Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology.