It looks as if Microsoft Paint is not going anywhere anytime soon

first_imgIt looks as if Microsoft Paint is not going anywhere anytime soon by Martin Brinkmann on April 23, 2019 in Windows – Last Update: April 23, 2019 – 20 commentsMicrosoft Paint, the decades-old basic image editor of the Windows operating system won’t go anywhere, anytime soon it appears.Microsoft listed Microsoft Paint, abbreviated as MS Paint, as deprecated in the Fall Creators Update. Deprecated means that Microsoft would not assign any more development resources to Microsoft Paint but that it would still remain a part of the operating system for the foreseeable future.Deprecated features are removed eventually, however. Microsoft created Paint 3D, a modern interpretation of Microsoft Paint for Windows 10 and included it in the operating system. The company’s idea was that users should migrate from Microsoft Paint to Paint 3D, as it was in active development.We compared classic Paint to Paint 3D back in 2016 and concluded that Paint 3D was not a 1:1 replacement for Paint. Especially users who loved the speed of the classic Paint would not feel at home in Paint 3D. Paint 3D did offer some features that classic Paint does not, though.Some developers created remakes of Microsoft Paint, like the web-based JSPaint which runs in any modern web browser.Microsoft planned to release MS Paint as a windows Store application so that users could download and install it once it was no longer included in Windows 10 natively.A recent tweet by Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, suggests that Microsoft Paint is not going anywhere, at least not for now.Microsoft did display a deprecation warning in Microsoft Paint when users opened it. The company removed the notification recently, and that resulted in a series of messages on Twitter.LeBlanc stated that Microsoft Paint would still be included in the upcoming feature update version of Windows 10 — Windows 10 version 1903, also called the May 2019 Update, and that it would remain a part of Windows 10 for the time being.Yes, MSPaint will be included in 1903. It’ll remain included in Windows 10 for now.While that does not mean that Microsoft Paint will never be removed from Windows 10, it appears that the program is safe for now.Whether that means that Microsoft could have a change of heart and put the focus on classic Paint instead of Paint 3D, or work on both programs side by side, remains to be seen.Now You: Which do you prefer, and why?SummaryArticle NameIt looks as if Microsoft Paint is not going anywhere anytime soonDescriptionMicrosoft Paint, the decades-old basic image editor of the Windows operating system won’t go anywhere, anytime soon it appears.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Greying the Rainbow Why Aging Matters

first_imgLatest posts by Mark Snyder (see all) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Equality Delaware and One Iowa Join Equality Federation!Guam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in TorontoWhat’s it like to move from a gayborhood to small town life when older? Explore why aging must be part of the LGBTQ movement’s work in this guest post by Dan Stewart, Program Coordinator of SAGE of PROMO Fund (our Missouri member organization) featuring a fabulous FEDTalk by PROMO executive director Steph Perkins![embedded content]Our world is aging, and so is our community. Currently there is an estimated 2.7 million older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT). As the US sees an explosion in those 65 years of age and older, the aging LGBT community is going to grow in leaps and bounds. In just 10 years, the number of older LGBT adults will more than double. Mark SnyderMark Snyder is the Director of Communications for Equality Federation, and he wishes you a wonderful day. Please share this post with your friends and family.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Just as our fight for equality was not done with marriage, our fight for equality is not done if we focus only on youth to middle-aged people. True equality extends through all the intersections of the LGBT community, including age. As a community, as an organization, as a person, we can take steps to ensure our movement is truly inclusive of those who have come before us. Here are a few ways to engage older adults in your work:Recognize that there are people in their 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond who identify proudly as LGBT.Ensure representation on committees, boards, and community forums includes voices of those 65+. An intergenerational perspective leads to well-rounded conclusions.Acknowledge that due to lack of protections (state and/or federal), some LGBT older adults, when at their most vulnerable, may have to enter long-term care and fear for their safety if they are out. It is not uncommon for an out and proud LGBT older adult to go back into the closet to ensure they are treated fairly.Recognize accessibility needs at events, meetings, and actions.Partner with a local SAGE affiliate. Find yours at www.sageusa.orgThe following two tabs change content below. While we may wish to live a long, full life not many folks look forward to getting older. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the pains, aches, and fine lines up ahead. However, with age comes wisdom of experience, a well-informed perspective, and resilience. I have the privilege to see the strength of our community’s oldest members through my work as program coordinator of SAGE of PROMO Fund, Missouri’s statewide education and advocacy program for older LGBT adults.When President Trump was sworn into office, I spent time processing the unknown future ahead with the older LGBT adults of SAGE of PROMO Fund. While I was at a loss, coming off the high of the Obama era, the older adults around me all shared a common sentiment, “We’ve been through this before, we will get through it again.” While anxiety of the unknown continues, and the political and social reality proves troublesome, I cling to these words of resounding strength and assuredness.Older LGBT adults have undergone a lifetime of systemic and social discrimination. Many share stories of seeing their identity demonized in textbooks, being kicked out of town for their identity, and arrested for being themselves. However, despite the climate, they continue to stay true to who they are and refuse to be invisible.last_img read more

Report reveals at least 300 predator priests in Pennsylvania

first_imgMore than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania are implicated in the report What happened?The 900 page report, released on Tuesday 15 August, implicated at least 300 so-called ‘predator priests’. These priests committed ‘criminal and/or morally reprehensible conduct.’One priest in the Diocese of Erie admitted to assaulting at least a dozen boys. He was later thanked by the bishop for ‘all that you have done for God’s people.’Another priest in Harrisburg abused five sisters in a single family. A third in Greensburg impregnated at 17-year-old, married her, and divorced her just months later.According to NPR, the grand jury reviewed half a million pages of internal church documents and ‘secret archives’ available only to bishops. Credible accounts were found by more than 1,000 victims.The findings date back at least 80 years. ‘It detailed how fellow clergy members conducted shoddy investigations into sexual abuse allegations and how bishops often sided with abusive priests,’ NPR reports.‘Despite some institutional reform, individual leaders of the church have largely escaped public accountability. Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all,’ the report states. A long-awaited grand jury investigation found evidence of decades of sexual abuse cover-ups among six of the eight Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many, including some named in this report, have been promoted. Until that changes, we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal.’The report counted 41 ‘predator priests’ in Erie, 37 in Allentown, 20 in Greensburg, 45 in Harrisburg, 99 in Pittsburgh, and 59 in Scranton.‘The pattern was abuse, deny and cover up,’ said state Attorney General Josh Shapiro during a press conference.What’s next?As part of this report, the grand jury made a series of recommendations. One such recommendation is to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. It also suggested a ‘civil window’ law, which would allow victims two years to file civil charges retroactively.‘We saw these victims; they are marked for life. Many of them wind up addicted, or impaired, or dead before their time,’ the grand jury wrote.Anything else?This report comes just a couple months after a priest from Allentown was removed following a lawsuit claiming he had sexually abused a teen boy.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Read Pope Francis’ letter on sexual abuse: ‘We abandoned the little ones’Pope recognises LGBT for first time, but is it repentance?Priest in gay sex video scandal goes into hidingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/predator-priests-pennsylvania/last_img read more

Mercedes camper van blows van life open with spacious motorhomestyle interior

first_img Calimmune Aims for Human Trial of HIV Drug in 2012 GenomeWeb, 2012 The #vanlife movement seems to be very much the driver of Frankia’s camper van campaign, and both Yucon models are two-sleepers perfect for youthful couples bounding from place to place. Each floor plan puts emphasis on the rear bedroom area, as if carefully arranged to serve as window dressing for Instagram photos of underwear-clad, golden-haired females mesmerized by orange sunlight spilling across the ocean beyond the rear double doors. Frankia doesn’t simply support van lifers by making living in a van possible but by making it downright comfy and enjoyable. The king of that category is the flagship 274-in (697-cm) Yucon 7.0 Lounge, which finds its legs on a Mercedes Sprinter 170 with super high roof. Loaded with space-optimizing innovations, this van follows directly in the footsteps of the FutureConcept layout that Frankia experimented with at last year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, abandoning the conventional camper van formula of rear bed-central kitchen/bathroom-front dining lounge for something more spacious and homey. Yes No The diagonal table provides an efficient front space for work and dining, no need for a second set of seatsFrankia The Frankia Yucon creates the start of a relaxing camping adventureFrankia Google Analytics settings Powered by We recommend Frankia calls its new vans “micro liners,” compact camper van versions of large, luxurious motorhomesFrankia Frankia was clearly thinking of #vanlife when it created these vans, but judging from its photos, it’s aiming less for the twenty-something, post-college wanderlusting set so famous on Instagram and YouTube and more for older professionals and retirees willing and able to pony up €69,900+ (approx. US$77,550+). That base price is for the Yucon 6.0 with 3.5-tonne chassis and 112-hp four-cylinder CDI engine, and the Yucon 7.0 Lounge starts at €79,900 ($88,650) on that same Sprinter chassis. The 4.1-tonne models start at €81,600 ($90,525) and €91,600 ($101,625), respectively, bringing a variety of additional goodies, including a 161-hp CDI engine, 7G-Tronic transmission, 7-in MBUX infotainment system and rear parking camera. The 6.0 and 7.0 Lounge each comes standard with a 100L fresh water tank, 60Ah lithium-iron-phosphate battery, Truma Combi D6E heater/hot water boiler and dimmable LED lighting. Along with familiar options like engine upgrades, all-wheel drive, solar charging and TV set-ups, Frankia offers some interesting ways to enhance the interior, including the floor rails and extra drive seats mentioned above and a kitchen enhancement package with pull-out countertop extension, inset stove below hinged worktop panel and coffee corner with dedicated 230V outlet for the 7.0 Lounge model. Genomic Health to Market Epic Sciences’ AR-V7 Liquid Biopsy Test The rear lounge is noticeably lost in the model name and is also lost inside the 6.0 van, giving way to left and right twin beds. The rear floor is still raised, however, giving the area the feel of a Class C bedroom. Central cushions fill out some of the space between the beds, creating a larger bed for two. So the van is good for adventurous duos who want to get close as well as those who want to retire to their own beds. The headboards fold up, useful for both sitting up in bed and clearing more storage space in the load area behind them. Frankia will present the new Yucon at the 2019 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, and we’ll be stopping by to see just how spacious and livable those new layouts feel in person. Source: Frankia Frankia designers worked extensively on the eponymous lounge in the rear, where occupants enjoy an L-shaped sofa and plenty of elbow room. The versatile layout allows for both vis-a-vis seating around the removable pedestal table and multi-person sofa seating facing the passenger-side entertainment unit, much the way one would do in a residential living room or TV room. The large, full-height media console includes a TV stand, bookshelf with retention straps, and hidden mobile charging compartments below hinged surfaces. It also conceals a pull-out table that serves as a handy coffee table for cocktails, game-day snacks and more. A wardrobe is integrated into the same wall console. Frankia 7.0 Lounge floor planFrankia GenomeWeb, 2012 GenomeWeb, 2014 Germany’s Frankia doesn’t just name its new camper van “Yucon” to send visions of epic trips amidst colossal mountains and glacial turquoise dancing through your head. Naming the Sprinter van after Canada’s sparsely populated northwestern territory also emphasizes the sheer feeling of size and space inside. With the Yucon, Frankia packs a roomy living area derived from its larger motorhomes within the compact driving footprint of a camper van. Clever space-saving features slide and swivel throughout this “microliner.” Frankia has traditionally stayed on the motorhome side of the market, building large Class A and C RVs atop chassis from Mercedes and other makes. That experience shines through in the brand’s first camper van, as Frankia strives to give the Yucon a Class C feel inside the factory walls of a third-gen Sprinter van. The new van line promotes the idea of enjoying trips “from the inside out,” relishing your time between the Mercedes badges as much as or even more than you enjoy exploring the world outside the van. The smooth flow and wide open feel of the Frankia 7.0 Lounge is evident in the photosFrankia Alnylam Reports Preclinical Data from Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertriglyceridemia Programs Funding Update: NIH Grants Awarded to Buck Institute, Battelle Pacific Northwest, and More I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more The rear twin beds let Yucon 6.0 campers snuggle up or sleep separately Frankia GenomeWeb, 2013 The central kitchen and bathroom in the 6.0 are the most conventional things about either of the Yucon interiors. The kitchen block with dual-burner stove, 69L compressor fridge and sink stands right next to the sliding entry, and the fridge can be accessed from inside or out thanks to a dual-directional door. The bathroom compartment with shower, sink and toilet finds home behind the driver’s seat. While the middle of the van is conventional, the front strays from the norm once again, losing the rear bench typical in a front dinette. Instead, the retractable table extends out diagonally, putting a dining surface in front of the swiveled-around cab seats. The loss of the rear dinette bench makes room for the longitudinal beds in back and just makes sense in a two-person van — why waste space with two seats you won’t use? The table can also secure to the outside wall of the kitchen area for al fresco dining. GenomeWeb, 2016 The slide-out table is works as a side table, coffee table and moreFrankia Expression Analysis CEO Says Quintiles Deal Will Expand Reach to Pharma Customers GenomeWeb, 2014 People in the News: Douglas Sites, Kristopher Wood Packaged between that kitchen block and the driver’s seat, the wet bathroom includes a toilet, shower, countertop with built-in sink, mirror and storage shelves. The toilet retracts to increase shower floor space.As attractive as the Yucon 7.0 Lounge’s roomy interior is, Frankia’s betting that some buyers will prefer more maneuverability and less wheelbase from their Sprinter camper, so it also launches the 233-in (593-cm) Yucon 6.0, based on a Sprinter 144. This floor plan gets compacted down but maintains a feeling of openness and separated space. Stepping down into the kitchen, you’ll notice the main cooking block has jumped over to the opposite side of the van from where it’d usually be in a European camper van. By keeping the larger structural elements on the driver side, Frankia adds continuity to the spacious lounge floor with a wide floor that runs from passenger seat to kitchen. Available floor tracks can be installed on this floor section, securing down cargo or up to two optional belted seats. The kitchen itself is stocked with a dual-burner stove, sink and 90L fridge/freezer. Privacy policy Frankia’s lounge layout appears to create a much more spacious and home-like feel than other camper van rear compartments, but it does come with one downside. The passenger-side media console cuts into the convertible bed width, so the 53 x 79-in (135 x 200-cm) longitudinal bed sleeps narrower than it needs to in a van load area that stretches up to 70 inches (179 cm) across. For comparison, the Winnebago Boldt Q70 BL, another new-Sprinter camper van with convertible longitudinal bed, offers 66 in (168 cm) of bed width. We do like Frankia’s lounge better than the dual-sofa layout of the Boldt, though. Frankia raises the 7.0 Lounge’s floor, which serves both to separate the living area from the more task-oriented central and front sections of the van and to create underfloor storage. As shown in the photo below, the rearmost bench cushion (the foot of the ‘L’) retracts away, opening up the lounge floor for through-loading. Owners will have to lift items up and into the rear of the van, but there’s plenty of length to store them and available tie-downs to help ratchet everything into place. Enjoying the rear bed in the Yucon 7.0 LoungeFrankia The Frankia Yucon 6.0 is a little better for city dwellers thanks to its shorter dimensionsFrankialast_img read more

Personally Speaking Citys public transport is an embarrassment

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailJoan Walley’s recent Personally Speaking column regarding the state of our public transport system was quite timely given the announcement of yet another rail fare increase but without any real improvement in services in sight. It certainly struck a chord with me. I have been a big public transport user for many years, and it has become even more important to me in recent times following some health challenges. And because the majority of my journeys are local, our bus services are particularly important. Unfortunately, my recent experiences have not been positive. Now I’m not going to pretend that it’s easy to run bus services. An operator will be prey to all sorts of unforeseen circumstances. But the number of times things go wrong with services that I use regularly would suggest that there are far more fundamental problems beyond the odd set of roadworks here and there. Read MoreOpinion: Don’t stage a public vote unless you’ll accept Boaty McBoatface I rely heavily on services that run between Biddulph and Hanley that are operated by First and D&G. At best, both run every half-an-hour. D&G’s service finishes not long after teatime, and doesn’t run at all on a Sunday. First’s service on Sundays and bank holidays is on an hourly basis, with the last bus at about 7pm. I’ve been using these two services heavily over the past few months, and my experiences regularly hover between tragedy and farce. A few weeks back I was refused entry on to the last D&G service of the day towards Biddulph from Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station for the crime of only having a £20 note in my wallet. The upshot was that I was forced to wait for a First service to get me to Hanley Bus Station where I had to wait more than an hour for the next bus to Biddulph. The following week I was travelling around the city using First services, arriving at Hanley Bus Station at 17.51, just in time for the 18.03 service to Biddulph, which failed to appear, as did the next one at 19.00. Read MorePersonally speaking: ‘Is it really such an honour?’ To compound matters, there was no information available and very few staff around to answer questions. When I did find someone to speak to, I was informed that roadworks were the cause of the problems, yet other buses from Kidsgrove that use the same route managed to make it into Hanley. Another issue that arises on a regular basis is having to pay for to use other services having already bought a day ticket. Three times last week I bought a First day ticket but ending up having to pay to get on D&G services after being let down by First services. It is ridiculous that in 2018, we cannot design a service that would allow us to make one payment and then switch between operators. But last week was an absolute stinker. I make many journeys each week, at least two a day, and sometimes as many as five. Last week just three of 16 journeys I made ran to timetable, and four failures from First led me to using other services, three of which occurred when I already had a valid First ticket. And to put the tin hat on it, on the day that First hiked their fares by 11-12 per cent, I had to call a cab to get me to Stoke-on-Trent railway station because the bus was so late that I would have missed the train I was planning to catch if I’d waited. I never really enjoyed driving, but the past few months have left me pining for my old car. Read MorePersonally speaking: Overcharged, overcrowded – but only over here! It simply isn’t good enough. If we are to be taken seriously as a city, then we must develop a modern, and truly integrated public transport as an absolute priority. Our current system is an embarrassment, and a huge drag on North Staffordshire’s economic potential. While there is a lot to do to bring our public transport system into the 21st century, there are a number of small things that could make a big difference in the short-term, such as a much wider use of technology, integrated timetabling and ticketing, and better communication. This is not difficult stuff, and would not be costly. But there is a much bigger picture, and though Stoke-on-Trent City Council is making the right noises in terms of their commitment, it must go further and bring their neighbours and partners with them. We need vision, leadership, and a willingness to demand better of the Government, and better involvement of local residents and businesses. A North Staffordshire Public Transport Executive anyone?last_img read more

Prostitutes make a mess in Ladysmith streets

first_imgPedestrians and motorists are complaining about the mess they believe prostitutes are making in Princess Street at the traffic circle.Many people have told the Ladysmith Gazette that they hate to walk in the area because of the food and bottles that are thrown everywhere, supposedly by “ladies of the night” who are wandering around in search of customers.Pedestrians and motorists say they often see prostitutes in the area at night, “prowling” for business.“Not only that, but they make fires to keep themselves warm. The burned paper is then just left lying around,” said one upset resident WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite “This is ridiculous because we, as pedestrians, have to walk through the rubbish as we go to work and back home again, getting ash from burned paper on our shoes and being confronted with a horrible sight,” added the resident.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Pipe bursts in Lobelia Avenue

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Upset residents of Lobelia Avenue lodged a complaint today, as a pipe burst in front of their driveway.uThukela workers went out to fix the pipe. but after leaving, the pipe burst again. This time, electrical pipes were damaged as well. Residents were without electricity for about four hours before municipal workers arrived to fix the electricity cable that was damaged.The residents’ driveway was completely covered in water and there was a massive hole across the driveway, making it impossible for vehicles to gain access.Another homeowner a few houses further down the road also complained, as his neighbours were affected by a burst pipe a month ago and when uThukela workers came to fix it, they drove on his lawn with a tractor and ended up messing up his driveway, even though they only needed to work on the neighbour’s driveway.last_img read more

GameStop 39999 PS4 Pro 1TB Deal With Ratchet Clank And The Last

first_imgRetailer GameStop is currently offering Sony’s PS4 Pro 1TB console for $399.99 with two additional PS4 exclusives.The deal includes the PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB console, Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank reboot, and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us remaster on PS4, The Last of Us Remastered.Normally, the PS4 Pro retails for $399.99 so you’ll receive two great PS4 exclusives for free at the retailer. Both titles take advantage of Sony’s enhanced PS4 Pro console, with The Last of Us Remastered rendering at native 4K@30FPS. The title also supports HDR on the Pro.Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank uses a technique called “Temporal Injection” to upscale to 4K on the PS4 Pro, and runs at 30FPS on both 4K and 1080p displays with full-screen anti-aliasing.PS4 Pro users with a 1080p TV will see a big increase in gameplay image quality as well. The technique we’re using to get to those better resolutions is something we’re calling Temporal Injection. This allows us to not only hit a much higher resolution, but also to do it with jaggie-eliminating anti-aliasing as well. The extra resolution and HDR’s ability to display even more of the colorful Solana Galaxy should combine for the best image quality you’ve ever seen in a Ratchet & Clank game.We’re really excited about the potential of the PS4 Pro and what it means for our games. From Ratchet & Clank (PS4) to our upcoming game with Marvel Entertainment, Spider-Man (working title), PS4 Pro gives us the power to release our best-looking games ever.Both Ratchet & Clank and The Last of Us Remastered are available now for PS4 (and PS4 Pro). Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img Tanita Corp. has introduced its new professional acute care scale, the PH-740 digital handrail scale. The new scale reportedly allows greater accessibility for patients and increased portability and accuracy for healthcare professionals in the geriatric and bariatric fields.The extra-wide 30-inch by 25-inch, low-profile platform makes it suited for patients who have trouble stepping up and onto traditional physician scales. The scale features an automatic body mass index (BMI) calculation and RS-232 and USB outputs, which accommodate most electronic medical record (EMR) applications. The durable, yet portable, unit can be easily broken down into three modules – the display, the platform (which houses the load cell), and the pillar – and is equipped with casters for easy mobility. The PH-740 also features a mechanical height rod, allowing patients height to be taken the same time as weight. Other features include a large 2-line LCD display and an instant-on capability. For more information: www.tanita.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | October 21, 2008 New PH-740 Scale Delivers Greater Accessibility last_img read more

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first_img Related Content Patient engagement plays a key role in the Stage 3 MU rules, where patients are more involved in their health management and treatment decisions. Part of Stage 3 requires electronic patient access to all their medical records, enabled by patient portals, as in this example of Carestream’s Vue Motion software. Videos | 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 Syst read more Feature | May 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell Proposed Rules for Stage 3 Meaningful Use The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gathered public comments on its Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU)… read more Videos | Information Technology | April 22, 2015 Understanding Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements — HIMSS 2015 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has issue a draft list Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements. read more Feature | October 25, 2012 | Dave Fornell Stage 2 MU Has Inclusions for Imaging There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use (MU… read more News | February 16, 2012 Large, Tertiary-Care Hospital Successfully Implements Radiology CPOE With Clinical Decision Support February 16, 2012 — In an effort to reduce the inappropriate use of medical imaging and improve quality of care, a… read more August 7, 2009 – Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are among the relevant topics Siemens Healthcare will cover covered at its Innovations forum, which runs from August 8-12 in Philadelphia, Penn.Innovations 2009 was planned by a team of customers and Siemens representatives and offers an opportunity for all attendees to share best practices among peers, learn new techniques to maximize system efficiency and address patient-safety initiatives, provide input for future product development, and discuss important healthcare industry topics and their potential to impact care delivery. The educational program features industry experts, clinical and product optimization breakout forums, and solution updates, with more than 80 percent of sessions featuring Siemens customer presenters.Additionally, the company will holds its Siemens Inspired Healthcare Outcomes Challenge, which recognizes the outstanding outcomes customers have achieved through the use of their Siemens health information technology solutions. For more information: https://www.shsusers.org/Innovations/Innovations09/default.asp FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Rami Doukky Discusses Clinical Decision SupportSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:22Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -8:22 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning 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 CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technology | March 04, 2014 CliniComp Offers CPOE for Radiology in EHR Solution CliniComp expanded into outpatient and ancillaries with its CliniComp EHR, showcased at HIMSS 2014. The solution… read more Technology | February 19, 2014 Soapware Gradually Upgrades to Meaningful Use 2014 The latest Soapware includes an order manager and continued progress toward 2014 meaningful use (MU). These features… read more Siemens Healthcare Health Services business unit CEO Janet Dillione One of the biggest requirements in Stage 2 MU is for images and radiology reports to be made accessible through a certified electronic health record (CEHRT). Technology | March 04, 2014 National Decision Support Enhances ACR Select National Decision Support Co. (NDSC) enhanced its ACR Select, an integration-ready, imaging decision support… read more News | August 06, 2009 Siemens Covers CPOE, ARRA at Innovations Forum Feature | September 05, 2012 | Boris Kalitenko, MS MIS, CIIP, MCSE, and Tom Waters, RTR Process Improvements Result in Better Workflow To achieve sustainable excellence in the quality and safety of healthcare, the radiology department at Broward Health… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:38Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:38 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. Feature | August 27, 2012 | Dave Fornell Stage 2 MU Outlines Need for Increased Access to Medical Imaging There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use… read more Appendix 2: Network engineers helped develop a working prototype for a Wi-Fi access point as a step to implementing wireless connectivity for modalities such as the C-arm shown in this sample diagram.last_img read more

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first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. October 1, 2014 — Newly published European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) clinical guidelines for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) endorse radioembolization, specifically with Yttrium-90 resin microspheres, as a clinically proven technology to “prolong time to liver tumor progression” in mCRC patients who have failed to respond to available chemotherapy options.SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres, the lead product of Sirtex Medical Ltd., is the only product used for radioembolization or selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) that is recommended in the new ESMO guidelines.The new guidelines, authored on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Working Group by professors Eric Van Cutsem (Leuven, Belgium), Andres Cervantes (Valencia, Spain), Bernard Nordlinger (Paris, France) and Dirk Arnold (Freiberg, Germany) were published online in a September 2014 supplement to the Annals of Oncology.”We are very pleased that the authors of major international clinical guidelines in the treatment of mCRC have singled out radioembolization, and particularly our unique product, SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres, as an appropriate treatment for patients with colorectal liver metastases that have failed to respond to chemotherapy,” said Nigel Lange, CEO of Sirtex Medical Europe GmbH. “We believe the new ESMO clinical guidelines will have an immediate effect on improving patient access to SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres across Europe.”As clinical evidence for the new ESMO recommendation, the authors cited a multicenter randomized controlled study conducted by Alain Hendlisz (Brussels, Belgium) and colleagues. The Hendlisz study was a phase III trial comparing intravenous fluorouracil infusion with yttrium-90 resin microspheres for liver-limited metastatic colorectal cancer refractory to standard chemotherapy.In April 2013, Sirtex announced it had completed recruitment of patients for SIRFLOX, a 500-patient randomized clinical study that compares the use of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres in combination with standard chemotherapy to standard chemotherapy alone in the treatment of patients recently diagnosed with inoperable mCRC, which is much earlier in the treatment paradigm. Data from SIRFLOX are expected in 2015.The new ESMO clinical guidelines state that 447,000 cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) are reported annually in Europe, and 215,000 European patients die from the disease each year. It is the second-most common cancer among both men and women. When CRC spreads, or metastasizes, to other parts of the patient’s body it becomes mCRC, which is the subject of the new ESMO guidelines.Of critical importance, 25 percent of all patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer in their bowels already have mCRC at the time of their diagnosis. One-half of all colorectal cancer patients will eventually suffer from mCRC. The liver is generally the first and most frequent site of these metastases, which is why the multidisciplinary cancer teams that ESMO recommends to direct the management of mCRC increasingly use combinations of systemic and local treatments, such as liver-directed radioembolization with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres to achieve optimal patient outcomes.SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are used to deliver SIRT, a proven technology for inoperable liver tumors that delivers substantial, targeted doses of radiation directly to the cancer. In a minimally invasive treatment, millions of SIR-Spheres microspheres are infused via a catheter into the liver, where they selectively target liver tumors with a dose of internal radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional radiotherapy, while sparing the adjacent healthy liver tissue.Manufactured by Sirtex Medical Ltd., SIR-Spheres microspheres are approved in Australia, the European Union (CE mark), Argentina (ANMAT), Brazil, Switzerland, Turkey and several other countries in Asia such as India, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.SIR-Spheres microspheres also have a full premarket approval (PMA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are indicated in the United States for the treatment of non-resectable metastatic liver tumors from primary colorectal cancer in combination with intra-hepatic artery chemotherapy using floxuridine. Additionally, SIR-Spheres microspheres are supplied in countries such as Israel, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.For more information: www.sirtex.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Related Content Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | October 01, 2014 Y-90 Resin Microspheres Recommended in New ESMO Clinical Guidelines for Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read morelast_img read more

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first_img News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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 Technology | March 17, 2015 VuCOMP Announces FDA Approval of M-Vu CAD for Mammography Version 3.2 Latest version features increased sensitivity for improved mass detection Image courtesy of VuComp Inc.March 17, 2015 — VuComp Inc. announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for M-Vu CAD (computer-aided detection) for mammography version 3.2. This latest version of the M-Vu CAD algorithm provides an increase in sensitivity, resulting in an improvement in mass detection performance.The M-Vu CAD system was designed as a mammography CAD product to meet the rigorous FDA standard that recommends comprehensive reader studies to prove the effectiveness of CAD systems.In addition to M-Vu CAD, VuComp has developed and commercialized M-Vu Breast Density which received FDA market clearance in December 2013.For more information: www.vucomp.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Related Content Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read morelast_img read more

Brain Shows Reduced Blood Flow After Clinical Recovery of Acute Concussion

first_imgFeature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 01, 2015 Brain Shows Reduced Blood Flow After Clinical Recovery of Acute Concussion Researchers studied concussed football players with an advanced MRI method that detects blood flow in the brain Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more November 30, 2015 — Some athletes who experience sports-related concussions have reduced blood flow in parts of their brains even after clinical recovery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The results suggest a role for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in determining when to allow concussed athletes to return to competition.Concussions affect millions of people each year and are especially prevalent in contact sports like football. Sports are second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among people between 15 and 24 years old, according to the National Institutes of Health.Decisions to clear concussed athletes to return to action are typically based on symptoms and cognitive and neurological test results. However, there is increasing evidence that brain abnormalities persist beyond the point of clinical recovery after injury.To find out more, researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee studied concussed football players with arterial spin labeling, an advanced MRI method that detects blood flow in the brain.”This measurement of blood flow is fully noninvasive, without radiation exposure,” said study author Yang Wang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “We use arterial blood water as a contrast tracer to measure blood flow change, which is highly associated with brain function.”Wang and colleagues studied 18 concussed players and 19 non-concussed players. They obtained MRI of the concussed players within 24 hours of the injury and a follow-up MRI eight days after the injury and compared results with those of the non-concussed players. Clinical assessments were obtained for both groups at each time point, as well as at the baseline before the football season.The concussed players demonstrated significant impairment on clinical assessment at 24 hours post-injury, but returned to baseline levels at eight days. In contrast to clinical manifestation, the concussed players demonstrated a significant blood flow decrease at eight days relative to 24 hours post-injury, while the non-concussed players had no change in cerebral blood flow between the two time points.”In eight days, the concussed athletes showed clinical recovery,” Wang said. “However, MRI showed that even those in clinical recovery still had neurophysiological abnormalities. Neurons under such a state of physiologic stress function abnormally and may become more susceptible to second injury.”While the reasons for reduced cerebral blood flow in concussed athletes are still under investigation, the findings may have important implications for decisions on when athletes are ready to return to play after head injuries, according to the study’s principal investigator, Michael McCrea, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and neurology and director of brain injury research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.”For years, we’ve relied on what athletes are telling us,” McCrea said. “We need something more objective, and this technology may provide a greater measurement of recovery.”The Medical College of Wisconsin scientists are continuing their research as one of the Phase II winners of the Head Health Challenge, an initiative from the National Football League and General Electric to develop ways to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for concussion. McCrea and his team are also co-chairing the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium (CARE) project, a major national effort that will enroll more than 30,000 college athletes, making it the largest study of concussions to date.”The nature of this research allows us to study the mechanisms of injury and recovery directly in humans rather than in animal models,” McCrea said. “Our ultimate aim is to better understand the time course of neurobiological recovery after concussion.”Other co-wangs on the study are Lindsay D. Nelson, Ph.D.; Ashley A. LaRoche; Adam Y. Pfaller, B.S.; Andrew S. Nencka, Ph.D.; and Kevin M. Koch, Ph.D.For more information: www.radiologyinfo.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | 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 Related Content 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 center_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 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 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more last_img read more

Clear Guide Medical Wins FDA Clearance for Scenergy UltrasoundCT Fusion System

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more February 16, 2016 — Clear Guide Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its computed tomography (CT)-ultrasound fusion and image guidance system, the Clear Guide Scenergy. The device helps interventional radiologists and surgeons perform minimally invasive biopsies and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures through an intelligently integrated display of fused ultrasound and CT images. The system is sold as an accessory to most ultrasound machines.Working in collaboration with partner hospitals, Scenergy was developed in response to a clear need for simpler multimodality imaging using ultrasound while minimizing the number of CTs and time spent in the CT suite. By showing the clarity of CT with the real-time visualization of ultrasound, users experience the benefits of both modalities simultaneously. Procedure duration will drop with Scenergy’s fully automated registration process. Best of all, Scenergy does not require special needles or new imaging equipment, preserving the customary workflow and maximizing the productivity of existing capital equipment.Clear Guide Medical designed the device to address the myriad challenges associated with working with CT and ultrasound images simultaneously. Current fusion systems require long and complex registration processes. Scenergy eliminates this step through automated registration and system fusion, which is continuously updated throughout the procedure. The time required for registration drops to seconds. Moreover, clinical recommendations to reduce CT radiation doses heighten the importance of good ultrasound visualization. With CT precisely overlaid on the ultrasound plane, deep and challenging lesions can be visualized and targeted efficiently.”The ability to see my target lesion clearly before, during and after a procedure means procedures can be reliably performed in ultrasound with real-time imaging, freeing up the CT suite for diagnostic imaging and mitigating exposure to ionizing radiation for the patient and staff,” said Joseph Fonte, M.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “This is a game-changer.”The intuitive instrument navigation overlays the path of standard instruments on the imaging. The ability to lock in a target, then realign the probe from a different angle and find that target with precision can be helpful in a number of situations.The Scenergy is not yet available for sale outside the United States. Clear Guide Medical is currently pursuing other international clearances for clinical use. A research system was already installed in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Interventional Oncology.For more information: www.clearguidemedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Videos | 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) read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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 last_img read more

Radiology Protocols Platform Coming to the GE Health Cloud

first_img 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 Related Content The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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. Technology | Radiology Imaging | March 11, 2016 Radiology Protocols Platform Coming to the GE Health Cloud Protocol management tool increased productivity and better exams March 11, 2016 — Radiology Protocols announced that its platform will be added to the GE Health Cloud suite of applications when the Cloud goes live later this year. GE Health Cloud radiology department customers will be able to access and use Radiology Protocols’ sophisticated protocol management platform, providing increased productivity and improving quality of exams.The GE Health Cloud includes a suite of enterprise imaging applications and provides a robust platform for software vendors to deliver healthcare applications across the healthcare enterprise including large, complex integrated delivery networks (IDNs).Radiology Protocols provides a customizable, scalable, HIPAA-secure hosted solution to document, organize and tailor imaging protocols. Its platform also allows providers to share best practices across their systems, instantaneously and seamlessly, eliminating paper-based files for this critical information.Radiology Protocols’ platform is vendor-agnostic, allowing customers to utilize the system across different equipment modalities and vendor platforms.John Kalafut, imaging outcomes and solutions leader at GE Healthcare, commented, “The addition of Radiology Protocols to the GE Health Cloud adds significant value for our customers. Radiology Protocols delivers much-needed quality improvement tools that imaging customers around the world need; a method to define, organize and maintain imaging protocols, for all modality types, on a centralized, Web-based platform. As a vendor-agnostic system, it can be used to manage the protocol process by all of our customers which is a great advantage for everyone.”For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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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 center_img 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… read more 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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 Videos | 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) read more last_img read more

Red Badger Tech Director Viktor Charypar talks monorepos lifelong learning and the

first_imgBack in February, Viktor Charypar, Tech Director at Red badger explained the benefits of using a monorepo. For many teams, especially those without the resources or a highly developed and well-supported engineering culture, the idea of a monorepo might sound a little strange – following on from this piece, I spoke to Viktor to get a little bit more detail on the benefits of a monorepo and why engineering teams should seriously consider using them. But I didn’t just speak to him about monorepos – I was also interested in how Red Badger builds a forward thinking engineering culture that can empower its clients, and how the team embraces continuous learning to ensure everyone is on top of the trends and tools that are going to be impacting digital transformation in the future. So, let’s take a look at what Viktor had to say… Why monorepos now? Richard Gall: Why a monorepo now? If you’re dealing with multiple microservices doesn’t it make sense to separate source code? Viktor Charypar: It would seem to make sense, but microservices architecture actually introduces a new level of complexity that needs to be managed, which monorepos make much easier. The main issue is in dependencies between the services and the contracts they agree to exchange data. If one side of the contract changes in an incompatible way without the other side adapting to that change, the system no longer works. This problem grows with the number of services in the system and so it’s especially prominent in microservices architectures. Managing each service’s source code in a separate repository makes it more difficult to understand its ties to the rest of the system. This forces you to adopt some kind of external versioning scheme, such as semantic versioning, to express which revisions of services work together as things change. These versions are decided by engineers manually as changes are made according to a set of rules, and then the dependent services are updated to refer to the latest version of the service they consume, when they are changed to be compatible. This is time-consuming and error-prone. In a monorepo, all the components of the system are versioned together and changes can be made across the system. This not only means an external versioning scheme is not required, but it also makes it easier to test and enforce contracts between services. Monorepos really come to their own when they are coupled with a Continuous Integration system aware of the dependencies between components in the repo. Given a change made by a developer and the knowledge of the dependency “graph”, we can deterministically decide which system components can be affected by the change and therefore need to be retested. It is then up to owners of each service to do a level of testing of their dependencies to make sure their behaviour didn’t change significantly enough to break their own functionality. All this is automated and can be executed without human intervention. Humans just make changes to the software and express expectations on their dependencies in terms of contracts and tests. Read next: Mozilla’s updated policies will ban extensions with obfuscated code Digital transformation challenges RG: What common problems are clients coming to you with? VC: In general, our clients recognise they need help with their digital product capabilities, i.e. delivering interesting propositions to their customers as digital products, typically websites and mobile apps. In large enterprise companies, this ability is generally predicated on going through a digital transformation – adopting agile delivery methods, breaking down functional silos and working in cross-discipline, vertically aligned teams that can decide things quickly and adapt to how customers respond to their product offering. Our clients typically come to us with one of a few problems ranging from needing help with product strategy, i.e. what to offer their customers and how to find which of the many ideas have a market fit. Through knowing what to do but struggling to deliver it at pace, all the way to already having a digital product offering, but one which doesn’t perform as expected. Either from the perspective of customer behaviour (e.g. low conversion rate) or from a technical quality perspective, i.e. the website is unstable, struggles under high load, there are long outages, etc. While our strength is traditionally in fast product delivery and quality, we can help across the board, from product strategy to what we call empower and embed – demonstrating how to deliver digital products quickly, sustainably and with high quality, helping to build internal capability and then handing over to them. Essentially we want to help our clients build sustainable businesses. Read next: Linux forms Urban Computing Foundation: Set of open source tools to build autonomous vehicles and smart infrastructure Learning and assessing new software and tools RG: How do you stay on top of new tools? Do you have a learning culture at Red Badger? VC: We absolutely do, from simple day to day things like all engineers being encouraged to pair program to learn from each other or everyone in the company having a yearly training budget as one of the benefits, to doing things like a yearly internal mini conference called Tech Lab for all the engineers to get together and share latest learnings and general experience from projects. We have actually recently published a report which started with an activity at the last Tech Lab, which answers a lot of the questions above. It’s available on our website here (and we’ll also follow it with a series of events). We also run a few regular meetups in London, the biggest being the London React Meetup, which we’ve been hosting regularly for about four years. RG: How do you assess tools? VC: There are a few things we generally look at. The first is obviously experimenting with the tool to work out what it does and how. We’re in a privileged position of starting new projects, often greenfield ones, fairly regularly. We typically use about 80% of tools we know and trust and about 20% of new ones, which we want to try out “in anger” and learn about. We also look at who is behind these tools, which are generally open source, and whether there is momentum behind them and support from the community. Open source software typically goes through a period of rapid innovation and competition in a certain area and then, eventually, the community settles on a few options that work the best and fit the different problems people are trying to solve. The future of open source – is it sustainable? RG: How do you see the future of open source – is it sustainable on its current model? VC: That’s an interesting thing to think about! It seems like the open source model is widely misunderstood as software being built by dedicated developers in their free time. But in reality, most large, popular open source projects are backed by large software companies and people maintain them as their day job – for example, Linux, Kubernetes, React. Even the web standards are set by standard bodies comprised of professionals supported by the major browser vendors. I think the model with a sole maintainer working on something in their spare time doesn’t really work if their project gets very popular and the demand on their time grows. We all know how people tend to behave on the internet and software industry is no exception, so maintainers who do it as a hobby are at a pretty high risk of burning out. For the major open source projects, this seems to be more of an exception, as they are typically maintained by a team of people employed by a company invested in the project. The sponsor benefits from the community contributions and, if the project gets popular, from controlling the direction of a de facto standard and the community benefits from someone else doing the lion’s share of the work. I look at it as being similar to science, where different people publicly contribute to push the boundaries of knowledge, just because pooling resources makes more sense and doesn’t stop any individual contributor from profiting on the results. In that sense, I think it’s a pretty sustainable model and leads to better quality, more versatile software.last_img read more

Air France warns of drop in travel to France after attacks

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Air France, France, Trend Watch Thursday, July 28, 2016 Source: The Associated Press Air France warns of drop in travel to France after attacks PARIS — Air France, facing a strike by cabin crew at the height of the summer vacation season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid concerns about France as a tourist destination after a string of deadly attacks.The company reported Wednesday a 5.2% drop in second quarter sales to 6.22 billion euros ($9.09CAD billion) compared with last year, and about 40 million euros in losses from strikes.Air France cancelled over 10 per cent of flights Wednesday amid its latest strike, by cabin crew.It warned the global context this year remains “highly uncertain,” noting fuel prices and “a special concern about France as a destination.”The results came the day after Islamic State extremists attacked a Normandy church, killing a priest. It’s the latest of several attacks on France.last_img read more

Iceland China Spain and more on sale with Weekly Specials

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Iceland, China, Spain and more on sale with Weekly Specials Travelweek Group Tags: China, CostSaver, Iceland, Promotions, Spain, Trafalgarcenter_img Friday, August 5, 2016 Share TORONTO — Another week of savings are in store, courtesy of sister companies Trafalgar and CostSaver.As part of their Weekly Specials to worldwide destinations, from now until Aug. 9 clients can save up to $2,098 per couple on trips to Iceland, China, Myanmar and Spain. They have their choice of 15 Trafalgar itineraries and eight CostSaver trips.“This week we’re offering guided vacations to a range of destinations at incredible savings,” says Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar Canada. “From Spain to Iceland to Myanmar, clients looking for trips to more exotic destinations can choose from this week’s Weekly Specials an save 10-15% on their dream vacation.”For more information go to Trafalgar.com.last_img read more

Florida declares state of emergency as Hurricane Matthew tracks north

first_img PORT-AU-PRINCE — At one point a Category 5 storm, and the region’s strongest hurricane since Felix in 2007, Hurricane Matthew is expected to make landfall on Cuba’s east coast before heading north to the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast.As of 8 a.m. EDT this morning the storm was about 15 kilometres east of Tiburon, Haiti, and 200 kilometres south of the eastern tip of Cuba. It was moving north near 15 km/h.The hurricane centre said it would likely issue a tropical storm watch or hurricane watch for the Florida Keys or the Florida peninsula and that it could create dangerous beach conditions along the East Coast later in the week.Cuba’s government declared a hurricane alert for six eastern provinces.Meanwhile The Turks and Caicos Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) and The Bahamas Department of Meteorology issued a hurricane warning for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Tourism officials have urged visitors to leave the Turks and Caicos “if they have the means to do so safely”.Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida later this week and Governor Rick Scott has already declared a state of emergency. By the time it hits Florida, its expected Matthew will still be a major hurricane with 177 km/h winds. Even Orlando, located far in-land, will likely see tropical storm force winds and heavy rain on Thursday night and into Friday morning.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterMore than a dozen cruise ships are also in Matthew’s path. Here are the latest itinerary changes, from CruiseCritic:Carnival Splendor has flipped its ports for its Oct. 2 cruise. The ships is calling at Cozumel today, Grand Cayman on Wednesday and Ocho Rios on Thursday, with a day at sea on Friday.Carnival Ecstasy cancelled calls to Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport, replacing them with one stop to Cozumel and days at sea. The ship will sail one hour early to keep ahead of the storm. Passengers on this sailing will receive 25% future cruise discounts and US$50 onboard credits. Passengers could also cancel their cruise and get a full refund.Carnival Pride, originally on track to the Caribbean, will head north from Baltimore to New York and Saint John, NB. Passengers on this sailing also will receive a 25% future cruise discount as well as $100 credits to be used onboard. Full refunds were available to passengers who wish to cancel their cruise.Carnival Victory will call at Freeport on Tuesday.Carnival Elation is visiting Key West on Oct. 5 instead of Half Moon Cay, and it will skip Nassau on Oct. 6. Passengers will visit Freeport on Oct. 7, originally a sea day.Island Princess will now visit Grand Cayman on Oct. 4 and has cancelled its Oct. 5 call to Aruba.Enchantment of the Seas is expected to arrive at Cozumel on Oct. 5. The next port of call is Key West on Oct. 6.Allure of the Seas will call at Cozumel on Oct. 4, with a sea day on Oct. 5. Then it’s on to Jamaica on Oct. 6 and Labadee on Oct. 7, with an at-sea day Oct. 8.Freedom of the Seas is calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico today instead of its private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay.Majesty of the Seas will stop at Key West on Oct. 5 instead of Nassau.Norwegian Sky will visit Key West on Oct. 4 (instead of Freeport) and Cozumel (instead of Nassau) on Oct. 5.Disney Dream will have a day at sea Oct. 4, then a visit to Cozumel on Oct. 5. Florida declares state of emergency as Hurricane Matthew tracks north Tags: Hurricane Matthew Posted by Travelweek Group Tuesday, October 4, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Cruise line sales teams get the benefit of CLIAs certification programs

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> WASHINGTON — CLIA has brought back an expanded certification program for cruise line sales teams, offering the equivalent of CLIA’s existing Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC), Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) or Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC) certifications, minus the product knowledge component.Initial participants “committing to unprecedented adoption within their sales teams” include Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Avalon Waterways, and Carnival Cruise Line.“CLIA’s dedication to fostering our members’ success is one of the many drivers behind the CLIA Certification for Cruise Lines,” said Stephani E. D. McDow, ECC-s, TAE, Director of Membership & Professional Development, CLIA.“By empowering cruise line teams to undergo the same professional development and certification rigours that our Individual Agent Members experience, we’re providing an opportunity for a more thorough understanding of the investment these outstanding agents have made in themselves, while providing a shared experience that will continue to strengthen the bond between the cruise lines and travel agents.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaCLIA member cruise lines that elect to participate in the program can leverage CLIA’s online training to complete certifications, or schedule in-person trainings featuring CLIA trainers and curriculum. Tags: CLIA, Training Posted bycenter_img Cruise line sales teams get the benefit of CLIA’s certification programs Thursday, January 24, 2019 Travelweek Group last_img read more