Brian Casey

Brian joined AuntMinnie.com in 1999 and was the website's founding editor in chief. He has 26 years of experience in radiology journalism, previously working for Diagnostic Imaging Scan newsletter and Diagnostic Imaging magazine.

He holds a bachelor's degree in radio-television from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in radio-television from San Francisco State University. His area of focus is in digital x-ray technologies. 

Articles by this author
Lantheus gets FDA nod for Pylarify PET agent for prostate cancer
May 27, 2021 -- Lantheus Medical Imaging has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Pylarify (F-18 DCFPyL), a PET radiopharmaceutical designed to target prostate-specific membrane antigen.  Discuss
CMS opens review of expanded CT lung screening reimbursement
May 18, 2021 -- CT lung cancer screening could see expanded Medicare reimbursement soon. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 18 opened up a review of its reimbursement policies in response to recent changes expanding the number of individuals who are eligible to be screened.  Discuss
SNMMI lands 'Hangover' star Jeong as guest speaker
April 26, 2021 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has announced that comedian Dr. Ken Jeong -- who rose to fame as a kidnapped gangster in "The Hangover" -- will be a guest speaker at the group's 2021 virtual meeting in June.  Discuss
COVID-19 pandemic hasn't depressed radiology salaries
April 22, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic didn't seem to make a big dent in salaries for radiology professionals in 2020, at least according to the latest figures from SalaryScan, AuntMinnie.com's annual survey of benefits and compensation in radiology.  Discuss
Biden administration nixes FDA plan to lift reviews of AI software
April 16, 2021 -- Saying the proposal was riddled with "errors" and "ambiguities," the Biden administration on April 16 torpedoed a plan proposed in the waning days of the Trump administration to eliminate 510(k) reviews for a range of medical products, including artificial intelligence (AI) software.  Discuss
Siemens Healthineers completes Varian acquisition
April 15, 2021 -- It's been called the biggest acquisition in healthcare this year, and now it's a done deal. Siemens Healthineers announced on Thursday that its purchase of Varian Medical Systems is complete. The purchase instantly makes Siemens the dominant player in the global radiation therapy market.  Discuss
European Commission gives OK to big Siemens/Varian deal
February 19, 2021 -- The European Commission (EC) has given its blessing to the bid by Siemens Healthineers to acquire radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems. The EC approved the deal after Siemens gave assurances that it would keep its systems open to third parties.  Discuss
PET scans show early link between heart disease, brain function
February 16, 2021 -- PET scans demonstrate that middle-aged individuals with early signs of cardiovascular disease also have reduced brain metabolism, according to researchers from Spain. The findings indicate that the early stages of Alzheimer's disease could begin years before dementia occurs.  Discuss
SmartBreast buys molecular breast imaging business from GE
February 8, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening firm SmartBreast has acquired assets related to the Discovery NM750b molecular breast imaging (MBI) business of GE Healthcare, including scanner designs, patents, and service contracts for GE's MBI installed base.  Discuss
Dynamic chest radiography spots lung tumor invasion
February 5, 2021 -- In a proof-of-concept study with phantoms, researchers were able to demonstrate that a dynamic chest radiography protocol was able to detect lung tumor invasion, according to findings published February 3 in Medical Physics.  Discuss