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Special Issue Title: Advanced techniques and future of cardiovascular imaging

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions:  1 October 2021

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Professor Luca Saba, MD
University of Cagliari, Italy
Interests: Diagnostic Radiology; Magnetic Resonance; Computed Tomography; Imaging; Medical Imaging; Comorbidity; Echocardiography; Atherosclerosis; Image Processing

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Biography: Luca Saba is a professor of radiology and chief of the department of radiology at the University of Cagliari. Dr. Saba’s research fields are focused on multidetector row CT, MR, ultrasound, neuroradiology and diagnostic in vascular sciences. His participation as lead author has resulted in more than 300 high-impact factor, peer-reviewed journal articles and he has served as a reviewer for more than 50 scientific journals. Dr. Saba has won 15 scientific and extracurricular awards during his career. He has written 21 book chapters and is an editor of 14 books in the fields of CT and MR. He is member of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM), European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Italian Association of Neuroradiology (AINR), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) and European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR).


American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, USA
Interests: Imaging Sciences; Biomedical Technologies; Commercialization; 

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Biography: Jasjit S. Suri, PhD, MBA, is an innovator, visionary, scientist, and an internationally known world leader in the field of Biomedical Engineering and its Management. His expertise is Cardiovascular Imaging and Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Suri has published over 100 international journals in CVD area and nearly 100 journals in artificial intelligence area. Dr. Suri is a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, awarded by National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, Fellow of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Fellow of Asia Pacific Vascular Society, and Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is also a recipient of Life Time Achievement Award from Marquis, and Director General's Gold medal in 1980. Currently, Dr. Suri is Chairman of AtheroPoint, Roseville, CA, USA, dedicated to imaging technologies for cardiovascular and stroke. Over his last 25 years in industry, Dr. Suri has published over 750 publications, nearly ~19,000 citations, co-authored 50 books, and have an H-index of 63.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to invite you to be part of this special Issue entitled “Advanced techniques and future of cardiovascular imaging”. This topic represents a fundamental area of intersection between advanced research in the field of imaging and the need of early identification of the atherosclerotic disease, the underlying process of two of the most important causes of death worldwide: ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction.

Despite significant advances in treatment, current conventional screening and diagnostic methods are insufficient to identify the victims before the event occurs even if in the last years the recognition of the role of the vulnerable plaque has opened new windows of opportunity in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

A tremendous evolution in imaging domain has occurred and nowadays Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) are the main non-invasive tools for plaque analysis both in carotid and coronary arteries, whereas other methods such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), and Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) are the main invasive intravascular methods for the assessment of coronary atherosclerosis; conventional Doppler-Ultrasound (US) plays also a major role in the assessment carotid artery atherosclerotic disease.

Until some years ago, imaging exams were mainly “morphological exams” whereas recently we are observing a steady and continuous shift toward the “quantitative imaging”. Radiologists are experiencing in their activity the need and potentiality to detect and stratify pathologies according to quantitative values.

Lastly, we should consider as “future” (but near future) the ongoing revolution presently taking place in the imaging field, which is, Artificial Intelligence and its application to the detection and interpretation of the cardiovascular imaging exams. A growing evolution from the simple machine learning algorithms to the newer and more complex deep learning algorithms is adding new potentialities and also role to the AI in the daily and routine application of these process in the diagnostic day-to-day practice.

In conclusion I warmly invite you to be part of this project covering such fundamental topic!

Prof. Luca Saba and Dr. Jasjit S Suri

Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://rcm.imrpress.org by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1950. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Imaging; Advanced imaging; Carotid disease; Plaque imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Computed Tomography; Ultrasound; Artificial intelligence; Deep learning; Radiomics; Plaque imaging

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Planned Papers

Title: COVID-19 and myocarditis: pathophysiology and diagnosis
Authors: Ayman El-Baz, Luca Saba, and Jasjit S. Suri

Title: Coronary Artery Calcium Reporting and Data System (CAC-DRS): What Radiologists need to know?
Authors: Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek, Dalia Fahmy, Ahmed Shalaby, Fatma Taher, Mohamed Ghazal, Jasjit Suri and Ayman El-Baz

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