An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
As simple as it sounds, this phrase is especially true in the field of medicine and radiology. Lifelong learning is what all physicians are committed to. In order to achieve this, one must be proactive which takes time and effort. This includes reviewing the current literature and practicing cutting edge radiology. With these wise words and thoughts in mind, I present to you this wonderful, informative issue.
I feel honored to have been selected by the JAOCR to be the Guest Editor of its inaugural Body Imaging issue. To be entrusted with this important academic endeavor is a great honor. With such an immense task, I have put together what I believe is a great first Body Imaging issue. The review articles include MRI of the liver — with the utilization of gadoxetic disodium (Eovist) in particular — reviewing benign lesions versus metastatic disease, which I authored. The next review article covers pancreatic lesions and is a very comprehensive review written by Ruedi F. Thoeni, M.D., my prior mentor and trainer from University of California, San Francisco. The final review article was written by Ankit Patel, D.O., and Timothy McKnight, D.O., and covers gallbladder pathology. This article was written when Dr. Patel and Dr. McKnight were fellows at University of California, Irvine and Dartmouth, respectively. I believe these three articles will provide the reader with a great foundation and understanding of pancreatic pathology, gallbladder pathology, and the use of gadoxetic disodium in discriminating benign from malignant liver lesions.
The “Case Reports” and “Viewbox” articles are also stellar. All were written by the Botsford Hospital Radiology Residents with the exception of one. I authored a case report on granulocyte sarcoma of the pancreas, which was a case I saw in my recent practice which turns out to be very unique case; Reehan Ali, D.O., authored a case report on enteric duplication cyst; and Sharon Kreuer, D.O., and Tammam Beydoun, D.O., co-authored a case report on Mucocele of the appendix. The “Viewbox” articles cover key radiographic findings that are “can’t miss” cases. These “Viewbox” articles include cases of pneumointestinalis by Matt Tommack, D.O., portal vein thrombosis by Reehan Ali, D.O., and necrotizing pancreatitis by Sharon Kreuer, D.O.
I would like to thank William O’Brien, D.O., and the AOCR for giving me this opportunity. I would also like to thank Dr. Paul LaCasse, D.O., Stephan Morse, D.O., and Botsford Hospital’s Department of Radiology (Including Radiology Technicians, Residents, and Attendings). Next, I give special thanks to all of the authors of this issue for agreeing to share their knowledge and hard work with us, and also for making all of the deadlines and putting-up with my endless trail of emails. Last and most importantly, I would like to thank my wife Blanca and sons Rocky, Russell, Ronin, and Rex. Without my strong family support, I would not be able to complete this academic project or any of my other creative works.Back To Top
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