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Single Atlantic police watchdog proposed though questions raised on mandate

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first_imgHALIFAX – Plans are in the works to create a single, civilian-led agency to police the police in Atlantic Canada, though a debate is brewing on whether bigger changes are needed to build trust in the region’s law officers.Senior government officials in the four provinces have confirmed the plan is to expand Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team into a region-wide investigator.“We definitely agreed this is a concept worth recommending to our respective governments,” said Michael Comeau, deputy minister of justice in New Brunswick.He said four deputy ministers of justice met in early June and came to an agreement in principle, though cabinet ministers and premiers have yet to sign off on the plan.In Newfoundland and Labrador, Justice Minister Andrew Parsons described the idea as the one his government is leaning towards, noting his province is looking for ways to save money.“One of the big drawing points of an Atlantic SIRT team is that there are economies of scale that could be achieved there,” he said.In Nova Scotia, Justice Minister Mark Furey said the idea is a way to use expertise his province has developed. In Prince Edward Island, Justice Department official Gordon Garrison said his government already uses the Nova Scotia-based agency and he said he favours the creation of a regional body.However, some observers say the four provinces should go beyond cost considerations and make bigger changes to strengthen civilian oversight of the police.The existing watchdog in Nova Scotia has a mandate to investigate cases that involve death, serious injury, sexual assault, domestic violence or other matters of “significant public interest” that may have resulted from the actions of a police officer, and to decide if charges should be laid.John Sewell, a former mayor of Toronto and an author on police issues, said if the Atlantic provinces want to expand SIRT, they should also give it the ability to make recommendations on how police can improve their performance.He says that even if SIRT investigators conclude no criminal wrongdoing occurred, they should have the ability to state if police conduct was “reasonable,” and make recommendations for changes. The existing SIRT model doesn’t have that option.“I think the agency should be looking at what happened and make some proposals in regards to what happened, so that it doesn’t happen again,” said Sewell.Other observers say there’s a need for a wider reform of the powers and transparency of each province’s police commissions, which look into questions of misconduct or poor performance by police.“We should look at the special investigations unit in the wider context of police complaints, discipline and education,” said Kent Roach, a law professor at the University in Toronto.A recent review of Ontario’s police oversight system by Justice Michael Tulloch made 129 recommendations, including a suggestion to hire more investigators without police backgrounds and ensuring investigations occur in a timely fashion.However, the head of Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team, Ron MacDonald, said he believes that if a single SIRT agency is created in the region, it should continue to focus solely on criminal wrongdoing.The investigation of criminal matters implies a particular way of handling evidence, including the constitutional right of officers not to speak about the allegations.“When you start to talk about what should be a policy, what shouldn’t be a policy … and how should police conduct themselves, these are much more complex questions,” he said in an interview.However, MacDonald said some of his reports’ findings in areas such as high-speed chases have resulted in police forces altering their behaviour in Nova Scotia.“They seem to discontinue them more quickly and more often,” he said.Meanwhile, Parsons said he’s optimistic that in his province a unified Atlantic SIRT could make a difference in the perception of police investigations of police conduct.“People look on ‘blue on blue’ or police investigating their own as perhaps not being the right model … Police themselves have called for this,” he said.MacDonald estimates that the annual cost of operating SIRT in Nova Scotia is about $850,000, if you include the salaries of two officers seconded to his team from outside police forces.He said it’s likely that the agency would be based in Halifax, with an office in Newfoundland and Labrador to allow for quicker response in that jurisdiction.There were no precise annual costs available for New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador or P.E.I.Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

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The Blue Card Annual Benefit Raises 800000 For Needy Holocaust Survivors

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first_imgThe Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding over 2,000 Holocaust survivors, held its 79th Anniversary Benefit and auction at the Powerhouse at The American Museum of Natural History on Monday, October 21, 2013.The benefit, hosted by Emmy-award winning TV and radio Host and best-selling author Rita Cosby, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by paying tribute to several survivors and the Blue Card’s humanitarians for their dedication to this cause. The event raised over $800,000 to provide direct financial assistance to Holocaust survivors in need.“The needs for dental care, medical care and housing assistance for Holocaust survivors are at their highest. Funds raised from the gala will allow us to continue expanding the support we provide nationwide,” said Executive Director Masha Pearl. “We are truly grateful to the remarkable honorees, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, the Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation and Sara Greenberg.”Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow received the annual Richard Holbrooke Award for Social Justice, which was presented by author and journalist, Kati Marton. The award pays tribute to Ms. Marton’s late husband, a highly accomplished diplomat and with whom Ronan Farrow attributes as his mentor and whom Ms. Marton shared a profound commitment to humanity with.“It is of utmost importance that we do our part in aiding survivors of the Holocaust so as to ensure that something this tragic will never happen again,” said Mia Farrow of the night.The honorees each received a personalized plaque designed by Irene Hizme, a child Holocaust survivor and Mengele twin recognized at Monday’s Benefit. Hizme, who has both Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis and is wheel chair bound, painted each award with a calligraphy pen using her mouth.The Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation received the Max. L. Heine Humanitarian Award which was presented by Heine’s daughter, Peggy Heine. The evening featured cocktails, a seated dinner, a silent auction and a special performance by singer, songwriter and pianist, Regina Spektor. Other notable guests included poet Rose Styron, fashion designer, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, and philanthropists, Dr. Robert Shillman, Jack and Gail Bratman, Sherry Wilzig Izak and Larry and Jane Scheinfeld.last_img read more

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Western Sahara Kohler Hopes 2nd Roundtable to Take Same Course As

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Rabat – The Deputy Spokesman of the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq read out a brief statement to the press on Thursday, March 21, about the UN’s second roundtable on Western Sahara without giving specific details on the closed-door discussions.Haq said that all the delegations participated in the meeting on Western Sahara hosted by the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler.The UN official added that during the March 21-22 meeting, which is convening Morocco, Mauritania, Polisario, and Algeria, the delegations are expected to “discuss elements of a solution in accordance with Security Council resolution 2440 (2018), to revisit regional issues and to explore trust-building measures.” Kohler is also hoping for the meeting to be built on the “positive dynamic achieved during the first round table, held last December in Geneva.”The statement concluded that Kohler and the delegations of Morocco and the Polisario Front will speak to the press at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Friday afternoon.Kohler’s statement will be webcast, Haq added.Read Also: Western Sahara: Morocco’s FM Bourita Meets Kohler Before 2nd RoundtableNone of the parties involved in the conflict provide official statements on the first working session of the meeting, which kicked off Thursday in Le Rosey Chateau near Geneva.Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita is leading a delegation of four members: Permanent Representative to the UN Omar Hilale; the president of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region, Sidi Hamdi Ould Errachid; the president of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, Ynja Khattat; and a member of the Smara municipal council, Fatima Adli.The Moroccan delegation strategically includes elected representatives from Morocco’s southern provinces, highlighting their status as spokespeople for the Sahrawi population. read more

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Innovation Nation Why has the government put a cap on innovation success

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Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The Financial Post set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. You can find all of our coverage here.The recent statements about innovation coming from politicians in Ottawa are encouraging. On more than one occasion, Minister Navdeep Bains has said he would rather see 10 high-growth Canadian tech companies scale globally than 10 more foreign branch plants open their doors in Canada.Domestic innovators and innovation economists have long argued that to create quality jobs and prosperity, our country needs an ecosystem that enables our own high-growth anchor firms. The best returns to national economies, experts say, come from companies that generate value from intangibles like data and intellectual property — and that scale from $100 million to billions of dollars in revenue. These are the companies that provide critical public and private wealth, and that can help Canada generate the new revenues it desperately needs to fund social programs and public infrastructure across the country. Innovation Nation: Why CEOs support basic income Innovation Nation: How to boost adoption of AI — ethically Innovation Nation: What Canada’s cutting-edge health tech startups need to get to the next level Just look at the lasting impact of Research In Motion, now BlackBerry, where seasoned C-suite talent and private wealth have transformed Waterloo, Ont., from a rural farm town into a vibrant technology and research hub.The government’s recent Economic Strategy Table focused on digital industries concurred that anchor firms “play an important role in creating powerful business clusters and incubating other businesses. By virtue of their size and R&D spend, anchor firms help create new organizations and transform existing ones, fostering entrepreneurship and networking on local and global levels.” They also create local philanthropists, who invest in their communities and social infrastructure.But while experts agree anchor firms are critical to prosperity, Canada’s current public policy strategies are still heavily oriented towards pre-revenue startups. What’s worse, our current innovation programs stop supporting the very companies we need to double down on. As a result, only one per cent of companies reach the 100- to 499-employee mark in Canada.Take for instance the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). Most innovators would agree that IRAP is one of Canada’s more successful innovation programs. It allows the NRC to partner with Canadian companies on R&D projects. In the 2018 federal budget, the government increased the size of an individual IRAP matching contribution from $1 million to $10 million. Unfortunately, it did so while maintaining the rule that, to qualify for IRAP, applicants must have fewer than 500 employees — a puzzling requirement given stated promises about helping high-growth companies.The result is a program that fails to reach its potential because the companies with the scale needed to carry out $20-million R&D projects are barred from applying. As Canada’s fast-growing companies reach a pinnacle of success, they outgrow the very programs that helped them scale rapidly along the way — and are left to compete in the global economy on their own.Despite the hype about our tech sector, we should be concerned that fewer than five per cent of Canadian startups graduate to the scale-up stage, especially when we take stock of the time, capital and hands-on support governments give to early-stage companies. As a recent story by The Logic reported, some government programs prop up companies that are not viable and have no market traction. Rather than propping up “zombie” startups, Canada’s innovation programs need to help proven market winners continue scaling, including with access to strategic capital.If the goal is to have more global companies headquartered and anchored here in Canada, why has the government placed a cap on success?To scale a successful technology company in 2019, Canadian innovators need highly-skilled talent, capital and customers. All successful innovation economies exhibit a close working relationship between proven market-winning companies and their public sector, co-developing strategic economic policies and working hand-in-glove to address challenges impacting the growth of emerging industries. In a winner-take-all tech race, governments that help their domestic innovators scale-up and succeed are seeing the greatest economic dividends for their intervention. The same needs to happen in Canada.Lifting the employee cap on IRAP is a logical step the government should take to achieve their vision of more Canadian companies growing into the large anchor companies known around the world.Benjamin Bergen, executive director of the Council of Canadian Innovators. read more

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Hammer Town Comic Con

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Fans of comic books, pop culture, movies and television gathered at the Hammer Town Comic Con today.The Hamilton Convention Centre offered fans a chance to see movie props, film screenings, and question and answer sessions with some of their favourite celebrities.Claudia Wells, from “Back to the Future”, and Robert Picardo of Star Trek Voyager were at today’s event.Hammer Town Comic Con was such a hit that organizers are already planning an expansion for next year.“Looks like the only complaint we have is that it’s a little tight in here so we might have to expand next year. We’re already looking at a two day event covering the whole convention centre,” says Comic Con owner Chris Dabrowski.The Hamilton Comic Con is expected to grow significantly in size, similar to the one in Niagara Falls, which recently drew in 15,000 people. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

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Population explosion poses challenge to global development goals UN adviser

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“Success in population policy will translate into success in many other areas we care about,” Mr. Sachs said in the Rafael Salas Memorial Lecture at UN Headquarters in New York. The lecture series was initiated in 1989 in tribute to Mr. Salas, who headed the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) from its creation until his death in 1987.According to Mr. Sachs, countries with high fertility and mortality are often stuck in extreme poverty. Speeding transition in those countries to low mortality and fertility rates should be a central pillar of their development strategies if they are to meet the Millennium Development Goals – a set of time-bound and measurable goals endorsed by all UN Member States in September 2000.Mr. Sachs also said that bringing about this change was not an unattainable ambition but “a dynamic process that has shown remarkable success under UN leadership.” There is broad-based evidence, according to the Special Adviser, on how best to speed the demographic transition with basic components, such as the extension of reproductive health and family planning services to the entire population, including the poorest families, and the empowerment of women in school, politics and the labour force. read more

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Immersive Technologies gets positive response to operator training solution launch

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first_imgImmersive Technologies says its recent launch of what it describes as “the mining industry’s first complete and scalable operator training solution has received extraordinary support and enthusiasm from the mining industry along with generating immediate sales orders.” Over the last two months it has been releasing details about its expanded offering which is designed to make equipment operators safer and mining operations more profitable.  Attendees to the Immersive Technologies, 2012 African User Group Forum held in Johannesburg in September were the first to see the new products and services.Customers were provided with an overview of the blending learning model consisting of eLearning, Instructor Led Training, Medium Fidelity Simulators and High Fidelity Simulators for effective and cost efficient training solutions. Customers also took part in the inaugural demonstrations of SimMentor, which facilitates briefing before and debriefing after simulation training sessions, increasing training effectiveness and freeing up simulator time.At MINExpo International 2012 in Las Vegas key Immersive Technologies attractions included live demonstrations of the company’s Advanced Equipment Simulators showcasing the PRO3 Classroom and AES Lite simulators for surface mining, UG360 for underground mining and interactive presentations of eLearning and SimMentor. The event also marked the official release of Trainer Productivity Station, which is designed to aid in addressing the mining industry’s shortage of experienced trainers by allowing one trainer to manage multiple simulation training sessions at the same time.  Amongst many interested customers a large Canadian miner was quick to place an order for a Trainer Productivity Station within weeks after discovering it at MINExpo.A customer User Group in Melbourne, Australia completed the launch of the Complete and Scalable Solution in late October, allowing customers to experience first-hand the products and services that are now the cornerstone of operator training and development from Immersive Technologies. A powerful example of Instructor Led Training was shown via a demonstration training session. Customers were asked to answer questions via hand held devices, with live feedback presented to the group graphically via a projection screen.  It was clear to those in attendance how this technology in a real training environment would facilitate learner engagement and discussion. eLearning demonstrations were also met with excitement as customers took part in interactive, self-directed computer courses focused on safety, equipment, efficiency and policy training.  The modern, relevant content and exceptional standard of instructional design led to an immediate raft of customer inquiries.A large Zambian mining operation has wasted no time in taking advantage of this new complete and scalable solution from Immersive Technologies.  It was the first to purchase almost all key elements in support of a comprehensive training strategy.  This purchase included eLearning, Instructor Led Training, three PRO3 Simulators, a comprehensive suite of tools including the newly released SimMentor and a broad range of Professional Services including Training Systems Integration and Continuous Improvement Projects.Executive Director of Immersive Technologies Marketing, Wayde Salfinger, said “The mining industries’ response has been the strongest and most enthusiastic I’ve seen in the company’s almost 20 year history of successful product launches.  This has confirmed our belief that we have taken a major step forward in our mission to make mining equipment operators safer and their employers more profitable.  We are also proud of the extent to which we have furthered our competitive leadership.”Immersive Technologies has a global, in-house team of training consultants, supported by a mining operator development best practice research and development team. Its suite of Professional Services include TrainerAdvantage, to ensure training staff readiness, Training Systems Integration, which delivers best practice program implementation, Continuous Improvement Projects, to quickly deliver quantified mining operational improvement, and program management support.The Complete and Scalable Solution launch also saw the release of a range of new products created to increase training throughput and effectiveness:SimCloud allows operations to maintain complete visibility over local or global simulation training programs via a secure websiteGlobal Operator Benchmarking allows operations to benchmark their equipment operators against global norms based on data captured from over 23,000 mining equipment operators. This in turn provides valuable insight for targeting business improvement initiatives, curriculum refinement and measuring improvementTrainer Productivity Stations help miners to do more with the experienced trainers they have, a significant initiative in an environment of trainer shortagesSimDesktop takes the powerful simulator data analysis and scenario configuration tools synonymous with Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators and gives trainers and managers a tool that lets them take advantage of the technology anywhere, anytimeSimMentor facilitates briefing before and debriefing after simulation training sessions, increasing training effectiveness and freeing up simulator time.This complete solution has been shared to the mining industry via a re-launch of the Immersive Technologies’ Products and Services web page.last_img read more

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Epiroc and Kirkland Lake Gold leading the mine electrification race Riach says

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first_imgCanada and Australia-focused Kirkland Lake Gold has helped Epiroc become one of the leaders in the underground battery-electric mining equipment market, Richard Riach, Global Senior Project Manager for the OEM, said at the company’s Power Change Days event in Örebro, Sweden, on Wednesday.The miner currently has some 33 battery-electric vehicles running around underground at its Macassa mine in Ontario, Canada, 14 of which are Epiroc machines. Overall, some 75-80% of the company’s haul and load operations are carried out by battery-electric equipment, he said.Based on those numbers, the miner is one of the leaders in the field of battery-electric adoption underground, as well as a key partner for Epiroc.“They’ve been the people that have helped us develop the products we have today,” Riach said.The benefits haven’t all been one way.Riach said Kirkland Lake had witnessed just a 2°C increase in the underground environment during the battery-electric mucking cycle with LHDs and trucks at Macassa, compared with an 8°C increase using the diesel equivalent.Vibration and noise emissions have fallen, while operators are less tired at the end of a shift – a tell-tale sign of operating with heavy polluting diesel equipment. The amount of dust circulating around the workings has also dropped.Riach, who formerly worked for Vale in Sudbury, said Epiroc’s development timeline for battery-electric machinery started all the way back in 2012. The first Scooptram ST7 Battery was produced in 2013 before a 2014 machine trial with Goldcorp’s Red Lake mines department. The Minetruck MT2010 then came along in 2015.With around 65,000 hours of operating data from battery-electric equipment, Epiroc has now launched its second generation of battery-electric machines – two new LHDs (Scooptram ST14 and Scooptram ST18), a 42 t truck (Minetruck MT42, pictured) and a range of mid-sized drilling equipment including face drilling, production drilling and rock reinforcement rigs.While the company will start to roll out these products from next year – IM understands at least one piece of the second-generation machinery will go to Agnico Eagle Mines’ Kittila gold operation in Finland as part of the SIMS (Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems) project – it already has its sights on more products.Stevan Topalovic, Vice President Marketing Underground Rock Excavation division at Epiroc, said the technology was readily scalable and Epiroc was already working on an 18 t LHD.There is also a target to roll out battery-electric equipment across its entire underground fleet within the next five years.And about the potential for retrofitting, Erik Svedlund, Global Marketing Manager – Electrification, Epiroc, said the company was carrying out studies to do exactly this. This could lead to the retrofitting of battery-electric technology on Epiroc diesel equipment and, even more interesting, other OEM’s machines.The company would not have been able to get to this point in its product evolution without the help of battery maker Northvolt and ABB. Both companies have been instrumental in providing the technology to make this transition from diesel to electric operation.As part of this new range, Epiroc is committed to its Battery as a Service offering. This will see the mining OEM provide a warranty for the battery and provide both software and hardware updates on an annual basis.“Our battery system will improve every year with improvements in the battery cells,” Svedlund said, explaining the modular design of the machines and batteries allowed this. He said the company was even prepared for a future switch to solid-state batteries.By shifting the battery element of these machines from a capex to opex item, providing the widest range of battery-electric mining equipment across the market and remaining open to changes in both the battery chemistry and system, the company is hoping to differentiate its machines from its competitors.last_img read more

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Vaccination les efforts doivent se poursuivre

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first_imgVaccination : les efforts doivent se poursuivreMonde – L’OMS vient de publier un nouveau rapport indiquant les bons résultats des campagnes de vaccination de ces dix dernières années. L’Organisation mondiale de la santé insiste sur l’importance de la poursuite de cette prévention vaccinale.L’Organisation mondiale de la santé vient de rendre public son état des lieux de la vaccination mené autour du globe. Ces dix dernières années, les campagnes massives ont permis de sauver la vie de nombreux enfants, principalement dans les pays en voie de développement. Cependant, 20% des bébés qui naissent chaque année dans le monde ne reçoivent pas les vaccins prévus lors de la première année de vie. Ce taux représente annuellement 24 millions d’enfants qui, n’étant pas protégés, risquent de mourir de maladies pourtant évitables. Grâce à la vaccination et pour la première fois en 2009, le taux de mortalité infantile est passé sous la barre des 10 millions. Aujourd’hui, l’OMS recommande de poursuivre les recherches pour élaborer des vaccins contre le virus du sida, le paludisme et la tuberculose.Le 16 octobre 2010 à 12:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Commissioners balk at baseball contract

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first_imgPreviously: The county’s chief civil attorney tried to protect the county by telling the owners of the Yakima Bears they had to sign an exclusivity contract.What’s new: County commissioners decided not to sign the contract.What’s next: Commissioners are expected to approve the contract June 7.Rejecting the advice of their own attorney, county commissioners on Tuesday decided not to sign an exclusivity contract with the owners of the Yakima Bears.Clark County Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Bronson Potter drafted the agreement so the county would be protected from the owners trying to play them against -Yakima, which has made an effort to try to keep the team, or any other jurisdiction.Commissioners Marc Boldt and Steve Stuart seemed prepared to vote in favor of the contract. Once Commissioner Tom Mielke, who said he didn’t understand the rush to sign any type of contract, said he’s “more committed” to the neighbors who don’t want a stadium at Clark College than he is to the Yakima Bears, Boldt and Stuart backed off. They voted to set the matter over to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. After the meeting, Mike McMurray, co-owner of the Bears, said the commissioners’ delay doesn’t affect his plans.“This really wasn’t our idea,” he said, referring to the exclusivity contract. “Our goal is to make something work here.”County commissioners meet at 10 a.m., except on the first Tuesday of the month, when they meet in the evening. Barbara Ford, an Arnada neighborhood resident, said Tuesday that commissioners should not be discussing baseball business in the morning when most people are at work.last_img read more

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Vancouver Food Coop votes to continue operations

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first_imgPreviously: Directors of the nonprofit, member-operated Vancouver Food Cooperative recommended dissolving the business.What’s new: The crisis garnered new volunteer energy and led to the hiring of a new store manager. A follow-up general membership meeting vote keeps the business alive.What’s next: The new manager, new directors and new volunteers are working toward a store redesign and relaunch.The membership of the Vancouver Food Cooperative, invigorated by a flood of new volunteers and sales at the nonprofit downtown grocery store, has voted to keep at it.At a housekeeping meeting on Tuesday night, 48 votes were cast against dissolution of the member-driven corporation. There were two abstentions and no votes in favor of dissolution, according to co-op board president Kirk Wright, who spoke to The Columbian on Wednesday. The meeting was held at the YWCA Clark County on Main Street.“We’re on a good path,” Wright said. “I think everyone had a chance to be heard.” There were questions about financial details and plans, he said, but in the end the feeling was “really positive.”The co-op’s store at 1002 Main St. has struggled this year to stay afloat in the face of insufficient sales and volunteerism, Wright has said. Earlier this year, a split board of directors endorsed a plan to dissolve the corporation and shut the store’s doors — but publicity about the crisis has resulted in a welcome flood of new energy and sales.last_img read more

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Create custom Windows 10 installations with MSMG Toolkit

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first_imgCreate custom Windows 10 installations with MSMG Toolkit by Martin Brinkmann on May 02, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 15 commentsYou have two core options when it comes to creating custom Windows 10 installations. Either start from scratch by manipulating a Windows 10 ISO image directly, or modify a running system instead. MSGM Toolkit falls in the former category, as it will modify a source image and not the running system.Note: It is highly recommended that you create a backup of the system partition before you run the program. Note that you need a Windows 10 ISO image, or a Windows 10 DVD, as this is used as the base image for the custom version.You may download MSMG Toolkit from My Digital Life but that requires an account. If you don’t have an account on the site, download the software program from Majorgeeks instead.Create custom Windows 10 installationsExtract the package that is provided as a 7z archive file, and run the script in the root afterwards. The program displays an EULA on start which you need to accept to continue. Basically, what it says is that the author is not responsible for damages or issues. The application is a command line script for the most part.MSGM Toolkit runs some scans once you hit the a-button for accept, for instance to detect the version of the operating system, and make sure the required tools are all available (stored in the MSMG Toolkit folder).The program displays its main screen afterwards. The first thing that you need to do is select a source image or folder. You can copy the source folder of a Windows 10 installation image or DVD to the DVD\sources folder of the MSGM Toolkit folder to have that picked up for instance.Tap on the 1 to start the source folder selection process, and select one of the available options afterwards.Once you have set the source, you may start the customization process. The main menu items that you will use during the process are (3) integrate, (4) remove, and (5) customize.IntegrateIntegrate allows you to add language packs, drivers, features, updates, and custom features to the Windows 10 installation.Language Packs — This enables you to add language packs — read support for additional languages — to the custom Windows 10 installation media.Drivers — Add drivers to the installation media, for instance for hardware that Windows does not support by default, or does not provide up to date drivers for.Windows Features — Enables you to add Windows components such as Microsoft Games, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Sidebar, or Windows Media Feature Pack to the installation. Some of these restore features that were removed previously (e.g. Microsoft Edge).Updates — Integrate Windows Updates directly so that they are installed during installation of Windows 10, and not installed afterwards.Windows Custom Features — Add custom system files, UxTheme patch, or a custom Windows Recovery Environment.RemoveYou may use the remove option to cut components from the Windows 10 installation.Remove default Metro apps — Lists all default applications, and provides you with the means to remove select Windows 10 applications, all applications, all except Windows Store, and all online apps.Remove Default Metro Apps Associations — This removes the file associations from Metro apps so that they are no longer launched when you open associated files on the Windows 10 machine.Remove Windows Components — Remove Windows 10 components such as Cortana, Telemetry Services, Home Group, Parental Controls, or Xbox & Gaming from the image. There is also an advanced option to remove things like Microsoft Edge, Adobe Flash, Windows Defender, or Windows System Restore.Remove Windows Components using Package ListCustomizeCustomize enables you to import or export default metro application associations from and to XML files.Once you are doneWhen you are done making the changes, you need to use the apply menu to apply the changes to the selected source.Once that is out of the way, you may use the target menu to create a new installation medium, for instance by making a custom Windows 10 DVD ISO image, burning the ISO image to a bootable Flash drive, or burning an ISO image to DVD.It is recommended that you test the custom Windows 10 installation media, for instance in a virtual machine, before you install it on computer systems.Closing WordsMGMT Toolkit is a handy script for Windows devices to create custom Windows 10 installations from a Windows 10 ISO image or sources folder.It enables you to make basic modifications to the installation media, for instance by removing select Windows apps, but also more advanced modifications such as adding drivers to the Windows 10 image, or removing core components.A comparable program is NTLite. It enables you to modify a live installation, or create new custom media.Now You: Do you customize your Windows installations?Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 19 votes Software Name MSMG ToolkitOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page https://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/msmg-toolkit.50572/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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REVIEW Why Chloë Grace Moretz deserves an Oscar nod for The Miseducation

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first_imgRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/review-why-chloe-grace-moretz-deserves-oscar-nod-for-the-miseducation-of-cameron-post/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Not since ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ has an entry into the ‘amazing-films-with-LGBTI-themes’ canon had so headline-unfriendly a title as ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’. Seriously, pair it with ‘Chloë Grace Moretz’ (the name of film’s star) and try having characters left over for anything else! GAYSTARNEWS- Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane and Chloe Grace Moretz in The Miseducation of Cameron Post | Photo: TMOCPcenter_img But if any film warrants so arresting a title, it’s this one. Not least because of the huge impact it makes via surprisingly muted means.Indeed, given its name – faithfully taken from the 2012 Emily M. Danforth novel on which it is based – and the heavy subject matter at hand (a teenage girl attracted to other girls is sent to a Christian conversion camp in Montana), it surprised me when the film wrapped up after a concise 90 minutes. And at a moment I wasn’t really expecting it to, to boot.‘This isn’t the film you think it’s going to be’But this isn the film’s power. It isn’t quite the film you think it’s going to be.The people running the camp, for example, aren’t one-dimensional caricatures. In fact, they’re mostly rather likeable. To my horror, I warmed to them instantly. I even found myself nodding along to some of religious claptrap they were coming out with.It’s not until a moment of tragedy occurs off screen – a deviation from the gentle, casual insidiousness running throughout – that you truly gain perspective and realize you’ve kind of been going native. But you don’t come away finding the people responsible evil, per se. You long to help them, before history repeats itself.Similarly, the setting is inviting. The camp itself is rustic, cozy; the surrounding forest exists in a perpetual state of brisk, sunny autumn. How I pined to join the campers for hikes and hangouts in the Montana wilderness, for my sins.[embedded content] Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This has plenty to do with the mildly rebellious, weed-smoking mini-clique Cameron inserts herself into not long after arrival, after being caught with with a girl in the backseat of a car on prom night shortly before.Forrest Goodluck and Sasha Lane are perfectly cast as Cameron’s achingly cool confidants Adam Red Eagle and Jane Fonda. (See, even their names are cool.)We all had friends like them at that age. Equal parts serious and fun-loving, the intensity of adolescence and burgeoning sexuality etched all over their beautiful, bored faces.In the case of Sasha – who revealed her own gay identity at Post’s Sundance press junket this year – her character Jane has a lot in common with American Honey’s Star. In that movie, a tearaway teen who bulldozes her away through her coming of age journey. Here, Jane’s light is comparatively dampened.‘Chloe underplays the smart, questioning Cameron’But it’s Chloe who carries the film. She tackles some demanding sex scenes with effortless grace and poise. Several women have told me they look and feel highly naturalistic, much like this year’s Rachel Weisz-starring Obedience.Chloe furthermore underplays the smart, questioning Cameron, channeling an instantly relatable teenage awkwardness that’s luminously restrained.And by the way, it’s not like she can’t do the opposite when she wants to. To my mind, the range she’s shown to date – across 65 film credits, and she’s only 21! – helps warrant an Oscar nomination for this part.For example, I was almost dying for her to serve the camp counsellors some Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass attitude (I.e. ‘okay you c****…’). But that isn’t Cameron’s way. Although that’s not to say she doesn’t speak up with a self-assured glint in her eye at a pivotal moment in the film.Indeed, Chloe’s understatement is echoed throughout this quiet drama – and it’s all the more powerful for it.4/5The Miseducation of Cameron Post is in UK cinemas from 7 SeptemberGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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first_img 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.” 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. 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 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 Recent Videos View all 606 items 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” 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 Sponsored Videos View all 142 items 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.” 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. 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.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.” 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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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.  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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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. 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 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.” Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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 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 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. 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. 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.” 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 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. 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 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 View all 9 items 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. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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. 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. 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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 Systemcenter_img 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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. 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 news and videos from AAPM. John Stevens, chairman and CEO of HeartFlow, explains his company’s computed tomography (CT)-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment technology, which may eliminate the need for catheter-based FFR measurements. 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. 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. 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.  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 Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 24, 2014 TCT 2014: CT-FFR to Noninvasively Assess Coronary Lesions 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.  Find more SCCT news and videos 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 Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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. 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. 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 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.  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 Women’s Health View all 62 items 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 TCT 2014: CT-FFR to Noninvasively Assess Coronary LesionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:59Loaded: 2.29%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:59 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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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. 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 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. 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. 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.  Find more SCCT news and videos Information Technology View all 220 items 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. 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.  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. 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 | 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. 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 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 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 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. 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.  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. 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. 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 | 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. 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) 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. 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 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 Hospitallast_img read more

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TravelManagers goes to governments over new travel regulations

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first_imgTravel agency TravelManagers, a subsidiary of House of Travel has taken its concerns about AFTA’s Australian Tourism Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) directly to state governments throughout Australia, citing confusion around consumer protection under the scheme.TravelManagers chairman Barry Mayo said there are still unanswered questions around what will happen in the event a travel intermediary becomes insolvent.“Of particular concern is consumer protection and our belief that ATAS accreditation should deliver the consumer some guarantee of protection against intermediary insolvency,” Mr Mayo said.Mr Mayo and House of Travel chief financial officer Grant Campbell previously met the Minister for Fair Trading, the Hon Mason Cox MLC to raise their concerns.The pair requested from the Minister a six month extension of the existing Travel Compensation Fund until the 31st December 2014“TravelManagers suggest that the TCF and ATAS run side by side for a period of time,” Mr Mayo said.“This will allow the travel industry to have time to obtain more certainty and clarity around the scheme and have an appropriate review of Travel Agent and Intermediary Failure Insurance (TAIFI) and explore alternative insurance products.”The TCF will no longer provide consumer protection from 30 June 2014 and will be wound up completely on 30 June 2015.Mr Mayo is concerned that when TCF winds up, consumers will be left without protection for the first time since 1987.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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first_img LONDON — British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards.Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow. Prince Harry and Meghan chose a black and white motif that shows the newlyweds admiring a fireworks display at their evening wedding reception in May.For ardent gardener Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the choice was a photo that showed them gazing lovingly at one another while sitting on a bench surrounded by greenery.And Queen Elizabeth II? Royal officials have not yet released an image of the card used by the queen and her husband, Prince Philip.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards This photo released by Clarence House on Friday Dec. 14, 2018, shows the photo taken by Hugo Burnand of Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in the grounds of Clarence House, London, which is to be used as their 2018 Christmas card. (Hugo Burnand/Clarence House via AP) by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2018 7:09 am PDTlast_img read more

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Man caught drink driving with underage daughter in car

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first_imgA 51-year-old man was caught driving drunk on Tuesday afternoon on the Limassol to Nicosia motorway with his eight-year-old daughter in the car, police said.A preliminary breathalyzer test conducted after he was stopped at 3pm because he was driving dangerously showed a reading of 170μg with the legal limit being 22μg.The driver and his daughter were taken to police headquarters where the girl was handed over to her grandmother. The welfare office was also informed.A follow-up test at the police station indicated 129μg of blood alcohol content.The man was charged and is expected to appear in court at a later date.At around 5.25am on Wednesday, police caught another man, 45, driving drunk on the motorway.He had been stopped by police officers on the Limassol to Nicosia motorway near Kofinou for alcohol testing.A preliminary breathalyzer test showed 137μg and a second one conducted later on came up with 119μg.Police said earlier this month they carried out a campaign against drink driving catching 113 motorists over the limit.During the campaign, between December 4 and 10, a total of 1,173 alcohol checks were carried out. Of the ones tested, 113 drivers were under the influence of alcohol and were booked, police said.Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the main causes of fatal road crashes.About 25 per cent of all road fatalities in Cyprus and in the EU are due to driving under the influence of alcohol.  You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoCrossovers | Search AdsBest New Compact Crossovers for Under 20kCrossovers | Search AdsUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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