TID quiz BBC Vavuniya reporter

The Tamil journalist has been reporting for the BBC for some 15 years from the north, the BBC Tamil service reported. He had been questioned about his reports on political prisoners at the Magazine prison and some telephone calls he had received from Tamil prisoners. The police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) questioned the BBC Tamil Service reporter based in Vavuniya today.According to the BBC, Ponniah Manigavasakam was questioned for nearly two hours today by the TID. The reporter had told the TID that as a journalist it was nothing new to receive telephone calls from prisoners or their family members.With most of the prisoners remaining in prison for years they often seek information on their  release, the BBC reporter had told the TID. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Facebooks stock ends Friday on a high note closes up for the

Facebook’s stock ends Friday on a high note, closes up for the week for the first time AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 15, 2012 5:49 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook’s stock closed with a gain for the week for the first time since its initial public offering a month ago.The stock climbed $1.72, or 6.1 per cent, to close at $30.01 on Friday. That’s up 10.8 per cent for the week, though it’s still down 21 per cent from its IPO price of $38.Also on Friday, Facebook’s chief technology officer, Bret Taylor, announced that he is leaving the company to work on a startup. Taylor said on his Facebook timeline that he’s “sad to be leaving, but I’m excited to be starting a company with my friend Kevin Gibbs.”Taylor joined Facebook in 2009 when the company bought FriendFeed, the Internet company where he was working at the time. read more

With Silicon Valley model UNICEF invests in tech startups working to improve

Along with the UNICEF Innovation Fund’s first portfolio of investments, the agency also opened the next round of applications from start-ups, calling the Fund a “new way of doing business at the UN; combining the approach of Silicon Valley venture funds with the needs of UNICEF programme countries.” “Using UNICEF’s 190 offices and 12,000 staff, the Fund will help us source and support companies that might be overlooked by traditional investment vehicles,” Cynthia McCaffrey, the Director of the UNICEF Office of Innovation said in a news release. According to the release, the Fund allows UNICEF to prototype technology solutions, as well as expand its networks of open source collaborators to improve children’s lives. The start-ups included in the portfolio of investments are: Saycel (Nicaragua): provides affordable mobile connectivity to communities that are not on the traditional information grid in rural areas;mPower (Bangladesh): create a digital registry platform to improve data collection and delivery of maternal and child health care;9Needs (South Africa): uses blockchain – is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of records called ‘blocks’ – and advances in identity technology to create better management systems for early childhood development services;Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (Pakistan): creates stories and information that can be played over a simple mobile phone to help fathers (who may be semi-literate) support their families for better maternal and newborn health; and Chatterbox (Cambodia): provides a fundamental technology layer to be integrated into UNICEF’s RapidPro platform to extend its reach to communities that are low literacy, particularly in Cambodia, but eventually globally.UNICEF has an eye to investing in 20-40 additional companies in 2017, said the release.It added that the Innovation Fund is inviting technology start-ups to apply for investment and become part of this growing portfolio of open source solutions. Progress made by portfolio projects are monitored in real time and displayed in detail at: www.unicefinnovationfund.org.UNICEF Innovation, which includes the agency’s Office of Innovation, Innovation Unit (UNICEF Supply Division) and a network of Innovation Labs, is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work. read more

Le plus grand prématuré au monde est sorti de lhôpital

first_imgLe plus grand prématuré au monde est sorti de l’hôpitalLe 7 novembre dernier, une Allemande a égalé le record de la naissance la plus prématurée au monde. Frieda est née après seulement 21 semaines et 5 jours de grossesse. Mercredi dernier, le bébé est sorti de l’hôpital en bonne santé. A la naissance, Frieda ne pesait que 460 grammes. Née le 7 novembre à la clinique de Fulda, cette petite Allemande est le deuxième plus grand prématuré du monde. Sa mère a en effet accouché après seulement 21 semaines et 5 jours de grossesse. “Dans la littérature spécialisée, il existe des prématurés plus légers qu’elle à la naissance, certains étant même en dessous des 300 grammes, mais il n’existe aucune mention d’un prématuré plus jeune encore que Frieda”, a expliqué la clinique dans un communiqué avant d’indiquer qu’un bébé était né exactement au même terme à Ottawa au Canada en 1987.À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?Dès la 15e semaine de grossesse, la mère avait en réalité déjà consulté pour des contractions et fin octobre, les médecins s’étaient aperçus que la naissance était imminente. Cependant, ils ont réussi à retarder l’accouchement de dix jours. Avant la 22e semaine de grossesse, les pédiatres en néonatalogie estiment qu’il n’y a aucune chance de survie, en raison du développement insuffisant des poumons, du coeur et du cerveau. Le frère jumeau de Frieda, Kilian est d’ailleurs décédé quelques jours après leur naissance, comme le rapporte le quotidien Bild.Si les grands prématurés (moins de 32 semaines) présentent donc des risques importants de séquelles psychomotrices et de retard de langage, Frieda semble aujourd’hui bien se porter. Mercredi dernier, après 5 mois et demi d’hospitalisation, la petite Allemande qui pèse aujourd’hui 3,5 kilos, a enfin pu rejoindre ses parents. Un médecin de garde de la clinique a assuré à l’AFP qu’il n’existe “aucun risque (de séquelles) prévisible pour le moment et que le bébé devrait se développer comme n’importe quel enfant”.Le 26 avril 2011 à 12:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sonic Mania Collectors Edition Includes a Statue and Sonic Has 10 Fingers

first_imgSonic Mania’s out this week! This isn’t a review of the game. I played the first few levels, but I really gotta get into it now that I have it on the Switch. No, we’re going to talk about the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition, and Sonic’s odd anatomy and dietary restrictions. Don’t worry, this might be the only article on the internet that talks about Sonic’s anatomy and diet not in that really weird Deviantart way you’re thinking of.The Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition costs $69.99 (retail; like all collector’s editions you might find it for either dirt cheap or way, way more than that a few months after it comes out), and it comes with a statue, a cartridge box, a gold ring, and a metal card. That’s a lot to go in a $70 collector’s edition, but it helps when you realize that Sonic Mania is a $20 game.Let’s start with the statue. It’s a big ‘un, standing 12 inches tall, with Sonic holding his fist proudly in the air. This is classic Sonic, the squatter one with black eyes instead of green. And he’s standing on a Sega Genesis base that is about the size of the original Genesis/Master System. If you put two AA batteries in it, it makes the classic “Segaaaa” boot-up sound when you flip the power switch.This is a big, nice-looking statue, but it’s also very light and feels a bit cheap. The Genesis base seems to be a mostly hollow plastic shell, and the whole thing weighs just 2.25 pounds. Combined with the really simple character design of Sonic, and you don’t exactly have a First4Figures statue here. But again, this is only part of a $50 premium slapped onto a $20 game.The Sonic Mania cartridge isn’t a real cartridge, but it’s the approximate size and shape of one (here it is next to Sonic 3 for comparison). The board pulls out to reveal a drawer that holds the gold ring. If you take out the thin plastic liner, it becomes a nice little box for hiding change, maybe a Raspberry Pi Zero, something like that.The gold ring is a gold ring. Well, a gold-colored ring. It’s metal, but probably a zinc alloy. Still, it’s a neat ring! That you probably wouldn’t actually wear because it’s big even for my fingers and the completely circular cross-section makes it feel awkward even if you do but it on. What are the gold rings for? I mean, gold coins have some value, so they abstractly make sense to collect them, but why rings? Was that ever explained?Also, I never noticed it until now, but Sonic has five fingers on each hand. That’s really weird. We have five fingers, but we’re people. When was the last time you saw a cartoon character of any kind with five fingers? The Simpsons have four. Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, they have four. Pretty much any colorful white-glove-wearing animal cartoon character has four fingers on each hand, but Sonic has five. He has messed up proportions like a basketball head on an egg torso with stick legs, but he has human hands. And his nose protrudes upsettingly from his snout, like a broomstick handle. You only notice this when he’s sculpted in 3D but keeps his classic 2D elements.There’s also a metal card with Sonic and the Sonic Mania logo on the front and Tails and Knuckles on the back. It doesn’t have a code on it or anything; the code for the game itself came on a separate piece of paper. So it’s just a weird metal card with Sonic on it. Or, and this is something I will declare now, it’s my new membership card to Club Sonic, where all the cool guys who are also fast belong.Granted, I have weird tastes, but the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition is a pretty great package. If you’re looking for a big dumb centerpiece thing, the statue is super appealing even if it doesn’t have the detail and craftsmanship of collector’s statues that cost several times the edition. The ring is dumb but a fun prop, and you can use the cartridge to hold stuff (and it looks like a real cartridge, which is nice. I might pop open the Sonic statue base and see if I can put something in it, like a Raspberry Pi or a router.Also, he won’t eat his hot pocket.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart Set Marvel World Record for XMen Roles

first_imgStay on target Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart just earned a Guinness World Record for their roles as Wolverine and Professor X, respectively, in Marvel’s X-Men movies.The actors now hold the title of “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero,” Guinness World Records announced in a press release. Jackman and Stewart both played their X-Men characters for 16 years and 228 days.“When I was a kid, the Guinness Book of Records was it … That’s it, I’ve made it! This is why I got into showbiz, thank you.” – @RealHughJackman https://t.co/KoT46MGwYW— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) February 20, 2019Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records’ editor-in-chief, presented Jackman an official certificate on ITV’s This Morning talk show on Wednesday, Syfy Wire reported. Stewart also made a video appearance to announce that him and Jackson were “World Record buddies” now. Both actors will be featured in the next edition of the Guinness World Records book.“It was an honor to be able to finally hand over a certificate to Hugh and welcome him personally into the Guinness World Records family. It’s always a pleasure meeting record holders,” Glenday said in the press release. “For me, it’s the highlight of the job, because record holders are, by definition, the most interesting and amazing people on the planet.”Watch Jackman and Stewart try to save the world in Logan, which is streamable on Hulu.More on Geek.com:Marvel’s ‘Wolverine’ Podcast Gets Second Season in MarchMarvel’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Mayhem Vigilante Gwyneth Paltrow Is Leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 last_img read more

Wired Takes Top Genius Brand Spot in Digital IQ Index Study

first_imgThere’s been some movement in the rankings in the second annual Digital IQ Index study on the magazine industry from market research firm L2, which measures digital strategy execution among 80 magazine brands. TIME, which last year ranked as the number-one brand executing across digital, social and mobile platforms, was knocked off the top spot by Wired, which this year was the only brand to achieve “Genius” status. The study has traditionally measured brand competence across website, digital marketing, social media and mobile platforms. But this year, the methodology was expanded to include tablets. Each brand is given a point value based on how well content, marketing, engagement and advertising tactics are deployed within and across the five segments. Wired, for example, is lauded for its early-mover mentality on tablets and the way content is deployed and shared among different platforms. “Wired maintains a best-in-class digital edition for iPad, featuring embedded social sharing of feature articles, highly varied examples of interactive exhibits, and extensive links between app content and Web content,” says the report. “In the past year, this experience has been ported to Nook, Kindle, and Android tablets. Wired has also acquired 1.4 million followers on Google+ and 100,000 followers on Instagram.”TIME bumped down to the sixth-ranked brand, but Time Inc., Condé Nast, and Hearst dominated the top ten:1. Wired2. The New Yorker3. Entertainment Weekly and Glamour (tie) 5. Better Homes and Gardens6. Time7. Elle8. Seventeen9. Sports Illustrated10. Cosmopolitan, Forbes, People, The Economist (tie)Merely having a presence on the various digital platforms is a positive step, but the study also takes into account how well the brands, advertisers and audience are leveraged and engaged across the platforms. One finding, for example, notes that publishers and advertisers have yet to fully take advantage of mobile. According to the study, 80 percent of digital editions feature ads that link to external sites, only 17 percent of ads differ from their print counterparts. Pinterest has commanded the highest launch rate for brands since last year’s report. In 2011, there were 3 brands that counted the social platform as one of the top eight referral sources. This year, that metric has jumped to 30 brands. Meanwhile, Facebook is being underleveraged for engagement, the report concludes. While the Facebook audience for brands tends to be the largest among the platforms, engagement tactics such as fan postings, polling, contests and interactive apps are lagging. Tellingly, with all the talk and activity around integrated marketing, few brands appear to be truly executing on it, says the report. While factors not necessarily in the control of publishers may be at play here, the report does note that only 15 percent of brands are extending advertising programs across two or more digital platforms. Less than half of them promote an advertiser on any digital property beyond the website or tablet edition. “In sum, magazines are failing to deliver on a primary ask of their advertisers—integrated digital campaigns,” concludes L2 founder Scott Galloway. While Wired was the only brand out of the 80 to receive a Genius-level ranking, other rankings in the study are Gifted, Average, Challenged and Feeble, which included 28, 36, 11 and 4 brands respectively. For more on the study, click here.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday March 18 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, March 18, 2019:#1) Wilmington Special Education PAC MeetingThe Wilmington Special Education PAC (SEPAC) meets at 6:30pm in the High School Library. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Little Movers At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting Little Movers. Let’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2. Register HERE.#3) Wilmington Job Networkers MeetingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting its weekly Job Networkers Meeting at 10am. In Interviewing Fundamentals 1.0, you learned the dos and don’ts of the job interview. Now, put those skills to work in this low count, high impact session! What’s a good interview?  What’s a poor interview? What are the signs that an interview went well? Through video clips, mock interviews, and in-class feedback, we will examine what it takes to be successful in your next job interview! (2 Hours). Register HERE.#4) Girls Who Code At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting its latest Girls Who Code session at 6pm. Learn to code and change the world! Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to educate, inspire, and equip middle & high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. Wilmington is proud to offer a local chapter of this national organization founded with the mission to close the gender gap in the technology field. Grades 6-12. Please contact Technology Librarian Brad McKenna at BMcKenna@Wilmlibrary.org to register.#5) Revive Civility: The Importance Of Being CivilThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting its latest Revive Civility program at 7pm. Watch a 48 minute online lecture given by McGill University Professor John A. Hall as he explores the nature and advantages of civility throughout history and in our world today. The aim is to expand our understanding of civility as related to larger social forces—including revolution, imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, and war—and the ways that such elements limit the potential for civility. Combining wide-ranging historical and comparative evidence with social and moral theory, Hall examines how the nature of civility has fluctuated in the last three centuries, how it became lost, and how it was re-established in the second half of the twentieth century following the two world wars. He also considers why civility is currently breaking down and what can be done to mitigate this threat.  Facilitator Keith West will lead a discussion after the online lecture. The discussion will explore how these concepts effect our daily lives, and what actions we can take as individuals.  We’ll identify and grapple with different experiences and perspectives and reinforce the idea that disagreement need not lead to disrespect. Register HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 29, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, June 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

ZP valedictory session held

first_imgVikarabad: The valedictory session of the old Rangareddy Zilla Parishad was organised, here on Wednesday. The meeting was conducted under the leadership of former ZP Chairperson of old Rangareddy and present Chairperson of Vikarabad Sunitha Mahender Reddy. District co-option member Mahamud Ali, ZPTCs and MPTCs were present.last_img

Researcher spots tomb on NASAs Mars image says it could be aliens

first_imgET Data Base/NASASelf-proclaimed alien researcher Scott C Waring has apparently spotted a tomb-like structure on Mars from a NASA image, and he believes that it is concrete evidence of alien life on Mars. The researcher revealed that the tomb is more than 2 meters long, and it has some mysterious carvings on its surface.”The tomb is a little bit bigger than 2 meters long. It looks to be 2.1-2.2 meters long. That would match up to the size of tombs here on earth. The top of the tomb seems to be slightly raised in one corner so we know that the tomb is hollow and this is a lid. Also, the sides of the tomb have sculptures in it, but the photos detail is too poor to make out for certain what those carvings are. Still, I am just surprised that I had found this today. This is absolutely 100 percent proof that intelligent aliens one thrived on Mars,” wrote Scott C Waring on his website ET Data Base.Waring who is now operating from Taiwan also added that these alien civilizations who initially lived on the Martian surface might be now living in underground bases to escape from the increasing temperature.This is not the first time that Scott C Waring is spotting anomalies on NASA images captured from the Red Planet. A few weeks back, Scott C Waring discovered fossil-like structures on Mars, and he claimed that aliens might be living or might have lived there. After making this discovery, Scott C Waring also urged the United States President Donald Trump to make him the head of NASA. Waring claimed that he will reveal all the details about extraterrestrial life once he gets a chance to work as the head of the United States space agency.Even though Scott C Waring’s discoveries used to get positive reviews from conspiracy theorists, experts have always dismissed these claims classifying it as a classic case of pareidolia. As per experts, pareidolia is a peculiar capability of the human brain to form recognizable images on unknown patterns.last_img read more

Did Robin Givens have an affair with Brad Pitt as claimed by

first_imgRobin Givens is clarifying about rumours surrounding her alleged affair with Brad Pitt, as claimed by ex-husband Mike Tyson. She denied having an affair with the Inglorious Basterds actor and told Andy Cohen her side of the truth.She made an appearance on Sunday on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. During a question and answers round one fan asked the 54-year-old actress about ex-husband, Mike Tyson’s claims. Basically, as per Tyson’s memoir, Undisputed truth, he stated that he once drove to Givens house and saw her leave in a car with Pitt in the driveway. This took place after their split. In another instance, Tyson further claimed that Givens and Pitt were allegedly together even when she was married to him. Tyson said that he caught Givens and Pitt in bed together while they were still married.Robin Givens on Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenYouTubeClarifying her stance in this, Givens stated, “Pulling up in the driveway, that part is true,” and further added, “I didn’t read the book, but I was told he says that he caught us in bed, which never happened. Never, ever, ever happened.” As she was further asked to elaborate more on being spotted in a car with Pitt, Givens said, “We were coming from a screening or something.” The host of the show, Andy Cohen, also asked Givens to clarify another claim by Tyson which said that Pitt was startled when he approached them in the driveway. Cohen explained how Tyson alleges that Pitt’s immediate reaction to being approached by Tyson was, “Don’t hit me, don’t hit me.” Robin GivensInstagramTo this, Givens said, “No. Does that sound like Brad? I mean, Brad’s got some swag, you know what I mean?” So far Pitt or his rep has not responded to Givens’ statements. Cohen also asked Givens to comment on her affair with Howard Stern. “Oh my God, this is like a walk down memory lane. I wish I was getting this much action now, Andy!” Givens started and continued, “Howard Stern was a magnificent lover. Like unbelievable,” as Cohen asked her about Howard’s small penis comments and claiming that he has a small penis.last_img read more

Mohit Vermas journey in becoming a Tech Blogger and Influencer

first_imgMohit Verma’s journey, one of the well known tech blogger and influencer on social media is quite interesting. He is a Mechanical engineer but he was always interested in technology, fashion and travel.Soon, he turned his interests in this world and started blogging. He runs The Techgram which covers all the updates of present trending gizmos world, including all the innovations in Gadgets.Mohit Verma started his journey with writing articles about the latest mobile phones launched in the country.After gaining enough experience in the same, he shifted to Delhi to fulfill his dreams. His journey as a Tech blogger started as a part time act four years ago, when he handled it along with his higher education. It might have been a part time thing then, but it still took a lot of work.With writing about technology, he also started influencing on his Instagram account (@itz_mohit_verma). When Mohit Verma started posting his day-to-day fashion photos and videos on his social media, a lot of people appreciated his looks and work. That’s when he was cited as an influencer and a blogger. It has been 4 years since Mohit followed this path to fulfill his passion and things have worked very well for him.Alongside a day job, Mohit shoots over the weekends and works before or after office hours to keep up with his followers on Instagram (his favourite social medium). Mohit’s young and spread-out follower base can be seen excitedly interacting with him on his social media accounts.He blogs mostly about Technology, Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel. He considers blogging as a world where individuals can get drawn in with numerous new things and acquire information.Blogs are like an open spot where everybody on the planet can come and realize many new things also share their own personal experiences. He has also collaborated with several amazing brands like- Amazon, Nissan, Shein, Vivo, Samsung with which he received a great response.’I loved it all. The perspiration, the pressure, the battle, the surge, and the adrenaline. It made me acknowledge how much more determined I needed to be to succeed. What’s more, that is the thing that I did and keep on doing.’ Mohit Verma says.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Federal Investigation Finds Significant Issues At Immigrant Detention Centers

first_imgKate Brumback/ASSOCIATED PRESSAn ICE employee waiting to enter the all-male Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga.Immigrants detained at four large centers used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are subject to inhumane treatment, given insufficient hygiene supplies and medical care, and provided potentially unsafe food, according to a federal report.The “concerns” about the treatment of detained immigrants in facilities in California, Georgia, New Jersey and New Mexico is summarized in a report issued by the Inspector General’s Office of the Department of Homeland Security.As NPR’s Joel Rose reports,“The findings are similar to those of outside groups that have alleged ‘extensive’ human rights abuses at ICE detention centers.“The inspector general’s report comes as the Trump administration is asking Congress for funding to expand the immigration detention system.“ICE says some of its existing facilities are short-staffed. And the acting director has agreed to the report’s recommendations.”The report was based on inspections of five detention facilities, four of which failed to meet certain federal standards, although “not every problem was present in all of them.”The report summarized the results of the inspections:“Upon entering some facilities, detainees were housed incorrectly based on their criminal history. Further, in violation of standards, all detainees entering one facility were strip searched. Available language services were not always used to facilitate communication with detainees. Some facility staff reportedly deterred detainees from filing grievances and did not thoroughly document resolution of grievances. Staff did not always treat detainees respectfully and professionally, and some facilities may have misused segregation. Finally, we observed potentially unsafe and unhealthy detention conditions.Detainees … reported long waits for provision of medical care, poor conditions in bathrooms and insufficient hygiene supplies. OIG inspectors also observed expired, moldy, and spoiled foods in the kitchen in four facilities.”The report also recommends that ICE improve its oversight of detention facility management and operations. In an official response, ICE concurred with the findings and promised to strengthen oversight and improve overall conditions.Critics of President Trump’s immigration policies say the findings are not new as they predate the current administration.A 2015 report by the National Immigrant Justice Center questioned ICE’s ability to oversee the detention centers it uses.In a statement on the 2017 report, the Center’s Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy said:“ICE’s inability to provide for the safety and health of the tens of thousands of immigrants in its custody has been documented for years. Today, we are calling on Congress to demand accountability and drastically reduce ICE’s detention budget.“While the Inspector General’s report provides documentation of extensive abuses, its remedy is incredibly insufficient: it directs ICE field office directors to review the areas of concern. We know from earlier directives that ICE’s internal review processes fail to generate meaningful change.”The Women’s Refugee Commission said the report is consistent with what the organization and its partners have “documented for years” from visits to ICE detention facilities as well as with research it has conducted over 20 years. Katharina Obser, senior program officer at WRC said in a statement:“This week’s OIG report spells out what WRC and our partners have documented for years, making clear the critical need for greater oversight and reform. Instead, the  Trump administration is intent on lowering or eliminating standards for immigration detention – putting detainees’ lives at risk – all while promising to ramp up detention on a grand scale. As Congress continues to debate DHS FY 18 appropriations, the OIG’s findings show that now is not the time to expand a detention system that ICE is not capable of effectively and safely running. Detention must be reduced and, where needed, humane alternatives to detention, implemented in its place.”Three years ago, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s office reported on a series of unannounced visits to detention centers for unaccompanied children. The inquiry found evidence of inadequate food, temperature control problems and inconsistent employee-to-detainee ratios.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

This Massive Idaho Potato Is Now a Cozy Airbnb You Can Stay

first_imgStay on target “It’s very American,” Wolfe told the Idaho Statesman. “You’ve got potatoes and the military and the railroad. It’s a good way to experience Idaho in a night or two.”More on Geek.com:Airbnb in Hot Water Again Over Hidden CamerasAirbnb to Acquire Last-Minute Booking Service HotelTonightAirbnb Host Admits to Killing Guest Over Unpaid $149 Bill Forget a bed and breakfast. A giant “potato” is now the starchiest (and coziest) Airbnb retreat that is available for your next Idaho trip.The giant “tater,” which is actually a six-ton potato prop, just concluded its American tour promoting the state’s famous crop, Fox News reported. Following its journey, the massive fake vegetable’s interior has been turned into a cute Airbnb. For $200 a night, guests can eat, sleep, and hang out in this chic dwelling that has a lot of Instagram-friendly decor and is located 25 miles from Boise, Idaho.View On AirbnbBig Idaho Potato HotelEven though the outside is quite plain, the structure’s interior comes with a queen-size bed, a bathroom, a mini kitchen, a fireplace, air conditioning, indoor heating, and basic amenities, like towels, bedsheets, soap, and toilet paper. While you’re enjoying the great outdoors and an ample amount of farmland, you can spend the night inside this “spud” without spending an arm and leg. The one downside though is that no Wi-Fi is included, so you might want to buy on a personal hotspot if you’re thinking about staying there. Kristie Wolfe, an Idaho resident, designed the interior of the huge “tuber,” which has been renamed the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, the New York Daily News noted. Wolfe, who is also a Superhost on Airbnb, also has other interesting spots for travelers as well, including a Dreamy Tropical Tree House in Fern Forest, Hawaii and a Lord of the Rings-inspired Underground Hygge Earth House in Orondo, Washington. Airbnb For Work Simplifies Business TravelAirbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise last_img read more

Briton Krishna Maharaj framed by Columbian drug lord

first_imgKrishna Maharaj, a self-made millionaire who moved to Florida in the mid-1980s, spent 15 years on death row for the killing of his business partner Derrick Moo Young, of Jamaican-Asian descent, and his son Duane before his sentence was appealed and commuted to two life sentences in 1997. He has always maintained he is innocent. The 75-year-old’s lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, of human rights organisation Reprieve, says evidence suggests the execution style murders at a downtown Miami hotel in 1986 were ordered by Escobar, the former head of the infamous Medellin cartel. His defence team are now hoping new evidence at the three-day hearing will be enough to persuade Florida circuit court judge William Thomas to overturn Maharaj’s conviction. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenA former American pilot who flew cocaine shipments for the cartel told the court on Monday that during a conversation with Escobar at his Colombian ranch in 1986 he heard the drug lord admit to having killed ‘los chinos’ (the Chinese) at a downtown Miami hotel. Maharaj had gone to the hotel that day and waited in room 1215 for a business associate who, he says, never turned up. His legal team claims Maharaj was lured there to leave his fingerprints at the scene, and left before the Youngs arrived. Stafford Smith claims Maharaj, who was suing Young for fraud at the time, was framed to cover up Colombian cartel murders.  Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanBut prosecutors claimed he lay in wait for Young, 53, and his son Duane, 23, confronted them about missing cash – then shot them both dead. Maharaj was arrested while eating dinner at a Miami restaurant later that evening with his wife, Marita. A retired DEA agent, Henry Cuervo, also testified that the initial 1986 investigation by Miami police ignored ‘red flags’ pointing to the involvement of Colombian drug traffickers, including documents that indicated the Moo Youngs were involved in money laundering. Brenton Ver Ploeg, a lawyer who investigated a $1.5 million life insurance policy held by the  Youngs, told the court that financial records suggested the family company was involved in illegal activities including drug money laundering. He said he stored the documents in the case for 28 years because he felt there was ‘something wrong’ with the case, and was surprised that investigators never asked to see his files until years later. Prosecutors sought to block Monday’s testimony saying the defense case consisted of hearsay.last_img read more

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We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsMan jailed for breaking police officer’s leg in ‘vicious’ attack13:47Woman dies after being pulled from canal12:23A budget supermarket chain has taken over this old Waitrose12:1221:03End of live reportThank you for joining us today. Live reporting will resume tomorrow.20:42Queuing traffic on the M6Queueing traffic on M6 Northbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.20:34Slow traffic on the A500Very slow traffic on A500 Westbound between M6 J15 (Stoke-On-Trent) and M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area. 19:05Heavy traffic on the A534 Heavy traffic on A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).18:42Date set for gross misconduct hearing for suspended Chief ConstableSimon Byrne, of Cheshire Police, was suspended in August 2017 over alleged ‘angry outbursts’ and ‘aggressive attacks’. More hereChief Constable of Cheshire Simon Byrne18:12A41 reopens at Dragon HallThe A41 at Dragon Hall has reopened following a serious accident earlier today.18:07Broken down vehicle cleared on M6Highways England have confirmed the broken down vehicle has now been cleared.A spokesman said: “Broken down vehicle has now been moved on the M6 northbound between J16 and J17. All lanes are now open. Delays remain in the area but should now start to clear.”18:02Queuing traffic on the M6Queueing traffic on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.17:4520 minute delays and one lane shut on M6A broken down vehicle is causing the delays. More here.17:36One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 NorthboundOne lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is closed.17:29Slow traffic near UttoxeterSlow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A518 Derby Road in both directions near A50 (Racecourse roundabout).17:25Queuing traffic on the M6 SouthboundQueueing traffic on M6 Southbound before J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.16:47Usual slow traffic on the A500Usual slow traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15.16:42Slow traffic on M6Slow traffic on M6 Northbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area. 16:42Heavy traffic in TunstallHeavy traffic on A527 Brownhills Road Westbound between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 16:40A41 remains closedThe A41 Whitchurch Street in Dragon Hall remains closed due to a collision, Cheshire Police have confirmed.16:37Slow traffic on A527 in WolstantonSlow traffic on A527 Church Lane Northbound near Moreton Parade.16:33More slow traffic on the A34Slow traffic on A34 Lower Street Eastbound near A527 Barracks Road / B5043 Brook Lane (Grosvenor Roundabout). 16:32Slow traffic on the A34Slow traffic on A34 London Road Westbound near A527 Barracks Road / B5043 Brook Lane (Grosvenor Roundabout).16:15Slow traffic on the M6 SouthboundSlow traffic on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.This was not helped by the earlier broken down vehicles.16:04One lane closed due to broken down van on M6One lane closed due to broken down van on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed.15:55A50 Westbound busy but movingA50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).15:38Major Cheshire road closed due to serious accidentThe accident is on the A41 near Dragon Hall. More here.The A41 is currently closed in Cheshire (Image: Cheshire Police)15:15Lanes closed due to broken down vehicle on M6One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Two vehicles have broken down within the roadworks area blocking lane one (of three). Both vehicle have broken down in the stretch between J19 – J18. 15:04Heavy traffic on A534 in CreweHeavy traffic on A534 Haslington Bypass before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).15:02Five hit with £1,600 of fines for dropping cigarette buttsA council has fined five people a total of more than £1,600 for littering – after they dropped cigarette butts in the county town. More here.More than 200 people were fined for littering in Stafford Borough last year (Image: Stafford Borough Council)14:49Broken down vehicle causing delays in MiddlewichCheshire Police are warning people to avoid Middlewich due to a broken down vehicle.A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Please avoid Middlewich area, broken down HGV on Saint Michaels Way with one lane currently closed.”14:31Fire service warning after candle causes house fireFirefighters were called to High Lane in Burslem after the candle started a fire. More here.Firefighters at the scene on High Lane (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)14:08Accident reported on M6 in CheshireThere is an accident on the M6 Southbound between Junction 20 and Junction 19 in Cheshire.A North West Motorway Police spokesman said: “Approx 1/3rd of a mile prior to Knutsford Services J20-19 M6SB report of an RTC – Car and HGV – all hard shoulder, next to the entry slip . No Injuries. Highways North West are aware and deploying.”14:03One for anyone travelling towards Chester this afternoon Click to playTap to play Video Loading Video Unavailablelast_img read more

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first_img Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 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 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.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) 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 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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.  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.  Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Artificial Intelligence | 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. 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 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.  Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Enterprise Imaging | July 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. Videos | March 22, 2011 Fuji – DR Upgrades to Detachable Cord Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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. Women’s Health View all 62 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. 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) 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. 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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. 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 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. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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 Technology Reports View all 9 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Information Technology View all 220 items 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 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 | 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 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. 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 Floorcenter_img Recent Videos View all 606 items Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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. 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 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. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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 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 Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. 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.  Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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 Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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. 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. 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 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos 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.” Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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 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.” 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. 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. Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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 Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | 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. 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.  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. 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. 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Nuclear Imaging | 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.” 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.  Fujifilm Medical Systems USA unveiled the FDR D-EVO, its revolutionary flat panel DR cassette, at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2009) Annual Meeting.FDR D-EVO is designed for any clinical environment, allowing users to transition to DR without modification to the exam room. The lightweight flat panel DR cassette provides portability to address lateral or other cassette-based exams as needed, even in existing DR rooms. There is a a detachable power supply which eliminates the potential hazards of a tethered cord or concerns about battery life.The FDR D-EVO represents the latest addition to FUJIFILM Medical Systems impressive line-up of groundbreaking DR products. Featuring secure network connectivity, D-EVO transmits images to the technologist workstation in only 5 seconds and features 9 second cycle times. FDR D-EVO uses Fujifilm’s patented ISS (Irradiation Side Sampling) to improve DQE (detective quantum efficiency) for image quality. This patented technology is said to reduce the distance for light signals reaching the sensor, mitigating diffusion and attenuation for enhanced image sharpness and reduced noise. The result is FDR images with consistent high quality images and increased diagnostic confidence.The product is anticipated to be available in the second quarter 2010. FDR D-EVO requires FDA clearance and is not yet available for sale in the U.S.For more information: www.fujimed.com 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. 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. 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.” 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.last_img read more

Icon Launches New Clinical Trial Patient Engagement Platform

first_img Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more center_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. May 14, 2019 — Icon plc announced the release of its web-based clinical trial patient engagement platform, to provide patients with study-specific information and connectivity with the nearest investigative site. The solution supplements patient recruitment outreach by sites and increases visibility of potential study participants for sponsors and sites.Patient recruitment specialists work with sponsors to develop outreach programs that incorporate the right mix of digital channels, traditional methods and patient advocacy partnerships to attract patients to a study-branded website hosted on the platform. An easy-to-navigate, user-friendly interface guides the patient to new and ongoing studies in their particular indication, and a pre-qualification questionnaire helps to determine if the study is a right fit for them. If the patient decides to register interest, they are given the option to select their nearest investigative site. This establishes connection with the site, and the patient can then choose to contact the site or ask to be contacted for pre-screening.By being able to access the mobile-optimized website at home, patients are able to discuss the possibility of trial participation as a clinical care option with their family and caregivers. Making it easier for the patient to register interest will increase access to potential patients for sponsors, according to Icon. The platform will also enable site staff to see the number of pre-qualification questionnaires completed in near real-time to monitor and report on progress to sponsors.For more information: www.iconplc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Patient Engagement | May 14, 2019 Icon Launches New Clinical Trial Patient Engagement Platform Platform designed to increase visibility of potential study participants to sites and sponsors News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more last_img read more

French protest blocks Calais port disrupts Channel traffic

first_img Comments   Share   No immediate delays were reported on the Eurostar passenger trains or the Eurotunnel services that carry trucks and other vehicles on trains.Last week striking French workers swarmed train lines and set tires alight. Migrants seeking to get into Britain used the chaos to sneak onto trucks heading there.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Sponsored Stories CALAIS, France (AP) — French ferry workers angry over possible job losses are disrupting the port of Calais and traffic across the English Channel.The workers for MyFerryLink resumed their protest Monday angered by a court ruling about the future of the company. Their new protest blocked boats from leaving the port and created a traffic jam of trucks heading toward the tunnel that crosses beneath the channel.MyFerryLink and other ferry services warned passengers Monday to rebook travel plans because of the protest. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to homecenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more