Cong laps up Olympian Sakhsis tweet to ridicule BJP govt

first_imgChandigarh, Mar 7 (PTI) The Congress today sought to ridicule the Haryana government on its promise of rewarding Olympic medallists, latching on to bronze medal winning Sakshi Maliks allegation that she was yet to get these incentives.Congress MLA Karan Singh Dalal from Palwal attacked the government over the alleged denial of incentives to Sakshi despite states Sports Minister Anil Vij telling the assembly that she was “given a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore the day she set her foot in India upon her return from Rio Olympics”.Lapping up Sakshis tweet, Dalal said, “A girl who did not make only her state but the entire country proud with her feat, is forced to tweet and ask for what should have been given to her much earlier.”The government has gone back on its promises and it should immediately honour all of them made to Sakshi.”But rejecting Dalals allegations, the minister said Sakshi had also been promised a job by the government but she wanted it in her hometown Rohtak.”We found that there was no job suiting her profile in Rohtak). Accordingly, we created a special post of Director Sports in Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. The MDU universitys executive body is holding a meet on March 11 and she will get the job on the same day as all necessary formalities will be completed,” he said.Three days ago, Sakshi had claimed she had not yet got the incentives promised to her by the government for winning the bronze medal at the Rio Games.advertisement”Medal ka vada maine pura kiya, Haryana sarkar apna vada kab pura karegi? (I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal for the country, when will the Haryana government fulfil its promise?),” Sakshi had tweeted.”Announcements made by the Haryana government after my OLYMPIC MEDAL win were for MEDIA ONLY?,” she had further posted on her Twitter handle.The Haryana government had announced before Olympics Rs 6 crore for gold medallists, Rs 4 crore for silver and Rs 2.5 crore for bronze medal winners.On the issue of reward to her coach, Vij said the government had asked the Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi to give the name of one coach for the reward.”We asked her to give an affidavit and name one coach who get the reward. She gave names of two coaches initially. Later, she named three coaches in another affidavit claiming she was trained by them. Then she asked us to promote another coach of hers, while yet another coach from Rohtak submitted a request to the government claiming he was Sakshis real coach. “We cannot give the financial reward to 5-6 coaches, we have asked her to decide and give name of one coach and we will give him the award. But that has not been given yet,” Vij stated. (MORE) PTI SUN RAX ZMNlast_img read more

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Minister Thwaites Urges Students to Cherish their Education

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has called on students to make the best use of what they are being taught, as when they excel, this with boost the development of the nation.The Minister, who was delivering the keynote address at a Jamaica Day 2013 function, held on Thursday, February 22, at the Trelawny multi-purpose Stadium, in the parish, also highlighted the importance of patriotism.“Thanks to all of the students and teachers who have made this special effort to recognise Jamaica Day. We do it because we love our country, and because we know who we are as a people. Today, we understand how we can use our music and our songs to become excellent in all of the other areas of life. I long for the day, at a Jamaica Day in the future, we celebrate our Mathematics and our science expertise,” he added.Jamaica Day 2013, held under the theme: “Celebrating Jamaica: I am On It,” is aimed at strengthening the appreciation of the country’s independence; heightening citizens’ sense of identity; increasing commitment to Jamaica’s development; and renewing awareness of the connection between personal excellence, and the national good.The day started with a Proclamation by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, read by Custos of Trelawny, Hon. Paul Muschette, which cited the reasons for Jamaica Day. This was followed by scores of students performing cultural pieces.last_img read more

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15 Per Cent Growth in Mining Sector

first_imgStory Highlights He said the sale of the Alpart refinery in St. Elizabeth to Chinese entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company Ltd. (JISCO), and the facility’s subsequent re-opening have contributed to an upturn in the bauxite industry, adding that this will continue with the upgrades that are scheduled to take place at the plant. Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, told delegates attending the 24th Bauxite and Mining Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in St. James on Wednesday (February 28) that noteworthy changes taking place have given the industry a much-needed boost. Significant developments in the bauxite industry over the past year have resulted in 15 per cent growth in Jamaica’s mining sector for the October to December 2017 quarter. Significant developments in the bauxite industry over the past year have resulted in 15 per cent growth in Jamaica’s mining sector for the October to December 2017 quarter.Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, told delegates attending the 24th Bauxite and Mining Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in St. James on Wednesday (February 28) that noteworthy changes taking place have given the industry a much-needed boost.He said the sale of the Alpart refinery in St. Elizabeth to Chinese entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company Ltd. (JISCO), and the facility’s subsequent re-opening have contributed to an upturn in the bauxite industry, adding that this will continue with the upgrades that are scheduled to take place at the plant.Mr. Henry highlighted a framework agreement that has been signed between the Government and JISCO to undertake major improvement works at the refinery and Port Kaiser.“The agreement includes the expansion of the existing refinery capacity from 1.65 to two million tonnes per annum, the construction of a new alumina refinery, the construction of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant and special economic zone and the expansion of Port Kaiser to accommodate mega ships and an LNG facility” he said.The Minister added that the sale of Noranda Bauxite Mines to New Day Aluminium Jamaica Ltd. has also resulted in steady improvement of production and exports.The sale of Noranda’s stake in the St. Ann Bauxite Ltd. took place in October 2016.Mr. Henry also pointed out that construction of Jamaica’s first LNG facility at the Jamalco bauxite plant in Clarendon has commenced.“This is significant because of its intention to bring about production efficiencies and lessen the impact on the environment. We expect a multiplier effect on the communities surrounding the plant and the wider economy to be positively impacted,” he said.last_img read more

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Hank Baskett To Host 2nd Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament

first_imgThe 2nd Annual Hank Baskett Classic presented by bebe will be held on May 16-17, 2013 at Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and will support Bonnie J. Addario and the Lung Cancer Foundation (LCF).A VIP Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 16, 2013, beginning at 7:00pm. This invitation only event is being held for sponsors and celebrities on an outdoor terrace of the Terranea Resort and Spa and will feature a cocktail reception overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Celebrities expected to attend the event include Hank Baskett, Kendra Wilkinson, Bob Guiney, Byron Russell, Greg Camarillo, Gretchen Rossi, Jasmine Dustin, Jay Harris, Jessica Hall, Katie Cleary, Kirk Morrison, Mark McMillian, Mike Roe, Riki Rachtman, Slade Smiley, Stephen Bishop and Stephen Colletti.The Hank Baskett Classic Golf Tournament will take place at Trump National Golf Club on Friday, May 17, 2013. Registration for this exclusive event will begin at 12:00 noon, followed by lunch and a shotgun start at 2:00pm. The event will conclude with an awards dinner. Hank is pleased to present this year’s Hank Baskett Sr. Spirit Award to Dr. Ross Camidge. Dr. Camidge is credited with successfully treating Hank’s father after meeting him through the Lung Cancer Foundation.Founded in 2006, LCF has raised over $10 million for Lung Cancer research, patient services and awareness. Their goal is to turn Lung Cancer into a manageable disease through efforts focused on early detection, genetic testing, drug discovery and patient-focused outcomes. The Hank Baskett Classic, through the support of Hank Baskett III, aims to raise money for people of all ages affected by this life-threatening disease. Proceeds will benefit LCF to help increase survival rates of people affected by the #1 cancer killer. The events, and your contribution at these events, will make an impact on the lives of so many, including the Baskett Family.The Griffin Gives Foundation is proud to partner with the Baskett Family for this incredible two-day event. Since its inception, The Griffin Gives Foundation has been dedicated to supporting organizations committed to making a difference in the lives of others. At its core, the foundation aims to provide support for all ages, in all areas, and help fight every cause. By attending the Hank Baskett Golf Classic, participants will experience the foundation’s genuine commitment firsthand. Any opportunity to give back is an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.Find out more here.last_img read more

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‘Backing talented players like Rishabh has worked for us’

first_imgNew Delhi: With Delhi Capitals placed comfortably at the second spot in the ongoing IPL, head coach Ricky Ponting on Friday said keeping faith in talented players like Rishabh Pant has helped the team in finding the form at this crucial juncture of the competition. “There have been questions asked about where we should have dropped certain players in some matches, but I believe when you have talented players in your squad, you just keep backing them. We have players who can turn it around quite quickly as it takes just one innings or match to get going in a tournament like this,” the 44-year-old Australian legend said. “… players like Rishabh might have had certain thoughts about World Cup selection, but to be honest, that 78 not out in the first match against Mumbai got us the win. I’m glad he found form again against RR, and what you want from players like him in such a tournament is that they win you three or four matches each throughout the season, and he has won two games for us so far, and if he remains in form, he can get a couple of more wins.” Delhi Capitals now have 14 points from 11 matches, which include seven wins and four losses, and Ponting believes that his team is peaking at the right time. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”We have won the last four out of our five matches, and with three more matches to go, I feel we are going in the right direction. I am happy that the team is peaking at the right time, with better communication amongst the group,” he said. Asked which victory he has enjoyed the most, Ponting said that the away win against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs was the sweetest in terms of turning it around from a losing situation. “I really liked the Hyderabad win because we did not do much right in that match but still found a way to win. It was more the way we fought back, probably after their batting powerplay, they batted second and they were 60-0, and the game was starting to slip away but there were some really good signs in that game from our side,” said the former Australia captain.last_img read more

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Vice Media to cut 10 per cent of workforce

NEW YORK — Vice Media is cutting 250 jobs globally as it seeks to shore up its profitability. It is the latest round of layoffs as the media industry contracts.The cuts affect about 10 per cent of Vice’s 2,500 staff, said company spokeswoman Danielle Carrig. But she said Vice plans to add jobs as well in departments including sales and digital news as it focuses on its units with potential for growth.The media industry has been facing a wave of layoffs as Facebook and Google gobble up the bulk of digital advertising dollars. Digital media company BuzzFeed said last week it is cutting 200 people. Verizon is cutting about 800 jobs in its media division, which includes Yahoo and HuffPost.Vice has grown from a Canadian magazine to a global media company.The Associated Press read more

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UN says it will support Congolese troops enforcing Kinshasa ultimatum if needed

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the DRC, William Lacy Swing, said that some 50 supporters of Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba have already left the capital as a result of the ultimatum imposed by the Congolese army following Tuesday’s violence in Kinshasa. The ultimatum came a day after the Supreme Court building and police vehicles were burned during clashes between police and Mr. Bemba’s supporters over a court filing challenging the provisional results of the elections, which forecasted Mr. Bemba’s defeat by incumbent President Joseph Kabila. “Mr. Swing said that the Congolese army, if necessary, will be backed by UN peacekeepers in enforcing the ultimatum, whose implementation is proceeding peacefully,” a UN spokesman said today in New York. The UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) strongly condemned this week’s violence and again called on Wednesday for all sides involved to resolve any differences peacefully. “A lot of blood has already been spilt in this country, and the Congolese have understood and accepted that the ‘hatchet must be buried.’ MONUC reminds those who refuse to understand this, that protests can only be held by peaceful and legal means, through the rule of law,” MONUC spokesman Kemal Saiki said. The elections for president, national and local assemblies, which began at the end of July and culminated with the presidential run-off on 29 October, were the first free polls in more than four decades. They were the largest and most complex elections that the UN has ever helped to organize and were aimed at cementing the vast and impoverished country’s transition to stability after a brutal six-year civil war, which cost 4 million lives through fighting and attendant hunger and disease. Factional fighting has remained a problem since the end of the war, especially in the east. In another development in the DRC, Mr. Saiki said today that a UN human rights team had found a mass grave in an army camp in eastern Ituri district holding around 30 bodies, including women and children, adding that the military prosecutor is investigating and two soldiers have been arrested. In addition to its peacekeeping role, MONUC inaugurated a gardening project this week to help the capital’s street children, who are often accused of sorcery and maltreated by society. The project will help pay for the children’s schooling, food and other needs, the mission said, adding it is one of over 200 similar initiatives completed over the past few years aimed at improving the lives of the most depressed sectors of society. read more

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UN refugee chief shocked as dozens of Africans die in boat tragedy

In a news release, António Guterres commended the swift action taken by the Italian Coast Guard to save lives, but had also “expressed his dismay at a rising global phenomenon of migrants and people fleeing conflict or persecution and perishing at sea.”According to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), of the estimated 500 passengers on the boat, believed to be Eritreans, only 147 have been rescued so far. The boat, which originated from Libya, caught fire half a mile from the coast. Media reports suggest there are still some 200 passengers that are unaccounted for.UNHCR said it is actively engaging with countries in the region to provide effective alternatives for people resorting to taking these dangerous journeys so they do not have to risk their lives.Today’s incident is the second boat disaster this week off Italy’s coast. Thirteen men drowned off the southern coast of Italy on Monday when they attempted to swim ashore from a foundering vessel. read more

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Larmée américaine développe son propre magasin dapplications

first_imgL’armée américaine développe son propre magasin d’applicationsAussi surprenant que cela puisse paraître, l’armée US lance son propre magasin d’applications.Les technologies mobiles sont à la mode. Et après, les iPad pour l’US Air Force, l’armée américaine lance donc www.marketplace.army.mil, une plateforme qui permettra de télécharger des applications comme des manuels d’entrainement. Cela devrait permettre de renforcer la collaboration et la productivité entre différents départements militaires. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?D’après la directrice des systèmes d’informations, Susan Lawrence, “App Marketplace est au centre des stratégies de l’armée pour réduire le temps de déploiement des applications auprès des troupes”.Aujourd’hui, le store de l’armée n’aurait qu’une douzaine d’applications disponibles exclusivement sur les smartphones d’Apple, mais ceux sous Android devraient suivre rapidement. L’armée compte ainsi équiper ses soldats de téléphones et tablettes tactiles pour pouvoir communiquer rapidement et efficacement entre régiments.La plateforme n’est pas encore disponible, mais, comme quoi, il y a vraiment une application pour tout sur l’iPhone…Le 27 mars 2012 à 20:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Bot Care leads a legion of new Samsung robots at CES 2019

first_img Post a comment Robots Samsung 85 Photos Share your voice James Martin/CNET Samsung kicked off its CES 2019 press conference with its Bixby virtual assistant and ended it with an introduction of four new robotics initiatives, including Bot Care, a personal health care assistant that can handle an array of health monitoring tasks, some of which were demonstrated live on stage. Read: Samsung pushes Bixby into robots, cars at CES 2019The other programs unveiled included Samsung Bot Air, which uses sensors to monitor air quality and detect pollution sources, and Bot Retail, a platform that will let robotic assistants field customer questions and requests, and help out with ordering and payment chores. The company’s GEMS platform promises to help athletes train and give support to people with mobility issues.Yoon Lee, Samsung’s SVP of Content and Services, Product Innovation, introduced the robotics platform at the end the company’s keynote, echoing Steve Jobs’ famous prompt of “one more thing.” At that point, a white robot — Bot Care — rolled out on stage and engaged in a short conversation. Lee placed a finger on its digital face, and Bot Care checked his blood pressure and heart rate. samsung-ces-2019-7335The Bot Care robot on stage with Samsung executives Yoon Lee and Gary Lee. James Martin/CNET The introduction was mostly high-level and conceptual. Gary Lee, the head of Samsung’s AI Center, characterized Bot Care as “a partner for everyday tasks” with the mission of keeping you and your family members healthy — even if they don’t live with you, suggesting that Bot Care can be monitored and controlled remotely. 0 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Smart Home All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019 Tagslast_img read more

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Justin Bieber shares intimate bedroom selfie with wife Hailey Baldwin

first_imgJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin BieberInstagramJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are one of the coolest couples of this generation. Even after backlash from Justin fans who preferred Selena Gomez, Hailey has stood with Justin in every thick and thin. And it looks like Justin is grateful for all the love and support he has received from his wife.On Tuesday, the Sorry singer took to Instagram to share an intimate bedroom selfie with his wife. In the picture, Hailey Baldwin’s head is resting on Justin Bieber’s shirtless chest. The picture shows how much Justin has grown in a year and how much he adores being with his wife.The 25-year-old Justin Bieber captioned the picture, “My lips get jealous of my arms cuz I can hold you with them.” Well, isn’t this something truly romantic? The beautiful picture soon went viral and as of this writing, it is liked by more than 7 million fans on Instagram.Check out the beautiful picture below: Justin Bieber with wife Hailey BaldwinJustin Bieber (@justinbieber/Instagram)This uploaded picture also has a whole together different meaning for Justin Bieber’s fans. This intimate picture comes just days after the married couple celebrated their one year anniversary of the marriage proposal. If you all remember, it was back on July 7, last year, when we reported how Justin and Hailey went on a mini-vacation in The Bahamas where the Canadian pop star asked the model to marry him. Several speculated that Justin and Hailey will get married somewhere in 2019 but as it turned out, they secretly tied the knot in September 2018 itself.There were many who stated back then that Justin’s marriage with Hailey will not last a year. But as we all know, these two completes each other perfectly.Ever since then, Justin and Hailey are enjoying their blessed marriage life. The couple wishes to throw a huge party for their family and friends to celebrate their marriage but due to some unforeseen circumstances, they are not able to finalize on a second marriage date. There were several reports that claimed that Justin and Hailey will have a huge Christian wedding in March 2019 but due to Justin’s health, the couple decided to postpone the wedding date.last_img read more

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Homeland Security Secretary Defends Separating Families Who Cross Border Illegally

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty ImagesHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that calls for separating families who cross the border illegally, saying the undocumented immigrants shouldn’t get special treatment.“That’s no different than what we do every day in every part of the United States — when an adult of a family commits a crime,” she told NPR. “If you as a parent break into a house, you will be incarcerated by police and thereby separated from your family.”“Illegal aliens should not get just different rights because they happen to be illegal aliens,” she added.In a wide-ranging interview with NPR’s John Burnett airing on All Things Considered, Nielsen stood by the policy announced earlier this week as well as the administration’s broader crackdown on illegal immigration, saying her department is merely following the law.She says if the public wants different immigration laws, then it is up to Congress to change them — and that the fierce criticism directed at her department is unwarranted.“The pushback in terms of us enforcing the law is inappropriate and unacceptable. If somebody wants a different law, they should go to Congress and get a different law passed. But we took an oath and we will uphold the laws of this country,” she said.Nielsen’s five-month tenure so far as homeland security secretary has already been consequential — and controversial.Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the zero tolerance policy earlier this week, and on Tuesday Nielsen appeared on Capitol Hill where she faced questions from skeptical lawmakers.Under the policy, DHS will begin referring for prosecution anyone it catches trying to enter the United States unlawfully. Immigrant advocates criticized the announcement, saying it’s cruel to separate children from their parents.“The law says if you cross between the ports of entry you are entering without inspection and that is a crime,” Nielsen said. “First time is misdemeanor.”“After that it’s a felony,” she added, “and then it goes on from there. So that hasn’t changed; that’s the underlying law. Our policy has not changed and that is if you break the law we will refer you for prosecution.”Nielsen clarified that the policy is targeting families who try to illegally cross away from a port of entry. Families who present themselves at a ports of entry can ask for asylum. They will get a “credible fear” interview, and they will not be prosecuted, she said.Also on her watch, DHS has also canceled temporary protected status for immigrants from a number of countries, including El Salvador, Honduras and Nepal. The program is a form of humanitarian relief offered to immigrants of countries struggling with the aftermath of war or natural disasters.The Washington Post reported Tuesday that U.S. diplomats in those countries had cabled the State Department, urging against revoking TPS for fear that the countries could not safely reabsorb tens of thousands of returning nationals.Nielsen again insisted that she is only following the law.“I was required to take that action by the law, pure and simple,” said Nielsen. “The statute is very clear. If the conditions that originated from the designating event no longer exist, the statute says the secretary shall terminate. To pretend that conditions continue to exist from a hurricane 20 years ago is a fiction.”Nielsen was referring to a 1998 hurricane that struck Honduras, killing thousands and creating a migrant flow to the States. Administration officials insist that conditions in Honduras have improved.As the Trump administration ends TPS for those countries, hundreds of thousands of people will lose legal status.Nielsen, 45, previously served as chief of staff for Gen. John Kelly when he was homeland security secretary, then followed him to the White House when he became President Trump’s chief of staff and continued as his deputy.Trump nominated her to succeed Kelly at homeland security late last year. She was confirmed in December. Prior to that, she served in George W. Bush’s administration as special assistant to the president and sat on the White House Homeland Security Council.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Buy This Comic Mister Miracle 1

first_img Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on target “Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.You might say Scott Free has everything … so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.”Before we get into it, I want to make it known that this particular issue is super dark. If you’re not comfortable with the mention of suicide and mental health, please know that I have to touch upon that topic in this review.MISTER MIRACLE #1(W): Tom King (A, C): Mitch Gerads (L): Clayton Cowles (CA): Nick DeringtonMister Miracle #1, written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads is a new series from DC Comics. Mister Miracle, created by Jack Kirby is a New Gods with an affiliation with the Justice League. It’s a hell of a first issue that leaves you breathless and wanting more. Due to the subject matter, it’s a loaded first issue, but that doesn’t stop you from wanting to dive deep into the legend that is Scott Free.via DC ComicsIf you’re unfamiliar with the original story of Mister Miracle aka Scott Free, picking up this issue will be a fresh start. I have to admit. I had limited knowledge about Mister Miracle before reading this issue, and this first issue doesn’t lose me. This story guides you into what may happen in the main arc. It’s bringing you back into the world of the New Gods with the looming enemy Darkseid knocking on the door. It’s such a fantastic reintroduction to a character that lives a life in the spotlight, but rarely ever thought twice of.Tom King writes this new Mister Miracle with such emotion and depth. King knows how to humanize our superheroes to the point where they become a brand new thing for us. He was spectacular with this when he wrote Vision (Marvel), and with his Batman run, but now we’re seeing a side of a character that not a lot of people know about, and King tells us quickly that he’s making this his own.This issue is fascinating because of King’s writing. Like I said before, he humanizes his superheroes, but this is the most human a superhero can get. We open the issue with Scott’s attempted suicide and his mental health starting to deteriorate as you read a long. You, like Scott, don’t know what’s going on, but that’s okay! You can tell that theirs something up with him and that it will have a lasting effect, but the way that other people treat him is something to behold. He gets punished for doing what he does instead of supported. Scott is supposed to stay active and continue in the face of adversity, but he’s just so tired. It’s heartbreaking to watch. As tragic as it is, it sets the character’s mindset into perspective and quickly puts us with Scott wanting to follow his journey.via DC ComicsI can gush about Mitch Gerads art in this issue, but I’ll keep it short and quick. He has remarkable in this first issue. From the first page turn, I instantly fell in love. He brings a grain-like grit to his art almost as if you’re watching TV static throughout. His colors are bright, but muted and dull, again like the static on your TV. Each panel made you feel like you’re watching an episode. It made you feel as disjointed and deteriorated as Scott feels. Mitch’s art, colors and inks blend so well with Tom’s words. They’ve worked together previously on Sheriff of Babylon (Vertigo) are shaping up to be a top tier creative force. You can purchase Mister Miracle #1 from Comixology and your local comic shop today.8/09/17 Releases – In addition to Mister Miracle #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Over the Garden Wall V.2 by Jim Campbell, George Mager, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien (W),  Danielle Burgos, Jim Campbell, George Mager, Cara McGee (A) KaBoom!Gotham Academy: Second Semester (The Final Issue) by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschhl (W), MSASSYK, Adam Archer, Sandra Hope (A), MSASSYK (C) and Steve Wands (L) DC ComicsWWE Summer Slam 2017 #1 by Box Brown, Ryan Ferrier, Derek Fridolfs, Aaron Gillespie, Ross Thibodeaux (W), Jorge Corona, Derek Fridolfs, Kendall Goode, Rob Guillory (A) Image ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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The Samsung Booth Features NeuroLogicas BodyTom

first_img 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 Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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) Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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. 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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 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 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 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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 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.” Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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. Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 17, 2014 The Samsung Booth Features NeuroLogica’s BodyTom 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 Technology Reports View all 9 items SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” 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. 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. 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 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 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 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 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. 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 View all 220 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.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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 Imagingcenter_img Recent Videos View all 606 items 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. 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. 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.  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Enterprise Imaging | 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. 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. 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. 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.  Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos 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. The BodyTom is the latest development in NeuroLogica’s portable computed tomography imaging line. It is a portable, full body, 32 slice CT that boasts an impressive 85 cm gantry and 60 cm field of view. The battery powered BodyTom can be transported from room to room and is compatible with PACS, surgical navigation, electronic medical records, and planning systems. Its unique capabilities provide high quality CT images wherever needed, including the clinic, ICU, OR and emergency/trauma department. The combination of rapid scan time, flexible settings and immediate image viewing makes the BodyTom a valuable tool to any facility needing versatile real time CT imaging. 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” 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.” 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.” 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 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. 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 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 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.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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. 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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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. 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 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.  Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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 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 | 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. 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.” 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. 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 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. 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. 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.  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. 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. 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.  Conference Coverage View all 396 items Women’s Health View all 62 items AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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: 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.last_img read more

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first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Trevor Knight (1) throws as Arizona Cardinals defensive end Peli Anau (63) pursues during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The Arizona Cardinals released linebacker Vontarrius Dora from the practice squad and added defensive lineman Peli Anau on Monday.Anau signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie out of Northern Arizona before they released him on Sept. 2.A Phoenix native who went to Horizon High School, Anau was an FCS All-American who recorded 55 tackles and a Big Sky Conference-leading 8.5 sacks as a senior. He added 15 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles for the Lumberjacks. 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki reported Saturday that Arizona had terminated Dora’s practice squad contract. The Louisiana Tech product recorded 147 tackles and 13.5 sacks in four years in college. He was signed by the Denver Broncos after going undrafted in 2016 and spent 13 weeks on their practice squad.Dora joined Arizona’s practice squad on Oct. 4. – / 37 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_imgA Romanian man facing charges relating to attempted murder after putting his Paphos flatmate in hospital using a golf club last July has asked for legal aid, it was reported on Tuesday.The 56-year-old did not answer the charges against him and requested legal aid after which the criminal court adjourned for October 2.The man is facing charges of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm in connection with an incident back in July when he allegedly injured his flatmate, 42, with a golf club.The pair started arguing after the 42-year-old, also from Romania, arrived at home late in the night and started making noise.The defendant is said to have used a golf club to hit his flatmate. The club broke in two and the man is alleged to have used one of the pieces to stab the 42-year-old.The man was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery for lung injury. The defendant claimed he did not stab his compatriot intentionally and that he had fallen on the broken club during the fracas.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgBy Elias HazouWITH global supermajor ENI having lost the game of chicken against Turkey in Cyprus’ economic waters – dramatically demonstrated by the drillship’s second brush with Turkish warships on Friday – it’s time Cyprus reassessed its strategy on hydrocarbons exploration, analysts say.Friday’s encounter – forcing the Saipem 12000 rig to finally withdraw from block 3 – laid to rest any doubts that Ankara was ready and willing to take on oil and gas multinationals to protect what it perceives as its national interests in the region.“It was a defeat for the Greek Cypriots, and a humiliating one at that,” comments Hubert Faustmann, a professor of history and political science at the University of Nicosia.“Two lessons can be gleaned,” he adds.“First, Turkey is prepared to go further than anyone else. Secondly, that energy firms will now think twice about projects in the Cypriot EEZ unless they are assured of the backing of their respective countries, because it’s now beyond clear that Cyprus, which is responsible for providing security to the drillships, is unable do that.”Having gambled and lost – at least this bout – a question mark hangs over the future of all gas exploration in the southeast section of the EEZ.ENI holds the concessions on blocks 2, 3, 8 and 9. A quick look at the map reveals that the largest segments of these acreages are ‘disputed’, in that they lie within what the breakaway regime calls its ‘exclusive economic zone’.Other than the interrupted drilling at the Soupia (Cuttlefish) site in block 3, ENI are contractually obligated to drill two more exploratory wells in any of their concessions in blocks 2, 3 and 9.Those concessions were awarded during the second licensing round in 2012 and, having already been renewed once, the licenses are soon set to expire.The licenses could be renewed, although there has been no word yet from officials.ENI also have concessions on blocks 6 (with Total) and 8 (alone). Part of block 8 is likewise contested by the breakaway regime, whereas part of block 6 is claimed by Turkey as being part of its ‘continental shelf’. These two blocks were awarded by Cyprus in the third licensing round.Block 10 (also third licensing round), awarded to ExxonMobil, is not contested by Turkey.The sizeable Calypso gas find, announced recently by ENI, lies in block 6 but not in an acreage claimed by Turkey.It’s been suggested that, in retrospect, Cyprus may have made a tactical mistake in awarding the ‘contested blocks’ in the east and southeast to ENI.Events have shown that the Italian state – which is part-owner of ENI – was not prepared to jeopardize relations with Turkey over block 3.“Perhaps Total, a French multinational, or ExxonMobil, would not be bullied by Turkey,” offers Faustmann.“In a sense, it was clever of Turkey to ‘pick on’ the Italians. But we are only speculating here. On the other hand, I don’t think Total or Exxon would be willing either to stand up to the Turkish fleet unless they knew in advance they had the full backing of the nations concerned.”At any rate, Cyprus’ strategy of testing Turkey’s resolve appears to have backfired, as a result of which energy companies will probably lay low for the time being before embarking on new exploration activities in that part of the EEZ.For Faustmann, Turkey’s primary motive for blocking Cyprus’ energy endeavours lies in consolidating its influence in the region.Ankara’s aggressive posture in Cyprus, northern Syria and in the Aegean with Greece, are interrelated – all occurring in the same timeframe.“By establishing a claim, with the use of force or the threat of force, you then gain more leverage.”Turkey was also driven by a desire to ‘put Cyprus in its place’, as it were.Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan was not about to lose face when dealing with a minor player like Cyprus.Facing elections in 2019, it would behove Erdogan to play up the nationalist card.“At this stage, and even though Erdogan is more moderate than other nationalist forces in Turkey, as bizarre as that may sound, he does not think that a Cyprus settlement will earn him votes,” notes Faustmann.“So ultimately it’s more about power politics and less about forcing Greek Cypriots back to the negotiating table.”According to the analyst, the upshot of the standoff in block 3 can be summed up thus: the hydrocarbons issue is now officially linked to a settlement of the Cyprus problem.In short, the Greek Cypriots’ strategy of rhetorically separating the two issues has failed.On the flipside, even if a new round of reunification talks were to commence in earnest, that does not guarantee a positive outcome, as under the current circumstances Turkey is less likely to play ball, having already put the Greek Cypriots on the defensive.Which means that Cyprus must carefully consider its next moves on the diplomatic scene.Caught in a vice, Nicosia could offer assurances to the Turkish Cypriots that they will share in the hydrocarbons wealth.The assurances should be specific and tangible, given that to date Greek Cypriots have flip-flopped and been vague on what Turkish Cypriots’ participation actually constitutes.While agreeing with this assessment, energy analyst Charles Ellinas wonders whether such concessions would be enough to assuage the Turkish side at this juncture.“Be that as it may, Greek Cypriots should at least establish a sovereign hydrocarbons fund with explicit provisions for setting aside a share of the proceeds for the Turkish Cypriots. At least that would indicate that Greek Cypriots are sincere on that point.”But by no means should Cyprus put on hold its exploration programme, stresses Ellinas.“The longer we wait, the further markets slip away, and the tougher it gets to sell the gas. Ultimately that benefits no one – neither Greek Cypriots nor Turkish Cypriots.”For one thing, ENI are prepared to wait it out before returning to the Cypriot EEZ, as indicated by the company’s CEO Claudio Descalzi on Friday.Meanwhile ExxonMobil are planning two exploratory drills in block 10 in the second half of this year.And the indications from seismic surveys conducted in block 10 are encouraging.But, Ellinas warns, Cyprus cannot afford a new debacle akin to block 3.“Another failure would not only discourage energy companies, but also make banks less inclined to finance projects deemed as high-risk. 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