Moroccan Royal Navy Conduct Joint Operations With US Navy

New York – Military cooperation between Morocco and U.S. is in force. The Moroccan Royal Navy and the United States Navy are conducting a series of military exercises in a joint operation in the Atlantic Ocean.The guided-missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy USS Gravely (DDG 107) and the Moroccan navy ship Sultan Moulay Ismail (FFG 614) led a joint maritime maneuver named “PASSEX 2015” on November 28, according to the US Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet website.In the “PASSEX 2015”, naval forces of the Moroccan Royal Navy successfully boarded the American destroyer in a sequence of tactical exercises, the same source revealed, according to the same source . The two ships exchanged teams and visited each other to allow an opportunity for training and learning with their counterpart naval crew.“Participating in this PASSEX was a great chance to collaborate with a partner nation. When we take part in cooperative operations and exercises like this, it gives Sailors an opportunity to practice the duties they are trained to perform, which benefits everyone,” Commander Officer of the USS Gravely Alysa Ambrose said.“It is interesting to meet our counterparts from across the globe, and discuss the differences in our cultures. Ultimately, the best part was seeing and understanding our similarities as fellow Sailors and war fighters,” Ens. Dan Evans, electrical officer of the USS Gravely highlighted.The US Navy, which operates under the U.S. Department of Defense said that the maneuver tested the capacity of Moroccan navy ship Sultan Moulay Ismail.The “PASSEX 2015” proved that the war frigate built for Morocco by the Netherlands in cooperation with Indonesia was able to navigate the high seas.According to the same source, the Moroccan FFG 614 has a 76 mm Otobreda cannon, Mistral missiles, and an Exocet anti-ship.The Moroccan frigate, built by the Dutch naval manufacturer Schelde, has been also equipped with a helicopter landing pad and hangar, as well as more powerful weapons, such as surface air missiles MBDA VL-MICA.Passing exercises, the same source noted, build cooperation and communication between countries as well as ensure maritime safety in “multi-national environments”. read more

Serbian tennis sensation Ana Ivanovic named UNICEF National Ambassador

Tennis superstar Ana Ivanovic has officially been named as a National Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for her home country of Serbia, where she will advocate for children’s rights, especially in the realms of education and child protection. “This is a great honour for me to be invited to be UNICEF Ambassador,” said Ms. Ivanovic, speaking at the Vladimir Rolovic elementary school in the capital Belgrade. “I love children, and I relish this opportunity to help them in some small way.” Ranked number six in the world, the tennis ace has contributed funds to allow three schools to implement the “School without Violence” programme. “I’m looking forward to supporting UNICEF’s ‘child-friendly schools’ concept,” she said. “Serbia is already on a good way in this respect thanks to UNICEF’s activities. I will give my contribution and hope that it will add up to the positive changes that are occurring for children in Serbia.” The schools benefiting from Ms. Ivanovic’s generosity are the Vladimir Rolovic school, the Desanka Maksimovic primary school in Kovin and the Vera Radosavljevic primary school in Negotin. Welcoming the star athlete to the UNICEF family, the agency’s Acting Representative in Serbia, Maria-Luisa Fornara, said Ms. Ivanovic has “demonstrated power and potential of sports and to further UNICEF’s mission in building a Serbia fit for children.” Fellow Serbian tennis ace Jelena Jankovic will also officially become a UNICEF National Ambassador when she returns to her country. They will join the ranks of two other UNICEF National Ambassadors in Serbia: Aleksandar Sasa Djordjevic, a national and international-caliber basketball player, who was appointed in 2005, and Emir Kusturica, a world-famous film director named in 2002. Meanwhile, Martha Schteingart, the renowned Mexican urban thinker and lecturer, has been named as the winner of this year’s UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Lecture Award. As one of the most prominent urban researchers in Latin America, Professor Schteingart’s research interests include urban land and housing, urban structure and social movements, urban development and transport, poverty and social policies, governance and local management, and the urban environment. For over three decades, she has been a professor and researcher at the Center for Demographic and Urban Studies at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City, and is currently a visiting lecturer at the Urban & Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan. The Award, first bestowed last year, is organized by the Global Research Network on Human Settlements to recognize outstanding and sustained contribution to research and thinking in the human settlements field. 17 September 2007Tennis superstar Ana Ivanovic has officially been named as a National Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for her home country of Serbia, where she will advocate for children’s rights, especially in the realms of education and child protection. read more

UNICEF receives Swedish funds for work with Ethiopias AIDS orphans

UNICEF and partners in the orphans and vulnerable children national taskforce have been seeking $11 million to implement the first phase of the National Plan of Action for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to cover 56,000 orphans initially. “Despite our modest initial goals, responses from donors towards the Plan of Action have been poor,” UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia Bjorn Ljungqvist said. “This Swedish contribution is the first major contribution we have received since the plan was announced last December. In Ethiopia, this poor showing from the donor community has meant that our response to HIV/AIDS, particularly with regard to orphans, remains at very rudimentary levels.”With the assistance of the Norwegian and Austrian Governments over the past three years, UNICEF has put national youth networks in place and established over 10,000 anti-AIDS clubs across the country, he said.From today’s $4.96 million Swedish gift, the anti-AIDS clubs will be strengthened and the young people will receive counselling, testing and other health and educational support. Activities covered by the contribution will be implemented in Afar, Oromia, Somali and Tigrai regions over the next three years, UNICEF said.With the number of children orphaned by AIDS expected to increase to 2.5 million by 2014, Mr. Ljungqvist said: “We are faced with hard decisions, juggling precious resources between competing needs. However, we have no choice but to act now if we are to save a generation of children and adolescents from being lost.”About 1.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and this number is projected to top 2.4 million by 2015, UNICEF said. It is important to work with young people, it said, because they are not only deeply affected by HIV/AIDS, but adolescents typically can learn more easily than adults to modify their behaviours, while young Ethiopians can help break the silence that still surrounds HIV and AIDS. read more

Ohio university to get North Americans first Pizza ATM

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 4, 2016 10:41 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 5, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ohio university to get North American’s first Pizza ATM CINCINNATI – Customers will soon be able to get pizza from an ATM at one Ohio University.Xavier (ZAYV’-yur) University in Cincinnati has partnered with a French company to install the first Pizza ATM in North America.The company, Paline, says the machine will hold 70 pizzas at once. Customers will be able to use a touch screen to pick one of the $10 pizzas, which will be heated for several minutes, placed in a cardboard box and ejected through a slot.Paline says the pizza dispensers have been in Europe for 14 years. They’re typically in small towns, at gas stations or pizzerias.Xavier’s marketing director for auxiliary services, Jennifer Paiotti, tells WCPO-TV (http://bit.ly/2aL2v5v ) that she’s a New Yorker but considers the machine-dispensed pizza to be the best she’s ever had.___Information from: WCPO-TV, http://www.wcpo.com read more

Celje miss to take point in Veszprem – Lions celebrate in Zagreb

4. Celje Pivovarna Lasko6204159:161(-2)4 3. HC Motor Zaporozhye6312171:179(-8)7 ← Previous Story Pick Szeged still unbeatable in Hungary! Next Story → Easy day for Barca and PSG! Interesting Saturday at Velux EHF Champions League Group A. Surprising performance of Slovenian RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko isn’t awarded with a point in Veszprem Arena – 27:26. Domestic team had +3 (27:24) two minutes before the final whistle, but team of Vladan Matic ( the last coach who broke the rule of Veszprem in Hungarian handball with Pick Szeged in 2007) managed to attack for the draw in the last minute. At the end, David Razgor had a chance to score for 27:27 in the last second, but he missed and both points stayed in Veszprem…Veszprem : Celje Pivovarna Laško 27:26 (13:10)Veszprem: Fazekas, Alilović, Gulyas 3, Ivancsik G. 1, Schuch, Ivancsik T. 6 (4), Ruesga 2, Ilić 4 (2), Jamali 1, Ugalde 4, Chema Rodrigez 2, Terzić, Sulić 4, Pešić, Ligetvari, Gyene.Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak, Skok, Blagotinšek, Marguč 6 (2), Žuran, Janc, Razgor 2, Ranevski, Skube 7, Poteko 2, Slišković, Potočnik, Zelenović 6, Žabič, Lekai 2, Žvižej 1.In the second match of Group A, Rhein Neckar Lowen had tough 45 minutes in front of 6000 fans in “Zagreb Arena” – 28:24 (13:12). Brilliant start of the second half by home team (5:0 series for 17:13) didn’t disrupt “Lions” who managed to get back to the game after time-out by Gudmundur Gudmundsson and without pressure finish the job in the last ten minutes…HC Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 24:28 (12:13)HC Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb: Stevanovic (n.e.), Ivic; Maric (1), Mihic, Stepancic (6), Matulic (6/1), Sprem (2), Coric, Sebetic, Horvat (2/1), Sandrk, J. Valcic (3), T. Valcic, Mandalinic (3), Obranovic (1), Kaleb.Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Landin Jacobsen,Peribonio  (ab 40.); Schmid (3), Gensheimer (6/2), Roggisch (n.e.), Manojlovic , Sigurmannsson (n.e.), Gorbok (1), Prodanovic (n.e.), Myrhol (4), Groetzki (5), G. Guardiola (3), I. Guardiola , Ekdahl du Rietz (3), Petersson (3) 2. Rhein-Neckar Löwen6411181:153(28)9 4. HC Croatia Osiguranje Zagr…6204161:171(-10)4 6. St. Petersburg HC6006120:176(-56)0 1. MKB-MVM Veszprém6600193:145(48)12 Celje PLco zabrebco zagrebhandballRhein Neckar Lowenveszprem read more

Its December 1st babe and for radio listeners theres no escaping the

first_imgGeorge Michael and friends… coming to a radio station near you [Image: WhamVEVO] And what about the influence of Christmas FM? The charity radio station takes to the airwaves on a month-long temporary BAI licence each year in the run-up to 25 December. It went live last Thursday, and is now its sixth year of operation.Has the fact that there’s a service playing wall-to-wall Bing Crosby, Paul McCartney and Cliff classics had an influence on the more established players?Dempsey and Caddell didn’t seem to think so. Garvan Rigby, one of the co-founders of the niche service, is quick to play down their influence too.“No, we’re very much our own thing, I think,” he says. “I think everything to do with Christmas is getting earlier, that’s all there is to it, it would be very difficult to know how much of an effect we have”.However, Rigby says he can “categorically confirm we are definitely playing Christmas songs, and will continue to do so”.“We started this week. Because of our licence we couldn’t physically come on any earlier than that. Then we wrap up on the 26th.”And how do the songs get chosen, TheJournal.ie wants to know?“Well we are playlisted obviously, but we are heavily led by listener requests as well. We air everything from the Housemartins and The Power of Love and East 17 to more unusual versions of Christmas songs and more unique tracks — things like the Christmas Can Can by Straight No Chaser. The fact that we’re non-stop Christmas means we can do that.”And though some may complain it’s overplayed, it seems Irish listeners can’t get enough of The Pogues’ & Kirsty McColl’s Christmas classic, which has regularly been cited in surveys as the best festive track of all time.“Looking back at our most requested songs, I would say that it’s always the number one each year,” Rigby says. “You’d have a few requests for it every hour”.Back at Phantom, Caddell agrees. “Of course we play ‘Fairytale of New York’. It’s an Irish tradition.“It’s only for a few weeks every year, I think that’s what makes it special and people look forward to hearing it.”He adds: “It would be wilfully obdurate not to”.So, on the basis that there’s probably no real point arguing with a man who bandies about words like ‘obdurate’ without a moment’s hesitation, we’ve decided to leave John with the last word on this.And if you can’t beat them…(Youtube: RhinoUK)WATCH: The Irish Christmas song dedicated to emigrantsAlso: The Top 10 Toy Show Moments Of All Time> THE AVERAGE IRISH person will have heard ‘Fairytale of New York’ in its entirety 43 times between now and St Stephen’s Day.The above sentence, while not necessarily true (unfortunately we’re still waiting on someone to carry out this vital research) will come as no surprise to anyone who spends even a few minutes listening to Irish radio every day.The general long-established policy in commercial radio has been to hold off on playing the festive hits at least until 1 December has arrived, the obvious logic being that listeners will be sick to death of Shakey, Cliff and the Frog Chorus long before the turkey’s even been ordered if they’re aired any earlier.But have stations been rolling out their festive playlists earlier and earlier in the last few years? And who decides what songs make the grade anyway?TheJournal.ie has been chatting to a few people who might know a thing or two…A screengrab from The Pogues’ iconic ‘Fairytale of New York’ video “We start from Monday,” says Matt Dempsey, music director and presenter at Dublin’s Q102, which aims its musical output squarely at the over-35s demographic.“We have a rule not to start before the beginning of December. Definitely not November, people start getting sick of them.”Dempsey says listener requests for festive tunes are starting earlier and earlier each year.“It used to be the case that we wouldn’t start playing them until around the 11th, but there’s an increased demand for them. The texts from listeners and requests start coming in from late November.”So how does it work, TheJournal.ie wants to know. Do you start with just a handful of popular classics, and then dig out the less obvious stuff as the big day approaches?“No, we’ll air them all from the start of the month.“There’s only quite a small number of Christmas songs that are requested all the time and that people want to hear — maybe around 12 songs — Driving Home for Christmas and the like. You see the same requests for the same songs coming in every year.“So it is getting earlier every year, but that’s in response to demand from listeners.”Bruce. A perennial Christmas favourite at Phantom 105.2 [Felipe Dana/AP/Press Association Images]Over at alternative and indie station Phantom 105.2, music director John Caddell says he’s already played their first Christmas song, and is happy to report there were “no complaints”.“It was ‘Santa Baby’ — the Bob Dylan version. Bit of a favourite around here.”Caddell says he decided to break the December deadline on a bit of a whim, “because the Toy Show was on, and it’s just a few days outside. We start the rest of the playlist from the start of the month though”.So how often are we likely to hear the likes of ‘Fairytale’ then?“Well, we start playing Christmas songs every two or three hours to begin. Closer to the day, you might hear one every hour or so.“We’d play some different versions of classic songs though. You won’t hear Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ on Phantom, but you will hear a version by the Manic Street Preachers. We play a Death Cab for Cutie version of Baby Please Come Home, that that sort of thing.“As Christmas gets closer, you’ll hear some of the older favourites — Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town, for instance.”last_img read more

Good news for Windows 8 Microsoft beats Amazon Google in cloud speed

first_imgA year-long independent test of cloud service providers was recently wrapped up by Compuware. Among the providers tested were the three big dogs: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. And although the Azure cloud platform is still fairly young, it fared quite well against the competition.In fact, it proved to be the fastest service over the past twelve months.Compuware’s CloudSleuth monitors dozens of providers around the globe, checking load times for a simple two-page fictitious retail website. Azure’s average response time was 6.07ms, besting second-place Google App Engine by nearly half a second. That might not seem like much, but when you’re talking about millions of page loads per day those additional milliseconds add up.Amazon’s EC2 service lagged well behind both Azure and App Engine, at 7.20 for its East Coast location and 8.11 seconds out West.While the results of Compuware’s testing appear on the surface to be of very little interest to people outside the IT community, the fact that Azure performed so well is going to make a difference to users at home once Windows 8 lands on retail shelves.Azure powers a number of Microsoft services, and it’s directly tied to Windows Live. Windows 8 will offer plenty of cloud-powered features, from profile synchronization to providing desktop access to the dozens of online accounts you’ve tied to your Windows Live ID (like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Flickr).Better Azure performance will translate into a better Windows 8 experience when its cloud muscle is required, so let’s hope Microsoft is up to the task. Asure’s certainly off to a roaring start, but Microsoft has had its share of problems dealing with increased server demand in the past.And let’s not forget about that streaming OS patent Microsoft was granted…Azure just might be handling boot-up duties for Windows 9 or 10.More at Ars Technicalast_img read more

Le satellite Pionner 10 poussé par une force inconnue des scientifiques

first_imgLe satellite Pionner 10 poussé par une force inconnue des scientifiquesPionner 10 est un satellite à l’origine des premières photographies détaillées de Jupiter. Après avoir transmis ces clichés, il est sorti de notre système solaire en 1983. Les scientifiques ont pourtant déclaré il y a peu dans un communiqué que Pionner 10 était de retour en direction du Soleil, poussé par une force inconnue. Il semblerait que le satellite ne montre aucun signe de ralentissement ou de faiblesse tandis qu’il continue à avancer dans l’espace. Les chercheurs envisagent la possibilité que la sonde ait révélé un nouveau phénomène. Le Dr. Philip Laing, membre de l’équipe de recherche dédiée au traçage du satellite a affirmé :” Nous avons examiné de nombreuses théories auxquelles nous avons pensé et jusque-là, aucune n’est valide. Si ce que nous avons constaté est vrai, alors cela aura un impact conséquent sur la navigation spatiale.”Pionner 10 avait été mis en orbite par la Nasa en 1972 en même temps que son jumeau, Pionner 11. Ils avaient créé la surprise dans la communauté scientifique en transmettant des images détaillées de Jupiter et Saturne. En juin 1983, Pionner 10 avait dépassé Pluton, le corps céleste le plus éloigné dans notre système solaire. Les deux sondes sont actuellement en train de voyager à environ 28.000 km/h vers des étoiles qu’elles rencontreront dans plusieurs millions d’années. Les chercheurs continuent à recevoir le signal émis par Pionner 10, qui se trouve à plus de 8 billions de kilomètres de la Terre. Des recherches publiées dans The Physical Review démontreront que la vitesse des deux sondes est modifiée de 7 km/h par siècle, une conséquence à peine visible environ 10 billions de fois plus faible que la gravité. Initialement, les scientifiques suspectaient les gaz qui s’échappaient des moteurs des sondes ou la chaleur de leurs réacteurs nucléaires d’être à l’origine de ce phénomène. Les équipes de recherche avouent qu’aucune théorie connue à l’heure actuelle ne peut expliquer pourquoi les forces restent constantes. L’étrange comportement des sondes a également éliminé la possibilité que les deux engins spatiaux soient affectés par le champ gravitationnel de planètes inconnues, au-delà du système solaire. Certains scientifiques ont affirmé que cette force serait liée à un problème mécanique de la sonde Pionner 10, qui avait aussi été observé sur les sondes Galileo et Ulysse, toujours situées dans le système solaire. Jusqu’en 1988, Pionner 10 était l’objet spatial conçu par l’homme le plus éloigné dans l’espace, distinction faite de Voyager 1. Si la sonde venait à rencontrer des formes de vie extraterrestres, une plaque en or à l’effigie d’un homme et d’une femme ainsi qu’une carte indiquant leur origine a été disposée sur le satellite, que la Nasa considère comme “l’équivalent d’un message dans une bouteille jetée à la mer”.Le 2 octobre 2010 à 15:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

The Worlds First Hot Ruby Chocolate Drink Sounds Delicious

first_img Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on target Last month, Nestle Japan released a new kind of chocolate that’s now in high demand across the globe: ruby chocolate. It’s the most awesome trend out there right now, and it was first released as a set of delicious limited edition Kit Kat bars. The bright pinkish hue of the ruby chocolate is taken from the ruby cacao bean, developed by the Zurich company Barry Callebau.The Ruby Kit Kats on sale in Japan sold out nearly immediately, but there was another way to try it out in Japan, which would let customers try out the delicious dessert in another form: hot chocolate. The Hot Ruby Chocolate was only up for grabs in the Kit Kat Chocolatory boutique in Ginza, Tokyo, and Rocket News 24’s reporter Oona McGee was on hand at the special event to try out the chocolate in the gorgeously-decorated cafe.Photos © Oona McGee/SoraNews24The cafe sells plenty of different drinks and cakes as well as other delicious items, but the Hot Ruby Chocolate with Raspberry was the main attraction and only available for a limited time from February up through Valentine’s Day. It comes with one wafer of Ruby Kit Kat on the side, and the chocolate itself looks deep, rich, and red. The actual drink has a bit of raspberry puree in the mix, giving it a gritty appearance, which makes it seem even more unique than you might have thought before. It tasted, according to McGee and company, almost like a “hot fruit smoothie.”The Hot Ruby Chocolate sold for 1000 yen, or about $9.18, but it was a memorable time had by all and one of the most unique chocolates you may ever taste, one of the newest in years. Not only that, but it looks totally Insta-worthy. So if you’re planning on heading to Japan anytime soon, you may be missing out on the hot chocolate, but definitely make sure you try a Ruby Kit Kat.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Major tsunami damage in Japan after 89magnitude quake

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas south from the Oregon-Washington border to Point Concepcion, Calif.A tsunami advisory is in effect for the coastal areas of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska from the Oregon-Washington border to Chignik Bay, Alaska.Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread inundation is imminent or expected. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is expected. Significant widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.The latest estimated arrival times are 7:24 a.m. in Seaside, Ore.TOYKO – A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan’s eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery.At least one person was killed and there were reports of several injuries in Tokyo, hundreds of miles (kilometers) away, where buildings shook violently through the main quake and the wave of massive aftershocks that followed. A tsunami warning was issued for dozens of Pacific countries, as far away as Chile.last_img read more

Zoomcar raises 24 million from investors led by Ford Smart Mobility

first_imgZoomcar, the self-drive car rental company, closed $24 million funding led by Ford Smart Mobility, along with Sequoia Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, Empire Angels and Reliance Venture Asset Management, according to start-up database Crunchbase.The deal was earlier announced in July this year. This funding round, which marks Ford Smart Mobility’s first investment in an Indian start-up, takes Zoomcar’s total equity fund to $45.2 million. Zoomcar had raised over $21million from four previous rounds.The Bengaluru-based car rental start-up, which currently claims to house 1,600 plus cars and more than nine lakh users, said Ford provided most of the vehicles in its fleet.In June, the company had switched to marketplace model aiming at profitability by 2017. The marketplace model, called ZAP, which allows Zoomcar users and other individuals to lease their car to the company on a revenue-sharing basis.”With this capital we plan on expanding our Zoomcar Associate Program (ZAP) which allows users to buy cars registered in the name of Zoomcar,” Zoomcar CEO Greg Moran said.The marketplace model is expected to help the car rental firm to scale up its fleet rapidly without having to acquire new assets (cars), saving considerable amount of money if the program becomes successful. The company, which has a stronghold in metro cities, looks to expand to tier-2 and tier-3 cities, according to Moran.”As Ford expands its business to be both an auto and mobility company, we are pursuing a long-term vision to develop services and solutions that make it easier for consumers to move through cities using multiple modes of transportation,” said John Larsen, Ford Asia Pacific Mobility director.Ford is also active in scouting technology start-ups that could contribute to self-driving or autonomous cars. The auto major has partnered with Chinese web services firm Baidu to invest $150 million in Velodyne, a manufacturer of Light Detection and Ranging sensors technology used in self-driving cars.last_img read more

Creating healthy and creative workspace

first_imgA healthy work environment through a blend of active urban setting as well as a stress-free ecosystem with sustainable measures can go a long way in improving employees’ productivity, say experts. Experts share a list of tips: Creativity enhanced by technology: We’ve reached an era of peak screen time. Right now, screen time limits our impact with the physical environment, but that’s changing. Help is coming from our workplace and technology. Our spaces will become less about passively consuming what’s on our screens and more about how we interact with technology and tools. Incorporate technology to design and create an environment which will enable colleagues to work freely in-turn enhancing productivity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDesign by data: Data has entered the work environment, adding significant value to the conversation between designers and customers. Does everyone need their own workstation or private office? Or would more private enclaves and collaboration spaces better serve the team? Sensors in the workplace can help organisations learn how often people are at their desks and what kinds of spaces will best support their people. The digital effect: Combining aesthetics with algorithms, multiple traditional offices and co-working spaces are infusing technology and digital tools to facilitate a conducive environment, ease in day-to-day functioning for businesses and employees as well. From smart access, smart spaces to smart meeting rooms, making use of a dedicated one app solution for a range of tasks such as QR-based visitor management, booking a conference room etc. to enabling parking allotments based on an organised number plate system through smart cameras, further aid in streamlining experiences in office spaces. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCelebrate communities: Designers are explorers searching for inspiration in buildings being renovated into more creative workplaces. By connecting new work culture in a meaningful way to the collective identity of the location, community and brand, designers are creating authenticity in the workplace in the world. Additionally, to foster innovation and community building, office spaces are enabling collaboration through multi-use grand lobbies with activity-based settings to encourage networking, informal meeting zones etc. Such amenities also culminate in creating authenticity in the workplace and boost productivity as well. Biophilia 2.0: The innate desire to connect and bond with nature is experiencing a resurgence because of the balance we need from our digital world and the benefit nature’s restorative qualities provide our wellbeing. Synergising elements like embedded greens, infusing revitalising exterior elements, complying with sustainable standards and ensuring use of material and colours that offer calm and comfort, are majorly attracting the millennial workforce.last_img read more

itnTV Conversations Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future

first_img 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 | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine 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.  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 Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Artificial Intelligence | 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: 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.  Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more 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. 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 Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Find more 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. 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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. 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. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more news and videos from AAPM. Recent Videos View all 606 items Conference Coverage View all 396 items Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. 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. 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. Sponsored Content | Videos | Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here 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.  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.  Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos 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 Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | 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.” 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 Hospitalcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:14Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:14 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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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.” 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 Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology View all 91 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. RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. 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) Technology Reports View all 9 items Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Radiation Oncology | 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. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Related 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 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 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. 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. 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. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 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. Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Artificial Intelligence | 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.  Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Information Technology View all 220 items 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. 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.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more SCCT news and videos Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment 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 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. 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 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. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Women’s Health View all 62 items Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting 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 Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing 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.”last_img read more

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Kingfisher’s entry into the oneworld alliance has been placed on hold until the carrier organises its financial issues. Originally set to welcome the carrier into the alliance on 10 February this year, oneworld chief executive Bruce Ashby explained the alliance Group had worked closely with the Indian carrier to assist with its financial issues but it was “increasingly clear” the carrier needs more time.”These are turbulent times for the airline industry in India and many other parts of the world,” Mr Ashby said.   “We wish it well during this process and will work with Kingfisher Airlines with the aim of setting a new joining date once it is through this current period of turbulence.”Kingfisher chairman Vijay Mallya added that the postponement would allow the carrier the opportunity to shift its focus on the issues at hand but is still keen to be part of the alliance.”In light of the many priorities centred around Kingfisher Airlines’ recapitalisation efforts, we felt it prudent to defer our entry into the alliance for a little while,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Cyprus Consumers’ Union & Quality of Life on Saturday said they were not convinced the reduction of the tax on motor and heating fuel, which will come into effect on Tuesday, would actually benefit consumers.The group said that the measure, proposed by Disy and Diko and approved by the House plenum, was in fact, a trick to dupe consumers.In an extraordinary session, the House plenum voted on Wednesday in favour of the 5.95 cent per litre reduction in consumption tax on petrol, diesel and heating fuel. The tax reduction is five cents but adding the reduction in VAT the total amount comes to 5.95 cents per litre.“If they really wanted a substantial and objective reduction in fuel prices, they would do other things and take measures to allow and facilitate the proper functioning of competition and would accept the full transparency of the way retail prices are calculated and enforced and proven by the Commission for the Protection of Competition (EPA) cartel of companies,” the group said in an announcement.They had an opportunity to influence even the competition with the introduction of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cars and ruined it, the group said, citing “the incompetence and inefficiency of state services,” and by accepting a prohibitive price for LPG, “precisely in order not to compete with other fuels.”“If they truly wanted a reduction they could, simply as government, to keep the promise they gave us in the 2011-12 period that the doubling of some of the tax they imposed would be abolished in 2014. They could have done that now, even almost five years later,” the group said.They added what those who made the proposal failed to mention is that “with the new year there will be a new increase in the fuel tax of 7 to 10 cents. So, the state has thrown us once again in the hands of the company cartels.”It added that the reduction is not a real one “since it has not been ensured and guaranteed by the existing system, who and how will control that this alleged reduction will not be reaped by the companies themselves and / or the gas stations?”Although the bill was unanimously approved, most deputies, apart from Diko and Disy MPs, expressed reservations how far the measure would positively impact vulnerable groups.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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