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European Journal of Radiology is an international journal which aims to communicate to its readers, state-of-the-art information on imaging developments in the form of high quality original research articles and timely reviews on current developments in the field.

Its audience includes clinicians at all levels of training including radiology trainees, newly qualified imaging specialists and the experienced radiologist. Its aim is to inform efficient, appropriate and evidence-based imaging practice to the benefit of patients worldwide.

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  • Monochromatic X-rays: The future of breast imaging

    Monochromatic X-rays: The future of breast imaging

    Screening mammography for breast cancer detection has led to the development of various imaging modalities. Some utilize ionizing and others non-ionizing radiation. The well-known advantages of X-rays have resulted in various imaging modalities with the intention of enhancing safety and efficacy. Digital mammography spawned the development of several derived technologies, including digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) [1]. Combining DBT with CEDM has been shown to limit the effect of surrounding soft tissue and achieving higher contrast between malignancy and surrounding tissue [2].

Could monochromatic X-rays revolutionize breast imaging?

We are proud to present the latest paper of our ongoing series New Trends in Breast Imaging.

The series is edited and supervised by our associated editor Dr. Matthias Dietzel, MD, MHBA (Erlangen, Germany)

In their groundbreaking work Michael Fishman, PhD (Boston University, USA) and Madan Rehani, PhD (from Massachusetts General Hospital, USA) present a technology using monochromatic S-rays for breast imaging. Please read the article here.

Compared to standard mammography this approach allows for a simpler and more effective breast imaging at dramatically reduced radiation dose, our authors state.

In fact, radiation dose may be reduced by a factor of five to ten while maintaining image quality. So, our authors conclude "Lowering radiation dose (...) implies a major reduction in (...) risk of radiation induced cancers"

Finally, our authors point out a major benefit of the technology. Lower breast compression would be possible, while maintaining image quality. This will be most beneficial for dense and thick breasts.

As any article of our New Trends in Breast Imaging series this article is freely accessible to everyone!

Dr. Pascal A. T. Baltzer


We are delighted that Dr. Pascal A. T. Baltzer has taken on the role of Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Radiology. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Baltzer as he takes up this new role.

Dr. Baltzer serves as a professor in radiology at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided therapy at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Baltzer has ample editorial experience as he worked in various editor positions at the EJR, European Radiology and PLoS One as well as guest editor for Der Radiologe. He is an executive board member of the European Society of Breast Imaging and member of the European Society of Radiology´s research committee and serves in various positions in national and international societies, committees and working groups.

His research interests are focused on evidence-based radiology with practical implications on patient care, biomarkers and clinical decision rules, specifically in oncologic imaging applications and technical developments with a special focus on MR-imaging and MR-spectroscopy. He has published >200 papers, book chapters, and reviews in the field of imaging and he and his co-workers have repeatedly received national and international awards.

It is Dr. Baltzer´s aim to further improve upon the quality, speed and transparency of publishing in the European Journal of Radiology.

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