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
'Good Morning America' skewers breast thermography
February 18, 2019 -- The use of thermography in place of conventional mammography for breast screening was the subject of a critical news segment on the TV show "Good Morning America" on February 13. The segment profiled two California women -- one of whom later died -- whose cancers were missed by thermography.  Discuss
5 ways to improve interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- There are five key steps that should be taken to improve the provision of interventional radiology in Europe. That's according to a new survey of European interventional radiology departments published February 13 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
Report: Indian radiologist commits suicide after alleged bullying
February 7, 2019 -- A radiologist in India committed suicide due to alleged persistent bullying at the hospital where she worked, according to an article in the Hindustan Times. Several doctors have been arrested in connection with her death, other reports indicate.  Discuss
Radiologists can help detect signs of domestic violence
February 5, 2019 -- By recognizing signs of trauma on imaging exams, radiologists can help identify cases of domestic violence between intimate partners, according to a study published February 5 in Radiology. Researchers identified imaging and demographic factors associated with a greater likelihood of abuse.  Discuss
Row erupts in Canada over radiologists' role in healthcare
February 1, 2019 -- A dispute has erupted in Ontario over the role that radiologists and other medical specialists play in the healthcare system of the Canadian province. The debate was sparked by an article claiming that radiologists have benefited from a "technology windfall" in spending on medical technology that has been funded by taxpayers.  Discuss
Report: ER doctors get subpoenas for ordering wrong scans
February 1, 2019 -- Doctors in the emergency room (ER) at Rhode Island Hospital have been served with subpoenas charging them with medical misconduct for incorrectly ordering medical imaging scans, according to a report published January 30 by Politico.  Discuss
Hologic, Fujifilm settle mammography patent dispute
January 29, 2019 -- Hologic and Fujifilm Medical Systems USA have agreed to settle a dispute over patents relating to digital mammography technology, with the firms signing an agreement that will enable both to continue selling their products in the U.S. and worldwide.  Discuss
MRI jargon draws fire in Vox series on health costs
January 15, 2019 -- Online news portal Vox continues find radiology in its sights as it takes aim at runaway healthcare costs. In a January 14 article, the site criticized jargon that hospitals use to describe radiology services -- in particular MRI -- as an example of why healthcare charges are so hard to understand.  Discuss
CT scans show impact of space flight on muscles
January 10, 2019 -- Prolonged time in space can have a measurable effect on muscle size and composition, according to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). An MIT group analyzed CT scans of astronauts who spent months on the International Space Station to document muscle changes.  Discuss
Start-up BURL develops ultrasound-based 'ECG for stroke'
January 9, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - A California start-up is developing an ultrasound-based device that it hopes could become a low-cost way to test patients for stroke, much in the same way electrocardiograms (ECGs) assess heart-attack patients. Executives with BURL Concepts presented the idea at this week's Digital Medicine & Medtech (DigiMed) Showcase.  Discuss