An image from the recent review article authored by Adamos Kyriakou, Esra Neufeld, Beat Werner, Margarethus Paulides, Gabor Szekely, and Niels Kuster, entitled “A Review of Numerical and Experimental Compensation Techniques for Skull-Induced Phase Aberrations in Transcranial Focused Ultrasound” (Int. J. Hyperthermia, 2014; 30: 36–46) has been featured on the cover of the journal issue. The paper reviews the current state of tcFUS interventions used in medical centers around the world for treatment of various neuropathic conditions, recently completed and ongoing clinical trials, and reported complications. Various tcFUS techniques, their strengths and shortcomings, as well as the necessary provisions required for the individual techniques to be applied in the clinical environment are critically assessed on the basis of publications from more than 20 years of in vitro, in vivo, and in silico research approaches to corrections of skull-induced aberrations.
The International Journal of Hyperthermia is the official journal of the Society for Thermal Medicine, the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, and the Japanese Society for Thermal Medicine. That this paper was accepted for publication in such a reputable journal is great. That an image from the paper was chosen to adorn the cover is fantastic. A journal cover represents a focal point for the content inside the issue. A cover image, especially from the first issue of the year as in this case, is often featured in the publisher’s marketing campaigns, or might be used on slides during talks at meetings, or be displayed on the walls of offices and corridors in academic institutions. A journal cover image offers increased exposure of the researchers’ work to the wider world. Well done!