IGNOU starts certificate programme in Yoga

first_imgNew Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has launched a Certificate Programme in Yoga (CPY). The course will begin from July 2019 session.Moreover, with this particular program, the learner shall understand the basic principles and practice of yoga, the course also elaborate the history and the contribution of various of Yogis in the field of Yoga. Sharing the details about the program, Professor SB Arora said, “After completing the program, the learner will be able to understand the basic principles and practice of Yoga. He also said that the “IGNOU Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkYoga programme also aims to make the candidate aware about the history and the contribution of various Yogis in the field of Yoga and attain both physical and mental health through Yoga”. “Yoga is essentially a practice based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind, body and spirit. It is a very powerful means to achieve physical, mental and emotional well being,” said a statement from the Open University. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe statement further said, “Yoga paves the way to discover the self, the external world and nature. It is an art and science for healthy living. Yoga has several benefits including education, health and stress management.” The program will have a total of 3 courses with 16 creatits with a duration of minimum of 6-12 months and will be taught in English only, interested candidates will be required to pay Rs 10,000 for the full program. Any candidate who has passed the class 12th exam is eligible for the program. The program will be offered in Delhi, Dehradun, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune Regional Centers of the varsity.last_img read more

Hundreds seeking mental health support in Pikangikum First Nation Philpott

first_imgOTTAWA – New mental health workers arrived in Pikangikum First Nation on Tuesday to help hundreds of people seeking support in the northern Ontario community, Health Minister Jane Philpott says.Additional nurses are also being sent to the reserve that has long struggled with a high prevalence of suicide including — most recently, the deaths of two girls.Health Canada is working with other departments and provincial ministries to co-ordinate an immediate response following the recent deaths, Philpott added, noting she had a conference call Tuesday with members of the community, including the chief, who are “exhausted and shaken” as they try to address the situation and plan funerals.“There have been literally hundreds of people in this one community alone that have come forward asking for counselling,” Philpott said in an interview. “We are needing … to supply … safe spaces for people to receive counselling, looking at accommodations for health workers who are going into the community.”Many frontline workers and community members in other reserves are also experiencing a high-degree of burnout due to the suicide crisis, said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, who leads an umbrella organization representing 49 First Nation communities in northern Ontario.Communities including Wapekeka First Nation have also struggled to tackle the issue of youth suicide in recent months.“That’s something that is unfortunately not unique to Pikangikum,” Fiddler said. “That’s a reality for many of our communities and we can’t sustain the current ways of trying to address this.”Fiddler said he plans to address the push for long-term solutions at a meeting in Ottawa next Monday with Philpott and Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins, noting communities must find a way to move beyond living crisis to crisis.Each suicide is different, he said, and individuals factors need to be examined by police to expose root causes.Fiddler and others have linked the prevalence of prevalent sexual abuse in northern Ontario communities and the deaths of young people in those communities, particularly young women.Indeed, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Tuesday that sexual and physical abuse, incest, poverty, overcrowding in homes and low levels of education all contribute to a loss of hope in some First Nation communities.“Within that mix … how do young people see that there’s a way through that?” Bellegarde said in an interview, noting bureaucratic red tape often stands in the way of delivering mental health services.“The message that I try to get to all of our young people is ‘Hey, you are valued, you are important, you are special, you have a purpose’.”Philpott said Tuesday she was struck by a recent discussion that she heard during a visit to Wunnumin Lake First Nation, also located in northern Ontario, where the chief and community members openly discussed widespread sexual abuse at a community meeting.“The chief himself brought up the topic and others spoke to it including nurses and health workers who were in the room,” Philpott said.“My sense would be from my understanding of the issue is when it is … brought out in the open and discussed more openly, it gives courage to people who have been abused to come forward and seek counselling.”—Follow @kkirkup on Twitterlast_img read more

Jamia VC calls on Chancellor

first_imgNew Delhi: Manipur Governor and Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Dr Najma Heptulla has advised vice-chancellor Prof Najma Akhtar to take new initiatives to bring high quality academic and administrative changes in the university during their meeting here on Sunday.This was the first face-to-face meeting Prof Akhtar had with the Chancellor after taking over as VC of the university last month. It is for the first time in the history of the nearly 100-year-old university that both the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor is women. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghDuring the meeting, they discussed various issues relating to the university. The VC briefed the Chancellor about the steps she has taken in the first month of her taking over as the VC of JMI. As per the official release, Dr Heptulla appreciated the efforts being put in by the VC for further improving the academic activities and promised all possible help to make the university an institution of international standard. Dr Heptulla also gave suggestions to improve the performance of some of the well-known centres of the university like AJK MCRC. The Manipur Governor also suggested engaging eminent alumni of MCRC who have excelled in the field of media in the advisory committee of the centre. Dr. Heptulla, a well-known politician and academician, is the grand-niece of the renowned scholar, freedom fighter and the first education minister of Independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.last_img read more

Rallies in Barcelona Protest Against Catalan Independence

Rabat – Anti-independence protesters gathered in the thousands on Sunday in central Barcelona to call for Spanish unity, after the Catalan parliament voted for independence from the country on Friday.The demonstration came as tensions escalated between Catalonia and Spain following the Catalan parliament’s move.Three-hundred-thousand people carrying Spanish flags and white banners combining the Spanish, European Union, and Catalonia’s flags rallied in Barcelona to condemn the region’s independence on Sunday. The protest was held peacefully, and police strictly monitored the demonstration through helicopters.During the demonstration, which began at 12 p.m. local time, some protesters waved their flags and chanted for the imprisonment of the region’s dismissed president, Carles Puigdemont. Other protesters have chosen “Viva Espana,” as their slogan in support of the country’s unity.Puigdemont was sacked as well as more than 100 other officials after Spain’s senate gave unprecedented power to its Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who stripped Catalonia from its autonomy on Saturday as Spain described the region’s independence illegal. Puigdemont, however, still calls himself the Catalan president.The sacked president is still calling for his supporters to resist and continue “democratic opposition” against Madrid’s move, reported British news outlet, BBC.After Spain sacked Catalonia’s head, Puigdemont made a public statement on Saturday calling his supporters to resist against Madrid’s decision.“Let’s move forward with the only winning attitude without violence, insults, in a very inclusive way, respecting opinions and symbols and protests by other people who are against what the parliamentary majority decided,” said Puigdemont.“I ask you to have patience, perseverance and perspective,” he stated. read more

UKs May under fire after lawmakers reject Brexit offer

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint, after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from her own party and the opposition.May plans to ask Parliament to vote next month on a bill implementing Britain’s departure from the European Union.In a last-ditch bid to secure support, May made concessions including a promise to give Parliament a vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain’s EU membership.But opposition lawmakers dismissed the offer as too little too late, and pro-Brexit members of May’s governing Conservative Party accused her of capitulating.May will likely face criticism from all sides, and calls to resign, when she defends her deal in the House of Commons on Wednesday.The Associated Press read more

Ravens rookie Lamar Jackson faces biggest test vs Chiefs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Since taking over as the starting quarterback, rookie Lamar Jackson has revitalized the Baltimore Ravens running attack and kept opposing offences off the field by dominating time of possession.He will need do that again this week to help slow down the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs, who lead the NFL with 37 points per game.“It will be very helpful if we could do that,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “They score in a variety of ways very quickly so time of possession would be very helpful for us.”Jackson has emerged as a playmaker in place of Joe Flacco, who has been sidelined with a hip injury since Nov. 4. Flacco was not expected to be a full participant in practice on Wednesday, but Harbaugh said Flacco’s activity will be “ramped up” later this week.Until then Jackson is poised to make his fourth consecutive start. He has led Baltimore to three consecutive victories, but faces his biggest challenge this week in a raucous Arrowhead Stadium.“I just feel like those guys are going to have read my lips sometimes,” Jackson said about adjusting to the crowd noise. “I heard Kansas City can be very loud. I’m going to have to do my job and speak up.”Chiefs coach Andy Reid has been impressed by the young quarterback. Jackson will look to make plays against a Kansas City defence that is allowing 122 yards rushing per game.“He can run like a running back. He’s as fast as a receiver and he can throw like a son of a gun. That’s a good combination to have,” Reid said.The Ravens have run for more than 200 yards in each of the last three games and hold the sixth and final post-season spot in the AFC. Baltimore (7-5) also is within a half-game of the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North.This upcoming game features the Ravens’ top-ranked defence against the Chief’s No. 1 offence. The players, however, are just focused on winning and not any statistics.“We’re a confident group and we feel that we can match up with anyone,” Ravens safety Eric Weddle said. “With our scheme and the players we have, we should be able to go out and play great defence. Obviously, this offence is the best in the league. It’s going to be a challenge for us, but we’re up for it. We’re excited to go into a playoff-style game.”In Week 13, Baltimore held the ball for 39:39, compared to just 20:21 for Atlanta. The Falcons ran just 13 plays in the second half.That dominance helped the Ravens defence stay fresh and make big plays, especially in the fourth quarter. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw for the fewest passing yards (131) in a game he played from beginning to end over his 11-year career.The Ravens left Atlanta with a 26-16 victory.Baltimore faces a tougher test this week against Kansas City (10-2) and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown for 3,923 yards with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mahomes has several key weapons at his disposal, including receiver Tyreek Hill (1,119 yards, 11 touchdowns) and tight end Travis Kelce (1,082 yards and nine TDs).Harbaugh and his players are looking forward to the opportunity to play against the best team in the AFC.“Kansas City is very loud. It’s a great environment,” Harbaugh said. “It’s one of those environments you love going into in this league. It’s what you do this job for. Yes, it’s an awesome place to play. It’ll be loud, they’ll be into it (if) their team is winning. This’ll be a big game. We’re looking forward to that. That’s something that you really kind of relish.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLTodd Karpovich, The Associated Press read more

Pc who said Adolf Hitler had never done him any harm because

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A police officer who said Adolf Hitler had ‘never done him any harm’ because he had “never met him personally” has been dismissed from a forcePc David Alston was involved in a WhatsApp group with friends who served in the Army Reserves that exchanged racist, sexist and homophobic “banter”, a misconduct tribunal was told. In the messages, the disgraced Essex Police response officer referred to a “pikey killings trial” and said Asians “reproduce like 3/1 compared to us”.The former Royal Signals soldier even described a waitress working in a London bar as a “hot black chick”, “umbongo” and “coco angel” when out with friends.In one exchange, a friend wrote: “Dave’s your stereotypical copper. He doesn’t like blacks.”And when discussing Adolf Hitler, Alston wrote: “He has never done any of us any harm.”The group of 10 friends also shared extreme pornography, and Alston failed to challenge homophobic slurs and joked about gay sexA misconduct panel held in Chelmsford Civic Centre heard the messages were uncovered after a member of the group was arrested for domestic violence and common assault.Police seized the phone and downloaded Alston’s messages after the suspect was arrested.Alston left the WhatsApp group in September 2017 after resigning from the armed forces – but was hauled in front of investigators for the messages sent between March and June of that year. Father-of-one Alston said he accepted his comments were racist and discriminatory and admitted gross misconduct. He also apologised for using “a very poor choice of words”.Under cross examination about his Adolf Hitler remark, Alston said: “I have never met him personally, he died in 1945, I have never met him.”I don’t come from a Jewish family, I did have a great grandad who fought in the war, but he never did me any harm.”Mitigation heard that he had never used the language with his police colleagues or shown any prejudice whilst serving the public.Alston joined the force in 2013 after working as a PCSO and served in the Army Reserve for more than 10 years.Detective Superintendent Dean Chapple, head of the Essex Police’s professional standards department, said: “PC Alston was a highly respected and capable officer however his conduct, whilst off duty and in the presence of selected friends who were not associated with policing, fell way below the standards we expect of our officers and in no way represents our values. “All police officers are responsible for their own actions and we cannot just turn off those standards and values in policing when it suits a given environment or group.” read more

Austin Stack says wording on Martin McGuinnesss headstone is insulting

first_img 60,822 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email3 Apr 18th 2017, 5:41 PM Austin Stack says wording on Martin McGuinness’s headstone is insulting Stack called on Mary Lou McDonald to say if she recognises Oglaigh na hÉireann as being the legitimate army of the state. Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 5:41 PM Image: Niall Carson Sinn Fein are telling us they’ve moved away from this sort of activity and they’ve moved into a realm of democracy but yet we have a Deputy Leader of a political organisation and she goes up and unveils a headstone which clearly has Oglaigh na hÉireann on it.“There is only one army and I would call on Mary Lou McDonald to say if she recognises Oglaigh na hÉireann as being the legitimate army of the state here?“They obviously knew beforehand what the wording was going to be. It’s very insulting.” ’McGuinness never reconciled with his victims’Prison Officer Brian Stack was shot by members of the Provisional IRA as he left a boxing match in Dublin in 1983. No one was ever convicted of his murder.Austin said, “My brother Oliver went to meet with IRA in 2013, they admitted they killed my father but crucially they tried to coax that by saying it wasn’t sanctioned by the army council but we actually know it was and I have fairly concrete information in relation to that.“Martin McGuinness was on the army council of the IRA when my father was shot, he never tried to reach out to myself or with David Kelly or other victims.During the 2011 Presidential election, his mantra when he was approached and when the topic came up was that the victims needed to move on but I’m living with this everyday, these are the consequences.Duffy made the point that the Irish flag was flown at half mast over Government buildings and the funeral of McGuinness was attended by the Taoiseach and many ministers.Stack said, “I was one of the people who criticised the media for the way that they fell into the trap and the way that funeral was choreographed … and it was very unseemly, while I would give Martin McGuinness praise for the way he reconciled with political unionism, Martin McGuinness never reconciled with his victims.“He was Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland, he never once tried to reconcile with the Enniskillen families, with the Claudy families, with the families down here in the South.“For people, and the media in particular, to fawn over Martin McGuinness and to practically canonise the man … they only looked at the past couple of years of his life and they didn’t reach and look at the whole legacy and he had a chance to do good and he didn’t.”The comments section on this article is no longer open due to the high number of comments being flagged. Read: ‘My father was a loving, caring and wise man’ – Stack family meets the Taoiseach>center_img https://jrnl.ie/3345470 Short URL AUSTIN STACK, WHOSE father was killed by the IRA, said the wording on the headstone of Martin McGuinness is mind boggling and insulting.The headstone, which was was unveiled at the republican plot at Derry City Cemetery on Easter Sunday, reads:“In Proud and Loving Memory of Óglach Martin McGuinness, Óglaigh na hÉireann, MP, MLA, Minister, Died March 21st, 2017.”“Óglaigh na hÉireann” is the official name for the Irish Army but the IRA used it as its name for years, it translates to ‘soldier of Ireland’.Speaking to Joe Duffy on RTÉ Radio 1, Stack said, “When Sinn Féin and the Republican movement erect a headstone like that, that is again retraumatising, it’s again rubbing our noses in it.“It’s absolutely mind boggling, particularly that Mary Lou McDonald would be the one to unveil this. Image: Niall Carson 73 Comments By Cliodhna Russelllast_img read more

Une anomalie dans le cortex auditif serait à lorigine de la dyslexie

first_imgUne anomalie dans le cortex auditif serait à l’origine de la dyslexieAu cours d’une récente étude, des chercheurs du CNRS et de l’Inserm ont établi qu’une anomalie présente dans le cortex auditif serait à l’origine des symptômes de la dyslexie, ce trouble qui handicape dès l’enfance.La dyslexie est un trouble de l’apprentissage de la lecture lié à une difficulté à identifier les lettres, les syllabes et les mots. Mais tandis que celui-ci se manifeste en absence de tout déficit visuel, auditif ou intellectuel et malgré une scolarisation normale, son origine restait assez mystérieuse… du moins jusqu’ici. En effet, des chercheurs du CNRS et de l’Inserm ont découvert que le trouble serait en fait lié à un défaut dans le cortex auditif.  À lire aussiCerveau, Alzheimer et nucléaire, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 août”Les bébés qui sont capables de distinguer des allophones, des unités légèrement en dessous des phonèmes, perdent cette capacité au fur et à mesure qu’ils sont exposés à un langage maternel”, explique Anne-Lise Giraud, une neurobiologiste. “C’est justement les dyslexiques qui auraient comme une persistance d’un mode de découpage en dessous du phonème”, précise-t-elle. C’est pour ces raisons que l’équipe de médecins ont étudié l’activité cérébrale de 44 personnes adultes dont 23 d’entre eux étaient dyslexiques. L’objectif de l’étude était ainsi d’observer et d’analyser leur réponse à un bruit modulé en amplitude dont le rythme “variait de 10 à 80 hertz”. Au final, les résultats ont alors mis en évidence l’existence d’une seule et unique anomalie située dans le cortex auditif et qui serait responsable des trois symptômes de la dyslexie. Le problème des personnes dyslexiques est qu’elles “découpent tellement finement les sons qu’elles ne peuvent pas les associer aux graphèmes”, explique Anne-Lise Giraud. Ainsi, trois difficultés apparaissent : la difficulté à manipuler mentalement les sons, la mémorisation d’une liste de mots à court terme et le ralentissement de la capacité à nommer des séries d’images. “Si les dyslexiques découpent de façon plus fine, ils font davantage de petits paquets et ça encombre leur mémoire à court terme”, explique la neurobiologiste cité par France Soir. Toutefois, si cette découverte permet de comprendre un peu mieux le trouble, la question d’un meilleur traitement reste en suspens.Le 28 décembre 2011 à 17:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Thief enters Miami food market through roof

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Surveillance video captured a thief entering a South Florida food market through its roof.The burglary happened back in October at the Bravo Food Market near Northwest Second Avenue and 67th Street in Miami.Once inside the store, the thief stole cigarettes, cigars and cash before exiting the same way he came: through the store’s roof.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man arrested over deadly stabbing on train in Japan

first_imgThe suspect of a stabbing attack on a bullet train, identified as Ichiro Kojima, leaves the Odawara police station after being arrested in Odawara, Kanagawa prefecture early on 10 June 2018. Photo: AFPA man was arrested in central Japan after stabbing one person to death and injuring two others aboard a bullet train on Saturday night, a rare violent assault in the Asian nation.The suspect, identified as Ichiro Kojima, attacked the victims around 10:00 pm (1300 GMT) aboard the shinkansen train which was travelling from Tokyo to a station in Osaka, police and news reports said.Police officers stormed into the rail carriage and took the man into custody after the train, carrying some 880 passengers, made an emergency stop at Odawara station.Police arrested the 22-year-old unemployed suspect on suspicion of attempted murder, a local police spokesman told AFP.”A male passenger was sent to hospital and his death was confirmed later,” the spokesman said.Passengers are seen inside a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train after it made an emergency stop on its way from Tokyo to the western city of Osaka, after a man holding an edged tool attacked passengers, at Odawara station in Odawara, west of Tokyo, Japan. 9 June. Photo: ReutersNews reports said two women who appeared to be in their twenties were wounded but their injuries were not life-threatening.The suspect told investigators that he felt “frustrated and wanted to kill someone”, public broadcaster NHK said, adding that he used at least two knives.Witnesses said passengers fled in panic, some of them in tears.”All of a sudden, a lot of passengers were dashing from behind. People panicked”, a 44-year-old male passenger told the Mainichi Shimbun.”Everyone appeared to be feeling the strain and some of them cried,” he said.A female passenger told NHK: “Everyone fled and fell like one domino falling after another. I was scared to death.”Japan has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world and mass attacks are extremely rare.In 2015, a man set himself ablaze on board a moving bullet train, killing himself and a woman in an unprecedented incident.last_img read more

Plantain grass alternative to antibiotics for animals

first_imgPlantain grass, alternative to antibiotics for animalsResearcher Mohammad Al Mamun of the Bangladesh Agriculture University (BAU), after four years of research, has discovered that a herb, plantain grass, can be used to increase growth in livestock and poultry.Broiler chickens has become a popular alternative to free-run local chickens as the local poultry is higher in price and lower in production. The broiler chickens reared in the poultry farms meet the country’s growing demand for animal protein.However, poultry farmers use harmful antibiotics or growth promoters to produce more flesh in less time. Many people avoid eating broiler chicken fearing heavy metals and harmful substances entering the human body through consumption of the chicken flesh.Al Mamun, professor of the animal husbandry department, revealed the findings through a panel test at the university’s Shahjalal Husbandry Laboratory. He claimed that the process involving plantain would not just increase poultry production, but would also increase the nutritional value of the meat.“Antibiotics and hormones can increase growth but severely hinder immunity in the animal’s body. The meat, milk or eggs produced through in this process may cause chronic illnesses such as cardiac disease, diabetes and autism in the human body,” Al Mamun told Prothom Alo.“Such hormones are banned in developed countries, but are being used indiscriminately in Bangladesh,” he added.Mohammad Al Mamun started researching on plantain grass as the alternative to harmful antibiotics in Japan in 2004.The BAU professor has been successful in using plantain grass for livestock (cattle and sheep) as an alternative to harmful growth hormones.The use of plantain grass in the rearing of broiler chicken enhanced the production and the quality of meat. This meat is rich in Omega-3, a beneficial antioxidant for the human body.Omega-3 is a fatty acid, which reduces harmful fat in the human body, reduces tendency of heartburn, stroke, cancer, cataract, memory loss and aging.Plantain (plantago lanceolata L) is a perennial herbivorous plant. Al Mamun was able to adapt and cultivate this plant after three years of research that he started in 2011 in Bangladesh.He introduced plantain grass cultivation as a crop and as poultry feed at a field level in his home district of Manikganj in 2017.At least 12 tonnes of plantain grass can be cultivated on 1 acre of land. This can feed 420,000 broiler chickens.About production costs, Al-Mamun said that broiler chickens can be fed fresh and dry plantain leaves as well as in powdered form. The cost of hormones for a 28-day chicken is about 5 taka whereas plantain grass for the same costs 2.21 taka.The study also found that lower death rates in plantain-fed poultry.The flesh of chickens fed with plantain grass is low in harmful fat content and the taste and colour are natural. The bones of these chickens are harder too, the study says.The process as a substitute for antibiotics for the growth of animals and chickens is named as Bau-Plantive.Researchers claim, the safe and nutritious meat produced by this process will increase the demand of broiler chicken as animal protein.last_img read more

Should You Always Strive to Work at the Most Prestigious Places Well

first_imgIf you want to build a successful career, you have a dilemma on where to start. Should you pick the most prestigious organization, where you’ll be a small fish in a big pond? Or should you take the most influential position, where you’ll be a big fish in a small pond? Although people are often drawn to the workplaces with the highest status, it’s not always best to be in the biggest pond. In a 2017 study of professional soccer teams, researchers examined what happened to players on teams that were just above and below the cutoff to get relegated to a lower division. Kat Cole has an answer, and it’s not what you’d expect. At just 32, Ms. Cole became the president of a billion-dollar brand: Cinnabon. Her meteoric rise didn’t begin from a blue-chip company or a high-impact role. Her pivotal decision was to start her career as a waitress … at Hooters.center_img Being dropped to a lower division sent teams down to a smaller pond with weaker competition. Yet over their careers, younger players whose teams were downgraded landed in stronger leagues and earned higher wages. Why? They got more playing time because the stakes were lower and they faced less competition for key positions — and they grew more as a result. Read the whole story: The New York Timeslast_img read more

Esteya Electronic Brachytherapy for Treating Skin Cancer

first_imgSponsored Content | Videos | Brachytherapy Systems | October 09, 2013 Esteya Electronic Brachytherapy for Treating Skin Cancer 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. 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 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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.” 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 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.  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) Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | April 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. 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 Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” AAPM | July 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. Women’s Health View all 62 items 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. Esteya electronic brachytherapy by Nucletron, an Elekta company, is a new, high-precision treatment solution for treating skin cancer. Esteya mimics high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy by bringing a miniaturized X-ray source very close to the cancerous site, enabling the local application of radiation for effective treatment. By virtue of this direct delivery, Esteya can concentrate more therapeutic radiation to the disease target and minimize radiation to the surrounding tissues and organs. Notably, Esteya requires only minimal room shielding and features a compact design and exceptional mobility, allowing the treatment to occur virtually anywhere patients are seen. Esteya represents a desirable alternative to surgery, the therapy that patients most commonly select to treat their skin cancer. Esteya features: Patient-friendly design, with a high dose rate that enables treatment delivery in less than three minutes; user-centric operation, offering a highly efficient workflow and easy patient set-up; and attractive economic profile 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 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 Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. 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.” 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. 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 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. Information Technology View all 220 items 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Oncology | 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. 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. 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.  Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” 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.” Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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 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.center_img 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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.  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” 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. 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 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. 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. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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.  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. 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 Recent Videos View all 606 items Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine 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 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. Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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 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.  Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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 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.  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. 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. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | July 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. 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. 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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Artificial Intelligence | 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. 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. 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: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Radiology 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.  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. 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. 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first_img in Origination May 22, 2013 397 Views Share Mortgage Applications Decline as Refis Nosedivecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance Service Providers 2013-05-22 Tory Barringer Mortgage applications continued on a downward slope last week, with refinance volume falling to its lowest level in months, according to the “”Mortgage Bankers Association’s””:http://mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) Weekly Applications Survey.[IMAGE]The survey’s Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, dropped 9.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending May 17, MBA reported. Unadjusted, the index fell a full 10 percent compared to the previous week.[COLUMN_BREAK]The Refinance Index decreased 12 percent week-over-week–the fastest weekly drop this year, according to MBA. The refinance share of mortgage activity dropped 2 percentage points to 74 percent.””Mortgage rates increased to their highest level since March last week, leading to the largest single week drop in refinance applications this year,”” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s VP of research and economics. “”The refinance index has fallen almost 19 percent over the past two weeks and is back to its lowest level since late March. Purchase activity declined over the week but is still running about 10 percent above last year’s pace at this time.””At the same time, the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index saw a decline of 3 percent week-over-week. The unadjusted index fell 4 percent but still came up 10 percent higher than the same week in 2012.The average contract interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a conforming loan balance was 3.78 percent last week, according to MBA–an increase of 11 basis points from the previous survey.last_img read more

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. — Injuries often create opportunities in the NFL, but few players experience as dramatic a shift in potential outcomes as interior lineman Evan Boehm has this preseason. When training camp began, there were more than a few analysts who wondered if the 2016 fourth-round pick would even make the 53-man roster, Boehm included.With center A.Q. Shipley injured and lost for the season, Boehm is instead poised to become a critical part of the rotation. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “The biggest thing Evan brings is just the flexibility of being able to play center and guard,” coach Steve Wilks said Monday after practice. “When you start trying to shape your 53[-man roster], those are some of the combinations you look for, guys that can give you position flex. That’s very intriguing.”Once considered the possible center of the future, the 2016 fourth-round pick didn’t show much in his first two NFL seasons. He was shifted first to right guard where he struggled, and then to left guard, where he began 2018 camp on the second team alongside rookie center Mason Cole.When Shipley suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the Red & White Practice and Daniel Munyer struggled at center in the team’s first preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Boehm was called upon to reprise his college position, the one at which he feels most comfortable and the one he still hopes to play.Related LinksUntrustworthy preseason at least presents hope for CardinalsFormer Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson signs with RedskinsCB Benwikere hoping to make most of opportunity with CardinalsCardinals’ regular-season routine in effect, Robert Nkemdiche day-to-dayUnlike Munyer’s snaps, Boehm’s against the New Orleans Saints on Friday were crisp and on point. The protection of the entire second unit improved dramatically over the first game, and coach Steve Wilks came away impressed.“He improved as well as the whole offensive line,” Wilks said as he looked forward to Sunday’s game in Dallas against the Cowboys. “It’s going to be a good test again this week, going against a pretty good defensive front so we’ll see how exactly we perform but I was pleased with his performance.” Arizona Cardinals center Evan Boehm warms up during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Boehm said the performance against the Saints was the culmination of the progress he feels he has made throughout camp.“I always knew I could play here,” he said. “I know I have another level where I can play but it’s the confidence within yourself that you have to find and go out and play with and that lacked a little bit.“I was thinking too much. I wasn’t playing the way I normally play. Now I’m playing with confidence. I’m not thinking. I’m taking knowing steps instead of thinking steps.”It’s rare to have a rookie serve in a mentor role, but Boehm admits playing alongside Cole for the first half of camp helped. Cole said it was a two-way street.“We both played center so if I came up and didn’t know something, he was there to help me and if I didn’t know something he was there to help me,” Cole said. “It was a really good connection there. I didn’t really expect [to mentor Boehm] but playing center, you fall into that position no matter who you are because you’ve got to know so much about the offense.”Boehm said it also helped to play guard because it gave him a different perspective.“At guard, you can see the line a lot more; you can see the picture a lot more,” he said. “The more confident I got, the better I started playing throughout camp and the worry went away quick after getting those reps.” Boehm knows there is work to do with two preseason games remaining before final cuts. He isn’t taking a roster spot for granted, but he said he felt “comfortable” against the Saints and he insists he is in a much better mental state than he was a year ago, thanks to coaching, Cole, “family, praying and just sayin’, ‘screw it. Let’s go play. Let’s go have fun.’“It’s a job, but at the same time it’s a fun job,” Boehm said. “I just want to be on the team. Put me somewhere. Let me play. I’ve got a shot and I have to make the most of it. I’ve got to keep on proving the coaches right and show them what I am capable of doing.” 6 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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