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
MICI Q2: Cautious optimism prevails in radiology
June 7, 2019 -- Radiology administrators are cautiously optimistic about their prospects for the second quarter of 2019. But concerns about pre-authorization for imaging studies and the growing migration of imaging exams to outpatient facilities is causing concern, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
Report: SEC looking into charges of bribery in China
June 4, 2019 -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into charges that some of the largest multinational OEMs of medical imaging equipment allegedly paid bribes to government officials in China to secure equipment sales, according to an article published June 4 in Reuters.  Discuss
Breast cancer drives disparity between younger men, women
May 31, 2019 -- Progress continues to be made in the fight against cancer, with death rates dropping for both men and women, according to a new report published May 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. But cancer incidence is much higher in younger women than in men, largely due to breast cancer.  Discuss
Previous test scores predict success on ABR Core Exam
May 20, 2019 -- Past performance is no guarantee of future results in the world of investing, but things may be different for radiology residents taking the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Core Exam. A new survey of residents who took the exam found that scores on previous tests were a good predictor of who would pass.  Discuss
ARRS: Residents who passed Core Exam valued test prep
May 7, 2019 -- Fourth-year radiology residents who passed the American Board of Radiology Core Exam tended to make greater use of test prep resources and perceived the value of those resources more than residents who failed the exam, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting in Honolulu.  Discuss
Travel ban prompts meeting moves for radiology society
May 3, 2019 -- What happened when a major radiology society moved the location of its annual conference at the last minute in response to state antidiscrimination laws discouraging travel to certain states? The meeting went off without a hitch, according to an article published April 30 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Carestream to sharpen digital x-ray focus after Philips deal
April 1, 2019 -- When the parent company of Philips Healthcare completes its acquisition of Carestream Health's healthcare IT unit, it will leave Carestream with a sharpened focus on its core business of medical image acquisition modalities, particularly digital x-ray. Carestream plans to double down on its investment in digital x-ray following the sale.  Discuss
MICI Q1: Optimism reigns among radiology administrators
March 26, 2019 -- Radiology administrators and business managers were mostly optimistic about their business prospects in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). But there are some possible storm clouds on the horizon.  Discuss
Interventional radiologists pull down highest salaries
March 19, 2019 -- What's not to like about interventional radiology? It's one of the newest medical specialties, and interventional radiologists in the U.S. pulled down higher salaries in 2018 compared with their colleagues in diagnostic radiology, according to the latest data from's SalaryScan survey of medical imaging compensation.  Discuss
Radiology continues positive trend in 2019 Match
March 18, 2019 -- Medical students continue to be interested in both diagnostic and interventional radiology if preliminary data from this year's Main Residency Match are any indication. Only 10 U.S. diagnostic radiology programs reported unfilled PGY-2 slots, while all interventional programs filled their available slots, according to the National Resident Matching Program.  Discuss