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Indigenous leaders sounding alarm over implications of legal pot regime


first_imgOTTAWA – Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized marijuana in Canada say they don’t see a route to riches, but rather a serious risk that the black market in pot will set its sights on their vulnerable communities.Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said Tuesday he fears for Indigenous community safety because the federal government is moving too quickly with its plans to legalize pot by July 2018.“First Nations are not just looking at this as a cash cow,” Day said in an interview. “We have very legitimate concerns and fears about what legalization of cannabis is going to do, the types of things it is …potentially going to create in our communities.”Day called it embarrassing that Indigenous leaders weren’t invited to take part in Monday’s meeting of finance ministers, and said he and Quebec Regional Chief Ghislain Picard are leading discussions on how First Nations communities will address the impacts of legal pot.“This is a problem and I don’t think that there’s been a deep dive done yet on the full breadth of implications on our communities,” said Day, who called it “backwards” that Ottawa would commit to a cost-sharing agreement without Indigenous leaders in the room.On Monday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a two-year deal that will see Ottawa give 75 per cent of tax revenues to the provinces and territories while Ottawa retains 25 per cent, to a maximum of $100 million a year.Morneau, who originally floated a 50-50 split, said larger share will allow the provinces and territories to fairly deal with costs and allow for them to work with municipalities, who have also advocated for at least a third of the revenue.Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said the implications of legal cannabis for Indigenous communities are being discussed, including at a special chiefs gathering held last week in Ottawa by the Assembly of First Nations.“It certainly has come up on many occasions,” she said.Day has also raised concerns that the federal government won’t cover the cost of medicinal marijuana for people living on reserve, even though they do for other medically necessary drugs.“We entered into treaties,” he said. “We have to stand our ground … the right to have health care covered … we will continue to push so that applies.”Cannabis is not currently eligible for coverage through the First Nations Inuit health branch, Health Canada confirmed Tuesday, noting medications must meet appropriate criteria, including a drug identification number, a doctor’s prescription and dispensation by a pharmacist.“There are no forms of medical cannabis that currently meet these conditions,” the department said in a statement.—Follow @kkirkup on Twitterlast_img read more


Health scare prompts BC member of Parliament to review key goals


first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – A British Columbia Conservative member of Parliament says the memory of his stricken wife’s face as a medical crisis nearly killed him is his motivation for a heartfelt message to his colleagues, constituents and all Canadians.Todd Doherty, the MP for Cariboo-Prince George, says in a Facebook post he needed emergency surgery to remove his gallbladder after becoming ill in Prince George on Jan 20.He says he stopped breathing during the surgery and over the next two days his lungs filled with fluid and his major organs began shutting down.Through all that, despite the drugs and the chaos, he says he remembers his son pleading to be allowed to donate a kidney or lung to help his dad pull through.Doherty is on the mend now but says he has learned the lesson that plans, no matter how carefully crafted, will fail if the planner isn’t around to carry them out.He is out of hospital, recovering at home, and urges people to take time to care for themselves and do the work necessary to stay healthy.“Regardless of the titles or status we seek or achieve, our schedules or whatever demands placed on us, remember this: There is only one group who will mourn you longer than a week, that’s your family,” Doherty says in the social media post.He says he still wants to achieve his goal of backing legislation to help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. He also pledges to never stop trying to inspire others, and be the best father, husband, brother, friend and community leader possible.Doherty says even his loftiest goals are now filtered through a different perspective.“I don’t have the plan as to how I’m going to do it yet, but I know I have too much on my “to do list,” so healthy changes are coming. And I’m challenging my friends, family and colleagues to do whatever you need to do to make this a priority in your lives, also.”Doherty says he’s giving thanks, and will never put his family through this again.He says you can’t help others if you’re not well yourself.“So to my colleagues in Ottawa — who’s up for some early morning walks and workouts?”last_img read more


Nordstrom’s sales funk worsens in fiscal 1Q


NEW YORK — Nordstrom’s holiday shopping season malaise carried over into the first months of the year.The upscale department store chain reported fiscal first-quarter profit Tuesday that missed Wall Street analysts’ expectations. It also cut its annual sales forecast and its stock tumbled.“While we expected softer trends from the fourth quarter to continue into the first quarter, we experienced a further deceleration,” said Erik Nordstrom, Nordstrom Inc. co-president, said in a statement.The company reported net income of $37 million, or 23 cents a share. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share.Seattle-based Nordstrom posted revenue of $3.44 billion in the period, down more than 3% from $3.47 billion in the year-ago period. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.54 billion.Online sales increased 7% and accounted for 31% of Nordstrom’s total sales.Nordstrom said it now expects full-year earnings to be $3.25 to $3.65 per share, down from a previous forecast of $3.65 to $3.90 a share. Analysts were expecting $3.72 per share for the year.The company now expects total net sales for the current year to be anywhere from a 2% decrease to unchanged. That compares with the original forecast of a 1% to 2% increase.Nordstrom’s shares tumbled more than 9% to $34.40 in after-market trading after the release of the earnings report._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on JWN at https://www.zacks.com/ap/JWNAnne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more


UN agency kicks off plan to mobilize world youth to protect the


The Eco-Innovate 03 Forum, with high-profile speakers, discussion forums, hands-on design sessions and mentoring by business and technology leaders, will be held from 14 to 18 July and is expected to attract more than 100 young people aged 15 to 23 from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and India.Initiated by UNEP, Bayer, and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the forum is part of UNEP’s new TUNZA strategy designed to enhance the ability of young people to take action and influence decision makers for a sustainable world. Tunza means “to treat with care and affection” in the East African Kiswahili language.The plan recognizes that 47 per cent, or 2.9 billion, of the world’s population are below the age of 25, with 2.5 billion of that population segment living in developing countries where access to environmental information is limited, UNEP’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Surendra Shrestha, said.”We also know that 15 per cent of the world’s population accounts for 56 per cent of consumption and if everybody lived like they do we would need 2.6 additional planets to support us all,” Mr. Shrestha said. “Our assessments of the state of the environment suggest we will need to innovate a transformation to sustainable production and consumption patterns in the space of just one generation.”Eco-Innovate 03 will draw on UNEP’s global environmental perspective, the eco-efficiency and eco-design expertise of UNSW’s Faculty of the Built Environment, and Bayer’s long-standing involvement in youth education in the region. read more


Drugs remain serious threat to stability in Afghanistan Security Council warns


In a presidential statement read out by Ambassador Gunter Pleuger of Germany, this month’s holder of the rotating presidency, the Council said it backed the Berlin Declaration, which outlines Afghanistan’s priorities over the short term. These include disarming and demobilizing armed factional groups and successfully holding national presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled for September.The Council said it welcomed pledges during the Berlin Conference by international donors of $8.2 billion – to cover the period between last month and March 2007 – towards Afghanistan’s reconstruction.But it identified narcotics as one of the greatest threats to the stability of Afghanistan, which is by far the world’s biggest producer of opium poppies.Mr. Pleuger said the Council wanted economic alternatives to be developed so that farmers do not turn to drug production to make a living. Neighbouring States should also cooperate more to hamper and eliminate drug trafficking routes, he added.”Afghanistan needs both human and financial resources to tackle this problem,” the Ambassador said.Earlier, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefed the Council on Afghanistan, saying the Berlin Conference represented an impressive achievement and indicated global confidence in the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.But he said the road to peace and stability in Afghanistan remains beset by “daunting” tasks, including economic development, the drug industry and the lack of security.”The vast majority of Afghans remain convinced that, above all, elections require prior disarmament,” Mr. Guéhenno said, referring to September’s scheduled poll. International security assistance to Afghanistan’s fledgling national army is vital, he added.Mr. Guéhenno said that dismantling the drugs economy would be an enormous challenge given that it generated more than half of Afghanistan’s national income in 2002.”Turning back this tide will take a concerted effort and patience, but the immediate efforts of the Afghan Government on the eradication front must also be supported.” read more


New Orleans rolls past Governors State 9753


NEW ORLEANS — Ezekiel Charles scored 20 points and Damion Rosser 18 as New Orleans used a huge second half to beat Governors State 97-53 on Saturday.Charles had six points and Scott Plaisance, Troy Green and Rosser five each in a 25-1 over a 5 1/2-minute stretch to put New Orleans comfortably ahead 86-49.Charles was 8-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers and a game-high seven rebounds while Rosser was also 8 of 10. Plaisance added 14 points and Amari Haynes 13.The Privateers (3-2) shot 58 per cent and made 18 steals, in scoring 31 points off 27 turnovers. They outscored the Jaguars 48-16 in the second half after leading 49-37 at the break.Justin Siorek scored 21 points with five 3-pointers and Robbie Brooks added 10 points for Governors State.The Jaguars, who began playing varsity basketball in 2015-16 and reached the NAIA Tournament last season, were playing a NCAA Division I opponent in a regular-season game for the first time.The Associated Press read more


Five years after the fall of an Irish Ponzi scheme 1400 people


first_imgFive years after the fall of an Irish Ponzi scheme, 1,400 people still await compensation Custom House Capital was found to have ‘systematically and deliberately’ misused clients’ cash. “In many instances, client losses arose from the misappropriation of retirement related investments, which has only served to exacerbate matters for the investors concerned.”The ICCL said that it is in a position to pay the compensation amounts due “within a number of days” after the claims have been certified as legitimate by the CHC liquidator.It said that the delays that “are attributable to issues that have arisen in what has proven to be a complex liquidation”.However, it added: “The unduly long wait for certification of claims was not envisaged when the investor compensation legislation was being introduced.”YearsThe ICCL said that the liquidator has made progress for many of the investors but added that the pooled client assets, a major asset class that was the subject of a “very significant level of embezzlement”, remain to be dealt with. Source: emagineonline/YouTube“The liquidator has indicated that the reconciliation of these accounts is a complicated exercise because of the manner in which investors’ funds were misappropriated and used to part fund the acquisition of properties,” it said.“The final level of distribution to the clients in the pooled assets, and the compensatable losses involved, can only be ascertained when the associated properties are sold and recoveries of misappropriated funds determined.“That process is likely to take a number of years to complete. The ICCL will continue to seek progress in the certification of claims.”‘Disappointed’ICCL chairman Jim Bardon said he is “disappointed” that relatively little headway was made on outstanding compensation claims in the CHC case during the year.“Notwithstanding the complexities arising in the liquidation of this firm, the prolonged wait endured by the eligible claimants concerned was never envisaged in investor compensation legislation,” he said.“The ICCL has proposed to the liquidator that, where possible, he should consider certifying the claims on an estimated or interim basis in order to accelerate the process.”The ICCL was set up in 1998 after EU laws were introduced to provide a minimum standard of investor protection across the European bloc.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie A COMPANY SET up to pay out compensation has hit out at the long wait faced by many people to get some recompense from what was described as “a sort of Irish Ponzi scheme”.Custom House Capital (CHC) purported to be a high-end wealth management business aimed at well-off pension investors such as doctors and lawyers. Harry Cassidy, a respected figure in Dublin financial circles, served as the company’s CEO.However, it was put into liquidation in October 2011 after it was found that it was “systematically and deliberately” misusing more than €56 million of its clients’ assets and cash.The money was moved to property syndicates, mainly in Germany and France, without investors’ knowledge.At the time, High Court judge Justice Gerard Hogan described the business as ”a sort of Irish Ponzi scheme”. Last week, the court ruled that Cassidy would be disqualified from acting as a director of a company for 14 years.About 2,000 people applied for compensation after the company was liquidated, however the body tasked with handling payouts, the Investor Compensation Company Limited (ICCL), admits the process is taking too long. Custom House Capital CEO Harry Cassidy Source: YouTube‘Unsatisfactory’In its annual report, released today, the ICCL – an independent body set up to pay as much as €20,000 to investors when a firm is unable to make its own repayments – said that it received just under 2,000 claims for compensation after CHC was liquidated.“During the past year, a total of 70 claims were certified by the administrator resulting in compensation of €186,000 being paid to eligible clients of the firm,” it said.“So far, aggregate compensation of €7.1 million has been paid. However, the fact that more than five years have passed since the collapse of CHC and over 1,400 claims have yet to be certified is most unsatisfactory. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3124757 21 Comments Share7 Tweet Email1 Image: Youtube Dec 7th 2016, 9:16 AM center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 9:16 AM Image: Youtube 14,505 Views By Fora Staff Take me to Fora Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news:last_img read more


Allemagne la consommation dénergie à son plus bas niveau depuis 1990


first_imgAllemagne : la consommation d’énergie à son plus bas niveau depuis 1990La consommation d’énergie en Allemagne en 2011 a atteint son niveau le plus faible depuis 1990. Des économies d’énergie ont donc été réalisées cette année dans l’Etat allemand.Le ministère de l’Economie allemande a indiqué que la consommation d’énergie avait atteint son plus bas niveau depuis 1990. En 2011, la météo particulièrement clémente, a permis aux allemands de réaliser des économies d’énergie importantes. L’Allemagne affiche donc une consommation d’énergie en baisse pour 2011.  L’organisation spécialisée AGEB précise que cette baisse est de 4,8% par rapport à 2010. L’Etat allemand, qui souhaite réduire sa facture d’énergie entre 2008 et 2020, affiche déjà une consommation qui se trouve de 5% inférieure à la valeur de référence. Le ministre de l’Economie, Philipp Rösler, s’est réjoui d’annoncer que la consommation d’énergie avait été telle en 2011 qu’elle se trouvait “en-dessous de la consommation requise pour tenir cet objectif et ce même en corrigeant les effets de température.” D’autres pays en Europe pourraient afficher de tels résultats, en grande partie grâce à une météo clémente et des températures moyennes au-dessus des années précédentes.Le 24 décembre 2011 à 14:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Tony Pulis bemoans Boro transfer business


first_imgMiddlesbrough manager Tony Pulis believes his team are worse now than when they lost to Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship Playoffs last season.Boro come up against Birmingham on Sunday and Pulis insists this current team is inferior to the one that was eliminated from the second round of the playoffs last season.The club had a miserable transfer deadline day after failing to bring in any additions despite letting some of their key players leave the club a few days before.A move for Everton’s Mohammed Besic fell through after the financial framework behind the deal and a loan move for the Bosnian international looks very unlikely due to Everton’s disappointment towards Boro.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…A loan deal to bring Yannick Bolasie from the Toffees to the club looks more likely to happen at this moment.Pulis was disappointed at the club’s inability to price Jed Wallace and George Saville from Millwall while Queens Park Rangers rejected all their advances for midfielder Luke Freeman.“At the moment the team that will play on Saturday will not be as strong as the one that made it to the semis of the playoffs last year and that’s obvious,” Pulis said, according to Northern Echo.“The squad isn’t good enough to get promoted to the Premier League. We don’t have the depth of the quality. We missed out last year but we’ve failed to improve our team to stand a chance of taking the next step this year.”last_img read more


Observance at Vancouver Barracks honors debt to troops


first_imgRaindrops ran down DeWayne Nelson’s cap and soaked his graying hair. He held a U.S. flag at his side in the pouring rain, behind the covered tents at Vancouver’s annual Memorial Day Observance. The weather doesn’t bother him, he said, as the wet flag slapped against his leather jacket.Nelson, a Vietnam veteran and Patriot Guard rider, was one of many who endured the elements Monday morning at the Vancouver Barracks to honor the fallen. Among them were a 90-year-old Buffalo solider re-enactor and an 8-year-old Young Marine.When it was wet or dry, below freezing or blistering hot, troops have given their all for America.Too few carve a couple of hours out of their day to remember and reflect on those who died in the line of duty, said keynote speaker U.S. Army Major General Jeffrey Buchanan. Many Americans seek the comfort of the mall or some big-box store on Memorial Day, looking to score some deals.“It’s just another opportunity for self-indulgence,” Buchanan said. The general, who served four tours in Iraq, talked to the full crowd about what the 590 names etched into the Clark County War Memorial mean for Americans nationwide. It’s not just a bunch of names.“Each represents a man or woman with their own story, their own goals, fears and triumphs,” he said. “Let us never forget the freedoms they won for us.”last_img read more


Cardinals Adjusting to New Offensive Scheme


first_img Press Conference  Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Finishing day two of the spring practice, the University of Louisville football program has a lot to learn. Learning new systems on both the offensive and defensive side of the football is going to take some time, and the UofL football players are enjoying the process.”I love it a lot,” sophomore quarterback Malik Cunningham said. “We all just like being here. It hasn’t been like this in a long time.”Not only are the Cardinals learning a new system, but they are also adjusting to a new way to practice.Chaos was a word that was used to describe the first day of practice by many of the players, but offensive lineman Caleb Chandler has enjoyed the change in the routine.”It’s still chaotic out there,” Chandler said. “It’s fun. It’s all new to everyone, but we’re all enjoying it. It’s a new culture out there with these new coaches.”Wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer, who came to Louisville after a year with the Philadelphia Eagles, likes what he’s seen so far, but knows the culture change will take some patience.”Accountability is something that’s very tough for any generation,” Gunter Brewer said. “Football is a tough game. Life is a tough game. When things get tough, they look for the shortest way to get things done instead of the best way to get things done. However, sometimes the hardest way is the best way.”Cunningham, who emerged as a dynamic playmaker, led the Cardinals in rushing last season with 497 yards and five touchdowns, but is enjoying learning a new offensive system and has a love of respect for his new quarterbacks coach, Frank Ponce.”I love Coach Ponce and he’s only been here for a month. He’s a very good coach,” Cunningham said. “He knows what he’s talking about. He’s going to get us right.”Just two days in, the quarterback battle will be something to watch all spring. The Cardinals have three scholarship signal callers on the roster, and should be a three-headed race between Cunningham, Pass and freshman Evan Conley, who enrolled in January after a stellar career at Kell High School in Marietta, Ga.”We’re all just battling,” Cunningham said. “I’ve been going with the first team but that doesn’t mean anything. I’ve just been trying to lead the team by example and do everything right.”UofL head coach Scott Satterfield and offensive coordinator Dwayne Ledford are installing a fast-paced offense that should benefit Cunningham’s skill set and ability to push the tempo.After Wednesday’s practice Cunningham stated that the new scheme fits him perfect because it’s almost identical to what was run at Park Crossing in Montgomery, Alabama.”It’s so different, so much easier in my opinion,” Cunningham said. “It’s going to help all of the quarterbacks a lot.”Brewer said Wednesday that all quarterbacks have handled the offense really well, considering how fast they’ve been going in practice.”They’ve made some throws that are some tremendous and made some mistakes just like every other person on the team did. To do what we’ve done in two days, I have really been impressed by the way they’ve handled it.”The Cardinals will take another step forward when they put helmets and shoulder pads on for the first time on Friday before the first padded practice on Saturday morning. Story Linkslast_img read more


Florek Records 13 Saves in 98 Loss to Delaware


first_imgBlalock scored once more for Louisville with one minute remaining, but the Cardinals could not complete the comeback. Photo Gallery Florek earned 13 saves in 60 minutes of play. Maddie Birch tallied a team-top five ground balls, while McNicholas won five of the Cardinals’ six draw controls. “Today definitely wasn’t our ‘A’ game,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “We need to value the ball and protect our sticks. If it wasn’t for Rachel’s work in the cage, it definitely could have been worse.” The Cardinals jumped to a 2-0 lead on goals by Alex McNicholas and Ally Hall in the first eight minutes of the game. In the second half, the Cardinals forced the Blue Hens into 14 turnovers while committing only nine of their own. Louisville also out-shot the Delaware in the second half, 13-8. The Cardinals fall to 4-9 on the season, while the Blue Hens improve to 6-5. The Blue Hens proceeded to go on a five-goal scoring run, taking a 5-3 lead into the break and extending their lead to three to open the second half.center_img Ally Hall completed her fourth hat trick of the year, finding the back of the net off a pass from Paige Richbourg to pull the Cardinals within one, 8-7, with three minutes remaining in the game. The Cardinals responded with a three-goal scoring run to tie the game at six on goals from Caroline Blalock and two from Tessa Chad. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Despite a 13-save performance from Rachel Florek, the University of Louisville lacrosse team fell to Delaware 9-8 on Sunday afternoon at UofL Lacrosse Stadium. Story Links Delaware got on the board with 19 minutes remaining in the first half, but Ally Hall found the back of the net for the second time to keep Louisville’s lead at two shortly after. Louisville returns to action next weekend as they host ACC rival North Carolina for Senior Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Giancarlo Giannini Joins George Clooneys Catch22


first_imgOscar-nominated Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini (“Swept Away”) has joined the cast of George Clooney’s “Catch-22” TV series, which is set to start shooting in Sardinia this week.Giannini will play Marcello, the owner of a Rome brothel who is “weathered and once handsome but still debonair,” according to a statement issued by producers of the six-part adaptation of Joseph Heller’s anti-war classic. The series is scheduled to air in 2019 on Hulu in the U.S. Best known for his exuberant roles in 1970s Lina Wertmüller films, Giannini has since been active in prominent Italian and international productions such as Ridley Scott’s “Hannibal” and James Bond installments “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” in which he played MI-6 operative and Bond ally Rene Mathis. Giannini is the only Italian talent announced so far in the “Catch-22” cast, though about 300 Sardinian extras were recently recruited for scenes involving military activity on the Italian island, where Clooney – who is co-directing as well as starring and producing – has set up camp in a villa on its Emerald Coast, according to Italian press reports. Earlier this month, pay-TV operator Sky Italia joined Paramount Television, Anonymous Content, and Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures as a “Catch-22” co-producer. The hotly anticipated show that will be almost entirely shot in Italy marks Clooney’s first regular TV role since NBC’s “ER.” Britain’s Channel 4 has U.K. rights.Set in Italy during World War II, the show centers on Capt. John Yossarian (to be played by Christopher Abbott, as previously announced), a U.S. Air Force bombardier who, while trying to complete the number of flight missions required to go home, must contend with an absurd bureaucratic rule. Hugh Laurie will play squadron officer Major de Coverley, and Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”) will play Colonel Cathcart. Clooney has taken a relatively small role as training commander Scheisskopf, in order to focus on his duties behind the camera.  Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


Strangers are sometimes easier to talk to


first_imgI can’t interact with people hence I get secluded in social gatherings. I don’t know why but I can’t make friends. I’m 24, male and am single. How do I get out of this?Tuhin, New DelhiIn today’s day and age it is indeed a bit important to meet and socialize. I suggest, you start spending time with a small group of friends. Make it a point to participate in discussions. Initiate topics that interest you. Start interacting with strangers while travelling. Strangers are sometimes easier to talk to. Start with small talks and gradually weave longer conversations. Good Luck! There’s nothing to lose, just open up! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’My sister’s husband is having an affair with someone. They have a 3-year-old daughter. How do we convince my brother-in-law to come out of that trap?Savita, HaryanaConvincing someone to do anything against his/her own will is impossible. Ideally your sister or you should have a open chat with the man. Try to understand the reality and if need be, the couple should go to a professional counselor to take help for reconstructing their marriage.My husband is determined to live in the joint family. But, it’s killing me. I come from a peaceful nuclear family and living with nine people is a torture! What to do? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMeenal, GujaratI’m sure you knew the family and its members before stepping in. It’s difficult to convince a man to move out of his set up. You should not lose hope and request him to look for an alternate address close to the original house. Explain to him with love, tears and pleas if needed. Let’s hope he understands your problem and take steps accordingly.My husband is mixing with a very wrong group and is frequenting night clubs and dance bars. He’s spending through his credit cards too! I’m worried. How can I stop him? Divya Sinha, DelhiJust hide his credit cards and ensure he doesn’t splurge this way. He should be made to understand the outcome of the life he’s leading now. Either you or some friend/relative should talk to him. If need be, involve the parents who sometimes have the right medicine for recovery.Can you give me some information on ‘safe period’. I’m getting married next month and feel nervous already.Name withheldOne should know the duration of the cycle, i.e. first day of the last menstrual bleeding to the first day of the next menstrual bleeding. This is the duration of the menstrual cycle. This duration varies from person to person and is usually between 26 to 31 days. Ovulation approximately occurs in the middle of the cycle, i.e. duration of the cycle – (minus) 14 days (this also varies). A week before and a week after the approximate day of ovulation is considered to be the ‘fertile’. The days apart from this is called the ‘safe’.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more


Colin and Rob Parker discuss the Adam Jones Fenway incident and Bostons


first_img Advertisement EPISODE 9: FS1 Analyst, Rob ParkerThis week, Colin is joined by FS1 analyst and longtime Detroit sports columnist Rob Parker.Colin and Parker discuss Adam Jones receiving racist taunts at Fenway; if Boston’s reputation as a racist sports city is deserved; if heckling should be banned; the decline of substantive sports journalism; and what Rob sees for the future of Detroit.Listen here: Download and subscribe to The Herd: Saturday Special Podcast, exclusively at TheHerdNow.com, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or Apple Podcasts. Get your weekend Herd fix.last_img


VIDEO Creating Virtual Organs From Medical Imaging to to Test Implantable Devices


first_imgVideos | Cardiac Imaging | February 27, 2019 VIDEO: Creating Virtual Organs From Medical Imaging to to Test Implantable Devices CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Nuclear Imaging | 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.” 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. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Conference Coverage View all 396 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 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. Recent Videos View all 606 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. Information Technology View all 220 items 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 This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient unveiled by Siemens at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 annual meeting in February. This “digital twin” technology is in development and will be able to create virtual, digital organs from a patient’s medical imnaging and other physiological data. In this case, the model was created using an ECG, MRI scan and other clinical data. It was shown as a way to help optimize cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) lead placement. CRT currently has a 30 percent nonresponder rate, which is mainly due to the placement of leads. This model allows virtual placement of the leads In various locations to test response prior to the implantation procedure. The green dot shows the location of the virtual lead. Siemens said the technology also might have applications for testing virtual ablations strategies to save procedure time when the patient is in the EP lab. Read more about the digital twin technology.Look through a photo gallery of other new technologies at HIMSS19. Find news and videos from HIMSS 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Women’s Health View all 62 items Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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 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 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.  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. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiation Oncology View all 91 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. 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. SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Find more SCCT news and videos Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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. 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 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.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. 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 Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. 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. 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. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items center_img Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Technology Reports View all 9 items AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital 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 Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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.  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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Information Technology | April 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 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. 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. 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. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. 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. 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.  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 Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | July 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 Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Nuclear Imaging | 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.” 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 Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Nuclear Imaging | 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. 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Artificial Intelligence | July 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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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.  Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. 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.” 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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Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Radiology Business | 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 | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicinelast_img read more


VIDEO Costa Rica head coach Paulo Wanchope brawls with security guard at


first_imgThe short, winless era of Paulo “Busta-Chop” Wanchope as head of Costa Rica’s men’s football team has taken a strange and abrupt turn. On Tuesday night during an Under-23 pre-Olympics match between Costa Rica and Panama, Wanchope was involved in an ugly scuffle that could very well cost him his job. Related posts:FIFA-Gate: Costa Rica football federation says US ‘mistaken’ in Eduardo Li wire fraud allegation World, meet Ms. Sloth Kong. Swiss prosecutors probe 53 ‘suspicious’ FIFA cases Real Madrid thrown out of Spanish Cup over ineligible player, federation confirms “@MiDiarioPanama: [Noticia del momento] La pelea que protagonizó Wanchope en Panamá. http://t.co/rvmb1cBXG9 pic.twitter.com/MnfD6jPls2”— La Portada (@LaPortadaSPORT) August 12, 2015 The security guard takes on the much taller Wanchope with an impressive flying kick. He then forces the head coach of Costa Rica’s “La Sele” to take a seat while the scuffle continues. Both men were then held back by more security guards and fans.Wanchope, who is 0-4-5 as the head coach of Costa Rica’s men’s national team, should have known better than to lose his temper – after all, Costa Rica is known as a peaceful nation. Plus, Mexico’s now former head coach, Miguel Herrera, was sacked late last month for a fight with a reporter in a U.S. airport.Also not helping is the fact that Wanchope has yet to establish the same credibility as a coach that he had as a player for La Sele. The 39-year-old coach took over for former manager Jorge Luis Pinto in February and has been unable to live up to expectations set by a historic World Cup run in Brazil last year.See also: Costa Rica’s top 10 goals of all time Facebook Comments According to Panamanian media, a stadium security guard told Wanchope that he could not enter the field towards the end of Costa Rica’s 0-0 tie with Panama, prompting Wanchope to become visibly upset. What followed is shown in the video above, as Wanchope is pushed into a child protecting the field. He then turns around and slaps a short, bald security guy.Who fights back:last_img read more


Greek army chief resigns cites ethics dignity


first_img Comments   Share   ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s army chief of staff unexpectedly resigned Wednesday, just hours before a top government meeting on military policy. A statement from the Army said Lt. Gen. Constantinos Ziazias resigned for “reasons that touch on ethics and dignity, both his own and of the army,” but did not elaborate further.Ziazias, 57, was appointed nine months ago, just before the previous Socialist government stepped down. Changes of government in Greece are routinely followed by new top military appointments, and the current three-party coalition took over last month. But it was not entirely clear why Ziazias quit as chief of staff. How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Opposition parties reacted to the resignation by accusing the conservative-led ruling coalition of trying to interfere in the appointments of army officers, a charge Defense Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos denied.The resignation came just before Wednesday’s planned meeting of Greece’s council on foreign policy and defense, convened under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Panayiotopoulos said the council decided to replace Ziazias with Lt. Gen. Constantinos Ginis.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Quick workouts for men More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more


Pettitts India Tours has appointed Elite Represent


first_imgPettitts India Tours has appointed Elite Representation Asia Pacific to complement its sales activities in Australia and New Zealand. Elite will service the separate and different needs of these growing markets for India and develop new opportunities for the DMC services within all travel segments.Commenting on this important step in the international sales and marketing growth, Mr Sandeep Madhavan, Director of Pettitts India Tours said: “For three decades, we have been bringing to our clients the most germane, rewarding and audacious travel experience. Our clients are not numbers, but stories, experiences and friends we have managed to sustain over the three decades. India is experiencing growing interest for Australians and New Zealanders looking for unique travel experiences. These are either Adventure, Wildlife, Safaris, Spiritual, Cruises, Gourmet, Rail, Trekking, Textile, Archaeological and Historical tours. We are also seeing interest for Medical, Ayurveda, Yoga and Wellbeing tours from Australia and New Zealand. Under the guidance of Elite Representation Asia Pacific’s Executive Director and Founder, Pat Monneron, a well respected industry professional very familiar with India, we look forward to working with the Elite team to raise the awareness of our services and to key trade partners for Pettitts.” Pat Monneron, Executive Director for Elite Representation Asia Pacific said, “I am pleased to be representing Pettitts India Tours in the Australian and New Zealand markets in a period of growing visitor numbers to India. Pettitts’ specialisation will ensure high level of customer service to trade partners for leisure and MICE segments, something all agents are looking for when partnering with a DMC. The Elite team look forward to working with Tour Operators, Retail Travel Agents, Group Buying, MICE segments of – PCOs, Event Planners, Corporate, Incentive Market for the Sub Continent.”Incorporated in 1989, Pettitts India Tours Pvt. Ltd. is recognised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and participates actively as a member of IATO, ATOA, PATA, TAAI, ICPB as well as various other travel organisations. The company specialises in destination management services, MICE repertoire and outbound travel services. A team of tour planners, guides and advisers facilitate the clients throughout the duration of the trip. IMAGE: Virupaksha temple view from Hemakuta hill at sunrise in Hampi, Karnataka, India/PETTITTS INDIA TOURS< ?em> appointmentsElite RepresentationindiaPettitts India Tourslast_img read more


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