Farmers enjoying low fuel prices but waiting for other shoe to drop

Farmers enjoying low fuel prices but waiting for other shoe to drop CALGARY – Decades of boom-and-bust commodity prices, worker shortages and being at the mercy of the weather has virtually removed the word optimism from the vocabulary of many Canadian farmers.So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many are looking at the current run of low fuel costs with a certain degree of suspicion.“At the moment things are good right now,” said Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, who also farms 600 hectares near Enchant in southern Alberta.“If it lasts into spring is going to be another question. In the long run, though, you’ve got to think about all the infrastructure that relies on that fuel price and if some of that stuff is delayed or not done that could hurt us in the future too.”The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.One of the biggest costs on the farm is fuel for farm equipment.Diesel fuel has dropped significantly to less than $1 a litre on the Prairies.“It’s significant on a larger farm if you can lower your fuel costs by a third,” said Gary Stanford, who farms 2,000 hectares southwest of Lethbridge.But there is doubt.“If the oil price stays down too low, and the federal government can’t afford to keep their budgets going, and they start looking for revenue, I’m hoping they’re not going to try and put this on the back of farmers and raise our taxes,” Stanford said.“The oil seems like it’s a real benefit when it’s low but there could be some harm in the long term.”Joel Jackson is an analyst with BMO Capital Markets who focuses on fertilizer companies. He said fuel prices aren’t what will make or break a farmer’s bottom line. Fertilizer and seeds are among the biggest expenses.“There’s some tailwind from lower energy prices, but it’s easily offset by weather and yield volatility.”In addition, the price of some crops, such as corn, have historically risen and fallen in tandem with oil prices, Jackson said.Stanford would like to see lower fuel costs reduce the cost of transporting grain to market by rail and truck.Jacobson said the savings could be substantial if low prices continue. He spent between $50,000 and $60,000 on fuel last year.“With fuel prices down where they are, for our farm it will probably result in a 20 or 25 per cent reduction in the price of what we paid for gas and fuel last year. It’s a major saving,” he said.“We could save potentially $10,000 this year.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Workers load brussels sprouts on a tractor in a field in Chilliwack, B.C. Monday, Nov.11, 2013. Decades of boom-and-bust commodity prices, worker shortages and being at the mercy of the weather has virtually removed the word optimism from the vocabulary of many Canadian farmers.So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many are looking at the current run of low fuel costs with a certain degree of suspicion.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward by Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 1, 2015 8:00 am MDT read more

Somalia Welcoming new Federal Parliament Ban urges completion of electoral process

“The successful inauguration of the Parliament marks further progress in ensuring political stability and security in Somalia,” said a statement issued overnight by Mr. Ban’s spokesman.The tenth Parliament of Somalia was inaugurated in a ceremony yesterday that saw 283 parliamentarians take an oath of allegiance.In the statement, the Secretary-General urged the new Parliament to now maintain the momentum by moving swiftly to complete the electoral process, with the election of the Speakers of both houses and the Federal President.“The Parliament should tackle urgent legislative priorities, including establishing a permanent Constitution of Somalia, in the larger interest of the people of Somalia,” the statement added.Further, the Secretary-General called on the authorities to fill all remaining vacant seats in the Parliament expeditiously, while fulfilling their obligation to ensure that the seats reserved for women are filled by women. He also emphasized that any irregularity, abuse, or malpractice reported by the federal and state electoral bodies should be fully addressed to preserve the credibility of the process.The Secretary-General commended the hard work of the Somali security forces and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in providing a secure environment for the 2016 electoral process in Mogadishu and in the regional capitals, the statement added. According to the UN Department of Political Affairs, the United Nations has been engaged with Somalia since 1991 to support its Government and people to advance the cause of peace and reconciliation, following two decades of lawlessness and conflict.The Security Council established the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on 3 June 2013 to provide policy advice to the Federal Government and AMISOM in the areas of governance, security sector reform and rule of law, and development of a federal system, including preparations for elections in 2016. read more

Report Former Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence to transfer to Eastern

Former Ohio State defensive lineman Noah Spence is transferring to Eastern Kentucky, according to multiple reports.Spence, who last played for OSU in the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game, was initially suspended for three games for failing a drug test. He sat out the 2014 Orange Bowl and the Buckeyes’ first two games of the 2014-15 season.Less than 24 hours before Spence was set to return to action against Kent State on Sept. 13, it was announced that he had failed a second drug test. That failed test ultimately led to a ban from Big Ten play just days before the Buckeyes’ annual tilt with Michigan.Spence appealed his eligibility, but was denied.In his two seasons as a Buckeye, Spence totaled nine sacks and 64 total tackles, and would have been eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft after this past season.Spence is eligible to play immediately at Eastern Kentucky per NCAA rules.Requests for comment from Spence and Eastern Kentucky were not immediately answered.The Colonels are set to kick off their 2015 season on Sept. 3 against Valparaiso in Richmond, Ky. read more

Virat Kohli achieves double honour as Wisden 2019 is published

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHope named one of Wisden’s top five cricketers of the yearApril 12, 2018In “latest news”ICC awards: Virat Kohli wins big three after fantastic 2018January 22, 2019In “Sports”Kohli, Smith win big at ICC awardsJanuary 18, 2018In “latest news” Virat KohliVirat Kohli’s reputation as the outstanding cricketer of his generation has been further enhanced by a brace of accolades in the 2019 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, which is published today (Wednesday).Kohli, who will lead India’s World Cup campaign in England later this year, has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World for an unprecedented third year in a row.He has also achieved one of the few accolades to have eluded him in his career so far, by being named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year, the oldest individual award in the sport.Jos Buttler and Sam Curran were also named among the five cricketers, following their key roles in England’s summer campaigns, alongside Rory Burns, Surrey’s championship-winning captain, and Tammy Beaumont, the outstanding player in another successful year for England’s women.Kohli’s fellow Indian, Smriti Mandhana, is the Leading Cricketer in the women’s game, after racking up 1291 runs across limited-overs formats, including 13 half-centuries, while Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan legspinner, is the Leading Twenty20 Cricketer for the second year in a row.Kohli, however, was the sport’s dominant figure in 2018, making 2735 international runs at 68.37 across all formats, more than 700 more than his nearest challenger, England’s Joe Root.In that time, he scored a remarkable 11 centuries in 37 innings, seven of which came on India’s tours of South Africa, England and Australia, traditionally three of toughest venues for overseas batsmen.His form on the Test tour of England was particularly outstanding – although India slipped to a 4-1 series defeat, Kohli himself made 593 runs in the five Tests at 59.30, including hundreds at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge.And, as a consequence of making such a big impact on the English season, he was finally named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year, an honour that dates back to 1889.Wisden states that “excellence in, or influence on, the previous English summer are the major criteria for inclusion as a Cricketer of the Year”, and seeing as Kohli had managed just 134 runs at 13.40 on his previous Test tour in 2014, this was his first real opportunity to claim an exclusive honour that – unlike the Leading Cricketer award – can only be achieved once in any player’s career.“Despite finishing on the losing side, India captain Virat Kohli shone with the bat, laying to rest his struggles in England in 2014,” said Wisden’s editor, Lawrence Booth.“His Test batting, especially in England, was magnificent, while his 50-over form moved to a new level – if that was possible.”Elsewhere in the 2019 Wisden, the Almanack’s 156th edition, Booth reflects on another eventful year for the sport, which included the fall-out from Australia’s ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town , and the retirement of England’s leading Test run-scorer, Alastair Cook, who features on the front cover alongside England’s leading wicket-taker, James Anderson.“There was more to him than met the eye,” Booth wrote in his Notes By the Editor. “Sluggish between the wickets, he was fitter than anyone. Possessing only three strokes against the seamers – the cut and the pull grew scarce as bowlers cottoned on, leaving the nudge off the hip – he made more Test runs than any other left-hander or opener.“And he took his only Test wicket while impersonating Bob Willis. When Radio 4’s “World At One” cut to a clip of Cook “doing what he did best”, that wicket is what they came up with, as if his 12,472 runs had passed them by.“But in one respect Cook was no paradox: for mental strength, England has never seen anyone like him. Even his parting shot – 71 and 147 against the world’s No.1 side [India] – required him to rediscover the edge he said had deserted him. We shouldn’t have been surprised.”In Cook’s absence, Booth is pessimistic about the prospects of England’s Test team uncovering another top-order batsman to replace his grit and resolve – not least given the advent in 2020 of the ECB’s new competition, The Hundred, a format about which he is scathing.“Quite what a 100-ball tournament will do to England’s search for a Test top order does not bear thinking about,” he wrote. “If only someone at the ECB had been on hand last year to explain why they thought it a good idea to stake cricket’s wellbeing on a form of the game played nowhere else in the world.”“England’s openers were once the envy of the world; gutsy, stoical, pragmatic, they may even have embodied a certain Britishness. Now, it’s a pleasant surprise when one survives until lunch.”“It is not easy to see what can be done while the domestic schedule treats four-day cricket as an inconvenience … unless the Championship can reclaim the turf of high summer, the flow of hopeful young openers will slow to a trickle.” (ESPNCricinfo) read more

Body found at Guinness Bar in NA

The body of a man was this morning (Saturday, September 7, 2019) found at the Guinness Bar at Main Street and Lad Lane, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).The dead man has been identified as 55-year-old Junior Quintin also called ‘Hammer’ of 58 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam.He was reportedly found lying face down in the compound of the bar.INews understands that no visible marks of violence were initially seen on the body. However smoking utensils were found next to him.The bar reportedly closed its doors shortly after midnight on Friday and according to operators, Quintin was reportedly not there at the time.Meanwhile, guards stationed at Citizens Bank, which is situated next door to the Guinness Bar, reported not seeing or hearing anything strange during the night.‘Hammer’ was a known character around the Town and had been frequently getting into misunderstandings with residents.His body is currently at the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Suspect in fatal stabbing of GDF rank turns self inJanuary 2, 2019In “Crime”GDF rank stabbed to death during row over payment for GuinnessDecember 31, 2018In “Crime”24-year-old man commits suicide – in New AmsterdamJanuary 16, 2016In “Crime” read more

Port Kaituma man charged for assaulting brothers

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related32 – Year – old charged with rape of 6 – year – oldApril 2, 2014In “Crime”Man charged for stabbing stepdaughter’s friendJune 10, 2019In “Court”Man remanded for fracturing ex-lover’s noseSeptember 9, 2019In “Court” A 20-year-old man was Wednesday charged for assaulting his two brothers when he made his first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.Ruel Henry of Port Kaituma, Region One, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.It is alleged that on September 6, 2019, he unlawfully assaulted Sherwyn Henry and Roger Henry by biting them and hitting them with a piece of wood.The unrepresented man, when asked by the magistrate why he committed the offence, related that: “them assault me first”.Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield stated that on the day in question the defendant and his two brothers had an argument, which resulted in a fight.The court further heard that the defendant bit Sherwyn, then armed himself with a wood and dealt both Sherwyn and Roger several lashes.The Magistrate released the defendant on self-bail and adjourned the matter to November 6, 2019 at Matthews Ridge Magistrates’ Courts.Henry was also placed on a bond to keep the peace until the hearing and commencement of the trial. read more

No more tax exemptions for certain Toyota vehicles after November

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGRA stipulates new procedures for registering certain types of vehicles in ‘B’ SeriesDecember 25, 2014In “Business”GRA announces commencement of “WW” registration seriesJanuary 24, 2017In “latest news”GRA concerned with police targeting Toyota Spacio Hire CarsMay 14, 2014In “Crime” After November 30, 2019, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will not be allowing tax exemptions on certain Toyota vehicles being registered in the G series.The tax agency in a notice on Saturday said it decided to extend the July 1, 2019, deadline so that imported vehicles can be registered.Previously, GRA halted the registration of the Toyota Noah (Model # ARZ60); Toyota Voxy (Model # ARZ60); Toyota Liteace (Model # KR52); Toyota Grand Hiace (Model # ACH); Toyota Alphard (Model # MNH); Toyota Regius (Model # RCH) and Nissan Serana (Model # TC) in the G series since it was found that the vehicles are not being used for the purpose intended.Vehicles registered in the G series are intended to be used for the transportation of goods. They are not supposed to have seats to cater for passengers, however, it was found that the owners of such vehicles are using them to accommodate passengers.As a consequence, the agency said, “Importers are also advised that no extension will be granted beyond the November 30, 2019 deadline. After this date, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will no longer be granting tax exemptions for these models of motor vehicles to be registered in the ‘G’ Series”.The tax exemptions of those vehicles in G were halted on July 1, 2019, but GRA said it has extended the timeline to November 30, 2019, to allow dealers to sell their vehicles which were imported prior to June 30, 2019 deadline.The tax collection agency said, “The public is reminded that this directive was issued because many owners of the said models of vehicles, though registered as goods (G) vehicles and thereby exempted from excise taxes, utilised the vehicles for purposes unrelated to the G registration category. The public is also reminded that persons breaching the requirements will be subjected to fines and penalties or be required to remit the duties previously exempted.” read more

SRG Global wins service contract at South32s Worsley alumina operation

first_imgConstruction, maintenance and mining service group, SRG Global says it has secured a long-term contract with South32’s Worsley Alumina subsidiary in Australia.The ASX-listed service provider will deliver a “complete suite” of engineered access solutions for the Worsley alumina operation, including scaffold services and highly skilled rope access technicians, it said.The contract is for an initial three-year term with extension options for a further three years, SRG said, explaining that, if Worsley Alumina exercises the extension options, the total contract duration will be six years.Works under this contract commence in June and are expected to generate revenues of circa-A$60 million ($41 million) over the six-year term or around $32 million over the initial three-year term, according to SRG.“The contract requires minimal capital outlay and will increase SRG Global’s workforce by circa-100 full-time positions,” SRG said.SRG Global Managing Director, David Macgeorge, said, “The opportunity to work with a world-renowned mining company like South32 at its long-established Worsley Alumina project in South West WA is a great achievement for SRG Global. The effort our team put in during the competitive tendering process is admirable and I commend them on a fantastic result.“This contract also represents a significant advancement in the group’s long-term strategy to deliver recurring term revenue within the asset services sector.”As part of the Worsley Alumina operations, bauxite is mined near the town of Boddington, 130 km southeast of Perth, Western Australia. It is then transported on the largest overland conveyor belt in the southern hemisphere, for more than 50 km, to a refinery near the town of Collie, where bauxite is turned into alumina.last_img read more

Praticien un nouveau métier pour épauler les médecins

first_img“Praticien”, un nouveau métier pour épauler les médecinsUn rapport remis ce jeudi au gouvernement, envisage la création d’un nouveau métier de santé. Un “praticien” serait en fait un infirmier plus expérimenté dont la mission serait d’épauler les médecins.Aujourd’hui, un rapport a été remis au gouvernement français concernant les “nouveaux métiers de la santé”. Dans ce rapport est mentionné un nouveau poste, celui de “praticien” qui viendrait en renfort aux médecins dépassés et débordés. Cette création de poste aurait pour but de faire face aux besoins croissants des Français, et cela notamment du fait du vieillissement de la population ainsi que de l’augmentation du nombre de personnes atteintes d’une maladie chronique, explique Le Figaro. Le métier de praticien devrait donc permettre de répondre davantage à la “demande sociale” ainsi que de libérer plus de temps pour la prévention. De plus, il pourrait s’agir là d’une perspective d’évolution de carrière pour les infirmiers. Les plus expérimentés pourraient prétendre à ce nouveau poste.Et le journal d’expliquer qu’en France, si les médecins doivent effectuer neuf années d’études pour obtenir leur diplôme, les infirmiers ou kinésithérapeute par exemple, n’en effectuent que trois. Le nouveau métier de “praticien” pourrait alors s’imposer comme un métier de juste milieu entre les professions qui nécessiterait un master (4 à 5 ans d’étude). Les praticiens pourraient alors se voir remettre une partie des missions et de l’activité des médecins, dans des domaines très spécifiques qui nécessitent du monde comme la dépendance, le cancer ou le vieillissement. Les praticiens travailleront donc dans le cadre d’un protocole établi par un médecin. Cette proposition a été formulée par le député Laurent Hénart, et le ministre de la Santé Xavier Bertrand s’y montre favorable. A noter qu’aux Etats-Unis, les “infirmier(ère)s praticien(ne)s” existent depuis près de 50 ans.Le 3 février 2011 à 17:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE NXT Results – 5/27/15 (Owens vs. Crowe)

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE NXTMay 27, 2015Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)Commentators: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, Byron SaxtonRecap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comWe see video highlighting last week’s NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable live special.We see the usual intro, then commentary welcomes us to the show.Sami Zayn’s music hits, but out walks NXT Champion Kevin Owens, wearing a John Cena T-Shirt. Owens makes his way to the ring, mocking Zayn, and has a mic. We see video of Owens attacking John Cena this past Monday on RAW.Owens says that he was gonna come out here and issue a NXT Open Challenge, but he is not an insecure man and I don’t have to defend my title against anyone to prove myself. I like when earn their matches against me. Owens acknowledges the pocket of the crowd clapping for him, saying its very cute. Crowd sings “John Cena Sucks.” Owens says that the odd thing is that the crowd never chants “Sami Zayn Sucks” when he does too. Crowd boos that. Owens says that recently, someone called him a bad person and that is not true. The fact is, I am a good man. For example, I’m a good man because that was the last time we will ever have to hear that horrendous theme song because of what I did at TakeOver. I don’t understand why people are surprised at what I did at TakeOver because I did exactly what I said I would do. I don’t understand why people are upset at what I did to Sami Zayn. First of all, Sami Zayn asked for the match and when he did, I said that I would take him out. Well, he showed up and I took him out. The only reason I did was so I could keep the NXT Title and keep providing for my family and that is the essence of what a good man is. You want another example of why I’m a good person? When Samoa Joe walked out on that ramp and this place exploded, I chose to let you live in that moment. I’ve heard people say that I backed down because I’m scared of Samoa Joe, well, that statement is as ridculous as the colors of John Cena’s merchandise. The reason I backed down from Samoa Joe is because I wanted to give you all a postive note to go home to, after what I did to Sami Zayn because the fact is, I could have dropped Samoa Joe (snaps fingers) like that. If Samoa Joe steps in the same ring with me again, I will drop him (snaps fingers) like that. “We Want Joe” chants by the crowd. Owens says that Elimination Chamber, he will show John Cena that the real champ is here.NXT GM William Regal’s hits and he makes his way to the ring with a mic.Regal says that Owens is walking a thin line.Owens says that before Regal says anything about the headbutt, you put your hands on me first.Regal says that is the only reason why Owens still works here. In the last 6 months you have been here, there’s been several NXT superstars stretchered out of here. Alex Riley, Neville, Hideo Itami…..Owens cuts off Regal, saying he can’t deny the others, but he swears he had nothing to do with Itami.Regal says that of course Owens didn’t, dear boy. As well as Sami Zayn.Owens again cuts Regal off, saying that Zayn asked for the match and I told him exactly what was gonna happen, so that’s on him. Quite frankly, on you too, because you made the match, so don’t put that on me, I did what I had to do.Solomon Crowe’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring with a mic.Crowe says that he’s sorry, but he can’t listen to this garbage any longer. I heard something real interesting while I was sitting in the back, that Owens won’t fight anyone unless they earn it.Owens mocks Crowe’s voice, saying he’s right.Crowe says that because deep down inside, Owens is scared. You’re scared that at any given moment, someone in NXT could beat you for that NXT Title. And the part about you being a good guy? After seeing what you did to Sami Zayn last week, I think you’re a piece of crap.Owens asks if that is how Crowe feels. To show you how a good of a guy I am, it looks like that Crowe has earned himself an opportunity. What do you say, Regal? Crowd does the “YES” chant.Regal says that Owens is making his job easy for him. Tonight’s main event will be Solomon Crowe against Kevin Owens.Owens says that’s good, then asks how many people it was that he had stretchered out. Neville, Riley, Zayn, Zayn, Zayn and now, you can add Crowe to the list, too.We see video from prior to TakeOver: Unstoppable when Hideo Itami was attacked by an unknown person outside Full Sail University in the parking lot.We go to video sent in by Itami from the Performance Center. Itami says he doesn’t know who attacked him in the parking lot, but they took my opportunity at the NXT Title. I have injured my shoulder, I had surgery. When I come back, there will be no stopping me.CommercialBack from commercial, we go to video from after TakeOver: Unstoppable last week with Renee Young interviewing Zack Ryder when the returning Mojo Rawley walks in and talks about how he & Ryder watched TakeOver in the crowd. Mojo walks off as Ryder says that people said he was over the top, then walks off.Grudge Match: “Its” Bayley vs. Emma w/”The Total Diva” Dana BrookeBefore the match, Bayley hands out her new slap bracelets to fans around ringside. Emma comes out to new music. “Bayley’s gonna hug you” chants by the crowd as the bell sounds, followed by dueling chants for both women.The two exchange words early, then Emma shoves down Bayley and stomps away at her in the corner. Bayley comes back with a forearm, but Emma with more stomps. Big right hand knocks Bayley down. Emma taunts the crowd, then works over Bayley’s arm. Bayley counters out with a drop toe hold, then unloads with right hands to the back of Emma’s head. Flying corner clothesline by Bayley gets 2. Schoolyard trip-up by Emma into a roll-up for 2. Running boot by Emma gets another 2. Back club by Emma, then she chokes Bayley with her boot. Another back club, followed by a hairmare. Emma mocks Bayley, then hits another hairmare. Emma pulls at Bayley’s hair while Bayley is trapped in the ropes. Emma gets another 2. Crowd wills on Bayley as Emma is getting frustrated, talking trash. Bayley drives Emma into the corner, hitting a series of shoulders to the ribs, followed by a running flying back elbow. Exploder, then Bayley fixes the headband and goes to the middle rope, but Emma grabs her leg. Emma brings Bayley down from the ropes, then hits a Dragon Screw.Emma Lock applied, then Emma puts on more torque, forcing Bayley to tap.Winner: Emma by submission (The Emma Lock)Afterwards, Brooke comes in and holds Bayley for Emma. Emma taunts Bayley, then knocks her down with a big slap. Charlotte’s music hits and she runs down to the ring, taking Brooke out in the process on the rampway. Charlotte takes down Emma and unloads with right hands, but Brooke grabs her from behind. Emma with a big slap to Charlotte, then Brooke lifts up Charlotte and lays her out with the Death Valley Bomb. Brooke & Emma stand tall over the fallen Charlotte & Bayley.We see video highlighting the match between Baron Corbin & Rhyno at TakeOver: Unstoppable.We go to video from after TakeOver: Unstoppable as Renee Young interviews Baron Corbin. Corbin says that Rhyno called him out first, then made the mistake of calling me the other unstoppable force. Well tonight, Rhyno and everyone else learned what I already know, I am the only unstoppable force.Rhyno walks in and gets in Corbin’s face. Rhyno says that was fun and intense. I say we do it again sometime. The sooner, the better. Rhyno walks off.CommercialBack from commercial, we see the same video package on Becky Lynch from a few weeks ago, with new footage added at the end, highlighting Lynch’s match with Sasha Banks at TakeOver: Unstoppable, with the crowd giving her a standing ovation after her loss.Elias Sampson & Mike Rallis vs. NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy w/Alexa BlissBlake & Rallis start. Rallis with a side headlock, followed by a shoulder tackle. Rallis blocks a hiptoss, hits one of his own. Murphy in, but Rallis with a hiptoss to him as well. However, distraction allows Blake to nail Rallis with a clothesline. Murphy in, slam by Blake, slingshot senton bomb by Murphy for 2. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Rallis. Rallis gets to his feet, but Murphy takes him back down and gets another 2. Big forearm by Murphy, then he taunts Sampson. Gut shot by Murphy, Blake tags in. Murphy stomps away at Rallis, then gets on all fours as Blake charges, springs off Murphy’s back and hits a flying forearm in the corner. Chinlock applied by Blake, with his knee driven between Rallis’ shoulderblades. “We want Enzo” chants by the crowd. Rallis drives Blake into the corner to get free, then hits a back elbow. Murphy & Sampson get the tags in. Sampson with a clothesline and a back elbow, followed by a dropkick. Blake in, Sampson hits him with a ripchord rolling forearm. However, distraction allows Murphy to hit Sampson with a running flying leg lariat. Running forearm in the corner by Murphy, Blake tags in.Running Brainbuster/Frog Splash combo by the champs get them the win.Winners: NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy by pinfall (Running Brainbuster/Frog Splash combo)Bliss, Blake & Murphy celebrate their win afterwards, then Murphy nails Sampson with a boot as Bliss heads up top. Bliss hits Sampson with the Sparkle Splash, then they continue to celebrate their win.We see video of Finn Balor defeating Tyler Breeze last week at TakeOver: Unstoppable to become the #1 Contender to the NXT Title.CommercialBack from commercial, we go backstage as Devin Taylor interviews Alexa Bliss. Bliss mocks Devin’s question, asking if she learned to give her question in journalism school. Blake & Murphy are winners, I am a winner, and winners always seem to gravitate towards each other. Let’s compare my situation to Carmella, the Princess of Staten Island. Do you know what Staten Island is famous for? A garbage dump. So, Carmella has been around trash all her life, so I’m honestly not surprised she’s aligned herself with Enzo & Big Cass. Next week, Carmella & I have a match and I will send her right back to that garbage dump she came from.Tye Dillinger vs. Finn BalorBalor works over Dillinger’s arm early, but Dillinger with a back elbow, a forearm and a chop. Balor rolls through a Sunset Flip attempt, hits a basement dropkick. Dillinger with a gut kick, then stomps away at Balor in the corner. Dillinger chokes Balor with his boot, hits a snapmare, followed by a leaping stomp. Dillinger mocks Balor, then locks him in a Cobra Clutch. Crowd wills on Balor. Balor fights back, but Dillinger with a knee to the ribs. Dillinger runs into a back elbow, then Balor with a flying forearm. Running chop by Balor in the corner, followed by a snapmare and a running basement hestiation dropkick. Dillinger blocks Reverse Bloody Sunday, but Balor hits him with the Slingblade. Balor charges and hits a Shotgun Dropkick, sending Dillinger crashing into the turnbuckles.Balor heads up top, Coup de Grace gets the win.Winner: Finn Balor by pinfall (Coup de Grace)Balor celebrates his win afterward.CommercialBack from commercial, we go to video from earlier today as Jason Jordan is interviewed backstage about his future after breaking up his tag-team with Tye Dillinger. Jordan says fans do not have to worry about him, he’ll be just fine. I have a gameplan and have found the perfect partner.All of a sudden, Chad Gable walks in and says his cauliflower ears are burning because Jordan has to be talking about him. Gable shows off a towel with his name on it.Jordan says he hopes Gable has more than a towel to impress him.Gable says that Jordan knows about his wrestling accomplishments, state champion, national champion, world champion, was on the Olympic team, maybe you’ve heard of it.Jordan says he already has a partner, but if I need you, I’ll call you, ‘Cable.’Gable corrects Jordan, then gives him his towel and walks off.Main Event: NXT Champion Kevin Owens vs. Solomon CroweOwens goes outside to stall early. Crowe goes out after Owens, but Owens nails him with a forearm, a back clubs and a series of right hands and stomps. Back in, Owens talks trash to Crowe, but Crowe fights back with right hands. Crowe with a running forearm, then heads up top, but Owens knocks him off, sending Crowe crashing down to the outside as we go to commercial.CommercialBack from commercial as Owens with a big right hand to Crowe, then locks him in a chinlock. Crowd wills on Crowe. Crowe fights back, but Owens drives him back down to the mat. Owens talks more trash, then stomps away at Crowe and unloads with more right hands. Owens taunts the crowd, then sends Crowe outside. Referee begins his 10 count, but Crowe is just barely able to get back in before the count of 10. Owens sends Crowe back outside and referee starts his count again. Crowe just gets back in again, then surprises Owens with an enziguri from the apron. Back in, Crowe with a savate kick to the ribs and a series of chops, but Owens with a kick to the knee. Crowe comes back with a big right hand, followed by a running knee in the corner. Crowe off the ropes, but Owens TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT with a back elbow!Owens hits the back senton splash, followed by the Pop-Up Powerbomb for the win.Winner: NXT Champion Kevin Owens by pinfall (Pop-Up Powerbomb)Owens celebrates his win afterward, then goes to leave, but grabs Crowe at ringside. Owens sets for the Apron Powerbomb, when all of a sudden, Samoa Joe’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Owens stares down Joe and dares him to come in the ring, but when Joe does, Owens quickly retreats to the outside and up the rampway. Owens backs up the ramp, saying that Joe should have stayed in oblivion. Owens goes to the back as Joe stares him down from the ring as the show closes.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 7.48%0:00Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Everclear to headline Couvapalooza music festival

first_imgWhat: Couvapalooza 2013 music festival.Where: Clark College, South Campus field, East McLoughlin Boulevard.When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 17.Cost: $25. Children 12 and younger enter for free with a paying adult.Information:couvapalooza.comEverclear will headline the 2013 Couvapalooza music festival.The 11-hour festival on Aug. 17 will be held at Clark College. It’s a fundraiser put on by VistaRocks4Charity, LLC for regional music education programs. It features a variety of up-and-coming bands from across the country.Everclear, which formed in Portland, has sold more than 9 million albums globally. Fronted by Art -Alexakis, the band is a great addition to the festival’s second-year lineup, organizers said.“I have deep concerns for the health and future of music education,” said Michael Troxler, event manager for Couvapalooza. “In talking with artists and bands, they all felt very strongly about being a part of efforts to ‘give back’ and supporting school programs.”Couvapalooza also focuses on emerging musical talent from all genres. This year’s show includes performances by Santa Barbara, Calif., rock band Winchester Rebels, Seattle-based alternative country singer Dylan Jakobsen, and pop ‘n’ roll Dallas artist Remington. Local bands Smoochknob, One From Many, Foreign Talks, Seth Myzel and the Battle Ground High School Advanced Jazz Band will also play. An after-party event is set for Malibu’s Restaurant and Bar, 115 E. Seventh St., following the festival.A beer and wine garden managed by Northwest Battle Buddies will be available for those 21 and older. Couvapalooza 2013 will be on the South Campus field along East McLoughlin Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. Children 12 and younger are free with a paying adult.last_img read more

Video shows California father using his own baby as a weapon to

first_img“To see the baby get up and then still run to Dad because they’re innocent, that’s just horrible,” Brandon Harris said.Czobakowski said the officer investigating the video was so upset by what he saw, he went back to the community on his own to track down Lim.Police arrested Lim for child endangerment with great bodily injury. The baby is now back with his biological mother, and thankfully only suffered cuts and bruises.“He did admit and said he would probably be going to jail for what he did,” Czobakowski said, adding that Ogen deserves praise for turning the video in to police.“You know, this person really is almost a hero for doing what he did,” she said.Lim is currently free on a $50,000 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. RIVERSIDE, Calif. (WSVN) — A man in California has been arrested after a neighbor’s surveillance camera captured him using his 18-month-old baby as a weapon, swinging the child to hit his girlfriend.Riverside Police said the woman in the video was trying to hide from her boyfriend inside a gated community last week. But when he found her, he quickly became violent.Detective Jerilynn Czobakowski said the man, 27-year-old Techhoak Danny Lim, swung the baby “almost like a baseball bat.”Lim could then be seen hurling the baby on the ground in anger.Neighbor Mike Ogen said he was horrified when he watched the incident on his home’s security camera footage, and quickly turned the video over to police.“The baby being dropped to the floor and used as a weapon, that was was horrendous,” Ogen said. “My wife is still shook up over that.”Another neighbor said he was disgusted by what Lim did to his own son. last_img read more

4 shot at during Toronto Raptors NBA victory rally attended by 15

first_imgMillions of fans gathered in Toronto’s parade celebrating Toronto raptors win in the NBA.ReutersAt least four people were shot and wounded at a rally organised to fete NBA champion Raptors in Toronto on Monday. The Toronto Police arrested three people in connection with the shooting.Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders confirmed the injuries sustained by the four victims were not life-threatening. He said that people also suffered injuries from the stampede that occurred in the aftermath of the shooting. He also urged the witnesses and people who might have a video to come forward and help investigators.The incident took place at the city’s Nathan Phillip’s Square, between Bay Street and Albert Street, while people celebrated Toronto Raptor’s win over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals. The parade was attended by an estimated 1.5 million people. The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, Toronto Mayor John Tory, NBA players Kawhi Leonard and other players were among those on stage at the time of the incident.Videos of large crowds rushing away from the area circulated on social media#BREAKING: Report of shooting at Raptors celebration causes panic, stampede – @CTVNews pic.twitter.com/JCtuhnU7uT— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) June 17, 2019Asked whether the shooting was terrorism-related, Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkesshe said the investigation was ongoing.Mike Mudidi told the Associated Press that he was enjoying the celebrations when he heard someone behind him yelling that a person had pulled out a gun. He said he froze as people started running in all directions. “I just grabbed my buddies’ hands and ran,” he said.PM Trudeau wished a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries and thanked the city police for its quick response.I hope all those injured in today’s shooting have a speedy recovery, and I’d like to thank the Toronto Police for acting so quickly. We won’t let this act of violence take away from the spirit of today’s parade.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 18, 2019City officials shut down several subway stations to prevent the parade from overcrowding. The city’s mayor thanked the police for their quick response, adding that it was “disappointing and I’m sure a source of anger for more than just me that anyone would carry a gun and discharge it at what was otherwise a joyous celebration.””I hope those found responsible will be held to account to the full extent that the law permits. I want to commend and thank the millions of other people who happily and peacefully celebrated our beloved Toronto Raptors,” he added.last_img read more

Disney Stock Hits Record High Netflix Shares Dip After Disney Aggressive Pricing

first_imgAnd Disney+ — entirely subscription-supported, with no advertising — is expected to sustain financial losses for its first four years of operation, before turning profitable by fiscal year 2024 (which starts in the calendar fourth quarter of 2023).So Disney is playing a long game in battling for streaming subscribers, a strategy Wall Street for now is giving a clear thumbs up to.“Disney is approaching streaming offerings with guns blazing, looking to take share and quickly ramp up subscriber growth,” said Patrice Cucinello, director of the technology, media and telecom group at credit-rating firm Fitch Ratings. “Disney+ will be loaded on Day One with attractive IP and franchises, and has set the price very affordably at $6.99 per month, well below other premium SVOD offerings.” Related Streamers, Asians, V/R, Boost Industry Attendance As Venice Market Kicks Off ×Pedro Pascal Cast in ‘Star Wars’ TV SeriesVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpKeke Palmer Was Inspired by Her ‘Hustlers’ Co-Stars01:04 twitter facebook reddit Linkhttps://variety.com/2019/digital/news/disney-netflix-shares-disney-plus-pricing-1203187979/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:1001:10More Videos01:04Keke Palmer Was Inspired by Her ‘Hustlers’ Co-Stars07:16‘The Lion King’ Press Conference: ‘Circle of Life’ and Best Moments02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses01:12Pedro Pascal Geeked Out Over Joining ‘The Mandalorian’04:09Hollywood Celebrities Who Died in 201905:35The Best of Star Wars at D23Close  ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Stars Tease How Saga Endscenter_img Out of the gate, Disney+ will be the exclusive U.S. SVOD streaming home for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm films starting with 2019 releases, which include “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Frozen 2,” and “Star Wars: Episode IX.”All told, Disney+ in the first year of launch will include 25 original series, including Jon Favreau’s Stars Wars-set “The Mandalorian” and a “High School Musical” series, along with 10 original films and specials. In addition, it will be stocked with 400 library films — including 18 Pixar titles, nearly all Marvel movies and, within the first year, all the movies in the Star Wars franchise — and 100 recent movie releases from the Disney portfolio. Also, it will feature 7,500 episodes of current a past TV shows; that includes 30 full seasons of “The Simpsons,” which are moving from FX’s Simpsons World app to the new service — one tangible result of Disney’s Fox takeover.The announcement of the $6.99 monthly price point “generated a collective gasp in the room” at the Disney Investor Day event, MoffettNathanson principal analyst Michael Nathanson said in a note published Friday. The service “looks like a bargain compared to other entertainment options.” Nathanson reiterated a “buy” rating on Disney stock and boosted his target price to $141 per share (up $7).Disney previously told investors content-licensing revenue in 2019 would drop $150 million because of programming it’s holding back for Disney+; most of that revenue drop will fall in the six months ending Sept. 30. BTIG Research has estimated Disney will lose out on $500 million in revenue per year by ending its Netflix deal. RBC Capital Markets has projected Disney will spend $500 million on Disney+ original programming in 2019.This past January, Disney revealed it has already amassed more than $1 billion in losses related to direct-to-consumer streaming, including a loss of $469 million in its DTC segment for fiscal year 2018, driven mainly by BAMTech. Disney also said Hulu was the main driver of a separate $580 million equity investment loss for the 2018 fiscal year. Disney’s projections for Disney+ — to reach 60 million-90 million subs by fiscal year 2024 — were far above Wall Street expectations. The breakeven point for the SVOD service of FY 2024 also is more aggressive than analysts predicted.“We came away from Disney’s investor day with increased confidence in the outlook for Disney’s DTC pivot,” UBS’s John Hodulik, who maintains a “buy” rating on the stock, wrote in a note. For Disney+, Disney has acquired rights to key intellectual property that had previously been licensed to third parties, most notably Star Wars rights from AT&T’s WarnerMedia, Hodulik noted.Disney execs didn’t provide specific guidance on licensing revenue it will lose out on — for example, with the end of its Netflix deal — although McCarthy said intercompany licensing content expenses for Disney+ will be less than $1.5 billion in FY 2020, rising to $2.5 billion in FY 2024. That said, “management has given enough detail to help investors model near-term earnings trajectory while showing confidence in the long term subscriber opportunity,” Hodulik wrote.Disney will “likely” intro a discounted bundle of Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, Kevin Mayer, chairman of the company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment said Thursday — which will give the company additional levers to play with. In addition, Disney’s absorption of Fox’s entertainment assets provides “an unparalleled arsenal of IP to support its streaming services,” Fitch’s Cucinello said. UPDATED: Investors cheered Disney’s bold new foray into subscription streaming with Disney+, pushing shares up over 10% in morning trading Friday — while Netflix’s stock was down more than 3%.Disney’s stock closed up 11.5% on Friday, to an all-time high of $130.06 per share. Netflix ended the day down 4.5%, to $351.14 per share.Disney announced that its Disney+ SVOD service would cost $6.99 per month, nearly half the price of Netflix’s standard $13 monthly plan, at its 2019 Investor Day on Thursday.Disney is investing heavily in Disney+’s launch, slated for Nov. 12 in the U.S., on content and operating costs. In fiscal 2020, the Mouse House will spend $1 billion in cash on original programming for Disney+, while it will have just under $1 billion in operating expenses, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy told analysts. Its spending on Disney+ originals is mapped out to rise to around $2.5 billion by 2024.last_img read more

Amit Mitra gets charge of egovernance in Cabinet reshuffle

first_imgKolkata: The state Finance Minister Amit Mitra has been given the charge of the E-Governance department.At the same time, Chandrima Bhattacharya, who was Minister of State (Independent Charge) of E-Governance, has been made the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the department of Planning and Statistics. Asima Patra has been given the charge of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the department of Programme Monitoring. At present, Mitra is holding the portfolio of the state Finance minister, department of Industry, Commerce and Enterprises, department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles and department of Information Technology and Electronics. With a notification issued on Friday, Mitra will also be looking after the E-Governance department. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Mamata Banerjee government has taken a series of steps to ensure e-governance in the state. Almost all departments have been brought under the purview of e-governance and stress was given on e-transactions. It may be recalled that Mitra was given the charge of the Information Technology and Electronics department on October 4. It may be mentioned that earlier, the Personnel and Administrative Reforms and E-Governance departments were together. Now, the E-Governance department has been separated from the Personnel and Administrative Reforms department. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSimilarly, Planning, Statistics and Programme Monitoring were together under one department. Whereas now, Programme Monitoring is a separate department, with Asima Patra as its Minister of State with Independent Charge. Chandrima Bhattacharya is the Minister of State with Independent Charge of the department of Planning and Statistics. Bhattacharya will also continue as the Minister of State for the state Health department, department of Land and Land Reforms and Refugee relief and Rehabilitation and department of Tribal Development. Meanwhile, Patra will continue as Minister of State for Backward Classes Welfare department, department of Agriculture and department of Fisheries.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 30, 2009 ACR Launches Cardiac CT Certificate of Advanced Proficiency Exam Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Related Content 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… read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more July 1, 2009 – On Sept. 9, 2009, the American College of Radiology (ACR) will offer the inaugural Cardiac CT Certificate of Advanced Proficiency (CCT CoAP) Examination open to all physicians who meet the requisite eligibility requirements and professional experience qualifications. The rigorous examination, to be offered on a quarterly basis, will be given at the new ACR Education Center, the cutting-edge training and testing facility located on the campus of the ACR national headquarters in Reston, Va. The four-hour exam will contain both a practical, case-based component as well as a knowledge-based multiple-choice section. Candidates will take the CCT CoAP exam on an individual workstation using the vendor software of their choice. Each workstation includes state-of-the art computer equipment, high-resolution monitors, fiber optic connectivity to highly secured servers, and high-performance proprietary testing software. “Radiology practitioners who choose to pursue the CCT CoAP will appreciate this unique examination experience and will have made a considerable commitment to advancing their career objectives,” said James H. Thrall, M.D., FACR, chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. “The ACR is proud to further the science of radiology education and provide a first-class opportunity for physicians to demonstrate to their patients, payers and communities that they are committed to providing the highest quality patient care.” While it has been the ACR’s policy to recognize only radiology board certification that is also recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the college acknowledges that some added certification may be required by payers and medical institutions in specific, highly specialized areas of radiology. The goal in providing this examination is to assist our members and others in documenting this additional training and expertise.“This exam will allow physicians with considerable experience in cardiac CT to provide documentation to third-party payers, their institutions, and other stakeholders that they are proficient in this increasingly important area of medicine,” said ACR Chief Executive Officer Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., FACR. “The certificate will carry with it all of the prestige and recognition that comes with certification from the ACR.”The examination is delivered to candidates in a completely computer-based format and includes both multiple-choice components and a simulated practice setting component whereby candidates conduct actual cardiac CT case assessments. The case components of the examination are administered via a large selection of vendor software chosen by the testing candidate.“The Cardiac Computed Tomography Certificate of Advanced Proficiency Exam is a thorough and psychometrically sound exam, compiled by experts in the field of cardiac CT. It is a sterling opportunity for those who practice in this area to earn documentation signifying that they are proficient in this increasingly important area of medicine to payers and hospital credentialing boards. It also demonstrates to their patients that these physicians are expert practitioners of this rapidly evolving imaging technology,” said Geoffrey D. Rubin, M.D., chair of the ACR Cardiac Computed Tomography Certificate of Advanced Proficiency Committee. For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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FDA Clears Agfas DR 800 Multipurpose Digital Imaging System

first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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Offering one solution for digital radiography, fluoroscopy and advanced clinical applications, the DR 800 supports the role of radiology in the value-based care organization with increased versatility, functionality and efficiency.The DR 800 comes standard with Dynamic MUSICA, for both static and dynamic (moving) images. This image processing software also enhances noise suppression, offers excellent brightness control, reduces veiling glare and plays a significant role in enabling potential dose reduction. MUSICA processes fluoroscopic images with the same high-quality and low-dose features.The new system adds the X-Team Technology workflow enrichment that integrates the Xero universal viewer, which provides secure access to images from different departments and sources in one view, in the MUSICA workstation. Collaboration features, such as instant messaging and clinical dialogue, enhance consultation on study acquisition between radiologists and radiographers.The highly versatile, fully integrated DR 800 offers a three-in-one digital imaging solution that can handle a full range of radiography (including static exams and tilting exams) and fluoroscopy exams (including barium studies, arthrograms, cystograms, myelography and catheter placement, etc.) without requiring multiple investments.With its positioning freedom and workflow improvements, the DR 800 enhances both efficiency and patient satisfaction. Its 180 cm SID enables high-quality chest imaging. The customizable system can be equipped with high-frequency fluoroscopy generator options of 50, 65 or 80 kW, a console for patient-side positioning, a wireless console for remote control, a compressor cone and an auto-switching anti-scatter grid. EasyStitch technology enables fast and high precision Full Leg Full Spine exams, while LiveVision technology allows for dose-free remote positioning. Use of cesium iodide (CsI) detector technology combined with MUSICA image processing offers high-speed, high-resolution imaging and enables the potential for dose reduction.For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 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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But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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VIDEO FDAcleared Bra Helps Improve Breast Positioning During Radiation Therapy

first_img 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.  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. 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 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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 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.” 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 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Recent Videos View all 606 items 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. 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.” 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. 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. 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 | 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. 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. 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. Elizabeth Chabner-Thompson, M.D., MPH, radiation oncologist, Northern Westchester Hospital, Northwell Health, Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and CEO of Masthead, explains an FDA-cleared bra she designed for improved patient positioning of women undergoing radiation therapy. She spoke to ITN at the 2018 ASTRO conference.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging 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 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. 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) Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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.  Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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.” 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 content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 29, 2018 VIDEO: FDA-cleared Bra Helps Improve Breast Positioning During Radiation Therapy Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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. 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 View all 62 items AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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. center_img 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.  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 Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Information Technology View all 220 items Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Radiation 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). 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Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Find more 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.” 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 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 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. 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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: 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. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Related 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 | 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. 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.” 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 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  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. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  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 Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice 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 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. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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” Radiology Imaging View all 288 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. 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. 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

Transat ATs summer woes lead to 28 drop in profit

first_imgTransat AT’s summer woes lead to 28% drop in profit << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, September 8, 2016 MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. says it’s feeling the impact of an unsettled transatlantic travel market this summer, with net income down 28.2% and adjusted earnings down almost 91% from the same time last year.The Montreal-based company’s net income dropped to $9.4 million or 26 cents per share, from $13.1 million or 34 cents per share in last year’s third quarter.Nearly one-quarter of the third quarter’s net income – $2.5 million – was attributed to Transat’s 35% interest in Ocean Hotels.Transat says the strength of the U.S. dollar helped increase Ocean Hotel’s contribution from $1.6 million last year.Adjusted profit was $2.5 million or seven cents per share, down from $26.9 million or 70 cents per share, and revenue was $663.6 million, down six per cent from $704.8 million a year ago.Transat’s president and CEO, Jean-Marc Eustache, says this year’s third quarter ended July 31 was marked by rapid changes in demand because of terrorism-related fears and a dramatic increase in the travel industry’s transatlantic capacity.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesEustache says the company is relatively satisfied with its results given the circumstances, but says there’s no hope of a repeat of the “outstanding” performance achieved in the previous two summer seasons. The Canadian Press center_img Posted by Tags: Profit Report, Transat Sharelast_img read more

I strangled Sierra while thinking of the Greek genocide of 1922 Update

first_imgThe gruesome details behind the seven murders of serial killer Nicos Metaxas, as told to police during interrogation, were heard at the Nicosia criminal court’s one-day trial on Monday.Metaxas, 35, appeared before the court at around 10.30am on Monday under tight security and again unrepresented by a lawyer.He kept his eyes on the floor throughout the hearing while admitting to 12 of the charges read out by the prosecution. These were seven premeditated murders and five abductions. He was later sentenced to seven life sentences, one for each victim, with two of them concurrent.After the facts of the case were read to the court by the prosecution, Metaxas issued a tearful apology before the court.“I have committed the crimes. I take full responsibility. As much as I would like to turn back time, I cannot,” he said.“I apologise to the victims and their families. I apologise to the children. I apologise to the Cypriot public which is wondering how a person could have reached this point. The same question troubles me but I haven’t found an answer. I have memories that I have been trying for decades to forget.”He said he would like to put himself at the service of science so that answers could be found to his behaviour and help in similar cases in the future. The 35-year-old also expressed regret because his two children and family were suffering because of his actions through of no fault of their own.Five missing women and two girls, the young daughters of two of them, were all murdered between September 2016 and the summer of 2018.The court heard that of major significance to the 68 days of police investigations was the testimony of the friend of 39-year-old Mary Rose Tiburcio, whose body was the first victim of Metaxas to be found in a mine shaft in Mitsero on April 14.The friend shed light on Metaxas’ online presence under the false name ‘Orestis’ which he used to communicate with some of his victims.Tracking down the IP address and email of the fake profile Metaxas kept on the dating-oriented social media platform Badoo, police said they were then able to link Metaxas with another fake profile under the name ‘Orestis Apoel’ on Facebook, which records showed was deleted the day Mary Rose’s body was located, the court heard.Metaxas was then linked to the fake profiles, while the fact that he had two children but was separated from his wife who lives in a village in the Limassol district, linked the suspect to how ‘Orestis’ introduced himself online.The police told the court that Metaxas initially confessed to murdering the first two bodies, those of Mary Rose and 28-year-old Arian Palanos Lozano, after they were found in the Mitseo mine shaft.On April 25, all seven of Metaxas’ murders, including where the bodies were dumped, were detailed to the police in a 10-page handwritten confession by Metaxas, the court heard. The same day, the body of a third victim was found.The body was found at a firing range in Orounda, and belonged to Asmita Khadka Bista from Nepal who used the online name Kata Anou to communicate with Metaxas and whose traces were lost in early 2018.A fourth body, that of Livia Florentina Bunea, 36, was retrieved from a toxic red lake in Mitsero three days later, on April 28.Livia was found stuffed in a suitcase that was tied to a cement block which Metaxas used to weigh down the body. Metaxas had told interrogators that “the cement block is mine. It’s how I did them [the murders], I found rocks and made holes to tie them to the suitcases.”A second suitcase that contained Livia’s eight-year-old daughter, Elena Natalia, was retrieved from the red lake on May 5.Livia and her daughter are considered the first victims of Metaxas, as they were reported missing in September 2016.According to the prosecution, Metaxas gave cheap excuses in his confession regarding Livia and her daughter. He had said that he was in contact with Livia online and they had sexual relations. Metaxas then told police that he killed Livia due to his deep anger over suspicions that she was pimping out her eight-year-old daughter, who reportedly had mental disabilities.Metaxas told police he grabbed her by the neck and squeezed until she died. He then said he stared at the dead Livia for some time before going to where Elena Natalia was sleeping and murdered her in the same way. He then said he placed the dead Livia in the passenger seat, while he had already put Elena Natalia in a suitcase and had driven home to get another suitcase from his house to place Livia in.Regarding Maricar Valdez Arguiola, 30, who was chronologically the third victim of Metaxas as she was reported missing in December 2017 and whose body was found in the red lake on May 14, Metaxas had told police that he had met her on Facebook and believed her to be vulnerable due to the death of her husband.He said he killed Maricar by strangulation during sexual intercourse because he was reminded of Livia.Police said that duct tape was found under the bed, leading to suspicions that Metaxas had abducted Maricar with intentions of premeditated murder.Regarding the murders of Mary Rose and her six-year-old daughter Sierra, Metaxas told police that he believed that like Livia, Mary Rose was also pimping out her daughter. He said he murdered them and then thought of places he had photographed where they would not be found.“I picked them up on May 4 and took them to my house. We put the little girl to sleep and I then told [Mary Rose] that I had money and that I would marry her, as I had told Livia. I had the same feelings [for Mary Rose] as I had for Livia, as I thought her daughter too was being abused by perverts. I then took her and strangled her. I then strangled Sierra while thinking of the Greek genocide of 1922,” Metaxas said in his confession to police which was read aloud to the court.The prosecution clarified that Metaxas’ claims regarding the pimping out of Elena Natalia and Sierra were false.With the exception of Asmita whose cause of death was a severe head injury, the remaining six of Metaxas’ victims were killed by strangulation.Regarding the killing of Asmita, Metaxas had told police that during sexual intercourse Asmita spat on him and he said he was again angered and reminded of Livia, leading him to murder her.Two of the victims were found in a mine shaft at Mitsero, three at the nearby red lake, one in another lake at Xyliatos and one in a well near the Orounta firing range. All were foreign nationals, mostly Filipina. The bodies were recovered between mid-April and mid-June this year.It is the first case of a serial killer recorded in Cyprus.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more