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Thalapathy 63 update: AR Rahman and Atlee oversee edit of two songsThalapathy 63 update: AR Rahman and Atlee oversee edit of two songs

first_imgAfter the massive hit of Sarkar, Thalapathy Vijay moved on to his next film, tentatively titled Thalapathy 63. The sports-based film is directed by Atlee and also stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Vivekh and Yogi Babu in pivotal roles.On the occasion of Eid, composer AR Rahman revealed an exciting update about Thalapathy 63. He posted a photo of director Atlee at his music studio in Chennai with the background reading, ‘Thalapathy 63 first song edit.’An excited AR Rahman shared this photo and wrote, “Look who is here. I am the first to see … edit of two songs (sic)” It looks like the award-winning composer has completed a majority of his work for Thalapathy 63.Here’s the photo:Look who is here I am the first to see … edit of two songs pic.twitter.com/obUmUvQ94zA.R.Rahman (@arrahman) June 4, 2019In an earlier interview to Behindwoods, AR Rahman spoke highly of director Atlee and his vision for Thalapathy 63. He said, “I have done films like this (Thalapathy 63) in Hollywood, but haven’t done one in South India. Director Atlee has seen my films like Pele and Lagaan. He is a passionate person and his sensibility in music is good. He has listened to all my soundtracks and would ask for a particular type of music in his film.”Vijay’s birthday is fast approaching and the makers have planned to reveal the title of the film and the first-look poster on the eve of his birthday, which falls on June 22.In Thalapathy 63, Vijay is expected to be playing the role of a football coach. The film is touted to be about Tamil Nadu women’s cricket team.advertisementALSO SEE | Thalapathy 63: Vijay to play two roles in Atlee’s film?ALSO SEE | Thalapathy 63: Vijay film earns Rs 28 crore months before its releaseALSO WATCH | A fan’s review of Vijay’s latest. Is Sarkar going to be his political launchpad?last_img read more

Cops seal office premises of private TV news channel in Noida afterCops seal office premises of private TV news channel in Noida after

first_imgNoida (UP): The Noida office premises of private television news channel Nation Live has been sealed and the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration reported the matter to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, officials said Monday. Channel’s head Ishika Singh and editor Anuj Shukla were arrested on June 8, two days after it had aired allegedly controversial content defaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath “without verifying” its authenticity, the officials said. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar On Sunday they were remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court, they said. “The incident affects individuals here but its potential damage could have impacted entire Gautam Buddh Nagar, the state and even parts of the country, had it not been countered,” District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh told reporters. Singh and Noida police chief Vaibhav Krishna were responding to the criticism of the arrest of the two journalists, amid protests by social activists and Editors Guild of India, which have described the episode an attempt to “intimidate the press, and stifle freedom of expression”. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance “There is a report in a section of media that it is a case of defamation, but it is not only about defamation. It is about nuisance which has a larger impact on public order, peace and tranquillity, according to the administration. I request media for a deeper and not superficial analysis of the episode and see that if the district administration is trying to prevent such incidents, it is based on merit and is correct,” Singh said. “It was a fake and unauthorised channel, so there is sufficient ground for the action,” he said, adding, we wanted a speedy remedial, as mentioned in the law, because of the possible consequences of the incident . He said the case will be taken to its logical conclusion. “We have apprised the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry about the matter in details and awaiting its response, he added. Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna said two FIRs were registered in the case, one by the police and the other by a district information official. “The incident could have created a law and order situation, a riot-like situation, hence filing FIRs and arresting the duo were needed and during probe it also emerged that they did not have requisite licence for operating a TV news channel,” he said. SSP Krishna said, We are not trying to regulate anything. Let it be very clear. During a debate on the Noida-based news channel on June 6, a woman had allegedly made defamatory statements against Adityanath, according to the officials. Workers affiliated to a political party had approached the police with a complaint against the news channel for broadcasting the claims of the woman without verifying facts, the officials said. A case was registered against the channel officials at Phase 3 police station under Indian Penal Code sections 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory), 153 (promoting enmity between different groups), 505 [1] (Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report), 505 [2] (statements conducing to public mischief), the police said. An additional complaint over the illegal operation of the channel was made by district additional director, information, at Phase 3 police station following which an FIR under IPC sections 420 (fraud), 467 (forgery of documents) and related offences was registered, the police said.last_img read more

US is Grateful for Moroccos Leadership in Hosting PSI WorkshopUS is Grateful for Moroccos Leadership in Hosting PSI Workshop

Rabat- The US Department of State announced today that Trump’s administration is “grateful for Morocco’s leadership” in hosting the Bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop.The US and Morocco held the workshop November 27-29 in Rabat. According to the US State Department, the symposium served as a platform for the two countries to discuss “authorities and capabilities to indirect suspected transfers of weapons of mass destructions, their delivery sisters and related materials.”The workshop also included maritime and land-based discussions that “provided both governments the opportunity to share national experiences, expertise and best practises to interdict illicit shipments of weapons of mass destruction.” Read Also: Democracy: A Habit in the US, a Process in MoroccoMorocco and the US maintain solid diplomatic ties as both countries are satisfied with their partnership, including military deals.The department announced yesterday that Morocco has requested to purchase hundreds of machine guns and other military equipment from the US. Morocco and the US also have a security collaboration as the North African country provides security assistance in combating terror threats globally.In September, the US State Department said that Morocco has a “comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation.”In April, Morocco hosted the US military’s annual African Lion exercise, marking the presence of senior US armed forces members, and partners from 15 countries, representing Africa, Europe, and North America. read more

Security Council to strengthen African force in Somalia signals eventual UN deploymentSecurity Council to strengthen African force in Somalia signals eventual UN deployment

Renewing the authorization of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia today, the Security Council called for action to bolster those troops, while signalling its intention to establish a United Nations force, when conditions permit, in the Horn of Africa country that has lacked a functioning central government since 1991.In the resolution adopted unanimously by the 15-member body, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is requested to establish a trust fund to help support the AU force, known as AMISOM, and to facilitate a logistical support package, training and equipment, in anticipation of its eventual absorption into a UN force.The Council also urged African nations to boost AMISOM”s troop strength from the current 2,600 to the 8,000 originally authorized.It requested Mr. Ban, by 15 April, to develop the mandate for a UN force including assisting the flow of humanitarian aid, monitoring a ceasefire and assisting “in supporting the effective re-establishment and training of inclusive Somali security forces, including military, police and judiciary.”The “follow-on” UN force is subject, however, to a further decision of the Council, to be taken by 1 June 2009, according to the resolution.Violence continues in Somalia despite the signing in June 2008 of the UN-facilitated Djibouti Agreement by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS). Both sides agreed in that pact to end their conflict and called on the UN to deploy an international stabilization force in the troubled nation. In his latest comments on the issue, Mr. Ban has stated that conditions are not yet right for a UN peacekeeping operation in Somalia and he recommended strengthening the AU Mission. Many Security Council members at today”s meeting, while supporting assistance to AMISOM, also warned against a too-hasty authorization of a UN force, citing chaotic conditions in the country and difficulties in mobilizing peacekeeping resources. In the past few days, as Ethiopian troops withdrew from Mogadishu two years after rolling in to support the embattled Government from a growing insurgency, Special Representative for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah urged local factions to ensure peace and stability in the war-ravaged country and to hasten the election of a new president.Today”s resolution reaffirmed that it was up to Somalis to abide by peace agreements and to establish national forces that would ultimately assume full responsibility for security. 16 January 2009Renewing the authorization of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia today, the Security Council called for action to bolster those troops, while signalling its intention to establish a United Nations force, when conditions permit, in the Horn of Africa country that has lacked a functioning central government since 1991. read more

UN expert urges Kazakhstan to boost rights of peaceful assembly associationUN expert urges Kazakhstan to boost rights of peaceful assembly association

Returning from an official visit to Kazakhstan, Maina Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, noted that the Kazakh Government had developed a tendency to focus on restrictions rather than human rights themselves, adding that this had resulted in a situation where rights were treated as privileges to be granted at the discretion of State authorities. “Although authorities repeatedly make reference to the ‘rule of law’, the practice in Kazakhstan reflects strong adherence to ‘rule by law’,” Mr. Kiai said in a press release issued earlier today. “Law is meant to serve people, rather than people serving the law.” Among the more pressing rights issues facing the country, the UN expert pointed out that the Government’s regulation of peaceful assemblies had become increasingly becoming problematic as all peaceful assemblies now required the go-ahead from local authorities and, even then, were limited to specific, government-designated sites. During Mr. Kiai’s visit, in fact, a number of individuals from around the country announced their intentions to organize peaceful rallies in eight cities from 24 January to 27 January. Local authorities, however, reportedly rejected the requested locations and some of the individuals were subsequently detained. A few of the peaceful assemblies were eventually permitted but took place in designated areas. Mr. Kiai applauded the Kazakh Government’s efforts to maintain cohesion in the country but warned that “maintaining stability” could also be “misused to wrongfully curtail the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly.” “People who are not allowed to air their grievances peacefully are more likely to air them violently, or find succour in extremist ideologies,” he added. “International human rights law is clear that limitations on this right cannot impair the essence of the right itself. Unfortunately, in Kazakhstan today the freedom of assembly is treated as a privilege, or a favour, rather than a right.” At the same time, while noting that freedom of association is also nominally guaranteed by Kazakhstan’s Constitution, Mr. Kiai cautioned that “a web of laws and practices” had limited the freedom of political parties, public associations, trade unions, and religious associations, according to the press release. The political association, Alga!, for instance, was denied registration after seven years of attempts to register as a political party while several public associations have been denied registration based on apparently “flimsy reasons,” such as mistakes in completing applications. During his nine-day mission, which included visits to Almaty, Aktau, and the capital, Astana, Mr. Kiai also visited Zhanaozen, where clashes between police and protesters in 2011 led to the deaths of at least 14 people. Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Les nouveaux profils Facebook désormais sur iOS et AndroidLes nouveaux profils Facebook désormais sur iOS et Android

first_imgLes nouveaux profils Facebook désormais sur iOS et AndroidL’arrivée de “Timeline” et des profils Facebook nouvelle génération se sont accompagnés d’une mise à jour des applications mobiles. Désormais l’expérience utilisateur est totalement unifiée. “Timeline”, cette nouvelle présentation des profils Facebook sous la forme d’un journal est désormais déployée à l’ensemble des utilisateurs. Comme Twitter il y a quelque jours, l’entreprise de Mark Zuckerberg cherche à proposer à ses abonnés une expérience unifiée, qu’elle que soit la plateforme utilisée pour s’y connecter selon Clubic.À lire aussiFacebook, Star Wars et Apple, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 23 juinTrois mises à jour sont disponibles concernant les accès à Facebook sur son mobile. Premièrement le site web adapté aux terminaux nomades qui fut le premier à inclure la nouvelle disposition de profil. Ensuite, l’application iOS pour iPhone et iPad passe en version 4.1. Outre cette nouvelle disposition, Facebook a effectué des modifications bienvenues  concernant l’envoi des photos, les notifications et les performances. Android enfin obtient en simultané sa nouvelle copie, numérotée 1.8.1 et qui arbore les mêmes nouveaux éléments.La navigation mobile devient donc la même qu’elle que soit ces systèmes, avec une barre de menu latérale dépliante sur la gauche qui amène aux différentes composantes du site. Chaque page est désormais un copier-coller du site, pour ne pas perturber les habitudes des utilisateurs de la version de bureau. Seules les applications manquent encore à l’appel sur Facebook mobile.Le 19 décembre 2011 à 13:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ceasefire takes hold in Ukraine after deal signedCeasefire takes hold in Ukraine after deal signed

first_imgMINSK, Belarus — A cease-fire took hold Friday night in eastern Ukraine after the president’s representative signed a deal with Russian-backed separatists in an effort to bring an end to nearly five months of fighting.President Petro Poroshenko said he ordered government forces to stop hostilities at 6 p.m. following a protocol signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe at talks Friday in Minsk, the Belarusian capital.“Human life is of the highest value. And we need to do everything that is possible and impossible to stop the bloodshed and end people’s suffering,” Poroshenko said in a statement.The Donetsk separatists said on Twitter that they also have ceased fire.After announcing the cease-fire, negotiators met for two more hours and agreed upon the withdrawal of all heavy weaponry, the release of all prisoners and the delivery of humanitarian aid to devastated cities in eastern Ukraine, Heidi Tagliavini of the OSCE told reporters in Minsk. Mikhail Zurabov, the Russian ambassador to Ukraine who also signed the deal, described the exchange of lists of more than 1,000 prisoners from each side as a “breakthrough.”last_img read more

Rollover on Turnpike ramp to I595 causes rush hour delays in DavieRollover on Turnpike ramp to I595 causes rush hour delays in Davie

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A flatbed tractor-trailer carrying junk cars rolled over in Davie, Monday afternoon, blocking the ramp that connects the southbound Turnpike to eastbound and westbound Interstate 595 for about four hours.The truck rolled over onto its side and blocked the ramp that connects the southbound Turnpike to eastbound and westbound I-595, at around 3 p.m.By 4 p.m., there was nearly a mile and a half of bumper-to-bumper traffic at the exit to Griffin Road, since the Griffin Road exit is the only alternative route for drivers who normally would’ve taken this ramp.Authorities urged drivers to either go to the east and use U.S. 441 or I-95, or to the west and use University Drive.Three tow trucks had turned the trailer upright by 5 p.m., but the cars were still spilled out on the road.A front-end loader arrived on scene before 5:30 p.m. to place the junk cars on the original trailer that had turned over. By 6 p.m., about 10 cars still had to be loaded on the trailer.The southbound lanes were reopened about one hour later. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Pharmaceutical Distributor Launches Quarterly TitlePharmaceutical Distributor Launches Quarterly Title

first_imgFFF Enterprises, a distributor of plasma products, vaccines and critical-care biopharmaceuticals, has announced the launch of its second magazine, BioSupply Trends Quarterly. It launched with the July issue.According to editor-in-chief Ronale Tucker-Rhodes, FFF Enterprises sees the magazine to be “an expanded resource for up-to-date news, trends, perspectives and leading indicators on the topics pertinent to our readers—the healthcare providers.”Tucker-Rhodes also oversees editorial for FFF Enterprises’ three-year-old title, IG Living. Targeting specialists, physicians, hospitals and pharmacy buyers, BioSupply Trends Quarterly will carry a circulation of 50,000—twice that of IG Living, which is geared toward providers and patients using immune globulin products.”This newest publishing endeavor … comes in response to the positive feedback from our customers who have come to rely on our BioSupply Trends bi-weekly e-newsletter,” said FFF Enterprises CEO and BioSupply Trends Quarterly publisher Patrick M. Schmidt in a statement.last_img read more

Tumse na ho payega tweets Congress after BJP denies PM Modis pressTumse na ho payega tweets Congress after BJP denies PM Modis press

first_imgTwitter/BJPCongress took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday after reports emerged that the Bharatiya Janata Party had denied rumours of a press conference. It was earlier rumoured that PM Modi will hold a press conference at the Taj Ganges hotel in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday. “Tumse na ho payega,” Congress wrote on Twitter.According to reports, the PM would have addressed the media after filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi constituency on Friday. It could have been his first press conference since taking office in 2014. The Opposition leaders had earlier accused the PM of not facing the media’s questions and claimed that the previous interviews were rehearsed and not natural. The announcement came after an hour-long ‘non-political interview’ that the PM had with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar where he spoke about his personal life, likes and dislikes, and interestingly, his relationship with his counterparts. For example, PM Modi said that he has an amicable relationship with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.last_img read more

Primordial beryllium could reveal insights into the Big BangPrimordial beryllium could reveal insights into the Big Bang

first_imgScientists have proposed a method in which beryllium could have been produced in the first few minutes of the Universe. Beryllium is not generally thought to have been produced until much later. Image credit: Alchemist-hp. CC BY-SA, Wikimedia. (PhysOrg.com) — Some chemical elements appear much more abundantly in nature than others, which is partly due to how the elements originally formed. Scientists know that the light elements (hydrogen, deuterium, helium, and traces of lithium) were produced by fusion in the early Universe. Today, lithium, beryllium, and boron are constantly being produced in cosmic rays, while the heavier elements (up to iron) are formed by fusion in stars. Elements heavier than iron are formed by supernovae. “Looking at the abundance pattern of the light elements allows us to gain insight into the dynamics of the early Universe when it was a billion times hotter than it is today and only a few hundred seconds old,” Pradler told PhysOrg.com. “In our work we show that any process, such as the decay or annihilation of a relic particle species X, that dumps hadronic energy into this primordial mix sets off a chain of non-thermal nuclear reactions which culminates in the fusion of beryllium — an element otherwise out of reach by primordial standards.”Beryllium, along with lithium, can be observed in metal-deficient stars, which were formed from the nearly pristine interstellar gas. Scientists can identify the elements by using stellar spectroscopy to detect each element’s individual atomic resonance lines. Previous research has found that, in contrast to lithium, the beryllium in these stars is not of primordial origin. Whereas lithium’s value as a function of stellar metallicity plateaus at low metallicities, there is no plateau for beryllium. Instead, beryllium seems to be decreasing to smaller and smaller values as stellar metallicity decreases, and thus to more pristine mixtures of the interstellar gas from which the star formed.As the scientists explain, what makes beryllium so powerful in these stars is that, unlike lithium, it is not really affected by any stellar dynamics. Whereas lithium is fragile and may have been destroyed in the stars, beryllium is much stronger. For this reason, beryllium could be more useful for constraining nonstandard BBN models. “Many new particle physics models, including those which are currently searched for at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, predict long-lived massive states X,” Pradler said. “As the LHC is pushing the terrestrial energy frontier to search for new physics, these X particles could have copiously been produced in the Big Bang. The conversion of X’s rest mass into hadronic energy during its decay can be detected in an elevated beryllium abundance. The more energy is dumped, the higher the Be abundance will be. The isotope acts a calorimeter.”The scientists hope that future observations of metal-deficient stars may further tighten the limit on beryllium’s primordial abundance, and help to strengthen beryllium as a constraint on models of new physics.“One class of models our study targets are supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model in which each ordinary particle gets assigned a ‘doppelgänger’ state,” Pradler said. “These states are typically heavy and it may well be that one of them has a lifetime such that it decays during or shortly after BBN. Indeed, it is even conceivable that the dark matter itself was produced in such decays. BBN can act as a powerful probe to test new physics beyond the Standard Model, and every model has to pass this cosmological consistency check.” Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Primordial beryllium could reveal insights into the Big Bang (2011, April 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-primordial-beryllium-reveal-insights-big.htmlcenter_img Physicists Maxim Pospelov of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, and the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, along with Josef Pradler, also of the Perimeter Institute, explain in a new study that investigating how chemical elements are produced can lead to a better understanding of what happened during the early Universe. The physicists have specifically investigated how beryllium could be used as a “Big Bang calorimeter” to probe the energy levels in the early Universe, and also to serve as a constraint on new physics models. Their study is published in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.In their analysis, Pospelov and Pradler have investigated what may have happened during Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN), a period that started about 3 minutes after the Big Bang and lasted for about 20 minutes. It was during this time that the first elements were produced, with the lightest elements in the greatest abundance. For instance, at that time only one lithium nucleus existed for every 10 billion hydrogen atoms. After BBN ended, the Universe became too cool to allow any further nuclear fusion reactions to take place. Until now, researchers have thought that beryllium could not have been produced during rather generic circumstances in BBN. But here, Pospelov and Pradler have shown that, when an unknown particle X decays under the conditions during BBN, it can release a large amount of energy that can lead to the production of 9Be, which is the only stable isotope of beryllium. The formation of 9Be occurs at the end of a chain of transformations, going through a few light element isotopes including 6He, eventually leading to the beryllium isotope. When the physicists calculated the efficiency of this chain of transformations, they found that the process could produce a beryllium/hydrogen abundance ratio of 10-14 (or 1 gram of beryllium per 10 million tonnes of hydrogen). Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Physicists demonstrate conditions for laser-driven fusion More information: Maxim Pospelov and Josef Pradler. “Primordial Beryllium as a Big Bang Calorimeter.” Physical Review Letters 106, 121305 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.121305last_img read more

How to Christmas shop on a budgetHow to Christmas shop on a budget

first_imgChristmas shopping can be extremely difficult and no fun if you have to work on a tight budget. As many of us parents still have to save money for the start of school, here are 5 tips that can make your Christmas shopping a fun and inexpensive experience.Make a list of everything you need and want to buy, and be certain to stick to that list. Do not buy unnecessary items.Make a list of all the people you would like to buy gifts for and prioritise who you really need to buy for. Send a card to those you feel you don’t have to buy a gift for. Not only will it be cheaper, but at the end of the day, it is the thought that counts.Instead of buying individual gifts for family members, buy them one gift the whole family can make use of.Avoid impulse buys: It’s easy to get swept up in the holiday spirit when everything in the mall screams Christmas cheer and so many items are discounted. Don’t be fooled into buying stuff you don’t need. Make your own Christmas gifts. Going homemade can be a great way to add a personal touch to your holiday shopping list. Put those years in art school to good use.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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first_img Related Content Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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The ivy design was chosen based on studies that demonstrate images of nature and soft green hues have a calming, soothing effect on the human psyche.Like the original Bella Blankets, Beekley Corp.’s new protective coverlets with the ivy design help improve patient satisfaction by removing the chill from the bucky/receptor plate and protecting patients with delicate skin. Technologists appreciate how the coverlets add an extra level of sanitary protection for each patient and help immobilize hard-to-position breasts for optimal capture of tissue detail. The design also is gender-neutral and perfect for positioning male patients.A low-cost way to give existing patients extra care and provide breast care facilities with a value-added benefit when marketing to new patients and referring physicians, Bella Blankets protective coverlets are FDA-approved, artifact-free, easily disposable and compatible with both digital and analog units. 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first_img Related Content The exhibit floor at RSNA 2014 reflected a new era of austerity, one in which efficiency and effectiveness ruled. From South to North halls — Toshiba America to Siemens, Hologic to Samsung — new products and works in progress were distinguished by how they improved the lot of medical imaging among the various “ologies”.The workhorse of magnetic resonance (MR), the 1.5T scanner, promised lower costs upfront and throughout operation, as niche technologies extended the modality’s clinical reach. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), a market long dominated in the U.S. by Hologic, suddenly turned competitive with an entrant from GE Healthcare. New ultrasound and X-ray products were scattered across exhibits, some overshadowed by the heavy iron of multi-modality vendors, others waxing bright in booths with less extensive portfolios.Hybrids expanded in number and type, their ranks swelling in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) as they pushed beyond traditional bounds, combining biplane angiography with CT. In picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and imaging technology (IT), the concept of neutrality took shape with vendors pledging what many practitioners needed but few can achieve, a coming together of best of breed technologies. CT most reflected how much and how fast radiology was changing. With promises kept at the super premium end and new ones made in dose regulation and lung cancer screening, CT appeared at the tip of the spear of imaging’s long-awaited rebound.CT on the CuspThe U.S. government’s drive to cut healthcare spending has hammered diagnostic imaging, particularly in CT. After peaking in 2011, CT procedure volume fell an average 5.5 percent in each of the next two years, according to IMV Medical Information Division. The drop was confirmed independently by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University, where research showed that Medicare bundling of CT codes for the abdomen and pelvis in 2011 led to a 29 percent drop in imaging payments for these procedures.1 As radiologists prepared to converge this year on Chicago, Medicare announced a new policy that might help reverse the decline in CT usage — the decision to reimburse for lung cancer screening through age 74. Meanwhile, new and stricter radiation dosage regulations and guidelines were gathering steam among state legislatures and professional groups. And an aging CT installed base, which had not been energized since the frenzy for 64-slice scanners in 2004, was growing older.Together these factors may spur a new wave of CT sales. Vendors showed plenty at the super-premium end from whole organ, as well as spectral and multi-energy systems to mid-tier and entry-level 16-slice scanners meant for bread-and-butter scanning.Toshiba America showcased its field-upgradable Aquilion One family, released earlier in the year. Climbing this family tree, owners progress from a 320-slice scanner, named Aquilion One 320, to a product with twice as many slices, Aquilion One 640, to the ViSION Edition, a 640-slice CT that rotates faster (0.275 second versus 0.35 by the other two Aquilion CTs) and offers a more powerful generator (100 kW versus 72 kW). Toshiba had set the standard in 2007 for single organ coverage with its Aquilion One, the world’s first 320-slice scanner. In the years since, this scanner has proven the clinical potential of whole-organ rotation coverage of the heart, as well as the brain for stroke. At RSNA 2014, GE’s Revolution CT joined the super premium ranks. Shown as a work-in-progress last year, Revolution CT took its place atop GE’s CT portfolio with whole-organ, 0.28-second rotations.Similarly stratospheric, a new version of the Somatom Definition Edge CT debuted in the Siemens booth, featuring the company’s TwinBeam Dual Energy X-ray tube concept. The Edge enables simultaneous imaging at two different energy levels, generating two datasets that can be compared to help differentiate tissues, as in the case of uric acid and non-uric acid kidney stones.Siemens showcased its Somatom Force, the company’s next generation in dual-source CT. Two Vectron X-ray tubes enable routine exams at low-tube voltages between 70 and 100 kilovolts, increasing the contrast-to-noise ratio, thereby reducing the amount of contrast medium needed by as much as two thirds, according to the company. Two filters optimize the X-ray spectrum, cutting patient radiation dose to as little as half of that from comparable CT systems. With its ability to minimize dose, the Force could find a place in lung screening programs with their obvious need to limit radiation dose. The system can cover the chest and abdomen in a second, eliminating breath holds and artifact due to cardiac motion with heart rates up to 90 beats-per-minute.Philips returned with last year’s work-in-progress IQon Spectral CT system newly cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Built around a detector that can simultaneously discriminate between X-ray photons of multiple energies from high to low, IQon interprets photon strikes, then provides a grayscale anatomical image and, upon demand, color-enhanced images that identify the composition of tissues and structures.Hoping to capitalize on growing interest in lung cancer screening, the company hawked a collection of workflow software, patient management, marketing advice and physician education designed to help providers implement an effective screening program. Business class CTs stepped into the limelight with Siemens’ release of the Somatom Perspective, available in 16- and 32-slice configurations, and its 16-slice Somatom Scope. Hitachi showed two works in progress, Scenaria 3.0, which can be configured to deliver 64 or 128 slices per rotation, and an ultra-compact, 16-slice CT called Supria, each incorporating advanced dose reduction features. DBT Takes HoldFor years Hologic had the U.S. market for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to itself. But this year, the pioneer of DBT had to share the stage with GE, which received FDA approval for its SenoClaire in August 2014. Showing its own entrant as a work in progress was Siemens, which filed last June with the FDA for approval of its Mammomat Inspiration. “Two” was already a crowd on the RSNA 2014 exhibit floor, as claims and counterclaims drifted between the GE and Hologic booths. A checklist prominently displayed by Hologic with many more checks in its column than the other was met by a similarly one-sided argument by GE, with marketers on both sides digging in for what is shaping up to be a disharmonious battle.  GE stressed that its SenoClaire, which has been in European markets for more than a year, makes nine separate X-ray exposures as it arcs across a portion of the breast. Exposures typically are finished in less than 10 seconds. Dose is the same as that of a 2-D mammogram, according to GE. Hologic claims a similarly low dose with 15 exposures obtained through continuous tube motion over a four-second span. The resulting 3-D data set serves as the basis for both tomo, as well as 2-D images processed using the company’s FDA-approved C-View software option. The vast majority of new Selenia Dimensions systems ship with this option, according to Hologic. More than 40 percent of the units installed in the United States now have it. Hologic also promoted its “Genius 3D Mammography Exams,” a campaign that launched in October to grow interest in the system.Siemens’ Mammomat Inspiration with Breast Tomosynthesis, shown as a work in progress for the U.S. market, is designed to acquire 25 projection views over a 50-degree arc. Systems have been available commercially since 2009 in Europe, Asia and South America.At the very least, the talk about DBT products on and nearing the U.S. market will generate buzz. A boost in Medicare reimbursement of $57 for tomo screening and for diagnostic exams in addition to the assigned payments rates, which took effect Jan. 1, 2015, will further drive interest, as will a continuing stream of research papers demonstrating positive clinical impact.At the 2014 RSNA meeting, radiologists from Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, reported that DBT significantly increases the cancer detection rate in dense breast tissue. Their study of more than 25,000 women showed that digital mammography plus tomosynthesis detected 80 percent of 132 cancers in women with dense breasts, compared to 59 percent for mammography alone. This research comes on the footfalls of a key study reported last June in the Journal of the American Medical Association, where it was reported that adding tomo to mammography screening boosted cancer detection by 29 percent while reducing recalls by 15 percent.2 MR Carves New NichesGE dusted off its Signa brand, applied in the early 1980s to the company’s first MR scanners, seeking to recapture the association Signa once had with excellence. Toward that end, GE unveiled its work in progress Signa Pioneer 3.0T scanner with MAGiC, which GE claims can cut imaging times by as much as two-thirds. MAGiC allows the simultaneous acquisition of multiple image contrasts, for example, T1, T2, STIR, T1 FLAIR, T2 FLAIR and proton density. The resulting data set can be later processed to change acquisition parameters retrospectively.The new scanner, which has neither FDA clearance nor CE marking, also features an enhanced version of Silent Scan, which can dramatically reduce noise levels for virtually any body part, as well as diffusion imaging.Exemplifying the new realities of value-based imaging was Siemens work in progress 1.5T Magnetom Amira. Distinguished by low capital and operating costs, the new scanner will be marketed primarily to small and medium-sized hospitals, as well as larger facilities looking for a complement to one or more existing MRIs. In an effort to boost consistency, reproducibility and efficiency, the company plans to release the new system with DotGO, software that simplifies protocol management by suggesting sequences matched to scan requirements.In a similar vein, Toshiba America unveiled the Vantage Elan. The 1.5T scanner features a compact footprint and low-cost suited to facilities in small communities and rural areas.Siemens 510(k)-pending SEEit is being groomed to support prostate MRI without an endorectal coil. The work in progress is designed for use on the Magnetom Aera 1.5T and Magnetom Skyra 3.0T utilizing high-density coil technology built into the company’s Tim 4G and its readout segmented diffusion technology, Resolve. SEEit promises routine prostate exams in 10 minutes when used with Siemens new Body 60 channel coil, which is also pending FDA clearance.Philips released Ingenia 1.5T S with Ambient MR In-Bore, a high-field workhorse set to begin shipping in Q1 2015. Ingenia 1.5T S emphasizes image quality, including advanced fat-free and motion-free techniques, along with in-bore visual and audio technologies that enhance patient comfort.Hitachi showed as a work-in-progress a 3.0T version of its Oval product family, so named because it features oval-shaped bores. Also as a work in progress, the company unveiled for its Oval 1.5T MR scanner the Evolution 5.0 upgrade, which includes perfusion arterial spin labeling, as well as k-space parallel imaging, breast spectroscopy, T2 relaxation mapping and optimized FSE.The Promise of NeutralityVendor neutral archives (VNA) promise to handle DICOM as well as non-DICOM data; communicate with outside health information exchanges (HIE) using standard protocol; and allow access through a standard interface, ideally a universal viewer available on desktop and mobile devices. Carestream showed its Vue for Clinical Collaboration Platform, which uses a VNA to compile and share data from dermatology, endoscopy, radiology and cardiology. BridgeHead introduced HealthStore Independent Clinical Archive, a modular product that works with the company’s Healthcare Data Management platform, which together make data access easier, faster and simpler, according to the company, by allowing PACS and other department-specific information systems to concentrate on their assigned duties. Agfa unveiled its Enterprise Imaging Suite, a VNA-based bridge of the “ologies” that emphasizes efficient workflow solutions and timely communication with referring physicians. McKesson upgraded McKesson Radiology, emphasizing its Clinical Data Exchange for managing, sharing and accessing images and patient data, as well as Mammography Plus Version 2.0, which serves as a PACS with access to multimodality breast imaging.Hybrid Ranks SwellGE unveiled its first PET/MR scanner, joining Siemens and Philips, which displayed such hybrids four years ago. The scanner, which is pending FDA clearance, acquires MR at 3.0T and time-of-flight PET simultaneously. This new system, called Signa PET/MR, sports an MR-compatible silicon photomultiplier detector that is up to three times more sensitive than the detector built into GE Healthcare’s Discovery PET/CT 690. Toshiba America displayed its first entry into molecular imaging hybrids, the Celesteion PET/CT, first revealed at the June 2013 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. The company hopes to attract buyers with increased patient comfort and safety, claiming the industry’s largest bore, widest field-of-view, dose reduction technology and fast imaging. The bore is 90 cm for CT; 88 cm for PET. Field-of-view is 70 cm for both CT and PET with an 85 cm CT extended FOV. Dose is minimized through Toshiba’s adaptive iterative dose reduction and Celesteion’s compliance with the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance’s XR-29 Smart Dose Standard. The new PET/CT offers time-of-flight resolution and 0.5 sec CT rotation with 0.5 mm slices across a 32-slice detector.Toshiba extended hybridization to the interventional suite with its combination of CT and biplane angiography. Its Infinix 4DCT, featuring a CT gantry on rails lined up with an interventional table, is designed to allow planning, treatment and procedure verification in a single clinical setting. Its use could speed procedures, while reducing patient risk by eliminating the need to transfer a patient from interventional radiology to CT. The FDA has cleared configurations involving the Toshiba Elite and Aquilion One ViSION Edition CTs. Clearance is pending for use with the Aquilion Prime CT.Siemens took a less technology intensive tack with its syngo Dyna4D angiography software, which processes angio data sets into 4-D maps that show the passage of contrast medium in real time. By determining the extent to which vessels fill, interventionalists might tailor therapy more precisely, according to the company.Ultrasound, X-ray ProliferateSuper premium systems built by multi-modality providers were newly outfitted with shear wave elastography, an extension exemplified by GE’s Logiq E9 ultrasound system, whose newfound ability to quantify tissue stiffness may turn up early signs of liver fibrosis, for example, or breast cancer.New to ultrasound was Carestream, which unveiled a high-performance prototype of the Touch scanner. Named for the touch screen that takes the place of a traditional keyboard, Touch packs advanced imaging capabilities into a compact, cart-based footprint. Two models at different levels of performance are scheduled to launch commercially in Q3 2015. Both will feature an all-touch control panel offering a soft user interface with the kind of tactile feedback otherwise found on a traditional keyboard. Four smart transducers, mounted on a single-board graphics processing unit (GPU), will activate with the press of a button on the transducer itself.  GE’s pocket-sized Vscan sported a two-in-one probe at RSNA 2014 — one transducer for shallow views, another for deep. The goal behind Vscan, when it was first shown in 2009 and again at this RSNA, is to provide doctors a quick look at their patients or provide guidance for the insertion of central or peripheral lines. This may come in the emergency department, obstetric clinic or patient bedside. At the other end of the OB spectrum was GE’s Voluson E10, which generates photo-realistic, colorized 3-D images of the fetus in motion. Utilizing 8,000 piezoelectric crystals to electronically steer the ultrasound beam, the E10 — first shown at the ISUOG meeting in September — delivers a detailed look at fetal blood vessels, heart, brain and other organs.Konica Minolta launched an advanced point-of-care ultrasound unit built from intellectual property gained through its acquisition of Panasonic’s ultrasound business in early 2014. Mindray Medical International showcased its M9, a premium compact echocardiography system, as well as an enhanced version of its ZS3 ultrasound platform. (The ZS3 entered Mindray’s portfolio following the corporate purchase of Zonare in 2013.) Samsung commercially launched its RS80A high-resolution ultrasound scanner, shown at RSNA 2013 as a work in progress.Konica Minolta, Agfa and FujiFilm Medical each showed new X-ray detector panels. Notably FujiFilm’s FDR D-EVO II, a work in progress panel measuring 24 x 30 cm, sports a high-efficiency cesium iodide film, as do FujiFilm flat panels ready for or nearing market measuring 14 x 17 inch and 17 x 17 inch. Each is encased in packaging that resists moisture and germs, is 20 percent lighter, made from a durable magnesium alloy and features improved battery life. References1. Levin DC, Rao VM, Parker L, “Financial Impact of Medicare Code Bundling of CT of the Abdomen and Pelvis.” American Journal of Roentgenology. 2014;202: 1069-1071. www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/AJR.13.115042. Friedewald SM,  Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et.al, “Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination With Digital Mammography.” JAMA. 2014;311(24):2499-2507Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Read more of his views on his blog at www.itnonline.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging in Medicare Beneficiaries Increased Over Two DecadesMusculoskeletal Extremity Imaging in Medicare Beneficiaries Increased Over Two Decades

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The multi-year… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Orthopedic Imaging | September 06, 2017 Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging in Medicare Beneficiaries Increased Over Two Decades All four of the most common MSK modalities saw increases, led by CT at 754 percent September 6, 2017 — A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute found that in the Medicare population, the utilization rates have increased in both volume and per beneficiary over the past two decades for the most common musculoskeletal (MSK) extremity imaging modalities. The study focused on radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound.Radiology was the dominant billing specialty for all imaging modalities with dominant market shares for MRI and CT. Physician offices were the most common site for imaging for all modalities except for CT, which was most commonly utilized in the hospital outpatient and inpatient settings. These insights may have implications for radiology practice leaders in making decisions regarding capital infrastructure, workforce and training investments to ensure the provision of optimal imagine services for extremity musculoskeletal care.The study is published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology. “Our results show that the utilization rates (per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries) for all four musculoskeletal extremity imaging modalities increased over time,” said lead study author Soterios Gyftopoulos, M.D., an associate professor of radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center. “The largest increase was for CT throughout our study’s time period with a 754 percent increase in utilization from 1994 to 2013.”Gyftopoulos and his colleagues used billing data obtained from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files from 1994 to 2013. The Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS) radiology claims classification system was used to identify those HCPS codes corresponding with non-vascular extremity imaging. The following increases in MSK extremity imaging were found over the past two decades: 43 percent for radiography, 619 percent for MRI, 754 percent for CT and 528 percent for ultrasound. “An understanding of the utilization rates of common imaging modalities is an important first step toward determining the most cost-effective imaging strategies for patients with musculoskeletal conditions,” added Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, professor and vice chair for health policy and practice in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University and senior affiliate research fellow at the Neiman Institute. “Our findings support observations that physicians are increasingly relying on advanced imaging to ensure that their patients with musculoskeletal diseases receive the best care,” he said.Read the article “CMS May Cancel Orthopedic and Cardiac Bundled Payments.”For more information: www.ajronline.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. 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VIDEO MRIGuided Radiation Therapy Trial for Pancreatic CancerVIDEO MRIGuided Radiation Therapy Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

first_imgVideos | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 04, 2018 VIDEO: MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Trial for Pancreatic Cancer 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 Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Trial GlideHurst MovsasVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:52Loaded: 2.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:52 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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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 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related 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 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 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor AAPM | July 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. 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 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. Technology Reports View all 9 items Find more SCCT news and videos Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.” 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. 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.  Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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. 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.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Conference Coverage View all 396 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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.  Recent Videos View all 606 items 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.  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 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.” Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System 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 Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., and Benjamin Movsas, M.D., discuss Henry Ford Hospital’s involvement in a national clinical trial assessing the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer. Watch the related VIDEO: Clinical Use of the ViewRay MRIdian Linac System at Henry Ford — Interview with Benjamin Movsas, M.D.Find more content on Henry Ford HospitalRegister to view a webinar on the ViewRay MRI-guided radiation therapy system. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” 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. 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. 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. 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. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more SCCT news and videos 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.” 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. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. 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.  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 Oncology View all 91 items 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. 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.  Sponsored Videos View all 142 items center_img Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Information Technology View all 220 items 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. 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. 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. 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 news and videos from AAPM. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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. 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. Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing 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. 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 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. 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. 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. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiation Therapy | July 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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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. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Radiology Business | 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. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. 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. 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.  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. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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.” 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 Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Women’s Health View all 62 items 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:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | 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. 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first_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Viola Davis knows how to make an audience see into the heart of a character, whether a burdened mother in “Doubt” or the flawed attorney in “How to Get Away with Murder.”She hopes the same holds true for the critical issue examined by the documentary series “Two Sides,” the deaths of African-American men and women in confrontations with law enforcement.It takes more than a video clip to understand a violent encounter, said Davis, an executive producer and narrator of the TV One program airing at 10 p.m. EST on consecutive Mondays through Feb. 12.“Despite the fact that so many were caught on camera and so much in the public consciousness, it caused a divisiveness” instead of a determination to find common ground and solutions, Davis said. “We actually need to do something, but it never got to that point.”As the series’ title suggests and Davis contends, the crisis demands an understanding of what officers and citizens face and, beyond that, the system enveloping them.Among the cases examined in “Two Sides”: Ezell Ford, 25, fatally shot during a 2016 struggle with two Los Angeles police officers; John Crawford III, 22, shot by officers while carrying an air rifle at a Wal-Mart store in a Dayton, Ohio, suburb; Sandra Bland, 28, who hanged herself in a Hempstead, Texas, jail cell after being arrested during a traffic stop and whose family disagreed with the ruling of suicide.In each episode, law enforcement experts and independent observers discuss the circumstances of the deaths, including explanations of police regulations and procedures, and relatives and friends share memories of those who died and the impact of their loss.The Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California and Christopher Darden, a prosecutor in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, are among those offering commentary along with law enforcement agency representatives.What officers face in the line of duty and what they risk must be taken into account, Davis said.They have families and they want to go home safely at the end of their shift, she said. And, like any other citizen, Davis said, she herself depends on law enforcement for protection.“Listen, if I’m in trouble I’m going to call 911, I’m going to need the police,” she said. But society tends to believe that police and others in positions of authority should not be questioned and that if “you’re on the other side, then you’re wrong.”“Whereas I believe on both sides there is room for growth, and to be challenged and questioned,” said Davis, who produced the docu-series with her husband, Julius Tennon, and Lemuel Plummer.She has the visibility and clout to throw behind such a project: She was Oscar-nominated for 2008’s “Doubt” and 2011’s “The Help,” won the trophy last year for “Fences,” and received an Emmy for her role in the ABC legal drama “How to Get Away with Murder.”Davis dismisses the idea she has solutions to stop the repetitive violence — “I’m an actor. It’s not my skill set” — but she has hope.“We have to come to some kind of middle ground,” she said. “It just hasn’t happened.”___Lynn Elber can be reached at lelber@ap.org and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lynnelber.___This story has been corrected to say title of the series is ‘Two Sides’ not ‘Both Sides’ by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Jan 27, 2018 10:27 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 27, 2018 at 11:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Viola Davis’ ‘Two Sides’ docu-series tackles deadly realitylast_img read more

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first_imgA downbeat President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday that he wished he could say that the talks were going in the direction he wanted, as he left the late-night meeting which focused on each side’s proposals on security and guarantees submitted earlier in the day.The first day of the second week of the talks in Crans-Montana appears to have been a difficult one for the delegations following reports that the Greek Cypriot side was disappointed by Turkey’s proposals on security and guarantees which insist on guarantees and the presence of troops – albeit reduced – on the island.The main discussion at which substantive negotiations were due to take place between all sides, began at around 9.12pm Cyprus time and ended less than two hours later at 11pm.Each side studied the documents of the other prior to the main session, and all sides had agreed to strict confidentiality.Exiting the hall where the talks took place, Anastasiades told members of the press: “I wish I could tell you that things are as I wanted them to be”.Earlier in the day, Anastasiades, responding to whether he was satisfied with Turkey’s proposals, said – looking up at the sky – “I’m satisfied by the weather”.According to media reports, Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side submitted a single document, a text half a page long which makes no mention of numbers or timeframes on the withdrawal of troops.Prior to the evening meeting, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides urged Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to make public his side’s proposals on security and guarantees following the latter’s remarks that the Greek Cypriot side had taken a step back on the issue.Christodoulides’ comments were provoked by statements Cavusoglu reportedly made to the members of Unite Cyprus Now group in the afternoon, after all sides had submitted their written positions on security and guarantees, ahead of Monday night’s main session.Cavusoglu, according to CyBC, reportedly told the group that the Greek Cypriot side was taking a step back in terms of its own proposals, whereas Turkey was taking a step forward with hers.“I call on the foreign minister (Cavusoglu) to make public the Turkish proposal as submitted on the issue of security and guarantees,” Christodoulides said.Some, he said, either wishing to serve expediencies or because they are in a tough spot “make statements that in no way correspond to the state of affairs”.Earlier in the day, both Greece and Turkey seemed to be playing hardball and sticking to their known positions.Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias accused “some” of trying to “put the cart before the horse” while Turkish deputy prime minister and government spokesman, Numan Kurtulmus, said that without the Turkish Cypriot community being guaranteed, Turkey would not retreat on the issue of security and guarantees.During the morning meeting, all parties, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, and the guarantor powers Greece, Turkey and the UK presented their written proposals on the issue of security and guarantees.The guarantor powers then left the room and the two sides presented their papers on bi-communal issues. The process in Crans-Montana is running on two tracks.According to CNA, the Greek Cypriot side has submitted three documents; one on a solution mechanism, one on monitoring implementation of a new security system while the third relates to the remaining chapters. The leaders are due to meet prior to the main session.Kotzias however criticised those “who are in a hurry” to create impressions at the talks.In statements at the end of the morning Kotzias said some are in a hurry, either because they do not want negotiations to take place on the issue of security and guarantees or because they want to put a fait accompli in front of the prime ministers of the guarantor powers.“The Greek side insists, desires, wants and is pursuing and working for real results and a solution to the Cyprus issue. And it is with this criterion the Greek prime minister will decide to come when we have conveyed to him that we have reached the point where his presence is necessary and not because some are in a hurry and do not want to negotiate or hold negotiations on the treaties of guarantees and troops.“This negotiation needs to take place,” Kotzias added.He said that on Friday the sides had agreed they would discuss the two questions posed by UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide on the security system in Cyprus, which would be the prospects and what would happen with today’s (system). “We had said that we would examine the mechanism to implement the system as well as the issue of occupation troops,” he said.“We began with procedural issues and with a sense that we have to hurry for the PMs to come. We explained once more that substantive discussion must take place because we are on the sixth day of negotiations and the discussion has not started.”Kotzias repeated that the Greek side firmly believes that there cannot be intervention rights, the occupation troops must be withdrawn, a treaty of friendship for cooperation for states in the region should be drafted with Cyprus having a significant role, that there should be a treaty on the method and procedure for the withdrawal of troops while there is an extended proposal by the Cypriot side on the mechanism to implement what is agreed.Asked on which basis the issue of the presence of prime ministers was raised, Kotzias said that some want to “put the cart before the horse”.He was commenting on press reports in the Turkish media that if the negotiating process advances as planned this week, a framework agreement would be agreed in this case the prime ministers of Turkey and Greece would go to Crans Montana on Thursday or Friday.The picture of the day in Crans-Montana on Monday was the handshake between President Nicos Anastasiades and Cavusoglu.  Anastasiades was outside the building when Cavusoglu was leaving and while the latter got into his car, the president called him by his first name. Then Cavusoglu got out shook hands and they talked for a few minutes but not on political issues, reports said.Cavusoglu also had a working lunch with Akinci who commented to the press saying: “This is decision-week”.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? 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