King Mohammed VI Appoints Abdelali Belkacem Director of Royal Protocol and

Rabat – King Mohammed VI appointed Abdelali Belkacem as the new director of the Royal Protocol and Chancellery on Friday, August 2.Belkacem will replace Abdeljaouad Belhaj, who has been the director of the Royal Chancellery since 2010.Belkacem has been serving as the charge de mission at the Ministry of the Royal Household. His new mission as the director of the Household and Chancellery will be to manage royal ceremonies at royal palaces.He also will be in charge of publishing statements on the royal activities. read more

Five Sri Lankan youth deported to Serbia from Romania

Five Sri Lankan youth have been deported to Serbia from Romania after they entered the country illegally.Immigration officials said that eight foreign citizens originally from Sri Lanka, Iraq and Syria who were in Romania illegally were returned to Serbia under agreement between both countries. The eight people were arrested in Romania on April 6 by border guards on the banks of the Timis river.The group consisted of five Sri Lankans aged between 20 and 24, two men from Iraq and a Syrian national. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Eyewitness gives account of attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad

David Nabarro, Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General for Health Action in Crises, was in the Canal Hotel in the office of Humanitarian Coordinator Ramiro Lopes da Silva just one floor below the suite of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed when the massive truck bomb went off outside the premises at about 4:45 p.m. local time Tuesday.”I was about to go, but I had not gotten up, and suddenly there was this extraordinary thud,” Dr. Nabarro told a press briefing in Geneva today. “Ramiro was opposite, and he said ‘Ow, I have been hit,’ and he had glass stuck in his forehead. Mohamed…said, I think I have been hit too, and he had blood coming down. I am afraid it is still on my notebook.”The two other colleagues also were cut by flying glass. I had glass stuck in the back of my neck. Then the lights went out. Ramiro’s secretary next door was terribly distressed. There was a terrible smell. Like you had a load of fireworks in a big barrel and you smell the gunpowder. There was dust. And then we started to hear the screams and the moans. And that just went on and on.”Dr. Nabarro said he and the others finally made their way through broken masonry to a tiny lawn where there were already about 18 people where there were the dead and dying. “The first 20 to 30 minutes were kind of like a very slow movie really,” he said. “And then the Americans came, and we started sorting out. We got the people who died, people who needed to get out quickly, people who could hang around a bit, people who were walking around wounded.”Dr. Nabarro said he then went to the epicentre of the blast “and then I realized who was under there, that almost certainly Sergio was under there, that Nadia (Younes, Mr. Vieira de Mello’s chief of staff, who also died) was under there. [The rescuers] had gone up on to the roof and they had started to dig out very gently. People said that they could hear Sergio.”He said that when he had arrived at the Canal Hotel just 45 minutes before the blast, security had been very meticulous as usual, searching underneath the car. In fact security had increased because of concern that something big might happen, though not necessarily to the UN, following the earlier deadly bombing of the Jordanian embassy, he added.Meanwhile on the ground in Baghdad today, the grim task of recovering the bodies of other victims and identifying the 22 confirmed dead continued. In addition to Ms. Younes, the latest to be identified are Reham Al-Farra of Jordan and Alya Souza of Iraq. Marilyn Manuel of the Philippines, who originally had been listed as among the dead, suffered minor injuries and was still in Baghdad.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said a 100-metre security cordon had been set up around its offices in Baghdad. The agency’s estimated 300 staff members were staying in Iraq, including half of them in the capital.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said its food distribution operations would continue through the 44,000 distribution agents of the Iraqi Ministry of Trade. Listen to UN Radio report read more

FEATURE UN aid chief calls on leaders to make commitments for the

“The Summit is a way of saying let’s come together, let’s really understand how we can work better, let’s make commitments for the future,” Stephen O’Brien, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs told the UN News Centre ahead of the first-ever gathering of its kind, which will take place in Turkey on 23 and 24 May. More than 125 Heads of Government and State are expected to join representatives from the UN community, civil society, the private sector, academia and tens of thousands of other participants in Istanbul. “With lots of Heads of Government, Heads of State coming, many, many countries represented, that will drive forward our agenda for the next few years,” Mr. O’Brien added, highlighting the importance of strong political will in the action that will be agreed to in the Summit. One of the areas that will be discussed is how to get humanitarian aid faster and more effectively to the people who need it most. “Whenever there is suffering and humanitarian need in a crisis, all of us want to be there even faster than we ever can be because we’re all driven by this wish to help people in need,” Mr. O’Brien said, but cautioned that “practical, secured, safe passage and unimpeded access” is challenging during protracted crises, particularly of ongoing conflict. Despite international laws, safe and unimpeded access is often up for negotiations. Mr. O’Brien, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, explains below. There are more than 125 million people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance worldwide, according to UN figures. That includes refugees, displaced persons, and people who are in need of support due to climate-induced famine. To put that figure in perspective, together, they would create the 11th largest country in the world. “But they don’t have a flag, they don’t have a Head of State,” said Mr. O’Brien. They do have urgent needs that must be met through goods and services. These are expected to cost the humanitarian community an additional $15 to $20 billion annually. While the event is not a fund-raising conference, investing in humanity is one of the five core responsibilities that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged in his report for the World Humanitarian Summit. The four other responsibilities of the Agenda for Humanity are preventing and ending conflict, respecting the rules of war, leaving no one behind, and working differently to end need. If put into practice, the idea is that the Agenda for Humanity would allow humanitarians to provide for the immediate needs when crises hit while also preparing for the long-term so people can see hope in their futures. In most cases, that means being able to return home and rebuild their lives. “I was particularly struck by a family that I talked to in Jordan who had had to run away from their home, flee because it had been completely destroyed by bombs outside of Homs, in Syria,” Mr. O’Brien recalled. The family, including four children, had been living in Amman, Jordan, for the past three years. The father at the time did not have permission to work. Mr. O’Brien narrates the conversation in the video clip below. The UN News Centre is doing a series of stories in the lead up to the Summit. You can read those stories and more on our website.@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -560px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.5em; line-height: 1.2em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 130px; xtext-align:center; text-shadow: 6px 6px 6px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:55%;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;} read more

New StudentsatRisk protocol introduced

Its colour is meant to ensure it is easily spotted in times of crisis.The Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress document, known by many on campus as the Orange Folder, has been given an overhaul for the first time in more than five years.A more comprehensive version of the helpful tool will be distributed to more than 1,500 staff and faculty across the University beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24.The new document is expected to reach Brock offices in time for the campus-wide discussion on mental health prompted by the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on Jan. 25.“It has been significantly updated,” Student Affairs Manager Darryl Veld said of the folder, which for the first time contains a new Students-at-Risk Protocol that has been updated since being removed from Brock’s Student Code of Conduct.The move was made to help reduce the stigma around mental health.The stand-alone protocol outlines the response and outcomes that follow a disclosure of problematic behaviour.The updated folder, created by the Students-at-Risk (SAR) team, includes information on triage of emergency and crisis situations.“When someone is in a TA’s (teaching assistant’s) office and is having a difficult time, the TA can grab this. They’ll know who to call, what the number is and there will be no fumbling around on Google,” Veld said.“Everyone should have it in a drawer near them.”There are nine situations outlined in the document, with information included on whether an immediate response is required as well as potential next steps.“We don’t expect them to be experts (on mental health), but that doesn’t mean they can’t make expert referrals,” Veld said of staff and faculty.“There are eight of us on the Students-at-Risk team — 16 eyes. We’d like there to be 20,000 sets of eyes looking out for people with mental-health concerns and for them to be equipped with the tools to help.”The document will be made accessible to every full-time staff and faculty member on campus.Having the easily-accessible information at hand could mean diverting a crisis or offering assistance in what might be a life-or-death situation, Veld said.“This information at your fingertips will help you work through this. Stay calm. Reach for the folder.”The resource, he said, is meant to provide staff and faculty “confidence in what needs to be done and how to do it” when a sensitive situation presents itself.The Students-at-Risk team acknowledged the work of Stacey Jury, Academic Accommodations Co-ordinator with the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, for playing a significant role in the folder’s redesign.If you think you know of a student that is at-risk to themselves, contact Campus Security at 905-688-5550, ext. 3200.If you’re unsure if there is a concern or for non-urgent matters, call Veld at ext. 4041.Who to call on campus in emergency/crisis situationsStudent Health Services, Harrison Hall: Physicians and Mental Health Nurse, 905-688-5550, ext. 3243Personal Counselling, Schmon Tower, 400: Counsellors, 905-688-5550, ext. 3240Campus Security, Kenmore Centre: Available 24 hours a day, 905-688-5550, ext. 3200Who to call off campus in emergency/crisis situationsCRISIS OUTREACH AND SUPPORT TEAM NIAGARA: 800-263-4944Local Distress CentresCatharines and area 905-688-3711Grimsby 905-563-6674Port Colborne 905-734-1212Fort Erie 905-382-0689Niagara Health System Hospital Crisis CareCatharines 905-378-4647 ext. 43230 or ext. 43231Welland ext. 33407Greater Niagara ext. 54919Kids Help Line: 20 and under, 800-668-6868Good2Talk: Ontario post-secondary help line, 866-925-5454Call 911Examples of common Student-at-Risk identifiersBullying behaviours focused on studentsVerbal or non-verbal signs of suicidal thoughts or ideationDirect communicated threat(s)Prolonged non-verbal passive aggressive behaviour such as sitting with arms crossed, glaring or staring at professorSelf-injurious behaviour such as cuttingDeliberate conversations designed to scarePsychotic, delusional, or rambling speechObjectifying language that depersonalizes the professor or studentsThreats of online assaults like hacking a website, sharing personal information, or posting pictures without permissionContinual spamming via email or otherwise with aggressive or bullying languageExamples of when resources other than the SAR team are appropriateMisuse of technology in the classroomFrequent interruption of professor while talking or asking non relevant questionsInappropriate or overly revealing clothing or sleepwearCrosstalk or carrying on side conversations while professor is speakingPoor hygiene that leads to disruptionArguing grades after professor requests student to stopStudents posts non-relevant spam or unrelated personal advertising material in class forum discussion boardInappropriate or overly revealing picturesArrogant, entitled, rude or disrespectful emails or messagesA large group from various Brock University departments that support student wellness and discussions about mental health came together to show their support for the new Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress folder that was distributed across campus beginning Tuesday. read more

Mariusz Jurkiewicz to Wisla Plock

handball transfersMariusz JurkiewiczOrlen Wisla Plock Experienced Polish left back Mariusz Jurkiewicz (31) is back home to Orlen Wisla Plock. New team of Manolo Cadenas will have a new look for the upcoming season in which Wisla has a chance to play at VELUX EHF Champions League if beat Montpellier in qualification clash. Jurkiewicz is well known from his apperaances for Polish NT, but also Spanish handball, where he played in several teams, BM Atletico Madrid and Ciudad Real as well… ← Previous Story Junior WCh 2013: Brazil shock Slovenia – France beat Germany! Next Story → “STRUGA 2013” – HANDBALL STARTS HERE read more

Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in Maria case

first_imgA ROMA WOMAN in a remote town in central Bulgaria has undergone DNA testing as authorities investigate if she is the mother of a suspected abduction victim in neighbouring Greece known as “Maria” whose case has triggered a global search for her real parents.Sasha Ruseva, 35, had been tested for a match and served with preliminary charges of child selling, but was not detained, Bulgarian authorities said yesterday.AppearenceRuseva appeared on Bulgarian television after being questioned at a police station in the town of Nikolaevo, 175 miles east of the capital, Sofia, and admitted she once left a baby behind in Greece while working there, but was not sure if Maria was her daughter.“I don’t know if it’s her. How would I know that? I didn’t take any money. I just didn’t have enough money to feed her,” Ruseva said speaking on TV, which showed pictures of her and her family outside her mud-floored village home outside the town.Several of the children seen at the village were barefoot or looked poorly cared for.Children “I intended to go back and take my child home, but meanwhile I gave birth to two more kids, so I was not able to go back,” Ruseva said.Bulgarian Interior Ministry chief secretary Svetlozar Lazarov said Ruseva had told police she had seen televised pictures of a Greek Roma couple who had looked after Maria and recognized them as the same people with whom she left her child.A blond-haired and fair-skinned girl aged 5 or 6, Maria, was discovered last week near Farsala in central Greece during a police raid on a Gypsy settlement. DNA tests on the Roma couple revealed they weren’t her parents and the two were charged with abduction and document fraud.They insist they were looking after Maria with their own five children after an informally-arranged adoption.Placed in careThe girl was placed into the care of a children’s charity and her DNA details were provided to Interpol which has so far failed to match her to any missing children declared in its records, from Poland to the US.But the global interest has also raised concerns that news coverage of Maria and actions taken by authorities in the high-profile case are fueling racist sentiment against the Roma minority, who number around 6 million in the European Union.“The long-standing problem of negative media reporting on minorities has vehemently re-emerged with the cases of the children found in Roma families … propagating age-old myths portraying Roma as child-abductors,” the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said in a statement.In the central Romanian town of Sibiu, Dorin Cioaba, an influential Roma community leader widely known as the king of the Roma, said the Greek couple’s story sounded plausible.“Roma families love their children very much. They would give their lives for their children,” Cioaba told Associated Press Television News.“What I think (happened) is that young woman who abandoned the child gave her to this family knowing that if she leaves her on the street, she will end up in a state orphanage or even taken by someone, sold and trafficked … Maybe this girl did not grow up in a the best environment. But I don’t believe what I have heard that this little girl was traumatised.”Read: Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone>Read: Roma child incidents result of ‘pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism’>last_img read more

Microsoft creates a custom Audi R8 Xbox One S

first_imgForza Horizon 3 has been released today. Though fans of the series are no doubt elated, it is a bit hard to get excited for a franchise that sees a new release every single year. This year, Microsoft is doing something special for its flagship racing series and has created a custom Xbox One S that is made to resemble the front of an Audi R8. The catch is that it will be only be available to a few folks in Germany.Despite it appearing a bit ridiculous, this custom Xbox One really does resemble a miniaturized piece of an Audi R8. However, this isn’t a simple custom job. Most special edition consoles either have a specific paint job or just have a custom plate slapped to the top of the console. This one is more well thought out as every inch of it has been shaped and modified. Yes, it does seem as though the front of the car was sliced off and had its tires stolen, but at least it looks like what it is supposed to be.Not that this is a competition, but Microsoft Australia seems to have a better handle on how to create a custom Xbox One S console. That country also has its own special edition Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One S, but as you can see from the picture below, it is much more impressive looking. Germany, please take note.Earlier this year, Microsoft held similar contests where it gave away custom Xbox One systems to lucky people in Europe. For the launch of Captain America: Civil War, the company made a system that looked like Iron Man’s chest piece. This one was only for French fans. Then there was a Game of Thrones Xbox One that was released to celebrate the end of that show’s sixth season. Like the Tony Stark Xbox One, this custom console was also for French citizens.If you live in Germany or know someone that does, you can enter for a chance to win the Audi R8 Xbox One S by going to this Facebook page, “liking” the post, and leaving a comment about who is the toughest Forza rival (whatever that means). Only three of these consoles will be given away so good luck to all who participate.last_img read more

Joao Mario reveals proper preparation was the key

first_imgJoao Mario thanked Inter Milan fans for their support and revealed his surprise start against Lazio was a product of hard work and maturity.Mario last featured for Inter in a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina on January 5. And the former Hammers trainee had to settle for the bench but was surprisingly picked in the starting XI for the 3-0 victory over Lazio.“I prepared well and am trying to train to the max every day in order to earn this opportunity,” the 25-year-old said on Football Italia.“The most important thing is to be ready. It was my turn in this game and I am very happy.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.It’s a far cry from the player signed for €40m from Sporting CP in 2016 and who declared only a few months ago that he didn’t like Italian football.“I have grown up a great deal. It is in moments of difficulty that you really grow up as a person and I’ve been through a lot of those. I try to do better, become another person and another player.“I said that I wanted to transform the jeers of the fans into applause. I am happy the supporters gave me this gift of applause as I left the field and I thank them.“Now it’ll be important for me to be ready at all times, so I’ll keep working hard.”last_img read more

ASAWISHH Sends Aquaculture Consultant to Pakistan

first_imgDr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, University of Arizona/Past President of World Aquaculture Society, (center) trains recent graduates on pond management together with ASA/WISHH Country Representative, R.S.N. Janjua.The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program recently sent Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, of the University of Arizona, to Pakistan as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded FEEDing Pakistan project.Fitzsimmons traveled to Thatta, Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Murdkee and Islamabad to conduct seminars, farmer field days and an aquaculture conference with the first Tilapia cooking competition and Research Poster Exhibition in Pakistan’s largest women’s University, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU).He provided technical assistance to tilapia and trout fish farmers and Tawakkal Hatchery continuously highlighting the important role of soy-based feeds in the aquaculture industry. Fitzsimmons also visited two feed mills producing soy-based feeds: Oryza Feeds and Super Punjab Feed Mills.LCWU is the largest women’s university in Pakistan having over 14,000 registered students. Two years ago, fisheries and aquaculture were added as a new degree program within the Zoology Department at the university in response to the growing aquaculture industry in Pakistan. This academic program, and others like it, are building local capacity which will lead to sustained growth in the industry.During his visit Fitzsimmons also provided hands-on training on pond management to recent graduates trained as part of the FEEDing Pakistan program.last_img read more

Report describes Dubai real estate as moneylaundering haven

first_imgIn this 22 September, 2015 file photo, laborers work at a construction site at the Palm Jumeirah, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A new report released Tuesday, 12 June, 2018, by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, described Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for money launderers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years. Officials in Dubai said they could not comment on the report. Photo : APWar profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released Tuesday alleges.The report by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, offers evidence to support the long-whispered rumors about Dubai’s real-estate boom. It identifies some $100 million in suspicious purchases of apartments and villas across the city of skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates, where foreign ownership fuels construction that now outpaces local demand.The government-run Dubai Media Office said it could not comment on the report.For its part, the center known by the acronym C4ADS said Dubai has a “high-end luxury realestate market and lax regulatory environment prizing secrecy and anonymity above all else.” That comes as the US already warns that Dubai’s economic free zones and trade in gold and diamonds poses a risk.”The permissive nature of this environment has global security implications far beyond the sands of the UAE,” the center said in its report. “In an interconnected global economy with low barriers impeding the movement of funds, a single point of weakness in the regulatory system can empower and enable a range of global illicit actors.”The properties in question include million-dollar villas on the fronds of the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago to an apartment in the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Others appear to be one-bedroom apartments in more-affordable neighborhoods in Dubai, the UAE’s biggest city.Among the highest-profile individuals named in the report is Rami Makhlouf, a cousin of embattled Syrian president Bashar Assad and one of that country’s wealthiest businessmen. The US has sanctioned Makhlouf, who owns the largest mobile phone carrier Syriatel, for using “intimidation and his close ties to the Assad regime to obtain improper financial advantages at the expense of ordinary Syrians.”Makhlouf and his brother, also sanctioned by the US, own real estate on the Palm Jumeirah, according to the report. They also have ties to two UAE-based free-zone companies. The UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms led from oil-rich Abu Dhabi, has opposed Assad in his country’s yearslong war.The UAE also opposes Hezbollah, the Lebanese political party and militia group backed by Iran. However, C4ADS’ report identified at least one property directly linked to Lebanese businessmen Kamel and Issam Amhaz, who the US sanctioned in 2014 for helping Hezbollah “covertly purchase sophisticated electronics” for military drones. The report identified another nearly $70 million in Dubai properties owned by two other shareholders in Amhaz’s sanctioned firms.Separately, the report identified some $21 million in real estate still held by individuals associated with the Altaf Khanani money laundering organization, a Pakistani ring that aided drug traffickers and Islamic extremists like al-Qaida through its currency exchange houses.The report identified Dubai properties owned by Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, a Mexican national indicted in the US for importing mass quantities of chemicals needed to make methamphetamine. It also identified properties owned by two Iranians previously sanctioned for their work on Iran’s missile program.Dubai, an Arabian Peninsula entrepot, long has been a favorite port of call for those skirting the law. Gold smuggling into India served as one of the emirate’s most lucrative trades for the decades after the pearling industry collapsed. Guns, drugs and other illicit cargo also moved through the city-state.Over time, however, Dubai itself became a haven. The emirate’s decision in 2002 to allow foreign ownership of so-called “freehold” properties drew a rapid construction boom that attracted developers from across the world, including president Donald Trump, whose name is on two golf course projects and villas.Dubai’s easily flipped luxury properties offered an opportunity for those wanting to park money they otherwise couldn’t spend. The Federation of American Scientists warned based on news reports in 2002 that “money-laundering activity in the UAE may total $1 billion annually.”Money quickly flowed in from all corners, especially those now involved in the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, likely topping that.From Kabul, the Afghan capital, over $190 million in physical cash left for Dubai in three months in 2009 on commercial flights, according to an October 2009 US diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks. In 2008, some $600 million, as well as 100 million euros and 80 million British pounds, made the trip, according to the cable.A banking scandal in Afghanistan in 2010 saw regulators demand that a banker turn over 18 Palm Jumeirah villas and two business properties. The brother of former Afghan president Hamad Karzai also profited from the sale of a Palm Jumeirah villa at the time.In Pakistan, authorities believe citizens invested $8 billion in Dubai’s property market over four years, possibly to evade taxes, officials said in 2017. Alleged Australian drug kingpins arrested in Dubai last year also owned real estate in the city, while the governments of Nigeria and South Africa also have launched investigations into alleged money laundering involving Dubai.Unlike in the US, where property records are public, Dubai does not offer an accessible database of all its transactions, instead requiring specific details only individual buyers and sellers would have. C4ADS said it relied in part on “private UAE data compiled by real estate and property professionals” offered by a confidential source for its reporting.The US State Department as recently as this year issued a warning about money laundering in the UAE in its annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, noting the country’s money-exchange shops can allow for “bulk cash smuggling.” The UAE’s economic free zones, real estate sector and its trade in gold and diamonds also pose risks.”The UAE has demonstrated both a willingness and capability to take action against illicit financial actors if those actors pose a direct national security threat or present a reputational risk to the UAE’s role as the leading regional financial hub,” the State Department said. “However, the UAE needs to continue increasing the resources devoted to investigating, prosecuting and disrupting money laundering.”last_img read more

Darian Ward Faces Another Charge Crosby ISD Faces Layoffs Health Group Lobbies

first_imgFollowing controversy, Astros speak out on domestic violenceGail Delaughter Houston Astros owner Jim Crane discusses the team’s new initiative to educate the community about domestic violence.When the Astros acquired Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays back in July, he was serving a 75-day suspension for violating the league’s domestic violence policy. The team got a fair amount of criticism for the move, but officials released a statement saying they felt confident Osuna was remorseful for his actions.Team owner Jim Crane says the Osuna situation heightened the team’s awareness of domestic violence issues. Mayor’s former press secretary sees an additional chargeDarian Ward’s FacebookThe Harris County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday it has filed a charge against Darian Ward, former press secretary for Mayor Sylvester Turner, for using the computer, cell phone and email account provided by the City of Houston for private purposes.In July, a Harris County grand jury indicted Ward for failing to turn over public records.A spokesperson for the Harris County DA’s office said the charge for misusing government property is a Class A misdemeanor.Ward is scheduled to appear in court this Tuesday, October 16. Crosby ISD to lay off dozens Crosby ISD will lay off dozens of teachers and other employees amid a financial emergency. Media outlets report the Crosby school board voted unanimously on the cuts Monday night. Shelby Webb covers education for the Houston Chronicle. She spoke with Houston Matters last week and said the district has seen a series of cash flow issues.“It’s really just exploded into this huge issue for the district that Superintendent [Scott] Davis said would without some serious financial maneuvering throw the existence of the district into question.” The district has not confirmed to News 88.7 yet exactly how many staff members will be laid off. Houston health group lobbies against green card policy changeA Houston-based community health group is sending a delegation to Washington D.C. to lobby against new rules proposed by the Trump administration which penalize immigrants seeking green cards for using various forms of public assistance.“We want to educate our Congressional leaders and our Senators on what this rule means to people in their districts here in Texas, what it means to Harris County, and we want them to help kill this rule, and to stop it before it becomes law,” said Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Health.The group is one of the largest networks of community health clinics in Texas.Public comment on the proposed change runs through December 9th.center_img Share How Fort Bend’s changing demographics may affect its District Attorney race Voters in Fort Bend County will soon choose a new district attorney. The current county DA, Republican John Healey, is retiring after 26 years. The race to replace Healey could be a close one.Retired District Judge Cliff Vacek is the Republican nominee. His Democratic opponent, Brian Middleton, is a former assistant Fort Bend County DA.“If you knew nothing about these two gentlemen, you’d say they’re both qualified for the office of district attorney,” said Rice University political scientist Bob SteinFort Bend voters tend to support incumbents, particularly Republican incumbents. But with Healey off the ballot, the county’s diversity could help Middleton.last_img read more

Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 Draws Over 2 Million Live Viewers

first_img“Fortnite is officially a tier 1 esport,” Breslau tweeted Sunday. Still, the Fortnite World Cup Finals did not come close to the biggest esports broadcasts: The summer 2017 international tournament for Valve’s “Dota 2” topped 5 million concurrent viewers, primarily on Twitch. Related Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 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 UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 On Twitter, Giersdorf tweeted after winning the cup, “Today was indeed the day… 🏆.” (Early Monday, his team, The Sentinels, posted a tweet on the account that “Bugha’s phone and social media accounts have been compromised. We are aware of the situation and are working to regain control.”)“Words can’t really explain it. I’m so happy,” Giersdorf told CNN. “Everything I’ve done in the grind has all paid off and it’s just insane.”The Fortnite World Cup Finals ran July 26-28 and featured the top 100 solo players and the top 50 duo teams from around the world to compete for a total $30 million prize pool. Every player was guaranteed at least $50,000 in winnings.In second place in the individual competition was, Harrison “Psalm” Chang, who won $1.8 million, followed by Epikwhale (a top Fortnite player who has remained anonymous) with $1.2 million and Nate “Kreo” Kou, who took home $1.05 million.On Sunday, Epic Games also shared a teaser of the upcoming season 10 of “Fortnite,” with a tweet apparently showing the return of the island’s Dusty Depot — three warehouses demolished by a comet at the end of season 3. The game developer also announced that there will be a new competitive-play format for season 10, the Fortnite Championship Series. Major Lazer Remixes Fortnite Soundtrack and Releases New In-Game Skins Epic Games’s first Fortnite World Cup Finals pulled in a live-streaming audience of more than 2 million concurrent viewers on Sunday who watched a 16-year-old wunderkind win the $3 million solo grand prize — the largest cash payout for an individual esports champ.The winner: 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf, aka “Bugha,” a Fortnite player from Pennsylvania who handily defeated the field. The Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 took place at the Arthur Ashe tennis stadium in Queens, N.Y.On Twitch and YouTube alone, Sunday’s live-stream of the finals of the popular battle-royale game had more than 2 million concurrent sessions, according to esports consultant Rod Breslau, citing the public data from the services. An Epic Games rep said an official viewership tally for the finals was still pending. Ninja Already Big Boon for Microsoft’s Mixerlast_img read more

Work to bring down Majerhat bridge begins

first_imgKolkata: The work to bring down the remaining portion of the caved-in Majerhat bridge begun on Wednesday with the state Public Works Department (PWD) taking all necessary steps to reduce pollution during the work.Initially, the portion of the bridge that is not within the ambit of the Railways will be brought down. The reason being as the required permission from the Railway authorities in this connection is yet to be received.It may be recalled that the middle portion of the 54-year-old bridge had caved-in on September 4. Subsequently, the state government had taken the decision to bring down the remaining structure of the bridge and to build a completely new one at the same place. The decision was taken after the preliminary report of the high-power committee was submitted to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe state government has set a target to complete construction of the bridge within a time period of a year to give respite to the people of Behala and a major portion of South 24-Parganas from the daily woes of severe traffic congestion. Sources said the PWD engineers made an elaborate plan to ensure that the work to demolish the remaining portion of the bridge can be carried out as early as possible. It is learnt that a jaw-crusher machine will be brought from Mumbai for the work and it will help in reducing the level of pollution in the area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSenior PWD engineers went to the spot on Wednesday and supervised the work. The portion, where the demolition work started on Wednesday, has been fenced using tin sheets. “It has been done so that the debris remain inside the area that has been cordoned off,” said a senior official of the PWD. At the same time, the PWD engineers have started working on the design based on which the new bridge will come up. The design and plan of the bridge will also be given to the Railway authorities. The engineers feel that it would take around one-and-a-half months to initiate the work of the new bridge.On the other hand, at a meeting in Behala, state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said that connecting buses will operate in order to ease the traffic situation and help commuters reach their destinations smoothly.last_img read more

Is HP Customer Service Good 2019 Rating

first_img As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder’s dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge. HP Tech Support Author Bio If your brand-new HP laptop is causing you trouble, the company has several systems in place that can offer you assistance. Aside from its general web-support page, you can contact HP through the phone, social media and live chat. We armed ourselves with five burning questions and fired them straight at HP’s tech support team to test their knowledge, poise and patience. OverallWeb ScorePhone ScoreAvg Call TimePhone NumberWeb Support by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoAdvertisement  AdvertisementWeb and Social Support (40/60)If you’re interested in avoiding human interaction at all costs, you might find what you’re looking for on HP’s support and troubleshooting site. There are guides for downloading specific software and drivers, checking your warranty and running diagnostics. The site also hosts a Support Community with a popular discussions section that may help you root out common issues. There’s even a dedicated Windows 10 Support Center that focuses specifically on the operating system.However, if you happen to be more keen on interacting with the company on social media, you’ll be glad to know that they respond relatively quickly, and with accurate answers as well. The support staff on Facebook and Twitter operate between8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday through Sunday. HP also rolled out customer support on WhatsApp, which is set up in India, the U.K., Ireland, Mexico and Brazil (coming to the U.S. later this year).I engaged HP Support on Twitter at 12:08 p.m. and asked them for help with disabling the webcam. A representative named Jivan got back to me in just 20 minutes, at 12:28 p.m., with a concise and detailed answer that guided me to the Device Manager, where I disabled the cam. It was easily the simplest and most accurate response I received from HP’s customer support. Jivan even encouraged me to direct message the support line if I had further questions.I hit up HP Support on Facebook Messenger at 3:34 p.m., asking if there was a way to check if the battery is OK. The automated message informed me that the representatives typically respond within 2 hours. At 4:29 p.m., a representative named Suraj got back to me with clear instructions that led me to HP Support Assistant > Troubleshooting and Fixes > Battery Check. Score yet another simple and concise answer from HP’s social support team.Overall, the social support was excellent, but HP SmartFriend Assistance live chat? Not so much. While HP’s live chat operates around the clock, I didn’t find it to be all that helpful.I contacted HP Chat Support at 1:19 p.m., and the representative, Avijit, got back to me in just 1 minute. After our initial greetings, I asked, “How can I stop my laptop from falling asleep?” At 1:25 p.m., the representative asked if they could take remote control. I agreed and then download an app called LogMeIn Rescue Applet, which took 2 minutes to get running and for them to take control.From 1:27 to 1:35 p.m., this representative disabled Restart After System Error, changed the function of the power button from Sleep to Shut Down, enabled Wake Timers, downloaded the HP System BIOS Update Utility and then restarted my computer. The representative ultimately set the sleep timer to just 30 minutes instead of never, so HP didn’t fully address my issue. I would have appreciated getting a summary of what the rep was doing other than just adjusting the sleep timer and why.The laptop took a good 18 extra minutes to actually restart after the update they installed. Avijit retained remote access, and downloaded HP Remote Support to chat, which looked like an outdated MySpace messaging chat box. We reconnected at 1:56 p.m., and the representative told me that they changed the sleep timer to 30 minutes. I then asked if the laptop could stay awake longer, and Avijit told me to stay connected.I waited for 16 minutes and nothing happened. I then asked if they were there, and the response I got was “Yes, as checked the system is working fine without going to sleep by itself. So do you consider the issue resolved?” I then asked, “OK, so it won’t go to sleep even after 30 minutes?” He said yes. That ended at 2:20 p.m. which meant the chat took a grueling 1 hour and 1 minute from start to finish.After our conversation ended, I thought I had revoked permissions for HP to access my computer. However, in order to end the session I needed to click Yes on top clicking the X. The HP rep opened a Text Document and asked again “Hello, Please let me know if the issue is resolved?” Avijitt then proceeded to ask if I needed help with anything else and if they should close the case (all through this text document). I said my final goodbye, and HP disconnected (an extra 10 minutes wasted).Following our tech support sessions, we shared our experience with HP, and the company intimated that it will seek to improve based on our feedback:“HP is focused on enabling seamless customer support experiences. We appreciate the feedback and insights to help make the support process more intuitive,” said LaChelle Porter-Ainer, head of global digital support and contact centers, HP Inc. via email.Phone Support (25/40)You can reach HP support over the phone at 888-698-3762, but Omen (1-866-724-8628), Spectre (1-888-817-4633) and Envy (1-800-836-3963) owners have their very own customer support lines. HP has call centers all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Philippines, India and El Salvador. The customer support team is available between 8 a.m. and noon during the weekday and 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the weekend.However, it was pretty difficult to find HP’s contact number on its website (without Googling it). I went to the Contact Support section, which led me to the Laptop area. I was required to download HP’s Support Solutions app, which must be used for HP to direct you to the right department. After detecting my computer, the app successfully redirected me, and gave me four options to contact the company: Live Chat, Messenger, Call and locations to physical HP Service Centers (the same options appear in the HP Support Assistant app).However, instead of simply giving me the phone number, it forced me to fill out a form to explain my problem. Then, after a couple of seconds, it finally spit out a tangible phone number. All in all, there should be a simple dropdown box with all of the customer service numbers on the Contact Support page.My first call was at 8:34 a.m. and it took me 4 minutes and 37 seconds to actually get ahold of a representative, John, at a call center located in India. The call was super-short, lasting only 2 minutes and 24 seconds, during which I asked how to turn off forced Windows 10 updates, and he confidently told me that I couldn’t because they’re automatic, which was wrong. The total time of the call was 7 minutes and 1 second.My next call took place at 2:55 p.m., and it took a shorter 3 minutes and 21 seconds to connect me to Dev, a representative who was also located in India. The call lasted 16 minutes and 31 seconds and involved me asking if I could give the speakers more bass. I was hoping he would point me to the HP Audio Control app.MORE: Best HP LaptopsI gave the representative the serial number, and then he looked up the machine in his system. I waited for about 1 minute and 25 seconds until he got back to me and told me that I should download a third-party software like Realtek HD Audio Manager or even purchase external speakers. Those aren’t necessarily wrong answers, but they’re not what we were looking for. I attempted to give him a hint, asking if there was any software already on the laptop that I could use, but he only pointed to Windows 10’s Volume Mixer.After that, I called at 10:54 p.m. and it took 24 minutes and 53 seconds until I was connected to a representative named Jinky, who was located in Manilla, the Philippines. When I asked her how to check the battery’s health, she took me through a 4 minute and 41 second walk-through on running the battery test. It was simple, but not the method that I anticipated. Instead of going through the HP Support Assistant, Jinky told me to restart the computer and go to the startup menu. That led me to the HP Diagnostics section where I could run the battery test. It’s the same as the one in HP Support Assistant, just less fancy. But overall, she was very helpful and knew what she was talking about, even though everything took 29 minutes and 34 seconds.WarrantyThe HP Laptop 15 comes with a one-year limited warranty along with a 90-day software warranty, like the majority of its consumer laptops. If I wanted to extend my coverage to three years (with accidental care), it costs $99. HP also pays all shipping for laptops needing service within the U.S.HP offers a variety of extra and extended services, including antivirus and theft protection software. If you’re outside the warranty range, HP Smartfriend provides out-of-warranty or out-of-scope Hardware and Software phone support for $14.99 a month in the U.S.If you plan on upgrading your laptop’s SSD or RAM, you can only do so with HP-approved parts, otherwise it will void your warranty. All Omen and Pavilion gaming notebooks, as well as a majority of commercial laptops (stated in the product specifications), are customer upgradable, but all other consumer laptops are not.Bottom LineHP offers plenty of means to contact them, but only half of them were helpful in our testing. The support staff representatives were three for six with their answers, and some of the reps were more intrusive than others. However, HP’s social support staff was excellent. They got back to me in a reasonable amount of time with correct answers on the first try. Limited to a certain number of characters in some cases, the representatives didn’t feel the need to draw out the issue any further than needed. In a single swift message, they greeted me, answered my inquiries and offered their help with any other issues. If you have an HP-specific problem or even a Windows issue, shoot them a message on social media.Chat support may involve someone taking over your PC, which could be more intuitive to end sessions, while phone support was hit or miss. Tech Support ShowdownScorecard and WinnersAcerAppleAsusHPHuaweiDellLenovoMicrosoftMSIRazerSamsungcenter_img Unfortunately, our experience was mixed at best, with HP’s tech support agents delivering correct answers only half of the time.As we did with every brand, we asked HP some Windows-related questions pertaining to turning off Windows 10 updates, disabling the webcam and keeping our laptop from falling asleep. We also asked two questions specific to HP, like adjusting the bass of the speakers (HP Audio Control app) and checking the battery health (HP Support Assistant). Laptop Tech Support Showdown! Our 2019 RatingsWhich laptop companies offer the best tech support? We tested top brands such as Apple, Dell and Lenovo to find out.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/hp-tech-support?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:2402:24Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC02:14Chromebook Buying Guide关闭  65/10040/6025/4017:42888-698-3762Link Rami Tabari, Phone Hours (ET): 8 am-12 am (M-F), 9 am- 9 pm (wkd) Rami Tabari, onlast_img read more

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first_img 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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 Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First 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 | 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. 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. 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. 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 Women’s Health View all 62 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.” 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. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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. 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Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine 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 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.  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. Technology Reports View all 9 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related 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 | 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. 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 | 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.” 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. 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.  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 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 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. 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.” 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 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation 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. 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 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. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System 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 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 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. 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.” 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.  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.  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.  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 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. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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. 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. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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 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. 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 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 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. 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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. 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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) Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Information Technology View all 220 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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 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 SCCT news and videos Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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. 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. 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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. 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