first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have busted a gang of women pickpocketers who targeted metro. The investigating agency recovered two lakh rupees from the accused persons. Police identified the accused as Vinita (19), Naina (22), Gayatri (23), Anita (35) and Sunita (35). All lives in Anand Parbat area. They were nabbed near Shadipur Metro station. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) Vikram K Porwal said that the gang first identifies the victim with bulging pockets or carrying bags standing on the Metro Stations or any other crowded places from where one can board a transport. “Thereafter, the gang surrounds the victim and picks the pocket or commits theft of the articles from the bag. They generally pickpocket for cash and steal the gold ornaments from bags of victims,” said DCP Porwal. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Adding further, he said that in a recent case one Anil Kumar Aggarwal was carrying total cash of Rs 9,82,500. During the journey, he kept total cash inside the bag, however, while he checked the bag at DC building Barakhamba in his office, the bag was found intact and Rs 4, 32,500, were found missing out of the total amount. In this connection, an online E-FIR was registered on August 21. The accused were found involved in the crime.last_img read more

Marrakech – The second edition of the 2014 Athletics Continental Cup by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) kicked off on Saturday in Marrakech Grand Stadium.The international track and field sporting event, worth 3 mln dollars, comprises 40 competitions in two days (Sept.13-14) and brings together 230 athletes worldwide.The event includes mainly competitions in hammer throw, pole vault, triple jump, 400m hurdles, 5000m, shot put, discus throw, high jump, long jump and javelin throw.

4 June 2010The President of the General Assembly today expressed his deep sadness over a fire in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which has claimed the lives of at least 115 people and injured many more. Media reports indicate that an apparent electrical explosion may be responsible for starting the blaze, which engulfed apartment blocks and shops in the densely crowded Najirabazar district of Dhaka last night.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Assembly President Ali Treki offered his prayers and condolences on behalf of all UN Member States to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Bangladesh.

first_imgAn artist’s impression of the newly discovered Proxima b planet which orbits our nearest star Credit:ESO/M. Kornmesser Hundreds of exoplanets have been discovered in recent years which could harbour life, but this is the closest to our solar system.The planet is more than 25 trillion miles away, a distance that would take around 30,000 years to reach with current technology.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An artist's impression of the newly discovered Proxima b planet which orbits our nearest star  Co-author Dr John Barnes, from the Open University, said: “Once we had established that the wobble wasn’t caused by star spots, we knew that that there must be a planet orbiting within a zone where water could exist, which is really exciting.”If further research concludes that the conditions of its atmosphere are suitable to support life, this is arguably one of the most important scientific discoveries we will ever make.”The research was published in the journal Nature. An infographic compares the orbit of the planet around Proxima Centauri (Proxima b) with the same region of the Solar System  An infographic compares the orbit of the planet around Proxima Centauri (Proxima b) with the same region of the Solar System  Shifts in the star’s light spectrum showed that at times the star was approaching Earth at around human walking pace – about 3mph – and at other times receding at the same speed.From this data the scientists were able to infer the presence of a planet around 1.3 times more massive than the Earth.Because red dwarfs can mislead planet hunters by giving false signals linked to “star spots” – the equivalent of sun spots – the scientists had to be sure of their findings.Initial hints of a planet were observed in March 2000 and it took another 16 years before sufficient evidence was available to justify announcing the discovery to the world. However its proximity its sun means it is blasted by powerful ultraviolet rays and X-rays so any life that evolved on its surface would have to have evolved to withstand the punishing radiation.Nevertheless, the prospect of finding life on Proxima b has excited scientists.Dr Guillem Anglada-Escude, from Queen Mary University of London, who led an international team of about 30 astronomers, said: “Succeeding in the search for the nearest terrestrial planet beyond the solar system has been an experience of a lifetime, and has drawn on the dedication and passion of a number of international researchers.”We hope these findings inspire future generations to keep looking beyond the stars. The search for life on Proxima b comes next.” It is invisible to the naked eye from Earth and outshone by the bright glow of Alpha Centauri, but our closest star is holding an intriguing secret, scientists have discovered.  Proxima Centauri, which lies in our nearest star system, is orbited by a rocky planet that is so similar to Earth that it could harbour life.The planet, dubbed ‘Proxima b’ is only four light years away, just next door in astronomical terms, and sits in a position known as the Goldilocks Zone, where the temperature is mild enough for water to remain liquid.center_img A view of the southern skies over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile with images of the stars Proxima Centauri (lower-right) and the double star Alpha Centauri AB (lower-left) from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit:Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO/ESA/NASA/M. Zamani “It is the closest possible exoplanet to us and may be the closest to support life outside the solar system.“It is intriguing to think that the simple ingredients – water, carbon dioxide, and rock – that are needed for the formation of biochemical cycles that we call life, could all be present and interacting on the planet’s surface.“It is a great place to start looking for life outside the Solar System and it is a very exciting discovery.”Proxima b is only 4.4 million miles (7.5 million km) from its star, five per cent of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, and takes just 11.2 days to complete one orbit.But because Proxima Centauri is a dim red dwarf star radiating much less heat than the Sun, the planet still occupies the habitable zone. Proxima Centauri is part of a triple system of stars in the constellation of Centaurus. It is the faintest of the three, which also include a much brighter pair of stars known as Alpha Centauri A and B.From Earth, the system appears as a single bright star – the third brightest visible in the night sky.Astronomers made the discovery studying Proxima Centauri using a special instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope operated by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile’s Atacama desert.The High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher was able to measure the tiny “wobble” in the star’s position caused by its interaction with the planet’s gravity. A view of the southern skies over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile with images of the stars Proxima Centauri (lower-right) and the double star Alpha Centauri AB (lower-left) from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.  However, the planet is close enough to give scientists confidence that they can develop a space craft that would be able to reach it within the scale of a human life time and they believe robotic probes could be sent to Proxima b in years to come. Much further in the future the planet may even be colonised by space travellers from Earth, assuming conditions on the surface are survivable.Professor Stephen Hawking is currently devising a small spacecraft to travel to the Alpha Centauri star system in which Proxima Centauri resides in just 20 years. It would use a 100-gigawatt beam of light to reach speeds of 100 million miles an hour.Dr Mikko Tuomi, from the University of Hertfordshire, who was part of the discovery team,  said: “According to the findings the planet has a rocky surface and is only a fraction more massive than the Earth. Proxima b orbits the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri which is 4.3 light years away from Earth Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser It is a great place to start looking for life outside the Solar System and it is a very exciting discoveryDr Mikko Tuomi, University of Hertfordshire An artist's impression of proxima b in spacelast_img read more

Laszlo NagyTelekom Veszprem ← Previous Story TRENDY: SG Flensburg sign unknown Croatian left back Ivan Horvat Next Story → Russian and Danish girls for the World’s crown He began professional career at PICK Szeged, but becoming the real star was reserved for his period at FC Barcelona and Telekom Veszprem. Since 2012, when Laszlo Nagy (35) came to Veszprem, the best Hungarian team began another era in trying to win the VELUX EHF Champions League.Two final matches are behind team from the handball city, but the team’s captain won’t give up. Nagy, who is also a member of the club’s Board and the guy who will overtake some of the functions after the end of playing career, extended contract for two more years – until June 2019.Three more attempts in Cologne…Mandatory Credit ©SEHA/ Nebojša Tejić read more

first_imgAccording to the study, those with the gene are twice as likely to have a history of one-night stands. Prone to one-night stands? Blame your parents. Or, more precisely, blame your genes. A new study published on November 30th has linked dopamine receptor DRD4 to infidelity. The gene is a doozy–it’s also been linked to alcoholism and gambling–also, according to Fox News, the love of horror movies and liberalism are also linked to the gene (no, the study wasn’t published by Karl Rove). Postdoctoral fellow Justin Garcia said of the study in a recent press statement,AdChoices广告What we found was that individuals with a certain variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to have a history of uncommitted sex, including one-night stands and acts of infidelity. The motivation seems to stem from a system of pleasure and reward, which is where the release of dopamine comes in. In cases of uncommitted sex, the risks are high, the rewards substantial and the motivation variable–all elements that ensure a dopamine rush.last_img read more

first_img August 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm August 24, 2016 at 2:26 am TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next Damn, that’s some tough luck. He worked all his life to be in WWE, finally gets the golden key to the kingdom, then just like that it’s gone with an injury. Just at a time when WWE really needs him too. Best wishes for a full recovery, Finn.Hey wait, is he throwing up the Bullet Club symbol there? Heh, awesome! =D August 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWho Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:42 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Finn Bálor Videos Articles Hahahahah Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Jaime Miguel Complications during a kidney transplant Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Yikes! Sorry to hear that. Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Śãłīėrì Græÿ The Bullet Club lives on! August 25, 2016 at 1:35 am I heard a lot about him…..but when he debuted at post-Battleground RAW……I was like where the hell this guy was……he is just one of the greatest…..as we say……his physique seems like all of us…..quite normal……not that bulked up and muscled up guys……..he deserves a lot than all of this……he is great….!!!!!Hell of a Respect for him!!!! WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez Jim Bilbee Thank you 13 COMMENTS Google+ Jeffery Adam Phillips How many guys does Rollins need to injure before they do something? goddessroleplay Comments are closed. August 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm Too sweet!center_img Steven Herrera WWE.com revealed in a new report that Finn Balor underwent successful surgery on Tuesday night to repair a torn labrum after suffering a dislocated shoulder at SummerSlam.Dr. Jeffrey Dugas was quoted in the article noting that Balor’s injury was “more severe than normal” and that it did more damage than a standard shoulder dislocation.“Finn’s injury was pretty severe, more severe than normal. A really high energy injury, it did more damage than a standard shoulder dislocation where you simply tear the labrum. The prognosis is excellent, however. We were able to fix it all and put it back where it came from. I’m anticipating him getting back at full speed.”Balor was forced to relinquish the WWE Universal Championship as a result of the injury on Monday night. He’s believed to be out of action for around four to six months.Balor tweeted a photo from his hospital bed following surgery on Tuesday night.pic.twitter.com/3oo0kMIR5o— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) August 24, 2016 What happened? I lost a very close friend recently after during surgery so seeing Finn Smiling right there made me happy. You are a great man Finn Balor, entertaining and a real light get well soon. August 24, 2016 at 11:31 am Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Temi Abiola August 24, 2016 at 1:07 pm Pinterest August 25, 2016 at 5:52 am August 24, 2016 at 12:10 am Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp August 24, 2016 at 4:24 pm August 25, 2016 at 1:36 am Steven Herrera Now Playing Up Next goddessroleplay WWE Superstar Finn Balor appears to get married, Posts photo to Instagram Now Playing Up Next Jeremy King Well I’m just glad he’s gonna be okay. August 24, 2016 at 10:57 am TheCyberZon August 24, 2016 at 12:15 am Now Playing Up Next Maybe John Cena can lend him some of his super quick recovery powers, so he’d be back next week… Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next goddessroleplaylast_img read more

first_imgJames Rodriguez is confident that Colombia can reach either the semi-finals or the final of the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summerThe Bayern Munich loan star was one of the standout performers in the previous World Cup in Brazil as Colombia surged past Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time in their history, before losing 2-1 to hosts Brazil in that round.Rodriguez, who also won Adidas Golden Boot award for his goal against Brazil, is confident that Colombia can build on the previous tournament and go even further in this summer’s World Cup.“I want to have a good World Cup and help my team-mates get to the semi-finals or the Final,” said the 26-year-old, according to FIFA.“Why not?”.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.Colombia has been drawn in Group H, where they will face Japan, Poland and Senegal.But Rodrguez would not mind facing world champions Germany after the group stages of the tournament.“It would be great,” said Rodriguez.“But that’s a long way away – we need to take things step by step.”The midfielder is Colombia’s third all-time leading goalscorer on 21 goals behind Radamel Falcao (29) and Arnoldo Iguaran (25).last_img read more

first_imgA 21-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with head, neck and chest injuries after her car rolled multiple times late Thursday on state Highway 14.Esther E. Hong of Aloha, Ore. was driving a 2007 Mazda MZ3 eastbound on SR-14 near Lieser Road around 9 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a barrier, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol. The car then rolled multiple times and came to a rest on the passenger’s side in the left lane, officials said.Hong was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center where she was listed in serious condition on Friday morning, a nursing supervisor said.Alcohol wasn’t believed to be involved.last_img

first_imgMarc Boldt, the new chairman of the Clark County Board of Commissioners, will give the State of the County address next month.The event is scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St.The event is free.Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food for local food banks. The Washougal Salvation Army will collect donations.“We keep hearing that service organizations are struggling to serve more and more families who have trouble feeding their kids,” said Boldt. “This is a generous community but the economy has been down so long that the need just keeps rising.”Boldt will speak about community needs and public issues after the commissioners recognize volunteers for extraordinary efforts in 2011.“I believe the real core of service is helping your neighbor in need,” he said.The show will be broadcast on Clark-Vancouver Television, channels 21 and 23.last_img read more

first_img Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan RelatedPosts Load More The Macau IR operator said it would also welcome any opportunity “to increase its ownership in Crown” once regulatory approvals are obtained in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales – the three Australian states in which Crown has a presence. Melco gave no indication of how much more than its initial 19.99% stake it would like to acquire.In a statement, Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said he viewed Melco’s investment in Crown as “an incredible opportunity to purchase a strategic stake in what I believe to be Australia’s premier provider of true integrated resort experiences.“Crown’s Resorts in Perth and Melbourne are world class entertainment destinations and I believe that Crown Sydney, much like Melco’s Morpheus property, will create an architectural icon for the city, the country and the world.“In addition, I personally know the management at Crown and look forward to working with them to further enhance both Crown’s performance and development in Australia and the appeal of Crown’s properties to international patrons.”CPH Crown Holdings Pty Limited is the private investment firm of Crown’s controlling shareholder, James Packer, who retains around 25% of Crown Resorts shares following the transaction. Packer released a statement of his own on Thursday in which he insisted he is still “vitally interested in Crown’s success as a world class resort and gaming business. I am thrilled Lawrence Ho and Melco have chosen to invest in Crown.”He added, “My continuing shareholding represents my single largest investment. This sale allows me to continue my long term involvement with Crown and at the same time to better diversify my investment portfolio.”Melco’s acquisition of Crown shares comes less than two months since US casino operator Wynn Resorts pulled out of takeover talks with Crown after news of ongoing negotiations was leaked.It is also just over two years since Crown completed its exit from the Melco-Crown joint venture in Macau, having begun selling off its original 34.3% stake 12 months earlier. The split ended a 13-year alliance under which Melco-Crown developed City of Dreams, Studio City and Altira in Macau as well as City of Dreams Manila in the Philippines.Melco revealed on Thursday night that it would pursue representation on Crown’s board of directors commensurate with its ownership position once the acquisition of shares is complete. The transaction will take place in two equal tranches with the first on 6 June 2019 and the second on or prior to 30 September 2019. Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced the acquisition of a 19.99% stake in its former Macau partner and Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited.Melco revealed late Thursday that it has executed a definitive purchase agreement through which a subsidiary will acquire 135.35 million shares of Crown Resorts Limited from CPH Crown Holdings Pty Limited at AU$13.00 per share, representing a total consideration of AU$1.76 billion (HK$9.58 billion). Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analystslast_img read more

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Hilcorp announced a five year plan to continue conducting exploration and production activities in the Cook Inlet. According to the application the work is expected to span five years includes: 30 days of 2D seismic survey, 45-60 days of 3D seismic survey, geohazard surveys in the Outer Continenal Shelf (OCS) (30 days), middle Cook Inlet subseawall area (14 days), and Trading Bay (30 days), exploratory wells in the OCS (40-60 days per well, 2-4 wells annually for three years) and Trading Bay (120-150 days), Iniskin Peninsula exploration and development (180 days annually for two years), platform and pipeline maintenance (180 days annually for five years), middle Cook Inlet well abandonment (90 days), and Drift River terminal decommissioning (120 days). The proposed action may incidentally expose marine mammals occurring in the vicinity to sources of harassment, particularly through elevated levels of underwater sound in the marine environment, thereby resulting in incidental take, according to NMFS. NMFS invites the public to provide suggestions, and comments on the Hilcorp’s application and request. Public comments must be received no later than November 26. With that announcement the company was required to file an application for the incidental take of marine mammals with the National Marine Fisheries Service in the Cook Inlet. The MMPA states that the term “take” means to harass, hunt, capture, kill or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill any marine mammal. Hilcorp owns and operates in over 29 oil and has field production facilities, including several located in Cook Inlet. The petition includes all four stages of oil and gas activities: Exploration, development, production, and decommissioning. Last month, Hilcorp, also submitted an application for an underground oil and gas lease for five parcels of Kenai Peninsula Borough land in Anchor Point.last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Virginia’s public schools have a reputation for high standards, an attribute that historically has made serving at a Virginia military installation a favorable assignment for military families.Recently, however, an independent education organization found a significant gap between students’ proficiency scores on the state’s Standards of Learning assessments with their scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests. The discrepancy of about 35 percentage points indicates the Virginia Department of Education has lowered its learning standards to improve students’ proficiency scores, writes Sandy Law, a military wife and mother of three sons, in a commentary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.“This may make parents feel good for a while. But if it keeps up, it will ultimately hurt Virginia’s reputation and desirability as a duty station,” writes Law, a member of Military Families for High Standards.The issue already has become apparent for military families moving to Virginia. “Whereas many military families used to worry that their students would be behind once they got here, I am not alone in finding that students are actually more proficient than their Virginia peers,” she says.Law urges the state Department of Education to address its “honesty gap” now, given DOD’s interest in shedding some of its excess infrastructure, which stands at an estimated 22 percent. She notes that military leaders previously have cited the quality of local schools as a factor in the services’ basing decisions.“[Virginia] must take the necessary steps to hold students to high levels of proficiency on the Standards of Learning assessments. Military families, and indeed all families who care about strong public schools, are looking to the commonwealth for leadership,” Law concludes.last_img read more

first_img(Photo via Alaska Native Medical Center)Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration are moving forward with their plan to replace elements of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. How could big changes to health insurance coverage affect Alaskans? What will happen to coverage for the more than 30 thousand residents who gained it through Medicaid expansion?Listen NowHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Joshua Weinstein – Benefits expertBecky Hultberg – CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home AssociationStatewide callers Participate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

first_imgGetty ImagesA woman went through a harrowing experience after she discovered that her domestic help was sexually abusing her four-and-a-half-year-old son in Mumbai. The Malabar Hill resident discovered the sexual abuse last week when she saw the domestic help inappropriately touching the little boy. She later asked her son of what happened and he confirmed it even though he was not aware of how wrong it was.She took this up with her husband and in-laws who brushed away the accusations as paranoia and continued to keep the help in the house.The woman, who is a lawyer, immediately went to the police and registered a complaint against the domestic help as well as her husband and in-laws for not believing her and letting the help to continue working in their house.”Initially she had doubts but that day, after she caught the servant sexually assaulting her son, she took her son into confidence and inquired. The child is believed to have narrated his ordeal, after which she brought this to the light of her husband as well as her parents-in-law who stay with them,” sources told The Times of India.The woman approached the police on June 4 after her husband and his parents refused to believe the domestic help’s indiscretions. The domestic help along with the victim’s father and grandparents have now been charged by the Malabar Hill police under the POCSO Act.On Monday, the police also recorded a statement of the woman’s son in front of the magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC. Kathua rape verdict: 3 sentenced for life, 5-yr term for 3 accused announced by special court IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:04Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:04?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

first_imgYes, we’re also working on Fallout Shelter for Android. Hopefully out in a few months.— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) June 16, 2015The biggest downside, and this isn’t even a gameplay issue, is that Fallout Shelter is available only on Apple mobile devices at this time. So there are millions of fans out there who are being denied their Fallout fix, and potentially millions more in revenue being lost by Bethesda. The Apple only launch, however, could have been due to the company wanting to keep this game hush hush until the big announcement at E3.During Bethesda’s conference Sunday night, Vice President Pete Hines spoke about the secrecy behind the game, “We were pretty amazed we could keep that under wraps… Although if you’re going to keep a secret, Apple is a pretty good partner. Those guys are the kings of secrets.”It’s also worth noting that Bethesda used E3 to launch their mobile game. They know their fan base is dedicated. They knew they would be wanting more. They gave fans  something to have right now to bide our time til Fallout 4‘s November release. It was a very nice gesture, or a very calculated move on their part. Either way, fans of the franchise are speaking where it matters, with their wallets, and showing that casual, mobile games from top hardcore games companies have a place in new world. Fallout Shelter is the little mobile game that could make a ton of money for Bethesda. Within the first few days of being out for iOS platforms, the freemium game has knocked Candy Crush Saga out of the No. 3 spot on Apple’s top grossing games list. And that’s no small achievement.King’s popular puzzle game reportedly brought in just over $229 million in their first quarter. So if Bethesda’s fans are as hungry for everything Fallout as they appear to be, the company could stand to make millions off this fun, yet addictive sim. And by million, we mean a $2 million+ a day.I know I haven’t put it down since downloading it Sunday night. I also haven’t spent any real-world money for in-game Lunchboxes to help level up my Vault; but this is the first game that may break my “never spend money on freemium games” rule. I just want more stuff. The game has kept me engaged so far by allowing players to have three Vaults going at once, so you can experiment and see what room-to-people ratio works best. Or, if you’re like me, create a situation that will just make everyone miserable to see what happens.It’s a great social experiment, with the added bonus that if you spend a couple dollars here or there, you can get Lunchboxes that contain random cards that give you armor, weapons, extra resources, and even special Dwellers. When you have a vault that is 80% women and you can only populate with 2 men before it starts to look like a very bad Game of Thrones family tree, the incentive to spend money to possibly bring new blood in weighs heavily on you. Or when you have 13 little rug rats running around, eating all your food and drinking all your water, getting that extra +50 resource will help keep your people happy, if not alive, a little bit longer.last_img read more

first_imgIndira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts raised the curtain for ARTH – Art for the earth on July 5 at the IGNCA, CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.The chief guest for the inauguration ceremony was the State Minister of culture, environment, forest and climate change, Dr Mahesh Sharma.The exhibition which is up for display until October 22 – is the first its kind public art project on the environment by one of India’s leading contemporary artists – Manav Gupta. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfComprising of “Excavations in Hymns of Clay”– a suite of environmental art installations by the artist, weaving all of them with a story-line and poetry. ‘Arth’ is an evolving, site-specific and dynamic engagement.As a public art project, the artist has tried to deploy the quintessentially Indian potter’s produce of clay objects such as the earthen lamps (diyas), local cigar (chilam), earthen cups (kullar), with the idea to transform their individual identity into metaphors and idioms of sustainability, context, perception and treatment. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe clay objects and other items displayed in the exhibition will stun the viewer with the artist’s originality of thought as he produces a cutting-edge contemporary language whose global vocabulary is derived from the “local”.Emotive content like that of an epic story, Manav’s statement is dipped gently into the essence of the Indian Vedic practices to subtly bring to light the repository of solutions that the ancient way of life could offer in today’s context of sustainable development and current issues around rivers like the Ganga. Whether it be the latest ‘Rain’ or the ‘River waterfront’ ‘Time Machine’, ‘Bee-hive Garden ‘, ‘River Bed of Love’, or the ‘Noah’s Ark’, the fragility of clay juxtaposed with the limitlessness of the “cup of life” question the paradigm of time and human engagement with it in today’s rapidly mechanized and constructed consumerist engagement with earth’s resources.The works, conceptualised, created and constructed by the artist while taking into consideration the venue – is a sensitive natural interface with the ambience, seeking to engage fresh and locally relevant dialogues and questions that audiences can have with the art and within themselves.last_img read more

first_imgFind out if your Intel system is vulnerable to Intel Manageability Engine vulnerabilities by Martin Brinkmann on November 22, 2017 in Security – Last Update: November 24, 2017 – 44 commentsIntel published a security advisory yesterday detailing security vulnerabilities in the firmware of the company’s Management Engine, Server Platform Services, and Trusted Execution Engine.A wide range of Intel processor families and products are affected by these issues, including 6th, 7th and 8th generation Intel Core processors, Intel Xeon processors, Intel Atom processors, Apollo Lake processors and Intel Celeron processors.Basically, systems using Management Engine firmware versions 11.0, 11.5, 11.7, 11.10, and 11.20, Server Platform Engine firmware version 4.0, and Trusted Execution Engine version 3.0 are impacted by the vulnerabilities.Attackers may exploit security vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to affected systems. Potential scenarios include running code outside the visibility of the operating system or user context, causing system instabilities or crashes, or impacting local security feature attestation validity.Find out if a system is vulnerableIntel released a detection tool which you may download from this web page. It is available for Windows 7 and newer versions of Windows, and for Linux.The program runs a quick scan and returns its findings afterwards. It highlights whether the system is vulnerable, and displays the Intel product and its firmware version as well.What to do if the system is vulnerableThere is nothing that users can do to the system directly to fix the vulnerability. Intel notes that it is up to OEMs and manufacturers to release updates for their products to fix the security issues.What that means is the following: If you have bought a PC from a manufacturer like Dell, Lenovo, HP or any other PC manufacturer, you need to wait for them to release updates that address the issue.Intel lists links to support information on this support article. The company will update links to manufacturers when updates are released by them. Currently, links are available for Dell and Lenovo customers.Update: Now includes links to Acer, Fujitsu, HPE, and Panasonic as well.Users who built a PC by themselves, changed the motherboard, or bought a pre-assembled PC using custom parts, need to consult the motherboard manufacturer instead.Closing WordsJudging from past vulnerabilities and patching activity, it seems very likely that manufacturers won’t release updates for some systems and motherboards. Since Intel prevents direct access to affected features, these systems will remain vulnerable throughout their lifetime.This is not the first issue that affected Intel’s Management Engine. The EFF published a detailed account on that back in May 2017 for instance, urging Intel to provide the means to give administrators and users options to disable or limit the Management Engine.Now You: Is your system affected?SummaryArticle NameFind out if your Intel CPU is vulnerable to Intel Manageability Engine vulnerabilitiesDescriptionIntel published a security advisory yesterday detailing security vulnerabilities in the firmware of the company’s Management Engine, Server Platform Services, and Trusted Execution Engine.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgVideos | March 22, 2011 Sony – Ultrasound Color Printer Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos 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 Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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.” 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Related 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 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. 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. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Related 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. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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 | 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. 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. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Information Technology | 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. 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 Videos View all 142 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 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 Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Artificial Intelligence | 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. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation 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 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 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.  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.” 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 Women’s Health View all 62 items 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. 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. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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. 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.center_img Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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. 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Information Technology View all 220 items 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 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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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 Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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 Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Recent Videos View all 606 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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 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 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. 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. Conference Coverage View all 396 items Sony Medical’s UP-D25MD digital color dye sublimation printer optimized for ultrasound applications. It replaces the UP-D23MD, offering a smaller footprint and upgraded features. The printer will utilize the same print media as the previous model, and adds an optional laminated media model with resistance to water and fingerprints.The compact medical device delivers 423 dpi resolution prints in less than 20 seconds and integrates into a medical cart with its slim 8-3/8-inch wide form factor. The printerâ??s front-panel design offers menus, two user pre-set color options and color adjustment. The device provides flashing LED notification of data transmission and the print cartridge status.The printer was introduced in November 2009. 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. 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.  Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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. RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System 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 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.  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 news and videos from AAPM. Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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.” Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Information Technology | 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.  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 Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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) Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  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.  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.” 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.last_img read more

first_imgAs Costa Rica’s gasoline prices reach record highs, politicians are scrambling to find a way to curb costs at the pump. Members of the leftist Broad Front Party (FA) think the answer lies in a Venezuelan oil-sharing scheme, Petrocaribe.FA lawmakers claim that admission into Petrocaribe would reduce gasoline prices by up to 26 percent, according to the news website CRHoy.com. Analysts and some lawmakers, however, doubt the alliance’s ability to significantly affect the costs in Costa Rica.Founded in 2005 by former Venezuela President Hugo Chávez (1999-2013), Petrocaribe allows member nations to purchase oil from Venezuela for as little as 5 percent up front and pay back the remainder at a fixed low rate over the next 25 years. The alliance, related to ALBA, the Venezuelan-lead  Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas, includes Venezuela, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and several other smaller Caribbean countries.FA lawmaker Jorge Arguedas told the daily La Nación that the proposal from Petrocaribe would finance 50 percent of Costa Rica’s oil purchases during the next 25 years at a fixed 1 percent rate and a three-year grace period. Arguedas added that the debt could be paid back in Tico goods and services, not only cash.Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Latin American policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., told CRHoy.com that gasoline prices were unlikely to significantly drop if Costa Rica were to join the alliance, noting that the international price is affected by a number of variables outside the control of Petrocaribe, including the National Oil Refinery’s operating costs. He opined that if Solís wanted to reassure investors about his government’s support for foreign investment, joining the Chávez-era alliance would send the wrong message.Ruling Citizen Action Party lawmaker Ottón Solís told CRHoy.com that he supported the move as long as entering the alliance did not involve supporting Venezuelan policies.Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez told the daily La Nación that the government would consider the plan along with several other options in a committee set to convene in August.President Luis Guillermo Solís shot down a proposal in June from the Public Services Regulatory Authority to cut gasoline taxes as a way to reduce prices, citing the country’s growing deficit. Solís has said he does not plan to raise taxes in the near term, but his administration has stressed improving collection on existing taxes, including gasoline.Just because Petrocaribe is closely connected with Venezuela and the Chávez era doesn’t mean that it’s the exclusive prevue of leftists. Former Costa Rican President Oscar Árias (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) floated the idea of joining the oil alliance as a way to cut oil prices, La Nación reported. The proposal fizzled under President Laura Chinchilla’s term (2010-2014).A decision from the executive branch’s committee is expected in January 2015. Facebook Comments Related posts:Panel warns of Central America’s increasing dependence on Petrocaribe Cheap gas might not be the best thing for Costa Rica, says President Solís Amid shortages, Venezuelans turn to informal networks Venezuela’s Maduro secures another $5 billion loan from China for oil sectorlast_img read more