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7-Tesla neuro MRI: from research to clinic

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The thematic series “7-tesla neuro MRI: from research to clinic” is currently open for further submissions on this topic. The guest editors Professors Luca Roccatagliata (Genoa/Italy) and Mirco Cosottini (Pisa/Italy) are looking forward to receiving your contribution.

The last twenty years have brought significant improvement in the field of ultra-high-field (UHF) magnetic resonance, turning UHF imaging into an exceptional tool for the study of the human brain. 

A growing presence of 7-tesla MR systems has opened the door for the use of UFH neuroimaging in both research and clinical applications, making UHF imaging an important topic for both clinical radiologists and preclinical scientists.
European Radiology Experimental has, therefore, invited several leading experts to contribute to its newest thematic series titled ‘7-tesla neuro MRI: from research to clinic’. 

Helmed by guest editors Professors Luca Roccatagliata (Genoa/Italy) and Mirco Cosottini (Pisa/Italy), the series focuses on describing the state of the art of UHF-MRI neuroimaging studies across different pathologies, as well as related clinical applications.

This thematic series consists of three narrative reviews: the first one, written by Bruschi et al, focuses on the application of 7-T MRI in multiple sclerosis; Vachha and Huang provide an overview of the technical advantages and challenges when performing clinical neuroimaging studies at UHF strength; finally, Düzel et al review the 7-T MR literature reporting the recent studies dealing with the most common neurodegenerative diseases.

The series is brought together by an editorial written by the two guest editors, highlighting the importance, but also the challenges, of using UHF in clinical setting.

  1. In the last 20 years, ultra-high field (UHF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an outstanding research tool for the study of the human brain, with 90 of these scanners installed today, worldwide. The...

    Authors: Mirco Cosottini and Luca Roccatagliata
    Citation: European Radiology Experimental 2021 5:37
  2. Ultra-high-field (UHF) magnetic resonance (MR) scanners, that is, equipment operating at static magnetic field of 7 tesla (7 T) and above, enable the acquisition of data with greatly improved signal-to-noise r...

    Authors: Emrah Düzel, Mauro Costagli, Graziella Donatelli, Oliver Speck and Mirco Cosottini
    Citation: European Radiology Experimental 2021 5:36
  3. Research in ultrahigh magnetic field strength combined with ultrahigh and ultrafast gradient technology has provided enormous gains in sensitivity, resolution, and contrast for neuroimaging. This article provi...

    Authors: Behroze Vachha and Susie Y. Huang
    Citation: European Radiology Experimental 2021 5:35
  4. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is essential for the early diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), for investigating the disease pathophysiology, and for discriminating MS from other neurological diseases. Ultr...

    Authors: Nicolo’ Bruschi, Giacomo Boffa and Matilde Inglese
    Citation: European Radiology Experimental 2020 4:59