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
Spectrum Dynamics files lawsuit against GE
December 6, 2018 -- Molecular imaging technology developer Spectrum Dynamics has filed a lawsuit against GE Healthcare, charging GE with "theft and misappropriation" of its trade secrets and intellectual property regarding digital SPECT technology.  Discuss
Canon debuts MRI and vascular systems and AI for CT at RSNA
November 25, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Canon Medical Systems USA plans to highlight an artificial intelligence (AI) protocol for CT data reconstruction, a new premium 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a high-end vascular imaging system, and a new line of midrange ultrasound systems at its first RSNA show after Canon rebranded Toshiba's medical imaging assets earlier in 2018.  Discuss
Siemens launches new MRI scanners in BioMatrix family
November 25, 2018 -- At this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, Siemens Healthineers is expanding the BioMatrix concept it launched in 2017 by introducing two new MRI scanners in the family: the Magnetom Lumina 3-tesla scanner and the Magnetom Altea 1.5-tesla system. Both bring the BioMatrix concept to more affordable price points than previous models.  Discuss
Ky. bill lets radiologists again read black lung x-rays
November 21, 2018 -- Radiologists in Kentucky would once again be allowed to read x-rays of miners in the black lung screening program under a bill introduced in the state Legislature. The legislation comes amid a surge of black lung cases in Appalachia.  Discuss
Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge
November 16, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm written by a Canadian radiologist and a U.S. medical student was awarded first place in the RSNA Pneumonia Detection Challenge, a competition sponsored by the RSNA to foster the development of AI algorithms.  Discuss
Breast density advocate Cappello dies
November 16, 2018 -- Breast density advocate Nancy Cappello, PhD, died on November 15 due to complications related to a late-occurring side effect of breast cancer treatment. Cappello was instrumental in passing the first state breast density notification law and in raising awareness of the relationship between breast tissue density and cancer risk.  Discuss
Roadie winners point to hottest abstracts at RSNA 2018
November 14, 2018 -- What abstracts will generate the most interest at RSNA 2018? If the winners of our Roadie awards are any indication, hot topics will range from gadolinium retention in MRI to cinematic rendering in advanced visualization -- with artificial intelligence appearing poised to steal the show once again.  Discuss
Despite AI's rise, big iron will be big draw at RSNA 2018
November 12, 2018 -- Despite the recent rise of artificial intelligence (AI), big iron will be the big draw for many attendees at the upcoming RSNA 2018 meeting, according to a new study by market research and consulting firm Paragon Consulting Partners. In particular, MRI and ultrasound will be hot technologies in Chicago.  Discuss
MICI Q4: Imaging managers hope for strong finish to 2018
November 5, 2018 -- Managers of radiology departments and imaging centers are hoping for a strong finish to 2018, based on data and comments in the fourth quarter of the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Still, nagging questions remain about reimbursement from Medicare and private payors.  Discuss
2nd MRI center reports problems with Apple devices
November 1, 2018 -- A second imaging facility is reporting problems with Apple devices that appear to be related to the operation of the center's MRI scanner. Nearly 10 late-model Apple iPhones and Watches were permanently disabled at a Delaware center after it ramped down its MRI magnet.  Discuss