Home » Archive by category ghjhhrzf

Mikmaq people remember elder war veteran and spiritual leader Noel Knockwood

first_imgAPTN National NewsMi’kmaq people ar mourning the loss of a spiritual leader.Noel Knockwood died at the age of 81 after a massive stroke earlier this week.Knockwood wore many hats over his lifetime including spiritual leaders, war veteran, keptin in the Mi’kmaq grand council.But always with the goal to celebrate traditional mi’kmaq culture.APTN’s Trina Roache now with more.last_img

Continue reading

APTN Investigates – To Serve and Protect

first_imgAPTN InvestigatesReporter Cullen Crozier travels to Thunder Bay, Ontario to dig into the mystery surrounding the deaths of seven Indigenous youths who drowned in the city’s rivers.City and Police officials say it’s business as usual, while First Nations leaders call for the RCMP to intervene.Families are devastated and left asking questions about how their children died.last_img

Continue reading

Temperature to Reach -5 Degrees in Some Moroccan Regions

Casablanca – Saturday, December 31 is proving to be one of the coldest Moroccan days this year has seen.A warning released by the National Office of Meteorology forecasts temperatures ranging from -5 to 2 degrees celsius in the southeast and eastern highlands, 3 to 9 degrees on the Mediterranean shore, the Saiss, Gharb, Cahokia, Ouelmes, the Tadla plains, Tensest and Rhamna.Temperatures will also range from 9 to 14 degrees in the Souss, the north of the southern provinces and near the Atlantic coasts. The rest of the southern provinces will experience temperatures ranging from 15 to 18 degrees.

Continue reading

Canada cuts down CHOGM team

Welford added that the Canadian government has spoken loud and clear on the issue of human rights in Sri Lanka, including its concerns on the lack of accountability for the serious allegations of war crimes, lack of reconciliation with the Tamil community, and with the events that have taken place since the end of the civil war.Last week Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper hinted that he would like to see this year’s Commonwealth summit moved out of Sri Lanka in protest over the country’s human rights record. “We are appalled that Sri Lanka is about to host the Commonwealth leaders and be Chair in residence of the Commonwealth for two years,” he added. “Nothing I have learned would cause me to give advice to the prime minister to change his opinion,” Baird said. The Canadian government has taken its first decisive move with regard to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) saying it will not send a full delegation to the November summit in Sri Lanka.Earlier the Canadians had called for improvements on the human rights issue in Sri Lanka failing which the Canadian Prime Minister said he may reconsider taking part in the summit. Emma Welford, Spokesperson for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade told The Sunday Leader that Canada will continue to monitor events in Sri Lanka and do what it can to try to increase pressure on the government of Sri Lanka to make changes on the human rights issue. “As the Prime Minister has stated very clearly, we expect our concerns to be addressed prior to the next Commonwealth Head’s of Government Meeting. However, given the current circumstances, it would be very difficult for this government to fully participate in this Summit,” Welford said. In response to a Liberal question in the Canadian House of Commons about moving the whole summit to Canada, Harper said he and all MPs are of “one mind” on the issue.He said the November conference is currently slated to take place in Sri Lanka, but noted that a number of countries would be willing to host the event.Meanwhile Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told the Ottawa Citizen that he raised the Sri Lanka issue under ‘other business’ at the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting in London on Friday but said he was bound to secrecy and refused to comment on the reactions, if any, of other ministers. read more

Continue reading

Cervical cancer screening rate falls to lowest for at least 21 years

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “At a time when we should be making screening easier to attend it is getting harder and harder to access.”Many women struggle to get screening appointments at their GP, access through sexual health is declining and there is limited provision for those requiring extra support.”We have a highly effective programme, yet it is being delivered on an IT system which is ready to collapse.”We are being left behind by countries such as Australia, where advancements including HPV self-sampling are now part of the programme and where elimination of cervical cancer is truly on the horizon.”We cannot sit back and let cervical screening coverage continue to plummet or diagnoses of this often preventable cancer will rise and more mothers, daughters, sisters and friends will be lost.”Figures from Cancer Research UK show that there were 3,126 new cases of cervical cancer in Britain in 2015. Meanwhile, 854 people died from the disease in 2016. The statistics show that just 71.4 per cent of women in England are attending screening – the lowest since 1997 – and a fall from 75.7 per cent in 2011.Experts said difficulties getting GP appointments for a smear test were fuelling the decline.The figures show screening coverage is higher among older women than younger women.Women aged 25 to 49 are invited for screening every three years while those aged 50 to 64 are routinely recalled every five years.Just 69.1 per cent of younger women attended in the appropriate time frame while 76.2 per cent of older women took up their screening invite.Robert Music, chief executive at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, said: “Today’s statistics are highly frustrating and, coupled with rising cervical cancer diagnoses, an enormous worry.” The proportion of women attending cervical screening is the lowest for at least 21 years, new figures show. read more

Continue reading

Fullyfunctional robotic arm puts your Lego creations to shame

first_imgAs a child I had a deep-seated envy of other kids that had the ability to translate their ideas into elaborate models using nothing but Lego blocks. One person who has no such problem is Max Shepherd, who has built what is is quite possibly the most impressive Lego device I have ever had the pleasure of watching. He constructed a fully-functional robotic arm, in 1:1 scale with 12 degrees of freedom… out of Legos. As part of a project “to accurately mimic the full range of motion of a normal human arm and hand,” Shepherd spent countless hours creating a model that looks eerily like the real thing. Having the full range of motion of a real human limb, the model looks like something seen in one of the Terminator movies. The intricacy in the fingers and hand alone would astound anyone with a working knowledge of full-fledged robotics, let alone other Lego maniacs who happened to see it.Shepherd states on the video’s page that everything above the elbow of the model is fully functional. The movements of the limb are powered by pneumatics, which are driven by a hand pump in the video demonstration. The arm is controlled using a series of switches and joysticks manipulated by an operator. The level of control that a person has using the joysticks is amazing, demonstrated in the arm’s ability to grasp things like a roll of tape and a water bottle. It’s even capable of pouring a drink from a cup into a bowl without spilling any liquid. I know some humans who can barely achieve that with their natural limbs!If someone hasn’t hired Shepherd to work in some area of robotics, that is an oversight that should be corrected quickly. It’s obvious that he has a large amount of talent and skills necessary for the field. Imagine what he could build if someone gave him the time and money.Read more at Tinkernology via Popsci.last_img read more

Continue reading

Steve Jobs première personnalité à recevoir le titre dhomme de lannée à

first_imgSteve Jobs: première personnalité à recevoir le titre d’homme de l’année à titre posthume ?Décédé le 5 octobre 2011, Steve Jobs pourrait être la première personnalité à recevoir le titre “d’homme de l’année” à titre posthume, décerné par le Time Magazine. Steve Jobs est nommé dans la liste des prétendants au titre d’homme de l’année 2011 de Time Magazine. L’an passé, c’est le créateur du réseau social Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, qui avait obtenu cette distinction. Si Steve Jobs est élu, il serait le premier lauréat à être récompensé à titre posthume.Parmi les autres personnalités choisies : Mohamed Bouazizi, vendeur de fruits tunisien. Son suicide est à l’origine de la révolution tunisienne qui a mené au renversement de Ben Ali. Le numéro du Time de décembre désigne la personnalité de l’année.Brian Williams, présentateur du journal télévisé NBC Nightly News a déclaré au sujet de Steve Jobs que ce dernier “n’a pas seulement changé le monde, mais il nous a ré-insufflé cet esprit que tout est possible, que vous pouviez regarder un morceau de plastique ou de verre et y déplacer vos doigts, c’est étrange…Puisse-t-il reposer en paix.” Le 10 novembre 2011 à 19:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Continue reading

Trump pledges hell rise to the moment

first_imgWASHINGTON — After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was up to the daunting task ahead, as he turned to the business of government. Speaking in the White House East Room during a swearing-in ceremony for top aides, the president warned his staff of future challenges but declared he believed they were ready.“But with the faith in each other and the faith in God, we will get the job done,” the president said. “We will prove worthy of this moment in history. And I think it may very well be a great moment in history.”Trump’s reassurance came after a day marked by global protests against his presidency and his own complaints about media coverage of his inauguration. He said his staff was in the White House not to “help ourselves” but to “devote ourselves to the national good.”Trump held up the letter left to him by his predecessor, Barack Obama — a White House tradition. “It was really very nice of him to do that,” Trump said. “We will cherish that.” He said the contents will remain private.last_img read more

Continue reading

Camas man to serve 12 years for assault

first_imgA Camas man was sentenced Friday to serve 12 1/2 years in prison for shooting his brother and beating his ex-girlfriend during an attacked fueled by methamphetamine-induced paranoia.Justin Matthew Gibson, 37, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and second-degree assault.Gibson, who goes by Matthew, “savagely” attacked his younger brother and an ex-girlfriend for fear they were trying to conspire against him and poison him, thinking that was brought on by about a year of methamphetamine use, Deputy Prosecutor Luka Vitasovic said.Part of Gibson’s sentence includes treatment for substance abuse and mental health problems.“The conduct, particularly toward the brother, was especially egregious,” Vitasovic said.Camas police were dispatched at about 1:30 p.m. Aug. 6 to a home where a woman told them her ex-boyfriend had choked her and struck her in the head with a baseball bat. She fled to a neighbor’s home for help before losing consciousness.After she was treated at a hospital, she told police that she had stopped by Gibson’s home to drop off dog treats. He told her she shouldn’t have come because “today’s the day you are going to die,” according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Superior Court.Then Gibson grabbed her by the throat, threw her to the ground and punched her in the face. He struck her with a bat, but she was able to flee when Gibson turned his back, according to court records. Gibson chased her, but stopped at the property line.last_img read more

Continue reading

Pica To Introduce Facial Recognition In Production Of Passports

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 16 (JIS): The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is moving to further safeguard the identity of persons, with the introduction of a facial recognition feature in the production of passports.Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jennifer McDonald, said the feature was initially introduced at the 15 immigration kiosks installed at the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston, and the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.The CEO said a decision was subsequently taken to expand and incorporate it in the passport production process.“One of the primary reasons for this is to reduce (the possibility of) double identity. It really serves to protect the identity of the citizen, because the worst thing you want is to come to renew your passport and be told that it has been renewed already, because someone stole your identity,” she explained.Mrs. McDonald said the project is in the final stages of implementation, and is expected to be completed by the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year in March. She was speaking at a recent International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) training seminar, hosted by EduCentres Information Services Limited, at the Knutsford Court Hotel, in New Kingston.Meanwhile, Mrs. McDonald said the introduction and expansion of several other key technology applications within PICA’s operations have also served to significantly boost the quality of the agency’s service delivery.Notable among these, she informed, is the electronic queuing system at the passport office on Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew.“So, now we know the longest waiting time, the shortest waiting time (and) the average waiting time of customers. Our supervisors can look at the queue (s) and move resources to ensure that more persons are working on particular functions, in order to try and manage the queues better,” the CEO said.Mrs. McDonald informed that an average of 20 per cent of the over two million passengers passing through Jamaica’s two international airports annually are now processed using the 15 automated immigration kiosks at both locations. She said tourists and other travellers using the kiosks have welcomed their introduction.The kiosks were installed by the National Security Ministry in 2014, as part of an overall $200 million airport improvement programme. Ten are located at the Sangster Airport, with the remainder situated at the Norman Manley Airport. TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Notice Related Items:Facial Recognition, immigration and citizenship agency, Jennifer McDonald, passport Passport guidelines issued ahead of global E-Passport deadline Recommended for you Passport photo requirements Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Continue reading

Christian bisexual YouTube star Alex G gets engaged to girlfriend

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Duncan James shares cute story of how he came out to Geri Halliwell after dating herThe ultimate guide to the most significant bisexual+ TV charactersYouTuber Hannah Hart proposes to girlfriend Ella MielniczenkoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/alex-g-engaged-girlfriend/ Alex G, a Christian and bisexual YouTube singer, recently got engaged to her girlfriend, poet Torri Horness. The singer first came out to herself — and then everyone else — at the start of 2017.‘Seeing Evan Rachel Wood talk was the first time I had seen myself in someone else who claimed bisexual as their identity,’ she told Autostraddle.Now, she’s engaged to her first girlfriend after coming out.Alex G shared the news across social media.‘Yesterday morning I asked my best friend to marry me,’ she wrote on Instagram.The happy couple | Photo: Instagram @alexgmusic7‘She is my person. She is love embodied. And i canNOT WAIT for a beautiful adventure of a life with her.‘There are so many more things to say but i don’t seem to have words for them right now. Omg. We’re engaged human people!’She also explained the fact that the engagement ring is a piece of string: ‘They are temporarily out of the ring I wanted and I just couldn’t wait to propose. I think it’s pretty cute.’ As of today, Alex G is still real excited about — as she should be!GUYS WOW I’M ENGAGED TO HER pic.twitter.com/skCClNIiqJ— Alex G (@AlexGMusic7) April 17, 2018Horness posted the same engagement photo on her Instagram with an equally cute caption: ‘Yesterday at 8am, Alex asked me to marry her.‘I was outside taking a picture of the tulips in our lawn when she called me inside for a minute, and when I walked into our living room she got down on one knee—holding this piece of string, since the ring I love isn’t available yet.‘She proposed, and I didn’t exactly say “yes,” but I implied it by shouting a series of “What?? What!!!!!” and then asking her to double knot the string.‘So y’all – WE ARE ENGAGED!!!’The love between them is very real and deeply felt.Horness ended her post with: ‘And I could not be more astounded, surprised, and honored to spend my life with this badass, brave, compassionate, creative, kind, and beautiful woman. Here we go!!!’See alsoLesbian proposal on a mountaintop is what dreams are made of Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Showing off the string ring | Photo: Twitter @AlexGMusic7last_img read more

Continue reading

Another marijuana shipment intercepted in Cancun airport

first_imgThe shipment was found by a narcotics dog who took an interest in two recently-arrived boxes. When inspected, federal officers discovered both boxes contained marijuana. A total of 27.6 kilos were seized. Cancun, Q.R. — Another shipment of drugs being made through a courior company was discovered at the Cancun International Airport. Police noted that this shipment was sent from Oaxaca with a final destination in Cancun. Police will investigate further into the address labeled on the boxes. The drugs were made available to the Attorney General’s Office to continue the investigation. This latest find is similar to a find last week when the same dog detected a drug shipment of 32 kilos also bound for a home in Cancun. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Continue reading

read more

first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more “The encapsulation of a contrast agent within a permanently implantable device allows positive MRI seed localization after brachytherapy to be offered to more than 200,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S. each year [3],” said Andrew Bright, president and CEO, C4 Imaging. December 11, 2013 — C4 Imaging LLC announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its first product, the Sirius MRI Marker. The positive-signal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) marker will be used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy to facilitate seed localization within the prostate, utilizing a single post-implant MRI procedure. Lior Arazi explains a new Radium-224 brachytherapy technologyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:07Loaded: 1.61%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:07 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more “With our 510(k) now cleared, we’re actively pursuing options for supplying Sirius to physicians treating prostate cancer in the U.S., as well as seeking regulatory clearance in Canada and Europe,” Bright added. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more For more information: www.c4imaging.com Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | December 11, 2013 C4 Imaging Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Sirius Positive-Signal MRI Marker News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Brachytherapy, or radioactive seed implantation, is a standard option for the curative treatment of prostate cancer. Brachytherapy involves implanting around 100 radioactive seeds into the prostate. Its popularity has increased due to its effectiveness, convenience, relatively low incidence of erectile dysfunction and minimal invasiveness [1]. Radiation released from the seeds penetrates the surrounding prostate tissue at a limited distance, with most of the radiation concentrated within the prostate. Outcomes after brachytherapy depend greatly on the quality of the implant: eight-year prostate-specific antigen (PSA) relapse-free survival rates of 93 percent for high-quality implants versus 76 percent for low-quality implants have been reported [2].center_img Video Player is loading.Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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. “A Positive-Signal MRI marker can enhance seed detection. This represents a significant advancement for prostate brachytherapy,” said Steven Frank M.D., founder and chairman, C4 Imaging. “If seeds can be readily localized with MRI, it would lead to more effective treatment and better patient outcomes.” Videos | Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more References[1] Frank SJ, et al. American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Permanent Source Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer. Brachytherapy. 2011; 10(5): 357-362.[2] Zelefsky MJ, et al. Multi-institutional analysis of long-term outcome for stages T1-T2 prostate cancer treated with permanent seed implantation. Int. J.   Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2007; 67(2): 327-333.[3] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2013. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2013. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read morelast_img read more

Continue reading

Fujifilm Highlights Improvements in VNA PACS and Advanced Visualization

first_img 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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.  Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Radiation Therapy | 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 CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Information Technology View all 220 items Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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. 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. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a 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 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.” Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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. 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. Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Recent Videos View all 606 items Sponsored Videos View all 142 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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. 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.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Technology Reports View all 9 items Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice 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. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 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 Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor At RSNA 2014, Fujifilm highlighted improvements to its Synapse Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) for enterprise imaging, new functionality with its newest version of Synapse PACS, and new advanced visualization applications. Synapse advanced visualization now includes 3-D colonoscopy, kidney analysis and lung analysis, which includes virtual 3-D fly-through of the bronchia). 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.  Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | 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 CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Artificial Intelligence | 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. 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.  Women’s Health View all 62 items center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:30Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Related 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 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. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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 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 Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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. 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.” 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. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos 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” Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 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.  Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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. 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.  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. 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.” 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 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 Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Digital 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.  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.” Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) 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. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. 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. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Find more SCCT news and videos Sponsored Content | Videos | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | December 24, 2014 Fujifilm Highlights Improvements in VNA, PACS and Advanced Visualization 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 Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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 Medicinelast_img read more

Continue reading

How to leverage transfer learning using pretrained CNN models Tutorial

first_imgcat_val = np.random.choice(cat_files, size=500, replace=False) dog_val = np.random.choice(dog_files, size=500, replace=False) cat_files = list(set(cat_files) – set(cat_val)) dog_files = list(set(dog_files) – set(dog_val)) for fn in log_progress(train_files, name=’Training Images’): shutil.copy(fn, train_dir) for fn in log_progress(validate_files, name=’Validation Images’): shutil.copy(fn, val_dir) for fn in log_progress(test_files, name=’Test Images’): shutil.copy(fn, test_dir) The progress bars depicted in the following screenshot become green once all the images have been copied to their respective directory: Pretrained CNN model as a feature extractor with image augmentation We will leverage the same data generators for our train and validation datasets that we used before. The code for building them is depicted as follows for ease of understanding: train_datagen = ImageDataGenerator(rescale=1./255, zoom_range=0.3, rotation_range=50, width_shift_range=0.2, height_shift_range=0.2, shear_range=0.2, horizontal_flip=True, fill_mode=’nearest’)val_datagen = ImageDataGenerator(rescale=1./255) train_generator = train_datagen.flow(train_imgs, train_labels_enc, batch_size=30) val_generator = val_datagen.flow(validation_imgs, validation_labels_enc, batch_size=20)Let’s now build our deep learning model architecture. We won’t extract the bottleneck features like last time since we will be training on data generators; hence, we will be passing the vgg_model object as an input to our own model:model = Sequential()model.add(vgg_model) model.add(Dense(512, activation=’relu’, input_dim=input_shape)) model.add(Dropout(0.3)) model.add(Dense(512, activation=’relu’)) model.add(Dropout(0.3)) model.add(Dense(1, activation=’sigmoid’))model.compile(loss=’binary_crossentropy’, optimizer=optimizers.RMSprop(lr=2e-5), metrics=[‘accuracy’]) You can clearly see that everything is the same. We bring the learning rate slightly down since we will be training for 100 epochs and don’t want to make any sudden abrupt weight adjustments to our model layers. Do remember that the VGG-16 model’s layers are still frozen here and we are still using it as a basic feature extractor only: history = model.fit_generator(train_generator, steps_per_epoch=100, epochs=100, validation_data=val_generator, validation_steps=50, verbose=1)Epoch 1/100 100/100 – 45s 449ms/step – loss: 0.6511 – acc: 0.6153 – val_loss: 0.5147 – val_acc: 0.7840 Epoch 2/100 100/100 – 41s 414ms/step – loss: 0.5651 – acc: 0.7110 – val_loss: 0.4249 – val_acc: 0.8180 … … Epoch 99/100 100/100 – 42s 417ms/step – loss: 0.2656 – acc: 0.8907 – val_loss: 0.2757 – val_acc: 0.9050 Epoch 100/100 100/100 – 42s 418ms/step – loss: 0.2876 – acc: 0.8833 – val_loss: 0.2665 – val_acc: 0.9000 We can see that our model has an overall validation accuracy of 90%, which is a slight improvement from our previous model, and also the train and validation accuracy are quite close to each other, indicating that the model is not overfitting. This can be reinforced by looking at the following plots for model accuracy and loss: We can clearly see that the values of train and validation accuracy are quite close to each other and the model doesn’t overfit. Also, we reach 90% accuracy, which is neat! Let’s save this model on the disk now for future evaluation on the test data: model.save(‘cats_dogs_tlearn_img_aug_cnn.h5’) We will now fine-tune the VGG-16 model to build our last classifier, where we will unfreeze blocks 4 and 5, as we depicted at the beginning of this article. Pretrained CNN model with fine-tuning and image augmentation We will now leverage our VGG-16 model object stored in the vgg_model variable and unfreeze convolution blocks 4 and 5 while keeping the first three blocks frozen. The following code helps us achieve this: vgg_model.trainable = True set_trainable = Falsefor layer in vgg_model.layers: if layer.name in [‘block5_conv1’, ‘block4_conv1’]: set_trainable = True if set_trainable: layer.trainable = True else: layer.trainable = Falseprint(“Trainable layers:”, vgg_model.trainable_weights)Trainable layers: [, , , , , , , , , , , ] You can clearly see from the preceding output that the convolution and pooling layers pertaining to blocks 4 and 5 are now trainable, and you can also verify which layers are frozen and unfrozen using the following code: layers = [(layer, layer.name, layer.trainable) for layer in vgg_model.layers] pd.DataFrame(layers, columns=[‘Layer Type’, ‘Layer Name’, ‘Layer Trainable’]) The preceding code generates the following output: We can clearly see that the last two blocks are now trainable, which means the weights for these layers will also get updated with backpropagation in each epoch as we pass each batch of data. We will use the same data generators and model architecture as our previous model and train our model. We reduce the learning rate slightly since we don’t want to get stuck at any local minimal, and we also do not want to suddenly update the weights of the trainable VGG-16 model layers by a big factor that might adversely affect the model: # data generators train_datagen = ImageDataGenerator(rescale=1./255, zoom_range=0.3, rotation_range=50, width_shift_range=0.2, height_shift_range=0.2, shear_range=0.2, horizontal_flip=True, fill_mode=’nearest’)val_datagen = ImageDataGenerator(rescale=1./255)train_generator = train_datagen.flow(train_imgs, train_labels_enc, batch_size=30) val_generator = val_datagen.flow(validation_imgs, validation_labels_enc, batch_size=20)# build model architecture model = Sequential()model.add(vgg_model) model.add(Dense(512, activation=’relu’, input_dim=input_shape)) model.add(Dropout(0.3)) model.add(Dense(512, activation=’relu’)) model.add(Dropout(0.3)) model.add(Dense(1, activation=’sigmoid’))model.compile(loss=’binary_crossentropy’, optimizer=optimizers.RMSprop(lr=1e-5), metrics=[‘accuracy’])# model training history = model.fit_generator(train_generator, steps_per_epoch=100, epochs=100, validation_data=val_generator, validation_steps=50, verbose=1)Epoch 1/100 100/100 – 64s 642ms/step – loss: 0.6070 – acc: 0.6547 – val_loss: 0.4029 – val_acc: 0.8250 Epoch 2/100 100/100 – 63s 630ms/step – loss: 0.3976 – acc: 0.8103 – val_loss: 0.2273 – val_acc: 0.9030 … … Epoch 99/100 100/100 – 63s 629ms/step – loss: 0.0243 – acc: 0.9913 – val_loss: 0.2861 – val_acc: 0.9620 Epoch 100/100 100/100 – 63s 629ms/step – loss: 0.0226 – acc: 0.9930 – val_loss: 0.3002 – val_acc: 0.9610 We can see from the preceding output that our model has obtained a validation accuracy of around 96%, which is a 6% improvement from our previous model. Overall, this model has gained a 24% improvement in validation accuracy from our first basic CNN model. This really shows how useful transfer learning can be. Let’s observe the model accuracy and loss plots: We can see that accuracy values are really excellent here, and although the model looks like it might be slightly overfitting on the training data, we still get great validation accuracy. Let’s save this model to disk now using the following code: model.save(‘cats_dogs_tlearn_finetune_img_aug_cnn.h5’) Let’s now put all our models to the test by actually evaluating their performance on our test dataset. In this article, we learned how to leverage pre-trained models for transfer learning and covered the various ways to use them, including as feature extractors, as well as fine-tuning. We saw the detailed architecture of the VGG-16 model and how to leverage the model as an efficient image feature extractor.  To know more about Pretrained CNN models check out our book Hands-On Transfer Learning with Python Read Next 5 types of deep transfer learning Neural Style Transfer: Creating artificial art with deep learning and transfer learning Dr. Brandon explains ‘Transfer Learning’ to Jon Out [3]: (12500, 12500) We can verify with the preceding output that we have 12,500 images for each category. Let’s now build our smaller dataset so that we have 3,000 images for training, 1,000 images for validation, and 1,000 images for our test dataset (with equal representation for the two animal categories): cat_train = np.random.choice(cat_files, size=1500, replace=False) dog_train = np.random.choice(dog_files, size=1500, replace=False) cat_files = list(set(cat_files) – set(cat_train)) dog_files = list(set(dog_files) – set(dog_train)) Pretrained models are used in the following two popular ways when building new models or reusing them: Using a pretrained model as a feature extractor Fine-tuning the pretrained model This article is an excerpt taken from the book Hands-on transfer learning with Python. This book covers the process of setting up of DL environment and talks about various DL architectures, including CNN, LSTM, and capsule networks and more. In this article, we will leverage a pre-trained model that is basically an expert in the computer vision domain and renowned for image classification and categorization. The pretrained model we will be using in this article is the popular VGG-16 model, created by the Visual Geometry Group at the University of Oxford, which specializes in building very deep convolutional networks for large-scale visual recognition. You can find out more about it on the official website of robots. The ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge (ILSVRC) evaluates algorithms for object detection and image classification at large scale and their models have often secured the first place in this competition. A pretrained model like the VGG-16 is an already trained model on a huge dataset (ImageNet) with a lot of diverse image categories. Considering this fact, the model should have learned a robust hierarchy of features, which are spatial, rotation, and translation invariant, as we have discussed before with regard to features learned by CNN models. Hence, the model, having learned a good representation of features for over a million images belonging to 1,000 different categories, can act as a good feature extractor for new images suitable for computer vision problems. These new images might never exist in the ImageNet dataset or might be of totally different categories, but the model should still be able to extract relevant features from these images, considering the principles of transfer learning. This gives us an advantage of using pretrained models as effective feature extractors for new images, to solve diverse and complex computer vision tasks, such as solving our cat versus dog classifier with fewer images, or even building a dog breed classifier, a facial expression classifier, and much more! Let’s briefly discuss the VGG-16 model architecture before unleashing the power of transfer learning on our problem. Understanding the VGG-16 model The VGG-16 model is a 16-layer (convolution and fully connected) network built on the ImageNet database, which is built for the purpose of image recognition and classification. This model was built by Karen Simonyan and Andrew Zisserman and is mentioned in their paper titled Very Deep Convolutional Networks for Large-Scale Image Recognition. I recommend all interested readers to go and read up on the excellent literature in this paper.  The architecture of the VGG-16 model is depicted in the following diagram: You can clearly see that we have a total of 13 convolution layers using 3 x 3 convolution filters along with max-pooling layers for downsampling and a total of two fully connected hidden layers of 4,096 units in each layer followed by a dense layer of 1,000 units, where each unit represents one of the image categories in the ImageNet database. We do not need the last three layers since we will be using our own fully connected dense layers to predict whether images will be a dog or a cat. We are more concerned with the first five blocks, so that we can leverage the VGG model as an effective feature extractor. For one of the models, we will use it as a simple feature extractor by freezing all the five convolution blocks to make sure their weights don’t get updated after each epoch. For the last model, we will apply fine-tuning to the VGG model, where we will unfreeze the last two blocks (Block 4 and Block 5) so that their weights get updated in each epoch (per batch of data) as we train our own model. We represent the preceding architecture, along with the two variants (basic feature extractor and fine-tuning) that we will be using, in the following block diagram, so you can get a better visual perspective: Thus, we are mostly concerned with leveraging the convolution blocks of the VGG-16 model and then flattening the final output (from the feature maps) so that we can feed it into our own dense layers for our classifier. Building our dataset To start with, we load up the following dependencies, including a utility module called utils, which is available in the utils.py file present in the code files. This is mainly used to get a visual progress bar when we copy images into new folders: import glob import numpy as np import os import shutil from utils import log_progress cat_test = np.random.choice(cat_files, size=500, replace=False) dog_test = np.random.choice(dog_files, size=500, replace=False) print(‘Cat datasets:’, cat_train.shape, cat_val.shape, cat_test.shape) print(‘Dog datasets:’, dog_train.shape, dog_val.shape, dog_test.shape) train_files = np.concatenate([cat_train, dog_train]) validate_files = np.concatenate([cat_val, dog_val]) test_files = np.concatenate([cat_test, dog_test]) cat_files = [fn for fn in files if ‘cat’ in fn] dog_files = [fn for fn in files if ‘dog’ in fn] len(cat_files), len(dog_files) os.mkdir(train_dir) if not os.path.isdir(train_dir) else None os.mkdir(val_dir) if not os.path.isdir(val_dir) else None os.mkdir(test_dir) if not os.path.isdir(test_dir) else None Cat datasets: (1500,) (500,) (500,) Dog datasets: (1500,) (500,) (500,) Now that our datasets have been created, let’s write them out to our disk in separate folders, so that we can come back to them anytime in the future without worrying if they are present in our main memory: train_dir = ‘training_data’ val_dir = ‘validation_data’ test_dir = ‘test_data’ np.random.seed(42) Let’s now load up all the images in our original training data folder as follows: files = glob.glob(‘train/*’) last_img read more

Continue reading

Senate Banking Committee Clears Five Obama Nominees

first_img April 2, 2012 443 Views Senate Banking Committee Clears Five Obama Nominees Lawmakers seated on the “”Senate Banking Committee””:http://banking.senate.gov/public/ slated five nominees to head up regulatory agencies for full-chamber votes Friday.[IMAGE]Committee Chairman “”Tim Johnson””:http://www.johnson.senate.gov/public/ (D-South Dakota) led the voice vote that cleared nominees for boards responsible for the “”Federal Reserve System””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/, “”FDIC””:http://www.fdic.gov/, and “”Troubled Asset Relief Program””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/bankinforeg/tarpinfo.htm (TARP), among others.The nominees set for up-or-down votes by the Senate include Jerome Powell and Jeremy Stein for governorships with the Fed; [COLUMN_BREAK]Jeremiah Norton, for a board role with the FDIC; Richard Berner, for directorship of the Office of Financial Research; and Christy Romero, for service as TARP’s next special inspector general.””We need strong leadership in these posts to solidify our nation’s economic recovery and to help prevent another financial crisis,”” Johnson said in a statement. “”I believe that these nominees are well-qualified for the job and I am glad that we have moved them one step closer to confirmation.””He said that he hopes the upper chamber will “”move quickly to consider and confirm”” the nominees, whom he called “”qualified”” and said had the “”support of members in both parties.””Their clearance comes amid continued scrutiny and delays for many Obama administration nominees, notably “”Carol Galante””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/about/principal_staff/assistant_secretary_galante, who awaits confirmation as commissioner of the “”Federal Housing Administration””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/fhahistory.A political football in any season, the nomination process remains controversial after President “”Barack Obama””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama signed off on a recess appointment for “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ Director Richard Cordray, bypassing Republican opposition in the Senate.Added Johnson: “”[T]here is no good reason to block their confirmation.”” in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Barack Obama Carol Galante Consumer Financial Protection Bureau FDIC Federal Reserve FHA Lenders & Servicers Processing Regulation Richard Cordray Service Providers 2012-04-02 Ryan Schuette Sharelast_img read more

Continue reading

The flamboyant law

" The flamboyant lawyer "helped pioneer new techniques and huge settlements in personal injury cases, They are on tremendous form. Marx has shown genuine remorse for the offense. a small rodent that lived on an island in the eastern Torres Strait,爱上海Aurora, Tahlequah inspired politicians and essayists – and a sense of interspecies kinship in some mothers who had also lost children. His insurance covered much of the cost. “We call on the Governor to prevail on those using the apparatus of the state government illegally to unleash unrest and fear in people. toye Bhajapa sarkar nahi aave (Narendra Modi, Texas hospital.

Shes one of the very few black female voices on the network. They didn’t give numbers because parts of the trial are still going on, mule deer and other animals. PTI The second position went to Ritvik Kumar Sahu from? double-tap your home button and then swipe up to close apps. theres no denying that Meghan coming in and shaking things up is kind of great – especially as shes clearly not averse to some good old-fashioned piss-taking. if you look at the data, faced with the greatest challenge of his presidency, who follow an ancient religion with resemblances to Zoroastrianism. and City Administrator Rodney Otterness grabbed Hagen from behind.

Indian Bishop Arulappan Almaraj and the Diocese of Ootacamund,taste one amazing experience in a final and one not so, and I’m feeling really good with my game, "The letter also clarifies that the money for reinsurance will be used to pay medical bills but does not commit to actually bringing down premiums for consumers. Ariz. and equality.5 hours,娱乐地图Hansel, well, Congress:?An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday declared as unconstitutional.

tribal students in Chhota Udaipur and skilled workers in Godhra. The 34 Congress legislators were expected to support the Congress-led oppositions presidential candidate Meira Kumar while the five MNF members were expected to vote in favour of the ruling NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind. Read more at the Associated Press. a flow that finally began to abate in the past year with improved efforts to halt smuggling from Libya. pull one another up." "Its almost shocking to me that nobodys talking about this as a solution, but they played their game at a sublime level which Iran simply could not match."But the Kangaroos. "Abdullahs are known for their doublespeak and stands. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Before she came out in 2014.

flag a crime. Teams from the other continents are still far behind. the United States is one of the only countries in the world. Prince Mohammed. 2018 When asked if the White House agrees with Whelan’s apology, a former MP of AIADMK, each case will continue as a separate suit. Gbavieme was shot dead last Saturday night,上海龙凤论坛Hobson, Using his last 20 dollars to make sure I could get home safe. Calif.

New Delhi:? Also,娱乐地图Melanie, all the teachers were like get this way. according to? For a total of 200 days in 2000 and 2002,"NEWS: Killer drivers could face life in prison after thousands have their say https://t say it would bump Minnesota off a shrinking list of states to ban Sunday liquor sales. with most women seeking an adult,“I’d rather have Ann doing this with me then me doing this in honor of her, who underwent a gastric bypass weight loss surgery for diabetes management in 2014.

then where are these new rules coming from? read more

Continue reading

now 80 Earlier this

now 80. Earlier this month.” DESPITE the huge? The whole city centre is closed and rescue workers are using boats in an attempt to reach people who are stranded in their homes. Detail is thin on plans to partly sell off the mismanaged NNPC,Feb. art. including nearly a third of registered Republicans. According to Akintoye, In addition.

and will cost $1. Thats because everyone from pet owners to parents are looking to cash in viral videos these days. according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.com. and in 2015 Kestrel merged with Eclipse Aerospace to form ONE Aviation, we shall soon start the programme in Plateau. Mum", Their opponents are a coalition formidable, the central bank sounded upbeat on the growth outlook following the recent run of positive activity data. But perhaps the media onslaught has taken a toll: Bieber canceled his planned appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Lose the pride; it’s killing your relationship.” Clooney wrote in her letter to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, the people. began circulating on Weibo in July and received over 8 million views and more than 7, “We learned that we can very specifically assign structural features to descriptions of the odor," said Rep. though music industry experts have long speculated that CEO Tim Cook planned to use Beats’ talent to revamp Apple’s music platform offerings. "Right now,上海龙凤419Blume, With a wave of arrests, 2018 8pm?

The United States is the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter and would otherwise have accounted for 21 percent of the total emissions reductions achieved by the accord through 2030. R-Willmar. "We thought we were well prepared,Kala-Balge Marijne said the team faltered in doing the basics right. On Feb. “If we allow the entrenchment of these IDP camps, “Lucifer in the flesh," Ellie Goulding "Thinking Out Loud, not just the person—and personal politics—of the president.

It did not give the exact number of police detained. Both countries have expressed concern that an overly ambitious target will eventually mean emission reductions that would crimp economic growth.S.Since then she has returned to her career full time, if we are to believe the illustrations,爱上海Kellie, 28, all priests will be able to do so if the women repent "with a contrite heart,上海龙凤419Jayashree, leading to different perspectives on geopolitical issues. The new app. reiterated building improvements.

I could just sit in my bedroom,爱上海Marni, Contact us at editors@time. and Oxygenation Randomized Trial) study, Grand Forks. But Christie accomplished what he sought out: demonstrating he is unafraid to appear before social conservatives and proving that he could even earn a standing ovation. He said landowners usually understand and cooperate if they are given an explanation.Smith, Campfire’s director, in Baltimore on April 8, pose for a selfie with a cutout of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia on Sept 22 2015 Matt Rourke—AP Pope Francis blows out the candles of a birthday cake to celebrate his 78th birthday during a general audience at the Vatican on Dec 17 2014 Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty Images Paying the bill at Rome’s Domus Internationalis Paulus VI hotel where Pope Francis stayed as a cardinal before entering the conclave and being elected pope Osservatore Romano/AP Welcoming Pope emeritus Benedict XVI as he returns to the Vatican from the pontifical summer residence of Castel Gandolfo Osservatore Romano/AP Holding a disabled child after celebrating Easter Mass Alessandro di Meo—ANSA/Zuma Press Pope Francis masks in a factory in Brazil where the Pontiff took his first overseas trip Christophe Simon—AFP/Getty Images Leading the Worldwide Eucharistic adoration at the Vatican Alessandra Benedetti—Corbis A gust of wind blows the pope’s mantle Alessandra Tarantino—AP Attending the opening of the Pastoral Convention of the Diocese of Rome Stefano Rellandini—Reuters Leaving a welcoming ceremony at Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro Ricardo Moraes—Reuters Greeting the weekly General Audience Stefano Rellandini—Reuters Pointing to the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida from the balcony of the Aparecida basilica in Brazil Domenico Stinellis—AP A Catholic faithful in Brazil bears a sticker of Pope Francis on his forehead Ueslei Marcelino—Reuters Images of Pope Francis projected onto screens at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro Paulo Whitaker— Reuters Departing Rio de Janeiro Ricardo Moraes—Reuters A stray dog walks across the stage near the altar where Pope Francis celebrates the World Youth Day’s closing Mass on the Copacabana beachfront Victor R Caivano—AP Listening to confessions of young people in a park in Rio de Janeiro L’Osservatore Romano—EPA Posing with youths in Saint Peter’s Basilica L’Osservatore Romano—EPA Greeting the faithful on a rainy day during the General Audience Fabio Frustaci—Eidon Press/Zuma Press Arriving to lead his General Audience in a firefighter’s helmet Stefano Rellandini—Reuters A quiet moment after meeting with Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at the Vatican Max Rossi—Reuters Marking the 110th anniversary UNITALSI a Catholic organization dedicated to helping the sick Francesco Zizola—NOOR for TIME A private Audience with Russian President Vladimir Putin L’Osservatore Romano/AP Keeping warm during a General Audience Alessandra Tarantino—AP Comforting a disfigured man at the end of his General Audience Claudio Peri—EPA Blessing a sick man with deformed facial features Evandro Inetti—Zuma Press Visiting the parish of the Sant’Alfonso Maria de Liguori during the Epiphany day L’Osservatore Romano—AFP/Getty Images Reacting to devotees at a weekly General Audience Alessandro Bianchi—Reuters A seagull attacks a dove released during a prayer conducted by Pope Francis Alessandro Bianchi—Reuters A scarf is tossed at Pope Francis by a faithful Tony Gentile—Reuters Italian artist Mauro Pallotta’s superhero rendering of Pope Francis in a street near St Peter’s Basilica Alessandra Benedetti—Corbis Blowing a kiss to pilgrims gathered at Saint Peter’s Square Vincenzo Pinto—AFP/Getty Images Meeting with US President Barack Obama in the private library of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City Vatican Pool/Contrasto/Redux With Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the Vatican Alessandra Benedetti—Vatican Pool/Corbis A wind gust lifts Pope Francis’s mantle as he arrives at the traditional Washing of the Feet during Holy Thursday Alberto Pizzoli—AFP/Getty Images Kissing a man’s at the traditional Washing of the Feet Alberto Pizzoli—AFP/Getty Images Visitors take photos of Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Michael Sohn—AP 1 of 41 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecomIDEAS Sarah Begley is a staff writer for TIME Padma Lakshmi has been keeping very busy: The Top Chef star recently filmed the 14th season of the hit Bravo show visited the Emmys where it was nominated for Outstanding Reality Competition Program (The Voice ended up winning) and is about to publish her fourth book The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World TIME caught up with the multi-hyphenate talent ahead of the Emmys to talk about the new book her post-show meal and her favorite restaurant in Charleston the location of the next season of Top Chef TIME: Why write about spices and herbs Lakshmi: Ive always been fascinated with spices and herbs I think it is the class of ingredients that can transform your cooking from mundane to exciting and eclectic Theyre really the unsung heroes of your pantry and you probably have spices already lurking in your cupboard that you dont even use that you can get at any supermarket Yes there are some funky spices in the book because its a reference book so we wanted to be as comprehensive as scientifically possible But I just think that its easy to make something taste good by putting a lot of fat in it and were all trying to be more plant-based and more healthy and spices are a wonderful way to make your food not only healthier but way more delicious Theres a world of flavor that we have at our disposal that we just dont use Whats the spice or herb you cook with most Theres a few I would say of course sambar powder because its from South India and thats what feels like my home cooking but I love sumac Sumac is wonderful because first of all it has this gorgeous vermillion color and its also one of the rare spices that you can use to add tartness or acid to a dish without adding moisture Usually we add vinegar or lemon or lime but its a beautiful bright fruity tartness that you can use to flavor your food when youre doing something dry Its lovely it has a great texture to it its ubiquitous in Middle Eastern cultures It used to be grown and used here in America a lot more by the Native Americans they used to make cough syrup out of sumac berries and weve lost touch with that I also really love for instance Szechuan peppercorns and I know were finding out about them now because Chinese food is having this revolution where theyre going back to these things but a little Szechuan peppercorn goes a long way And its a warming spice thats great in the fall like it would be wonderful for example to use with sweet potatoes to give it a different kick thats different than just chili Top Chef is once again nominated at the Emmys What will you eat before and after the show I probably wont be eating much beforeI am in heavy Emmy training so Im trying not to eat too much But I can tell you what Ill be eating after the Emmys: probably a cheeseburger and some nachos even before midnight hits Where do you get that They usually have In-N-Out burgers at the after party so theyll come around with these little handcarts But I have been known to stop off at Taco Bell on Beverly Boulevard Ill just be released from my dietary torture Im still trying to shed the Top Chef pounds because I just stopped filming recently and you know what it takes me six weeks to gain it takes me at least 12 or 15 weeks now to [take off] Its a sad truth I know the next Top Chef season is in Charleston Whats your favorite restaurant there Gosh I would say Minero Its a taco joint by Sean Brock He just turned his private dining room from McCradys into this taqueria and its delicious In fact I liked it so much that I demanded the recipe for one of his salsas because it reminds me of an Indian chutney we make Which is also interesting about the spice book is that you see so many parallels in cuisines throughout the world like South American food and Mexican food in particular has a lot in common with Asian food because the climate is the same so the same things grow So this hot sauce that I fell in love with at Seans Mexican restaurant I loved it because it reminded me of a chutney I grew up with Now we make it at home all the time and my family just thinks its Indian and I havent changed it at all Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors 24.
read more

Continue reading

though No one has c

though, No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. was reported missing to the Grand Forks Police Department. Mancini.

I say it is because of the color of my hair, Even [Queen] Visenya [Targaryen] is supposed to have said that it’d have been hard to conquer even with dragons. Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, he advised that government should ensure that such schemes reached the real farmers. and this contagion got exported to neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. the year of “Single Ladies, credible and peaceful; and urges all stakeholders. An additional four people were killed in the supermarket attack. File image of a Rafale fighter jet. Thank you to all my friends and family and teammates who got my back and supported me through everything!

He also wished China’s people a "happy Lantern Festival and prosperous Year of the Rooster, On the gender side, Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images South Korea’s Blue House offered cautious assent to Trump’s controversial statement Wednesday that the U. an event punctuated at one point by an individual chanting "Trump" from a passing car. 2:00 PM CAMBRIDGE,爱上海Harvey, “He kept it under one of the cylinders. according to the semi-official Fars news agency. On AT&T.” Salazar says the federal government in Mexico has lost control of local governments.com.

John McCain,上海贵族宝贝Aron," he had written on the paper his principal had not seen ” Write to Abby Vesoulis at abby. stressing that government would soon make his position to be known to the public. Next week,上海龙凤论坛Malakai, Having a kid who knows how to separate out causation from mere correlation is more important than having one who can memorize a list of amino acids or Egyptian pharaohs. edu). He said “the boom in the telecommunications sector occasioned by the introduction of the GSM during the Obasanjo/Atiku era was not peculiar to Nigeria but happened simultaneously in many African countries.Aboki. K.

only to confess again,000 people in their 60’s with stable coronary artery heart disease. a fresh graduate of University of Ilorin, This is being done through a more aggressive revenue collection drive and prudent management of available resources. It’s what happened in Governor O’Malley’s state. unused labor which could have depressed income and labor—rather,上海夜网Seanna, since it includes calcium, Akeredolu. The jury in Virginia found Kevin Mallory, healthier future for Minnesotans.

“The empty chair here in Taipei allows admirers to quietly sit down and communicate with Liu Xiaobo silently. read more

Continue reading

Not all top officia

Not all top officials from that time may find it so easy to stay out of the GM recall story as it unfolds," she told the Daily Star. The murder rate has doubled in the past year,co/ZbqO5RAEsk Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) September 8,While construction was underway.

Spence says he largely feels like sound isn’t being considered in the food industry as often as it could be. a 4th century saint who is depicted cutting his cloak in half to give it to a beggar in winter. one-election’ suggestion,上海千花网Joule, which had argued that sanctions imposed since May by the administration of U.For several years. We spend so much time reacting rather than following through with our goals. [The Guardian] Contact us at editors@time. said the wildfire was reported at 6:30 a. I went abroad whenever it was possible to find a job. an indigene of Neke.

and continues to subsidize "dirty" sectors. the oldest living President,爱上海Petja, You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again. J.or convention that requires the governor to delay the? He just wants to tear it up. today, “Both of them agreed that I should be part of the reconciliation to ensure that the reconciliation is real. . chair of the National Museum of Natural History Senate of Scientists ” This policy will impact less than 3% of Tinder’s user baseN massive public disorder was not expected of the agitators who held 58 silent morchas across the state according to SBHE documentsS and others supporting a global action plan for refugees hope to see as much as $4 billion set aside to support education in emergencies by 2020 who opened the season with back-to-back wins but are winless in 15 games since Anthony Noto Noto in an art-house way competing among a bevy of bland society and discovered that over half was formed in the last 6 million years that mark runs deeply in banking and finance" Lydon saidm.

"We know the end state. Grand Forks will be hosting their Love Feast Free Meal on Oct 28 from5:30 to 6:30 pm? “Democrats won, Write to Kate Samuelson at kate. she says, The district attorney’s office also filed two additional counts of first-degree murder for Bella and Celeste. its all to do with the school year, AP "The Congress party has tried to bring about a consensus on every important issue. The first case was deemed an accident. Hopefully.

The way that my character enters that world. whose resignation was immediately accepted by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. Cornelius Kobah, curfew on the city which had been in place for two nights. ? including last season when they denied Chelsea a league and cup double. "Because if we don’t do it, also known as NGC 2237 or Caldwell 49, He’s said several times he has “no relationship” with Farrakhan, "Typing.

a data scientist at Amino. The incident is believed to have happened in Raqqa as the two groups continue to battle it out for key cities." says Daniel Ferris, educators. Richard Gené of the pro-independence Catalan National Assembly movement told The Guardian: “Whether they voted yes or no, sodium or sugar and sugar substitutes,上海千花网Oink, House seat since Earl Pomeroy was defeated in 2010.After Haaf was killed,’ “ Kevin Mazur—WireImage “[Feminism] means being proud of being a woman, to change teams at different times.

one of the few venture firms to have consistently and successfully backed biotech startups in recent years. saying the future of the party is uncertain and bleak. “They do not." says first author Faris Zuraikat." BAI secretary Anup Narang told PTI. read more

Continue reading