RSNA names Gary Luker editor of new cancer imaging journal

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s Board of Directors has appointed Gary Luker, MD, as editor of Radiology: Imaging Cancer, its new online journal, according to an RSNA news release.  

The specialized journal is set to launch in fall 2019 and will cover clinical and translational cancer imaging studies regarding various organ systems and modalities, including leading-edge technological developments.  

Luker is currently a professor of radiology, microbiology and immunology and biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also an associate chair for the university’s department of radiology and is an attending physician at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  

“I am delighted that RSNA is founding a new journal dedicated to cancer imaging,” Luker said in a prepared statement. “I want this new journal to become a must-read, not only for imaging specialists, but also for people outside the field who want to advance imaging science and research for drug development and precision medicine in cancer. I am honored to be selected as editor.”  

Luker has held various editorial and peer review positions as well as served on multiple editorial boards for numerous academic journals including the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Pediatric Radiology and Tomography, according to the release.  

During his career, he has co-authored more than 145 peer reviewed articles and has held various roles in multiple professional societies, including the RSNA Molecular Imaging Committee and the National Institutes of Health. He currently serves on the molecular imaging committees of the American College of Radiology and the American Board of Radiology.  

“Gary Luker’s dedication and vast knowledge of cancer research makes him the ideal person to helm RSNA’s new journal, Radiology: Imaging Cancer,” said Mary Mahoney, MD, RSNA board liaison for publications and communications, in a prepared statement. “The RSNA Board eagerly anticipates the launch of this exciting new journal.”