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first_imgNEW DELHI: Women in the national capital can enjoy free bus rides on Thursday as the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is offering free rides on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.This facility will be made available in both AC and non-AC buses between 8 am to 10 pm, the DTC said on Wednesday. According to the DTC, barring restrictions in some routes due to Independence Day celebrations, buses will be running normally across the city.last_img

first_imgOTTAWA – While the Royal Canadian Navy is chomping at the bit to start using the newest addition to its fleet, a senior officer says the MV Asterix has some limitations — notably that it can’t sail into harm’s way.The Asterix’s conversion from a civilian container ship to an interim naval resupply vessel is almost finished as weapons and other sensitive equipment are now being installed, said Commodore Craig Skjerpen, commander of Canada’s Atlantic Fleet.That work is expected to be finished in Halifax in March, at which point the vessel will undergo some final tests before heading to the Pacific to participate in a major, U.S.-led training exercise and then onward to the Asia-Pacific region.The Asterix addresses a critical gap that emerged after the navy lost its previous resupply vessels in 2014, Skjerpen told The Canadian Press, and navy commanders plan to make heavy use of new ship in the coming years.“If I wanted to draw an analogy of driving a car, we were always worried about where the next gas station was,” he said of the impact of losing HMCS Protecteur and Preserver.“So what this does is that where we’re able to program Asterix, we can be less concerned about that. So we can go where we need to go.”But the Asterix isn’t a true military vessel, Skjerpen said, which is why it won’t be allowed to operate in dangerous environments.That may not be an issue now, as the navy is not operating in any areas that be classified as overtly dangerous, but Skjerpen said: “All of our capabilities and everything we design and everything we need is about operating in that threat environment.”Two true military resupply vessels are scheduled to be built in Vancouver and will include more powerful self-defence systems than the Asterix as well as better communications equipment and overall survivability against attack.“That’s a pretty important part when you start talking about a military vessel and something you’re going to operate in a threat environment,” Skjerpen said in explaining why those Vancouver-built vessels, known as the Protecteur class, are still needed.“We want to provide the best capability possible to protect our people throughout. And that’s some of the bigger things that we’re going to get with the Protecteur class that you’re not going to get out of Asterix or vessels like that.”The two new Protecteur-class vessels will also be crewed entirely by navy personnel, unlike the Asterix. It will have about 45 navy sailors responsible for resupply operations, while the captain and 30 crew members charged with actually sailing the vessel are all civilians.“The civilian master is responsible for the safety of the vessel at all times,” Skjerpen said. “At any time, like if the visibility is too low or the seas are too high … the civilian master always has the right to not do something.”But the two new resupply ships won’t be ready for several years, meaning the Asterix, which was converted by Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding, will be the navy’s only resupply ship for the foreseeable future.“It’s a pretty big step forward from not having something to having that capability,” Skjerpen said.The previous Conservative government awarded Davie a $700-million contract for the Asterix conversion and a five-year lease in summer 2015, with a five-year option afterward, after the navy’s ancient resupply ships were forced into retirement.The project gained notoriety in January 2017 after Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was suspended and court documents showed the RCMP suspected him of leaking secret documents to Davie over fears the Liberal government would cancel the project.Norman remains suspended, but he has not been charged with any crime and has denied any wrongdoing.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgEmmy-winning actress, Viola Davis, in partnership with The Vaseline Healing Project and top NGO, Direct Relief, recently joined volunteers to pack Relief Kits for those in need living in LA.Viola Davis helps out as an advocate for the Vaseline Healing Project with Direct Relief at Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical CenterCredit/Copyright: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for EdelmanThese kits contain everyday items like soap, hairbrushes, tooth brushes and Vaseline.The event took place at Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center – one of the largest providers of accessible, free, or low-cost health and social services in LA. Eisner provides vital services every year to more than 34,000 individuals and families from Downtown, South and Central LA.82% of Eisner patients live at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. For many these ordinary items are taken for granted in our day to day life, but for those affected by extreme poverty these items can help them get back to everyday life.The Vaseline Healing Project is an aid effort in partnership with Direct Relief to provide dermatological care, medical supplies and Vaseline Jelly needed to help heal the skin of people living on the frontlines of crisis & disaster, or affected by extreme poverty.The program aims to heal the skin of 5 million people on the frontlines by 2020. In 2015 alone, Vaseline has donated 1 million jars of Vaseline Jelly globally through Direct Relief and sponsored dermatological missions to Kenya, the Philippines, and Jordan. In 2016, they will return to Jordan, as well as India, Nepal and South Africa.last_img read more

Following her just-concluded visit to the country, Gulnara Shahinian, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, lauded the Government’s efforts to tackle child labour, including its worst forms, domestic servitude, forced labour and debt bondage. However, she told reporters in Quito yesterday that, despite the progress made, the extent of child labour remains “alarming” and domestic servitude and debt bondage are challenges still to be overcome. “Child labour in all its forms is an obstacle to the development of Ecuador where a high percentage of the population are children,” stressed Ms. Shahinian. The Special Rapporteur noted a number of initiatives by the Government, UN agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other actors to eliminate child labour and to address the situation of child-workers.At the same time, she deeply regretted that “those programmes have yet to achieve universal coverage and be accessible to all.” Ms. Shahinian also assessed cases of labour exploitation, inhuman and degrading treatment as well as discrimination, which are encountered particularly by the large refugee and asylum-seeking community of Colombian nationals as well as sectors of the Ecuadorian population, including Afro-Ecuadorians, montubios and indigenous peoples.“I am very concerned about the dire conditions of refugees and asylum-seekers and wish to stress that the Government is responsible for their protection and the restoration of their rights,” she said. “Urgent measures are required to protect and restore the rights of these people and to create an environment conducive to the elimination of labour exploitation and slavery in these areas.” In addition, she noted that the international standards for the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers in the provinces outside Pichincha are not sufficiently implemented, despite the Government’s liberal immigration policy. “It is only by investing adequately in all children, regardless of ethnic or national origin, immigration or other status, that Ecuador will ensure sustainable development and prosperity for the decades ahead,” stressed Ms. Shahinian, who visited Quito, as well as Machala in the province of El Oro, Esmeraldas, and San Lorenzo in the province of Esmeraldas, and Lita and Ibarra in the province of Imbabura. The Special Rapporteur, who works in an independent and unpaid capacity, will submit a report on her visit to Ecuador to a forthcoming session of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. 2 February 2010Despite the commitment shown by Ecuador to eliminate child labour, the scourge remains a major obstacle to the country’s development efforts, said an independent United Nations human rights expert. read more

“Even the very issue of whether the present status of Bermuda is self-governing, or not, was raised from time to time during the course of the Special Mission by several individuals. The Special Mission provided clarification on the minimum standards for what constitutes self-government,” it says in a report to the General Assembly.In that regard, several mission delegates pointed to provisions in the Bermuda Constitution Order, which places significant power in the hands of the United Kingdom-appointed Governor, now John Vereker, rather than the elected Government, it says.The Territory, with a population of more than 65,000, lies about 917 kilometres east of the United States’ North Carolina coast, consists of eight major islands and 130 smaller islands.The administering Power had told the Bermuda Independence Committee, which invited the Special Mission, that certain political options were not available. That position differed substantively from the consensus position in UN resolutions, “which confirm a broader range of legitimate political alternatives,” the report says.”It was also clear that sufficient information regarding the role the wider UN system of organizations might play in the development process of the Territory had not been made available to the people or their leadership,” it says.The Special Mission, therefore, sought to provide Bermudians with information on UN and other international organizations the Territory could join under its current political status and during a preparatory process for full self-government, it said.The wounds caused by the historic legacy of racial segregation were very apparent, especially among many older Bermudians of African descent who spoke at the public meetings, and individuals of both racial groups said differences in privilege had to be addressed so that the people of the Territory could move forward together, no matter what direction they chose.The mission stressed that it took no position on what choices Bermudians ought to make, but its members, particularly the representatives of the Republic of Congo, Dominica, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, shared the experiences of their countries during the transition to independence. read more

“If they are prevented from getting funds, their capacity to carry out attacks is severely curtailed,” Mr. Eliasson said, as he delivered remarks on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a special meeting of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC). Mr. Eliasson noted that terrorist operations need funding not just to buy weapons and materials to make horrific explosive devices. “They need it to support their networks; to recruit personnel; to travel and communicate with each other; and to conduct training and reconnaissance,” he said.The meeting, held at UN Headquarters in New York, is designed to assess current trends and challenges in countering terrorist financing and the need for a global approach. The prevention and suppression of financing terrorism is one of the core requirements of resolution 1373, which the Council adopted in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The resolution called for all countries to criminalize terrorism, to deny terrorists access to financial resources, and to prevent terrorists from crossing borders, among other measures. It also set up the CTC, which is made up of Council members and tasked with monitoring and analyzing the information provided on counter-terrorism efforts by Member States. Participants at the Council meeting are also discussing the revised standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and their implications for preventing funding of terrorism. The inter-governmental FATF has developed a series of recommendations that are recognized as the international standard for combating of money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.“The Task Force has promoted policies and mechanisms that have greatly enhanced our ability to prevent funding of terrorism,” said Mr. Eliasson. “I therefore welcome the work that has recently been completed in FATF to revise those standards in light of more than a decade’s experience, in order to sharpen them and make them even more useful to Member States.”He added that the UN has increasingly become engaged in global efforts to develop strategies and programmes aimed at cutting off funding for terrorism while upholding the Organization’s values and norms. “As in other areas of counter-terrorism, when adopting and implementing measures against terrorist financing, we need to bear in mind the importance of respecting human rights and the rule of law,” he stated. “This is necessary not only to preserve our moral authority,” he continued, “but also to avoid fuelling grievances which terrorists exploit to justify their unjustifiable actions, to gain safe haven in different communities and to recruit new affiliates.” read more

first_imgHarith travelled to Turkey and crossed into Syria in April 2014, the BBC reported citing Islamic State registration papers.The following year his wife, Shukee Begum, travelled to Syria along with her five children in what she said was an effort to convince her husband to abandon IS.After being reunited with Harith she was not allowed to leave IS territory and was smuggled out, she told Channel 4.© – AFP 2017 with reporting by Rónan DuffyRead: 350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as ‘most brutal fighting yet’ begins >Read: ‘We have very little food left’: People are burning their own clothes to stay warm in Mosul > Wednesday 22 Feb 2017, 9:24 AM Feb 22nd 2017, 9:24 AM 88 Comments DAILY MAIL FRONT PAGE: “I.S. suicide bomber you paid £1 million” #skypapers pic.twitter.com/jCXI3pURct— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 21, 2017 Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers The British fighter who died in yesterday’s suicide attack has been informally identified as Jamal al-Harith. Image: Twitter Source: Sky News/Twitter As all UK consular services are suspended in Syria and greatly limited in Iraq, it is extremely difficult to confirm the whereabouts and status of British nationals in these areas. The Times reports that Jamal al-Harith, 50, was identified yesterday by his brother. 2) AbuZakariya (Jamal al-Harith/Ronald Fiddler) was released from #Guantanamo in2004; Was compensated £1million. Traveled to #Syria in 2014 pic.twitter.com/Ytm8lXJ0oU— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) February 21, 2017 A SUICIDE BOMBER from the so-called Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay who received compensation from the UK government, The Times newspaper has reported.The British fighter who IS claimed detonated a suicide bomb against Iraqi forces outside Mosul was named in British media as Jamal al-Harith, who was detained at the United States base between 2002 and 2004.An image released by IS and published on Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group was confirmed as al-Harith by his brother Leon Jameson.“It is him, I can tell by his smile. If it is true then I’ve lost a brother, so another family (member) gone,” Jameson told The Times.Channel 4 News cited an unnamed family member and another anonymous source as confirming Harith was pictured.The photograph shows him smiling, dressed in camouflage clothing and appearing to be sat in a vehicle with wires and switches in the background.center_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP The Times reports that Jamal al-Harith, 50, was identified yesterday by his brother. Image: Twitter The British government said it could not verify the reports.“The UK has advised for some time against all travel to Syria, and against all travel to large parts of Iraq. https://jrnl.ie/3252150 37,355 Views Share218 Tweet Email Harith, a Muslim convert of Jamaican origin who was born Ronald Fiddler, was jailed in Afghanistan by the ruling Taliban because he held a British passport.After the regime was toppled he was arrested by US troops in early 2002 and sent to Guantanamo, where he alleged he experienced beatings and degrading treatment.On returning to Britain in 2004 he was briefly questioned by police and released without charge.The Times reports that he was among a dozen British citizens who alleged torture and UK complicity, prompting payouts from the government of about £20 million.Rita Katz, Director of SITE Intelligence Group, says Harith received compensation of £1 million. Source: Rita Katz/Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgQuiz: How well do you remember this year’s GAA hurling league campaign? You know Galway were crowned champions but what else can you remember? INPHO INPHO Apr 25th 2017, 4:56 PM The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Not bad at all, you just fell at the final hurdle. Galway Share98 Tweet Email1 Test your knowledge of this year’s springtime hurling action. Source: INPHO Who was the referee in the league semi-final when Davy Fitzgerald controversially entered the pitch? Niall Burke You scored out of ! INPHO Antrim Top of the pile, you’re the champion. Finally when did Galway last claim the league title before Sunday’s victory? 16 Conor Whelan Wexford’s win over Kilkenny in early April was the county’s first senior victory at Nowlan Park in how many years? INPHO Carlow 60 14 Comments Ronan Lynch (Limerick) You scored out of ! Share your result: INPHO 2008 INPHO Waterford Cork Conor McDonald (Wexford) INPHO You scored out of ! INPHO Jason Forde INPHO You scored out of ! http://the42.ie/3357013 And who finished up as top scorer in Division 1B of the hurling league? INPHO Diarmuid Kirwan INPHO 55 Brian Gavin Joe Canning 15 INPHO Who finished as top scorer in Division 1A of the hurling league? Let’s face it, hurling’s not really for you is it? Dublin were relegated from Division 1A, who did they claim their only victory against? 70 Alan Kelly INPHO 13 INPHO Tweet Dublin INPHO Share your result:center_img Pauric Mahony (Waterford) Clare Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) Who won promotion from Division 2A of the hurling league? The league was average, you’ll hope for better later in the year. Who scored the equalising point for Tipperary in their thrilling draw with Kilkenny in March? INPHO INPHO 2013 INPHO 2010 Steven O’Brien TJ Reid (Kilkenny) Share INPHO Shane Dooley (Offaly) Share John McGrath Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 4:56 PM INPHO 2005 Donal Burke (Dublin) Football fan Who scored two goals in Galway’s league final win on Sunday against Tipperary? Kildare INPHO INPHO 45 Tweet Jason Flynn INPHO Conor Cooney (Galway) 18,520 Views INPHO Short URL 14 INPHO How many white flags did Patrick Horgan raise for Cork against Tipperary? INPHO INPHO Seamus Callanan Share Share Share your result: By Fintan O’Toole Tweet Westmeath Tweet Kilkenny Barry Kelly Share your result: INPHO Answer all the questions to see your result! INPHO Follow us: the42.ie 10 young players who caught the eye in the 2017 National Hurling LeagueAnalysis: How Galway’s defensive brilliance obliterated Tipperary’s league title dreams Tipperary Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgRahul Gandhi.Twitter/@INCIndiaCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving away money raised after demonetisation to 15 industrialists of the country.”The Modi government brought demonetization and took away money of the tribal, poor people and others in the society and gave it to 15 people. You put your hand in your pocket and you will find the wallet is empty. In the last five years, money is being stolen from your wallet,” Gandhi told an election rally at Chaibsasa in Jharkhand.Gandhi addressed the rally in favour of Congress candidate Geeta Koda.”Modi claimed to have become the Chowkidar five years ago. People elected him as Prime Minister. In the last five years, he left Chowkidari and started Chori. Poor people do not need Chowkidar,” he said.”The Modi government tried to steal land by trying to amend the Land Acquisition Act thrice in Parliament. The Congress and its allies prevented this… The land rights of tribals and poor people cannot be snatched as long as Congress exists in Parliament.”In Chhattisgarh, the Congress government took back land from Tata as it was not used for five years. The land taken back from Tata was returned to tribal people. No one can take away the land if tribals and poor people do not wish to part with it.”Gandhi also spoke about the benefits of the Congress’ Nyay scheme. “Nyay scheme is a surgical strike on poverty.”last_img read more

18 missing as Indonesian migrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

first_imgMalaysian rescuers carry a body retrieved from the sea during a search operation on a boat carrying Indonesian immigrants capsized in Kota Tinggi, southern Malaysia on 2 July. Photo: AFPRescuers were scouring the waters off Malaysia’s southern coast on Monday for 18 people missing after a boat carrying migrants from Indonesia capsized, killing one woman, a Malaysian maritime official said.Southern Malaysian waterways, which border Indonesia and Singapore, include busy international shipping lanes and rich fishing grounds. Overloaded migrant boats also ply the waters and occasionally run into trouble.Twenty-five people, including a woman, were rescued after the boat, believed to be carrying 44 illegal immigrants, sank early on Monday, said Abu Bakar Idris, an official of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.The search for survivors began after workers on an offshore platform notified Malaysian authorities they had seen two Indonesians swimming toward them, he added.“We have requested assistance from Singapore and Indonesian authorities to search within their own waters,” Abu Bakar said in a statement.The vessel was traveling from the Indonesian island of Batam to Tanjung Penawar in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor when it sank, Abu Bakar said.There have been several accidents in the waters between Indonesia and Malaysia.Last June, six Indonesians went missing after a ship carrying crude oil sank off southern Malaysia, near Singapore.In November 2016, more than half of the 101 passengers aboard died after a boat hit a reef and sank off Batam.last_img read more

first_imgThe sign of a good video game theme song is when the song is stuck in your head for hours, or even days, after you finished playing. True, you might not think it’s the best thing ever when all you hear is the Moon Theme from the Duck Tales NES game or the Kirby’s Dream Land theme. Then, there are songs like the Legend of Zelda theme or the Super Mario Bros. theme that everyone and their moms are familiar with. We’ve clearly reached a point where video game themes must be given the full respect they deserve — we’re talking Philharmonic style.That’s right, the London Philharmonic Orchestra transformed more than 20 video game songs into beautiful orchestral pieces that were performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Friday, September 2. Lead by Andrew Skeet, the composer who has worked on movies like Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood,” and Garth Jennings’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” compiled a slew of video game themes into one medley that was performed as part of the Vision Sound Music festival.The games included in the London Philharmonic’s performance include Final Fantasy, Tetris, Advent Rising, Halo, BioShock, Dead Space, Mass Effect, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Splinter Cell, Elder Scrolls, Legend of Zelda, Myst, World of Warcraft, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Super Mario Bros., Enemy Zero, 007: Blood Stone, Little Big Planet, Grant Theft Auto, and Metal Gear Solid. Skeet said the songs go a “bit on the nostalgia front,” but that he also had to find the “best bits of music.”We have to admit, there are a lot of newer games in there, and we’re missing the theme songs that kept us entertained during our childhood. Still, we’re sure the event was amazing, and there’s even a CD that will be coming out in the fall. We’ll keep you posted when its release date is announced.via BBC, London Philharmoniclast_img read more

Colin Nike has always been willing to take heat Kaepernick is just

first_imgNot surprisingly, the decision was met with emotional, polarized reaction on social media, divided along partisan political lines. Kaepernick supporters praising the move, while others took to burning or cutting up their Nike gear and vowing to boycott the brand going forward.First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive? pic.twitter.com/4CVQdTHUH4— Sean Clancy (@sclancy79) September 3, 2018 The internet exploded yesterday when it was announced that Nike announced Colin Kaepernick would be part of their latest marketing campaign. Today in The Herd, Colin weighed in on the controversial decision, and wasn’t surprised by it. Throughout its history, Nike has always been willing to take heat from controversy, dating back to Charles Barkley declaring he was not a role model, and sticking with Tiger and Kobe when other sponsors abandoned them after controversy.Some people and companies are built to withstand discomfort. Nike is one of them. Their slogan isn’t “Just Be Cautious,” it’s “Just Do it.” They’re all in with Kaepernick because that’s what they’ve always done and what they’re about.last_img read more

Amazon Our Rekognition AI System Can Now Spot Fear In Peoples Faces

first_img ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Ads by Amazon Search Close Amazon’s Rekognition system can already identify seven emotions, but now it’s adding an eighth: fear. But critics aren’t too pleased with this new development, unsurprisingly.  ( Christian Wiediger | Unsplash ) Amazon has announced a new milestone regarding Rekognition, its in-house facial recognition system. The artificial intelligence-based tech is now able to pick up fear from people’s faces.Rekognition offers a diverse set of tools for face detection, analysis, and recognition in images and videos. It’s one of the services Amazon offers as part of its Amazon Web Services cloud platform.Amazon says it’s successfully improved detection accuracy for emotions such as happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm, and confused. But it has one more emotion to add to the list: fear. Wow facts 4Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementRekognition Can Now Detect FearIt’s not immediately clear what the implications of such a development might have, but Amazon confirms that it has also Rekognition’s age range estimation accuracy, which means customers can get narrower age ranges “across most age groups.”Unsurprisingly, the new development has drawn some ire from critics, especially considering that some of Amazon’s clients come from the law enforcement sector. Add to that the fact that facial recognition remains far from perfect and is known to misidentify women and people of color. In 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, released a study showing that the technology misidentified 28 U.S. lawmakers.Selling To ICECivil rights groups called out Amazon and encouraged it to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement agencies. Amazon’s investors voted against a proposal to limit the tech, however. Reports also say that the company offered to sell Rekognition to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has become one of the most hotly discussed agencies at the moment due to America’s immigration crisis. Amazon has yet to confirm whether it has indeed partnered with ICE to use the software, but the fact remains that it did pitch Rekognition to the agency, triggering an outpouring of backlash from human rights advocates and even its own employees.In terms of being a viable enough tool for law enforcement, facial recognition is still being contested. Reading a person’s emotions purely through facial features could lead to the system branding innocent people as criminals, not to mention the potential for racial-based discriminatory biases that could occur in such a flawed system.Amazon has deflected criticisms targeted at Rekognition that question the technology’s aid in mass surveillance. It has reaffirmed the importance of technology in real-world operations:”Our quality of life would be much worse today if we outlawed new technology because some people could choose to abuse the technology.” TAG Amazon, Rekognition, Facial recognition, Artificial Intelligence DEAL OF THE DAY AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches All ENDS IN Bestseller Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

States are asking the US Supreme Court to restrict protections for LGBTI

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- It’s unclear if they’ll take the case | Photo: Wikimedia Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Mississippi Governor urges SCOTUS to rule against transgender hiring protectionsTrump’s Justice Department says 1964 Civil Rights Act does not apply to gay peopleConservative Christian colleges in America grapple with LGBTI issuesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/states-asking-supreme-court-restrict-protections-lgbti-workers/center_img 16 states, including 13 attorneys general and three Republican governors, filed an amicus brief on Thursday (23 August) with the highest court in the nation.Their argument focuses on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII does not allow discrimination by employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.This amicus brief argues Title VII’s protections do not extend to sexual orientation or gender identity.Recently, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that transgender people are protected from workplace discrimination and harassment.‘The Sixth Circuit’s opinion … erases all common, ordinary understandings of the term “sex” in Title VII and expands it to include “gender identity’”and “transgender” status,’ the brief reads.‘In doing so, the lower court rewrites Title VII in a way never intended or implemented by Congress in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.’Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is leading this action.A long back-and-forthDemocrats and Republicans have argued about the Civil Rights Act, and how far it extends, for years.In 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder under President Obama issued a memorandum. In it, he aligned with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). They both determined Title VII does, in fact, ban discrimination based on these identities.This all changed when Jeff Sessions assumed the role of Attorney General under Trump.On two different occasions, Sessions, as leader of the Justice Department, ruled the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not extend to gay people or protect trans people at work. A considerable number of states in the United States are appealing to the Supreme Court to restrict protections for LGBTI workers. Another figure signing on the amicus brief is Maine Governor Paul LePage. The state’s Democrats condemned his participation.‘After refusing to protect LGBTQ youth in Maine from conversion therapy, Governor LePage has turned his efforts toward making sure businesses can fire workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity,’ they said.‘By working to exclude LGBTQ Mainers from these protections, Governor LePage has once again shown that he does not stand with Mainers who are overwhelmingly in favor of upholding these basic standards of decency.’The Supreme Court will decide in the coming months if they will take on this case during their next session.H/t: PoliticoMore from Gay Star NewsBaker who won wedding cake Supreme Court case is suing again – this time over a trans cakeWhite House issues guidance which undermines LGBTI labor rightsLesbian teacher suspended for showing picture of her future wife is back in classroomGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Eizo Introduces New 2015 Medical Monitors

first_img Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. 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. 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 Eizo showcased its latest image display technology during the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December. Technologies included the latest radiology imaging screens for mammography, video management solutions for the operating room and cath lab, and remote quality control monitoring software. 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 Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Information Technology | 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 SCCT news and videos Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos 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 Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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.  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.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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) 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. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos Related 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. 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.” 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 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.  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 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. 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. 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.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related 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 SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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 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. 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 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 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. 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Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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 GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation 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 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. 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.center_img Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. 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.  Information Technology View all 220 items 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 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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 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: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 Recent Videos View all 606 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.  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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Women’s Health View all 62 items Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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 Sponsored Content | Videos | Flat Panel Displays | January 06, 2016 Eizo Introduces New 2015 Medical Monitors Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. 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.  Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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 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: 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.” 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. 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” 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 Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Artificial Intelligence | 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 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. 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. 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. 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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.  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.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Videos View all 142 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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

Tensions mount as Canada and China toughen respective travel advisories

first_img Share Travelweek Group Wednesday, January 16, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada shot back at China on Tuesday, branding the death sentence imposed on a British Columbia man as inhumane, and flaunting the support of its allies in trying to win the release of two other imprisoned Canadians.The two countries toughened their respective travel advisories, making a mockery of a last year’s bilateral feel-good initiative to boost tourism between them.Canada updated its travel advisory for China on Jan. 14 to warn Canadians of “the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada has asked China to spare the life of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who was originally sentenced in 2016 to a 15-year term for drug smuggling. On Monday, after a new trial, he was sentenced to die.“We believe it is inhumane and inappropriate, and wherever the death penalty is considered with regard to a Canadian we speak out against it,” Freeland said in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.Freeland also trumpeted a long list of allies that Canada has courted in its efforts to free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two other Canadians imprisoned last month after Canada arrested a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. She said she wanted to “emphasize” how glad Canada is that “a large and growing group of our allies has stood with Canada.”More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerFreeland rhymed off a list of countries – Germany, France, the Netherlands, the European Union, the United States, Britain, Australia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – for “publicly coming out and speaking against these arbitrary detentions. And that is very important.”The international outreach has sparked Chinese ire, including a scathing attack from Beijing’s envoy in Ottawa that it smacks of “Western egotism and white supremacy.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he was very concerned to see China “acting arbitrarily.”Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying upbraided Trudeau on Tuesday, saying he should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible remarks.”Hua told reporters in Beijing that China expresses “our strong dissatisfaction with this” and is cautioning its citizens about travelling to Canada. It urged Chinese citizens to consider their personal circumstances and “fully assess the risks of going to Canada for tourism.”The Chinese foreign ministry’s consular-affairs office also published a notice Tuesday saying that Canada has recently “arbitrarily detained” a Chinese national – a reference to Canada’s arrest of Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsCanada has asked China’s ambassador to Canada for clemency in Schellenberg’s case, said Freeland, adding that she had “a very emotional conversation” with Schellenberg’s father on Monday.“With the case of Mr. Schellenberg, it’s important for us to remember that we’re talking about a human being, about a person,” the minister said. “We really understand how difficult the situation is, and I think the Schellenberg family has our country’s sympathy.”Schellenberg had a history of criminal drug offences that dated back to 2003, and pleaded guilty in April 2012 to cocaine trafficking in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, according to a transcript of the hearing.Freeland said even though Canada believes the death penalty is wrong, “Canadians who travel to countries where the death penalty is part of the criminal justice system need to be aware that it exists. That is just a reality.”With files from The Associated Press and The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tensions mount as Canada and China toughen respective travel advisories Tags: Canada, China, travel advisory Posted bylast_img read more

Fresh avalanches force workers to call off search in Nepal

first_img Sponsored Stories KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Fresh avalanches forced rescuers in a village buried by a landslide in northern Nepal to stop searching for bodies in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, officials said Sunday.The avalanches on Friday and Saturday made the work dangerous for police and army rescuers, and they moved to higher and safer ground, said government administrator Gautam Rimal.Weather conditions also deteriorated with continuing rainfall and fog, he said. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories The April 25 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 16,000 others, as it flattened mountain villages and destroyed buildings and archaeological sites in the Himalayan region.So far, 120 bodies have been recovered from Langtang Valley, a scenic village on a popular trekking route located about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.Among the bodies were those of nine foreigners, and it was still not clear how many people were buried in the village that was covered by a mudslide set loose by the magnitude-7.8 quake.Hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless and are still living in tent camps scattered across central and northern Nepal.About 1,000 of them lined up outside a camp in Bhaktapur, a suburb east of Kathmandu, on Sunday to get a small sack of food and supplies.“I have been standing in the line for hours so I can pick up food for my family. I am living with my parents, my wife, children and brothers in the open and are totally dependent on these relief materials,” said Ramesh Boyaju, 27, a transport worker who has been without job for two weeks.Another resident, Rupesh Sayaju, said the quake reduced his four-story house to 1 Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober A Nepalese girl studies inside a makeshift tent in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month’s earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.’s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

Discovering the authentic Xian in China

first_imgXi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the northwest of China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end. The city is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history.Source: CNNlast_img

Alphamega launches its Loyalty App

first_imgAlphamega Hypermarkets have created the “Alphamega Loyalty App” to make it easier for customers to enjoy all the benefits the Social Family Card has to offer.Customers can now download the new app, sign in with their credentials or register for a new account and start taking advantage of more rewards with their shopping!The Alphamega Loyalty App allows customers to redeem their digital discount vouchers, to redeem exclusive ‘Just for You’ offers, to stay up to date on current offers, but also to find useful recipes and create their own shopping lists on their mobile.The mobile app can now be used to earn loyalty points at the checkout. You just click on your name at the bottom of the Home screen. For iOS, proceed by clicking the small QR code at the top right which serves as your customer ID. The cashier will scan the QR Code and points will be collected. When you are logged into the app, the number of loyalty points you have collected will be written below your name/username in the Home page.Redeeming your points is straightforward. Once you have logged in to the app, you will see “Loyalty Vouchers” and “Just for You” on the menu tab. “Loyalty Vouchers” can be redeemed based on points you have collected from your shopping while “Just for You” vouchers are exclusive gifts offered to selected customers. Select the voucher you would like to redeem (Either “Loyalty Vouchers” or “Just for You” vouchers) by pressing the “+” sign and redeem the voucher(s) by simply scanning the QR code at the cashier.To get started, customers who already have a Social Family Card, select the «Login» button and click the «I have a Social Family Card» button; enter the telephone number which is connected to your Alphamega Social Family card and confirmation use the confirmation code sent via an SMS to activate the App registration procedure.Those without a Social Family Card, can register through the mobile app, by selecting the “Login” button and clicking the “New Customer Registration” button. The customer is asked to enter a mobile number, to which a unique SMS code will be sent as confirmation.The app is available for both android and iOS.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cy.com.alphamega.loyaltyhttps://itunes.apple.com/cy/app/alphamega-loyalty-app/id1436828445?mt=8You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Stricken bank depositors seek compensation from EU

first_imgOver 50 depositors and shareholders of Cypriot banks are suing the EU and its institutions over losses they suffered when their deposits were seized to recapitalise lenders, it emerged on Friday.The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of €20 million, according to lawyer Kypros Chrysostomides, whose firm has teamed with foreign experts to bring the case to court.“Cyprus is the only EU member-state to date, to have been provided with financial assistance on the precondition of a ‘bail-in’ and other coercive measures,” the firm said.It said it was the first time in the history of EU jurisprudence that the Luxembourg Court has been asked to decide whether the acts of the Eurogroup are attributable to the EU, thus raising the obligation for compensation.The Eurogroup decided in March to close down Laiki Bank and seize deposits over €100,000 to recapitalise the Bank of Cyprus (BoC).The lender has used 47.5 per cent of the deposits.The claimants want compensation for losses suffered as a result of the Eurogroup decision, as well as depreciation – in both value and number – of their shares.Depositors whose money was taken received equity in return.Under the terms of the so-called haircut, the nominal value of all ordinary BoC shares was reduced from €1.00 each to ordinary shares of nominal value of €0.01 each.“In particular, the claimants mainly challenge (by way of an application for damages) the March 25 Eurogroup decision to impose a ‘bail-in’ … as well as the acts of the European Central Bank, the Commission, and the Council in endorsing and implementing that decision,” a statement from the firm said.The Eurogroup, and the EU face claims, primarily for grievous violations of the claimants’ right to property and of the principles of non-discrimination, protection of legitimate expectations, and the principle of proportionality, as prescribed by EU law.The firm said defendants’ were normally expected to respond within two months, unless an extension was granted by the court.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more