Cross-pollination among sister pubs parallels imaging's versatility

June 3, 2006

Along with Diagnostic Imaging, CMP Media has several other healthcare publications in its fold. Occasionally, the editorial content of these magazines has relevance to our mission. The cover story this month, "Neuroimaging sharpens focus of mild cognitive impairment," is a prime example. Originally published in Applied Neurology, the article highlights the difficulty in diagnosing MCI-an illusive transitional stage between normal memory problems and Alzheimer's disease-and the promise imaging brings to that pursuit. The authors, Drs. Daniel Silverman and Paul Thompson, are no strangers to the pages of Diagnostic Imaging. Their research has enlightened our readers for years.

Along with Diagnostic Imaging, CMP Media has several other healthcare publications in its fold. Occasionally, the editorial content of these magazines has relevance to our mission. The cover story this month, "Neuroimaging sharpens focus of mild cognitive impairment," is a prime example. Originally published in Applied Neurology, the article highlights the difficulty in diagnosing MCI-an illusive transitional stage between normal memory problems and Alzheimer's disease-and the promise imaging brings to that pursuit. The authors, Drs. Daniel Silverman and Paul Thompson, are no strangers to the pages of Diagnostic Imaging. Their research has enlightened our readers for years.

In July, we will feature an insightful story about imaging schizophrenia that comes from another sister publication, Psychiatric Times. As with Alzheimer's disease, early diagnosis of schizophrenia is challenging. Imaging could provide answers in that quest.

The fact that neurologists, psychiatrists, and other specialists are turning to imaging to help them diagnose disease is not news to Diagnostic Imaging readers. Today's research team is generally a multidisciplinary one, and we regularly feature articles whose authors span several hospital departments.

We routinely report some of the uncomplimentary aspects of imaging's clinical and economic versatility, such as turf battles and Medicare budget cuts. The cross-pollination among CMP Media's sister publications, in essence, parallels the proliferation of imaging among various specialties. The more we recognize this, the better informed you will be.

-Mr. Kaiser is news editor of Diagnostic Imaging.