PowerGrid Q4 net profit up 52 to Rs 3054 crore

Posted On Oct 20 2019 by

first_imgNew Delhi: State-run Power Grid Corporation Wednesday reported about 52 per cent jump in standalone net profit at Rs 3,053.56 crore in March quarter, mainly on the back of higher revenues. The company’s standalone net profit was at Rs 2,010.31 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2018, a BSE filing said. Total standalone income of the company rose to Rs 9,610.24 crore in March quarter from Rs 8,098.93 crore a year ago. For financial year 2018-19, the company’s standalone net profit jumped to Rs 9,938.55 crore from Rs 8,244.65 crore in previous fiscal. Total standalone income also increased to Rs 35,618.07 crore in the fiscal from Rs 30,766.32 crore in 2017-18. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe company’s consolidated net profit rose to Rs 10,033.52 crore in 2018-19 from Rs 8,204 crore in previous fiscal. Total consolidated income was also up at Rs 35,661.32 crore in the fiscal from Rs 30,430.54 crore in 2017-18. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 2.50 per share (face value Rs 10 each). The total dividend (including interim dividend) for 2018-19 is Rs 8.33 per share. The company had paid an interim dividend of Rs 5.83 per share.last_img read more


BC fish farms treating sea lice outbreak with hydrogen peroxide

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_img(Sea lice attached to a juvenile salmon in Clayoquot Sound.  Photo courtesy Alexandra Morton, May 2018)Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsCermaq Canada, a salmon farming company now a fully owned subsidiary of the Mitsubushi Corporation, is dealing with a sea lice infestation using a number of methods including hydrogen peroxide.“We are using multiple tools in the immediate term, including depopulating affected farms while treating others with an environmentally safe hydrogen peroxide bath now that we have received a licence for that approach,” says David Kiemele, the managing director of Cermaq Canada in a statement.The outbreak is at seven of their 14 open-net farms in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.The infested farms are located on wild salmon migration routes, which could pose a serious threat to already low numbers of wild fish.Sea lice attached to juvenile salmon in Clayoquot Sound. Photo courtesy Alexandra Morton, May 2018The company’s audits showed counts of sea lice increasing exponentially as early as January and February.Under the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regulations, salmon farms must ensure adult fish aren’t infected by more than three active sea lice. But Cermaq’s March and April reports show fish were infected by up to 30.In an email to APTN News, DFO said  “we are aware of the sea lice exceedances at Cermaq Canada’s facilities in Clayoquot and have been in ongoing discussions with the company since January 2018 about measures to reduce sea lice levels.“The Department is reviewing Cermaq Canada’s sea lice management practices at these farms to determine if relevant licence conditions have been followed appropriately.”Juvenile farmed salmon start out their lives still lice-free, but once in the ocean the fish are exposed to sea lice through wild salmon stocks.Alexandra Morton, an independent biologist who has published 18 papers on sea lice in the last 20 years, says millions of fish swimming in one place are breeding grounds for the parasite.“Fish farms are a soup of fish, feces, and mucus.  It’s a rich environment for sea lice to reproduce and multiply.”Sea lice epidemics plague the Atlantic salmon farming industry worldwide.Each year outbreaks cost the global industry over $1 billion.“Sea lice have an exceptional ability to become resistant to drugs,” says Morton.“The industry has tried using neurotoxins, thermolicers, lasers, fish that actually eat the lice off, bath treatments, and they just can’t beat the sea lice.”Morton, who went to Clayoquot Sound in early May to see the outbreak for herself, says DFO should have done something months ago to protect wild fish now swimming out to sea.”“Cermaq was always reporting their numbers.  When DFO first saw those high levels of sea lice they should have made the company bring them down right away.“Instead, lethal levels of sea lice are now feeding on wild salmon.”In an effort to get rid of sea lice on the farmed fish, the Province granted Cermaq permission to use hydrogen peroxide, even though the government hasn’t yet finished their review on pesticide use on open-net pens in coastal waters.“They’re literally burning the lice off”, says Morton.“Imagine what that’s doing to a tiny half gram juvenile fish, they don’t even have scales yet.”But DFO says “hydrogen peroxide is widely used around the world, including elsewhere on Canada’s west coast, with excellent effect and no demonstrable effects to the ecosystem.”In April, Canada’s environmental watchdog reported that DFO “had not set limits or thresholds for when to take action if it observed declines in wild fish stocks in areas where aquaculture was prevalent.”Environment Commissioner, Julie Gelfand, added that “the department is at risk of being seen to promote aquaculture over the protection of wild salmon.“The research gaps are extensive enough that there’s no way to determine the impact of fish farms on wild fish.  Those gaps include a lack of knowledge about the risk of disease, as well as the impact of the drugs used to treat those diseases.”Skookum John from Ahousaht First Nation, says no one is looking out for wild salmon.Skookum John, from Ahousaht First Nation, says what’s happening in his traditional territory is devastating.“No one is protecting our wild fish.”Ahousaht First Nation has a partnership with Cermaq Canada, so speaking out against the company is not allowed.“It’s difficult because people are worried about keeping the very few jobs that the fish farms actually bring to Ahoushat.  If they speak out they’ll lose their jobs.”“But I’m not going to be silent, these fish farms are stealing from future generations, this generation as well.”John doesn’t work for Cermaq, he owns his own water taxi and whale watching business.His love for the coast and his culture makes speaking up for wild salmon easy.“Without wild salmon, we wouldn’t have the whales, the eagles, the trees, even my people.”“Everything is connected.  We need wild salmon to be able to breathe.”APTN contacted Cermaq Canada for this article, but did not receive a response.lhamelin@aptn.ca@Laurie_Hamelinlast_img read more


MP Zimmer calling for action from NDP and Liberals to support forest

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – MP Bob Zimmer is calling on both the Federal and Provincial governments to step in and help after recent curtailment and closures in the forestry industry.In a statement Friday morning, Bob Zimmer Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies says, “It’s clear from these continued announcements of curtailments and closures throughout the province that both the federal Liberal government and provincial NDP government are simply not doing enough to support the forestry sector and its workers.”Zimmer goes onto say both levels of government seem content to leave the industry to languish.  “It is thanks to their inaction and anti-natural resource development policies that this situation continues to worsen. Thursday Canfor announces another curtailment in Mackenzie and the removal of one shift in Prince George.According to the B.C. Liberals, since 2017, British Columbia’s forestry industry has lost more than 6,600 jobs.last_img read more


How to use social media to start flirting and land your dream

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

TORONTO — Chris Abraham may now be a leading social media and digital marketing expert, but his journey toward that job began with a simple blog post.Mr. Abraham was working for a social media firm in the United States and was struggling to move up the corporate ladder when a public relations agency noticed his tongue-in-cheek post about Wal-Mart. In it, he described how the discount retailer’s inventory of inexpensive, Chinese-made goods should be credited with giving middle-class Americans a much higher standard of living than they should reasonably be able to afford.The posts may have been somewhat ironic, but they showcased enough of Mr. Abraham’s skills, savvy and insight that within two weeks he was offered a job on the agency’s social media team on behalf of Wal-Mart.The gig only lasted a few months, but Mr. Abraham went on to found Gerris Digital, a Washington-based digital strategy company based on the same skills that got him noticed in the first place.“You can blog for your dream job,” said Mr. Abraham, who has been tracked as a top online influencer. “[But] you definitely need to focus on what your goal is [and] make a point of trying to develop a voice and show skill and reliability and intelligence.”“You could very easily give the people who are your future employers an opportunity to build a relationship with you well before you ever have an opportunity to work with them.”In an increasingly competitive job market, time spent creating the right online presence can make the difference between landing an in-person interview or being left on the resumé pile. Whether you’re looking to work in communications, with a tech company or at a startup, “it doesn’t hurt to start flirting well in advance of the interview,” Mr. Abraham says.But like with all things social media, simply being online isn’t enough. If you’re going to do it, you have to do it well.“We live in an online world and what you’re putting out online could make or break your chances for career success,” said Eileen Chadnick, a career coach with Big Cheese Coaching in Toronto.That includes showing potential employers you are engaged and productive, even if you haven’t had much paid work experience. For those working in their field, online branding may translate to advancement as they deliberately build their reputation as thought leaders in their area of expertise, Ms. Chadnick said.The interactions can come through platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or a blog, although some people have gone as far as to create a personal web page, a tool Ms. Chadnick said can be particularly useful for young graduates who may not have had many formal employment opportunities.While branding is important, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. What matters is to do it in a deliberate, strategic and proactive way, and to take all the necessary steps to protect your reputation. “You want to be really thoughtful about the boundaries and about how you’re putting yourself out there — you don’t always get to hide behind a disclaimer,” she added.In addition to paying attention to privacy settings in any social media page, you should also be careful with comments you post on other people’s websites or on media sites, as well as posting personal opinions such as reviews or endorsements.“It is important for everybody to take responsibility for their brand; both the proactive deliberate brand, but also a brand they may be creating without realizing it,” Ms. Chadnick said. “It’s not always the deliberate blog post that you put on your site. It’s how ever you’re engaging.”LinkedIn is the top site Accenture uses to find candidates, said Nicholas Greschner, a human resources director with the global management consulting firm in Montreal. “We look at what are people’s interests, what groups do they follow, where are they engaging from a LinkedIn perspective,” he said.“It’s more than just the site where they have their online resumé, we also look at how people network.”Networking on LinkedIn means something different than on Facebook, so Mr. Greschner suggests saving those vacation photos for other social media sites, and keeping your LinkedIn profile professional. “If we looked through LinkedIn and we see a lot of the personal things up there, it’s a distraction on what we’re seeking,” he said.“It’s not to say that you wouldn’t necessarily get the job, but it makes it more difficult for us to figure out exactly what the skills that individual has are because you have to filter through too many things.”It’s all those opportunities job seekers now have to tell their story that Mr. Abraham considers most useful because, if they achieve the right mix, prospective candidates may just find themselves ahead of the pack in ways they never expected. read more


Survey puts Brock at 4 in Canada for future entrepreneurship

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

Goodman graduate Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ’84) believes in the power of entrepreneurship and founded the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurial Scholarship which provides two Brock students per year with $10,000 over the course of one semester to work on a business idea. Co-op students can use this semester towards one of their co-op work terms. Applications are currently open for this funding opportunity until Feb. 25.BioLinc’s Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program has caught the attention of enterprising young entrepreneurs in the Niagara region who understand the importance of professional development and mentorship. In its second year, the program selects a cohort of Niagara youth and provides them with training, mentoring and access to business experts throughout the year.BBA student Johnathan Holland, a graduate of the first BioLinc Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship cohort and a two-time recipient of the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurial Scholarship, recently landed a spot in The Next 36, one of Canada’s most sought-after entrepreneurship programs.In addition to these two programs, BioLinc hosts several events on campus for students, including the Blueprint competition, which is coming up next month. At this event, finalists will pitch their business ideas to judges for a chance to win up to $10,000 for their businesses. A survey by the website UniversityHub.ca has ranked Brock University in fourth place among the Top 10 Canadian universities for future entrepreneurs.In a list posted to the Huffington Post, the business incubator BioLinc — run by Brock’s Goodman School of Business — is highlighted as an inviting element of the University’s attractiveness to entrepreneurial future students.BioLinc provides students with access to resources such as collaborative space, training, mentorship and networking opportunities with programming made available through the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program, part of the Government of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Part of Innovate Niagara’s network, BioLinc collaborates with community partners to facilitate opportunities for students and positively impact the Niagara region.Students from various disciplines have taken advantage of BioLinc since it opened on campus three years ago. Business ideas ranging from health sciences, finance technology and mobile app development have taken root in the Niagara region thanks to the support Brock students receive. read more


Copper concentrator 40000 td order in Mongolia awarded to FLSmidth

Posted On Sep 24 2019 by

first_imgFLSmidth has been awarded a contract worth approximately $105 million from the Mongolian company, Mongolyn Alt (MAK) Group, to supply a greenfield copper concentrator for a mine some 500 km from the capital city Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  The order comprises supply of a 40,000 t/d copper concentrator including proprietary FLSmidth technology for all processes in the plant. The recently acquired Knelson-Deswik fine grinding mill will be used for concentrate re-grind. An automated control system, basic and detailed plant and process engineering and related supervision, start-up and commissioning services will also be supplied by FLSmidth.  MAK is an established player in coal, which it produces from three open-pit mines in Mongolia, and is diversifying into copper.“Mongolia holds vast deposits of natural resources and being able to deliver state-of-the-art technology, as with this contract, we are able to strengthen our position and footprint in this increasingly important market. Our Mongolian activities will soon be supported by our new Super Service Centre under implementation. The winning of the order also reinforces our engagement in the global copper industry and our ability to be the customers’ One Source supplier – an important focus area for FLSmidth”, Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen says.last_img read more


Will the worlds toughest phone blend

Posted On Sep 21 2019 by

first_imgIf you’re not familiar with Sonim, you can’t be blamed. Even though the company has been around for years, their phones are largely sold to people who need the absolute best in rugged and durable mobile technology. You’ll see Sonim phones around construction work sites, on oil rigs, and in mines (if you go in mines, that is). They’re not unbreakable, as we’ve seen before, but they’re pretty close. With a device that strong and rugged, it had to be put to the ultimate test: a Blendtec blender.Blendtec took a Sonim XP3300 and dropped it into a Blendtec Total Blender with a special Wildside carafe on top. The Blendtec Total features a 4-inch blade and a 1560 watt direct-drive motor. It’s the blender that’s most frequently used in the “Will it Blend?” videos.AdChoices广告All too often, the subject of a “Will it Blend?” video winds up vanishing into a cloud of horribly toxic smoke and dust, but not this time. The world’s more rugged phone actually stands up to the blender well for a while, starting off by chipping away the hard plastic exterior. Eventually the Sonim phone lost its battery door battery to the whims of the spinning blades it bounced around on.There’s no way to tell exactly how long the blender had to run to get the damage it got – after all, the video is edited. It does certainly look like host Tom Dickson was standing there with his hand on top of the blender for a good long time.Still, the phone that comes out at the end does bear a strong resemblance to the phone that went in, and aside from the battery and the exterior housing, it looks pretty good. It’s definitely mangled, but it doesn’t look so bad, certainly not as bad as the iPhone 4 did when they were through with it, or the iPad 2 for that matter. They don’t test it after the blend, but we’d wager that it still works.via Wiredlast_img read more


Hackers find a way to compromise four million hotel locks

Posted On Sep 21 2019 by

first_imgHave you ever really stopped to think about how secure those hotel keycards and electronic locks are? If you thought that it would be very possible for someone to hack an electronic hotel lock, you’d be right. And if you thought hacking one such lock would lead to a vulnerability of millions of others, then you’re just like three men who managed to do exactly that.Security expert Matthew Jakubowski, along with two other guys who apparently had nothing better to do, managed to create a device that can infiltrate the bottom of a hotel door lock, thus enabling access. Because hotels are so standardized these days, this one vulnerability spans locations around the world and is the same kind of technology used in no fewer than four million hotel rooms.The bottom section of the lock is intended to be used with a device that hotel operators use to customize master keys for maids and other staff. The average guest has probably never even realized there was an extra point of access hidden there.The potential for such a hack was first demonstrated over the summer at the Black Hat security conference. Of course, there is a fine line between concept and execution, and even though it might be possible to hack through a hotel door lock, no one is going to sit outside a hotel room with a lot of hacking equipment so it was a moot point.This newest creation, though, is inconspicuous as you can get. The hacking mechanisms were housed inside a standard dry erase marker, so all that the hacker needs to do is insert the tip of the marker into the lock — granted, still not normal behavior but something that a genuine thief or criminal could slip through without being noticeable.The company responsible for the popular locks, Onity, has promised that it is going to find a fix to this exploit.More at Spiderlabs, via Forbeslast_img read more


Water level rises at Prakasam Barrage water released to Krishna

Posted On Sep 6 2019 by

first_imgVijayawada: With the continuous heavy rains, the water levels are rising at Prakasam barrage in Vijayawada. The current water level in the barrage reached 11.4 feet. In the context, the officials have released 5,200 cu secs of water to the canals in the Krishna Delta. About 3,800 cu secs of water released to the Krishna Eastern canal. Nearly 1,200 cu secs to the Western main canal, 200 cu secs for Guntur channel, 2,000 cu secs from Krishna’s eastern main canal to Ryves canal. The authorities have released 700 cu secs for Bandar canal, 500 cu secs for KEB canal, and 600 cu secs for Eluru canal for the purpose of irrigation.last_img read more


Fatalities in dengue due to improper treatment dont panic over falling platelet

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgKolkata: Senior officials of the state Health department on Saturday attributed fatalities in dengue due to wrong treatment and made it clear that there is nothing to panic over fall in platelet count when somebody is affected with the vector-borne disease. The message from the state Health department was delivered during a workshop on prevention and control of the vector-borne disease organised by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s Health department at Rabindra Sadan. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”The platelet count of people in South-East Asia is normally a bit low than in other parts of the world. There is nothing to panic over platelet count when a patient is affected with dengue. Administering platelet to raise the count of a dengue patient in an indiscriminate manner may result in development of other serious complications in the patient,” said Pradip Mitra, director of Medical Education, state Health department. Doctor Bibhuti Saha of the School of Tropical Medicine (STM) reiterated that a dengue patient should not be administered platelet until his/her count falls below 10,000 and there is major bleeding from nose or other body parts. “We strictly adhere to this practice at our critical care unit at STM and doctors should remember that administration of platelet is required only for a few patients with dengue,” he asserted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDeputy Mayor of KMC Atin Ghosh said sustained awareness drives have brought down dengue cases in the city and some deaths took place because of improper treatment. “Many doctors and nurses of private hospitals lack training and do not abide by the protocol of the World Health Organisation in treating dengue,” he added. State Director of Health Services Ajay Chakraborty cautioned the health establishments treating dengue patients to be very careful and vigilant for at least two days even when fever of a patient goes down. “These two days after the remission of fever is extremely critical. Registering saline in a customised manner and monitoring of blood pressure, urine, pulse rate and respiration of the patient every four hours is very much necessary,” Chakraborty said. He added that the state Health department has already circulated a treatment protocol on its website and has commenced training of doctors and nurses to handle dengue patients in an efficient manner. “Our main focus will be to ensure that there is not a single death due to dengue as we believe that it is not at all a fatal disease,” he maintained.last_img read more


Seychelles LGBT Chair meets Prime Minister of Malta

Posted On Aug 29 2019 by

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The LGBT community remains a very important group and they play their part for the consolidation of the tourism industry. Tourism for All without any discrimination remains a battle cry for the World of Tourism. The Chairperson of the LGBT Seychelles, Fabianna Bonne, got the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of Malta, who is a strong supporter of LGBTI rights. Fabianna was in London participating in the Commonwealth Forums, which are taking place alongside the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting. Malta is a country that has made remarkable progress on the issue of recognition of the LGBT Community in a very short period of time, largely due to the leadership of Prime Minister Muscat.Although Malta is a largely religious and catholic country, progress has been possible due to thoughtful and strong leadership alongside a climate of tolerance and mutual respect. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Like this:Like Loading… Share this: Malta will host first LGBT+ Tourism SummitWhy LGBT Travelers love Malta as the number one destination on Europe Rainbow Index?IGLTA honors ITB Berlin for its commitment to LGBT+ travel segmentMore articles on eTurboNews click herelast_img read more


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Posted On Aug 27 2019 by

first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more July 13, 2009 – The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) recently welcomed the newest members of the College of SIIM Fellows. They are James Anthony Seibert, Ph.D.; and Byrn Williamson Jr., M.D. The two were introduced by Steven C. Horii, M.D., president of the College of SIIM Fellows, during the Society’s annual business meeting in conjunction with its annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. James Anthony Seibert, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in radiology at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., since January 1983. He has been active in the medical physics community at the local, national and international levels. He has contributed significant research efforts to the field of radiology for work in digital radiography and digital mammography, and has made important contributions to the literature. He has also performed outstanding service as a teacher of radiological physics for radiology residents, radiologists, and medical physics, and is known as a prolific writer and a superb teacher.Dr. Seibert has been directly involved in imaging informatics since the early 1990s at UC Davis, through the practice of diagnostic imaging physics and implementation of digital radiography, a key image acquisition modality for a Picture Archiving and Communications System. He has been active in numerous societies in addition to SIIM, including the AAPM, ACR, RSNA, IEEE, and the American Board of Radiology.Tony Seibert has been involved in many SIIM/SCAR initiatives and programs over the past several years, including the initial participation as a co-chair in the development of joint guidelines by SIIM/SCAR and the American College of Radiology; assisting in the initial organization of efforts to develop standardized methods for digital mammography acquisition, interpretation, and workflow at the SIIM/SCAR annual meeting; and as the chair of the committee for organizing the imaging informatics certification process, ultimately culminating in the development and founding of the American Board of Imaging Informatics, where he is currently a member of the board of trustees. He is a former chair of SIIM/SCAR, having served during the 25th anniversary of the society, and led the transition from SCAR to SIIM and the establishment of the SIIM headquarters. He currently serves as chair of the SIIM content and publications committee, participates on the program committee and TRIP subcommittee, and has recently been appointed as a trustee of the American Board of Imaging Informatics as a representative for SIIM. Byrn Williamson Jr., M.D. has played a significant role in the growth, importance, and impact of SIIM. He is Associate Professor of Radiology (emeritus) at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and, as a practicing radiologist for more than 30 years, he experienced the digital imaging revolution in radiology first-hand.He first became involved with SIIM/SCAR in 1997 as a member of the organizing committee for the SCAR 1997 meeting hosted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. While it was a time of uncertainty for the SCAR meeting, the meeting was quite successful in terms of attendance, quality of presentations, and number of exhibitors, as well as financially. The experience with SCAR 1997 led Dr. Williamson to lead the effort to organize a standing Annual Meeting Program Committee, and he chaired this committee until 2004. During that time, meeting attendance and exhibit booth space increased dramatically. At the same time, the high quality of the meeting led to recognition of SIIM/SCAR as the premier organization with expertise in RIS, PACS and other electronic imaging applications.Dr. Williamson became chair of SIIM/SCAR in 1998, and began a process to increase individual involvement in society activities. He helped organize the framework in which multiple committees were established to carry out the activities of the society and define duties and appoint members. This effectively broadened participation in the society, with work performed by the committees under the leadership of the board.He also helped form the SIIM/SCAR grant program and was the founding chair of the subcommittee in 2001. He has been editor of SIIM News since 2003, is current chair of the finance and administration committee, and a participant in numerous other committees.SIIM members also elected new board members at the annual membership business meeting in Charlotte, NC. They are:Chair Elect:Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Ph.D., FSIIM (Term: 7/1/09-6/30/10)Treasurer:Christopher D. Meenan (Term: 7/1/09-6/30/12)Directors-at-Large:Charles E. Kahn, M.D., MS (Term: 7/1/09-6/30/12)James T. Whitfill, M.D. (Term: 7/1/09-6/30/12)Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D., FSIIM, continues a two-year term as SIIM Chair and J. Raymond Geis, M.D., continues his term as Secretary. The previously elected directors-at-large for 2009-2010 include Scott Griffin, BSRT(R), CIIP; Daniel L. Rubin, M.D., MS; Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., FSIIM; David L. Weiss, M.D.; and Carter H. Yates.For more information: www.siimweb.org/fellows FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more center_img News | July 13, 2009 SIIM Inducts New Fellows, Elects Officers at Annual Meeting Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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VIDEO Augmented Reality for Surgical Planning Example

Posted On Aug 27 2019 by

first_img Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related 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. 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. 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) AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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.  This is an example of the FDA-cleared OpenSight augmented reality (AR) system for surgical planning from NovaRad at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting. It uses a Hololens headset to register an overlay of the patient’s MR or Ct scan in the patient. The operator can use hand movements to slice through and manipulate the images.The vendor gained an FDA indication for AR to be used in surgical planning in 2018. NovaRad is working with the FDA for a second indication for use of the AR in the operating room during procedures.This video is jerky, slightly misaligned and the hand movements did not always respond because itwas shot with an iPhone inside the visor. The image quality and hand movements are much better when actually wearing it on your head and aligned for the specific user.Read more about this technology Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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. 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.  Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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.  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.” 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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 Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related 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 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos 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.  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. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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.  Conference Coverage View all 396 items Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” 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 Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related 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 Find more SCCT news and videos Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. Recent Videos View all 606 items 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. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation 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) | 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. 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. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Enterprise Imaging | 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Oncology | 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. 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” 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 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. 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 Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Radiation 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. Videos | Advanced Visualization | November 30, 2018 VIDEO: Augmented Reality for Surgical Planning Example 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.  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. 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 Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Related VR and AR Content:VIDEO: Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to Examine Brain Anatomy and Pathology at MD AndersonVirtual Reality Boosts Revenues and Patient UnderstandingAugmented Reality is Taking Over Radiology TrainingVIDEO: Augmented Reality for Surgical Planning ExamplePhilips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive TherapiesReimagining Brain Surgery VR in the OR Radiologist Uses Virtual Reality as Interventional Radiology Teaching Tool  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. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related 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. 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.  Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” 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. 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.  Information Technology View all 220 items Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Artificial Intelligence | July 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. 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 Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Radiation Therapy | 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 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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 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 Women’s Health View all 62 items Sponsored Videos View all 142 items 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 Medicinelast_img read more


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first_imgA week before its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple released iOS 11.4 for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The new update got released just a month after the release of 11.3.1. The new release includes features such as AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, HomePod stereo pairing support, and storing messages in iCloud. Let’s have a look at the key features and upgrades in this new iOS 11.4 release: Major updates and highlights AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2 was announced by Apple last year at the Worldwide Developers Conference. It is Apple’s proprietary system that enables users to stream audio and videos from Apple devices to any other device with the help of wifi or other wired networks. It comes with following features: AirPlay 2 lets you play a particular song on different speakers situated throughout the house. It allows you to play music in a room from another room using an iOS device, HomePod, Apple TV, or Siri voice commands. After AirPlay 2’s integration with HomeKit, you can find the AirPlay 2 devices now displayed in the Apple Home app. AirPlay 2 allows you to control where music plays with the help of control center, lock screen or within apps on an iOS device. You can ask Siri to play music for you in any or multiple rooms with a device compatible with AirPlay 2 such as iPhone, iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV. Picking a call or playing a game on your iPhone or iPad is possible with AirPlay 2 without interrupting the playback on speakers. HomePod Stereo pairing HomePod which is Apple’s powerful speaker has also been updated in iOS 11.4 and has gained support for stereo pairing which allows you to group two HomePod speakers within a room as one. Updates to the HomePod Stereo are as follows: You can set up the HomePod stereo pair using iPhone or iPad. HomePod pair senses the location automatically and balances the sound on the speakers depending on its location. Messages in iCloud First promised as an iOS 11 feature, you’ll now be able to synchronize and store the Messages app history across all of your iOS and macOS devices in iOS 11.4. You can store all your messages, videos, photos, etc for free on iCloud. This helps free up space on your Apple device. On signing into a new device with the same iMessage account, all the messages appear. On deletion, conversations and messages are instantly removed from all your devices. All conversations are end-to-end encrypted. Apart from these key features and upgrades, there have also been certain improvements and fixes which can be found on the official iOS 11.4 update release notes by Apple. Read Next WWDC 2018 Preview: 5 Things to expect from Apple’s Developer Conference MariaDB 10.3.7 releases TensorFlow.js 0.11.1 releases!last_img read more


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