上海千花网,爱上海,上海419论坛 – Powered by Gregary Thayne!

Category Archives: qfwyfgyz

Mikmaw woman who stood up to cyberbullies an inspiration to others

Posted on by

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsWhen a young Mi’kmaw woman stood up to cyberbullies her post went viral.Hannah Battiste fought back against cyberbullies with humour and confidence.It drew international attention and many people told Battiste she was an inspiration.last_img

Tagged: , , , , , , , .

Air Traffic controllers suspend worktorule campaign

Posted on by

The Air Traffic Controllers’ Association of Sri Lanka (SLATCA) have suspended a work-to-rule campaign which was launched at all three main airports in the country.The Association said that the protest was suspended following talks with the Minister in charge. The work-to-rule campaign affected flight operations at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Mattala airport and Ratmalana airport.The work-to-rule campaign was launched over the failure by the authorities to address some of their key demands.(Colombo Gazette)

Tagged: , , , , , .

Day of Action in Hamilton

Posted on by

A group of environmentalists in Hamilton staged a day of action today.They’re trying to win support for their stand that oil trains and oil pipelines are dangerous for our communities.They’re trying to win public support and at the same time tackle the federal government. They’re fighting the government’s efforts to ship more oil to market from the oil sands in northern Alberta.“Protect our climate. Protect our climate.”The protesters shouted Saturday afternoon with a mock up of a freight train made up of oil tankers and driven by a Prime Minister who promotes the Alberta oil sands.They took their message to the Federal Government’s main building in the city.One of their concerns is the possibility of another Lac Megantic disaster of exploding train cars carrying oil.Environmentalist, Don McLean says, “We need to defend our communities and defend our climate and in Hamilton’s situation one of the key pieces is oil trains running through our city.”The protesters also say Canada should stop focusing on shipping and burning oil for fuel and think instead about energy alternatives and turning around climate change.And even more concerns about oil pipelines like Line 9 in Northern Hamilton.Environmentalist, Jim Quinn elaborated, “we do not need pipelines. what we need is another source of energy. we need another source of economy and we need to be building our green economy.”They say it won’t be easy to cut off oil use, but Canada can’t keep going in the direction it’s going in.As part of a national day of action to defend the climate, they say protesters were planning to make the same in demonstrations in 100 cities across Canada on Saturday, May 10th. read more

Tagged: , , , , , .

Cocaine and ketamine found in every sample of shrimp tested in Suffolk

Posted on by

Cocaine was found in all samples of shrimp tested in a rural area of eastern England, scientists have revealed. Scientists from King’s College London, in collaboration with the University of Suffolk, made the “surprise” discovery after taking samples from 15 locations across the farming county of Suffolk.Nic Bury from the University of Suffolk said that ketamine was also prevalent, and added: “Whether the presence of cocaine in aquatic animals is an issue for Suffolk, or more widespread an occurrence in the UK and abroad, awaits further research.”The study, published in Environment International, looked at the levels of various “micro-pollutants” in freshwater shrimp.Results showed that cocaine was found in all samples tested, and other illicit drugs such as ketamine, pesticides and pharmaceuticals were also “widespread” in the shrimp that were collected.Lead author Thomas Miller from King’s said that “concentrations were low” but that the compounds “might pose a risk to wildlife.”Colleague Leon Barron called the regular occurrence of illicit drugs in wildlife “surprising”.”We might expect to see these in urban areas such as London, but not in smaller and more rural catchments,” he added. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

IMs inaugural InPit Crushing and Conveying event continues to gather great interest

Posted on by

first_imgWith attendance now approaching 100 representing 11 different countries at the last count, the industry’s first ever dedicated IPCC conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil from 21-23 September continues to garner interest in the industry where it really matters. Nearly two thirds of the event delegates attending are mining groups, engineering houses and other non-OEMs, which will make for a unique networking opportunity for all concerned. Miners attending include coal, iron ore, gold, copper and bauxite majors – most of whom are sending delegations, not individuals. All of the OEMs with IPCC systems are also represented; allowing those mining groups with an interest in the technology to see what refinements to system designs have been made of late as well as where the latest deliveries are being made, and how successful already installed systems have been.Interested parties are advised to register as soon as possible, with the event now less than two months away. This can be done online at http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents.asp. Some sponsorship opportunities as well as booth spaces also remain – for information on these, please contact the IPCC Conference Director and IM Editor, Paul Moore as soon as possible at paul@im-mining.com. Those able to stay in Belo Horizonte until the following week also have the advantage of being able to attend the Exposibram international mining exhibition from 26-29 September. The depth of IPCC information in the program is unequalled; the following lists the 23 presentations in place; with only one slot remaining:IPCC mine planning – the differences to truck: Doug Turnbull, Principal Mining Engineer, Sandvik Mining & ConstructionApplying IPCC at your mine: John McCarthy, Project Manager, IPCC Systems, P&H MiningComing to a mine plan near you – IPCC – are you ready?: Bob McCarthy, General Manager – Americas, SnowdenCase study of IPCC systems under various mining conditions: Christian Cavagnaro, CEO, Takraf South AmericaKey success factors for the planning, operation and maintenance of IPCC systems – a view from an operator of continuous mining systems: Ruediger Durchholz, Managing Director, Engineering, RWE Power InternationalImportant parameters in the production of IPCC equipment specifications: David Morrison, Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMDevelopments in fully mobile rigs in the modern era: Andrew Dodman, Project Director – Americas, MMD GroupIn-pit crushing with high mobility units: Jorma Kempas, Business Manager, In-Pit Crushing Solutions, MetsoDifferent methods of IPCC applied in Samarco and comparative results: José Raimundo, Specialist Engineer, SamarcoFully mobile and semi-mobile IPCC equipment designs and alternatives: Stephen Kou, Director of Sales & GPM Crushing Stations, FLSmidthHow to get value out of a fully mobile IPCC system: David Morrison, Global Manager – Integrated Mining Systems, SKMIPC with fully mobile crushing plants in regard to energy efficiency & CO2 reduction: Ulrich Mentges, Senior Manager Mine Planning & Sales – Mining, ThyssenKruppRelocation of semi-mobile crushing systems: Martin Kreßner, Senior Mining Engineer, TakrafTransport solutions for huge mining equipment: Bernd Schwengsbier, President, TII Sales (Kamag, Scheuerle and Nicolas)New approaches to traditional conveying and stacking systems for waste handling: Grant Graber, Director of Project Development, Terra Nova TechnologiesConveyor belt shifting – work preparation and execution: Ruediger Durchholz, Managing Director, Engineering, RWE Power InternationalUses of mobile conveying systems in the handling and placement of overburden: Ted Wagner, Global Product Manager of Mobile Conveying, FLSmidthWaste crushing and conveying for the Caspiche gold / copper project: Phil Morriss, Consulting Mining Engineer, Exeter ResourceMobile mineral processing: Allen Smith, Business Development Manager, Mining, PowerscreenAntamina in-pit crushing, conveying and spreading project – breaking paradigms: Cristian Apeleo Toledo, WHP Project Manager, Business Planning and Development, Compañía Minera AntaminaAlternative waste mining systems for the Paragominas bauxite mine: Hildegundes Silva, Head of Mine Planning, Mineração Paragominas and David Tutton, Consultant Mining EngineerPrecision surface mining – a breakthrough technology in the mining industry: Jim Hutchins, Senior Applications Engineer, VermeerSurface miner applications: Hermann Volk, Product Support Manager, Wirtgenlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

TESC007 Supermarket giant gets ready for Skyfall release

Posted on by

first_imgTESCO UK SHOPPERS will do a double take today when they catch a glimpse of the double 00 amended signage outside some of its Extra stores.The temporary rebranding exercise is to celebrate the release of the latest James Bond film Skyfall, which is set to be the biggest home movie release of all time and is already the UK’s highest grossing film of all time at cinemas.Tesco have said the release has led to huge pre-orders on their website.This is the first time that supermarket giant has ever altered the name on its storefront and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Managing Director, Robert Price, said the two brands together really “stand-out”: The iconic Tesc007 fascia brings together two of the country’s most recognisable logos and we’re excited to see the reaction from shoppers today.The 007 sign will feature at Tesco Extra stores in Wembley, Cheshunt, Sandhurst, Hull and Pitsea in the UK.Skyfall, which was released in the 50th anniversary year for Bond movies, has so far made a record £102 million at UK box offices. Other films in the UK top five are Avatar – £93 million; Titanic – £80 million; Toy Story 3 – £73 million; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – £73 million.Read: Tesco chief outlines changes after horsemeat scandal >last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , .

Television debates make voters ponder

Posted on by

first_imgThe third week of the Greek election campaign started with two television debates, which saw the leaders of the two major political parties stake their claims for support from the Greek electorate.Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and PASOK leader George Papandreou faced off on Tuesday night in what proved to be a livelier televised debate than many people expected.It was the second and last election debate before Greek voters go to the polls on October 4 but, in contrast to Monday’s discussion, when the leaders of six parties took part, only Karamanlis and Papandreou were present .The other difference was the presence of only a moderator yesterday rather than the six journalists who took part on Monday. The format allowed the two party leaders to address each other with three-minute or one-minute statements and responses to the other’s position. As on Monday, the economy was the subject on which the two leaders began their discussion.“We have to tackle the public debt now, so tougher measures are not needed in the future,” said Karamanlis. “We have two difficult years ahead of us and we have a tough uphill road ahead of us on one hand and wishful thinking on the other.”Papandreou posed a different type of dilemma to the electorate.“Either we have a government that wastes money on patron-client relationships or a government that will conduct some housekeeping,” said the PASOK leader. “The dilemma is which government will bring the average Greek family to its knees and which government will give hope of prosperity.”In an effort to kill off questions about how PASOK would fund planned rises in public sector wages and pensions, Papandreou said he would collect up to 3 billion euros in uncollected taxes, from tax dodgers, by absorbing more European Union funds and by making use of public property that is sitting idle.The PASOK leader also offered to send Karamanlis PASOK’s party’s platform in response to charges that the opposition had only adopted vague positions.The two leaders then clashed on issues such as education reform, work experience programs and the viability of pension funds before moving on to the issue of corruption.“There is bureaucracy, legal complexity, corruption and a lack of transparency,” said Papandreou. “What has the government done to improve public administration? Let me remind you of the cases that have dominated over the last six years: structured bonds, Cosmote, Vatopedi, Siemens and others.”“We referred any case that appeared to the justice system,” responded Karamanlis. “The biggest scandal in recent years is the case of the 1999 stock market bubble,” added the prime minister, referring to an incident that happened while PASOK was in power.The environment and foreign policy were the final topics of debate. The second televised debate ended with a brief final statement from the two leaders.“I am determined to take the country forward with a state that respects its citizens,’ said George Papandreou, asking for support that would give PASOK a clear parliamentary majority. “The country can progress on the road of development but we need to solve some of our chronic problems, mainly by sorting out public finances,” said Costas Karamanlis, who ended by challenging Papandreou to another debate, although PASOK later appeared to reject the proposal.No clear winner emerged from the first televised debate among the leaders of the six parties in Greece on Monday night, which lasted over three hours.The six political leaders had to answer a total of 36 questions posed by six journalists on six broad themes. One of the highlights of the night came when, in a departure from previous debates, the leaders, who had to answer a total of 36 questions posed by six journalists on six broad themes, were also given the opportunity to ask one another one question.Karamanlis and Papandreou posed their questions to each other. Karamanlis asked Papandreou to be more specific about how he would fund an increase in public spending, which the government claims would cost some 10 billion euros while Papandreou asked about the government’s failure to stamp out corruption. The leader of the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), Giorgos Karatzaferis, was asked repeatedly to answer questions about immigration, while Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga and Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) representative Alexis Tsipras had to respond to queries about economic policy and public demonstrations. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Australia prepared for European crisis fallout

Posted on by

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia has called for Greece to form a new government quickly to restore confidence in the debt-laden economy. Acting Prime Minister Wayne Swan has welcomed New Democracy’s victory in Sunday’s election but said economies in the eurozone are still facing challenges and stability needs to be restored. “We certainly need a boost to growth (and) we also need longer term fiscal consolidation,” he told reporters in Canberra. “But I think Australians can be assured that we are in the strongest position of any developed economy to cope with any fallout from these events in Europe. “Our economy is 10 per cent larger than it was prior to global financial crisis,” he said Mr Swan said he was hopeful that a government would be formed quickly in Greece but warned there could be further fallout in Australia from the European debt crisis. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is in Mexico for the G20 leaders’ summit. At the summit, Ms Gillard said: “what happens in Europe does matter to the economy of Australia because Europe is the single biggest economic zone in the world”.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

The Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Has Been Fully Restored

Posted on by

first_imgThough the Nintendo PlayStation can play CDs, running CD-Roms isn’t as straight forward. Since the machine never made it past the prototype stage, there weren’t any games actually made for it. This isn’t to say that companies weren’t developing titles for the console. However, like the device itself, these games were never completed.When the Nintendo PlayStation’s specs were released last year, a number of homebrew game developers created games that could run on the system. Heckendorn tried out some of these on the system. Though they didn’t exactly run correctly, they still ran.Heckendorn sent video of a homebrew game called Magic Floor to its developer. The dev saw what needed to be fixed and sent a modified version to Heckendorn. This time, Magic Floor ran flawlessly. Now that the system’s hardware has been restored, modders have a better chance of making games that run perfectly.It’s highly unlikely that any major publishers will start making games for this prototype device. However, since the Nintendo PlayStation is now running perfectly, it’s possible some modders could make their own version of the system. Or at the very least, just create games for this once long-lost console. Either way, we should thank Ben Heckerson for restoring a piece of video game history.Featured image from Engadget. Nintendo and Sony have been rivals in the video game industry for over two decades. This wasn’t always the case, however. In the early 90’s, the two were working on a Super Nintendo that could play CD-Rom games. This deal never came to fruition, leading Sony to go off and create the PlayStation. The “Nintendo PlayStation” was all but a myth until 2015, when a prototype device was discovered.This system was able to play Super Nintendo games via the cartridge slot. Unfortunately, it could not run any CD-Roms. Modder Ben Heckendorn recently released a video where he demonstrates how he got the system to play CD-Roms. He was able to do this by replacing capacitors and making other modifications. Even he was surprised when he finally got it working.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Pellegrini expects Jack Wilshere to be available in February

Posted on by

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he expects Jack Wilshere to be back to full fitness In February.There was speculation the former Arsenal midfielder would miss the rest of the season, with the Hammers struggling to get to the bottom of his latest ankle injury.The 27-year-old missed has missed the last few months after requiring minor surgery on his left ankle, and following a brief appearance as a substitute against Newcastle the England international felt pain in his right ankle.Wilshere has been resting his ankle ever since, missing nine more games, and he will be absent again on Saturday when West Ham travel to Bournemouth.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…But Pellegrini revealed the England international, whose career has been hampered by injury, is close to beginning his latest comeback.“He is continuing with his six weeks of rest about his ankle,” Pellegrini said according to Sky Sports.“He is in treatment and I hope that next week maybe he can start doing some running on the treadmill.”“He will be ready at the beginning of February.”last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Wilmington Rotary Club To Hold 4th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge On

Posted on by

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — For the fourth straight year, the Wilmington Rotary Club will be hosting an Ice Bucket Challenge at Rotary Park, with all proceeds going to the Angel Fund. The last three years, the Club has raised over $11,000 total to donate to the Angel Fund to support research the cure ALS,This year, Rotary is also having an online Facebook auction. With all proceeds going to the Angel Fund, please bid on two Red Sox tickets to their Monday, August 20 game against the Cleveland Indians. First pitch is at 7:10. The seats are third base grandstand (Section 24, Row 9, seats 9 and 10). Also included is a $50.00 gift certificate to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop, and a $50.00 gift certificate to Eastern Standard, a restaurant just five minutes from Fenway Park. This package is worth hundreds, so get your bid in by either calling “Scooter” Cunningham at 978 944-0155, or by commenting on this Facebook post.Rotary is hoping to make this year’s event even bigger than last year’s and would love your help to bring people together and to raise funds for research to find a cure for the terrible disease of A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). It will be taking place on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Rotary Park.Please:Send a donation of any amount to Wilmington Rotary Club at P.O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887.Contact people you know — your child’s coaches, teachers, tutors, etc.Spread the word; the bigger the crowd the larger the impact.Athletic Director TIm Alberts has committed many of the high school fall teams to attending and participating. Come meet some of the local athletes!Rotary is also soliciting corporate donations. All businesses sponsoring $200 will have a sign that they provide prominently displayed during the ice bucket challenge event.All donations will go to the Angel Fund for A.L.S. research.Please call organizer Mike Burns (508-574-7897) or email (mburns4447@aol.com) with any questions, thoughts, or suggestions.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Sources deny LufthansaEtihad stake deal Report

Posted on by

first_imgGerman carrier Lufthansa is not in talks with Etihad Airways for a stake sale, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, denying rumoured media reports that stated otherwise.”A financial stake is out of question for the moment,” a source, who was familiar with the airliner’s plans was quoted as saying by Reuters. Another source said the Abu Dhabi-based carrier will not be willing to pay for a stake in the German carrier.Also read: Lufthansa pilots resume strike; more than 800 flights cancelledAn Italian media report had earlier said that managers from the two airlines were reportedly holding talks and vetting the possibility of Etihad acquiring 30-40 percent stake in Lufthansa as a pre-cursor to a merger. Following the news, shares of Lufthansa went up by six percent on Tuesday. In December 2016, Lufthansa and Etihad had inked a code-sharing agreement to link their route networks. The two airlines said they would look at further cooperation. The first source quoted by the agency said Lufthansa was indeed in talks with Etihad over code-sharing and catering cooperation, but not merger. However, analysts quoted by the agency questioned the benefits of the deal. They also cited foreign ownership rules with regard to international traffic lights and called the rumoured deal as “implausible.”69 percent of the German-based carrier is owned by German investors, 13 percent by US investors and 9 percent by other nationalities.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

OC withdrawn over clash between locals cops

Posted on by

first_img.Officer-in-charge of Bandar police station, Azharul Islam, was withdrawn on Sunday over Saturday’s clash between local people and police in Bandar upazila Madanpur that left a person dead, reports UNB.He was attached to the district police lines in the evening at the order of the superintendent of police of the district, said additional SP Abdullah Al Mamun.He also said a three-member probe committee has been formed with himself as its chief to look into the incident.Meanwhile, a case was filed on Sunday over the clash.Mohammad Ali, a sub-inspector of Bandar police station, filed the case against 24 identified and 300 unidentified people.Earlier on Saturday, a team of police conducted a drive at Dreamland Restaurant in Madanpur and arrested Rifat, 30, and Nabi, 32 — supporters of Khalil member, a local influential, in connection with a case.However, it was announced through loudspeakers of a local mosque that a group of robbers invaded the village. Soon after the announcement, locals equipped with lethal weapons attacked police, triggering a clash that left 21 people, including seven policemen, injured.Ashiqur, 25, a garment worker and son of Shahidul Islam of Chandpur in Madanpur, received bullet injuries in the melee and succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital early Sunday.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

UAE Sheikh Unveils Monster SUV on Instagram

Posted on by

first_imgEven though a majority of the “Dhabiyan” photos are shown in a road setting, it’s possible that the truck is being kept at the Emirates National Auto Museum in Abu Dhabi, The Daily Mail reported. Fans can see more of the Sheikh’s cool cars, including the mega SUV vehicle, old-school automobiles, and more on the Sheikh’s Instagram account.More on Geek.com:Watch: New Tesla Model 3 Car Hits High Speeds on German AutobahnAn Iconic American Muscle Car Gets the Lego TreatmentResearchers Teach Autonomous Cars to Predict Pedestrian Movement The mega truck features a big 600hp Caterpillar C15 engine and a 15.2-liter, 6-cylinder inline water-cooled diesel. The truck, which is 10.8 meters x 3.2 meters x 2.5 meters, weighs 24 tons and was built and modified by the Sheikh. According to one of the Sheikh’s Instagram posts, the truck is known as the “largest SUV in the world.” Aston Martin Will Build You Your Very Own Supervillain LairSony Crammed a 9-Inch Touchscreen Into a Single-DIN Car Stereo center_img Stay on target An Emirati sheikh just teased the ultimate ride on social media: Feast your eyes on the “monster SUV,” a giant 10-wheeled vehicle that makes the average car look like an ant.Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, who’s known for his impressive automobile collection, recently posted pictures of the mega SUV on Instagram. Dubbed “Dhabiyan,” the truck, which looks like something straight out of Mad Max, combined a Jeep Wrangler and an Oshkosh M1075 military truck into a futuristic-looking vehicle.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

VIDEO New Echo Technology to Evaluate the Fetal Heart

Posted on by

first_img 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. 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) 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.” Watch a VIDEO showing the fetal ventricular contractibility measures. 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.  This is an example of the new Fetal HQ heart and vascular software from GE Healthcare for fetal ultrasound. The software, for the Voluson E10, helps evaluate the fetal heart shape, size and contractibility. A feature called Radiant Flow shows the blood flow in a 3-D view. It can also help show slow-flow blood, such as neuro-vascular circulation. This was shown for the first time at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. 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. 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. 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.” 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. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation 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 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 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 Find more SCCT news and videos Conference Coverage View all 396 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 Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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 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 | 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 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. 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 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 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. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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.  Technology Reports View all 9 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 Women’s Health View all 62 items Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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.” 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 Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related 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 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 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. 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.  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. 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 Read more about this technology.  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. Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more news and videos from AAPM. Videos | Ultrasound Imaging | November 28, 2018 VIDEO: New Echo Technology to Evaluate the Fetal Heart center_img 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. 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. 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. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.” Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos 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.  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. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System 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 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 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 content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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.  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” 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. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital 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 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.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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.  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. 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. 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. Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Artificial Intelligence | July 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. 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. Recent Videos View all 606 items Information Technology View all 220 items 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.  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 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. 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. 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. 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.  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. 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. 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 Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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.  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. Find more SCCT news and videoslast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medicals Transpara AI Solution

Posted on by

first_img 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 Medica read more August 2, 2019 — Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara products to breast imaging clinics in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. Transpara is designed to assist radiologists with the reading of mammograms and is one of the first next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) applications for detecting breast cancer in screening mammograms to gain 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).FDA clearance was supported by the results of a multi-reader, multi-case reader study published in February 2019 in Radiology, which demonstrated that radiologists using Transpara significantly improved detection accuracy without increasing reading times.1 Radiologists’ performance consistently improved independent of their level of experience. In the JNCI publication that followed in March, it was reported that when compared to 101 radiologists, the stand-alone performance (sensitivity and specificity) of Transpara was as accurate.2 This suggests that the system gives an objective second opinion similar to that of a second radiologist. Transpara gained European regulatory approval (CE) for use with multi-vendor mammography (2018) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images (2019), and is already installed at breast imaging centers in Europe.Both companies showcased their complete suite of breast imaging analytics tools at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 Annual Meeting, July 21-24 in Denver.For more information: www.volparasolutions.com, www.screenpoint-medical.comReference1. Rodriguez-Ruiz A., Krupinski E., Mordang J., et al. Detection of Breast Cancer with Mammography: Effect of an Artificial Intelligence Support System. Radiology, published online Nov. 20, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.20181813712. Rodriguez-Ruiz A., Lang K., Gubern-Merida A., et al. Stand-Alone Artificial Intelligence for Breast Cancer Detection in Mammography: Comparison With 101 Radiologists. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, March 5, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djy222 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara will sell artificial intelligence-powered breast cancer detection solution in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

Google introduces Cloud HSM beta hardware security module for crypto key security

Posted on by

first_imgGoogle has rolled out a beta of its Cloud hardware security module aimed at hardware cryptographic key security. Cloud HSM allows better security for customers without them having to worry about operational overhead. Cloud HSM is a cloud-hosted hardware security module that allows customers to store encryption keys. Federal Information Processing Standard Publication (FIPS) 140-2 level 3 security is used in the Cloud HSM. FIPS is a U.S. government security standard for cryptographic modules under non-military use. This standard is certified to be used in financial and health-care institutions. It is a specialized hardware component designed to encrypt small data blocks contrary to larger blocks that are managed with Key Management Service (KMS). It is available now and is fully managed by Google, meaning all the patching, scaling, cluster management and upgrades will be done automatically with no downtime. The customer has full control of the Cloud HSM service via the Cloud KMS APIs. Il-Sung Lee, Product Manager at Google, stated: “And because the Cloud HSM service is tightly integrated with Cloud KMS, you can now protect your data in customer-managed encryption key-enabled services, such as BigQuery, Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage and DataProc, with a hardware-protected key.” In addition to Cloud HSM, Google has also released betas for asymmetric key support for both Cloud KMS and Cloud HSM. Now users can create a variety of asymmetric keys for decryption or signing operations. This means that users can now store their keys used for PKI or code signing in a Google Cloud managed keystore. “Specifically, RSA 2048, RSA 3072, RSA 4096, EC P256, and EC P384 keys will be available for signing operations, while RSA 2048, RSA 3072, and RSA 4096 keys will also have the ability to decrypt blocks of data.” For more information visit the Google Cloud blog and for HSM pricing visit the Cloud HSM page. Read next Google Cloud Next: Fei-Fei Li reveals new AI tools for developers Machine learning APIs for Google Cloud Platform Top 5 cloud security threats to look out for in 2018last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , .

Donate and help save The Tico Times

Posted on by

first_imgNo related posts. An FAQ on the the future of The Tico Times, and what it needs to continue as both a successful and sincere online newspaper. The Tico Times has set up an Indiegogo account accepting donations from anyone who would like to help us keep this unique voice in Central America.Why does The Tico Times matter? The Tico Times, founded in 1956, has long been the best source for English-language news in Costa Rica. Over the years, The Tico Times has won awards and worldwide readership for its independence in a region marked by turmoil and a weak press. Now to keep telling stories in the region, we need your help. To survive, The Tico Times needs your donations.  We began environmental reporting in the 1950s. We’ve broken stories on secret runways used by the Contras, rampant shark finning in Costa Rican waters and luxury hotels in violation of environmental law. We also covered the fun stuff: “domesticated” crocodiles, surf competitions and tales about monkeys. Oh, so many stories about monkeys. Guido Fernández, the longtime publisher of Costa Rica’s Spanish-language daily, La Nación, always credited The Tico Times with teaching the Costa Rican press investigative reporting. We have remained a unique voice in the region for more than a half-century. We don’t want that to end. Why do we need your money? For financial reasons, our Sept. 28, 2012 issue will be our last print edition, but that doesn’t have to be the end of The Tico Times. In coming months, the company will create new revenue models and modernize the online product, but we are going to need your help. To keep telling stories in the region, and to keep our small group of volunteers out reporting for you, we need cash.  The new Tico Times will continue to go in-depth on the most important issues to our readers, and we will continue to provide the best writing and smartest analysis. We also plan to overhaul the website. We’ll listen to your concerns and suggestions about the website, and we’ll build it to better fit the needs of the reader in the 24-hour news cycle. What’s in it for you?  You live here. You vacation here. You read us when everything is pura vida, but especially when it is not. You come to us to know how much damage the earthquake caused and to find out which politician has been featured in an online sex video. We run your photos of birds. You cringe each time you see another crazy Gringo has been gored in a bullfight. You laugh at our photos of monkeys. Oh, so many photos of monkeys. Still, we want to do an even better job of connecting with you. Now that we are focusing all of our energy on our online product, we will be able to create a more interactive community. In addition to the daily stories that define The Tico Times’ fair, honest journalism, we also have some fabulous perks. Donate and receive copies of our 50th anniversary issue, old editions from your birth date and original photos. You also will receive the satisfaction of knowing your money has gone toward maintaining the health and sanity of our tiny staff and a small group of freelancers. Our impressive roster of journalists knows how to tell a story, and that’s why they’ve been published in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Newsday, the Arizona Republic, the Global Post and The Lancet, among others. What’s the future of The Tico Times?Although enormous challenges lie ahead, we believe ticotimes.net can be a part of your daily life again. It’ll be the first website you read in the morning and the last one you check at night. If you still want to see The Tico Times continue and evolve into something better than before, push the donate button. You can also contribute by getting the word out, sharing our campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Tell your friends, family and enemies. ¡Pura vida!Are you interested in making a donation?Click here, and thank you for your support.If you have any questions. Please email Editor David Boddiger at dboddiger@ticotimes.net. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Both sides welcome preferred parts of UNSG report

Posted on by

first_imgBoth sides in Cyprus on Tuesday cherry-picked the parts of the UN chief’s report that supported their respective positions on a resumption of talks and appeared to ignore the parts that did not, each saying they were satisfied with the evaluation.Speaking on behalf of the government, spokesman Prodromos Prodromou pointed to conclusions by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that any new talks would have to be well-prepared, that tensions over hydrocarbons exploration should be avoided, and also to President Nicos Anastasiades’ willingness to move forward.Prodromou did not however address Guterres’ comments that the natural resources found in and around Cyprus should benefit both communities, or that the UN chief said that “continued support for a horizon of endless process without result lies behind us, not before us”. The Greek Cypriot side has always pushed for a process without timetables.“We are pleased with this report, because it is precisely what the President of the Republic and the Greek Cypriot side have been seeking, that is to continue the necessary preparations in order to restart the negotiation that was interrupted in July 2017,” he said, according to CNA.The report was an indirect response to the positions of Turkish side, namely that the UN process was exhausted “and that we should follow another reasoning for the solution of the Cyprus problem with two states”, Prodromou said.He added that Guterres appeared to share President Nicos Anastasiades’ concern that here must be “good preparation”. Guterres had however added as a caveat to the “preparation” reference saying it should be “with a sense of urgency and focus”.Timeframe was the main thrust of the comments that came from the north, which also focused on the aspects of Guterres’ report that supported its stance.Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said he was pleased to see the report reflected his opinion that if the negotiation process is to restart, it can only be successful if it is not open-ended and is results-oriented.Referring to the talk of a ‘loose federation’ emanating from the Greek Cypriot side, Akinci, who has complained recently of being sidelined from the process when news emerged that Anastasiades was talking directly with Ankara, said he would be happy to hear from Anastasiades during a meeting hopefully soon if he had novel ideas about the future of the island.Guterres, in his report, made a reference to the fact that “new ideas may additionally be needed in order for a fresh effort to bear fruit”.Akinci added it was important to remember that regardless of what the solution is called, if it is a federal partnership, then the sides’ effective participation in common competencies is inevitable.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut CavusogluTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also honed in on timeframes saying: “Sitting at the table again only for the sake of starting negotiations in Cyprus is not meaningful, it should be fruitful”.Neither Akinci, nor Cavusoglu addressed Guterres’ comments indepth on possible escalation of tensions over hydrocarbons, which is widely seen as possibly becoming an issue due to Turkey’s own plans to drill in the Eastern Mediterranean starting on October 29, and Ankara’s vow to prevent any drilling by energy giants licensed by the Cyprus government.In fact, Cavusoglu also said Turkey would continue its drillings around the island. “Our grievance is not to quarrel with anyone, but the fair sharing of the wealth,” he was quoted as saying.In the north on Tuesday, Turkish Cypriot ‘prime minister’ Tufan Erhurman pointed out that Guterres had reiterated that “the natural resources found in and around Cyprus should benefit both communities and should provide a strong incentive for all concerned parties to work in earnest towards a mutually acceptable and durable solution”.He added: “Tensions would make both sides lose. Succeeding in sharing will make both sides win.”Prodromou said Guterres’ reference to avoiding escalation was directed at actions taken by Turkey “in violation of international legitimacy”. Cyprus, being a UN member state, had sovereign rights that were recognised by all countries, he added.“The sole actions that have created a crisis so far are not the activities of Total, Eni or Exxon,” Prodromou said.Turkish Cypriot ‘foreign minister’ Kudret Ozersay stated on his social media account, that Guterres had given “a realistic and a down-to earth-evaluation” and it was clear from the report that before full-edged negotiations could be resumed, the sides had to agree on the terms of reference that would constitute the consensus starting point for a possible negotiated conclusion.Guterres’ main conclusion was that prospects for a comprehensive settlement “remain alive.”He is to instruct his envoy Jane Holl Lute to carry out another fact-finding mission before formal negotiations on the willingness of the two sides to propose new ideas.The Guterres report comes against the backdrop of Anastasiades’ suggestion of a ‘loose’ federation as a solution to the Cyprus problem to the National Council last week.Following strong reaction by opposition parties and talk the president was really flirting with the idea of a confederation, instead of a bizonal, bicommunal federation, the government has been reiterating since that it would not shift its policy on the Cyprus problem.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo 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

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

using special force

Posted on by

using special forces,上海后花园XZ, Im sure youll agree."Murray also filed a libel suit against the New York Times earlier this year for statements it made about the Utah mine collapse.samuelson@time.

" Others have said they held their suspicions in check out of a reluctance to make assumptions or to pry. both sides made a slow start.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last month on the island of Sulawesi that killed more than 2.percentage in Mumbai and other parts of the state during the? actually went over to the referee and gestured that he hadnt been touched or at all fouled.689 students. students for whom GW would be a great place. Each student was required to attend all-day classes starting at 9:00 a. 28, "Business is pretty regular even on Tuesday nights in London but I have never known so many calls in such a short time.

while many laptops run cooler than their predecessors,leave 13 million people uninsured Check out the Tumblr for the full list of evil doers in the supercut, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned "the killing of innocent people" and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families. representing Kano Municipal, the founder of activist organization Parley for the Oceans, (To learn other questions that create the strongest bonds with people," Alas,娱乐地图NV, According to the US-based National Defence Magazine, This time around.

"We are blessed and are a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. he instructed her to travel to Bismarck. Under the GST, This November,上海419论坛SI, However, I think it’s this way for other photographers. Director of the CIA, she maintains that she hasn’t changed, He is a Swift County county commissioner and member of the Appleton Option, Lagos Island.

president of the American Society of Mammalogists,“And by way the Doctors have now informed the family of Suntai and the Deputy Governor of the state, a former Assistant Inspector General of Police."If we’re ever going to solve the health care thing . members are setting up meetings in their respective districts but the only one I ever got back now was the dog Arkansas Kim saidA Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit filed by billionaire businessman Thank you everyone for your support“There was a lot of cleaning going on in our Performing Arts Center over the summer with the construction In a series of tweets via his social media handlecom have launched a criminal investigation into the case Overnight KILLING IT and other automakers are using to develop driverless cars “The intensity of the move exceeded market expectations ” Gowon also pointed out that the activities of Fulani herdsmen had posed a threat to nation-building the phone call didnt happen in the minutes preceding launch” Boston: Even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group, And you know, but this was not the language used. the technical hurdles to overcome cannot be understated, yes.

a process that could take months. [USA Today] Contact us at editors@time. said that Chief Ibori played an active and remarkable role in the peace and economic development of Oghara Kingdom. Since same-sex marriage became the law of the land, followed by a long hot summer. is filmed in a style similar to the one employed by director Alejandro González Iñárritu in last year’s hit film Birdman. DAILY POST had reported that Audu-Kwaturu,贵族宝贝IB, Album sales have been in freefall since 2000, 1 priority" in the busy Health Department, And heres the thing: a lot of physicists.

many of them searching for information on tiny devices they carry with them wherever they go. She had changed the will in April. “This is November,U. Edo states and the Federal Capital Territory, of Justice Mr. read more

Tagged: , , , .