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Venkatesh to star in Telugu remake of De De Pyaar De

first_imgHyderabad: Actor Venkatesh will star in the Telugu remake of Ajay Devgn’s latest release “De De Pyaar De”, producer Suresh Babu announced on Wednesday. On the occasion of renowned production house Suresh Productions completing 55 years, its Managing Director Suresh Babu spoke to reporters and opened up about the banner’s upcoming projects. “We are currently shooting ‘Venky Mama’ in Kashmir. The pre-production work on ‘Hiranyakashyapa’ (starring Rana Daggubati), which will be India’s biggest film, has been going on for three years now. As a company, we hope to make more films than before. We recently acquired the Telugu remake rights of ‘De De Pyaar De’ and it will star Venkatesh. We also have films planned with Tharun Bhascker and Trinadha Rao with Venkatesh,” Suresh Babu told reports. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ He also said that they plan to make films in Tamil and Hindi. On Suresh Productions clocking 55 years, Suresh said: “It’s not easy to stay relevant even after 55 years. We are really blessed to continue in the industry. What was once a production company is slowly turning into a content, talent management and technology company. This is a complete ecosystem that Rana and I are trying to put together”. Suresh Productions’ upcoming release is Samantha Akkineni starrer Telugu comedy “Oh Baby”.last_img read more

 

Exdiplomats urge Trump to pressure Poland on rule of law

first_imgWarsaw: Dozens of former Polish ambassadors are telling President Donald Trump that Poland’s democracy is at risk and urging him to pressure the country’s populist government during a coming visit to respect human rights and stop flouting the constitution. “Mr. President, you are coming to a country where the rule of law is no longer respected,” the Conference of Ambassadors of the Republic of Poland wrote in an open letter posted on its website late Monday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Trump is to attend ceremonies in Warsaw on Saturday marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, which began with Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. More than 40 other world leaders will also attend. It will be Trump’s second visit to Poland, where a nationalist right-wing government that shares his anti-migrant views welcomed him enthusiastically in 2017. Then, Trump gave a speech praising Poland as a defender of Western civilization without mentioning democracy or concerns voiced often by the European Union that the young democracy was veering off course. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls At the time, the government was moving to restrict judicial independence, a process that picked up speed after Trump’s visit. His visit now comes as the ruling party, Law and Justice, and the country’s powerful Catholic church have been depicting gays and lesbians as threats to Polish society and to families. That appears to be a campaign ploy ahead of parliamentary elections on Oct. 13 to appeal to the conservative heartland in a country where many people cling to their traditional Catholic values. The former ambassadors write that “the process of flouting and bending our Constitution has been on the rise for several years.” “The division of powers is being dismantled and the independent judiciary is being destroyed. Human rights are curtailed, and the growing repression of political opponents and various minorities, be they ethnic, religious or sexual, is not only tolerated by the government, but even inspired by it.” They tell Trump: “Your powerful voice calling for tolerance and mutual respect, as well as compliance with the provisions of the Constitution and other laws, may have historical significance.” The ruling party has repeatedly denied accusations of violating democracy, noting that it came to power in free elections and that it still enjoys the approval of many Poles. It is by far the most popular party in the country, approval that is partly explained by generous welfare policies for families and farmers. The Conference of Ambassadors is made up of 41 ex-ambassadors concerned the current government is eroding democracy and hurting the country’s position on the global stage. It was formed in 2017, two years after Law and Justice took power, and some of its members were fired by the party.last_img read more

 

Heavy rain expected till Tuesday owing to southwest monsoon

Due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected  to continue till Tuesday 27th June in the south western parts of the country with heavy rain expected in the Kegalle and Kalutara districts, the Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology said today.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Heavy showers (about100 mm) can be expected at some places, particularly in Kurunegala, Kegalle, Rathnapura, Kaluthara, Gampaha, Colombo and Galle districts.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.  (Colombo Gazette) read more

 

Tamil Nadu opposes restrictions imposed by Sri Lanka

In his letter to the Prime Minister, Palaniswami said the Palk Bay was the historic and traditional fishing area of Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and the new legislation of Sri Lanka was “aimed at preventing our fishermen from exercising their traditional fishing rights in the fishing waters” and would deny their fundamental rights conferred by the Indian Constitution. The new Bill passed by the Parliament of Sri Lanka was a “retrograde step” and would “hamper” the joint initiatives taken by both Indian and Sri Lankan government over the fishermen issue and was a “severe setback” to the diplomatic efforts being taken to resolve the issue amicably, Palaniswami contended.“The current inhumane strategy of Government of Sri Lanka has already been inflicting huge pecuniary losses to the fishermen of Tamil Nadu. The new legislation will further aggravate the situation. The move by the Government of Sri Lanka has caused great disquiet and anguish to the fishing community in Tamil Nadu,” he added. Strongly opposing the recent legislation on fishing restriction by Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami asserted the fishing rights of the State in the Palk Bay and further urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest the legislation and take steps to exempt the Bay from its purview, The Hindu newspaper reported.Recalling efforts from both sides to resolve the fishermen issue, the Chief Minister said that the recent legislation was a “harsh step to undermine the diplomatic efforts” being undertaken by India to sort out the sensitive issue. “It would be fitting for the Government of India to register its strongest disapproval of such move and must organise an effective defence of the rights of our fishermen in the Palk Bay,” he wrote to the Prime Minister. Palaniswami also urged the Prime Minister to direct the Union Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Mission in Sri Lanka to effectively respond to the Sri Lanka legislation by registering strong protest and to further ensure that necessary provisions are made in the new legislation to exempt the Palk Bay from its purview. Sri Lanka on Thursday imposed a ban on the destructive fishing practice of bottom-trawling in their waters and thereby made violators liable for a fine of LKR 50,000 (approximately ₹20,000) and face two years imprisonment. The legislation passed in Sri Lankan Parliament could directly impact fishermen from Tamil Nadu, some of whom engage in bottom-trawling and have often been found drifting into Sri Lanka’s territorial waters. read more

 

Mayor celebrates international students

Mayor Brian McMullan poses with graduating international students from Brock.International students were celebrated in St. Catharines this month at a reception hosted by Mayor Brian McMullan.McMullan was heralding the cultural and financial impact of international students in St. Catharines. The reception was held on March 7 at city hall and attended by students graduating from Brock.Murray Knuttila, Provost and Vice-President Academic, spoke on behalf of the University. Daniel Antwi-Amoabang, Graduate Students’ Association president and an international student from Ghana, spoke on behalf of the students.A group of Ghanaian students who danced and drummed. David Nan Yun, an MBA student from China, also performed. read more

 

Video game star PewDiePie takes in 12 million heads Forbes list of

Video game star ‘PewDiePie’ takes in $12 million, heads Forbes list of top YouTube earners FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Ender’s Game” at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. YouTube’s top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million in the year ending June 1, 2015. Forbes magazine says Kjellberg tops its first list of people who have spun short online videos into huge piles of cash. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – YouTube’s top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.Forbes magazine says Sweden’s Felix Kjellberg, better known by his handle “PewDiePie,” tops its first list of people who have spun short online videos into huge piles of cash.YouTube stars make money mainly by getting paid to interact with products on their channels and sharing ad revenue with YouTube. Some also star in movies, write books, go on tour, sell music or cut endorsement deals. They’re a hit with younger audiences and brands trying to reach the next generation of consumers.Two acts tied for second on Forbes’ list, both earning $8.5 million: comedy prankster duo Smosh — Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla — and the Fine Brothers, Benny and Rafi Fine.Dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling ranked fourth with $6 million. Tied for fifth were comedians Rhett and Link — made of Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III — and video game commentator Olajide Olatunji, known as “KSI,” with $4.5 million.Make-up artist Michelle Phan was seventh at $3 million.The No. 8 slot was a three-way tie at $2.5 million shared by comedian Lilly Singh, or “Superwoman;” prankster Roman Atwood; and chef Rosanna Pansino.Forbes is best known for its list of billionaires and the list appearing in its Nov. 2 issue marks its first stab at ranking YouTube stars. It says it measured earnings before management fees and taxes and came up with the figures based on data from online sources such as Nielsen, IMDb and interviews with managers, lawyers, industry insiders and the stars themselves. by The Associated Press Posted Oct 15, 2015 12:10 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

 

On Africa Industrialization Day Ban warns gender inequity youth unemployment risk continents

“In recent years, many countries in Africa have experienced significant economic growth and progress in human development. However, inclusive and sustainable industrial development remains elusive,” said Mr. in his message on the Day, marked annually on 20 November.He pointed out that both youth unemployment and gender inequity jeopardize the continent’s efforts to eradicate poverty. The private sector in Africa contributes to a projected 80 per cent of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) and supports an estimated 90 per cent of all jobs. SMEs have a pivotal role to play in the industrial development of Africa. Nevertheless, the UN chief noted that the opportunities for youth and women generated by SMEs are limited, thus failing to harness the full entrepreneurial potential of the continent. “This means less capacity for transformative socio-economic development, innovation and value addition,” he said. The theme for this year’s Day is ‘SMEs for Poverty Eradication and Job Creation for Women and Youth.’ In his message, the Secretary-General stressed that Africa needs to invest in training and education for women and youth to industrialize, grow the private sector and achieve sustainable development. “SMEs can provide a solid foundation for sustained economic growth, job creation and poverty eradication,” he added.The important contribution of inclusive and sustainable industrialization in helping Africa to overcome its critical development challenges is clearly recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by United Nations Member States in September. “I reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations to enhance Africa’s SME sector and stimulate economic opportunities for women and youth to promote the continent’s progress towards economically enriched, socially inclusive and prosperous societies,” concluded Mr. Ban. read more

 

Schmon Tower lobby passageway fully restored as of Monday

At 8 a.m. on  Monday Sept. 18, a new corridor will enable people to access Schmon Tower elevators from both sides of the Tower lobby.After three months of taking basement or rooftop detours to reach elevators that would get them to the upper Tower floors, pedestrians will again be able to reach the lobby-level elevators directly from either side of the Tower.They will also be able to fully traverse the Tower lobby, between the Matheson Learning Commons to the west and, to the east, the Thistle vestibule/Tim Horton’s kiosk area near Mackenzie Chown Complex. This will be available during hours when the James A. Gibson Library is open.The lobby washrooms will remain out of service while the Brock LINC construction project continues. read more

 

Micheál Martin says there would need to be a carbon tax in

first_img Tue 10:06 AM https://jrnl.ie/4802720 Share173 Tweet Email1 Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 10:06 AM 15,692 Views 117 Comments By Orla Dwyer Micheál Martin says there would ‘need to be’ a carbon tax in Budget 2020 A climate change focus in the Budget will be necessary, said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. AS BUDGET TALKS commence today between Fianna Fáil and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Micheál Martin says a carbon tax and further health service investment should be pushed. Speaking this morning, Martin said said a climate change dimension will be necessary in the 2020 Budget along with improving access to healthcare services. The Cork TD said there would “need to be” a carbon tax in the upcoming Budget. No such tax was brought in as part of last year’s Budget. Parties have been preparing their policies lately before the new political season begins  in the Dáil later this month. “For us, prioritisation has to be in investment in services. The health service is imploding at the front line,” Martin said on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today. Martin added that “there would have to be a climate change dimension to the Budget” for 2020. “We believe there has to be [a carbon tax],” he said. A €10 increase in carbon tax has been the figure used since last year. Donohoe included a note in pre-budget submissions last year saying he was “currently minded” to implement a €10 increase on Budget day. Martin said today that this ”could be less than 10, it could be five or six euro”. Speaking to TheJournal.ie last year, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that implementing a carbon tax last year would have “hit people with a double whammy” and wiped out any benefits people received through tax cuts elsewhere.  “It will mean an increase certainly in certain fuel costs but in our view, the overwhelming evidence has been… that we have to start dealing and making fossil fuels in particular over time a less attractive to people,” he added. The money gained from the carbon tax should be “ringfenced into a separate fund” used for activities on climate change and biodiversity, said Martin. “We will be setting goals… but ultimately the government has to deliver,” he said. 2020 general election? In terms of an election, the party leader said it will likely take place next year. Martin added that he believes it was the right decision to not hold a general election earlier, mainly due to Brexit uncertainty. “There can’t be an election if the prospect of a no-deal is there on the horizons,” he said. “Our preference is to be the lead party in a government with smaller parties… I think there will be a fragmented Dáil in the next election”, Martin said, adding that the ‘two-party system’ of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is “gone”. Martin said there will need to be an emphasis on the provision and investment of services in the 2020 Budget. He said access to health services can be “very difficult for too many people”. Services such as home help and home care packages and the fair deal should also be focused on in terms of investment. “We are frustrated by the failure of government in health and Brexit and other areas,” he said. “Our priority is to make sure there is sufficient service to make sure people can get access to healthcare services.”  Image: Sam Boal Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Image: Sam Boal As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

 

Logitech lance deux applications pour iOS

first_imgLogitech lance deux applications pour iOS Le fabricant Logitech a lancé deux applications pour iOS, une pour Iphone, et l’autre pour l’Ipad.Le fabricant Logitech a décliné son logiciel Logitech Alert en application iOS. Le système de protection de données peut donc être installé sur iPad et iPhone et il est compatible avec la dernière version du système d’exploitation d’Appe, iOS 5.0.Une suite d’application sera disponible sur les terminaux d’Apple gérant le streaming audio et vidéo, sauvegarde et visionnage des vidéos et photos en mode paysage ou portrait. Les utilisateurs seront informés de la mise à jour de l’application sur iPhone, selon Ubergizmo. Tandis que l’application pour iPad permettra de sauvegarder des vidéos enregistrées seulement mais pourra être mise à jour automatiquement. Les applications perdront place sur l’App Store, comme à l’accoutumée.Le 2 décembre 2011 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

1/9 WWE RAW Ratings: Overall viewers are down featuring returns of Undertaker, HBK and…

first_img Who will they bring backl next from the old days Videos Articles Cameron Huff Pinterest WhatsApp This week’s 1/9 WWE RAW drew an average of 2.91 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.05 million viewers. RAW came in at No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9 overall for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographic.The College Football Playoff Championship dominated the night on cable drawing 24.39 million viewers on ESPN last night.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHourly breakdowns were as follows.Hour 1: 3.014 (down slightly from 3.042 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 3.019 (down from 3.159 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.689 (down from 2.939 million viewers)RAW, headlined Roman Reigns vs. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in a handicap match for the WWE United States Championship, averaged a 0.97 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night. This is down from week’s 1.09 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Reigns in the main event.. no wonder they lost 500,000 people in the 3rd hour Videos Articles Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Wow,even with Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker appearing on RAW their ratings are still down! Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move Brian Clementson Videos Articles January 10, 2017 at 8:27 pm January 10, 2017 at 11:04 pm January 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels Seth Rollins Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday 3 COMMENTS Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins CenaLife WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Now Playing Up Next Facebook Google+ Comments are closed.last_img read more

Emery insists he has no concerns over Koscielnys fitness

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery insists he has no concerns over the fitness of Laurent Koscielny following the captain’s long-awaited return from injury.The Frenchman suffered a ruptured Achilles in May against Atletico Madrid, spending seven months on the sidelines before returning to action last month during the UEFA Europa League tie with Qarabag at the Emirates.The former France international has gone on to feature in six games  in all competitions during a time when the Gunners have been short of centre-backs, but he has struggled with his fitness and he had to pull out of the starting XI for the FA Cup game against Blackpool just minutes before kick-off with a back problem.Koscielny has trained this week, and is expected to be in the squad that travels to the London Stadium West Ham on Saturday and Emery believes the former Lorient centre-half is slowly getting back to his best.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We pushed him to play after his injury because we needed him in some matches and it wasn’t easy for him to play three matches in one week,” said Arsenal’s head coach, according to Football.London.“We pushed him and he was playing three matches in a week, but not 90 minutes in each match. He did that.”“Little by little Koscielny is feeling better and he can play consistently.”“I think he is getting better and after one month playing with us, the next matches he is going to be better for playing maybe three matches a week.”last_img read more

 

ASAWISHH Monitoring Evaluation Staff Work to Align Data Management Systems Across Projects

first_imgRady Chea, managing director of Agrimaster, a Cambodian feed milling company, shows Michelle Calhoun and Megan Francic of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, the offloading facility where his company unloads bulk feedstuff, including U.S. soybean meal, shipped up the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City.ASA/WISHH Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) staff met this week to discuss data collection tools, management systems and reporting guidelines for USDA-funded Food for Progress projects run by WISHH in Cambodia and Ghana.ASA/WISHH’s work in Food for Progress allows U.S. soy to holistically engage in developing markets in order to build capacity and create sustainable trade partnerships.The ASA/WISHH Director of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) met with Cephas Agbesi Tsikudo and Tola Heng to discuss aligning data management systems across projects. Tsikudo is the M&E Manager for the AMPLIFIES project in Ghana and has worked with the project for nearly four years to measure ASA/WISHH’s impact on the growth of the poultry feed industry among other activities.Heng joined ASA/WISHH’s CAST Cambodia aquaculture project in May and has worked hard to build the foundation for CAST’s M&E systems. Soybean products provide an affordable source of protein that can partially replace fish protein to ensure lower production costs and affordable aquatic-source proteins in Cambodia. Optimistic feed conversion ratios of 2:1 across the aquaculture industry with 20% average soybean meal inclusion rates could generate demand for over 100,000 MT/year soybean meal by 2030. ASA/WISHH will work with the feed industry in Cambodia to find reliable U.S. trade linkages to meet growing aquaculture demand.last_img read more

Fans gather at Marlins Park for 2018 FanFest

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The 2018 Miami Marlins FanFest was held at Marlins Park, Saturday.The event had activities for the entire family, including player and alumni autograph sessions, the chance to play catch on the field and photo opportunities.“I just want the best for them. I love them,” said a Marlins fan. “I DVR every game and watch it when I get home from work, and I love the Marlins.”Kids also got to run the bases, and food trucks were also on hand to feed everyone.Dedicated fans who purchased season tickets at the event received a fast pass to get player autographs and the opportunity for a private experience on the field.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Kwanzaa Celebration at the Reginald F Lewis Museum

first_imgMusicians celebrate Kwanzaa at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. (Courtesy photo)Jeff Menzise, Ph.D., a professor at Morgan State University and a speaker at Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s upcoming Kwanzaa celebration, thinks that it’s great to celebrate the holiday in December, but it might be even better if we could celebrate it all year long.“It’s an excellent tool if we properly use it,” Menzise said. “What I find is that we wait until these seven days to kind of incorporate and start talking about these principals. But I think that it’s something that should be implemented throughout the year because these principals are solid. There’s nobody that would not benefit from becoming more self-determining, strengthening their faith, becoming more creative, understanding what their purpose is, living in unity, cooperative work and economics, collective responsibility.”The celebration was started by Maulana Karenga, a professor of African studies, in 1966. It is observed by many people of African descent all over the world and was created as a way to help unify Black people while affirming and creating their own cultural identity. This year, the holiday starts on Dec. 26 and runs through Jan. 1. Each day of Kwanzaa is dedicated to a Swahili word for a specific cultural value. There is umoja, or unity; kuji-chagulia, self-determination; ujima, collective work and responsibility; ujamaa, cooperative economics; nia, purpose; and imani or faith.The Reginald F. Lewis museum holds an event every year honoring the celebration. This year’s event will be held on Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. In addition to Menzise’s talk on kuji-chagulia, or self-determination, there will also be music, dancing and crafts. The museum will charge a special $5 entry price instead of the usual $6-8 admission price.Menzise said his message is especially relevant as the fight against police brutality and racism rages, especially here in Baltimore.“I definitely plan to touch on how many of our youth are having negative experiences with police officers, how overt expressions of racism are on the rise and how we can really take this opportunity to define whatever it is that we’re going to experience in life – reclaim our power from the folks that have been dictating how we’re going to do our thing,” he said.“It’s an excellent tool, but we have to take it beyond the holiday,” he said.He said that he would love to see people take the emphasis off the Swahili words and instead just focus on incorporating the values they stand for into their everyday lives.“I don’t want to be mistaken and people think that I’m saying that it’s weak and there’s nothing beneficial to it, because it’s absolutely beneficial. But I’m always looking for that next level. Let’s see how we can really take this from just these seven days in December going into January and actually make this something that’s really empowering to our youth. Something that our teenagers, our elementary school, our newborns, our parents-to-be or our new couples – that they can actually take these principals, incorporate them into their everyday life and then really exemplify the greatness and the brilliance that comes with this.”last_img read more

Bowser Taps Delano Hunter as DC Chief Service Officer

first_imgDelano HunterD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed a rising political star to lead her office of public service.On Dec. 28, Bowser announced Delano Hunter as the new chief service officer of Serve DC, The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism. The agency is charged with getting District government employees and residents involved in community service and Bowser said Hunter is the right person for the job.“Delano is a proven leader with a real talent for improving agency operations and implementing effective strategies,” the mayor said. “Most importantly, he is passionate about mobilizing District volunteers to serve our community, so that more residents can find their pathways to the middle class.”Hunter is the president of the Gateway Community Association and is a two-time candidate for the Ward 5 D.C. Council member position. In 2010, he came in second in the September Democratic primary to then-D.C. Council member Harry Thomas. And, when Thomas left the seat because of legal and criminal issues, Hunter ran in the May 2012 special election to replace him but came in second to D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D).Many Ward 5 political observers expected Hunter to challenge McDuffie for the seat in 2014 but he chose not to do so.Hunter will be leading such efforts as the District Resident Snow Team that is designed to help elderly and disabled residents deal with clearing walkways and sidewalks during inclement weather in the winter months. He will also facilitate the Hands on Hearts CPR Program that is set to train 5,000 people in hands-only CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators by September 2016 and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in a few weeks that encourages residents to engage in community service near and on the late civil rights leaders’ holiday, which is Jan. 18, 2016.Hunter is a District native and attended its public schools. He graduated summa cum laude from Delaware State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently an MBA candidate in the Johns Hopkins University School of Business.Hunter is the former interim senior deputy director for programs at the District’s Department of Employment Services and has worked as the interim chief of staff at the agency.He also served a stint in the Serve DC office as deputy director and worked as a special assistant in the Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs.Robert King, a longtime community activist in Ward 5, said that Bowser made an excellent choice in Hunter to be the chief service officer.“His compassion and his passion for community service make him uniquely qualified for the position,” King, who has served decades as an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Ward 5, said. “I think this is one of the mayor’s better appointments. He is already performing community service as the president of Gateway and he is a people’s servant.“ jwright@afro.comlast_img read more

Three incidents of fire reported none injured

first_imgKolkata: Three incidents of fire took place in the city and one in South 24-Parganas in the past 24 hours. A fire broke out at a leather workshop at Tiljala on Wednesday night.Police said four fire tenders were pressed into service and fire fighters took around two hours to douse the flames.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but officers of the Fire and Emergency Services department suspect that an electric short circuit might have been the reason behind the fire. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA fire broke out at a fair price shop in Beliaghata on Thursday night. Five fire tenders were pressed into service and fire fighters took around three hours to extinguish the fire. Locals saw smoke billowing out of the tiled roof shop and dialed 100. Police passed the information to the state Fire and Emergency Services department. Fire fighters immediately went to the spot and initiated the work to douse the flames.The fire fighters are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the fire and the total extend of damage due to the fire is also yet to be ascertained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAnother incident of fire took place in the factory of a confectionary at Bhowanipore on Thursday early morning. One fire tender was pressed into service and the flames were extinguished. Meanwhile, a fire broke out at a godown and adjacent houses at Santoshpur in South 24-Parganas on Wednesday night.Six fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. The fire fighters took around three hours to extinguish the fire.Police came to know from locals, who witnessed the incident, that the fire broke out at around 11 pm on Wednesday. The locals initiated the work to douse the flames. Later, fire fighters reached the spot and initiated the work to extinguish as early as possible.The fire initially broke out at the godown and it spread fast to the adjacent houses. There were around six houses those were gutted. The incident led to huge damage.last_img read more

11 high volume low speed fans installed at Howrah Station

first_imgKolkata: For better comfort of passengers, Eastern Railway has installed 11 giant size state-of-the-art High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans at Howrah Station at a cost of Rs 47 lakh.Among these, seven are installed at the old complex of Howrah Station and four HVLS fans are installed at the new complex. These HVLS fans are strategically engineered to cover a large area effectively that cannot be achieved by multiple small high-speed fans or other conventional fans. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe HVLS fans can also be used in winter by reversing the operating sequence, pulling hot air down from the ceiling to the floor. These fans at the station also reduced the noise generated by multiple high-speed fans and are cost effective as they reduce energy consumption. Each of the giant size HVLS fan at the station has a sweep of 7.3 m and can effectively cover an area of 1579 sq m (17,000 sqft). The HVLS fans also helped in reducing electricity consumption by replacing 99 conventional air circulating fans and 12 ceiling fans at Howrah Station area, resulting in a saving of 67145 KWh electric energy per year — a step forward towards energy conservation.last_img read more

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first_img 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 | 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. 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related 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 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” 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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. 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. 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 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | 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. 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.  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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 Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Related 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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.  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.  Videos | March 22, 2011 Dilon – BSGI with the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing 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. 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.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | 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.center_img Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Radiation Therapy | 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 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 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. 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.” Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 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 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. Recent Videos View all 606 items 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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. 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.” Radiation Oncology View all 91 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.” 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). 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Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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 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 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Find more SCCT news and videos Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a 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 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 Information Technology View all 220 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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. 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.” 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. 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. 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Dilon Diagnostics provides a complete system for breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and biopsy guidance. The Dilon 6800 gamma camera supports the diagnostic procedure of molecular breast imaging, known as BSGI or MBI, with high-resolution digital imaging optimized for early breast cancer detection. BSGI/MBI with the Dilon 6800 captures vital tumor information by viewing the metabolism of lesions in the breast via radiopharmaceutical uptake. It can detect early stage cancers, see lesions independent of tissue density and is capable of providing the same views as mammography; thereby providing physiological data in images that directly correlate to the mammogram.BSGI with the Dilon 6800 is an ideal complement to mammography and is indicated for:”¢ Challenging diagnostic workups;”¢ provides very high sensitivity for detecting DCIS, lobular carcinoma and small non-palpable lesions;”¢ high-risk patients, particularly with dense breast tissue;”¢ determining the extent of disease, and”¢ pre-surgical planning.GammaLōc – Localization for Gamma-Guided BiopsyDilon Diagnostics offers BSGI/MBI systems and is the only company with an FDA-cleared biopsy solution for gamma-guided localization. GammaLōc is an accessory to the Dilon 6800 that helps physicians accurately locate lesions to perform biopsies of suspicious regions found with BSGI. http://www.dilon.com/pages/gammaloc_gamma_guided_localization_system/82.phpClinical DataOne of several recent studies presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 96th Annual Meeting on BSGI reported it to be a valuable tool for detecting breast cancer, particularly for women who are at increased risk for the disease or have dense breast tissue. Barbara H. Ward, M.D., and associates of Weinstein Imaging in Pittsburgh noted in the study that BSGI displayed a higher sensitivity for detecting cancerous lesions than mammography or ultrasound.SNM Guidelines for Breast Scintigraphy with Breast-Specific Gamma CamerasThe Society of Nuclear Medicine has issued guidelines for practitioners in selecting patients, performing, interpreting and reporting for 99mTc-sestamibi breast-specific gamma imaging. http://interactive.snm.org/docs/BreastScintigraphyGuideline_V1.0.pdf. BSGI CME Online continuing medical education credits for BSGI are available through WebMedEd via access code BSGI1001C at www.appliedradiology.org/BSGI. The course provides for two AMA/PRA Category 1 CME credits.For more information: www.dilon.com Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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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 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 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). 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Ko Olina Golf Club debuts Mickey Mouseshaped bunker

first_imgKo Olina Golf Club debuts Mickey Mouse-shaped bunker OAHU — The magic of Disney has found its way to Ko Olina Golf Club on Oahu, and golfers and Disney enthusiasts couldn’t be more thrilled.The club has completed a three-month renovation of its greenside and select fairway bunkers, which included the addition of new silica sand and state-of-the-art drainage systems known as the Billy Bunker method.The highlight of the project, however, was the dedication and grand opening of a new Mickey Mouse-inspired bunker on the 10th hole, which fronts Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina. To commemorate the grand opening, festivities include an appearance by Mickey himself, as well as LPGA superstar and Hawaii native Michelle Wie.“The Mickey bunker is all about having fun playing golf and we hope this new addition will help create memorable experiences for our guests for many years to come,” said Greg Nichols, PGA, Ko Olina Golf Club’s general manager and director of gold. “It was an honour having Michelle join Mickey to celebrate the opening. This refurbishment is just one of several projects in progress that ensures Ko Olina Golf Club remains top of mind as the premier golf destination in the state of Hawaii.” Share Travelweek Group Tuesday, January 23, 2018 center_img Posted by Tags: Disney, Hawaii << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more