VIDEO Totally relatable Tom Brady fired a strike from a yacht to

first_img Advertisement Tom Brady has been engaged in a battle for the hearts and minds of Patriots nation, and even though Brady was a no show at OTA’s he did get in some reps during a Tag Heuer promotional event on a yacht in Monaco.With more people dressed in white than a Puff Daddy Hampton’s party, Brady showed he’s in midseason form by firing a strike while standing on a yacht to Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo on a neighboring boat. Give Ricciardo credit, he made a nice grab and got two feet down just like Julian Edelman. We’ll call the play ‘Boats and Go’s.’Tom Brady continues to be so relatable. Watch him impress the gathered crowd of Zoolanders with the old yacht toss trick.Before getting on the yacht, @danielricciardo was challenged to catch a ball launched at full speed by #TomBrady. Check out the video with @bellahadid and @gerihalliwell cheering them on! #DontCrackUnderPressure #TAGHeuerIsMotorRacing #F1 #MonacoGP #Monaco250 pic.twitter.com/NzKeMkduIz— TAG Heuer (@TAGHeuer) May 27, 2018last_img read more

Amazon Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » 6 min read June 5, 2015 Amazon.com Inc is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.Academic institutions and healthcare companies are picking sides between their cloud computing offerings – Google Genomics or Amazon Web Services – spurring the two to one-up each other as they win high-profile genomics business, according to interviews with researchers, industry consultants and analysts.    That growth is being propelled by, among other forces, the push for personalized medicine, which aims to base treatments on a patient’s DNA profile. Making that a reality will require enormous quantities of data to reveal how particular genetic profiles respond to different treatments.Already, universities and drug manufacturers are embarking on projects to sequence the genomes of hundreds of thousands of people. The human genome is the full complement of DNA, or genetic material, a copy of which is found in nearly every cell of the body.Clients view Google and Amazon as doing a better job storing genomics data than they can do using their own computers, keeping it secure, controlling costs and allowing it to be easily shared.The cloud companies are going beyond storage to offer analytical functions that let scientists make sense of DNA data. Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines are also competing for a slice of the market. The “cloud” refers to data or software that physically resides in a server and is accessible via the internet, which allows users to access it without downloading it to their own computer.Now an estimated $100 million to $300 million business globally, the cloud genomics market is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2018, said research analyst Daniel Ives of investment bank FBR Capital. By that time, the entire cloud market should have $50 billion to $75 billion in annual revenue, up from about $30 billion now.”The cloud is the entire future of this field,” Craig Venter, who led a private effort to sequence the human genome in the 1990s, said in an interview. His new company, San Diego-based Human Longevity Inc, recently tried to import genomic data from servers at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland.The transmission was so slow, scientists had to resort to sending disks and thumb drives by FedEx and human messengers, or “sneakernet,” he said. The company now uses Amazon Web Services.So does a collaboration between Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health Systems to sequence 250,000 genomes. Raw DNA data is uploaded to Amazon’s cloud, where software from privately-held DNAnexus assembles the millions of chunks into the full, 3-billion-letter long genome.DNAnexus’s algorithms then determine where an individual genome differs from the “reference” human genome, the company’s chief scientist Dr. David Shaywitz said, in hopes of identifying new drug targets.Hosting for FreeShowing how important Google and Amazon view this business, and how they hope to use existing customers to lure future ones, each is hosting well-known genomics datasets for free.Neither company discloses the amount of genomics data it holds, but based on interviews with analysts and genomic scientists, as well as the companies’ own announcements of what customers they’ve won, Amazon Web Services may be bigger.Data from the “1000 Genomes Project,” an international public-private effort that identified genetic variations found in at least 1 percent of humans, reside at both Amazon and Google “without charge,” said Kathy Cravedi of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the project’s sponsors.Other paying clients with a more specific focus are picking sides.Google, for instance, won a project from the Autism Speaks foundation to collect and analyze the genomes of 10,000 affected children and their parents for clues to the genetic basis of autism.Another customer is Tute Genomics, whose database of 8.5 billion human DNA variants can be searched for how frequently any given variant appears, what traits it’s associated with and how people with a certain variant respond to particular drugs.Amazon is hosting the Multiple Myeloma Foundation’s project to collect complete-genome sequences and other data from 1,000 patients to identify new drug targets. It also won the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, which has similar aims.Amazon charges about $4 to $5 a month to store one full human genome, and Google about $3 to $5 a month. The companies also charge for data transfers or computing time, as when scientists run analytical software on stored data.Amazon’s database-analysis tool, Redshift, costs 25 cents an hour or $1,000 per terabyte per year, the company said. A terabyte is 1 trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes, about enough to hold 300 hours of high-quality video.Genetic GoldAnother part of the cloud services’ pitch to would-be customers is that their analytic tools can fish out genetic gold – a drug target, say, or a DNA variant that strongly predicts disease risk – from a sea of data. Any discoveries made through such searches belong to the owners of the data.”On the local university server it might take months to run a computationally-intense” analysis, said Alzheimer’s project leader Dr. Gerard Schellenberg of the University of Pennsylvania. “On Amazon, it’s, ‘how fast do you need it done?’, and they do it.”Another selling point is security. Universities are “generally pretty porous,” said Ryan Permeh, chief scientist at cybersecurity company Cylance Inc., of Irvine, California, and the security of federal government computers is “not at the top of the class.”   While academic and pharmaceutical research projects are the biggest customers for genomics cloud services, they will be overtaken by clinical applications in the next 10 years, said Google Genomics director of engineering David Glazer.Individual doctors will regularly access a cloud service to understand how a patient’s genetic profile affects his risk of various diseases or his likely response to medication.”We are at that transition point now,” Glazer said.Matt Wood, general manager for Data Science at Amazon Web Services, sees cloud demand in genomics now as “a perfect storm,” as the amount of data being created, the need for collaboration and the move of genomics into clinical care accelerate.Experts on DNA and data say without access to the cloud, modern genomics would grind to a halt.Bioinformatics expert Dr. Atul Butte of the University of California, San Francisco, said that now, when researchers at different universities are jointly working on NIH and other genomic data, they don’t have to figure out how to make their computers talk to each other. In March, NIH cleared the way for major research on the cloud when it began allowing scientists to upload important genomic data.”My response was, it’s about time,” Butte said.(Reporting by Sharon Begley and Caroline Humer; Editing by Michele Gershberg and John Pickering) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

A Robotic Lawn Mower Gets FCC Approval

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters 2 min read The future of free-wheeling automated yard work took a step closer to American consumers on Wednesday after U.S. regulators gave robot maker iRobot Corp Inc technical clearance to make and sell a robotic lawn mower.The Bedford, Massachusetts-based company, known for its robot vacuum cleaner Roomba, has designed a robot lawn mower that would wirelessly connect with stakes in the ground operating as signal beacons, rising above the ground by as much as 24 inches (61 cm).Automated grass-mowers have spread across Europe in recent years. In the United States, iRobot told the FCC its competitors only offer hands-free mowers that require underground fences or other elaborate setups.IRobot’s stake design, however, required a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission to make sure that transmissions between its machines and the antennas wouldn’t interfere with other devices using the same frequencies.The FCC usually prohibits the operation of “fixed outdoor infrastructure” transmitting low-power radio signal without a license, and iRobot’s lawn mower beacons fell in that category.The National Radio Astronomy Observatory had fought iRobot’s waiver request, saying the lawn mowers would interfere with its telescopes. But the regulators waived the rules for iRobot, saying its beacon design should be safe with the promised limitations on height, signal strength and use in residential areas.”The FCC’s assessment agrees with our analysis that the technology will not have a negative impact on radio astronomy,” iRobot’s spokesman said in a statement welcoming the FCC’s move.”The FCC’s decision will allow iRobot to continue exploring the viability of wideband, alongside other technologies, as part of a long-term product exploration effort in the lawn mowing category.”(Reporting by Alina Selyukh; Editing by Alan Crosby) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 13, 2015 Register Now »last_img read more

What Every Entrepreneur Must Know About Artificial Intelligence

first_imgJanuary 15, 2019 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Artificial intelligence continues to be increasingly used throughout the general public and businesses to enhance consumer experiences. Research from Gartner predicts AI will generate a business value of $2.9 trillion by 2022. It’s making doing business easier because it offers entrepreneurs several benefits that can help them grow their businesses. Here’s how:1. Artificial intelligence helps increase efficiency.Being able to run your business efficiently is essential to maximizing your resources. It also helps you save time and money for your business in the long run. AI helps entrepreneurs increase operational efficiency. For example, you can create speech recognition software applications that help doctors of your medical practice take notes aloud. This removes the need to handle the transcription of notes that medical billers and coders need to effectively process invoices.You can even use AI-powered voice assistants to help increase efficiency in the office and assist you with scheduling meetings, setting up reminders and recording points you need to discuss in a team meeting or client presentation.Related: How AI and Data Science are Poised to Drive Significant Changes for Enterprises in 20192. Artificial intelligence enhances productivity.If you’re looking for a way to increase your businesses performance and output, then AI offers some promising results. With AI, you can enhance productivity. For example, you can build software to speed up the process of tracking inventory for your warehouse or manufacturing facility. AI can also be helpful in improving the productivity of procuring leads for your business.For instance, Harley Davidson employed an AI-powered marketing platform to increase its daily lead generation. This led the company to realize a 2,930 percent increase in leads over three months since its implementation. With increased productivity and speed, you can leverage the power AI to scale your business, too.3. Businesses can increase automation with artificial intelligence.Automating manual tasks can help your business save time and money so you can continuously grow. With AI-powered software applications, businesses can expect to increase automation. For instance, you can create software applications to automate business processes and save time in manual labor.Walmart used robot process automation (RPA) technology and automated a variety of business processes with the help of an estimated 500 bots, including retrieving relevant data from audit documents and answering questions from employees. This helps remove repetitive tasks from workers’ responsibilities as well as enables the business to scale its automation intelligently for efficient operations.Related: The Shape of Things to Come4. You can enhance customer experience.Improving your customers’ experiences means being available to assist them when they need you the most. However, humans cannot single-handedly be available around the clock. It also can become increasingly expensive to run an operation that supports a workforce of employees with multiple shifts, especially if your business is just starting out.However, chatbots can help amplify your workforce and enhance the customer experience. For example, you can use chatbots to improve customer service. These AI-powered software algorithms can be present to answer frequently asked questions and take care of tasks when human workers cannot.Chatbots are part of why travel booking companies, such as Expedia, can improve the customer experience during the booking process. For instance, these companies can leverage machine learning to analyze the customer’s browsing patterns and have the chatbots suggest places to book for travel even when human operators are not available.This helps provide customers with support on-demand by giving answers to customer questions instantly and adds value that helps enhance their experiences with the business. You can also create voice assistants to help improve customers lives by enhancing audio search and making it easier to find the answers they need without having to read or search a menu.5. Artificial intelligence helps reduce the probability of errors.Human errors can be costly to any business operation. But with the power of AI, you can reduce the chances of human error. You can create AI-powered software applications that focus on reducing errors and enhancing accuracy when reviewing documents, inputting data and conducting other administrative tasks.For instance, JP Morgan’s legal team has been able to leverage the power of AI to reduce errors while only taking seconds to analyze thousands of documents. When you’re able to reduce the time it takes to review large sets of data or complete several tasks, you can save on costs over time.Related: Five Reasons Why Chatbots are the Future of Customer Service6. Artificial intelligence facilitates creativity.It’s important to be innovative if you want your business to stay competitive, and creativity is an important step to achieve innovation. AI can help bolster creativity. For example, you can use RPA to remove repetitive tasks from human laborers, such as running and creating reports or analyzing inventory management. This saves time for your employees so they can dedicate more time to creative tasks.7. You can improve your return on investment.With the help of AI, you can improve your ROI. When your business operation is functioning efficiently, and your team can focus on important tasks that enhance productivity and contribute directly to your business’ revenue, such as strategic planning and design, you can gain a better return on your investment. That’s because you enhance productivity and efficiency when you can support accuracy, workflow management and improve customers’ experiences that result in retention and increased revenue.last_img read more

Remote Mobile Payment Market to hit 4490 CAGR Growth by 2026

first_imgGlobal Remote Mobile Payment Market valued approximately USD 1707.22 billion in 2018 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 44.90% over the forecast period 2019-2026. The Remote Mobile Payment Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. The Remote mobile payment occurs when the retailer is far off, and a customer wishes to purchase goods via SMS text message or mobile website with their mobile phones. Remote mobile payment offers a secure and safe payment method. The data security is precisely maintained and with advancement in technology the remote mobile payment option is also being developed further. The remote mobile payment technology is being used in various sectors such as retail, IT, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare and many more. Rising penetration of smartphones in both the developed and developing countries, emergence of near field communication and rising adoption of big data and Internet of Things are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period.Request for a sample copy of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3199902?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNMoreover, rising government initiatives and technological innovations that has enabled real time authentication of personnel’s is the factors that likely to create numerous opportunity in the near future. However, data security concerns and complications associated with processing mobile payments such as threat of financial details of the card owner are the factors that hampering the growth of the market during the forecast period.The regional analysis of Global Remote Mobile Payment Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to rising adoption of smartphones among people and early adoption of latest technology in the region. Europe is also estimated to grow at significant growth rate in the global Remote Mobile Payment market due to rising government initiatives to promote digital currency over the upcoming years. Further, Asia-Pacific is also anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2019-2026 due to large consumer base of smartphone in the region.The major market player included in this report are: Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., Dh Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Xiaomi, Visa Inc.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Request for a Discount Sample @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3199902?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNBy Type:Peer-to-PeerM-commerceBy Application:RetailHospitality and TourismIT & TelecommunicationBFSIMedia and EntertainmentOthersBy Regions:North America- U.S., CanadaEurope- UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, JapanLatin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2016, 2017Base year – 2018Forecast period – 2019 to 2026Target Audience of the Global Waterjet Cutting Machine Consumables Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsAccess Full Summery @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/3199902/global-remote-mobile-payment-market-size-study?utm_source=SHASHITable of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Remote Mobile Payment Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3 Remote Mobile Payment Market DynamicsChapter 4 Remote Mobile Payment Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by ApplicationChapter 6 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7 Remote Mobile Payment Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8 Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9.    Research Process9.1.    Research Process9.1.1.    Data Mining9.1.2.    Analysis9.1.3.    Market Estimation9.1.4.    Validation9.1.5.    Publishing9.1.6.    Research AssumptionAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Load AMP articles in Google Chrome on the desktop

first_imgLoad AMP articles in Google Chrome on the desktop by Martin Brinkmann on January 09, 2019 in Google Chrome – Last Update: January 09, 2019 – 11 commentsGoogle is pushing Accelerated Mobile Pages, AMP, heavily in an effort to improve performance and other metrics no mobile devices.The main goal of AMP is to speed up the mobile web and this is achieved, at least partially, by restricting AMP pages.AMP is only available in supporting mobile browsers; Chrome for desktop systems does not display or load AMP pages by default but the regular pages on sites even if those sites support AMP.Tip: find out how to disable AMP on mobile browsers.AMP Browser Extension is an extension for Google Chrome, and likely other Chromium-based browsers, to load these AMP pages on the desktop.All that it takes is to install the browser extension in Chrome to enable AMP support in the browser. The extension requests permissions to access data on all sites open in the browser.It adds an icon to the Chrome toolbar that acts as a toggle to enable or disable AMP functionality.AMP icons are displayed next to article pages on Google Search if the articles support AMP. Articles supporting AMP are loaded in that version when activated by the user.A core difference between the loading of AMP articles on mobile browsers that support it and the extension is that the  loading URL is different.On mobiles such as Chrome, google.com is shown as the URL for the article; when using the extension, ampproject.org is used as the URL to display the article.The extension supports Google AMP Cache for even faster load times and sends the Save Data header by default.AMP Browser Extension is developed by the creators of AMP Browser, a Chromium-based web browser that supports AMP and MIP (Mobile Instant Pages) pages on the desktop.Options are provided to control the three core features — loading of AMP and MIP pages, use of Google AMP Cache and the sending of the Save Data header — and to add sites to the list of exclusions.The last option loads the regular page on the site and not the AMP/MIP page even if it exists.The source code of the extension is available on GitHub.Closing Words and verdictAmp Browser Extension loads AMP and MIP pages in desktop versions of Google Chrome; this speeds up the loading time of pages that support these technologies especially on slower devices or devices with slow Internet connections.The extension does not turn regular sites into AMP sites so that the benefit of using it is only available when pages are opened that support AMP or MIP.Now You: What is your take on AMP?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 1 votes Software Name AMP Browser ExtensionSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/amp-browser-extension/mccnchmofleakpdohkmljohfckgpdehb/ Advertisementlast_img read more

Mozilla might launch Firefox Premium in 2019

first_imgMozilla might launch Firefox Premium in 2019 by Martin Brinkmann on June 09, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: June 11, 2019 – 69 commentsMozilla CEO Chris Beard confirmed in an interview  that the organization plans to offer premium services in the near future.Mozilla is aware of the organization’s dependency on search and the revenue that it brings in. About 90% of the overall revenue of Mozilla comes from search deals at the time of writing, the remaining ten percent from Pocket, donations, and other revenue sources.Firefox Premium is an attempt to diversify Mozilla’s revenue without limiting or restricting any of the existing services.Beard mentions a VPN service as an example of a premium service. Mozilla could offer a free basic VPN service to all of its users and a paid version with improved functionality and features on top of that.The practice is not uncommon; several VPN providers offer a free basic version with limited bandwidth, server availability or speed, and an upgraded paid product that does away with the limits or extends them. It is unclear if the VPN service would be run by Mozilla or if the organization would cooperate with an existing provider.Mozilla did cooperate with ProtonVPN in the past already to offer VPN services to Firefox users.The only other service that Beard mentions in the interview is a data storage service but no information was provided in the interview. Companies that offer data storage services often use a freemium model as well. Users may sign up and get a couple of Gigabytes of storage as free users; those that require more may pay a monthly or yearly fee to get more online storage.Beard mentioned that Mozilla is considering several premium service options and that Mozilla is aiming for an official release in October 2019.Mozilla plans to launch individual services in the future. The interview suggests that the organization could launch these services for free initially and premium options later on.Tip: Check out the best VPN add-ons for Firefox.Dave Camp, Senior Vice President of Firefox, provided the following comment in an email:”We were founded on the belief that the internet should be open and accessible to all. A high-performing, free and private-by-default Firefox browser will continue to be central to our core service offerings. We also recognize that there are consumers who want access to premium offerings, and we can serve those users too without compromising the development and reach of the existing products and services that Firefox users know and love.”Closing WordsFirefox Premium services could launch as early as October of 2019. The services could diversify Mozilla’s revenue streams significantly. It is clear that Mozilla wants to reduce the reliance on search deals especially since the revenue depends to a large part on one of its competitors in the browser market, Google.A Google not-renewing the search deal scenario looms over Mozilla’s head even though it is unlikely that this is going to happen. Google could negotiate with an iron fist perfectly knowing that Mozilla does not have lots of choices when it comes to search deals partners.The only viable candidate left would be Microsoft and the company’s Bing search engine. Microsoft did make search deals in the past with companies like Yahoo or more recently Verizon.If Mozilla gets the premium services right, it could very well establish services that surpass search revenue in the long run. The organization needs to stay true to the attributes it stands for, especially when it comes to privacy, openness, and a user-focused appraoch to things.I don’t mind the release of premium services by Mozilla provided that core Firefox remains untouched (which it will) and that these services are reasonably priced and have a strong focus on privacy.Now You: What is your take on Firefox Premium?SummaryArticle NameMozilla might launch Firefox Premium in 2019DescriptionMozilla CEO Chris Beard confirmed in an interview  that the organization plans to offer premium services in the near future.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

School director opposed to antibullying videos resigns says she was bullied

first_imgOklahoma school district shuts down after parents threaten trans studentBullied lesbian teacher in California receives support from studentsChief Rabbi publishes groundbreaking guidance for LGBTI students in Orthodox schoolsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/school-director-opposed-anti-bullying-videos-resigns/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A school director from Pennsylvania recently resigned in an abrupt one-sentence letter. Her resignation came after confrontations with the former superintendent, including ones about anti-bullying messages for LGBTI students. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Carol Allen resigned from the East Penn School Board on 4 September.This is the letter she sent to to School Board President Ken Bacher: ‘Ken, This is to inform you that I am resigning from the East Penn School Board effective immediately. Carol Allen.’A retired teacher, Bacher accepted her resignation, although he reportedly said he did not know why she resigned.Prior to her resignation, Allen had numerous disagreements with the former superintendent, Michael Schilder.One of the disagreements was about Emmaus High School’s gay-straight alliance. The group showed anti-bullying videos in support of LGBTI students in April during the school announcements.At a June school meeting, Allen and the Lehigh Valley Tea Party reportedly expressed anger at the videos. Along with the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, they were upset about the videos being shown without parental consent.This was one of the videos:[embedded content]center_img Not allowed ever | Photo: Flickr/Chris Jepsen According to reports, Allen said Schilder bullied her at a meeting last July. She wanted to attend an orientaiton for students in summer school and was denied.She also allegedly tried to stop a youth survey, which provided information about students’ relationships and feelings towards bullying and mental health.The school board is currently seeking her replacement.H/t: The Morning CallMore from Gay Star NewsOpen letter to folks waving their LGBTI kid off to college for the first timeMore Yale incoming freshman identify as LGBTI than conservativeEllen DeGeneres surprises gay valedictorian kicked out of home with amazing giftGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

Playa Xcalacoco gets public services added to Blue Flag application

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — In a bid to apply for Blue Flag status, the beach at Xcalacoco in Playa del Carmen has been outfitted with bathrooms, showers and changing rooms.The completed project was inaugurated at Playa Xcalcoco in a ceremony headed by the stand-in Municipal President of Solidarity, Samaria Angulo Sala. The Director of Zofemat in Solidarity, Hugo Uribe, was also on hand for the inaguration.Hugo Uribe explained that “This work is a coordinated effort between the concessionaires and the municipal government. What is intended here is to provide services so that citizens can enjoy the beaches, go with their family and have access to showers, toilets, an information module, security and public services.”The municipality of Solaridad has applied for Blue Flag status for several beaches this year. On the application list are Xcalacoco, Playa 88, Bahía de Kantenah and Punt Esmeralda, all of which have experienced upgrades including beach cleaning and public services.There is no word yet on if any of the beaches have been awarded with the status.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dry law in effect this weekend for Cancun Riviera Maya

first_img The dry law is based on article 310 of the Law on Electoral Institutions and Procedures and Article 10 of the Law on the Sale and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages. The dry law will affect all establishments except tourist areas that serve food. La Secretaría de Finanzas y Planeación says that as of midnight Saturday June 1, a prohibition for the sale of alcohol will be in effect due to the June 2 political elections. Cancun, Q.R. — Due to the upcoming elections, the government of Mexico has announced the implementation of the dry law, which will be in effect this weekend. The Mexican Electoral Law establishes that during electoral days, authorities of each state may establish measures to limit the hours of service in which alcohol is served and/or sold. Authorities say they will be monitoring businesses that sell alcohol to ensure everyone complies with the rules.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Wednesday, April 24. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 19:35Crash in Doxey#Stafford Red Watch attended 2 car collision in #Doxey with @OFFICIALWMAS & @StaffsPolice. Thankfully no serious injuries, vehicles made safe. #notjustfires pic.twitter.com/n94YTwvIOs— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) April 24, 201917:26Six-minute delays on A500Queuing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Travel time is six minutes. 17:04Breakdown on M6A broken down car transporter has closed lane 1 on #M6 southbound between #junction 19 over tabley and # junction 18 holmes chapel. Sorry for any delay in area. #Traffic Officers at scene and dealing @NWmwaypolice— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) April 24, 201916:51Arrest made after bin arson attackOvernight there have been a series of bins set alight in the town centre. Following CCTV enquires by local officers, a Male has now been arrested on suspicion of Arson. ���� pic.twitter.com/e4b1VpsmAa— Hanley Police (@Hanleypolice) April 24, 201916:42Four-minute delays in Trent ValeSlow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is four minutes. 16:34Getting busier on the D-Road Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Northbound between A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). 16:34Congestion in Joiners SquareUsual congestion on A52 Leek Road in both directions at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square).16:34Downpour slows M6 trafficStop-start traffic on M6 in both directions between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.The cameras show that there has been a recent downpour in the area. 16:25Take care out there!With a yellow weather ⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ in place for the region for #thunderstorms & heavy rain please take care on your drive home this afternoon & adjust your driving to the road conditions #drivetoarrive pic.twitter.com/ogm6PNLcW8— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) April 24, 201916:22Take care on wet roads⚠️ roads are more likely to be slippery after rain ☔️ falls following a long dry period, this is due to the usual rubber,oil & bitumen not being washed away. Take care and drive to the conditions �� pic.twitter.com/bag1hczHwP— Staffs Police TST (@Tactical_Police) April 24, 201916:11Busy in SmallthorneHeavy traffic on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts). 15:54Congestion on Vicky RoadUsual congestion on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road. 15:54Trouble on the M6#M6 northbound between j5 #CastleBromwich & J6 #SpagettiJunction Lanes 1, 2 & 3 of 4 is closed due to a multi vehicle collision— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) April 24, 201915:29Drugs arrests in CannockTwo men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a stop in Cannock yesterday afternoon (April 23). The men were arrested after a car was stopped in Foster Avenue at 5.30pm. A 28-year-old from West Bromwich was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and possession of an offensive weapon. A 31-year-old from Castle Vale in Birmingham was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. 15:25Storms a-comin’#Thunderstorms have now developed across the Midlands and are heading their way northwards – stay #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/w8NVnQdKdc— Met Office (@metoffice) April 24, 201915:25Congestion in Trent ValeUsual congestion on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 13:17Leek Road busy but movingThe A52 Leek Road is busy but moving near Hanley.13:17Slow traffic at Smallthorne RoundaboutSlow traffic reported at Smallthorne roundabouts.13:16Queueing traffic on the A530 at MiddlewichQueueing traffic on A530 Middlewich Road in both directions near the Rising Sun Inn. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights are in operation.12:58Woman jailed for selling puppies without licence after police find 39 dogs Police also found false documents including vaccination certificates and Kennel Club papers. More here. 11:26Weather warning for thunderstorms issued for North StaffordshireThe warning is in force throughout the afternoon and into this evening. More here 09:10Lane closed on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from Stafford Services to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed. 07:58Reports of collision in NantwichWe’re getting reports of a collision on London Road in Nantwich07:44Usual congestion on A50Usual congestion on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 07:40Leek Road busy but movingA52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square).07:33Youths charged following robberies in Staffordshire townThe pair will appear in court later today. More here.07:14Slow traffic on A50Slow traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). In the roadworks area.Due to a lane closure.07:13Queueing traffic on A500Queueing traffic on A500 in both directions at M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). 07:13Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of three) is closed.07:13Good morningWe’ll be bringing you the latest news and travel updates throughout the day. Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes last_img read more

Vehicles collide just outside Ladysmith on N11

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Two vehicles collided on Saturday night (July 14) on the N11 near Ladysmith Motel.Luckily, none of the occupants were injured in the collision.Emergency personnel, Public Safety and a towing service responded to the scene.Traffic flow was disrupted until the vehicles involved in the crash were moved off the roadway.Also read: Watch: 5 people injured after crash into embankment near Windsor DamAlso read: Video Included: 7 dead in horror crash on the R74 just outside Bergville Also read: Watch: 7 dead and 4 seriously injured in crash near LadysmithMany motorists stopped to see what was going on.One of the vehicles had to be towed away from the scene.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

School holiday tip Drivers be more cautious and take note of children

first_imgDrivers have the responsibility of noting that there will be more child pedestrians during holidays and are asked to be extra cautious, drive slowly and ensure that all their car lights are working.Many children play outside and play different types of sports in their yard, but bear in mind that balls do get thrown out into the road, which causes many children to be out of their premises to fetch the ball, and anything can happen.With this in mind, drivers are urged to be more cautious.Many children are seen riding their bicycles on roads and taking walks with their friends to tuck shops, etc. So, when driving, do not speed – bear in mind the safety of our kids. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Whether your kids are playing in the road outside your property, are in a vehicle with you, or using public transport, always do your best to ensure their well-being.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Is your dog missing

first_imgClick to receive news links viaWhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! A dog was spotted roaming the old golf course area yesterday (March 25).The dog is a white Alsatian cross Husky with blue eyes.Read more:Help find missing dog in LadysmithAlso read: Help find missing dogsThe dog was last seen near the Pinkster Protestante Kerk in the early hours of Saturday morning. It was seen running around and seems to be well taken care of.If this is your dog, you are urged to look around the old golf course area. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img

Have your dogs gone missing

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Four dogs at the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) are looking for loving homes with caring owners.A crossbreed dog was found in Modelkloof and a Pit Bull in Ezakheni A-Section. If these dogs belong to you, please contact the league as soon as possible.The league urgently needs a stationery cupboard. If you have one and are willing to donate it, please contact Annamarie Koen.A heartfelt thanks to Pierre Massyn, “Anonymous” for the towels, Mortimer Toyota and Signrex for all your contributions towards the league.The AACL will be holding its AGM on Wednesday, September 14, at the Catholic Hall. All are welcome to attend.The annual Dog-a-Thon will take place on Saturday, September 17, at Egerton’s Agar Field. There will be many categories your dog can enter, so join the dynamic team for a fun-filled afternoon and support the league. The event will start at 2pm.If you are interested in making a contribution towards the AACL or you have a query, pay a visit to the kennels or contact Annamarie on 076-151-1784.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img Share Tweet Submit This is an ultra hot one. You can treat yourself to a brand new LIFX A19, color-changing smart bulb for a low price of just $37.99 instead of $60 straight from Amazon.LIFX and Philips have managed to make a big name for themselves in the smart home space over the past few years. But options from both companies are extremely expensive, therefore shooing people away from making an investment in the hardware being offered.However, thanks to the might of Amazon and its greatness of offering discounts on a regular basis, you too can get the taste of the best without having to bust your wallet wide open. Today, you can pick up the LIFX A19 WiFi smart bulb for a low price of just $37.99 instead of $60.When bought, plugged in, you’ll realize that this bulb does not feature a hub at all. Instead, it just connects straight with your existing WiFi network. Basically, you can get on the smart home bandwagon without having to spend additional money on supporting hardware with LIFX, totally unlike Philips and its Hue range of accessories and devices that require a hub to work.The LIFX A19 bulb can cycle through millions of colors, has a 75W equivalent output and features a total lifespan of 22.8 years based on 3 hours a day usage. What’s more interesting is the fact that this bulb works seamlessly with Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. What does that mean, you ask? It means that you can control this marvelous lightbulb straight from your phone or tablet using the power of your voice.If you are interested, you can pick up the bulb from the link below. Just remember one thing before you go ahead – don’t forget to clip the on-page coupon for an additional 5% off during checkout. This will ensure that the price comes down to $37.99 from the already-discounted $39.99 price point.Buy LIFX (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb, Adjustable, Multicolor, Dimmable, No Hub Required – Was $60, Now just $37.99last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 24, 2008 KARL STORZ Offers New Flexible High Quality Image Video Cystoscope Technology | Lung Cancer | October 05, 2018 Body Vision Medical Announces Release of LungVision Body Vision Medical, a medical device company specializing in lung cancer diagnostics, announced the launch of its… read more News | Endoscopes | March 14, 2019 Hologic Receives CE Mark for Three-in-One Omni Hysteroscope Hologic Inc. announced it has received a CE mark in Europe for its Omni hysteroscope, a three-in-one modular scope with… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The new Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) MR application in Synapse 3Dcenter_img Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 08, 2019 Fujifilm Launches Latest Synapse 3D Version at HIMSS 2019 Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. will debut the latest version of its Synapse 3D solution at the Healthcare Information… read more Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: Virtual Endoscopic Navigation Planning Tool For Pancreatic Cancer This is an example of a new endoscopic 3-D imaging simulator created from a patient’s computed tomography (CT) scan u read more Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: Virtual Endoscopic Peritoneal Inflation on Imaging for Procedure Preplanning This is an example of a new endoscopic virtual peritoneal inflation tool on the patient’s computed tomography (CT) im read more June 25, 2008 – KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. recently launched the Flexible Video Cystoscope that offers the versatility of a flexible endoscope and the advantages of advanced distal chip technology in a device that offers image quality usually associated with rigid endoscopes.Conventional flexible cystoscopes use optical fibers to carry images from the scope tip to the eyepiece, generating images that typically have a pixilated “screen door effect,” the company said. The distal chip design addresses this issue, and by placing the CCD at the scope tip, the company said it has the convenience of automatic focus and light intensity regulation. The need for a separate camera head is also eliminated. The Flexible Video Cystoscope offers the security of an atraumatic tip, a smooth surface for gentle introduction and a 6.5 Fr. working channel to support use of a variety of instruments. The distal chip technology also provides a full-screen display, giving urologists a better overview of patient anatomy.For more information: www.karlstorz.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Endoscopes | June 11, 2018 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Touch Surgery Pilot Video-Based Endoscopic Simulations During the 2018 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference June 2-5 in Washington, D.C., the American Society for… read more Technology | Lung Cancer | May 09, 2018 Body Vision Medical Receives FDA Clearance for LungVision Tool Body Vision Medical received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market their LungVision Tool… read more last_img read more

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first_imgInteroperability for efficient data aggregation. The cloud-based design enables radiologists who work at multiple locations to easily aggregate their data, which is a requirement for reporting to CMS. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | September 14, 2012 DR Systems Launches Radiology EHR for Meaningful Use Compliance Cloud-based, vendor-neutral Web service works with RIS, PACS and EMR September 14, 2012 — DR Systems announced that its cloud-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) for radiologists, the e|HR Meaningful Use for Medical Imaging solution, is now commercially available after successfully completing beta testing.The launch of the radiology-based EHR was timed so that radiologists can meet the approaching deadline for complying with meaningful use requirements. Radiologists and their practices can receive federal bonus payments of up to $44,000 per radiologist by implementing a complete, certified ambulatory EHR such as DR System’s e|HR. To receive the full incentive payment, meaningful use compliance — not just acquisition — must be achieved by Oct. 3, 2012.”Many radiology practices are concerned about the staff workflow burden of an EHR,” said Chuck Scudelari, chief operating officer of Pueblo Radiology Medical Group (Santa Barbara, Calif.), one of the beta test facilities. “But there is no substantive staff workflow burden with the EHR from DR Systems. It provides excellent value for the federal bonus payments, and the workflow fits nicely within the existing registration process.  Plus, we’re seeing that it provides other benefits for our radiology practice in addition to satisfying meaningful use.”An estimated 90 percent of radiologists are eligible for radiology incentive payments from the CMS, according to the American College of Radiology. Radiologists will have to qualify before this October to earn the full $44,000, as the total incentive payment goes down each year. Failure to comply with meaningful use requirements will eventually subject radiologists and others to financial penalties.”Radiologists come out way ahead by deploying a system such as ours,” said Murray Reicher, M.D., FACR, DR Systems co-founder and chairman. “First, they earn a substantial, five-figure incentive payment that far exceeds the cost of the system. Second, they actually improve patient care and the efficiency of their radiology workflow, including the collection of patient information and integration of that information with the EHR.”DR Systems’ e|HR includes a feature that enables highly efficient collection of patient information. Patients can pre-register via the Internet or in the radiology practice’s waiting room. Their information is then automatically fed into the EHR. Other features include: No hardware purchase or resident software. As a cloud-based system, e|HR works entirely with browser technology. It can be efficiently deployed by both individuals and large group practices. Vendor neutrality, offering plug-in and standalone options. This cloud-based technology can be “plug-and-play” with any radiology information system (RIS), picture archiving and communication system (PACS), hospital information system (HIS), electronic medical record (EMR) or personal health record (PHR) through an interface for seamless operation. It can also be used as a standalone system. News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Single, radiology-centric solution. Designed by radiologists for radiologists, e|HR is customized for a medical imaging professional’s workflow, including decision support tailored to a radiologist’s needs. Because it is a complete system, it does not require aggregating data from other certified modules.For more information: www.drsysehr.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more last_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 19, 2015 Hold Your Breath to Protect Your Heart A simple technique may be most effective in preventing heart disease after radiation therapy for breast cancer News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Contentcenter_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. January 19, 2015 — Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after radiation treatment because it can be difficult to ensure that a sufficient dose of radiation is delivered to the left breast while adequately shielding the heart from exposure. New research shows a woman who holds her breath during radiation pulses can greatly reduce radiation exposure to the heart.“Radiation therapy is commonly prescribed to patients with breast cancer following surgery as a component of first-line therapy,” said first author Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, M.D., a chief resident and researcher in the department of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. “We wanted to determine how effective breath-hold could be in shielding the heart from extraneous radiation exposure during treatment of the left breast.”Recent studies have shown women with cancer in the left breast are at higher risk of heart disease, and that the risk increases proportionately with the dose of radiation the heart is exposed to during treatment. A number of techniques have been developed to reduce exposure to the heart including prone positioning, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and accelerated partial breast irradiation. The breath-hold technique allows doctors to monitor a patient’s breath for the position that shifts the heart out of the range of the radiation beam.In the largest prospective study to date, following women for eight years post-treatment, 81 women were asked to hold their breath during radiation treatment for breast cancer– a process that was repeated until therapeutic dose was reached. The researchers found that patients capable of holding their breath over the course of treatment had a 90-percent disease-free survival, and a 96-percent overall survival, with a median reduction in radiation dose to the heart of 62 percent. The findings were published online in the journal Practical Radiation Oncology.“Given that this technique helps to shield the heart during radiation treatment for breast cancer,” said Rani Anne, M.D., associate professor of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and senior author on the study, “we routinely offer breast cancer treatment with the breath-hold technique at Jefferson.”Additional work presented at the 2014 American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco carried the work further in order to determine whether protection from the additional radiation dose in fact translated to a reduction in ischemic heart disease. Anne, together with Eldredge-Hindy, showed that this same cohort of patients will likely have a reduced risk of ischemic heart disease after 10 years. The study showed that patients who held their breath during radiation therapy had only a 1.4-percent rate of ischemic heart disease after eight years of follow up and an estimated rate of 3.6 percent after 10 years.For more information: www.jefferson.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read morelast_img read more

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first_img CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:29Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Find more SCCT news and videos Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2016 Artificial Intelligence – SIIM 2016 Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Women’s Health View all 62 items Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more news and videos from AAPM. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videoscenter_img Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Information Technology View all 220 items Recent Videos View all 606 items AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., Dwyer Lecturer; Closing Keynote Speaker, Vice Chair of Radiology at the University of Maryland and the Chief of Radiology for VA Maryland Healthcare System, talks about the current state of the industry in computer-aided detection and diagnosis at SIIM 2016.  Watch the VIDEO “Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology,” an interview with Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explaining the basis of artificial intelligence in radiology. Watch the VIDEO “Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics.” Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Find more SCCT news and videos Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Technology Reports View all 9 items Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Conference Coverage View all 396 items Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Find more SCCT news and videos Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018. last_img read more