It is my distinct pleasure to have Dr Deborah Shatzkes as our Editor for this issue of Neuroimaging Clinics . It gives me great pride to be able to call Deborah a close friend and colleague for nearly 20 years. She is a gifted educator, excellent researcher, and dedicated leader in Head and Neck Radiology. Her practice is 100% Head and Neck Radiology, and therefore, she has tremendous experience and case material.
This issue is focused on craniofacial trauma, which is one of Deborah’s many areas of expertise. This issue is a timely and practical topic that will be pertinent to anyone who interprets cases from the emergency room. The issue begins with an article on optimizing CT technique followed by articles on orbital and facial fractures, soft tissue injuries, skull base trauma, and cerebrovascular injuries. There is an article dedicated to pediatric craniofacial trauma that focuses on the unique aspects of pediatric trauma compared with adult trauma. This issue is further enhanced by the inclusion of an ophthalmologist to provide important clinical context to this material.
I sincerely thank Dr Shatzkes for this important contribution, which will be an instant “classic.” More importantly, I also want to thank Deborah for being such a wonderful friend, colleague, and confidant throughout my professional career.