Investigative Radiology

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Investigative Radiology  
Discipline Radiology
Language English
Edited by Val Murray Runge
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
Standard abbreviations
Invest. Radiol.
ISSN 0020-9996 (print)
1536-0210 (web)
OCLC no. 730022217

Investigative Radiology is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Wolters Kluwer). It covers research on diagnostic imaging, focusing on magnetic resonance, computed tomography, ultrasound, digital subtraction angiography, and new technologies. An additional focus is that of contrast media research, primarily for diagnostic imaging but also in the field of theranostics. The editor-in-chief is Val M. Runge (Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern).[1]


The journal was established in 1966 with S. David Rockoff as the founding editor until 1976. Other editors have been Richard H. Greenspan (1976-1984), Charles E. Putman (1984-1989), and Bruce J. Hillman (1990-1994). Val M. Runge has served as editor since 1994.[2]

The journal was originally published by J.B. Lippincott (now Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer). Between 1966-1984 the journal appeared bimonthly but with the growth of radiology as a field, the frequency was increased to 9 issues in 1985, and to monthly in 1986.[3] Each year, one or more special issues are published focusing on a single topic.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Current Contents/Life Sciences, BIOSIS Previews,[4] and Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed.[5] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 6.224, ranking it 7th out of 128 journals in the category "Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging".[6]


  1. ^ "Editorial Board". Investigative Radiology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  2. ^ Rockoff, SD (1990). "The founding and the early years of Investigative Radiology". Invest. Radiol. 25 (4): 313–317. 
  3. ^ Hillman, BJ (1990). "Twenty-five years of the best of Investigative Radiology". Invest. Radiol. 25 (4): 347–350. 
  4. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Investigative Radiology". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017. 

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