Pension Benefits Amendment Proclaimed

first_img An amendment to the Pension Benefits Act that further protects pension plan members when their employer voluntarily closes was proclaimed today, Dec 21. During the recent legislative session, government introduced an amendment that will ensure all pension plans are fully funded when a company leaves the province or winds down its pension plan. The amendment does not cover companies that close down through bankruptcy or are placed in receivership. “We committed to getting the amendment proclaimed as soon as possible and we’ve done that,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. “All employees in Nova Scotia working in the private sector and municipal governments will know that legislation is in place to protect them if their pension plan winds down.” The amendment applies to companies that announced closures effective May, 1, 2007. For more information the Pension Benefits Legislation, visit the website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla . ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Pension Benefits Amendment Proclaimedlast_img read more

Atlantic Canadians keep wary watch on advancing tropical storms hurricanes

first_imgHALIFAX – With the remnants of one tropical storm already dumping rain across Atlantic Canada on Tuesday, residents were keeping a close watch on three other storms churning their way across the Atlantic.Special weather statements were issued for tropical depression Gordon, which was expected to deliver up to 40 millimetres of rain to parts of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland before dissipating on Wednesday.Meanwhile, hurricane Florence — the first major hurricane of the season — is heading toward the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, with forecasters warning it could be one of the most catastrophic storms to hit the region in decades.“It’s still going to be a major hurricane when it arrives along the Eastern Seaboard of the southern U.S. at the end of the week,” said Ian Hubbard, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax.“It’s getting very close to Category 5 sustained winds over the next 36 hours … It’s still a very powerful, major storm that we have to take seriously.”A Category 5 hurricane can generate sustained winds at 251 kilometres per hour.A million people have been ordered to leave the U.S. coast and millions more prepared for Florence’s predicted arrival on late Thursday or early Friday. Seven-day rainfall totals are forecast to reach 500 millimetres over much of North Carolina and Virginia, and even 760 mm in some places.However, Hubbard said Florence is not expected to have any impact on Canada, given its predicted track into the U.S. mainland, where it will likely weaken considerably on the weekend.By the end of the week, a high pressure system is expected to park itself over Atlantic Canada, blocking Florence from a northerly advance and bringing fair weather to the region.“It’s going to keep any of that rain from this system away from us until the beginning of next week,” Hubbard said.As for the two other tropical storms spinning westward across the Atlantic — Isaac and Helene — both are also expected to steer clear of Canadian territory.Tropical storm Isaac is forecast to grow in strength, but it is expected to maintain a steady westward track through the Caribbean Sea into the weekend.“It’s well south of us,” said Hubbard. “It’s not looking like there will be any impact whatsoever on Canada.”As for hurricane Helene, it is on a predicted track that has the storm swinging to the northeast by Saturday, remaining in the middle of the North Atlantic.“It’s a long way from us,” Hubbard said. “It’s going to be staying well away from our side of the ocean.”So far this season, there have been nine named storms — five of them were hurricanes.In May, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said its forecasters were expecting a “near-normal to above-normal” number of storms this season, a prediction that has proven to be correct — so far.Last year, there were 17 named storms. Three of them — Harvey, Irma and Maria — were major hurricanes that ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands.None of the 17 storms in 2017 made landfall in Canada.“It doesn’t always play out that a busy season in the Atlantic affects us directly,” said Hubbard. “Even if you have a slow season, it only takes one storm to really have an impact and cause a lot of damage.”The hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, when the waters of the Atlantic Ocean are warm enough to produce tropical cyclones.last_img read more

US China put brakes on their trade dispute with ceasefire

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires.Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs Jan. 1 on $200 billion in Chinese goods. The Chinese agreed to buy a “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial amount of agricultural, energy, industrial” and other products from the United States to reduce America’s huge trade deficit with China, the White House said.The truce, reached after a dinner of more than two hours Saturday, buys time for the two countries to work out their differences in a dispute over Beijing’s aggressive drive to supplant U.S. technological dominance.“It’s an incredible deal,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “What I’ll be doing is holding back on tariffs. China will be opening up, China will be getting rid of tariffs. China will be buying massive amounts of products from us.”In a long-sought concession to the U.S., China agreed to label fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid responsible for tens of thousands of American drug deaths annually, as a controlled substance. And Beijing agreed to reconsider a takeover by U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm that it had previously blocked.The White House announcement framed a victory for Trump and his unflinching negotiating tactics, securing a commitment from China to engage in talks on key U.S. economic priorities, with little obvious concession by the U.S. Notably, however, the White House appears to be reversing course on its previous threats to tie trade discussions to security concerns, like China’s attempted territorial expansion in the South China Sea.“It’s great the two sides took advantage of this opportunity to call a truce,” said Andy Rothman, investment strategist at Matthews Asia. “The two sides appear to have had a major change of heart to move away from confrontation toward engagement. This changes the tone and direction of the bilateral conversation.”The Trump-Xi meeting was the marquee event of Trump’s whirlwind two-day trip to Argentina for the G-20 summit after the president cancelled a sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin over mounting tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Trump also cancelled a Saturday news conference, citing respect for the Bush family following the death of former President George H.W. Bush.Trump said Bush’s death put a “damper” on what he described as a “very important meeting” with Xi.The United States and China are locked in a dispute over their trade imbalance and Beijing’s tech policies. Washington accuses China of deploying predatory tactics in its tech drive, including stealing trade secrets and forcing American firms to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market.Trump has imposed import taxes on $250 billion in Chinese products — 25 per cent on $50 billion worth and 10 per cent on the other $200 billion. Trump had planned to raise the tariffs on the $200 billion to 25 per cent if he couldn’t get a deal with Xi.China has already slapped tariffs on $110 billion in U.S. goods.Under the agreement reached in Buenos Aires, the two countries have 90 days to resolve their differences over Beijing’s tech policies. If they can’t, the higher U.S. tariffs will go into effect on the $200 billion in Chinese imports.U.S. officials insist that the American economy is more resilient to the tumult than China’s, but they remain anxious of the economic effects of a prolonged showdown — as Trump has made economic growth the benchmark by which he wants his administration judged.A full-blown resolution was not expected to be reached in Buenos Aires; the issues that divide them are just too difficult.Growing concerns that the trade war will increasingly hurt corporate earnings and the U.S. economy are a key reason why U.S. stock prices have been sinking this fall.Joining other forecasters, economists at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development last week downgraded their outlook for global economic growth next year to 3.5 per cent from a previous 3.7 per cent. In doing so, they cited the trade conflict as well as political uncertainty.The U.S. and China also made progress on the regulation of fentanyl, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin. U.S. officials for years have been pressing the Chinese government to take a tougher stance against fentanyl, and most U.S. supply of the drug is manufactured in China.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says China’s decision to label the drug as a controlled substance means that “people selling Fentanyl to the United States will be subject to China’s maximum penalty under the law.”The White House also said that China’s government is “open to approving” the purchase of Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP by American chipmaker Qualcomm.China nixed the proposed takeover earlier this year, citing antitrust concerns, after U.S. and European regulators approved the deal.China’s decision earlier this year came amid a period of heightening tensions between the U.S. and China over trade and intellectual property issues.Qualcomm announced it was dropping plans to proceed with the deal after it failed to receive Chinese government approval. It is unclear whether the transaction could be revived even with China’s acquiescence.In other developments, Trump announced aboard Air Force One on his return to Washington from Buenos Aires that his next meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would likely happen in January or February. He said there were three sites under consideration, but he declined to name them.Trump also said he would shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the replacement he signed Friday. He said lawmakers can choose between the replacement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or nothing.___Wiseman reported from Washington.Paul Wiseman, Zeke Miller And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Presslast_img read more

City releases 2017 Annual Report

first_imgThe biggest highlight of the City Manager’s Office was the purchasing of the Condill Hotel, which meant they could tear it down and start their revitalization of downtown.The Community Services Division was pleased to announce that they held 68 special events on civic properties, had 2,670 children participate in Tumble Time as well as the Bouncing Bean Programs, and hosted the U-17 Men’s World Hockey Challenge.Corporate Services reported that Bylaw Officers impounded 115 dogs, issued 1,247 parking metre violations, and responded to 40 noise complaints, while RCMP received 13,217 calls of distress, issued 2,240 traffic tickets/warnings, responded to 1,070 crimes against persons, and responded to 1,937 crimes against property.Public Works and Utilities highlights included recycling 1.5 million litres of effluent, producing 3.1 million cubic metres of potable water, and issuing 92 permits for residential construction.In 2017 the city made $87,253,242 in revenue while having $57,405,960 in expenses. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John released its Annual Report for 2017 on Monday.The report reviewed a number of the city’s accomplishments from the previous year. Accomplishments included being named Clean Energy BC Community of the Year, winning the CAMA Environment Award for the city’s Micro Hydro Project, and having a third quality year in Financial Reporting.Included in the report were highlights from the City Manager’s Office, Community Services Division, Corporate Services Division, as well as Public Works Department.last_img read more

Unemployment Rate in Morocco up to 9.9% in 2013-2014: HCP

Rabat – The unemployment rate in Morocco reached 9.9% in the 2013-2014 fiscal year, increasing by 0.7 points year on year, according to the High Planning Commission (HCP).The number of active unemployed Moroccans increased by 8% nationally, jumping from 1,081,000 in 2013 to 1,167,000 in 2014, which means an additional 86,000 people out of work (63,000 in urban areas and 23,000 in rural areas), said HCP in a memo on the job market situation in 2014.The rate of unemployment rose from 9.2% to 9.9% at the national level, from 14% to 14.8% in urban zones and from 3.8% to 4.2% in rural zones, said HCP. HCP noted that a larger increase in the unemployment rate was noticed in urban areas among the youth aged 15-24 (+2.1 points), women (+1.5 points) and graduates (+1.3 points).MWN with MAP read more

UN backs Pillay on Lanka

The United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York says it backs the work carried out by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, while she was in Sri Lanka.Farhan Haq, the Associate Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the UN also encourages respect for the work of all human rights defenders. He was commenting at the daily UN press briefing when asked about reports that people who met Pillay during her Sri Lanka visit had been harassed by government officials. “Certainly, we believe that no one should face intimidation for speaking to the United Nations.  We also encourage respect for the work of all human rights defenders.  And we, needless to say, we respect… we fully support the work that Navanethem Pillay was doing while she was on the ground in Sri Lanka.  We may have more to say on this down the line, but for now, basically, those are the standard principles,” Farhan Haq said. Earlier the government had said that if there was such intimidation or threats then details of such incidents should be provided to the government or the police to investigate.Government spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella had told the Colombo Gazette that Pillay should be cautious not to be misled by false propaganda. However he said as a “responsible government” they will investigate the claims if the evidence to back those claims is submitted. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Pope Francis proclaims Mother Teresa a saint

Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, 19 years after her death.Thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square applauded as the tiny nun known as the “saint of the gutters” in her lifetime was officially elevated to join the Church’s more than 10,000 saints. Francis’s predecessor Pope John Paul II bent Vatican rules to fast-track Mother Teresa to sainthood – a process which usually does not start until five years after the candidate’s death – two years after she died in 1997. (Courtesy Reuters) read more

Mirza Dzomba Polish league is 50 better than Croatian

Mirza DzombaVive Targi Kielce Legendary right wing of Croatia NT and many top teams as C.O Zagreb, MKB Veszprem or Ciudad Real, now in T-shirts of Polish champions, Vive Targi Kielce, Mirza Dzomba (33) talked for Handball-Polska.pl about his first impressions about new league and gave some comparations:– I think that in the Polish league playing a lot of interesting players. Maybe the league is not as good as in Germany and Spain, but  is 50% better than the Croatian league. I am surprised positively with a competition. League level is high. For sure the level is not as low as some people have told me when I came to Poland.Matches in national Superliga and in Champions League are different, but have something same… – Yes, for sure. Everywhere we have to give 100%, we can not think about opponents. You have to go to every single match with full concentration. We can’t look if it is inferior or superior opponents. With all we have to play at full speed and do our job as best we can. ← Previous Story Toledo dismissed Astrauskas – New coach is Jorge Liebana Next Story → Ciudad Real sets a new record – 64 wins in a row! read more

Former FF councillor charged with three counts of conspiracy to murder

first_imgA FORMER FIANNA FÁIL councillor has appeared in court charged with three counts of conspiracy to murder.Gary O’Flynn, 37, of Hayfield Drive in Whitechurch, was charged at Cork District Court this morning.O’Flynn, who was a member of Cork City Council between 2003 and 2008, was remanded in prison and will appear again via video link next Wednesday.A bail application was refused.The charges allege that on dates between October 1, 2012 and February 15, 2013, O’Flynn solicited a man named Roy McCarthy to murder three people contrary to Section 4 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861.The three alleged intended victims were Detective Garda Mary Skehan, Revenue Commissioners officer George Ross, and a third individual named Patrick Sweeney.O’Flynn was granted free legal aid.O’Flynn was co-opted to Cork City Council in 2003 when his father, former TD Noel O’Flynn, ended the ‘dual mandate’. He retained the seat at the 2004 elections and resigned it in 2008, when his brother Kenneth was co-opted to replace him.Comments on this piece have been disabled as court proceedings are now active.last_img read more

Four days after being beaten to death in his cell 69yearold has

first_imgFour days after being beaten to death in his cell, 69-year-old has rape conviction overturned Roger Largent was found beaten to death in his cell on Saturday. Image: Washington County Sheriff’s Office via AP ROGER LARGENT WILL never get a chance to clear his name in the rape of a disabled woman: He was found beaten to death in his prison cell four days before a court tossed his conviction.Authorities suspect Largent’s cellmate in the slaying, but they have not cited a motive or filed charges in the attack, which happened on Saturday.On Wednesday, a Maryland appeals court threw out Largent’s conviction and said he should get a new trial because the jury verdict last year hinged largely on a prosecution witness’ improper testimony.The assault happened in 2015 when Largent went to the mentally disabled woman’s house to give her and her blind husband a ride to a doctor’s appointment.The woman testified at trial that Largent walked up behind her and raped her in the kitchen while her husband was upstairs.“If I screamed or said anything, he would kill me,” the woman testified, according The Herald-Mail newspaper.The woman told her husband what happened later that night, and Largent was questioned by police.In a videotaped interview with police, Largent initially denied having sex with the woman, a family member in her late 40s.When a detective told Largent that his DNA was found on the woman, Largent said it was consensual sex and that “she came on to me first.”The officer later acknowledged that his statement during the interrogation about DNA was not true. The Supreme Court has given police leeway to lie to suspects during questioning.At trial, assistant public defender Amy Taylor suggested that the woman made the rape allegation because she felt guilty about being unfaithful. Taylor noted that the accuser did not have any bruises or scratches.That made the testimony of the nurse who examined the woman, Ashley Hall, crucial to the case. Hall testified that a woman can be raped but show no bruising or other physical signs of an assault.Although Hall was trained in the examination of sexual assault victims, prosecutors did not seek to qualify her as an expert despite defense objections that her testimony would amount to an expert opinion.Deputy Washington County State’s Attorney Gina Cirincion said yesterday that she did not ask the court to qualify Hall as an expert because the nurse had little trial experience and had only recently completed her training.Largent’s lawyers said Hall’s testimony provided “critical guidance as to the only contested point at trial” — whether the intercourse was consensual. The appellate court agreed.The trial court “abused its discretion in permitting Ms. Hall to offer a lay opinion,” the ruling said. Hall “relied on scientific and medical training beyond the understanding of the average juror when offering her testimony”.The state asked the appeals court to recall its opinion in light of Largent’s death today.The public defender’s office asked the court to delay the proceedings so his family or estate could appoint someone to make legal decisions.Taylor said Largent’s death was a shock, making the appellate victory bittersweet.“I thought it had a good chance of being reversed,” she said. Short URL 36,583 Views 21 Comments Feb 17th 2017, 7:00 PM This undated photo of Roger Largent, who had his rape conviction overturned yesterday. Image: Washington County Sheriff’s Office via AP http://jrnl.ie/3244232 Friday 17 Feb 2017, 7:00 PM Share Tweet Email1 By Associated Press We were right, and he was going to get this fair trial and now he’s been deprived of that opportunity.Cirincion, the prosecutor, said the state would have retried and convicted Largent again if he were alive.“Roger Largent was where he belonged at the time of his death,” she said.Largent, 69, was serving time at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution when his body was found. Authorities have not released many details, except to say that they suspect his cellmate. No charges have been filed.In 1999, Largent was convicted of a third-degree sex offense against a juvenile female family member and had to register as a sex offender.Read: Lidl set for further expansion as it unveils plans for stores in the USRead: Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around This undated photo of Roger Largent, who had his rape conviction overturned yesterday. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Conor Cooneys 14 leads Galway past Limerick and to their first hurling

first_img Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Conor Cooney’s 1-4 leads Galway past Limerick and to their first hurling league final since 2010 The Tribesmen ran out 10-point winners over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Galway 2-21Limerick 2-11Declan Rooney reports from the Gaelic GroundsCONOR COONEY FOUND the net again as Galway advanced to the NHL final with a ten-point victory over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds.When these sides met at the same venue in Round 5 on March 26 Galway were 0-24 to 1-18 victors.Micheal Donoghue’s side were too good once again, and they were very impressive especially in the second-half, when they put the result beyond doubt after Cooney’s 56th minute strike.Galway, who have not won the league since 2010, should have led by more than 0-13 to 1-5 at half-time, and only for William O’Donoghue’s goal, Limerick would have been in real trouble.Cathal Mannion and Shane Dowling (free) were on target early on for their respective sides but Galway took over and when Conor Cooney slotted his third point they held a 0-7 to 0-3 lead after 17 minutes. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOBut O’Donoghue profited from the hard-work of his midfield partner David Dempsey, who set up his goal chance three minutes later.The Na Piarsaigh man finished to the net and Limerick were only one point behind, but Galway scored three points in a row through Johnny Coen and two Joe Canning frees.Shane Dowling got Limerick’s first point since the 13th minute when he scored a free four minutes before half-time, but Galway extended their lead.And Cathal Mannion’s third score of the game left them five points clears at half-time.Limerick haven’t been league champions in 20 years but three Dowling points, and a Barry Nash effort had them right in contention to reach the final.However after that it was all Galway, Canning began to find his range again, and man of the match Cooney goaled after a pass from Gearoid McInerney. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOScorers – Galway: C Cooney 1-4, J Canning 0-7 (0-6f), C Mannion 0-4, C Whelan 0-2, P Mannion 0-1, J Coen 0-1, David Burke 0-1, Thomas Monaghan 0-1.Scorers – Limerick: S Dowling 0-5 (0-4f), W O’Donoghue 1-0, B Nash 0-2, D Dempsey 0-1, D Byrnes 0-1, C Lynch 0-1, J Fitzgibbon 0-1.Galway1. Colm Callanan (Kinvara)2. Adrian Tuohy (Beagh)3. John Hanbury (Rahoon-Newcastle)4. Aidan Harte (Gort)5. Padraic Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)6. Gearoid McInerney (Oranmore-Maree)7. Daithi Burke (Turloughmore)8. Johnny Coen (Loughrea)9. David Burke (St Thomas’)12. Joseph Cooney (Sarsfields)11. Joe Canning (Portumna)10. Padraig Brehony (Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry)13. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)14. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)15. Conor Cooney (St Thomas’)Substitutes:25. Thomas Monaghan (Gort) for Brehony (54)17. Paul Killeen (Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry) for Hanbury (55)24. Niall Burke (Oranmore-Maree) for J Cooney (63)22. Jason Flynn (Tommy Larkins) for Whelan (66)19. Sean Loftus (Turloughmore) for David Burke (68)Limerick1. Nickie Quaid (Effin) Short URL Share Tweet Email Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO https://the42.ie/3343253 Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 3:30 PM By Daragh Smallcenter_img Apr 16th 2017, 3:30 PM 16,172 Views 2. Richie English (Doon)3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock)4. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)6. Declan Hannon (Adare)7. Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher)8. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)9. William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)10. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)11. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)12. Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick’s)15. Graeme Mulcahy (Patrickswell)14. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)13. Cian Lynch (Kilmallock)Substitutes:19. Gavin O’Mahony (Kilmallock) for Hannon (16)18. Sean Finn (Bruff) for Hickey (38)23. Barry Nash (South Liberties) for Mulcahy (48)21. John Fitzgibbon (Adare) for D Dempsey (53)20. James Ryan (Garryspillane) for A Demspey (53)Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow).The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Winning titles, clear TB tests, tagging claves and more in our sporting tweets of the weekTaking goalkeeping tips from Shay Given videos and chasing the All-Ireland dream Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 18 Comments Follow us: the42.ielast_img read more

First New Thorium Salt Reactor in 40 Years Comes Online

first_img Chernobyl Vodka Made in Exclusion Zone Coming SoonDrones Detect New Radiation Hot Spots Near Chernobyl Site Researchers at NRG, a Dutch firm, have started work on a fission generator that would be the first active thorium salt reactor since the closure of a reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the early 70s.This is huge for several reasons. First, is that this means, of course, we can do more science and delve deeper into the mysteries of nuclear power than we ever have before. But second, and probably more important to most, is that thorium reactors have a massive advantage over the ones most of us are familiar with — they can’t melt down. Fukushima wouldn’t have happened. Neither would Three Mile Island or Chernobyl if we’d been using these.So the next obvious question is: why haven’t we been working with thorium the whole time? Well, that’s a bit of history, but, essentially, the US and USSR wanted reactors that could make material for bombs. Current nuclear reactors are extremely unsafe in part because their waste is always highly toxic — after all, it’s unstable enough to dump into a warhead and blow up a city, that kind junk usually isn’t… y’know, safe to eat.Thorium reactors, though, use different fuels and a fundamentally different design. They melt down salts for fuel and then use that molten liquid to start the reaction that makes power. That’s key because if anything happens, the system that heats the salts so they can provide fuel to the core will turn solid — stopping the reaction. You have to keep the energy coming in, or it all shuts down. Compare that to enriched uranium which has to be limited to control rods to keep the core from vomiting heat and radiation into the chamber, and you can already see the difference. Uranium supplies its own heat, meaning that if you have enough good sources, it will just meltdown by itself. With thorium that’s literally impossible. And we don’t have them now because the two largest superpowers wanted bombs and missiles that could destroy all life on earth. Makes loads of sense.The advantages to thorium reactors are, quite frankly, ridiculous. The fuel is super abundant — especially compared to uranium. There are drawbacks too, mostly regarding expense and the complexity of the reactor design, but in terms of the things most of us worry about when it comes to nuclear anything, namely is it going to meltdown and/or can it be used to make weapons, thorium comes up aces.NRG is starting small for now, testing a few new designs that could be a great resource for those looking to build out these systems down the line. China and India are both investing heavily in liquid salt reactors. Both countries are growing rapidly and need tons of extra power to supply their burgeoning middle classes and manufacturing. If all goes well, they should have operational plants in less than two decades. And yeah, that’s a long time, but even under the best conditions, nuclear plants take ten years minimum to build.More research and investment in thorium could yield big dividends in the pursuit of a cleaner energy future, and could be a good stop-gap while we wait for our top minds to figure out the real holy grail of power — nuclear fusion.Until then, it’s well worth looking into this tech. There’s a great video explainer here, and this breaks down how these things work. Plus, how cool would it be to have reactors powered by the element named after Thor, the god of thunder?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Justin Roberts takes WWE to task over Connor Michalek

first_img Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts posted a blog yesterday taking WWE to task for how they portrayed the story about the late Connor Michalek, who was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last week as the first receipint of the Warrior Award.Here is an excerpt from the blog:“I just didn’t realize that when they retold this story, it was going to become just like those other reality-inspired storylines I mentioned earlier. The next week came and went. The plan changed and only Stephanie and Daniel Bryan were interviewed. Stephanie was generous to Connor. Daniel was always good to him when they were face to face at the arenas. Daniel is a quality person and incredible performer. I feel bad that the company put him in a position where people on the outside might assume they were closer than they were. When the video came out, I was surprised, maybe more surprised than I should have been, to discover that reality was not a part of the story. The company told the story the way they wanted it to be told. And then I remembered: that’s just what the company does — it tells stories. Maybe I experienced this one too personally to see it distorted, but it was not easy to take.”You can read the full blog at the link below.Medium.com: Believe Half of What You See and Portions of What You HearRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest The Miz Twitter Stephanie McMahon Pitches New Career Option For Serena Williams Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Triple Hcenter_img Xavier Woods Facebook Impact Wrestling leaving channel 5Spike in the UK, New deal with 5STAR announced Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever John Oliver Takes On The WWE WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Dean Ambrose to appear at Cauliflower Alley Club reunion after his WWE contract expires Tampa Bay to host WrestleMania 36 at Raymond James Stadium in April 2020 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Frank Lampard I cant wait to take on Mourinho

first_imgFrank Lampard is relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with his former coach Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford on Tuesday night Carabao Cup game between Derby County and Manchester UnitedLampard, who was appointed in his first managerial role at Derby this summer, will take his side out to Manchester to face off against the struggling United.The Red Devils dropped more points in the Premier League last weekend following a 1-1 home draw against Wolves.But Lampard is taking nothing for granted against the man who has had a huge influence on his career.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I remember being 25 when he walked into the building at Chelsea and it gave an up-lift to my career. Football has these crazy pathways,” he said in a pre-match press conference.“You will find Jose Mourinho players being managers all over the place because he has been so successful in his career.”“They’re expected to win, quite rightly so with the squad they’ve amassed there,” he said. “It’s a challenge for us and we want to go there and do as well as we can.”Lampard played under Mourinho at Chelsea in two separate spells and together they won back-to-back Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

California acts to bridge gender pay gap

first_imgNew legislation has been passed in California, USA, to help close the gender pay gap.The California Fair Pay Act was signed into law by Californian governor Jerry Brown to strengthen equal pay legislation in the state. Current law prohibits employers from paying a woman less than a man when they are both doing equal work at the same establishment. With the governor’s signature, California will now require equal pay, regardless of gender, for ’substantially similar work’.The act means organisations throughout the state of California will have to prove that male workers who earn more than their female counterparts are done so based on skills or experience. It also prohibits retaliation against employees who invoke the law, protects those who discuss wages and allows claims based on salaries at different workplaces.Brown said: “Sixty-six years after passage of the California Equal Pay Act, many women still earn less money than men doing the same or similar work. This bill is another step toward closing the persistent wage gap between men and women.”Senator Jackson, chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, added: “Today is a momentous day for California, and it is long overdue. Equal pay isn’t just the right thing for women, it’s the right thing for our economy and for California. Families rely on women’s income more than ever before.”Because of the wage gap, our state and families are missing out on $33.6 billion [£22 billion] a year. That money could be flowing into families’ pocketbooks, into our businesses and our economy. After years of dealing with a persistent wage gap, and an equal pay law that has been on the books since 1949 but that is not as strong as it should be, the time is now for women’s paychecks to finally reflect their hard work and true value.”last_img read more

HC to know actions taken against transport workers

first_imgThe High Court on Wednesday asked the government to inform it what actions have been taken against the transport workers for their unruly activities including halting an ambulance leading to the death of an infant and smearing burnt engine oil on the face of drivers and students during their strike, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Razik-Al-Jalil came up with the order following a writ petition in the form of public litigation filed by lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon.The HC asked the IGP to submit report within 15 days.Besides, the court issued a rule to explain why directives should not be given to law enforcing agencies and the authorities concerned to take steps for preventing repetition of such awful activities in the name of strike.Secretaries to home ministry, road, transport and Bridges ministry, IGP, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner, additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Traffic Police, deputy commissioners and police superintendents of Moulvibazar and Sunamganj districts have been asked to respond to the order on the next date of hearing.Lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon stood for the writ petitioner and deputy attorney general Mukhlesur Rahman for the state.The writ petitioner said the unruly transport workers smeared burnt oil on the faces of driver and students during the 48-hour strike on 28-29 October.Besides, a 7-day-old died in Moulvibazar as transport workers halted an ambulance. The reports on chaotic activities of the transport workers were brought to the attention of the court on Tuesday.last_img read more

Female burying beetle emits pheromone to ward off male desire during parental

first_img(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in Germany has found that the female burying beetle gives off a pheromone during parental care that causes male beetles to temper their sexual advances. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team describes their study of hundreds of the beetles captured in a German forest and brought to their lab. A burying beetle mother feeding one of her offspring on a mouse carcass. Credit: Heiko Bellmann. Burying beetles lay their eggs in dead animal carcasses—when the young hatch, the mother, and to some extent, the father take bites from the carcass, chew it, and then feed it to the young. They also both fend off predators. Prior research had shown that during this time period the female emits a gas of some sort, and that there was less sexual activity than normal. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn the properties of the gas and to determine if it was responsible for the decrease in sexual activity, which in turn led to better care for the young. To find out, the team captured approximately 400 of the beetles, split them into groups of those with offspring, and those without, and then ran several experiments and tests on them.One of the tests involved measuring hormone levels in the females—in so doing, the researchers found that one called ‘juvenile hormone III’ increased, causing the female to be less fertile during the time she was caring for her young. They also found that she emitted a similar chemical called methyl generate, a pheromone, during the same time frame. Next the team ran several experiments to determine if it was the pheromone that caused the antiaphrodisiac-type effect in males—one of which involved monitoring the release levels of the pheromone and the sexual activity of males when the young were removed from both parents, preventing parental care. They found that the production and emission of the hormone did indeed suppress sexual advances by males, which allowed both to better parent their offspring. The burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. Credit: Johannes Stökl. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2016 Phys.org Explore further Copulating burying beetles. The male is on the top of the female. Credit: Heiko Bellmann. Journal information: Nature Communications Beetles provide clues about the genetic foundations of parenthood More information: Katharina C. Engel et al. A hormone-related female anti-aphrodisiac signals temporary infertility and causes sexual abstinence to synchronize parental care, Nature Communications (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11035AbstractThe high energetic demand of parental care requires parents to direct their resources towards the support of existing offspring rather than investing into the production of additional young. However, how such a resource flow is channelled appropriately is poorly understood. In this study, we provide the first comprehensive analysis of the physiological mechanisms coordinating parental and mating effort in an insect exhibiting biparental care. We show a hormone-mediated infertility in female burying beetles during the time the current offspring is needy and report that this temporary infertility is communicated via a pheromone to the male partner, where it inhibits copulation. A shared pathway of hormone and pheromone system ensures the reliability of the anti-aphrodisiac. Female infertility and male sexual abstinence provide for the concerted investment of parental resources into the existing developing young. Our study thus contributes to our deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying adaptive parental decisions. Citation: Female burying beetle emits pheromone to ward off male desire during parental care (2016, March 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-female-beetle-emits-pheromone-ward.html The researchers note that the emitted chemical allows both parents to invest more resources into offspring and it represents an effective form of communication between parents that benefits them both and their offspring.last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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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. Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Related Content Technology | October 10, 2013 IMRIS, Siemens Collaborate to Market Intraoperative CT Scanners Siemens technology at the core of Visius iCT’s image quality Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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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October 10, 2013 — IMRIS Inc. and Siemens Healthcare announced an agreement that positions one of Siemens’s computed tomography (CT) products as the core of the IMRIS Visius iCT solution.“Siemens and IMRIS have successfully collaborated on solutions for intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiography, so adding CT is a natural extension of this relationship,” said Murat Gungor, vice president, CT and radiation oncology business unit, Siemens Healthcare North America. “We are looking forward to bringing the established benefits of low-dose CT imaging to the intraoperative environment.”Developed for the neurosurgery and spine surgery markets, the Visius iCT contains a 64- slice Siemens Somatom Definition AS scanner at its core.The Visius iCT moves into and out of the operating room (OR) in less than 30 seconds using ceiling-mounted rails and features software applications that maximize image quality while minimizing radiation exposure in real time and post-processing software to enhance surgical diagnosis and intervention.Visius iCT enables multiple operating room configurations to meet clinical requirements and increase system utilization. Layouts include one or two OR configurations with a center room isolating the CT from the surgical theater while not in use.IMRIS received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Visius iCT in July. The company currently has systems at three eastern U.S. neurosciences centers.For more information: www.imris.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more 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) read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 last_img read more

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first_imgRelated content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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 Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 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.  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.  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. Information Technology View all 220 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. Technology Reports View all 9 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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. 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The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | 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.  Women’s Health View all 62 items 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. 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. Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: 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.” 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. 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 | 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.” Conference Coverage View all 396 items Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Molecular Imaging View all 22 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. 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. 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. Videos | Information Technology | June 04, 2015 SIIM 2015 Hackathon with Donald Dennison Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: 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. 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 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 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. 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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 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 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. 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 GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: 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 Donald Dennison, co-chair of the SIIM Hackathon committee, discusses the objectives for this event’s second year at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Find more news and videos from AAPM.center_img 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.  Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.  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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Find more SCCT news and videos Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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.” 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 Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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.  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 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 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.” 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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.  Recent Videos View all 606 items Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. 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. 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.” 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.  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. 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. 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. 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. 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Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales

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News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies.July 26, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM: MED) has entered a collaboration with the National Imaging Academy Wales (NIAW) to develop AI tools to aid ultrasound scanning and enhance ultrasound education.Both located in South Wales, NIAW and Intelligent Ultrasound share a common desire to improve ultrasound practice through education, innovation and research that will lead to improved clinical technique and as a result, improved patient care and outcomes.Intelligent Ultrasound aims to make ultrasound easier for clinicians to use: For the clinic, it is developing real-time artificial intelligence-based clinical ultrasound image analysis software to improve scan quality and workflow; for the training room it manufactures advanced ultrasound training simulators to improve OBGYN, echocardiography and point-of-care sonography education. The company recently announced the signing of its first long-term licensing and co-development agreement with one of the world’s leading ultrasound equipment manufacturers to install its AI real-time image analysis software onto a range of specialty specific ultrasound systems marketed in the global healthcare market. More than 800 of Intelligent Ultrasound’s ScanTrainer, HeartWorks and BodyWorks Eve ultrasound simulators have been sold around the world, including to NIAW and other U.K. radiology academies to increase training opportunities. National Imaging Academy Wales opened in August 2018, funded by Welsh Government and NHS Wales to help address significant challenges across the diagnostic imaging workforce, enabling increased training capacity for radiologists in the first instance. As part of NHS Wales, NIAW provides comprehensive specialty training across all radiology imaging modalities including ultrasound, and is committed to training, collaboration, innovation and research. National Imaging Academy Wales is already a hub for diagnostic imaging in Wales and is progressing with developments to enhance radiology training and research.This collaboration will combine Intelligent Ultrasound and NIAW’s complementary skills both to develop clinically relevant AI tools for the clinic and to improve ultrasound education by evaluating real-world simulator performance.Phillip Wardle, M.D., NIAW director and consultant radiologist, said: “Working closer together, we both aim to develop simulation training and advanced deep-learning AI in ultrasound that will address the needs of current and future imaging workforce including sonographers and radiologists. By combining NIAW’s clinical expertise with Intelligent Ultrasound’s leading-edge in AI techniques and Simulation, we intend to help trainees in ultrasound to become proficient more quickly.”For more information: www.intelligentultrasound.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Welsh collaboration to develop leading-edge artificial intelligence-based ultrasound tools for diagnostic imaging Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr 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 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more last_img read more