NAMA to be called before Public Accounts Committee over leak allegations

first_imgTHE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS Committee is to seek “full information” from NAMA in relation to allegations of alleged illegality at the State’s bad bank.Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast this morning, the chair of the committee, John McGuinness, said he is “anxious” to get information about the reports that a former NAMA official gave confidential information to individuals who should not have received it.Hearings are likely to take place with NAMA and Department of Finance officials in the New Year.NAMA confirmed yesterday that it has reported a second former employee to gardaí for allegedly sharing information unlawfully. One of these cases is in the public domain, while the other has been described as a mid-ranking employee.McGuinness said there would be a significant impact if the reported issues are not dealt with, telling Newstalk: “It will have a huge negative impact on the economy and property prices if this matter is not properly clarified.”The Fianna Fáil TD said that the committee will also be speaking to the Department of Finance and will be seeking “any information, emails or letters” from it “that would inform us regarding individual cases or their collective relationship to NAMA and property sales”.He added that there has been “huge criticism of the lack of transparency in relation to NAMA” and its activities, saying the PAC is “anxious through its investigation to inform the public as to what exactly NAMA is doing and to allow them to put their side of the story”.Earlier on the same programme, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said that the Oireachtas Finance Committee would be the appropriate forum for NAMA to be asked “the hard questions” in relation to the allegations.On Monday, the Fianna Fáil senator Daragh O’Brien said he had information that showed impropriety by employees of NAMA, including the leaking of information, saying this would “rock NAMA to its core”.A statement released by the agency in response said that “if the Senator or any other party has evidence of any impropriety, they are legally obliged, under Section 19 of the Criminal Justice Act 2011, to bring it to the immediate attention of the Garda Siochána”.That message was reiterated by the Taoiseach and the Finance Minister Michael Noonan yesterday.Read: Gardaí will conduct full investigation of alleged illegality at NAMA — TaoiseachRead: NAMA calls on Senator to pass ‘evidence of any impropriety’ to gardaílast_img read more

Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week Torajii Sun

first_imgStay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen, and maybe a spacesuit, if you’ve got one: It’s going to be a hot one.Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun—but mama, that’s where the fun is (via BBC)TORAJII SUNFirst appearance: “42” (2007)—season 3, episode 7Home planet: N/ADoctor: TenthCompanion: Martha JonesA near-perfect sphere of hot plasma, the sun is our most important source of energy for life on Earth. And it would incinerate you in milliseconds.So it’s safe to assume that crashing into the sun in any solar system is risky.When the Doctor and Martha answer a distress call from the S.S. Pentallian (named after the pentallion drive, part of a transmat used in Fourth Doctor story “Revenge of the Cybermen”), they dock on a sinking ship. But instead of drowning, the crew is hurtling toward the star of the Torajii system.After about half an hour of introductions, murder plots, pub quiz questions, emotional phone calls, and speculating who the real villain is, the Time Lord finally learns the truth.Hal Korwin (Matthew Chambers) is the first to be infected (via BBC)Having saved Martha and Riley from quite imminent danger, he mistakenly looks back into the burning mass, only to find himself infected—just as Korwin and Dev before him.“That sun is alive. A living organism,” the Doctor explains, eyes screwed shut and face contorting. “They scooped out its heart, used it for fuel, and now it’s screaming.”Blaming Captain McDonnell—another greedy human ready to “grab whatever’s nearest and bleed it dry”—he reveals that the sun is “living in me.” And for the first time, it’s clear.Masks worn by crew members possessed by the spirit of the sun were based on Marvel character Cyclops (via BBC)The star is trying to recover its stolen parts, now burned up by the ship’s engines.Like a lost puppy searching for its way home, the sun isn’t inherently evil—just confused, scared, and hurting. I mean, how would you feel if someone ripped out your heart to power their car?There’s a reason fusion scoops are illegal.That looks like it hurts (via BBC)The angry Torajii Sun is the first in a line of other-worldly sentient beings created by incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall: After penning episode “42,” Chibs returned for two-parter “The Hungry Earth”/”Cold Blood,” which reintroduced the Silurians, as well as later chapters “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” and “The Power of Three.”There’s no telling what Chibs will bring to season 11 (aside from a long-awaited female Doctor), set to debut in the fall of 2018. Here’s to hoping for more unexpected twists and unconventional baddies.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

High winds causes power outages across the county

first_imgWind gusts have reached speeds of 38 mph this morning, downing power lines and causing power outages.A brief but large outage affected more than 1,800 customers in the Cascade Park area this morning at about 6:45 a.m. but was restored about a half hour later, according to Clark Public Utilities Spokeswoman Erica Erland.High winds and downed trees caused a handful of small outages in the Camas area this morning, some of which are still being repaired, Erland said.Utilities crews also responded this morning to a power line that went down across Northeast Hathaway Road between 283rd Street and state Highway 500, according to emergency dispatchers.last_img

Morning Press Housing the homeless Ilani casino Jeopardy winner City hall contest

first_imgWhat’s on tap for this week’s weather? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:One year later: Hope in housing the homelessIt’s been a year since homeless people began moving into Lincoln Place, a 30-unit apartment complex on the west edge of downtown Vancouver.Lincoln Place is Clark County’s first Housing First or “wet housing” complex, where tenants do not have to address mental health or addiction issues before getting housing. Once they move in, services are available and encouraged but not forced.Eleven residents have lived at the permanent supportive housing complex for a year. Meanwhile, seven people have moved out of Lincoln Place.And, in the last year, another similarly-run facility for homeless veterans called Freedom’s Path opened on Vancouver’s Veterans Affairs campus. The VA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development tout Housing First as a best practice for solving homelessness: Addressing illnesses is easier and more successful if people are first given stable housing.“As it’s difficult and challenging for us individually to make changes, it’s even more challenging for people who haven’t had the safety of housing,” said Olivia Resnick, director of Share’s Housing First program. “So, we take baby steps. Progress will be made. People just need to be patient.”last_img read more

Hyderabad emerging as services hub US Professor

first_imgHyderabad: Prof Jagdish N Sheth, Charles H Kellstadt Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA outlined the advantages of Hyderabad which is fast emerging as the services hub of the country and also its strategic advantage. Prof Sheth delivering his lecture as the chief guest at the Telangana Distinguished Lecture Series (TDLS) organised by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) here on Monday also predicted that Hyderabad would soon overtake Bengaluru in the defence-related sector in addition to the pharma, life sciences and IT sectors. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Conducive climate, favourable industrial policies and stability of the Telangana government make it an ideal choice for global investors and organisations, he added. He suggested that the Atlanta Model of Vocational education and stressed on Indian higher education system needs to invite foreign student and collaborate with international universities in addition to inviting foreign faculty so that the students gain exposure and global experience. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Dr Rajiv Sharma, Chief Advisor to the Telangana government highlighted the huge investments in infrastructure in addition to the support being given to the agricultural sector. He congratulated the TSCHE for organising the TDLS which has been the first of its kind in the State and provides a thrust to the already strong intellectual base of the Telangana. Advertise With Us Dr B Janardhan Reddy, Secretary Education, stressed the need to build on the existing core competencies prevalent in the education system in Telangana. He said there is a lot of absenteeism in schools and the efforts are being made to contain the same. He suggested that education quality must be improved in all government, private and non-profit institutions to make India the preferred destination. Prof T Papi Reddy, Chairman, TSCHE outlined various initiatives being undertaken by the council and TSCHE Vice-Chairman’s Prof. V. Venkata Ramana and Prof. R. Limbadri also highlighted on the various initiatives. The lecture series was inaugurated on Monday, by Dr Rajiv Sharma and Prof Sheth, was the chief guest. Jayesh Rajan, Principal Secretary, IT and Communications, eminent educationists, policymakers, academicians and leading industry leaders attended the Lecture series. The lecture series was supported by ICFAI Group, Hyderabad. The Chairman, TSCHE felicitated the guests including Chairperson of ICFAI Group Sobha Rani Yasaswy and appreciated the gesture of the ICFAI Group to support such an important initiative.last_img read more

Scramble Is On To Care For Kids If Insurance Coverage Lapses

first_img Share Courtesy of Ariel HaughtonAriel Haughton’s children Rose (left), 4, and Javier, 2, are covered by CHIP. Haughton is upset that lawmakers have left CHIP in flux for her two children and millions of kids around the countDr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his young patients, determined not to disrupt their treatments for serious illnesses like leukemia. He’s worried Congress will fail to renew funding soon for a health program that pays for the care of millions of children across the country.In his 35 years of practice, Patel, of San Antonio, has seen the lengths to which parents will go for their critically ill children. He has seen couples divorce just to qualify for Medicaid coverage, something he fears will happen if the Children’s Health Insurance Program is axed. “They are looking at you and begging for their child’s life,” he said.The months-long failure on Capitol Hill to pass a long-term extension to CHIP, which provides health coverage to 9 million lower-income children, portends serious health consequences for many of them.About 1.7 million children in 20 states and the District of Columbia could be at risk of losing their CHIP coverage in February because of the funding shortfall, according to a report released Wednesday by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.Treatment plans for serious diseases can span months, leaving some doctors, like Patel, to jury-rig solutions in case CHIP falls through. The challenges are particularly great for kids with chronic or ongoing illnesses like asthma or cancer.Dr. Joanne Hilden, a pediatric cancer physician in Aurora, Colo., and past president of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, said the families of cancer patients who depend on CHIP are in a difficult position because they can’t schedule care to be finished before program funding runs out.A San Antonio pediatrician, Dr. Carmen Garza, is advising parents to be sure to keep their children’s asthma medications and other prescriptions current and to fill any refills they can so that they have vital medicines if CHIP expires.Federal funding for CHIP originally expired Oct. 1. In December, Congress provided $2.85 billion to temporarily fund the program. That money was supposed to help states get through at least March, but it’s coming up short.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week said it couldn’t guarantee funding to all states past Jan. 19.A few states, including Louisiana and Colorado, plan to use state funds to make up for the lack of federal money. It’s a drastic step, since the federal government pays, on average, nearly 90 percent of CHIP costs.Most states can’t afford to make up the difference and will have to freeze enrollment or terminate coverage when their federal funding runs dry. Virginia and Connecticut, for instance, can promise to keep their CHIP program running only through February, officials said.The largest states seem to be in the best shape, though even they can guarantee only a few months of care. Florida, California and Texas officials said they have enough CHIP funding to last through March. New York officials said they have enough money to last until at least mid-March.Before Congress passed the short-term funding fix in late December, CHIP programs survived on the states’ unspent funds and a $3 billion pool of CHIP money controlled by CMS.Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say they want to continue CHIP, but they have been unable to agree on how to fund it. The House plan includes a controversial provision — opposed by Democrats — that takes millions of dollars from the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund and increases Medicare premiums for some higher-earning beneficiaries.The Senate Finance Committee reached an agreement to extend the program for five years but didn’t unite on a funding plan.But two key Republican lawmakers — Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who is part of the Senate leadership, and Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee — told reporters Wednesday that they think an agreement is close.Alabama and Utah are among the states unsure how long their federal CHIP funding will last, according to interviews with state officials. Part of the problem is they haven’t been told by CMS how it will disburse money from the agency’s so-called redistribution pool. Under the pool’s restrictions, states with extra money would have to give it to states that are running low.Although hospitals, doctor groups and child health advocates have been sounding the alarm about CHIP for months, the Trump administration has kept quiet, saying only that it’s up to Congress to renew the program.Courtesy of Marina NataliWithout CHIP, dental hygienist Marina Natali says she couldn’t afford health coverage for her sons, 15-year-old Marcus (left) and 12-year-old Ciro. When Ciro broke his arm ice-skating last year, CHIP covered his medical bills.When Marina Natali’s younger son broke his arm ice-skating in 2017, she didn’t have to worry about paying for so much as a doctor’s visit: CHIP footed all the medical bills.If that accident happened later this year, though, Natali, 50, of Aliquippa, Pa., might be scrambling. She can’t afford private coverage for her two children on her dental hygienist pay.“It’s creating a lot of anxiety about not having insurance and the kids getting sick,” she said.Dr. Todd Wolynn, a Pittsburgh pediatrician, said families are reacting with “fear and disbelief” to CHIP’s uncertain future. The group practice hasn’t changed any scheduling for CHIP patients, but he said “families are terrified” about the coverage disappearing.Pennsylvania officials notified CHIP providers in late December — who then informed enrollees — that the state would have to end the program in March unless Congress acts.“These families don’t know if the rug is being pulled out from them at any time,” he said.Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a Madison, Wis., pediatrician and vice president of the state’s chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, worries that many parents will be surprised if their children are suddenly without coverage. They may not know that the state-branded programs they use, such as BadgerCare Plus in Wisconsin, Healthy Kids in Florida and All Kids in Alabama, are all part of CHIP.Ariel Haughton of Pittsburgh said she’s upset her federal lawmakers have left CHIP in flux for her two children and millions of kids around the country. “They seem so cavalier about it,” she said.If Pennsylvania cancels CHIP, she likely won’t bring Javier, 2, for his two-year checkup unless there’s something clearly wrong with him. “We will have to decide between their health and spending the money on something else,” she said.Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. To see more, visit Kaiser Health News.last_img read more

The Flash Season 5 Episode 6 Recap New Villain Debuts to Little

first_imgStay on target Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis  The Flash: Season 5, Episode 5 Recap The Flash: Season 5, Episode 4 Recap The Flash: Season 5, Episode 3Recapcenter_img Sometimes you think you know what you want from The Flash. These past few weeks, the most enjoyable arcs have been watching Ralph and Sherloque play detective and watching Caitlin solve the mystery of her father. But with everything going on with Nora, Iris and Barry, those stories haven’t been given the time they deserve. Well, this week they were given the spotlight and it almost didn’t matter at all. We met a cool (sorry) new villain, and… that’s about it.Cisco uses his hacking skills to track down Caitlin’s father, who’s been hiding out in the North Pole. Why they needed an elite level hacker to figure out where the ice guy was hiding isn’t explained, but sure, why not? To the episode’s credit, it gets to the point pretty quickly. Thomas Snow, and Caitlin as a child, had ALS. Killer Frost was the cure. Thomas says a split personality never manifested in him, so he’s still dying while Caitlin isn’t. Caitlin takes him back to S.T.A.R. Labs, a place he’s recently started spying on so he could keep up with his daughter. No red flags here. Caitlin realizes she can save her father by making a serum out of some of her cells. With the help of a Department of Defense laser cooler which can bring temperatures down to absolute zero.Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow and Kyle Secor as Dr. Thomas Snow (Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW)Cisco is the only one who’s not entirely on board with this plan, which should tell you right away that he’s right. Hacking into a DoD system to break his friends in doesn’t sit right. He uses his limited remaining Vibe powers to follow up on his hunch. He’s not just reacting poorly to an experimental cure. He’s hiding his own dual personality with skin grafts. He’s using his daughter to get access to the serum. This news doesn’t go over well with Caitlin, who doesn’t want to believe the person she’s worked so hard to find isn’t her dad. When nobody listens to him, he storms out, which leads Barry to utter the most dreaded sentence in any episode of The Flash. “Dude, we need to talk.” Well, we made it this far without a trip to the talk-hallway. That’s an accomplishment at least.Fortunately, we’re not here to rehash a lesson we’ve already learned. Except maybe be a little more delicate when delivering the news that your friend’s father is a secret supervillain. In any case, the bluntness worked. Caitlin can’t shake the feeling that her father’s story doesn’t add up. Especially once she realizes what effect the serum will actually have. If administered to someone while in their icy alter ego, it will make that personality permanent, losing the original forever. That’s what Icicle, as he calls himself, is after. He wants to get rid of Caitlin’s father forever, then eventually do the same to her as Killer Frost.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow (Photo Credit: Jeff Weddell/The CW)Ultimately, this episode just kicks the can down the road in all of its stories. It ends up feeling like filler. The bright side is, at least for this Killer Frost plot, it at least gives Killer Frost a deeper, more emotionally charged backstory. Yes, it’s a retcon, but it’s a necessary one considering how much we’re supposed to care about the relationship between Caitlin and her other personality. It gives us a reason to get invested in Caitlin’s journey to get Killer Frost back. That will likely make future episodes that focus on this arc better. For this episode though, there’s not much here. There’s a very brief fight, which doesn’t involve The Flash at all, and then Icicle escapes. The one bright side is that Caitlin seeing her friends in mortal danger triggers a strong enough emotional reaction to bring Killer Frost out. DeVoe didn’t destroy her, he just suppressed her. Killer Frost is still there. It’s always fun to watch Danielle Panabaker play this character, and it’s easily the highlight of the episode here. As Killer Frost defends her friends and blasts her father with ice, it’s the episode’s only real moment where I was actually excited to be watching.If the Killer Frost arc passed the buck to future episodes, the rest of the episode was pure filler. Since the main story only involved Barry, Caitlin and Cisco, the episode had to find something for the rest of the cast to do. And boy do their plots feel like busywork here. At least it’s fun busywork. The rest of Team Flash splits up to try and figure out Cicada’s identity. I’ll just spoil this now: They don’t. First Ralph and Cecile team up to get a list of people treated by FEMA after the satellites fell. Cecile finds her confidence as the badass intimidating D.A. again, and they uncover some insurance fraud. Not the most exciting mystery, but Cecile and Ralph make such a fun pairing, I don’t mind. Their back-and-forth banter gives the episode some much needed comedy. Also, I’m just glad someone finally comments on Ralph’s nose thing. “That’s nasty. Please stop.” Cecile’s the best part of this episode.Tom Cavanagh as Sherloque Wells, Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS and Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen (Photo Credit: Jeff Weddell/The CW)The Nora-Iris story is sweet in its own way. Hearing about how cool her mom is, and seeing her jump off a building to save The Flash, has Nora fully enraptured by Iris. She wants to spend all her time with her mom, and do things the way she did them during that one episode where Iris was a speedster. God, remember that? The best episode of last season? Man, I’d like to see more of that. Anyway, they find the core of the satellite that created all these new metas and meta tech, including Cicada’s dagger. Combining that information with the FEMA list Cecile and Ralph got, they still don’t quite get to Cicada’s identity. But they do find his daughter. Guess we’ll have to wait until next week (at least) to see the next step.This episode definitely had some fun moments, but it just felt like the show was filling time. It had about two scenes that absolutely had to happen, and tried to stretch them out to an entire hour. In the end, what good moments there were marred by the episode dragging its feet before a holiday weekend. Even the Cicada scenes were just more of the same. He kills a meta who’s been carving people up, sustaining a few injuries himself. There’s a sympathetic nurse he’s working with, but he asks her not to treat him. The injuries are making him stronger. That could be interesting in the future, but for now, it’s not telling us anything new. Still, I can’t get too annoyed with this episode. There have certainly been worse hours of filler on The Flash. At least we got to see Killer Frost in this one.The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.Previously on The Flashlast_img read more

IHEP in China has ambitions for Higgs factory

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. China’s ambition is still in the proposal stage. The country’s biggest current collider, said the report, is just 240 meters in circumference. The proposal by China, said Nature, is quietly gathering momentum. Scientists at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing, plan to build a ‘Higgs factory’ by 2028, a 52-kilometer underground ring, said Nature, to smash together electrons and positrons. (According to symmetry, the concept of a Higgs factory can be traced back to as early as the mid-1990s, when scientists were floating ideas for small, relatively simple machines to aid dedicated study of the hypothesized boson.) According to the news report in Nature, “The initial call is for a 52-kilometer underground ring that would smash together electrons and positrons.” China hopes that it would be a stepping stone to a next-generation collider—a super proton–proton collider—in the same tunnel. “China would like to build its electron–positron collider in the meantime, unaided by international funding if needs be, and follow it up as fast as technologically possible with the super proton collider,” said Nature, by 2035. Guido Tonelli, a particle physicist and former head of one of the two major experiments at CERN, said if China is to eventually host a super collider, the project will have to be international, according to Nature.”Nobody would be able to do that alone.” IHEP director Yifang Wang said China would welcome international funding contributions for both projects; with a lot of support, the ring size could be expanded to 80 kilometers. At the same time, though, he said the country would not wait for collaborators before moving ahead. Wang added that construction could begin in as little as five years, according to Nature.The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences manages a number of China’s major scientific facilities. They include the Beijing Electron Positron Collider, the Beijing Spectrometer, and the Beijing SynchrotronRadiation Facility (BSRF), among others. Since “the first successful e+e- collisions at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC) in October 1988,” said the IHEP site, “IHEP has become established as one of the world’s major High Energy Physics (HEP) laboratories.” Why bigger accelerators are better in particle physics © 2014 Phys.org More information: www.nature.com/news/china-plan … per-collider-1.15603english.ihep.cas.cn/ Journal information: Nature Citation: IHEP in China has ambitions for Higgs factory (2014, July 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-07-ihep-china-ambitions-higgs-factory.html Explore further Who will lay claim to having the world’s largest particle smasher?. Could China become the collider capital of the world? Questions tease answers, following a news story in Nature on Tuesday. Proposals for two particle accelerators could accelerate China itself as a scientific leader, upstaging the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Europe’s famous particle-physics laboratory, where the LHC is the world’s largest particle collider.last_img read more

Goodbye Forms Were Done Filling In Your Blanks

first_imgAugust 2, 2016 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Goodbye forms. You had a great run, but all good runs come to an end — and yours is long past due.Like Roger Bannister’s four-minute mile, you were the greatest in your day. But now, like Lance Armstrong’s stronghold on the Tour de France, you’ve run out of steroids. I know you didn’t cheat to get where you are. It’s just that no one challenged you. No one dared to look you in the eye and say, “Your onslaught of crappy user experience on the masses must be stopped.”You were a paper champion, and all paper champions go down when they get into a real fight.It’s simple evolution. You’re the horse and buggy in a world of Teslas. You never evolved. But you get credit for being everywhere. Your utility was never in doubt — the online world needed you badly. You knew that and took advantage. And what did you do with all that power? You got lazy. You got arrogant.Related: The Science of Online Forms and the Brand Experience: An Essential GuideInstead of making people feel more productive, you wasted their time and frustrated billions in the process. Yup, billions with a capital “B”. Cue Dr. Evil.Remember what you said to me when we first met?Name:Email:Phone number:Date of birth:Name? Phone number? Date of birth? Who talks like that? No wonder you got rejected so often and completion rates plummeted. It’s not rocket science.But you were just getting started. When I wasn’t pulling my hair out completing that online job application, you found other ways to harass me. Sometimes filling out a simple survey ended with “noooooooo…!” Is that how you want to be remembered? Is this your legacy?It’s gotten so bad that people turned their back when they saw you. You quickly became that guy. “Oh no, not him again.” Like that time Jared Spool wrote about how customers’ resistance to online forms cost one company over $300 million dollars. Yup, now you’re a liability too.Then smartphones came along, and you really lost it. In the last survey I took — as if the questions weren’t difficult enough — you found a way to make me pinch-wide every few questions. Remember that time in Madrid’s airport? You made me tap on a radio button 11 times until I finally hit the right one just to get WiFi. It’s like you’re not even trying anymore.Related: 4 Tips for Passing Google’s New Mobile-Friendly TestAnd remember that t-shirt I wanted? Remember how you made me click twice on the “submit your order” button that never went through? Then the page refreshed, and I had to fill in those 15 fields — not once, not twice, but three more times!Let me get this straight. I’m expected go out of my way just so I can have the privilege of giving you my personal information? The gall. It’s not just me. Luke Wroblewski wrote a book critiquing you, titled Web Form Design. You wanna know the first thing he said about you? Chapter One, paragraph one, sentence one?”Forms suck.”Not a glowing endorsement. Although Wroblewski gave you lots of excellent advice, you simply ignored most of it. You knew the online world had to go through you, but you didn’t seem to care. You became a necessary evil, like paying taxes. You’re that shot in the arse that vaccinates people from some crippling disease. You’re that crappy WiFi from an even crappier, over-priced internet service provider.But all bad things must come to an end. Your reign of terror is finally over. Think we won’t get along without you? Ha! I’m sure we’ll find something. Related: 3 Ways Retailers Should Accommodate the Mobile-Obsessed CustomerBut today, we celebrate. We celebrate your contribution. It was significant, I’ll give you that. We celebrate your legacy. We put up with you for a very long time, but you did some good early on. We celebrate your persistence and tenacity — and wonder how in this world did you survive this long?. And most of all, we celebrate your slow descent to irrelevance.So to you, Mr. Forms R.A. Bore — good riddance. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min readlast_img read more

Microsofts Project Bali Seeks to Give You Control of Your Data

first_img Managing your personal data is hard. When the information is in the hands of dozens of websites and businesses, it can be difficult to know who knows what, and how it’s being used.But Microsoft may have a solution. The company’s researchers appear to be piloting a new project that’ll let you control the personal data companies have on you through a single platform: a so-called “data bank.””With Project Bali, we propose a new personal data bank which puts users in control of all data collected about them,” the project’s website says. “The bank will enable users to store all data (raw and inferred) generated by them. It will allow the user to visualize, manage, control, share, and monetize the data.”The project was initially spotted by a Twitter user who goes by the handle @never_released. But so far, Microsoft hasn’t officially commented on it.The website for Project Bali simply states the effort is an “incubation project” from Microsoft Research, which has historically come up with technological innovations that were later offered as actual Microsoft products.Project Bali is based on a paper Microsoft computer scientists published in 2014 about the problems of today’s digital privacy landscape. Often times, people have no idea what data websites and businesses have on them, nor do they have a convenient way to find out, the authors wrote at the time.The paper proposed changing this by creating an ecosystem that would allow consumers to see the data a given company had on them. Businesses actually have a good reason to do this, the authors wrote. Customers prefer dealing with companies that handle their personal data with transparency, rather than those that keep it confidential and shrouded in secrecy.”As sharing back personal information gains ground, the need will arise to mine large amounts of customers’ personal data on their (the consumers’) behalf,” the paper added.Enter Project Bali. Currently, the platform is invite-only, but it proposes acting as a bank that will give you full transparency into how your data is used. Of course, there is a catch: you’ll have to give Microsoft researchers’ access to some of your personal information, such as email addresses, so they can help manage it.”We are still in initial stage,” the website for Project Bali reads. “In this stage, we are focused on helping the user aggregate personal data from various websites and have an ability to view the data.”Not everyone may like the idea of Microsoft or another third party mining your personal information. But living in ignorance about your digital footprint isn’t a great solution either.”Today hackers are in a much better position to find your inversely private information about you than you are,” the authors of the paper originally wrote. “Sharing that information with you should improve the situation.”Ideally, the same access will also let you correct, rescind, or delete your personal information from a business or website. But time will tell if Project Bali can actually act as an antidote to today’s privacy woes. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. January 4, 2019 Register Now »last_img read more

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Enterprise Imaging and Mobile Waveform Integration at Montefiore Health System HIMSS 2015

first_img 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. 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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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. 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.  Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiation Oncology | 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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) 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. 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 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiation 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Business | 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Related 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 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. 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 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. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System 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 Videos | Enterprise Imaging | April 22, 2015 Enterprise Imaging and Mobile Waveform Integration at Montefiore Health System – HIMSS 2015 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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.” Find more SCCT news and videos Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. 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 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.” Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | July 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. Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist and architect, application technology services, Montefiore Health System, New York, explains how he integrated enterprise imaging and mobile ECG waveform at Montefiore Health System. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. 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. Find more SCCT news and videoscenter_img 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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.  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. Conference Coverage View all 396 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.  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. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. Recent Videos View all 606 items 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.  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 Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Artificial Intelligence | 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. 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. 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. 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 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 Women’s Health View all 62 items Enterprise Imaging and Mobile Waveform Integration at Montefiore Health System – HIMSS 2015Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:18Loaded: 1.68%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -12:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | 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 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. 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. 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 | 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” 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. Technology Reports View all 9 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” 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. 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. 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.  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 Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicinelast_img read more

FHLBank San Francisco Launches 100 million Quality Jobs Program Program

first_img The Quality Jobs Fund, which was created by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and is led and managed by the New World Foundation, provided its first investment—$5 million to the Central Valley Fund. The Davis-based investment firm provides flexible capital solutions that facilitate the expansion of small- and medium-sized businesses, creating quality jobs and training employees for better positions.A press conference was held at Utility Telecom in Stockton, which has received $8.75 million from the Central Valley Fund to help expand its operations.“Many companies like Utility Telecom can expand and create quality jobs if they have access to capital,” said José Blanco, Managing Partner at the Central Valley Fund. “We thank FHLBank San Francisco for making this extraordinary commitment to workers.”FHLBank San Francisco seeded the Quality Jobs Fund (QJF) with a $100 million charitable contribution to facilitate quality job creation, finance small business expansion, and support job training in its three-state district of Arizona, California, and Nevada, and in other communities nationally. The groundbreaking initiative will improve the wealth-building potential of working families, help generate future homebuyers, and serve as a catalyst for sustainable, long-term community development programs, especially those in underserved communities.Specifically, the QJF is supporting innovative programs that upskill low-income workers in vital industries and that finance the expansion of businesses creating quality jobs. QJF investments will focus on helping to increase wages for working families, thereby increasing the pool of potential homebuyers and helping sustain vibrant communities.Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) noted that FHLBank San Francisco was charted by Congress to help local lenders invest in jobs, housing, and economic growth in their communities. “Through an ongoing partnership with FHLBank San Francisco,” he said, “we can attract more investment and resources to our area, and I look forward to continuing to work together to expand economic development opportunities in our community.”Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs said the Quality Jobs Fund can provide critical access to capital for small businesses. “For too long, our nation has overlooked small businesses, which are the economic engine creating jobs,” he said. “Stockton residents appreciate the investments that are strengthening our community. The FHLBank San Francisco should be applauded for being a good corporate partner to small businesses and their workers.”Moreover, Greg Seibly, President and CEO of FHLBank San Francisco, said that after two years of research it became clear that fresh ideas were needed on how to increase the pool of potential homebuyers and that effort had to fortify the financial security of working families.“The U.S. economy struggles to create quality jobs that offer wages high enough to allow working families to purchase homes in safe, nurturing communities where they can raise their families,” he said. “FHLBank San Francisco began this process two years ago with research on what strategies best fuel successful job creation and small business expansion. It’s exciting to move ahead and start supporting programs and seeing results that will enhance the quality of life for working families.”The Central Valley Fund’s investments in companies like Initiative Foods in Sanger, California, sustain and create quality jobs for their workers.After growing up in the Los Angeles area, Antonia Flores moved to the Central Valley in 2004, where the high school dropout with four daughters began working at Initiative Foods as an inventory clerk earning $10 an hour. Ms. Flores, now 48, got her GED, took accounting classes at a community college, and now earns $26 an hour as an inventory accounting supervisor, overseeing much of the company’s accounting work. She is putting her two oldest daughters through college.“Give people a chance,” Ms. Flores said, “I would love it if more investments helped small companies be successful … when we see support, it gives us that light of hope. Knowing that we’re not alone, and we have help is motivating. It’s hard for small businesses to get help. There are a lot of people who have dreams, not just for themselves, but for their employees. Helping small businesses means helping the communities they are in.”Citing the QJF investment in Central Valley Fund, Lawrence H. Parks, Senior Vice President, Legislative and External Affairs, for FHLBank San Francisco, called it critically important to make investments with companies with track records in expanding quality jobs. “There is so much that is not working,” Mr. Parks said. “The Bank understands that the health of a community depends on creating more quality jobs and increasing homeownership. That scenario gives residents a stake in the well-being of their neighborhood and a path to make their communities strong and sustainable.”Colin Greer, President of the NWF, applauded FHLBank San Francisco, saying the QJF will enhance the quality of life for working families. “The decision by FHLBank San Francisco to imagine, finance, and bring into being this investment in the futures of children and families in our nation’s low-income communities sets an important example for corporate leaders in the banking, finance, and philanthropic sectors,” he said. FHLBank San Francisco Launches $100 million Quality Jobs Program Program January 14, 2018 611 Views Sharecenter_img in Headlines, journal, News Company News FHLBank San Francisco New World Foundation Quality Jobs Fund 2018-01-14 David Whartonlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 4, 2019 3:31 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ex-reality TV cast member gets 1-year term in fraud casecenter_img NEW YORK — A former cast member of the reality TV series “Bad Girls Club” was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the debit card information of a man found dead from a drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment the morning after hiring her as a prostitute in 2017.Shannade Clermont — appearing in federal court Manhattan with her twin sister — received the sentence after tearfully expressing remorse and asking for mercy.“I take responsibility for my shameful actions,” Clermont told U.S. District Judge Naomi Buchwald. “Words can’t explain the sorrow I have in my heart.”Clermont, 25, appeared on the Oxygen network’s reality series “Bad Girls Club” in 2015 along with her sister, amassing a large social media following along the way. The twins have also appeared in music videos and have modeled for Kanye West’s Yeezy brand, appearing in the Yeezy Season 6 campaign.The defendant wasn’t charged in the death of a victim identified by police as James Alesi, and Buchwald said she didn’t care that she engaged in prostitution. But the judge criticized her for not seeking help when the victim passed out while she was with him — the result of what his family says was an accidental fatal overdose from cocaine laced with fentanyl.“When faced with a real test of character, you chose to steal his debit card information,” the judge said.Prosecutors alleged that after Clermont left, she sought to use the dead man’s credit to pay rent, phone bills and for an expensive wardrobe. The victim’s family eventually discovered the fraud while sorting out his estate.“On Jan. 31, 2017, my brother died and she went shopping,” the victim’s sister said at the sentencing, declining to give her name.Defence attorney Jeffrey Lichtman insisted his client didn’t bear any responsibility for the man’s death, claiming she “had no idea he was in any kind of distress.”The judge responded: “I’m not sure I totally agree with you because I don’t know what happened in the 3 1/2 hours she was in the apartment. . Had she decided before she left to call 911, we don’t know what would have happened.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

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