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Le gouvernement provincial lutte contre lintimidation et la cyberintimidation grâce à un

first_img « L’intimidation est un problème déchirant et complexe pour lequel il n’existe pas de solution facile, a dit Mme Jennex. Il s’agit d’un problème sociétal que tout le monde peut aider à prévenir en élevant la voix. C’est ainsi que nous apporterons de réels changements. » Le plan, annoncé à l’école secondaire Dartmouth High School, appuie une intervention communautaire en ce qui a trait à l’intimidation et à la cyberintimidation. « Je crois qu’ici, à l’école Dartmouth High School, nous visons à inclure tout le monde peu importe le sexe, la race, l’orientation sexuelle et la religion, a dit Rosa Poirier-McKiggan, élève de 12e année. Nous sommes fiers de la diversité de nos groupes qui visent l’égalité, le respect et un avenir progressif. Ces groupes incluent, entre autres, Eco Club, Human Rights Club, Club 5, Multicultural Club et Gay Straight Alliance. » « En encourageant l’engagement des élèves du point de vue culturel, à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur des classes, nous renforçons la confiance en soi des élèves en leur offrant différentes expériences éducatives et culturelles », a dit Eartha Monard, directrice de l’école Dartmouth High School. Les deux composantes du plan, « Élevons la voix! Plan d’action pour la lutte contre les comportements d’intimidation et de cyberintimidation » et « Élevons la voix! Mesures pour lutter contre les comportements d’intimidation et de cyberintimidation », peuvent être consultées à l’adresse www.ednet.ns.ca. Créer un centre d’information pour les jeunes, les enseignants, les parents et les membres de la communauté afin que l’aide et les ressources soient faciles à trouver. Offrir une formation au personnel des écoles pour leur permettre d’apprendre à reconnaître les problèmes de santé mentale. À l’heure actuelle, tout le personnel de soutien des écoles, y compris les conducteurs d’autobus, sont formés pour reconnaître et signaler les incidents d’intimidation. Organiser une conférence annuelle sur l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation. Offrir des subventions aux écoles pour l’élaboration de ressources approuvées pour les programmes d’études sur l’apprentissage social et émotionnel qui abordent l’intimidation. Exiger que tous les conseils scolaires signalent chaque année les incidents de comportement gravement perturbateur, y compris l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation, afin d’en examiner les causes. Organier un symposium en mars pour les dirigeants de la police. Réviser le Code de conduite dans les écoles de la Nouvelle-Écosse afin de définir l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation. Distribuer des ressources sur l’utilisation responsable des téléphones cellulaires aux clients qui signent un nouveau contrat. Un nouveau plan d’action provincial aborde l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation afin de réduire les incidents et d’aider les jeunes et leurs familles qui en ressentent les effets dévastateurs, selon l’annonce effectuée aujourd’hui 27 février par Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. « Les parents aiment profondément leurs enfants et veulent qu’ils soient heureux, qu’ils réussissent et qu’ils soient en bonne santé et en sécurité, a dit Mme Jennex. L’intimidation peut empêcher tout ça. » « Ce plan aborde l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation de nombreuses façons pour trouver les causes profondes du comportement et réduire ses effets afin que les jeunes puissent un jour vivre dans un monde où l’intimidation est plutôt rare. » Le plan pluriannuel annoncé aujourd’hui, la Journée nationale contre l’intimidation, présente plus de 40 mesures à prendre pour lutter contre l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation. Ces mesures exigent la participation des familles, des écoles, des enseignants, des communautés, de la police, des fournisseurs de soins de santé et de plusieurs ministères gouvernementaux. « Pour aborder les causes de l’intimidation et de la cyberintimidation, il faut une intervention communautaire, a dit Kathleen Richard, coordonnatrice de la lutte contre l’intimidation au ministère de l’Éducation. Le plan d’action du gouvernement adopte une approche coopérative visant à offrir du soutien aux jeunes et à leurs familles pour les aider à s’y retrouver dans un monde en constante évolution. » Voici quelques-unes des mesures clés : last_img read more

Stars Support Childrens Rights At RIGHT to LAUGH Event

first_imgThe Alliance For Children’s Rights, Los Angeles’ preeminent nonprofit dedicated to protecting the rights of at-risk children, is announcing the 3rd annual RIGHT to LAUGH comedy event.This year’s event will honor the legendary comedy institution The Second City, with an all-star comedy performance line up including Martin Short, Fred Willard, Patricia Heaton, Rachael Harris and Jeff Garlin. Funds raised will benefit The Alliance for Children’s Rights in their quest to help impoverished and abused children in LA.The RIGHT to LAUGH will take place at the Avalon Theatre, 1735 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 starting with a red carpet cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theatre and school of improvisation, has launched some of the most prominent names in comedy from Alan Arkin, Gilda Radner, Steve Carell and Tina Fey to name a few. This year’s RIGHT to LAUGH Award will go to The Second City’s CEO Andrew Alexander.“What The Alliance is to kids in need, The Second City is to comedy in our industry. Laughter makes our world a better place and for that we are proud to salute them,” says Peter Benedek, UTA, Co-Chair of the event.The comedy salute line-up to-date include The Second City Alumni and comedic greats: Martin Short (Jiminy Glick, SNL), Neil Flynn (Scrubs, The Middle), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Richard Kind (Spin City), Joel Murray (Mad Men, God Bless America), Suzy Nakamura (Go On, Help Me, Help You), Rose Abdoo (Gilmore Girls), David Steinberg (Inside Comedy), George Wendt (Cheers) and Fred Willard (Best in Show), along with other Special Guests Pamela Adlon (Californification), Ed Begley, Jr. (St. Elsewhere), Willie Garson (Sex & the City), Rachael Harris (Hangover), Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Phil LaMarr, Laraine Newman (SNL) and Amy Yasbeck (Wings), with special messages by Steve Carell and other illustrious Second City Alumni. To date, celebrity guests attending the event include Larry David, Selena Gomez and Diane Keaton.Funds raised will benefit The Alliance for Children’s Rights, which focuses on protecting the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth so that they have safe homes, health care and the education they need to thrive. “Laughter for a good cause is hard to resist and we are honored to be a part of something so worthwhile,” Andrew Alexander, CEO of The Second City.The RIGHT to LAUGH sponsors include: CBS, UTA, DreamWorks Animation, Guess?, Symantec, Robin, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, City National Bank, Zoo Productions, Warner Bros., Kymberly Marciano-Strauss & Even Strauss, Kaplan Stahler Agency, Mintz Levin, Janet & Bob Daily, Bill Maher, Tom Bezucha, Larry David, Nathalie Marciano, Gene Stein & Geert De Turck, Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan, Sarah & Bill Odenkirk, 495 Productions and Comedy Central.Sponsorship opportunities and tickets for this event are still available. Visit www.kids-alliance.org for details.last_img read more

Death Sentence for Tetouan Man Charged With Murder

Casablanca — A Tetouan man who was charged with the murder after killing a mosque-goer last August has just been sentenced to the death penalty.The court sentenced the man, who admitted his guilt, on Tuesday, November 29 to the death penalty after the murder of a man inside the Al Andalous mosque in the Mellah neighborhood of Tetouan, an act which authorities concluded was premeditated. Since the verdict was publicized, a new conversation on the death penalty in Morocco was started. Earlier today, it was reported that Morocco had abstained from voting on a United Nations resolution asking for the international abolition of the death penalty.The resolution was presented to the UN’s third committee, specializing in human rights.On November 17, a UN press release stated that a “representative of Morocco said his country had had a de facto moratorium on the death penalty since 1993.” With the recent death sentence handed in Tetouan, this statement is no longer true, which begs the question as to what the nation will tell the UN the next time it asks about the death penalty.The UN would have also criticized the country’s position on the death penalty, arguing that it was incompatible with Articles 20 and 21 of the constitution. read more

First Quantum says Q2 earnings drop 42 per cent to US78 million

TORONTO — First Quantum Minerals Ltd. says its earnings dropped 42 per cent in the second quarter from last year even as its copper production reached a record high.The company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it had net earnings of $78 million in the last quarter compared with $135 million for the same quarter last year.RBC Capital Markets analyst Sam Crittenden says the company’s adjusted earnings of 13 cents per share were in line with the consensus and his expectation.The company says commercial production at its massive Cobre Panama project is now expected in the third quarter rather than the fourth, while cost expectations have gone up by six per cent to $6.7 billion.The company says it also reached a settlement deal last week with the Zambian government on duties that was in line with its guidance.First Quantum produced 168,399 tonnes of copper in the quarter compared with 150,950 tonnes last year, and pulled in revenue of $939 million compared with $1.05 billion last year.  On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares closed at $12.24, down 27 cents or 2.2 per cent in Monday trading. Companies in this story: (TSX:FM).The Canadian Press read more

Iraqi Foreign Minister says UN should play key role in reconstruction

Video of Security Council meeting Hoshyar Zebari hailed the recent capture of Saddam Hussein but stressed that it must mark “the beginning of a new era” for the traumatized country. “Iraq must not live any longer in the past but look forward to the future, and the United Nations is the key forum for collective international action to help us achieve our goals of reconstructing and democratizing our country,” he said in a statement to an open meeting of the 15-member body.The Foreign Minister called for expanding the UN’s role in humanitarian relief, nation building, development and the electoral and political process.Mr. Zebari also appealed to the Council to focus on the needs of the Iraqi people. “We call upon the members of the United Nations to look beyond their differences over the decision to go to war on Iraq and come together to forge an international consensus,” he said. “Squabbling over political differences takes a backseat to the daily struggle [of the Iraqi people] for security, jobs, basic freedoms and all the rights that the UN is chartered to uphold.”As it stabilizes, Iraq needs the help of the international community, led by the UN, he said. “So we ask you today – put aside your differences, pull together and work with us and all those who have contributed and sacrificed so much to realize our shared objective of a sovereign, united, free and democratic Iraq.” read more

Thousands of civilians in Aleppo city at risk says UN humanitarian wing

“The UN has reiterated its call on all parties to the conflict to take all measures to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access to all civilians living in Aleppo city, as required under international humanitarian law,” said Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the UN Information Service, briefing the press today in Geneva. “Very importantly, that included enabling the rapid, safe and unhindered evacuation of all civilians who wished to leave,” she added.On 8 July, OHCA expressed “serious concern” for an estimated 300,000 people trapped in eastern Aleppo city, due to heavy clashes along the Castello road, the only road in and out of that part of the city.Clashes since 7 July rendered the road impassable, severely impacting the flow of humanitarian supplies, commercial goods, and civilian movement. Price increases had already been reported in eastern Aleppo city. read more

VA director fights back against art washing claims as he refuses to

Visitors look at the V&A installation titled Robin Hood Gardens: A ruin in reverse  The director of the V&A has defended the museum’s decision to exhibit part of a demolished council estate at the Venice Biennale, after critics said it was “art-washing” the destruction of social housing.Tristram Hunt hit back at the “keyboard warriors and ‘art-wash’ agitators” who have complained about the display.The V&A acquired a fragment of Robin Hood Gardens, a notorious housing estate in Poplar, east London, shortly before the bulldozers moved in last year.It is the showpiece of Robin Hood Gardens: A Ruin In Reverse, which opened in Venice yesterday and which promises visitors the opportunity to stroll along its concrete walkway.Critics of the project include Stephen Pritchard, a historian, who wrote: “The V&A’s purchase of a part of Robin Hood Gardens is the fetishisation of working-class ways of living. It’s also an act of poverty tourism.”It is an act literally of accumulation by dispossession.” Some of Pritchard’s comments were retweeted by Emma Dent Coad, the Labour MP for Chelsea. But English Heritage turned down the application, saying it failed “as a place for human beings to live”.Residents complained that the estate had been left to rot, with leaking ceilings, patchy electricity and no security.The V&A acquired the three-storey fragment last year, as the flats were being demolished. Measuring 29ft high, 18ft wide and 26ft deep, it comprises the exterior and interior of a maisonette. At the time, the V&A described Robin Hood Gardens as “a nationally important and internationally recognised work of Brutalist architecture” It was beloved by architects, who led a campaign to list it and prevent its demolition. Lord Rogers claimed he would “absolutely” live there, although he remained in his £12 million Chelsea townhouse. Hunt responded with a combative piece in The Art Newspaper.He noted that the V&A has been active in east London since the opening of its Bethnal Green museum in 1872, and “we will still be there long after the keyboard warriors and ‘art-wash’ agitators have moved on to their next bout of indignation”. Hunt said: “Leaving aside the new social housing planned for the site or the constructive role that cultural institutions can have in promoting much-needed urban regeneration, behind this critique is the increasingly popular conviction that not only can museums not be neutral sites, but that they also have a duty to be vehicles for social justice. Rather than chronicling challenging and interpreting, we should be organising demonstrations and signing petitions.”I am not so sure. I see the role of the museum not as a political force, but as a civic exchange: curating shared space for unsafe ideas.”Hunt said the V&A’s role “is to think beyond fashion and to preserve that which has significant design merit, and with which future generations will seek to engage.”Robin Hood Gardens was designed by Alison and Peter Smithson as utopian housing linked by “streets in the sky”, and opened in 1972.  Tristram Hunt hit back at the “keyboard warriors and ‘art-wash’ agitators” who have complained about the displayCredit:Clara Molden for The Telegraph 3/3 Finally, @TristramHuntVA accuses anti-gentrification activists “keyboard warriors” & “‘art-wash’ agitators”! This is a now cliched response by institutions faced with critique. This is another element of how artwashing works. It belittles valid democratic opposition… pic.twitter.com/uXbCvDi2qh— Stephen Pritchard (@etiennelefleur) 28 May 2018 Hunt dismissed accusations of “so-called ‘social cleansing’ taking place in east London”.The estate will be replaced by a £300 million development of 1,500 homes. The developers say 679 will be ‘affordable housing’. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Tristram Hunt hit back at the "keyboard warriors and 'art-wash' agitators" who have complained about the display Visitors look at the V&A installation titled Robin Hood Gardens: A ruin in reverse Credit:Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images  read more

Two hattricks as Schmidts Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid

first_img Short URL 24,184 Views Two hat-tricks as Schmidt’s Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid rolling Joe Schmidt’s men scored nine tries in a dominant performance in Rome. Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 58 Comments http://the42.ie/3234513 Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 4:14 PM By Murray Kinsella Italy scorers:Tries: Penalty tryConversions: Carlo Canna [1 from 1]Penalties: Carlo Canna [1 from 1]Ireland scorers:Tries: Keith Earls [2], CJ Stander [3], Craig Gilroy [3], Garry RingroseConversions: Paddy Jackson [9 from 9] Feb 11th 2017, 4:14 PM Italy 10Ireland 63Murray Kinsella reports from Stadio OlimpicoEVEN WITH CAPTAIN Rory Best ruled out due to a stomach bug, this felt like a day when things were going to go right for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.With perfect conditions in Rome and an Italian side who seemed happy to roll over from early on, Ireland scored nine tries on their way to a dominant bonus-point victory that brings them back into the race for the Six Nations title. CJ Stander was man of the match with three tries. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOSchmidt and his players will head into the first break weekend with their confidence greatly boosted, having bounced back from the disappointing opening-weekend defeat away to Scotland.Ireland fans, meanwhile, can start to hope for a possible third Six Nations crown in four years, ahead of their first home clash of the championship against France on 25 February.There is, of course, a long way to go in deciding the victor of this year’s competition, but this display was more like the Ireland side we saw in November.Indeed, the 63-10 scoreline is a new record for Ireland in the Six Nations, bettering the 60-13 victory over the same opposition all the way back in 2000.Debutant Niall Scannell was excellent as Best’s deputy, but it was man of the match CJ Stander who stole the limelight with a hat-trick of tries, while sub Craig Gilroy also managed to get over for three during his 33 minutes on the pitch.Keith Earls scored a brace and Garry Ringrose, excellent throughout, dotted down Ireland’s other try, as Ireland’s attacking game proved far too clinical for Italy to handle. Conor O’Shea clearly has a huge job on his hands.The only concern for Ireland was seeing Robbie Henshaw replaced with an apparent back injury after a superb performance in midfield, while Rob Kearney also appeared to be in discomfort towards the end.A big aerial win from Simon Zebo and a scrum penalty boded well for Schmidt’s side early on, before the left wing had a try chalked off in the corner as he lost control of the ball in the process of dotting down.But Ireland had penalty advantage and opted for the close-range scrum again, Henshaw and Stander carrying powerfully before Paddy Jackson exploited an overlap superbly, luring two defenders into ball watching and firing a flat pass that put Earls over in the right corner. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOCarlo Canna slotted a penalty for Italy after a sloppy exit saw Ireland punished for being offside, but Stander was over for their second try just minutes later.There was a sumptuous one-handed offload from Jamie Heaslip to the hard-working Henshaw in the build-up, before Zebo threw a gorgeous skip pass to Stander on the left touchline and the blindside flanker dove over after fending Angelo Esposito.Jackson’s rather ugly conversion was on target for 14-3, as we then saw signs of an improved Ireland defence with Ringrose making two superb reads and shooting out of the line.Earls’ second score arrived in the 26th minute on the end of a 13-phase passage of attack that started with a clever scrum starter play allowing Zebo to beat Maxime Mbanda down the blindside.Sean O’Brien, Stander and Henshaw all made impactful carries, before Ireland spread the ball wide right and fullback Kearney’s very flat pass freed Earls to touch down, Jackson again converting.The Italians, dire and ill disciplined up to that point, did find a response after Ireland exited poorly, with their maul earning them a penalty try that also saw Donnacha Ryan yellow carded for collapsing. Canna converted. Stander scored two tries in the first half. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOProbably a little angered at the yellow – after repeated Italian infringements were not carded – Ireland earned good field position in the right corner and Stander showed brutish power to batter through three defenders and score, thereby ensuring Ireland notched the first-ever try-scoring bonus point in the Six Nations.Jackson’s fourth successful conversion meant a 28-10 half-time lead for Schmidt’s men, and Stander had his hat-trick within six minutes of the second half beginning.This time, the Munster man burst to the outside shoulder of Murray as the scrum-half made an arcing run off the base of a ruck, Stander careering through the Italian line and then beating fullback Edoardo Padovani with ease.Again Jackson converted, but there was a concern for Ireland moment later as Henshaw was replaced and received attention to his back. Gilroy entered the fray, with Earls moving to outside centre, but Ireland’s attacking momentum was stymied for a period.The sixth try finally arrived in the 69th minute, as O’Brien stripped an Italian carrier and then offloaded to Stander, who passed to Heaslip, who in turn hit Gilroy.The Ulster man, playing in the Six Nations for the first time since 2013, sold a dummy to replacement Italy centre Michele Campagnaro, accelerated through the defence and rounded Canna in the backfield, allowing Jackson an easy conversion. Gilroy attempts to keep the ball in play for Ireland. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHORingrose was next over for Ireland, taking a switch line off Jackson in midfield and beating three slow-reacting Italian forwards with his impressive balance, footwork and pace, Jackson hitting his seventh successful conversion from underneath the posts.Gilroy grabbed his second try in the closing minutes, gathering in a kick from Stander after the ball had bounced awkwardly in behind the retreating Italian defence. The speedy wing gratefully accepted the gift and sprinted home from more than 30 metres out.Gilroy was then on the receiving end of a wide Jackson pass to grab his hat-trick in the final play of the game, with the Ireland out-half knocking over his ninth conversion of the day to round out a truly dominant Ireland display. ITALY: Edoardo Padovani; Angelo Esposito, Tommaso Benvenuti (Michele Campagnaro ’49), Luke McLean, Giovanbattista Venditti; Carlo Canna (Tommaso Allan ’71), Edoardo Gori (Giorgio Bronzini ’61); Andrea Lovotti (Sami Panico ’64), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Ornel Gega ’47), Lorenzo Cittadini (Dario Chistolini ’47 – reversal ’60); Marco Fuser, Dries Van Schalkwyk (George Biagi ’47); Maxime Mbanda, Simone Favaro (Abraham Steyn ’57), Sergio Parisse (captain).IRELAND: Rob Kearney; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw (Craig Gilroy ’47), Simon Zebo (Ian Keatley ’75); Paddy Jackson, Conor Murray (Kieran Marmion ’69); Cian Healy (Jack McGrath ’51), Niall Scannell (James Tracy ’63), Tadhg Furlong (John Ryan ’54); Donnacha Ryan (yellow card ’32 to ’42), Devin Toner (Ultan Dillane ’61); CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien (Josh van der Flier ’69), Jamie Heaslip (captain).Referee: Glen Jackson [NZR].- This article was updated at 18.07 to correct ’2′ to ’3′ after Craig Gilroy’s name in the scorers section.Owens clarifies high tackle laws: ‘We don’t want to get rid of big hits’Ulster earn much-needed win after surviving late Edinburgh comebacklast_img read more

Deescalating some groups encounters with police focus of meeting

first_imgBill Langfitt, whose son Billy Langfitt was shot and killed by a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy in March 2018, has called for better police training since his son’s death.“If we’re going to encounter police officers as judge, jury and executioner, we must demand exceptionalism,” Langfitt said.Langfitt also recognized that “the days of the ‘Andy Griffith Show,’ ” featuring an affable small-town sheriff as the lead character, are over.“There are positive interactions with police officers, but we don’t always hear about them,” Langfitt said.Langfitt’s comments came during a two-hour discussion Thursday night about how agencies can best train police under Initiative 940 mandates. Notes from the discussion, hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and De-Escalate Washington at Bridgeview Community Center, will be presented to the state Criminal Justice Training Commission.Two representatives from the commission, along with Vancouver police Sgt. Pat Kennedy, were some of the roughly 50 people present. Other than to answer a couple of questions, they mainly took notes and heard from representatives of various social groups.Much of the discussion wrapped around how police can better approach different groups of people in high-stress situations.“Different cultures express fear and anger in different ways,” said Ophelia Noble, executive director of The Noble Foundation, a social justice organization.Braunwynn Franklin, whose family grapples with mental illness, added to that.“It’s not just cultural competence. It’s trauma-informed training,” Franklin said.Franklin also said certain communities speak in different tones that can be perceived as threatening. She said she has younger male nephews that are afraid to speak with police.“Black people, we do speak loudly,” Franklin said. “They’ve been uncomfortable speaking with their hearts because they fear for their lives.”Jovian John, representing the Chuukese community, referred to the Feb. 19 Vancouver police fatal shooting of 16-year-old Clayton Joseph. Police say Joseph was brandishing a knife at the time of the shooting.last_img read more

County Supervisor talks initiatives for wildfire preparation

first_img Updated: 11:02 PM County Supervisor talks initiatives for wildfire preparation KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisor Dianne Jacob joins KUSI to talk about how the county is preparing for wildfires. center_img KUSI Newsroom, June 4, 2019 Posted: June 4, 2019last_img read more

Movi Bacteria Move Into Moose Caribou

first_imgLung samples from the caribou sent to the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Pullman, Washington tested positive for Movi. This is the same bacteria recently detected for the first time in healthy Alaska Dall’s sheep and mountain goats. Bruce Dale, director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation: “This is the first case where Movi has been implicated in respiratory disease in Alaska.” ADF&G reports a necropsy determined that a bronchopneumonia was the ultimate cause of death in an emaciated caribou found dead on May 16 during routine radiotracking of the Fortymile caribou herd. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (“Movi”) is a respiratory bacterium that can cause disease in susceptible hosts, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Previously thought to be host-restricted to sheep and goat species, scientists have identified Movi for the first time in healthy moose and caribou in Alaska This new finding leaves Southeast Alaska as the state’s only region in which Movi hasn’t been detected by Fish and Game. There aren’t any particular regions or herds for which the bacteria poses a concern, Dale said.last_img read more

What Does Logics Daily Life Look Like Find Out In Netflixs Rapture

first_img Netflix’s “Rapture” Takes You Inside Logic’s Life what-does-logics-daily-life-look-find-out-netflixs-rapture News Facebook What Does Logic’s Daily Life Look Like? Find Out In Netflix’s “Rapture” Twitter The trailer for Netflix’s new lifestyle doc series explores the daily lives of your favorite rappersBrian HaackGRAMMYs Mar 29, 2018 – 6:00 pm Netflix’s new lifestyle documentary series “Rapture” launches this week on Mar. 30. The eight-episode series explores the day-to-day experiences of a group of hip-hop artists, exploring the landscape of rap culture in 2018. The series trailer premiered today, teasing the show’s upcoming spotlight on Logic.The brief clip sees shots of the GRAMMY-nominated rapper playing a grand piano, rapping on stage and interacting with fans, intercut with slices of interviews discussing his childhood struggles and rise to fame.Alongside Logic, “Rapture” will feature segments focused on other young MCs such as A Boogie wit da Hoodie, G-Eazy, and Dave East, as well as established industry icons such as Nas, Rapsody, 2 Chainz, and Just Blaze.As well as his placement in the new Netflix doc series, Logic has continued to make headlines in recent weeks with his well-received feature verse on a new remix of GRAMMY-winner Sam Smith’s “Pray,” lending an up-tempo rhythmic crossover vibe to Smith’s more somber piano-driven meditation on religious themes and imagery.Logic’s latest tour hit the road earlier this month, with support from rappers Kyle and NF.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more Email last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Jan 16 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsDunleavy seeks PFD back payments over three yearsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGovernor Mike Dunleavy campaigned on paying Alaskans back the amounts cut from permanent fund dividends the last three years. Today, he announced he wants to make those payments over three years.Democrats demand Trump administration stop offshore oil leasing work during shutdownElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageIt was spurred by Interior’s decision last week to bring in 40 employees to work on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s national offshore oil leasing plan. That plan, as initially drafted, would open up far more of Alaska’s federal waters to oil development.Communities reliant on Coast Guard services feel the pain of the federal gov. shutdownAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerMost U.S. Coast Guard operations are suspended and that’s holding up commercial boat and permit sales as well as some construction of passenger vessels.Fairbanks man charged with murdering his motherDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA Fairbanks man is charged in the death of his mother. Thirty-four-year-old George Rosa faces a first degree murder charge in the death of 70-year-old Molly Rosa.State says it will temporarily recognize teaching license recommendations from UAA, amid accreditation lossWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe state says it will recognize the UAA students who meet licensure requirements during 2019 Spring and Summer semesters.State Board of Game votes down changes to moose hunting seasonJoe Viechnicki, KFSK – PetersburgThe state’s Board of Game Saturday voted down a proposed change to moose hunting seasons in Southeast Alaska.Military’s remote Cold War radars face a new threat: climate changeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageEven with decades of technological advances, 15 remote radars across Alaska are still the military’s primary way to monitor airspace over huge swaths of the continent. But now their core mission is threatened by climate change.Bethel’s children advocacy center takes a big step toward national accreditationKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelBethel’s Children’s Advocacy Center reached a major milestone last week: an agreement with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation to allow medical examiners to be part of the multidisciplinary team dealing with children who have been victims of sexual abuse. This big step will help the center achieve national accreditation.Juneau has no plans to add fluoride to water following studyAssociated PressJuneau officials say there are no plans to resume fluoridating the drinking water in Alaska’s capital after the city stopped the practice more than a decade ago.On Alaska’s stately birds, some ponder the beguiling ravenCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThere are flutterings of a small movement taking wing in Alaska to change the state bird from willow ptarmigan to raven.last_img read more

After the massive success of Uri Yami Gautam to star alongside Ayushmann

first_imgAyushmann Khurrana, Yami GautamTwitterMarking their second association after Badlapur, Yami Gautam has been roped in by producer Dinesh Vijan for his best production titled Bala. The film starring Ayushmann Khurrana alongside Yami goes on floors today and Yami joins the team later this week.Yami plays a character like no other she has essayed on screen. After her strong portrayal of an intelligence officer, an avatar no one had seen her do before, Yami will now rap into a quirky character which is tipped to be a “Lucknow Ki supermodel”. The story revolves around a guy who has the issue of premature balding and Yami plays Ayushman’s lead love interest in the film.last_img read more

6 missing after being washed into Padma

first_imgMap of Shariatpur At least six people went missing and 20 others were injured as river bank went down into the Padma river bed at Shadhurbazar area in Naria upazila of Shariatpur on Tuesday, reports UNB.The six missing are Antu Magdam, Gopi, Mosharrof Chokdar, Nasir Haoladar, Maju Chaial, Nasir Karati of the area.A witness shopkeeper Abdul Hai claimed that, the erosion took place around 2:45pm and washed away six people and three stationary shops in the area while twenty other people were injured during the erosion.The injured were taken to Narai Health Complex and Sariatpur Sadar Hospital.Officer-in-charge of Naria police station Md Aslam Uddin said three forces — police, navy police, firefighters — are conducting search for who reportedly went missing in the accident.The number of the missing people may go up, the OC added.last_img read more

26 March to be declared Bangladesh Day in Ottawa today

first_imgIllustration: BSSThe Canadian capital of Ottawa is set to declare 26 March as Bangladesh Day today coinciding with the Bangladesh’s 49th Independence and National Day.Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa will raise the Bangladesh flag at Ottawa City Hall and proclaim the day as the Bangladesh Day, according to a message received here.On the occasion, the national anthem of Bangladesh will be played and the messages of president M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina will be read out.“The Independence and National Day of Bangladesh is going to be declared as the Bangladesh Day by Ottawa due to year-long efforts of Bangladesh diaspora in the Canadian capital,” the message said.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued a message on the occasion extending thanks and best wishes to the Mayor of Ottawa and the members of Canada-Bangladesh partnership for taking such initiatives.“It’s heartening to note that Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa will hoist the Bangladesh’s national flag at Ottawa City Hall on March 26 and proclaim the day as the Bangladesh Day,” she said in her message.Sheikh Hasina said it is a great honour for Bangladeshi Canadians and also highly encouraging for the long lasting friendship between Bangladesh and Canada.“I’m confident that Ottawa’s recognition to Bangladesh Day would give a voice to the values and culture of Bangladeshi-Canadians such as peaceful coexistence, respect, justice, compassion, the values espoused by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” she said.last_img read more

Researchers establish a standard for robotic ethics

first_imgNobody wants a robot apocalypse. The whole enslaving and slaughtering humans en masse thing would be something of a bummer. Thankfully, the British Standards Institute has been hard at work on a standard of ethics. The hope is that if these rules are implemented consistently, that we can avoid unnecessary suffering.Alan Winfield, a robotics professor at the University of the West of England, said these standards were the “the first step towards embedding ethical values into robotics and AI.”The BSI presented the list, titled BS8611: Robots and robotic devices, at the Social Robotics and AI conference at Oxford. They’re written in dry, regulatory style, but their implications could be massive.The first tenet, “Robots should not be designed solely or primarily to kill or harm humans,” if followed, would prevent the kinds of kill-bots the US army and other government agencies have been developing for years. Some of the others, namely that humans are always responsible for the actions of robots, and that it should be possible to track down whoever programmed or designed the bot should help guarantee accountability if something fails.If all this sounds familiar, you’ve probably heard of Isaac Asmiov’s three laws of robotics. They lay out a few basic maxims that are coded into the positronic brains of Asimovs fictional automata. But, you’re at all familiar with the author’s work, you’ll also recall that many of his characters would behave in unpredictable ways as a consequence.These standards aren’t infallible. Computer code is especially tough because programmers will often recycle bits of code from other projects. It is, however unlikely, possible that a chunk of code written by someone not at all involved in the creation of a robot could be at fault. Though, given the risk level, checking and rechecking every facet of a bot is probably a good idea.Speaking with The Guardian, the biggest concern, according to Winfield is the potential for racist or sexist attitudes to come from deep learning machines. These machines use the internet to gather and collate information so that they can make their own decisions. Then they simulate possible outcomes to come up with ideal strategies based on the data they’ve collected.BSI’s standards warn that deep learning bots may present a “lack of respect for cultural diversity of pluralism,” and that’s a big problem.“Deep learning systems are quite literally using the whole of the data on the internet to train on, and the problem is that data is biased,” Winfield said. “These systems tend to favor white, middle-aged men, which is clearly a disaster. All the human prejudices tend to be absorbed, or there’s a danger of that.”As AI continues its rapid advances, it’s become clearer and clearer that we are dealing with some of the most dangerous technology we’ve ever developed. AI could well be considered the children of the human race, and if we aren’t careful, we risk imprinting upon them the worst of us.The robot apocalypse then, may not look like the complete extinction of people as sci-fi authors have long proposed. Instead, it may be more insidious. It’s not too hard to imagine, especially with the kind of prejudice that exists all over the net, for robots to internalize the racist and sexist ideals and carry out one of the most efficient and insidious attacks on women, people of color, or LGBTQ folks.The BSI says that these standards aren’t final, and they will work to modify them and keep them current as AI develop.last_img read more

VIDEO Rapper The Game clocks Drew League teammate in pro am throwdown

first_img@thegame fighting his own teammate at the @DrewLeague smh lol @balleralert pic.twitter.com/4dI7qJRGNv— T & T (@Terelle) August 5, 2018 Advertisement Out of all the summer pro am leagues, the Drew League gets the biggest names, from NBA talent to some actors and celebs. Among the celebs that regularly play in the league, rapper The Game is the most regular fixture, playing on one of the top teams in the league, Birdie’s Revenge.In a playoff game this weekend, The Game put a twist on the traditional basketball fight by opting to punch one of his own teammates instead of an opponent for some reason. This wasn’t an NBA slap either, he clocked the guy and then squared up to throw down before flooring his running mate.Game has since apologized for clocking the guy. Watch the exchange here:the game out here punchin his own teammates. drew league pic.twitter.com/IaAWzVgVaJ— Jamal Cristopher (@jamalcristopher) August 6, 2018last_img read more

VIDEO Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

first_imgRelated 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 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. 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. Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. 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 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 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Artificial Intelligence | 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. Recent Videos View all 606 items 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.  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.  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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related 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 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. 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 Find more SCCT news and videos 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.  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.  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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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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.” 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 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 Conference Coverage View all 396 items Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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. 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. 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. 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. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related 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. 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. 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 Information Technology View all 220 items 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.  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 Floorcenter_img 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 GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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.” Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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. 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 Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. 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. 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. 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: 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.” 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. 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. 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 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: 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. 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 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.” 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.” Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Find more 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 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.  Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. 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. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Artificial Intelligence | 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” 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 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 | 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. 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) CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Enterprise Imaging | 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. 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 Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning 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 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 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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. 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Women’s Health View all 62 items 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 Firstlast_img read more