It is a distinct privilege to present what will be my final issue as editor of the JAOCR. As the title suggests, this issue was inspired by this past year’s AOCR annual meeting, which was a “Top 3” cased-based conference. For this issue, we have case-based mini review articles featuring gamuts in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal imaging, abdominal imaging, and nuclear medicine, as well as Viewbox articles featuring “Aunt Minnie” cases in cardiothoracic imaging, pediatric imaging, and vascular and interventional radiology. I would like to thank the authors and contributors to this issue, including several of the faculty from the annual meeting.
The past 8 years have been nothing short of incredible as we have watched the Journal grow from merely an idea back in 2011 to the exceptional educational and CME resource that is has become in 2019. I am forever indebted to the guest editors and contributors for volunteering their time and expertise to the college and the JAOCR, the editorial board for their insight in establishing the Journal content and format, and the staff at the AOCR office for their countless hours of behind-the-scenes work in coordinating each issue and its CME activities. I would also like to thank the staff at Anderson publishing for their editing support and production of each high-quality issue.
To say that the Journal will be in good hands with the incoming editor-in-chief would be a tremendous understatement. When it became evident that we needed to start looking for candidates to serve as editor, the Leadership Identification Committee came to the same recommendation that I had prepared – Dr. Daniel Wale, a nuclear medicine subspecialty-trained radiologist and faculty member at the University of Michigan. In addition to his active involvement in AOCR committees and educational programs, Dan’s acumen for publishing became readily apparent when he served as guest editor for a nuclear medicine subspecialty issue of the JAOCR. His enthusiasm, knowledge, experience, and editorial expertise make him a perfect fit as editor of the JAOCR for years to come.
In closing, I would like to thank the college for the many opportunities it has provided me over the years, especially the opportunity to serve as inaugural editor of the JAOCR. For the members of the AOCR, I encourage you to become involved in the college in any way feasible, whether it be through committee involvement, providing online or in person CME lectures, serving as guest editor for the JAOCR, or simply attending AOCR events. From my experience, the return on your investment will be ten-fold what you put into it.Back To Top
O’Brien WT, Sr. In this Issue: January 2019. J Am Osteopath Coll Radiol. 2019;8(1):4.
Dr. O'Brien is with the Division of Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH and the Department of Radiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.