Nova Scotia Human Rights Inquiry to Commence

first_imgAn independent board of inquiry will consider preliminary matters in a complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex/gender. Valerie Munroe, Janice MacDonald, and Debbie Reid claim they are paid less for work of equal value than other male employees of the Town of Truro. The Town of Truro is seeking a preliminary ruling about whether the board of inquiry has jurisdiction to hear a pay equity complaint, and whether the employees’ union, the Police Association of Nova Scotia, should be added as a respondent to the complaint. The hearing will begin Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and continue to Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Best Western Glengarry Hotel, 150 Willow St., Truro. It will be chaired by Kenneth Crawford. Boards of inquiry are the final stage in the human rights complaint process. They are independent, public hearings into complaints of discrimination.last_img read more

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BJP has Gujs washing powder to clean Oppn leaders Danve

first_imgMumbai: In a veiled reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, Union minister Raosaheb Danve has said they have “Gujarat’s washing powder” which first cleans the Congress and NCP leaders before they are inducted into the BJP.He also dubbed as “funeral procession” the NCP’s ‘Shivswarajya Yatra’, the Sharad Pawar-led party’s mass contact programme to counter Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’ ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”We have Gujarat’s washing powder which first cleans leaders of the Congress and NCP and then the BJP inducts them,” Danve said in an indirect reference to the leadership qualities of Modi and Union Home Minister Shah. Notably, both Modi and Shah hail from Gujarat. Danve was addressing a rally on Wednesday evening in Jalna district where Fadnavis was also present on the stage. Hitting out at the NCP’s pre-poll yatra, Danve said, “(On one hand) there is Chief Minister Fadnavis’ Mahajanadesh Yatra where people are flocking in large numbers. On the other hand, the NCP’s rally is, in fact, a funeral procession.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”People generally make a point and attend a funeral procession but in case of NCP’s rally, several senior leaders are skipping it. NCP’s own people are turning their back on the party’s rally,” said the Union minister of state for consumer affairs, food and public distribution. Meanwhile, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde hit back at Danve’s remarks. In remarks laced with sarcasm, Munde said the Union minister was “right”, and added the NCP’s yatra was indeed the “funeral procession” of the “tyrant, insensitive and anti- farmer” BJP-led Maharashtra government. “But I correct your mistake. People are giving huge response to the Shivswarajya Yatra to pay homage to the authoritarian government. @raosahebdanve,” Munde countered Danve in a tweet in Marathi. He also put out a video clip on his Twitter handle to allege that the rally organised as part of Fadnavis’ ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’ received poor response in Danve’s home turf, Jalna, even as the BJP’s working president J P Nadda spoke.last_img read more

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PNB board approves amalgamation with OBC United Bank

first_imgNew Delhi: The board of Punjab National Bank (PNB) has given in-principle approval for amalgamation of Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India with PNB. The board meeting held on Thursday followed the finance ministry asking the three banks to consider the proposal of amalgamation, PNB said in a regulatory filing. The Alternative Mechanism headed by the finance minister after consultation with Reserve Bank of India has given the go-ahead for the amalgamation. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe government on Friday unveiled a mega plan to merge 10 public sector banks into four as part of plans to create fewer and stronger global-sized lenders as it looks to boost economic growth from an over six-year low. Besides, the PNB board cleared a capital infusion of up to Rs 18,000 crore by the government for preferential allotment of equity shares of the bank at a price determined in terms of SEBI regulations. The government on Friday announced infusion of Rs 16,000 crore in PNB for a smooth and seamless amalgamation.last_img read more

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Firsttime voters should be wary of mission mahamilavat Modi

first_imgKoderma (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned first-time voters against the ‘mission mahamilavat’, asserting that the opposition’s grand alliance does not want a government with absolute majority. Addressing an election rally here, Modi also slammed the Congress, alleging that the party wants a weak government which it can “remote control”. “The ‘mission mahamilavat’ is not in favour of a government with absolute majority at any cost. I want to caution all the first-time voters about their intentions,” the prime minister said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Taking potshots at the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) and its leaders, Modi said they owe allegiance to nobody, and are only interested in votes. “They are just not interested in the development of those areas where they do not see their votebank,” he alleged. Meanwhile, the first phase of polling is underway in Jharkhand. An estimated 20.87 per cent of the 45.26 lakh electorate cast their votes till 11 am on Monday in three Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.last_img read more

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Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

TRENTON, N.J. – Drug giant Pfizer says it won’t split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future.The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker said Monday it believes it is best positioned to maximize shareholder value in its current form, but it reserves the right to split in the future if the situation changes.For several years, the maker of Viagra and the pain treatment Lyrica has been under growing pressure from analysts and investors who argued that by splitting up, the resulting two companies might grow faster than one.As a result, Pfizer has been reporting detailed financial results for each of its business segments, information that would be required by regulators for a split. Earlier this year, Pfizer promised a decision by the end of the year, but then it reorganized and renamed those segments — a sign a breakup was less likely.Chances of the breakup began to fade even more over the summer, due in part to increasing sales for key new drugs from Pfizer and rising prospects for its drugs under development.Pfizer CEO Ian Read told analysts last month that the prospect of a split was not a “make-or-break decision” for the company. The company recently said it had spent $600 million on preparations for such a split.“Given that Pfizer has been talking down expectations for a separation in recent months, we think the stock will only be down modestly on this news,” Jeffries analyst Jeffrey Holford wrote to investors.Shares of Pfizer Inc. fell 70 cents, or 2 per cent, to $33.56 in afternoon trading Monday. The stock is up about 5.4 per cent over the past year.Pfizer said Monday that a split would not help the competitive positioning of its businesses, and such a move would create disruptions and increased costs.The drugmaker’s most likely path forward involves hunting for more acquisition targets, according to Bernstein analyst Dr. Tim Anderson, who had pressed Pfizer repeatedly on its quarterly results conference calls to break up.Pfizer has been buying several companies and products to help make up for a wave of sales losses to cheaper, generic competition, most notably for the cholesterol pill Lipitor. It also attempted and failed at two mega-acquisitions, of Britain’s AstraZeneca Plc in 2014 and this year of Ireland’s Allergan Plc.Both those deals had been structured as tax inversions, meant to allow Pfizer to move its headquarters from New York — but just on paper — to a country with lower tax rates to reduce its U.S. tax bill. AstraZeneca rebuffed Pfizer, and the U.S. Treasury Department set up new rules that effectively blocked the Allergan acquisition.Last month, Pfizer said it would spend about $14 billion to buy cancer drug developer Medivation, and it is buying rights to AstraZeneca’s portfolio of approved and experimental antibiotic and antifungal pills. In June, Pfizer completed a $5.2-billion acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc., which could get a new eczema drug, crisaborole, approved by January.“A critic could argue that Pfizer is back to being the same old Pfizer as before, relying on (mergers and acquisitions) to grow and to refill its pipeline, but at the expense of growing larger in the process depending on the size of deals it chases,” Anderson said in a research note.___AP Health Writer Tom Murphy contributed to this report from Indianapolis.___Follow Linda A. Johnson at www.twitter.com/LindaJ_onPharma. by Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press Posted Sep 26, 2016 5:54 am MDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business read more

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Sri Lanka UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake

Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “deeply concerned by the devastating impact caused by Cyclone Mora on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh,” adding that the UN stood “ready to scale up its support to the government-led response efforts in both countries.” Since heavy rains on Friday, most of the deaths were caused by landslides. In a press statement, IOM maintained that while its teams travel to the four worst-hit districts of Ratnapura, Galle, Matara and Kalutara – in the south and centre of the country – the Government indicated that over 768 houses have been destroyed and 5,869 partially damaged while 80,409 people were temporarily displaced to 361 safe locations. More than half the displaced are located in Rathnapura district, where more rain is forecast today. Sri Lanka’s National Building Research Organization also issued warnings of further landslides in a number of districts, including Kegalle and Ratnapura, where IOM provided shelter assistance to flood and landslide-affected communities last year. In recent weeks, over half a million people in 15 districts of the country’s south and central regions have been affected by abnormally heavy monsoon rains. The flooding is believed to be the worst since May 2003, when a similarly powerful monsoon from the southwest destroyed 10,000 homes and killed 250 people, according to IOM. “When the rain has eased on Sunday and Monday, rescue workers used the break in the weather to deliver much-needed aid to the worst-hit areas. But many villages remain inundated and cut off from basic services,” said the UN’s migration agency. Rescue operations led by the Sri Lankan military are continuing and the DMC has already identified an urgent need for drinking water and non-food relief items, including shelter. Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry is also deploying mobile health units and will introduce vector control measures to combat expected outbreaks of mosquito-borne dengue fever, which often follows flooding. Displaced people living in emergency shelters are particularly vulnerable. The Sri Lankan Government has appealed for international assistance and, according to media reports, three Indian naval ships carrying relief supplies arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday and Sunday. China, the United States and Pakistan have also provided assistance. read more

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BTI and Aramine – a new partnership

first_imgAramine and BTI have established a partnership for the distribution of rockbreaker systems, rockbreaker attachments and demolition tools in northwest Africa, Saudi Arabia and other key markets. “We are very glad to distribute BTI. In business for almost 60 years, they have a strong experience and high performances, that is why we trust their products.” Said Xavier Domenach, Aramine Equipment Sales Director.The French company is continually widening its range of products, mainly through the selection of new recognized manufacturers to distribute. Distribution is an important activity for Aramine, confirmed by this new partnership with the well-known Canadian manufacturer. However, Aramine always ensures that the brands and/or products distributed are complementary and not competitive.“BTI has had a long, respectful relationship with Aramine even extending back in the Teledyne days,” says Terry McKague, Director of Sales for Breaker Technology.  “Aramine is a well- run company and they are well liked in the industry. Aramine is the type of company that BTI works well with. We are very excited to get a business agreement and have them represent BTI’s product line in the continent of Africa.”Aramine is now an official distributor of the BTI offerings through its different organizations. Adding another brand to its product line, the French firm is glad to bring new skills and a new expertise in mining and demolition to its customers.last_img read more

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Geek deals 10 off Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook

first_imgUltrabooks are the big buzz word in the 2012 PC industry. Pushed forward by Intel and welcomed by PC manufacturers trying to fight Apple, this thin & light workforce competes directly with the MacBook Air and on a spec-for-spec basis does rather well.But the Ultrabook ethos is not one limited to sub-$1000 consumer PCs that come in bright colors and look like a close Apple relative. We’ve only seen a few standout designs in the Ultrabook category so far, mostly from HP, but Lenovo dropped their hat in the ring earlier this year with the announcement of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon.A replacement for last year’s premium thin-and-light, just called the ThinkPad X1, the X1 Carbon is a vastly different animal. It is thinner, lighter, and manages to stuff a 14-inch 1600×900 display into a chassis sized for a 13.3-inch screen. As the name implies, carbon fiber is used in the top cover and roll cage to reduce weight without compromising ruggedness; it is also far friendlier to our precious wireless signals than materials like aluminum.Of course it wouldn’t be a ThinkPad without a bevy of features to go with it. Despite being only 0.74″ thin and a hair under 3 lbs, the carbon fiber wonder manages to include a 4-in-1 card reader, two USB ports (one being 3.0-spec), mic/headphone jack, and mini DisplayPort video output.SSDs are standard and you get a choice of Core i5 or i7 third generation “Ivy Bridge” processors. This machine is very clearly a premium model, intended for executives and those who demand function along with their svelte form.A starting price of $1,329 clearly shows its premium nature, but our friends at LogicBuy have an exclusive coupon that will knock 10% off the brand new X1 Carbon. This brings the starting price of a Core i5-powered model with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD to just $1,196.10 with free shipping.Click here to visit Lenovo direct store. Apply coupon code LOGICBUY (with no spaces before/after code) in shopping cart for total 10% discount.last_img read more

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First alien Earth expected to be discovered in 2013

first_imgLately, it seems every year we get some news from astronomers that some kind of Earth-like planet has been found. However, we still haven’t quite found a planet that is “another Earth.” Normally, the Earth-like planets that have been discovered simply exhibit a quality or two similar to Earth, such as the size or surface temperature of the planet — not exactly a twin of Earth. Abel Mendez, head of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico, says that we’re on track to find an Earth twin sometime within the next year.Though we have previously found planets sitting in the habitable zone, we’ve only found nine potentially habitable planets even though the Kepler Space Telescope has found more than 2,300 potential planets since 2009. So far, only around 100 of them have been officially confirmed as planets, and none of them have been identified as even close to an Earth twin. Scientists say that out of those 2,300 potential planets, around 80% of them will end up being confirmed as planets, but unfortunately, most of the planets in the Planetary Habitability Laboratory’s Exoplanet Catalog are too big to be Earth-sized, and the ones that are Earth-sized orbit too close to their star, rendering them unsuitable to sustain life as we know it.Geoff Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, agrees with Mendez, also expecting to find an alien planet similar to Earth sometime in 2013, and both scientists feel the discovery will be made by Kepler. Unfortunately, they don’t really provide any sort of coherent roadmap or provable reason for the notion, but are basing it on the trajectory that Kepler has been discovering planets over time. The planets Kepler discovers are generally far away, but another tool, which is located atop an observatory in Chile, has also discovered some potentially habitable planets. Dubbed HARPS (High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher), the planets it discovers tend to be closer than the ones Kepler finds, so it’s a bit easier to suss out said planets’ characteristics.Of course, the whole point of finding Earth twins would not only be so we can raise the likelihood of the existence of alien life, but so we could eventually travel to a distant planet that could support our own form of life. At least according to two astronomers, Mendez and Marcy, we should discover that kind of planet sometime in 2013, so if they’re right, we won’t have to wait very long.via Spacelast_img read more

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Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man

first_img By Eoin Reynolds Share3 Tweet Email WAYNE CLUSKEY HAS been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in the killing of Christopher Nevin.Cluskey (25) of Mooretown, Ratoath, Co Meath was found not guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter for his part in Christopher Nevin’s death.At a sentencing hearing this afternoon Justice Patrick McCarthy sentenced him to nine years in prison, backdated to November 2015 when he first went into custody.Read: Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of man over pedigree chihuahua> Image: Shutterstock/Paul Matthew Photography Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter. http://jrnl.ie/3273125 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Paul Matthew Photography Mar 6th 2017, 1:34 PM 16 Comments 6,980 Views Monday 6 Mar 2017, 1:34 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Labor accuses Turnbull of attacking hardworking migrant families – the government backtracks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following the revelation of the 2018-19 Budget, Labor proceeded to call on the Turnbull Government to reverse its unfair changes to Assurance of Support requirements, accusing the Coalition of introducing said changes without any community consultation.“The Turnbull Government has cruelly moved the goalposts on thousands of migrant families,” Tony Burke MP said, backed by fellow Labor MPs and several crossbench Greens senators. “If a couple wants to arrange for their parents to settle in Australia, they will need to earn a combined $115,475 a year, instead of $45,185.”Facing significant backlash from the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils in Australia, given that the changes would have impacted a wide range of visa categories, the Coalition had to back down in a decision made on Wednesday evening for fear of a disallowance motion going through.Social Services minister Dan Tehran responded to Greens Senator Jenny Mackin the same day saying that “The government wanted to ensure these visas continued to be processed,” the Guardian reported.“The government will introduce a revised determination that addresses Senator McKim’s concerns,” he concluded.At the same time, the Turnbull Government has introduced a $5 million grants program for measures that support social cohesion and integration of migrants into the community.The Fostering Integration Grants program will support the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage economic and social participation of new arrivals, including activities that promote employment and participation in the broader community.The Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said the program reaffirms the government’s commitment to Australia’s unique form of multiculturalism.“The key to the success of multiculturalism in Australia is our strong emphasis on integration. We want to ensure that new migrants share our Australian values, contribute to our economic prosperity, and participate fully in our society,” Mr Tudge said.“We want migrants to succeed and to make the most of the opportunities that this great nation has to offer, just as previous generations have done. These grants will help local community groups to deliver programs and activities that give migrants the best chance of succeeding – assisting them to integrate into Australian economic, social and civil life, while promoting Australian values.”Applications for the grants will open in the second half of 2018 and will be advertised on GrantConnect, the Federal Government’s grant information system.For more information head to grants.gov.au/last_img read more

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Paul Ince hopes Mourinho can keep United job

first_imgThe 3-2 comeback victory on Saturday over Newcastle United might give the Manchester United manager some air to breatheManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been under the spotlight for his fights with footballer Paul Pogba and the way the Red Devils are performing this season.But on Saturday his team was able to come back from a 2-0 disadvantage in order to win 3-2 over Newcastle United.And for former United captain Paul Ince, this might give Mourinho some room to breathe.“I’ve always thought that results can change things,” he said to The Irish Examiner.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Everyone was saying the players don’t want to play [for Mourinho], they don’t want to fight.”“After the second half against Newcastle people might think differently,” he added.“We all know one swallow doesn’t make a summer, so are we papering over the cracks because they came back? To some extent, yeah, we are but it was an important result because they had to win after all the reports of Mourinho leaving.”“After the game, I’d like to think that’s a game to push Manchester United on. I’m not saying they will start challenging City and Liverpool for the title but it gives them some respite after everything that has been going on,” Ince explained.“Hopefully Mourinho stays, I’d like him to stay but he has to start changing his methods from those he’s used for years and understand the game’s gone forward.”last_img read more

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Adobe and Salesforce named US Companies that Care for 2017

first_imgAdobe Systems Incorporated, Salesforce, and Ultimate Software are among the US organisations that have been recognised in 2017’s 50 Companies that Care list, compiled by People magazine and Great Place to Work.The annual list highlights the top 50 US-based organisations with 1,000 employees or more that have succeeded in business while demonstrating respect, compassion and concern for their employees, communities, and the environment.The final list is based on feedback from employee surveys, which this year received nearly 370,000 responses. As well as asking employees to rate how their organisations treat them on a day-to-day basis, the surveys take into account personal stories from staff about the differences their workplaces have made in both their lives and communities. The generosity of an organisation’s benefits package, its financial donations, and volunteer opportunities are also considered.Computing organisation Salesforce ranks first on this year’s list in recognition of its focus on family culture, philanthropy, and community service, including giving staff up to seven paid days off per year to support causes they care about. Other organisations that feature in the top 10 include St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which provides on-site counselling and support services for employees whose loved ones are deployed in the military.The top 10 organisations featured on the 50 Companies that Care list are:SalesforceUltimate SoftwareVeterans United Home LoansGenentechSasWegmansSt Jude Children’s Research HospitalAdobe Systems IncorporatedPublix Super MarketsNuStarVivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, said: “For 27 years, we’ve focused every day on caring for our people and putting our employees, their families, and the community first. We view Ultimate as a second home for our people, and we do all we can to treat them like family, from ensuring their health and personal wellbeing, to helping them build successful careers, to recognising their outstanding performance.“In return, we know they’re willing to always go above and beyond for us and our customers, preserving our culture, creating innovative technology, and providing exceptional service.”last_img read more

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Digital authoritarianism grows globally

first_img‘Digital authoritarianism’ grows globally. Photo: CollectedGovernments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China’s model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a human rights watchdog study found Thursday.The annual Freedom House study of 65 countries found global internet freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year in 2018, amid a rise in what the group called “digital authoritarianism.”The Freedom on the Net 2018 report found online propaganda and disinformation have increasingly “poisoned” the digital space, while the unbridled collection of personal data is infringing on privacy.“Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,” said Michael Abramowitz, president of Freedom House.“This pattern poses a threat to the open internet and endangers prospects for greater democracy worldwide.”Chinese officials have held sessions on controlling information with 36 of the 65 countries assessed, and provided telecom and surveillance equipment to a number of foreign governments, Freedom House said.The report found 17 governments approved or proposed laws restricting online media in the name of fighting “fake news,” while 18 countries increased surveillance or weakened encryption protection to more closely monitor their citizenry.According to the researchers, internet freedom declined in 26 countries from June 2017 to May 2018. Gains were seen in 19 countries, most of them minor.China’s ‘techno-dystopia’One of the greatest threats, Freedom House said, is efforts by China to remake the digital world in its “techno-dystopian” image.It cited a sweeping Chinese cybersecurity that requires that local and foreign companies “immediately stop transmission” of banned content, and compels them to ensure that data on Chinese users is hosted within the country.This has been followed by “hundreds” of new directives on what people can and cannot do online, and tighter controls on the use of VPNs to evade detection.The report said leaked documents and other evidence suggest as many as a million Muslims may be held in internment camps in Xinjiang, many as a result of nonviolent online activities.China appears to be using its big tech firms involved in telecom infrastructure to extend its dominance and gain an edge in surveillance, according to Freedom House.Companies such as Huawei—largely banned from contracts in the US and Australia—are building infrastructure in many parts of the world including Africa and Latin America, according to Freedom House board chairman Michael Chertoff, a former US secretary of homeland security.“This opens up a potential for exploiting information in these countries by having technological backdoors that can be used by the Chinese government to collect intelligence,” Chertoff told a conference call.Suppressing dissentThe researchers said online freedom is facing threats in democratic as well as authoritarian states.India led the world in the number of internet shutdowns, with over 100 reported incidents in 2018 so far, claiming that the moves were needed to halt the flow of disinformation and incitement to violence.Similar actions were taken in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.“Cutting off internet service is a draconian response, particularly at a time when citizens may need it the most, whether to dispel rumors, check in with loved ones, or avoid dangerous areas,” Freedom House researcher Adrian Shahbaz said.“While deliberately falsified content is a genuine problem, some governments are increasingly using ‘fake news’ as a pretense to consolidate their control over information and suppress dissent.”Shahbaz said more governments, including Saudi Arabia, are employing “troll armies” to manipulate social media and in many cases drown out the voices of dissidents.“It has now become a tool of authoritarian diplomacy to deploy an army of electronic trolls,” he said.The researchers said online freedom also declined in the United States in part due to the rollback of “net neutrality” rules which ensured that all data be treated equally, without “fast” or “slow” lanes for commercial or other reasons.It said online freedom also faces threats in the US as a result of the reauthorization of a surveillance law and a “hyperpartisan” environment in social media marked by large disinformation efforts.last_img read more

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South Korea To Remove Propaganda Loudspeakers At Border

first_img Share Twitter via @WillPipleyCNNSouth Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week, officials said Monday, as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders’ summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff.During their historic meeting Friday at a Korean border village, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to end hostile acts against each other along their tense border, establish a liaison office and resume reunions of separated families. They also agreed to achieve a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, but failed to produce specific time frames and disarmament steps.Seoul’s Defense Ministry said it would pull back dozens of its front-line loudspeakers on Tuesday before media cameras. Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyunsoo said Seoul expected Pyongyang to do the same.South Korea had already turned off its loudspeakers ahead of Friday’s summit talks, and North Korea responded by halting its own broadcasts.The two Koreas had been engaged in Cold War-era psychological warfare since the North’s fourth nuclear test in early 2016. Seoul began blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts and K-Pop songs via border loudspeakers, and Pyongyang quickly matched the South’s action with its own border broadcasts and launches of balloons carrying anti-South leaflets.Seoul’s announcement came a day after it said Kim told Moon during the summit that he would shut down his country’s only known nuclear testing site and allow outside experts and journalists to watch the process.South Korean officials also cited Kim as saying he would be willing to give up his nuclear programs if the United States commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North. Kim had already suspended his nuclear and missile tests while offering to put his nukes up for negotiations.The closing of the Punggy-ri test site, where all six of North Korea’s atomic bomb tests occurred, could be an eye-catching disarmament step by Pyongyang. But there is still deep skepticism over whether Kim is truly willing to negotiate away the nukes that his country has built after decades of struggle.According to a summit accord, Kim and Moon agreed to achieve “a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula through complete denuclearization,” rather than clearly stating “a nuclear-free North Korea.” Pyongyang has long said the term “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” must include the United States pulling its 28,500 troops out of South Korea and removing its so-called “nuclear umbrella” security commitment to South Korea and Japan.Kim could offer more disarmament concessions during his meeting with President Donald Trump, expected in May or June, but it’s unclear what specific steps he would take. Some experts say Kim may announce scraping North Korea’s long-range missile program, which has posed a direct threat to the United States.U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton reacted coolly to word that Kim would abandon his weapons if the United States pledged not to invade.Asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” whether the U.S. would make such a promise, Bolton said: “Well, we’ve heard this before. This is — the North Korean propaganda playbook is an infinitely rich resource. What we want to see from them is evidence that it’s real and not just rhetoric.”Kim’s meeting with Moon was his second summit with a foreign leader since he took office in late 2011. In March, he traveled to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. While meeting with Xi, Kim suggested he prefers a step-by-step disarmament process in line with corresponding outside rewards, according to Chinese state media. U.S. officials want the North to take complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament measures.China said Monday that its foreign minister, Wang Yi, will visit Pyongyang on Wednesday and Thursday.China is North Korea’s only major economic partner, but trade has declined by about 90 percent following Beijing’s implementation of economic sanctions imposed over the North’s nuclear and missile tests. Some analysts say Kim’s recent charm offensive was aimed at weakening the sanctions.Also on Monday, the North’s parliament adopted a decree to sync its time zone with South Korea’s this Saturday. North Korea’s official news agency said the move was made at the proposal of Kim, who found it was “a painful wrench to see two clocks indicating Pyongyang and Seoul times hanging on a wall of the summit venue.”Moon’s office said Sunday that Kim made similar remarks to Moon during the summit.The North in 2015 had set its clock 30 minutes behind South Korea and Japan, saying the measure was aimed at rooting out the legacy of Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.last_img read more

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Wii U Miiverse debug menu reveals Yoshis Land and Soul Hackers

first_imgThe Wii U hasn’t had the best of launches so far. The Nintendo Store launch event in New York was far too small to deal with hundreds of gamers. Then anyone buying a Wii U discovered it requires a huge software update that takes hours to download and install. Now, it’s been discovered the Wii U shipped with the Miiverse debug menu accessible off a button press.The discovery was made by a gamer going by the name of Trike on the NeoGAF forums. All he did was hover over the exit button of Miiverse and pressed the “X” button on the GamePad. He was then presented with a prototype Miiverse in Japanese, could see lists of admin accounts, regenerate passwords, view other gamer’s (and developer’s) private messages, and had the option to delete accounts. He did none of those things because he didn’t want to get his Wii U banned.It didn’t take long for news of the debug menu to spread across the Internet, and Nintendo reacted by releasing a patch that closed off access. Trike apparently received a PM from a developer at Nintendo stating he may be facing some legal action. I doubt that though, as all he did was access functionality available on the console without modifying his machine. He did nothing wrong, it was Nintendo who made a mistake.Accessing the debug menu may have caused Nintendo a few headaches yesterday, but it also revealed two new Wii U games via a developer message and link. Apparently on December 10 Nintendo is set to announce Yoshi’s Land Wii U and Soul Hackers. The content of the first game should be obvious, but the second one is an unknown. The best guess at the moment is that it’s a follow-on series for Konami’s Metal Gear Solid, which would be a major draw for gamers and a clever move by Nintendo if it’s exclusive to the Wii U.More at NeoGAF, via ZDNetlast_img read more

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Lets Remember and Try To Forget That Other Wrinkle in Time Movie

first_imgStay on target 11 Female Directors Who Followed Their Own Rules11 Young Adult Novels That Are Surprisingly Mature For Their Age They did it. Disney put out a movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, a book that many consider impossible to film. And they kind of made it work. Not everyone’s a fan, but MovieBob makes it sound like they did something pretty cool with it, even if his review does come with caveats. And people are excited about this movie. The book, and its sequels, mean so much to generations of kids. For many of us, it was our first introduction to science fiction. It was the first book that asked us to think about traveling in time and space, that introduced the concept of other dimensions. Camazotz was our first dystopia. It’s a wonder that, in the heyday of movies being made from dystopian Young Adult novels staring young women, nobody had ever attempted this one before.Oh wait.(Via Disney/ABC)They did. Back in 2004, a TV version of A Wrinkle in Time aired on ABC’s The Wonderful world of Disney. Now, even if you’re a huge fan of the novel, there’s a chance you may never have known a movie adaptation came out before March 2018. If that’s the case, there’s a reason for that. This thing had a long journey to the small 4:3 screen of 2004. Disney began production in 2001, originally envisioning it as a two-part, four-hour miniseries. When it became clear that nobody wanted that, it was cut down to just over two hours, allowing it to air in a three-hour block.When it came time for ABC to schedule the thing, they were oddly reluctant. It was going to air in 2002, then 2003, and finally pushed back to 2004 with little explanation. Finally, it was given a three-hour timeslot, ending at 11 p.m. on a Sunday night. Because that’s when all the kids are awake and watching TV, right? ABC’s treatment of A Wrinkle in Time reminds me a lot of their more recent treatment of Inhumans. Act visibly reluctant to air it, then when you have to, fart it out in the timeslot where you can guarantee a low viewership and hope you never have to speak of it again.But why? Was it really that bad? Well, I just frittered away precious hours of my life watching this thing and oh my god, it’s worse. The new movie may have flaws, but it’s a masterpiece compared to this movie. It’s almost impressive how they managed to take every major location and plot beat from the novel and get absolutely none of it right. You almost have to try to reach this level of failure. You want to know how bad this movie was? Just take a look at this interview with author Madeleine L’Engle from a 2004 issue of Newsweek.“Newsweek: So you’ve seen the movie?L’Engle: “I’ve glimpsed it.”NW: And did it meet expectations?L’Engle: Oh, yes. I expected it to be bad, and it is.”DAMN. I should just stop here. No matter what I write, it won’t be as good as that burn. It’s hilarious how quickly the interviewer changes the subject. The rest of it is about literature and philosophy and faith, and it’s all very lovely. Because L’Engle was lovely. Even she couldn’t resist murdering the adaptation of her own book the week it was set to air. This must have been a real stinker. And from the very beginning, you know it’s going to be. After watching Tinkerbell speed through some stock space footage, the real story begins.(Screenshot via ABC/Disney)Aw yeah, gimme those low budget special effects. Funny enough, this might actually be the best part of the movie. Nothing’s gone wrong yet. As soon as you see the family, something feels off. There are all these little details that make the opening chapter of the book so memorable, and they’re just… gone. There’s no dark and stormy night. There are no eccentric sandwiches. Mrs. Whatsit is no longer the eccentric new neighbor who pops by to talk physics and biology with Meg Murry’s mother. She’s Charles Wallace’s possibly-but-not-really imaginary friend. And also she can make her face appear in TV static for some reason. Hey, they had the CGI software, why not use it? Everything that made A Wrinkle in Time stand out, everything that made its main characters into people you wanted to spend time with and learn more about, all got sanded away. What we’re left with is as bland a TV family as you’d see on any other night.And the acting, oh god, the acting. It’s hard to be too mean because the characters are mostly just kids. But there are a ton of talented child actors out there. It’s remarkable that this production was able to find none of them. Not that they have a ton to work with in terms of dialog, but nobody sounds like they want to be here. Lines that should be delivered with… any kind of emotion at all are spoken flatly. When Meg yells because her little brother is in mortal danger, her volume raises only slightly. It almost sounds sarcastic. It sounds like… you know what it sounds like?That. Imagine every line delivered with that level of commitment, and you have this movie. Except for the title line, of which this movie has two. And both times, it’s delivered in a way that lets you know the writers wanted you to think it’s the cleverest, most mind-blowing line ever uttered on film. “It’s a wrinkle…. in TIME.” Ooooohhhhh, so that’s what the title means.Most of this version’s problems come down to a lack of trust in the audience. L’Engle was writing children’s novels, but she knew her audience wasn’t stupid. Kids could handle complex concepts and ideas if they were written well enough. They didn’t need everything spelled out and dumbed down for them. This movie takes the opposite approach. It spends much of its 128-minute running time spelling everything out before doing anything. It even leaves the most complicated ideas from the novel out entirely. Part of this, I feel, is due to the fact that the conflicts in the novel are all internal. L’Engle really dived deep into how we feel about ourselves and how that affects others. The climactic battle was composed entirely of dueling thoughts between two characters. There really isn’t a perfect way to capture that on film. Here, it manifests as characters telling, not showing, you how they feel.The characters don’t survive the translation at all, mostly because the movie has no idea how to show what’s written in the book. We’re told the mother is a brilliant scientist, but never see or hear her do anything to demonstrate that. She’s in this movie to be the worried parent. That’s all they gave her to do. Charles Wallace sounds less like an old soul and more like a kid who ate too many fortune cookies, with the fortunes still inside. He also croaks out every line with the kind of voice that makes you wish he’d stop talking even when he’s with the family. Oh yeah, he doesn’t talk outside the family. Did you know Charles Wallace doesn’t talk outside the family. Because he doesn’t. Talk outside the family, I mean. I wanted to make sure you realize that Charles Wallace doesn’t talk outside the family because THE MOVIE NEVER SHUTS UP ABOUT IT FOR THE FIRST HALF HOUR. It’s made out to be this big important thing, and then he gets much more talkative and it’s never mentioned again.The character who gets it the worst though, is Meg. In the books, Meg is tough and brilliant, though she refuses to see herself that way. Her lack of self-confidence puts her in the remedial class even though she’s smarter than everyone around her. Here, the movie tries to communicate that by having her drag herself constantly. Still, she’s all too eager to show off how smart she is in class, which makes no sense when one scene later, she’s complaining to her mom about how dumb she is. Worse still, this version of the movie really softened her up. Book Meg is loyal to her family, getting into a fight herself when Charles Wallace is getting picked on. Here?That’s it. She gives on kid a weak push, is pushed to the ground herself, and has to be rescued by a boy. Book Meg would be so pissed if she saw how this movie portrayed her. That boy, by the way, is Calvin O’Keefe. He’s mostly fine. What isn’t fine is the romance between the two. In the book, L’Engle knew how to write a romantic subplot between children. They start as friends and they aren’t quite sure what their feelings are. They like each other, but they can’t quite say why. Those feelings are allowed to build slowly in the background of the book before Calvin finally kisses Meg at the end. It’s natural and it feels true to life. Meg and Calvin of the movie have zero chemistry, stare lamely at each other, try to hold hands once and then Calvin cops out of the kiss. Not that one would have felt particularly earned or appropriate after what little effort went into their relationship.Almost as bad as Meg though, are this movie’s versions of Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. These three celestial beings, so complex and caring and unfathomable in the books are reduced to TV stereotypes. Mrs. Whatsit is the wise, motherly type. Mrs. Who is trying so hard to outquirk her surroundings she forgot to develop a personality. And Mrs. Which, who in the book rarely even appears as human is here solely as an older lady who chews out the other two and doesn’t want children around. Not that I’d want to see them transform more than they already do. Look back up at the DVD cover. You notice how it shows the kids riding a pegasus? That never happens. Not in the book, and not in this movie. The closest thing that happens to that scene is when Mrs. Whatsit transforms into a centaur so she can take the kids where they need to be. Now, why wouldn’t they put that scene on the cover?GAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! WHAT IS THAT? WHAT! IS! THAT?!! Yeesh, this story is supposed to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity. This just makes me want to hide in a closet until it goes away. Also, the actress who plays Whatsit is black. I realize that these celestial beings can change into any form they want, but… why does the centaur have to be a white, blonde lady? As hilarious and nightmare-inducing as the early-2000s CGI is, it’s indicative of a larger problem in this movie. Nothing looks right. One thing you can definitely say about the new Ava DuVernay movie is that it looks amazing. Every shot is packed with gorgeous color. It looks, in every sense of the word, wonderful. In this movie, everything looks washed out. There’s nothing unique or mysterious about any of the places they go. In fact, the dark dystopia of Camazotz ends up looking preferable because at least it has a sense of place.The villain is also a letdown. The image from the book of a dark figure with glowing red eyes has stuck with me ever since childhood. The agent of It was a memorable, scary villain that made me unable to put the book down. So what does her look like here? I think you can guess where this is going.Kyle Secor (via Disney/ABC)Oh no. He has red contact lenses. Scary. What’s even worse is the big climactic battle between him and Meg. As I said before, in the book, it’s a duel of minds. L’Engle writes the sequence so well you end up preferring it to any action scene… which is exactly what we get here. Instead of warring against each other with their feelings, The Man with Red Eyes and Charles Wallace, who’s been possessed by It, telepathically fling Meg around. Instead of a battle of minds, it’s a clunky, plodding series of fights that take place inside a mind. Also, like every other scene in this movie, it goes on way too long. It’s odd, really. The book is filled with L’Engle’s Christian beliefs. It makes no bones about the fact that it’s a story about faith. The movie excises all of that, but I still ended up praying to any higher power that might be listening for this movie to end.It finally does with a CGI brain that’s only slightly better than that horrific centaur because they barely show it. We get the most emotionless reunion between husband and wife I’ve ever seen. Meg has a terrible, but entirely forgettable closing line, and the credits mercifully role.Most of the media surrounding Ava DuVernay’s new adaptation focus on the movie’s flaws. Mostly, they’re flaws that are bound to be present when you try to film a book that’s basically unfilmable. But she tried. She tried spectacularly. Her movie looks like something. It will be remembered because that’s what happens when you care. This movie is what happens when you don’t care. 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3 employees booked for dacoity in East Midnapore

first_imgKolkata: The East Midnapore police have cracked a case in just six hours and arrested three employees of a company for stealing money that was collected after delivering products through “cash on delivery”.Police said they received a complaint on July 30 that a dacoity took place at their office in Panskura and Rs 46 lakh was looted. The company delivers goods that are booked through different online shopping sites.Police have initiated a probe and interrogated the employees of the company. During the interrogation, they had initially told the police that four people had come on two motorbikes and looted the money at gun point. They couldn’t identify them as their faces were covered with clothes. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePolice had interrogated one Biswajit Murmu, an employee and found discrepancies in his statement.They continued questioning him. As it continued, he broke down before the police and confessed that he and two more of his colleagues were behind the crime. The two others are Ujjal Dutta and Sandip Sarkar. A senior police officer said they had chalked out a plan and stole the money that was collected during delivery of goods through “cash on delivery”. Usually, the money collected needs to be Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killeddeposited in a bank.But the three youths stole the same instead of depositing it and reported that there was a dacoity. It was learnt that Rs 46 lakh was collected and the money could not be deposited as there were weekends in between. The entire amount has been recovered.V Solomon Nesakumar, Superintendent of Police of East Midnapore district, said: “The case was cracked within 6 hours and the all three of them were arrested.”last_img read more

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first_imgWhole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast CancerVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:16Loaded: 1.44%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:16 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Presentations to be delivered at the ABS conference are: “Initial Dosimetric Experience: Contura Multi-Lumen Balloon (MLB) Registry Trial,” by Arthur, D.W.; Vicini, F.A.; Todor, D.; and Julian, T.B. The conclusion of this study is that without the dosimetric optimizing capabilities, the safe use of a single lumen balloon is limited to patients with ideal cavity geometry and balloon symmetry. This initial comparison shows that the use of multiple, off-set lumens allow the optimization of target coverage while minimizing dose to nearby skin and chest wall, thus creating a new improved dosimetric standard. The other study is: “A Comparison of Skin and Chest Wall Dose Delivered with Multi-Catheter (MC), Contura Multi-Lumen Balloon (MLB), and MammoSite (MS) Breast Brachytherapy” by Cuttino, L.W.; Todor, D.T.; Heffernan, J.; Vera, R.; and Arthur, D.W. The conclusion of this study is that the multicatheter and Contura MLB techniques are associated with significantly lower mean skin and chest wall doses than with MammoSite, which was associated with significantly more patients receiving doses to these areas in excess of 125 percent of the prescription dose. Doses delivered with Contura MLB were more similar to those of the multi-catheter technique, which is associated with a very low incidence of skin and chest wall toxicity, suggesting treatment with Contura MLB may prove to be better tolerated. The third study is titled, “Verification of Balloon Rotation for the Contura Multi-Lumen Device for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation,” by Ouhib Z., Benda, R., Kasper, M., Vargas, C. This study’s conclusion says that the alignment of the skin mark with lumen number one can be a reliable tool to align the balloon prior to treatment and also that no internal device rotation or torquing is likely to occur. This is critical for the MLB as there may be significant variability in dwell times between catheters and various dwell points within a catheter to allow for skin and/or rib sparing while maintaining adequate dose coverage. For more information: www.senorx.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women’s Healthcare | October 04, 2017 Trial Confirms Effectiveness of High-Dose Brachytherapy, Pelvic Radiation for Cervical Cancer Findings from a new multicenter, international clinical trial confirm the effectiveness of high-dose brachytherapy or… read more News | Women’s Health | November 14, 2018 Merit Medical Completes Acquisition of Cianna Medical Disposable device manufacturer Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the closing of a definitive merger agreement to… read more News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more News | May 26, 2009 SenoRx to Deliver Three Studies at American Brachytherapy Society Related Content Video Player is loading.Nisar Syed Explains Electro-brachytherapy IORT at ASTRO 2018Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:09Loaded: 1.99%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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What is Social Media and mHealth With Richard Wiggins III MD

first_img 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.” 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. 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. 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.  Recent Videos View all 606 items Information Technology View all 220 items 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. 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.” 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. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos 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 | 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.” 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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. 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 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. 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. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiation Therapy | 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 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. 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” 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. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) 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 Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System 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. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Enterprise Imaging | 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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Conference Coverage View all 396 items Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. 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 SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Artificial Intelligence | 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 news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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. 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The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor SIIM 2015 Program Committee Chair Richard Wiggins III, M.D., discusses social media and mHealth with ITN editorial director Melinda Taschetta-Millane, and explains what SIIM is doing to integrate it. 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.center_img 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 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.  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. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a 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 | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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 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 Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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 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. 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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 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. 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.” AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 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. 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. 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. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Related 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 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. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. 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. Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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