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Passengers body found in Pacific lagoon after plane crash

first_imgCANBERRA, Australia – A passenger’s body has been found in the Pacific lagoon where a plane crash-landed last week near an island runway in Micronesia.Air Niugini had initially said all 47 passengers and crew had survived when the Boeing 737 crashed near the Chuuk island runway on Friday.The Papua New Guinea national carrier said on Saturday one passenger had not been accounted for but was witnessed reaching a rescue dinghy as U.S. Navy sailors and locals helped people escape the sinking plane.But Air Niugini chief executive Tahawar Durrani said the man’s body was found by divers Monday. The airline said in a statement on Tuesday the man was Indonesian, but did not reveal his identity.“Our outreach team is in touch with the man’s family and we are making arrangements to repatriate his body,” Durrani said in a statement.Four passengers were in stable conditions at a Chuuk island hospital and will be taken soon to Guam for further treatment, Air Niugini said.Hospital and aviation officials have not responded to requests for comment.Flight PX73 from nearby Pohnpei island crashed about 145 metres (475 feet) from the Chuuk International Airport runway, the airline said.What caused the crash remains unclear. The airline and U.S. Navy said the plane landed in the lagoon short of the runway. Some witnesses thought the plane overshot the runway.A Papua New Guinea accident investigation team flew to Micronesia on Friday, the Post Courier newspaper reported.Flight PX73 flies from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, via Pohnpei and Chuuk.Air Niugini has operated since 1973. Data from the Aviation Safety Network indicate the Indonesian passenger is Air Niugini’s first fatality in two decades.last_img read more

Moroccos FM underlines French leading role in supporting Moroccos territorial integrity

first_imgParis – Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar underlined this Wednesday in Paris, France’s leading role in supporting Morocco to preserve its territorial integrity.“We are happy that France remains faithful to its positions and orientations concerning the cause of our territorial integrity”, he said after meeting in Paris with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius.He added that Morocco is acting for peace, security, stability and openness, pointing out that he reviewed with the head of the French diplomacy last week’s visit to the region by the UN secretary general’s personal envoy for the Sahara, Christopher Ross. Regarding international issues, he said the meeting also surveyed the situation in Libya and Syria and the upcoming France-Africa summit.For both France and Morocco, Africa is a common region of interest and Morocco is keen on endeavoring with France to support African countries in development and co-development issues, he added.“We are determined to act together at the service of populations and stability in various countries of the African continent”, said Mezouar.Regarding illegal immigration, he urged the European Union to pay particular attention to co-development and work on the human and humanitarian fronts.“Morocco has been making considerable efforts to fight illegal immigration and is unable to find on its own solutions to this phenomenon”, he went on, arguing that partnership with Europe and with France is crucial for a positive humanitarian and co-development action to address this problem”, said the Moroccan foreign minister.This is the first meeting between the French foreign minister and Mezouar who was appointed on October 10.last_img read more

Leaked Document US Asks Israel to Temper Its Response to Recognition

Rabat – A leaked document from the US State Department shows that the White House is asking Israel “to temper its response” to the US recognition of Jerusalem, “as the US expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to US facilities and people,” according to Reuters.“While I recognize that you will publicly welcome this news, I ask that you restrain your official response,” said the document, seen by Reuters and leaked on December 6.The State Department said in the document that they expect that there will be “resistance to this news in the Middle East and around the world. We are still judging the impact this decision will have on US facilities and personnel overseas.” Another document also seen by Reuters states that the US had formed an internal task force “to track worldwide developments” following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem.A US official who spoke anonymously to Reuters said that “it was standard to set up a task force any time there is a concern about the safety and security of US government personnel or US citizens.”The State Department did not make any comment on the documents, said Reuters.The document asked European officials to argue that “Trump’s decision did not prejudge so-called final status issues that Israel and the Palestinians need to hammer out in any peace agreement,” reported the news agency.“You are in a key position to influence international reaction to this announcement and we are asking you to amplify the reality that Jerusalem is still a final status issue between Israelis and Palestinians and that the parties must resolve the dimensions of Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem during their negotiations,” it said.“You know that this is a unique Administration. It makes bold moves. But it is bold moves that are going to be needed if peace efforts are finally going to be successful,” it added. read more

Recent Testimony Undermines Tariq Ramadans Alibi

Rabat – The organizers of an event attended by the detained Islamic scholar in 2009  have contradicted his alibi that he was on a plane to the conference at the time when a complainant accused Tariq Ramadan of rape.The president of the Union of Young Muslims, Yassine Djemal,  who organized the conference in September 2009, said in a court hearing that Ramadan arrived in Lyon, France before the time that the defense had allegedly claimed during an investigation, according to French news agency AFP.“Mr. Ramadan was scheduled to arrive in Lyon on October 9, 2009, at 11:15 a.m. A colleague and I picked him up at the airport at around 11:35 a.m.,” said Djemal. In order to defend his client from the plaintiff’s claims, which pinpoint the rape in the afternoon, Ramadan’s first lawyer presented an airline ticket during investigations, implying that the scholar landed in Lyon at about 6:35 p.m.The witness added that they then transported Ramadan to hotel Hilton where the woman claimed to have been raped.Ramadan was arrested on January 31, after two women filed complaints against him last year, accusing him of rape.Ramadan fully denies the accusations and deems them to be part of a “campaign of lies launched by adversaries,” a sentiment shared by his supporters. In March, another French woman of Moroccan origin filed an additional rape accusation at the Paris prosecutor’s office against the detained scholar. The 40-year old complainant accused the Islamologist of nine accounts of rape over the span of a year and a half, from February 2013 to June 2014 in Paris, Roissy, Lille, London, and Brussels.If the charges are confirmed, the scholar will face up to 15 years in prison on the charge of rape, and up to 20 years on the separate charge of rape of a vulnerable person. read more

Iranian master forger helped LTTE cadres escape during war

Investigations have revealed that an Iranian master forger now in a Thai jail had helped LTTE cadres escape during the war.For a few thousand dollars “The Doctor” opened doors to the world, supplying pristine fake passports to gangsters and rebels, refugees and migrant workers — all from an unassuming, scruffy house in the Bangkok suburbs, the AFP news agency reported. Hamid Reza Jafary, 48, evaded arrest, cocooned from the law by a network of five trusted Pakistani lieutenants and a low-key lifestyle that belied the fortune spun from his unique skill. His luck ran out earlier this year when military intelligence officers traced a call by the hyper-vigilant forger to a pizza company. Authorities say Jafary’s gang provided bespoke travel documents for trafficking syndicates.Over the years they had also served fugitive criminals and even wanted rebels, such as Tamil Tiger (LTTE) cadres escaping Sri Lanka.Police say The Doctor’s downfall has winded some criminal networks. But only temporarily whilst gaping holes remain in the detection system. (Colombo Gazette) Police swiftly raided an unassuming address in the Bangkok suburbs where they found The Doctor — a soubriquet drawn from his past as a nurse in Iran.Last week Thai police said they had finally dismantled his network following a five-year probe, dealing a hammer blow to a gang that supplied “Triple A” quality forgeries to global trafficking syndicates. read more

Annan opens historic UN migration meeting by welcoming Belgian offer to host

In an address in New York to the opening of the United Nations’ first-ever high level gathering on migration and development, Mr. Annan said he was “especially delighted that so many of you have embraced my proposal” and asked him to help set it up.He stressed that the planned Forum, which he first outlined in a report released in June, would not be some norm-setting intergovernmental commission on migration but would be led and overseen by States, with the UN system providing support.“It would be informal, voluntary, consultative. Above all, it would not make binding decisions,” Mr. Annan told the two-day High-Level Dialogue of the General Assembly on International Migration and Development.“The Forum would allow us to build relationships of trust, and to bring together the best ideas that different countries have developed: facilitating remittances; engaging diasporas; exploring new ways to reduce poverty; building educational partnerships; and so on.”Peter Sutherland, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Migration, told a press conference today at UN Headquarters in New York that the Forum “will create, hopefully, an environment where a dialogue which has not existed in the past… will take place, which is a multilateral dialogue.”Mr. Annan said this week’s landmark meeting is taking place at a time when the world increasingly appreciates that migrants can transform their adopted and native countries for the better.While there are some negative aspects to migration, such as human trafficking, smuggling and social discontent, he said governments are more willing today to see the opportunities if they cooperate with other States on this subject.More nations are affected by migration than at any time in history, evidence is mounting of the potential benefits of migration, and governments are starting to view migration “through the prism of opportunity, not fear.”General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa told the gathering that, “if harnessed constructively, migration can have a profound effect on development,” with migrants’ remittances to their native countries particularly helpful in reducing poverty.But Sheikha Haya added that the migration of skilled peoples from developing countries to affluent nations can severely impede development in poorer States.More than 140 speakers – comprising individual States, regional bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – are scheduled to discuss the issues over the next two days. In addition to the plenary debate, the meeting will bring delegates together in informal round-table discussions. read more

Mens Soccer Ohio State Buckeyes drown out the Penn State Nittany Lions

Freshman defender Theo Alexis (18) splits two defenders during the OSU vs. Penn State game on Tuesday. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorWhere there was plenty of rain Tuesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, there was no shortage of offense as Ohio State (5-1-0, 2-0-0 Big Ten) defeated Penn State (1-2-2, 0-1-0 Big Ten), 3-0.The first goal came in the 49th minute from senior defender Niall Logue, his second of the season, and kicked off the scoring. Six minutes later, in the 55th minute, senior forward Nate Kohl buried his first of the season.The final tally was off the head of freshman forward Mitch Bergman in the 84th minute for his first career goal. Abdi Mohamed and Kevin Blackwood recorded assists.“We put it away in the last couple minutes there against a quality side in Penn State,” Bergman said. “Out of my mind right now, don’t know really what to think, just living up the moment right now.”The Buckeyes ended the game with 15 shot attempts, Bluem said the first goal opened up the Penn State defense and allowed for more opportunities.“It was a hard game when they were able to sit back defensively, they had a lot of numbers behind the ball,” Bluem said. This marks goalie Parker Siegfried’s fourth straight win and shutout. “It’s a team effort when you get a shutout, and we’ve been stressing that a lot with our team,” Bluem said. “Trying to make sure we’re organized defensively, we know what we want to do, where people are supposed to be then it comes down to individual effort. Are the guys on the field making that extra effort to do their job defensively, and if they are it makes it easier for us to get a shutout.”Despite having eight shots in the first half, the Buckeyes still ended the first half with a scoreless tie. Ohio State coach John Bluem thought the weather might have had something to do with it.“You know it’s funny, it didn’t rain till right when the game started, so we didn’t get used to the field being wet. So, I think both teams had a difficult time adjusting to the wet conditions. It was easier in the second half.”The Buckeyes next game will be in Piscataway, New Jersey, as they challenge in-conference opponent Rutgers at 1 p.m.Even though the Buckeyes have plenty of momentum, Bluem doesn’t believe they should be over-confident heading into Sunday.“We got to go back on the road again in the conference, it’s never easy to go on the road,” Bluem said. “Rutgers is a very good team, I watched them the other night. They’re very dangerous going forward, they’re going to cause us some problems. I think it’s going to be a wide-open game and a very difficult contest for us.” read more

Amazon la future tablette Kindle dévoilée par un site Internet

first_imgAmazon : la future tablette Kindle dévoilée par un site InternetSelon le site TechCrunch, Amazon s’apprêterait à sortir sa première tablette tactile, baptisée Kindle. Celle-ci pourrait être disponible dès novembre et serait équipée d’un écran tactile couleur de 7 pouces.Cela fait plusieurs mois que le mystère planait et l’issue semble plus que jamais proche. Depuis plus d’un an, des rumeurs folles circulaient sur le net au sujet d’Amazon et de son projet de tablette tactile. Mais la firme avait réussi à se protéger de toutes indiscrétions, du moins jusqu’ici. En effet, le site TechCrunchvient tout juste d’annoncer qu’il avait pu tester la mystérieuse tablette : “L’Amazon Kindle Tablet est vraiment réelle. Je l’ai vue, j’ai joué avec”,a ainsi écrit l’un des rédacteurs du site, précisant néanmoins qu’il n’avait pu prendre aucune photo, condition sine qua none du test. Ce qui ne l’a évidemment pas empêché de décrire en long et en large la tablette.Baptisé Amazon Kindle, celle-ci possèderait un écran tactile couleur de 7 pouces et serait assez semblable à la Playbook de RIM. Une deuxième tablette présentant un écran 10 pouces serait également prévu mais devrait sortir après la précédente, précise TechCrunch. En ce qui concerne l’écran 7 pouces, celui-ci ne présenterait pas de traces d’encre électronique et seulement deux points de contact, contrairement à l’iPad par exemple dont l’utilisation peut se faire avec les 10 doigts. Un Android très discret Côté système d’exploitation, il s’agira de l’Android de Google. Toutefois, “cela ne ressemble en rien au version d’Android que vous avez pu voir”, précise le site TechCrunch. En effet, le système se ferait assez discret sur la tablette, caché par l’interface Amazon. L’écran d’accueil se présenterait ainsi sous la forme d’un carrousel ressemblant au Cover Flow de iTunes et incluant aussi bien les livres que les applications ou les films. Par ailleurs, la future tablette emploierait une vaste gamme de services Amazon : l’application Kindle pour lire les livres, le Cloud Player d’Amazon pour la musique, l’Amazon’s Instant Video player pour les films et l’Amazon’s Android Appstore en guise d’appstore. Aucune trace de service Google donc. À lire aussiArchos 35 Carbon, 50 et 53 Platinum : prix et caractéristiques des premiers smartphones du constructeur français Niveau capacités, la tablette Kindle serait équipée d’un processeur simple coeur, de 6 gigaoctets de stockage interne et d’une connexion WI-Fi (mais pas de 3G). Quant à la batterie, elle aurait une autonomie d’environ 10 heures comme beaucoup d’autres tablettes.  Enfin, contrairement aux rumeurs qui circulaient, le dispositif sortirait courant novembre et non octobre, et serait commercialisé au prix de 250 dollars.  Le 6 septembre 2011 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE NXT Results – 8515 Samoa Joe vs Rhyno

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Videos Articles Pinterest Facebook Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE NXTAugust 5, 2015Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)Commentators: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, Byron SaxtonRecap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comWe see the usual intro, then commentary welcomes us to the show. We go to the opening match.Bayley def. Charlotte by pinfall with a Super Belly-to-Bayley.We see video of a sit-down interview with Kevin Owens conducted by Michael Cole from earlier this week inside a WWE ring before a Smackdown tapings. They discuss Owens’ rematch with NXT Champion Finn Balor at TakeOver: Brooklyn, Owens sucker-punching NXT GM William Regal, Regal openly saying he hopes Owens gets beat at TakeOver. Owens says he needs the NXT Title so he can make more money, rips on Regal and implies that he wants the rematch with Balor to be a Ladder Match so that no referee or Regal can screw him out of the NXT Title. Cole asks if Owens can beat the Demon in Balor and Owens takes off his mic and walks off in disgust.We see another vignette on Bull Dempsey getting “BULLFIT.” This time, he’s taking it much more seriously at the weight room inside the Performance Center. Bull starts to lift at the bench press and we get a “To Be Continued” caption.Baron Corbin def. Steve Cutler by pinfall with End of Days.We go to NXT GM’s William Regal’s office where Bayley walks in. Regal congratulates Bayley on her victory and Bayley asks for a NXT Women’s Title shot. Regal says she does deserve it, but someone else does too. So next week, Bayley will face Becky Lynch in a #1 Contenders Match and the winner will face Sasha Banks at TakeOver: Brooklyn. Bayley goes to hug Regal, but instead shakes his hand and walks off.Tyler Breeze def. Aaron Solow by pinfall with the Beauty Shot. Afterwards, NXT GM William Regal comes out to the rampway and announces that Breeze will face international legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger at TakeOver: Brooklyn.We see a video package on Liger’s career.We see a vignette on the former Uhaa Nation, now known as Apollo Crews, showcasing his training at the Performance Center. Crews debuts at TakeOver: Brooklyn.We go to a sit-down interview with NXT Champion Finn Balor conducted by Byron Saxton from earlier this week. Balor talks about winning the NXT Title, NXT as a whole, Kevin Owens attacking William Regal and injuring Hideo Itami and Sami Zayn, and his rematch with Kevin Owens at TakeOver: Brooklyn.The Hype Bros. def. The Mechanics by pinfall when Zack Ryder pinned Dash Wilder with the Assisted Rough Ryder. Mechanics attack the Hype Bros. from behind afterwards and lay out Ryder with the Shatter Machine.We go backstage to NXT GM William Regal’s office where he is with the Vaudevillains. Vaudevillains talk about Alexa Bliss costing them the NXT Tag Team Titles last week. Regal grants the Vaudevillains a NXT Tag Title rematch against Blake & Murphy at TakeOver: Brooklyn, then recommends that the Vaudevillains find something to contain Alexa Bliss.We go back to Bull Dempsey continuing to get “BULLFIT”, showing that he is having much more success inside the Performance Center Weight Room.Main Event: Samoa Joe def. Rhyno by pinfall with the Muscle Buster.Joe celebrates his win afterward as the show closes.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Charlotte Flair Videos Articles Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Mae Young Classic participants debuting for ROH, ROH originals returning during UK tour Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Blisslast_img read more

Neymar slams disrespectful referee after PSGs 11 draw at Napoli

first_imgNeymar was left fuming with referee Bjorn Kuipers after receiving a yellow card in the final moments of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-1 Champions League draw at NapoliKuipers decided to book Neymar after getting into an argument with the Brazilian as he prepared to take a free-kick.Neymar was unhappy with the space between himself and the Napoli players’ wall as he prepared to take the free-kick.Therefore, Neymar attempted to advise Kuipers over this – but instead fell into an argument with the match official.Upon receiving his yellow card, Neymar sarcastically applauded Kuipers afterwards.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“The referee told me something he shouldn’t and it was disrespectful,” said Neymar, according to Goal.Spanish defender Juan Bernat had given PSG a half-time lead in the dying moments at the Stadio San Paolo.But Napoli equalised through Lorenzo Insigne’s controversial penalty after Jose Callejon appeared to be offside in the build-up.The draw with Napoli leaves PSG third in Group C and a point behind the top two.last_img read more

Woman delivers baby on road in Hyderabad

first_imgA pregnant woman from Langar Houz delivered a baby boy on road here on Monday. Getting into details, Kavitha developed labour pains when she was going to a hospital along with her mother. However, the woman’s mother called an ambulance to shift her to a nearby hospital. By the time the ambulance arrived at Bapughat, the staff noticed Kavitha was experiencing extreme pain. After confirming that she was about to give birth to the baby in a few minutes, the staff helped the woman to deliver the baby on the road itself. After the first-aid being done, the staff shifted the woman and the baby boy to Karwan government hospital. The condition of both is stable.last_img

Ravish Kumar bags Magsaysay Award

first_imgManila: Senior Indian journalist Ravish Kumar on Friday was awarded this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Kumar, 44, who is NDTV India’s senior executive editor, is one of India’s most influential TV journalists, the award citation by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said. He is among five individuals who were declared winners of the award, which is Asia’s premier prize and highest honour and celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us Kumar, born in Jitwarpur village in Bihar, joined New Delhi Television Network (NDTV) in 1996 and worked his way up from being a field reporter. After NDTV launched its 24-hour Hindi-language news channel–NDTV India–targeting the country’s 422 million native speakers of Hindi, he was given his own daily show, ‘Prime Time’. Kumar’s ‘Prime Time’ programme “deals with real-life, under-reported problems of ordinary people”, it added. “If you have become the voice of the people, you are a journalist,” the citation added. As an anchor, Kumar is sober, incisive and well-informed, it said. His more important distinction, however, comes from the kind of journalism he represents, the citation added.last_img read more

A Buddhas Head Hiding Inside a Tree in Thailand Continues to Amaze

first_imgThe ancient ruined city of Ayutthaya is of one Thailand’s most famous attractions, and millions of tourists flock there every year to see the beautiful temples and palaces left behind by the rich Siamese kingdom. One of the biggest attractions of the site, however, is not a lavish temple complex or a palace, but rather a single tree at the temple of Wat Mahathat. The reason is simple: look a little closer and it is possible to see the serene face of the Buddha gazing up from the aerial roots of this twisted banyan tree.Buddhas face in roots of trees Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya ThailandThe Buddha’s head is a major tourist attraction and is thought to be the most photographed object in the entire archaeological site. It certainly makes for an intriguing image: from the tangled roots of the ancient tree, the Buddha’s head peers out, appearing to emerge from the very bowels of the tree itself. No one knows for sure how it came to be there, and why it was deposited inside this tree in particular.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsBuddha’s head in tree roots at Wat Mahathat (Maha That) in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, ThailandAyutthaya was established in c.1350, and soon emerged as the second capital of the flourishing kingdom of Siam. According to UNESCO, between the 14th and 18th centuries, this beautiful city was one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan cities in the region, and operated as a center of global trade and commerce.Ayutthaya’s success was partly down to its strategic location. Perched on an island surrounding three rivers that connect to the sea, it was easily defended from attack yet open to trade and diplomatic envoys. It was also protected from seasonal flooding, unlike many other settlements in the region. It’s no surprise that the city grew in importance and continued to flourish throughout the late medieval and early modern periods.Related Video: 6 World Famous Land Marks Hiding Something From The PublicThe wealth that flowed into Ayutthaya was channeled into important building projects. It is particularly well known for its tall reliquary towers, also known as prang, which have a distinctive conical shape and are set upon elaborately sculpted plinths.In addition, the city was home to a number of lavish Buddhist monasteries. Buddhism plays a key role in Thai culture and history, and the ancient Siamese monarchy was a key patron of what became the state religion. According to the BBC, the city became known as a center for Thai Tantric Theravada, which was a mainstream form of Buddhism in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos.Mahathat templeAyutthaya’s wealth permitted many grand monasteries and temples to be constructed, including Wat Mahathat, otherwise known as Temple of the Great Relic, at some time around the year 1374. This temple was one of the most important in the city, located next to the grand palace. It was known as a royal monastery, and the royal family took part in an annual procession to Wat Mahathat every year to make offerings and pray for prosperity.However, in the 18th century, disaster struck the city. The neighboring Burmese kingdom launched an incursion into Siam in 1767, and sacked Ayutthaya. The invaders razed the city to the ground, and inflicted a devastating blow to the local population, in addition to destroying much of the wealth, artifacts and historical records that were contained in the city.Buddhas head in Mahathat temple is covered by roots of a treeAccording to UNESCO, the temple of Wat Mahathat was looted and set on fire, and considerable damage was done to the monumental statues of the Buddha that adorned the temple and other buildings in the city. In this period, and in subsequent years, looters would remove the heads of these beautiful statues of the Buddha and carry them away to be sold.This may provide some insight into why the head of the Buddha came to be in the banyan tree at Wat Mahathat. It may be that, at some point after 1767, an enterprising looter carried off the head, only to realize he could not take it away. He left it hidden in the banyan tree, but never came back to claim his prize. Over the years, the tree continued to grow around the head, and it now lies nestled in its roots.Ayutthaya, Thailand June 3, 2017: Buddha’s head in tree Roots. the head was fell off the main body to the ground. It was gradually trapped in to the roots at Mahathat temple.Whatever the explanation, the Buddha’s head is one of the most intriguing and unusual sights at Ayutthaya, a site already rich in architectural and historical wonders.Read another story from us: China’s Unearthly Ghost Village Totally Overgrown by VegetationUndoubtedly, this spectacular ancient city and its uniquely adorned tree will continue to attract photographers and tourists for many years to come.last_img read more

VIDEO The Role of the Physicist in Proton Therapy

first_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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The Role of the Physicist in Proton TherapyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:31Loaded: 1.59%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of physics and dosimetry at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, about the differences between proton and photon radiotherapy and his daily operations at the Warrenville, Ill. center. Information Technology View all 220 items 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. 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. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine 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: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Enterprise Imaging | July 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. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Technology Reports View all 9 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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.  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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” 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 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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. Videos | Proton Therapy | March 01, 2019 VIDEO: The Role of the Physicist in Proton Therapy 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) 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.” 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 | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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. 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 content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | July 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. 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. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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. 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 Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” 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.” 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. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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.center_img Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Find more news and videos from AAPM. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Conference Coverage View all 396 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. 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” Women’s Health View all 62 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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. Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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 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 Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Related 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. 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 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.  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 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. 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. 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 Recent Videos View all 606 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Related CT 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. 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 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 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.  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. 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.  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. 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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. 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 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.last_img read more

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first_imgTravel agents from Australia and New Zealand joined the cruise industry at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday night to recognise the top achievers for 2012.Hosted by television personality Deborah Hutton, the night marked the final awards night for the International Cruise Council Australasia before they officially change their name to CLIA Australasia.Speaking at the event, CLIA president and CEO Christine Duffy and ICCA chairman Gavin Smith highlighted the importance of travel agents in the rapid growth of the cruise industry in this region.“The local cruise industry continues to go from strength to strength and there is no question that the hard work of travel agents in Australia and New Zealand plays a large part in that growth,” Mr Smith said.Ms Duffy went on to praise the work of the ICCA and assured agents that the change to a global organisation made up of regional offices will further enhance the training and development currently offered in addition to assisting the industry in a more holistic way. Among the winners were Phil Hoffman Travel Glenelg who took out the Australian Cruise Agency of the Year category for the second time running with Phil Hoffman sending special thanks to his team who work “unbelievable hours” to achieve such success in promoting cruising.“To the ICCA and all the suppliers, a big thank you for what you do for this industry and for the training of our staff – that’s what makes it so great to be part of it,” Mr Hoffman said.APT director Geoff McGeary was awarded the Neil Frazer Award for an Outstanding Contribution by an Individual and thanked his supporters and staff over the past 50 years.Click here to view entire photo gallery.Cruise Agency of the Year – AustraliaGOLD: Phil Hoffmann Travel: Glenelg SASILVER: Our Vacation Centre: Gaven QLDBRONZE: Cruiseabout: Turramurra NSWCruise Consultant of the Year – AustraliaRobert Watson: Cruiseabout, Turramurra NSWRising Star – AustraliaEmma Blacklow: RACT Travelworld Collins St, Hobart TASAgency Promotion of the Year – AustraliaTravelrite International, Balwyn VIC “Film Festival at Sea”Network Promotion of the Year – Australasia        Mondo Travel (New Zealand) “Let’s talk cruising with Jackie”Neil Frazer AwardGeoff McGeary, APTCruise Agency of the Year – New ZealandGOLD: Cruiseabout: ParnellSILVER: Cruise Republic: AucklandBRONZE: Lets Cruise: AucklandCruise Consultant of the Year – New Zealand    Sarah Goldfinch: Cruise Republic, AucklandRising Star – New ZealandAndrew Lennox: Cruiseabout, WellingtonAgency Promotion of the Year – New Zealand        iCruise “September iCruise Month”Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A. CLIA president and CEO Christine Duffy and ICCA chairman Gavin Smithlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAs a floating participant at the 2016 Virtuoso Travel Week, I was able to see a bit of everything.  Here are some highlights, from one person’s point of view, keeping in mind there were 5257 other points of view, too, for that is the amazing number of delegates there officially this year.My personal highlights are always when the prearranged meetings actually work, although admittedly my breakfast with Oetker Collection’s Frank Marrenbach got off to a slow start as he was on one side of the casino and I the other.It is divine to have the run of the main floor of Bellagio, the main host resort which is complemented by Adria and Vdara, early morning before hordes of tourists, and not quite so many gamers, arrive. Bellagio thoughtfully opens its magnificent gym earlier than usual, and at 5am there were always a couple of dozen of us die-hards making use of this workout time – I must admit there was only one hotelier there consistently, Heinrich Morio, now MD of Soneva.Monday’s Destinations Dinner and Wednesday’s Hotels Dinner, which celebrate the ‘Best of the Best’, are always firmly scheduled in my diary. At both evenings, relevant parties and those hoping to win take tables for eight up to about 14, and in some cases decorate them to Christmas-window standards. At the Destinations Dinner, it is mostly tourist boards hosting tables. Top winners are always announced to raucous applause.To view the winners, click here.As always, Matthew and Jessica Upchurch invite close friends to be on their tables and I was really lucky to be seated next to Ted Turner’s daughter, Laura Turner Seydel, and her husband, Rutherford Seydel II, who are custodians of the CNN founder’s two million acres of ranch land that he owns in Argentina and the USA, where he is the second-largest landowner after the US Government.On Wednesday, it is the turn of hotels and this year, main sponsor Park Hyatt provided a guard of honour of at least 40 hoteliers, clapping and smiling, as the 2000-plus dinner guests arrived. Winners here included Best Design, Faena Hotel Miami Beach; Best Culinary Experience, The Farmhouse Inn in California; Best Bar, New York EDITION’s Gold Bar; Best Family Programme, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende; Best Spa, Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como. Most Innovative Guest Experience went to Belmond Hotel das Cataratas at Foz do Iguaçcu, Sustainable Tourism Leader was andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, and One to Watch was the currently-closed Hotel Eden Rome. Hotel of the year was Borgo Egnazia in Savelletri and, finally, the award everyone awaited with bated breath, Hotelier of the Year, José Silva, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris.This being the 10th Best of the Best awards, Virtuoso Senior Vice President, Global Product Partnerships,  Albert Herrera, who organises both dinners, of course goes even more over the top than usual. He finishes the Wednesday dinner with all 10 Hoteliers of the Year on stage, clad in varying garments in black and white. It was a brilliant end.There were also over 750 much smaller events, taking part at any moment that was not taken up with the official curriculum. How the travel advisors manage I have no idea. Doyenne Valerie Wilson seemed to be at every party – certainly all the ones I went to. My favourites are the FRHI Monday breakfast, poolside at 7.15am (and yes, Valerie was there). For evenings, I love InterContinental’s stylish cocktail, hosted by GG Greenwood in a Spa Suite, and the more intimate cocktail hosted jointly by three individual hotels, Honolulu’s Halekulani, London’s The Corinthia and, from Washington DC, The Jefferson. And no one who is invited should pass on ILTM outdoor jam session, which many thought was once again dress-in-white but someone had changed it to dress-Caribbean, but who cares. Valerie did not, and she looked immaculate, as ever.Mary Gostelow writes the monthly Gostelow Report market intelligence newsletter, a weekly column for HOTELS and the daily www.girlahead.com travelogue.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgJim Parsons says he’s fortunate to have worked with Hawking LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Jim Parsons cherished the opportunity to work with Stephen Hawking, but admitted he was a bit intimidated to meet the celebrated theoretical physicist.Hawking or his voice appeared in seven episodes of Parsons’ hit series “The Big Bang Theory.”“So much of our show is related, based on, adjacent to everything that Stephen Hawking did, strove to do, thought about, was passionate about through his entire life and career. The fact that he knew of our show, was interested in being on it, was willing to come play with us group of monkeys for a couple days was really moving,” said Parson.“It was just, it was an amazing experience. It was an intimidating one. I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable. … To get to finally meet him was, it was just overwhelming,” he continued. “And it’s one of the things that’s kind of bittersweet in a way because once he’s passed now and now we’re talking about him, it really hammers home how fortunate I was to get to be with him.“At the time, it was just like this is neat and I know it’s neat intellectually, but emotionally all I can think of is ‘I want to get out of here before I embarrass myself,’” Parsons said.Hawking, who died March 14 at age 76, became the public face of science genius. He also appeared on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and voiced himself in “The Simpsons.”“His willingness to be part of our world, to come and be part of our show, was an extraordinary acknowledgement … it felt like maybe we were doing something worthwhile that he would agree to participate, you know? He first was on the show six years ago and it was hard to believe this is really happening, you know? We were really lucky. We got to work and spend time with Stephen Hawking. I mean how blessed is that? How fortunate can you get?” said “Big Bang” executive producer Chuck Lorre.The “Big Bang” cast came together Wednesday for PaleyFest, the annual television festival in Los Angeles. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2018 10:23 am PDT Last Updated Mar 22, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Jim Parsons, a cast member in the television series “The Big Bang Theory,” poses during the 35th annual PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) last_img read more

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