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Introducing a new series, “Images in Thorax”
With the exponential increase in medical knowledge there is a constant flow of new data. Parallel with the rapid expansion of knowledge has been the development of many new and exciting imaging and diagnostic techniques. At a cellular level, newer molecular techniques have allowed us to describe and display normal as well as pathological processes at a level unimaginable in the recent past.
We would like to build on the recent advances in imaging and in techniques available to process pathological specimens in a new series in Thorax. This new series will be called “Images in Thorax”. Submissions should normally consist of an interesting radiological image, photograph, and/or pathological specimen. In addition to radiological or pathological images, there will also be an opportunity to submit interesting photographs from diagnostic procedures. The ability to correlate anatomical and pathological images has been a cornerstone of medical education for centuries. Priority will be given to images that incorporate newer technologies which provide original insights into pulmonary disease.
The images should be submitted with a 100–150 word commentary and, at most, one or two key references. It is anticipated that a maximum of two images will be displayed but, in most cases, one image should suffice. Ideally, the commentary should emphasise some key learning points which have a practical impact on pulmonary medicine.
These submissions will be reviewed by the series editors but will not be externally reviewed and, although included in the table of contents, will not be cited on Medline. We look forward to seeing these submissions. It is intended that they will be posted on the Thorax website and, in time, will become a valuable educational resource, especially for physicians and other healthcare workers in training.