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Cong fields Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Saturday fielded actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha as its Lok Sabha poll candidate from the Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar, hours after he joined the party quitting the BJP. The 72-year-old Sinha, the incumbent MP from the seat, will face senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Congress also announced that former Himachal Pradesh minister Ramlal Thakur will contest from the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat in the state against sitting BJP MP Anurag Thakur. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In Punjab, the party fielded Jasbir Singh Gill Dimpa from Khadoor Sahib, former IAS officer Amar Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib (reserve), and folk singer Mohammed Sadique from the Faridkot Lok Sabha seat. With the latest list of five candidates, a total of 377 names have been announced by the party for the Lok Sabha elections. The names were announced after party leaders from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar met Congress president Rahul Gandhi earlier during the day. Among those present during the meeting were: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AICC secretary and the party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Asha Kumari, Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore and state CLP leader Mukesh Agnihotri.last_img read more

Canadas main stock index down slightly after surging Monday

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Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down slightly this morning following a significant gain Monday.The S&P/TSX composite index was off 19.79 points at 16,231.58 after 90 minutes of trading. The index had its highest close in nearly seven months on Monday after gaining 111.02 points.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 113.2 points at 26,027.30. The S&P 500 index was up 8.7 points at 2,841.64, while the Nasdaq composite was ahead 20.27 points at 7,734.75.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.29 cents US, compared with an average of 74.93 cents US on Monday.The May crude contract was down 17 cents at US$59.21 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up 0.8 of a cent at $2.86 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up $6.30 at US$1,307.80 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 2.2 cents at $2.93 a pound. read more

Middle East countries must commit to antilandmine treaty says Ban Kimoon

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18 November 2007The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty has been an incontestable success since it entered into force 10 years ago but acceptance of the pact in the Middle East remains disturbingly low, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. In a message to the eighth meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, held at the Dead Sea, Jordan, Mr. Ban called for the entire regime to embrace the treaty.Commending Jordan for its support for mine action, he voiced “hope [that] you will continue to promote awareness on this issue, lobby for adequate funding for all five pillars of mine action, and push for universal acceptance of the Convention in the Middle East.”The Secretary-General detailed some of the successes produced by the Convention, which now has 155 States Parties.“The production, sale and transfer of anti-personnel mines have increased drastically,” Mr. Ban said in the message, delivered on his behalf by Sergio Duarte, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.“Vast areas have been cleared, and untold thousands of lives have been saved as a direct result. At the same time, mine victims are being provided with better assistance, rehabilitation and reintegration.”But he warned that it was vital to not forget that anti-personnel mines still kill and maim in great numbers every year.“They terrorize populations long after conflicts have ended. Their presence denies communities avenues to rebuild long after conflicts have ended and combatants have gone home.”He urged the countries that have not yet acceded to the Convention to do so as soon as possible. read more

SecretaryGeneral announces new UN chief of protocol

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Mr. Parker, who has served as Deputy Chief of Protocol since 2007, spent seven years in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in his country of origin, which he represented as First Secretary and Alternate Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).He also served in various offices in UN peacekeeping operations in Haiti, Liberia and Nepal, as well as the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS) in New York.Mr. Parker takes on the post of Chief of Protocol, effective 1 April, from Alice Hecht of Belgium who retired last year.Among its numerous roles, the UN Protocol and Liaison Service assists permanent and observer missions with the preparation of official visits to the Headquarters by heads of State or government and other dignitaries, and publishes a comprehensive list of diplomatic personnel and the composition of the principal organs of the United Nations known as the Blue Book. 4 May 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed today Desmond Parker of Trinidad and Tobago as the top official for protocol at the United Nations. read more

CRTC left out vital industry data in its annual report TekSavvy complains

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OTTAWA — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has lodged a complaint with the CRTC, saying that critical statistical information compiled by the federal telecommunications regulator was omitted from last year’s edition of an annual industry report.The Ontario-based independent internet provider (ISP) says that the CRTC’s omission of the information makes it more difficult for companies such as TekSavvy as they compete with industry giants, particularly Bell Canada.A spokeswoman for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it’s reviewing TekSavvy’s complaint. Customer complaints against Canadian telecom, TV providers soar 57% in 2017-18: report Why indie internet provider TekSavvy is building its own fibre network for the first time William Watson: ‘Managed competition’ in Canadian dairy, cannabis and telecom isn’t actually competition TekSavvy says the 2018 Communications Monitoring Report issued Dec. 20 didn’t follow the CRTC’s usual practices for reporting items such as consumer appetite for faster internet, capital spending by independent ISPs and their market share.TekSavvy and its peers have been trying for years to get the CRTC to make it easier for wholesale internet resellers like them to offer higher-speed internet service to their customers, who are also potential customers of the big players.Andy Kaplan-Myrth, TekSavvy’s vice-president for regulatory affairs, says industry data normally available in December would have helped independent ISPs make their case at CRTC hearings in December and January.Previous CRTC decisions have effectively allowed Bell Canada and other major phone companies to limit their wholesale customers like TekSavvy from offering residential services above 50 megabits per second. read more

UN urges probe into serious human rights abuses by traditional hunters in

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The report, produced by the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), documents serious human rights abuses committed by Dozos while undertaking security activities.These include violations of the right to life, including extrajudicial killings and summary executions, illegal arrest and detentions, looting and extortions, according to a news release.The investigations carried out by the UN showed that at least 228 people were killed, 164 others injured by bullets, machete and knives, and 162 arbitrarily arrested and illegally detained by Dozos between March 2009 and May 2013. In addition, 274 cases of looting, arson and extortion committed by the Dozos have been confirmed. “Dozos involved in the perpetration of human rights violations must be held accountable,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “The authorities have the duty to carry out serious investigations into the human rights violations committed by the Dozos in Côte d’Ivoire, bring the perpetrators to justice and provide appropriate redress to the victims. “The State authorities of Côte d’Ivoire have the duty to deploy appropriate security forces throughout the country to prevent the population from using Dozos on security issues. Impunity granted to Dozos in Côte d’Ivoire is unacceptable and must be stopped,” she stated. The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire, Doudou Diène, and non-governmental organizations have already made several recommendations urging the Government to take steps to address the situation of the Dozos, who continue to endanger the population. Aïchatou Mindaoudou, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNOCI, welcomed the Government’s ongoing efforts to cover the entire country with professional security forces. “These efforts are crucial in re-establishing the rule of law and in preventing Dozos from carrying out security functions,” she said. “The United Nations continues to offer its support to the Ivorian authorities for the advancement of security sector reforms. However, it is necessary that the Government investigates human rights abuses committed by the Dozos, in the interest of victims’ rights to truth, justice and reparation.” read more

Mens Hockey No 9 Ohio State continues win streak with sweep of

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Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternNo. 9 Ohio State (12-4-4, 5-4-1-0 Big Ten) swept Niagara (9-9-1, 8-4-1 Atlantic) in a two-game home stand that featured a 3-2 victory that went down to the final seconds, and a 4-1 win that was in hand from start to finish.Game OneAfter a hot two-goal start, the Buckeyes looked to be in control of the game, but Niagara never gave in, and the Purple Eagles erased the deficit with just over five minutes left in the third period.Sophomore forward Tanner Lacyznski buried the game-winner for the Buckeyes with just 6.3 seconds remaining to secure the 3-2 Ohio State victory, and keep the winning streak going.Laczynski found the puck on a rebound off a shot by junior forward Freddy Gerard, and Laczynski buried the chance past freshman goalie Brian Wilson to seal the win.The Buckeyes scored two goals in 31 seconds in the first period to take a quick 2-0 lead over Niagara. Sophomore defenseman Matt Miller opened the scoring, followed quickly by sophomore forward Sam McCormick, who tipped a shot from redshirt senior defenseman Matt Joyaux on the way to the net for his first goal of the season.The Purple Eagles cut the deficit to one in the second period on a 4-on-3 power play opportunity that led to a goal by junior forward Johnny Curran.Niagara kept the pressure up, outshooting Ohio State 22-17 after being badly outshot in the first period. The pressure paid off when senior defenseman James Roll tied the game late in the third period.The 2-2 tie held until Laczynski’s goal.Game TwoThe second matchup in the series ended in a much more decisive fashion, with the Buckeyes putting four in the back of the net on the way to a 4-1 victory.Ohio State used two power play goals to lift themselves to its fourth straight victory, all of which have been on home ice.Freshman goalie Tommy Nappier made his second career start for Ohio State in the game and made 27 saves to secure his second career victory.Miller scored for the third straight game, this time just a minute into the first period, to open the scoring up for Ohio State. Senior forward Matthew Weis made it 2-0 seven minutes later.Weis scored two of the Ohio State goals, the second of which came from a series of passes on the man advantage that left Weis wide open in the slot. Junior forward Mason Jobst and sophomore forward Ronnie Hein earned the assists on the play.Junior forward Nick Farmer scored the lone goal for Niagara in the second to make it 2-1, but Weis scored his second of the game to give Ohio State a secure 3-1 lead heading into the third.The Buckeyes added some insurance in the third on a goal by redshirt junior forward John Wiitala, and Ohio State didn’t give up a goal the rest of the way. read more

You can now buy a dinosaur for €710000

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first_imgYou are talking about a very rare item indeed. Even if you were lucky enough to find one in the first place, the digging out and the preparation then involved is an enormous undertaking. The rock that it was embedded in would have been extremely hard to break away from the bones, and you couldn’t go at it with a sledgehammer because the bones were vulnerable to breaking. Here’s Lindsay Hoadley of Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex, giving Misty a little bath. Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: Gareth Fuller Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images Source: PA Wire/Press Association ImagesWe know what you’re thinking–that’d look amazing in the living room.If you’re interested, Misty is up for grabs at the Summers Place Auctions’ evolution lot, on November 27.We’ll obviously see you there.Here are the noises that animals make in other languages>WATCH: Beavis the bengal plays fetch like a dog> BIG JURASSIC PARK fan? Always wanted your very own dinosaur–preferably one that was already dead and couldn’t attack you?Well here’s your chance. A 60ft long and 12ft high Diplodocus Longus fossil is up for grabs at an upcoming auction in the UK.The skeleton–named Misty–is set to be auctioned next month, making it the first UK sale of such a large dinosaur.Misty was found in 2009 by the two young sons of renowned palaeontologist Raimund Albersodoerfer and is now set to go for as much as €709,032 (£600,000).According to CNN, Albersodoerfer was excavating a quarry in Wyoming and sent his sons, aged 11 and 14, off to dig around and get out of his way. The two young boys discovered an initial bone, resulting in a nine-week dig to uncover the full female skeleton.She was named Misty after the ‘mysterious’ quarry and can be disassembled and reassembled as needed.Great, it’s practically IKEA standard.While the price may be steep, curator of the auction, Errol Fuller, told the Mirror that it would be hard to get a freebie.last_img read more

The numbers speak for themselves Shane Ross insists he is not failing

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first_img Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Share2 Tweet Email By Fora Staff Nov 28th 2016, 7:40 PM Image: Rollingnews.ie Image: Rollingnews.ie Short URL 8,488 Views ‘The numbers speak for themselves’ – Shane Ross insists he is not failing on tourism The minister has come under fire from hospitality bigwigs for not being proactive enough in his portfolio. https://jrnl.ie/3107816 Any criticism that I am not spending enough (time) in the tourist portfolio are complete and utter nonsense. There is simply no evidence produced by anybody to support that. Take me to Fora Minister for Tourism Shane Ross Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieValue for moneyTourism Ireland announced today that 10.5 million people will visit Ireland by end of this year, an increase of 11% compared to the same 12-month period last year.Chief executive Niall Gibbons said the state body hoped to sustain that figure in 2017 in spite of currency fluctuations in Britain, our biggest overseas market, which makes Ireland a more expensive destination to visit by comparison.Gibbons said that according to surveys of international visitors conducted by Tourism Ireland, Ireland’s value-for-money ranking was the “best it has been for a decade” this year, but acknowledged that the UK will become “a very competitive destination” in 2017.On UK visitors coming to Ireland, he said although Britain will remain an important target, Tourism Ireland will ramp up its campaigns in mainland Europe and North America, where it expects to see more robust growth. Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandWhen asked how Ireland was dealing with the imminent threat of Brexit, Ross said the government was “working day and night” on “several contingency plans”.“We’ll have to see how Brexit works out,” Ross said. “We’re considering models for all sorts of eventualities on Brexit and when we see how it works out, we’ll use the appropriate model.”‘Not my department’On Dublin’s chronic hotel room shortage – which reached a record high in September with hotels almost 94% full – the minister said he expected the problem to be resolved in 2019 or 2020 when an additional 5,500 rooms will become available.When asked about regulating the room sharing startup, Airbnb – which recently launched a tourist excursion service – Ross said “that’s not my department” and said it was the job of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, to answer questions on it.Later, when addressing a gathering of tourism and hospitality bigwigs, the minister veered off script to talk about sport, which he is also responsible for.“We are in a golden age of Irish sport,” he said, adding that the country’s recent sporting victories was having “an extraordinary impact around the world”.He said the four Euro 2020 games that Dublin will host will benefit the tourism sector, as would a winning tender for the 2023 Rugby World Cup which Ireland is looking to host.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie SHANE ROSS HAS said there is “no evidence” to suggest that he is failing businesses in his job as tourism minister.Speaking at the launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans for 2017, Ross said “the figures speak for themselves” when asked whether he had been proactive enough in his role as minister for tourism to date.Political pundits and hospitality bigwigs have suggested that Ross – who built a reputation as a noisy commentator as a senator and journalist at the Sunday Independent – is struggling as a government minister.Dalata deputy chief Stephen McNally recently lashed out at the Independent Alliance TD and said he didn’t “get” the industry like his predecessors, Paschal Donohoe and Leo Varadkar.“I think that the figures speak for themselves,” Ross said. “I think it’s absolutely straightforward. We’ve got a record year for tourism which is something which we’re very, very proud of. I think we’ll probably have a record year next year, which we’re very proud of as well. Monday 28 Nov 2016, 7:40 PM 41 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Visitez un musée depuis chez vous avec Google

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first_imgVisitez un musée depuis chez vous avec GoogleLe moteur de recherche américain a lancé son Art Project, qui permet de visualiser les tableaux de 17 grands musées à travers le monde sur son ordinateur.Plus besoin de se déplacer pour admirer les oeuvres du MoMa de New York ou de la National Gallery de Londres. Vous n’avez qu’à vous rendre sur Google Art Project (lien non disponible)… Le géant américain de l’Internet vient en effet de lancer son service de visualisation des chefs-d’oeuvre de 17 musées à travers le monde.Les internautes peuvent effectuer la visite virtuelle de musées prestigieux grâce à la technologie développée pour visualiser en 3D les rues des plus grandes villes, le service Street View. En France, c’est le Château de Versailles que vous pourrez ainsi contempler depuis votre canapé. “Nous avons trouvé que cette technologie est particulièrement adaptée au Château de Versailles, où les grands décors et le contexte général sont au moins aussi importants que les œuvres d’arts qui y sont présentes”, explique au Figaro Denis Berthomier, administrateur général du musée et du domaine national de Versailles. En quelques clics vous pourrez donc visiter la fameuse galerie des Glaces et observer les magnifiques plafonds de Charles Lebrun. En supplément, chaque musée a choisi un tableau qui a été numérisé avec une résolution supérieure. Le luxe des détails y est alors impressionnant. Dans le palais construit à l’initiative de Louis XIV, c’est ainsi le portrait de Marie-Antoinette avec ses enfants peints par Mme Vigée-Lebrun qui est placé en tête de gondole. Des discussions avec d’autres musées, notamment le Louvre, ont d’ores et déjà commencé et le service devrait bientôt s’enrichir de nouvelles destinations…Le 2 février 2011 à 10:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Video QA Brandon Holley editorinchief Lucky Magazine

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first_imgLucky Magazine has used both content syndication partnerships and community efforts to drive referral traffic to its fashion and beauty sites. Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of the brand, described her company’s strategies in both areas at FOLIO & min’s premiere new event held in mid-April, the MediaMashup Summit.She hasn’t abandoned syndication relationships, but says they do take a lot of work. They need constant monitoring and tweaking to provide value. Community efforts, meanwhile, have proven beneficial on several fronts, including targeted advertising.FOLIO: caught up with Holley after her panel to learn more.. To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

Bus services sought for benefit of students

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first_imgKushaiguda: All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and All India Youth Federation (AIYF) submitted a memorandum to Kushaiguda Depot Manager Paul, seeking bus services to Balaji Nagar and Ghatkeser. AIYF district president T Satya Prasad and AISF former executive member Dharmendra said RTC officials should increase services to help students and general public commute easily.They demanded extra buses in the morning as hundreds of students travel to colleges. AISF district vice-president Durga Prasad, ECIL president Rami Reddy, secretary Mahesh, girls wing convener Fatima and others were present.last_img read more

VIDEO Klay Thompson went off on a guy after a dirty foul

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first_imgKlay Thompson’s annual offseason goodwill tour to China got unexpectedly heated when one of his teammates got chop blocked with a dirty foul after leaving his feet on the way to the hole during a demo.The play set off Thompson, who beelined from the sideline to get in the face of the guy who committed the unnecessary foul. Klay may be the chillest dude in the NBA, but he is flat out pissed off here.Things eventually cooled down and no punches were thrown. The moral of the story is don’t kill China Klay’s vibe with some nonsense during a pick up game or catch the wrath.last_img read more

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Cant Live Without

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first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » September 12, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img 7 min read Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?I’ve interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, The Top Entrepreneurs, and have summarized the top answers below when I asked each CEO: “What is your favorite online tool?”Here’s the list:1. HotjarCEO of ROIworks George Revutsky and Burgabox innovator Chuck Sillari use Hotjar to better understand their web and mobile site visitors. The all-in-one solution shows you heatmaps of all your traffic. Each visit to your website is also recorded in video-like form so you can see where visitors scroll, click and move around in real time.Hear how BurgaBox’s CEO uses Hotjar at 18:24 below:Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or SoundCloud2. HostGatorIf you aren’t a techie, starting a website can seem daunting. Many startup founders launched the first version of their sites using the WordPress install module in HostGator after they purchased their domain.Related: 15 Useful Tech Tools for Your Business3. Acuity SchedulingI use this to book all my interviews, and my guests Mercuris CEO Manuel Opitz, Obamacare consultant Michael Chapman and ecommerce entrepreneur Chad Rubin agree that Acuity Scheduling is fantastic for controlling your calendar and booking efficiently.Listen to Opitz share the feature he loves most about Acuity at 17:55 below:4. SlackThe messaging software Slack is perhaps the most often mentioned tool in my interviews. Recommendations come across a broad range of industries, including Chau Nguyen from restaurant hiring site Hirewire and Mathilde Collin, CEO of FrontApp, an external message manager.Hear how Collin uses FrontApp and Slack together at 22:33 below:5. FreshbooksMichael Mogill, CEO of Crisp Video Group, uses Freshbooks to quickly send invoices to clients. He likes the feature where Freshbooks will auto-remind clients to pay so that he doesn’t have to be the bad guy.Vincenzo Ruggiero, CEO of Prospect.io talks about how he uses Freshbooks at 18:20 below:6. GrammerlyTomer Levy, founder of Logz.io, wants to avoid ever sending an email with an embarrassing typo, so he uses Grammerly to automatically check all his writing for spelling and grammar mistakes.7. CapShare.comHornet App has many investors and founders and shared that they rely on CapShare to issue stock and manage equity in one place without getting bogged down in spreadsheets and paperwork.8. MetamaskCrypto entrepreneur Eric Tang uses Metamask as a digital wallet for managing his crypto tokens and other cryptocurrencies.9. KlipfolioCEOs shared a combination of tools for creating dashboards to always have their key KPIs handy. Klipfolio was most used and recommended for its modular capabilities and extensive integrations. Google Analytics, Grow and Geckoboard were also favorites.10. CalendlyDouglas Lusted, co-founder of Linkett, and Anant Kale of AppZen use Calendly, a tool similar to Acuity Scheduling, to make booking meetings and calendar management simple and straightforward.11. AsanaIn the age of distributed companies and teams, project management software often takes the place of in-office meetings. Serial entrepreneur Karan Chaudhry has utilized Asana for building businesses and successful exits.Related: 25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free12. TrelloContentSquare CEO Jonathan Cherki, marketing technologist Scott Brinker and VR master Peter Kortenhoeven all swore by Trello for daily task management and product development.13. LastPassAnthony Di Iorio, who founded Decentral, Jaxx and Ethereum, understands the importance of security and encryption in the digital age. He uses LastPass because it allows him to manage a complex and diverse collection of passwords and stay secure.14. The Top InboxFollowing up with emails in your inbox is mentally draining. Laurent Le Moal, who led Paypal’s expansion into Europe, relies on The Top Inbox to track email opens, schedule emails and set auto-followups from inside his Gmail for Business account.15. HubspotCEOs are in a constant battle to build a pipeline, manage their leads and close deals. Award-winning journalist and Biluu founder Peter Aronson uses the Hubspot CRM to generate leads, close deals, and manage his sources and pipeline.16. SocialRank.comEduardo Gonzalez has been hired by Tai Lopez and Gary Vaynerchuk to help grow their Instagram accounts, and he could not have done it without SocialRank.com, which analyzes followers and helps build a plan for finding more.17. IFTTTThe magic automation software IFTTT can be used for social media, personal to-do lists or smart devices in your home. Amarpreet Kalkat, of consumer data company Frrole, swears by it.18. ZapierAnother automation platform powering the backend of more businesses than you’d expect is Zapier. While building a business teaching kids to code, Piper CEO Tommy Gibbons has been using Zapier to automate tasks to save time.Related: The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups19. YeswareFrom mail merges to tracking and scheduling, Yesware is an industry solution for sales leaders and CEOs like Darian Shirazi of business-to-business intelligence and data company Radius.20. AhrefsAhrefs offers a suite of tools to improve your search traffic, research competitors and monitor a specific niche. Truebill founder Yahya Mokhtarzada and Matt Kepnes, of the popular travel site nomadicmatt.com, have used it to each carve out their own corner of the internet.21. HelpScoutOn his way to bootstrapping his SaaS company, KickOffLabs, to $75,000 monthly recurring revenue and over 1,000 customers, CEO Josh Ledgard relied on HelpScout to power his support team and provide great customer service.22. ChartMogulCEO of Reply.io Oleg Campbell uses ChartMogul to quickly create unit economic reports so he can spot trends in his customer base. He also uses it for cohort analysis and other financial and retention metrics.23. BuzzSumoSujan Patel of WebProfits appreciates that all companies need to market with original content. He uses BuzzSumo to analyze what content performs best and find the key influencers to promote his content.24. SkypeEntrepreneur Scott Duffy speaks around the world and has a global audience, so he needs Skype. Since Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 million more than six years ago, it is still the go-to solution for international communications and video chat, despite increased pressure from companies like Zoom.25. TopTalHiring freelancers is my number one piece of advice for entrepreneurs just getting started. You’ll save money and maintain flexibility. Johnny Reinsch of Qwil echoes this sentiment and has used TopTal to grow his development resources fast.26. StripeFirst PayPal revolutionized the world of online payments. Next, Stripe came in and built an even more complete toolkit for online business. Now, Hummingbird VC Dominik Vacikar and many more recommend it for running your business.27. DuoLingoLuke Stronach, who runs a farmland fund, uses DuoLingo to teach himself new languages in a fun and engaging way. The Pittsburgh-based company is expanding into a more comprehensive education suite.28. LeverWhen you raise $8.5 million like Craig McLuckie of Heptio, you have to hire fast. McLuckie recommends Lever to streamline the hiring process and simplify the tracking of applicants.29. KajabiOnline courses and membership sites continue to proliferate and serve as a way for entrepreneurs to scale their knowledge. If you’re not going to put it on a platform like Udemy, then use Kajabi to maintain sole ownership of the revenues.30. LeanStackLeanStack is a one-page business plan template created by Ash Maurya that helps you deconstruct your idea into its key assumptions using nine basic building blocks. Lifelong entrepreneur and CEO of Hatchbuck, Don Breckenridge, recommends more entrepreneurs utilize it.31. CanaryGavin Zuchlinski, who founded No. four tool Acuity, uses Canary as an all-in-one solution for home security and privacy.To see what tools all 700 CEOs are using along with their 2016 revenues, customer counts and more business intelligence data, check out this database.last_img read more

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Dome by NDSSI displayed its newest product releases at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 annual meeting. These included the S6C diagnostic monitor, S10 grayscale mammography display, dual-screen SC3 color diagnostic display and the Dome Dashboard software for remote monitoring of Dome displays. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment 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. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Technology Reports | 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 RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Artificial Intelligence | 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 Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos 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.  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.  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. 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. 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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Videos | Information Technology | July 18, 2014 NDSSI Displays Latest Products at HIMSS 2014 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Computed Tomography (CT) | 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. 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.” Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.  Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Nuclear Imaging | 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.  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) 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 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. Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a 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 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” 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. Information Technology View all 220 items 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 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. 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. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related 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 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. center_img Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: 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. 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 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. 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. 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.” Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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.” 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 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 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. 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.” 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. 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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. 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 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 | 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.” Find more SCCT news and videos Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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.  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. 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. 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. 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 | 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. Conference Coverage View all 396 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice Recent Videos View all 606 items Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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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.last_img read more

Aidoc Receives CE Mark for Deep Learning Solution for Head and Neck

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more November 27, 2017 — Artificial intelligence (AI) startup Aidoc announced that it received CE (Conformité Européenne) marking for what it calls the world’s first commercial head and neck deep learning medical imaging solution. CE marking allows for widespread commercialization of Aidoc’s solution in Europe.Aidoc’s solution augments radiologists’ workflow through its ability to comprehensively detect abnormalities in imaging of both the head and neck, an anatomical area responsible for a major portion of medical images. The company says the solution could be extremely impactful in trauma cases, where time can be the difference between the patient’s life and death.Aidoc’s deep learning technology highlights a vast array of medical findings to help radiologists prioritize readings, aimed at facilitating interpretation and reducing time to decision when it matters most. Radiologists can now perform smart optimization of their worklist by prioritizing cases based on AI medical image analysis in conjunction with other clinically available data. Aidoc’s solution is agnostic to radiologists’ incumbent software, integrating seamlessly and providing immediate results.The CE marking was based on data collected in clinical trials validating Aidoc’s precision, which compared the solution’s results to unassisted radiologists’ review of those cases. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles also assessed Aidoc’s solution earlier this year and that study resulted in impressive accuracy in scan analysis.”In our clinical trial, Aidoc’s technology has demonstrated its ability to enhance our radiologists’ workflow, as abnormal scans can be prioritized and more carefully reviewed,” said Barry D. Pressman, M.D., chairman of imaging at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “Our firsthand experience has led me to believe in the technology’s potential to achieve a significant increase in our radiologists’ productivity and accuracy. It’s a win both for our physicians and our patients. Aidoc’s AI-powered solution will help our radiologists be their best, and streamline their workflow.”For more information: www.aidoc.com News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | November 27, 2017 Aidoc Receives CE Mark for Deep Learning Solution for Head and Neck Imaging Company’s solution aims at boosting radiologists’ efficiency with targeted AI that detects abnormalities in medical images and alerts doctors in real time The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more center_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more last_img read more

Limassol to host journalism conference

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first_imgGovernment Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides will be among the key-note speakers at an international conference “Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era” in Limassol at the beginning of September.The interdisciplinary conference – which is to take place between September 1 and 3 at the University of Technology (Tepak) in Limassol – aims to bring academics and professional journalists to discuss and compare the impact of technology on the relationship between journalism, politics and economics in societies and communities.The conference will also discuss advances in digital journalism and its implications for news production, journalism practices, news sources, journalism content and consumption.Other key-note speakers will  be professor of media and communication studies at Uppsala University, Sweden, Nico Carpentier, and assistant professor in the school of communication at Emerson College in Boston, US, Paul Mihailidis.During the conference, journalists and academicians from 45 counties will discuss in 21 panels issues concerning journalism, political life and everyday discussions through the fields of communication, sociology, political science, economics, cultural studies, psychology and anthropology.The conference is organised jointly by the Advanced Media Institute, the Open University (Cyprus), the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community at Bournemouth University (UK), and the Laboratory of Research in New Economy and Development at University Hassan II Casablanca (Morocco), with the support of Tepak.For more information: http://amiretreat2017.comYou May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsAging Cat? Help Them Thrive By Doing This One ThingUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

2017 February ENewsletter

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first_imgMartin HowrylakState RepresentativeDistrict 41 01Mar 2017 February E-Newsletter Dear Friends,Hello and welcome to my February e-newsletter!I hope you and your family have taken the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve had recently. These warmer than normal temperatures provided wonderful opportunities to get outside for a long walk or a relaxing bike ride in our community.I’d like to spend a few minutes providing you with a brief update from our state capital. I hope you find this information helpful as you seek to stay informed about the various policy issues being discussed in Lansing.Please keep in mind that this e-newsletter is not exhaustive and is only meant to be a summary. For more information, please do not hesitate to call the office toll-free at 1-877-238-0001 or email MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov.Rep. Howrylak joins bipartisan effort to increase government accountabilityThis month, I joined a bipartisan group of representatives as a co-sponsor of landmark legislation that will expand government transparency in the state of Michigan.If enacted, the bill package (HB 4148 – 4157) will make the executive branch subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and create a similar records disclosure system for the state House and Senate called the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA). The package is similar to legislation that was put forth by House members in 2016 that did not have the opportunity to reach the Governor’s desk before the conclusion of the 2015-16 legislative session.I am honored to once again be part of this important reform. Our government works best when it is held accountable by the people. For this reason, the Governor and the Legislature should be held to the same level of public scrutiny as other government entities that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FIOA).The legislation has been referred to the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee for consideration.Rep. Howrylak introduces bill to reduce tax burden for retirees, seniorsI recently introduced legislation that would significantly lower the tax burden for retirees.In 2011, Michigan made several changes to the tax code, including eliminating the pension and retirement exemption. If enacted, my proposal will increase the retirement income subtractions for both single and joint filers. As a result, this legislation will reduce the portion of one’s retirement income that is subject to state tax and lower the tax obligation for Michigan retirees and seniors.Most senior citizens are dependent on a fixed income and this policy change had a significant impact on their pocketbooks. My bill will greatly reduce the tax burden placed on these hard-working citizens and allow them to keep more of their income during their retirement years.HB 4159 was referred to the Tax Policy Committee for consideration.House committee meetings now underwayAs you may know, my legislative responsibilities include serving on a variety of committees. Committee assignments are determined by House leadership. House committees are responsible for reviewing legislation before the bills proceed to the House floor for consideration by the entire chamber. This deliberative process involves discussing the potential impact of a proposal and hearing testimony from state agencies, outside groups and concerned citizens.During this session I serve as the Vice Chair of the Oversight Committee and as a member of the Judiciary, Law and Justice, and Tax Policy committees. I am pleased that my committee assignments will once again provide valuable opportunities to increase government transparency, reform Michigan’s criminal justice system, and improve our Tax Code.Committees began meeting in early February. Some of our initial meetings included presentations from relevant state agencies and subject matter experts to help enhance our knowledge on the topics that will be discussed by the committee. Many House committees are now deliberating legislative proposals to determine if they should proceed to the House floor.Did you know you can get involved in the committee process right from the comfort of your home? I encourage you to click here to visit the House Committee webpage where you can sign up for email alerts that will let you know which bills are being debated in the policy committees that interest you. In addition, you can also view a live web-stream of House Session and select committee meetings online by clicking here.Rep. Howrylak bill that reforms school discipline signed into lawOn February 15th I participated in Governor Rick Snyder’s ceremonial bill signing in recognition of Public Act 364 of 2016. For this special occasion, I was joined by Rep. Peter Lucido, Rep. Andy Schor, Rep. Adam Zemke, and Rep. David LaGrand.This legislation was part of a bill package that will provide schools with greater discretion regarding the decision to suspend or expel a student to ensure more children have the opportunity to remain in school and participate in restorative practices. As a result, schools will now consider a variety of factors before choosing to expel or suspend a student such as a student’s age, previous disciplinary history and seriousness of the offense.I was honored to sponsor House Bill 5693 in this bill package, which is now PA 364.Consumer Education EventOnce again I am partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host a Consumer Education (formerly Senior Brigade) event on Friday, March 3rd. This month’s presentation will cover investment fraud warning signs, how to recognize affinity fraud, Ponzi and pyramid schemes. A light lunch will be provided.The event will start at 11 a.m. at Clawson’s Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Court. Individuals looking for more information may contact my office toll-free at (877) 248-0001 or by emailing martinhowrylak@house.mi.gov. Additionally, more information is available on my office website www.RepHowrylak.com.Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation in honor of Troy police officerOn February 10th, I introduced legislation in honor of Troy Police Officer Martin “Marty” Chivas.If enacted, this legislation would name the portion of I-75, located at the Rochester Road exit, as the “Officer Martin ‘Marty’ Chivas Memorial Highway.” Our community is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family thanks to the hard-working men and women of the Troy Police Department. Officer Chivas gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community on April 22, 1974. If my bill is enacted, this portion of I-75 will serve as a solemn reminder of the unwavering commitment to public safety possessed by every member of the Troy Police Department.Officer Chivas was killed in the line of duty while investigating a burglary in progress at a service station on Rochester Road at I-75. During the incident, Officer Chivas was killed by the intruders. The individuals were two prison escapees who were later recaptured and are now serving life sentences. Officer Chivas was only 24 years old.HB 4191 was referred to the House Transportation Committee for consideration.Troy Union Elementary Visits House FloorOn February 23rd, I had the pleasure of visiting with two groups of students and adults from Troy Union Elementary School. During their visit to the Capitol, I had the opportunity to take the students on the House floor for a closer look at the chamber and take a few questions from students. It is always exciting to see children taking an interest in our democratic process and the inner workings of state government.FY 2018 Budget Process BeginsOn February 8th, Governor Snyder released his FY 2018 budget proposal. The House and Senate have begun working on separate budget proposals that will be heavily debated in each chamber before an agreement on the FY 2018 budget is made. Over the last six years, the Legislature has passed a budget months ahead of schedule to allow ample time for state departments and local governments to plan accordingly. Therefore, you can plan for the budget to be finalized by May or June of this year.After reviewing the Governor’s proposed budget, I was pleased to see he seeks to invest an additional $128 million to provide schools with a per-pupil foundation allowance increase between $50 and $100. Similarly, I was encouraged to see transportation funding was also prioritized in the proposed budget. Under the Governor’s plan, the Michigan Transportation Fund would receive a $130 million increase to support local roads and $84.3 million in additional funding for state roads. Lastly, the proposal includes $48.8 million in additional funding for the City of Flint, which will be used for water filter and cartridge replacement, the lead poison prevention program, nutritional services, and early childhood and health services.As the legislature continues to debate the FY 2018 budget, I encourage you to contact me regarding the state budget priorities that are most important to you. Throughout the budget process, program and department funding can change. Although I am not a member of the Appropriations Committee, you can rest assured that I will be following the budget process closely and discussing any concerns I may have with my colleagues on the committee.District office hoursAs an elected representative, it is important for me to be accessible to the public and to be available to listen to the ideas, concerns and suggestions of our neighbors.  This is why I place such a large emphasis on office hours, community outreach and events.I believe talking to friends and neighbors face to face is the best way to gather ideas, answer questions and listen to suggestions.  I rely on the perspective of people like you to guide me as I work to make state government more responsive, responsible and effective. I encourage citizens of the 41st District to attend the events below.My upcoming office hours are as follows (No appointment necessary):Saturday, March 25th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084Monday, March 27th from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Blair Memorial Library, 416 N Main St, Clawson, MI 48017Rep. Howrylak’s Lansing OfficeMailing Address:       N-890 House Office BuildingP.O. Box 30014Lansing, MI  48909Website:                      http://www.RepHowrylak.comPhone:                         (517) 373-1783Toll Free:                    (877) 248-0001Email:                        MartinHowrylak@house.mi.govAs always, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns. I will continue to work on removing barriers to job creation, retaining our valuable businesses, growing our economy, and getting Michigan back to work again. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions please let me know.Warm regards,center_img Categories: Howrylak Newslast_img read more