It gives me great pleasure to report that the American Journal of Interventional Radiology (IR) had an exceedingly successful inaugural year. We are on track to publish approximately 25 items by the end of November 2018. Accomplishing this in just over a year is a testament to the specialty of IR and the academic nature of the practitioners in this specialty.
This would not have been possible without the support and advice of our Editor-in-chief, Dr. David Waldman, and our consulting editors, Dr. Charles Ray and Dr. Vikram Dogra. I would also like to commend the excellent technical support and publishing services provided by our publishing partner, Scientific Scholar (https://ScientificScholar.com).
IR is changing. In the US, it was the single most competitive specialty for residency training, eclipsing orthopedic surgery, which has traditionally held this title. This is proof that IR is being recognized by medical students as an innovative, patient-centric specialty that is always evolving. We are only limited by the technology available to us. As technical innovation continues, especially in miniaturization and biomolecular engineering, we will continue to innovate and provide minimally invasive treatments to our patients.
Looking back at the diversity of our published articles and our editorial staff, I am proud to say that we represent the most inclusive and diverse collection of minds in IR. The international scope of our journal continues to grow. I thank all authors who have submitted articles over the past year and to readers considering submissions; please help us spread IR across all borders.
With Best Wishes,
Devang Butani, MD, DABR
Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester
Rochester, New York, United States.