Brian Casey

Brian joined 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
Siemens goes back to future with Acuson Sequoia launch
June 22, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is looking to revive one of the most storied brands in radiology with the launch of a brand new Acuson Sequoia scanner this week. While the name may be familiar, the new Sequoia is an entirely new platform designed to address many of the limitations of existing ultrasound technology.  Discuss
State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead
June 21, 2018 -- A Pennsylvania state court has allowed a lawsuit to move ahead against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, charging that the facility should have done more to prevent radiologic technologist David Kwiatkowski from infecting patients with hepatitis C as he diverted fentanyl for his own use.  Discuss
Beverly Hills radiologist gets 10 years in fraud case
June 19, 2018 -- A radiologist from Beverly Hills, CA, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of 39 felony fraud counts related to charges that he paid referring physicians for imaging services such as MRI and ultrasound scans.  Discuss
U.S. surprises markets with revival of China tariffs
May 29, 2018 -- In a surprise announcement, the U.S. government on May 29 said it has resumed its plans to levy a 25% tariff on goods manufactured in China. The tariffs could include medical imaging scanners manufactured in the country.  Discuss
Online forums rebound as interest in radiology heats up
May 23, 2018 -- Traffic to online radiology forums that are popular with medical students has rebounded as diagnostic radiology becomes more attractive as a medical specialty. The improving job market seems to be driving the trend, according to an article published in the June edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Cancer death rates continue to decline in U.S.
May 22, 2018 -- The U.S. continues to see a decline in cancer mortality, according to the latest numbers published by the U.S. government on May 22 in Cancer. However, the figures also indicate a rising incidence of late-stage prostate cancer, possibly due to the decline in prostate-specific antigen screening.  Discuss
Texas man convicted in $19M health fraud
May 18, 2018 -- A Texas man has been convicted in a scheme in which he defrauded hospitals by claiming to sell them products and services through a phony shell company created to impersonate information systems giant Cerner Corp.  Discuss
Bone scan software predicts prostate cancer survival
May 17, 2018 -- Researchers using automated software to assess bone scintigraphy scans of patients with metastatic prostate cancer found that the algorithm helped them predict which patients were more likely to survive, compared with manual methods of interpreting the scans, according to a May 17 paper in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Why don't patients show up for imaging exams?
May 11, 2018 -- Why don't patients show up for scheduled imaging exams? A study published May 10 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that included nearly 3 million exams over 16 years found that no-shows are due to a mix of reasons.  Discuss
Radiologists land on list of highest-paid doctors
May 3, 2018 -- Radiologists landed in the No. 10 position on a list produced by Business Insider of the highest-paid healthcare professions. The list, based on data from LinkedIn, showed radiologists as having a total median salary of $368,000.  Discuss