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
New x-ray systems mark Siemens exhibit at RSNA 2020
December 2, 2020 -- A slate of new x-ray systems, including a digital radiography system, a dual-purpose radiography and fluoroscopy system, and a mobile C-arm, are among the highlights in the virtual booth of Siemens Healthineers at this week's RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Atlas resigns as White House COVID-19 adviser
December 1, 2020 -- Neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas on November 30 announced his resignation as an adviser on COVID-19 to the Trump administration. Atlas' four-month tenure in the position was marked by controversy due to statements he made in opposition to lockdown measures.  Discuss
GE products at RSNA 2020 include AI-enhanced imaging
December 1, 2020 -- GE Healthcare is demonstrating a slate of new imaging technologies at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 meeting, including the latest version of its interventional imaging platform, a new 3D mobile C-arm, and an array of products enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI).  Discuss
Canon touts wide-bore CT, AI for PET/CT at RSNA 2020
November 29, 2020 -- A new CT scanner with a wide 90-cm bore, new applications for artificial intelligence (AI)-based reconstruction of PET/CT, and cardiac spectral CT in a single heartbeat are among the highlights in the booth of Canon Medical Systems USA at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 show.  Discuss
CMS issues final rule modernizing Stark law
November 20, 2020 -- Saying it is lifting the weight of "punishing bureaucracy" from the backs of physicians, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 20 announced its final rule implementing major changes to the Stark law, a set of federal rules that prohibit physicians from self-referral.  Discuss
Atlas urges Michigan to 'rise up' against COVID-19 rules
November 16, 2020 -- Neuroradiologist and White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas is drawing criticism for statements he made on Twitter over the weekend urging Michigan residents to "rise up" against lockdown rules designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.  Discuss
Cancer caused 4M years of lost life in U.S.
November 13, 2020 -- Cancer deaths resulted in more than 4 million potential years of life lost in the U.S. in 2017, according to a November 13 study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. While overall cancer mortality has gone down, the potential number of years of lost life has remained stable due to the growing U.S. population.  Discuss
Large study confirms value of CT lung cancer screening
November 12, 2020 -- CT lung cancer screening reduces the risk of death from lung cancer, according to a new meta-analysis that combines data from all randomized controlled trials performed so far. In fact, CT lung screening compares favorably with breast screening, researchers reported in the November edition of the Annals of Family Medicine.  Discuss
You get what you pay for with Groupon scans
November 2, 2020 -- Wellness companies are marketing medical imaging scans directly to consumers as a way to assuage the "worried well" about their health. At the same time, internet-based services like Groupon enable consumers to leverage the power of volume for massive price discounts. Combine the two -- what could go wrong?  Discuss
Canon launches CT scanner with 90-cm bore at ASTRO 2020
October 23, 2020 -- Canon Medical Systems is taking advantage of this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) virtual meeting to launch Aquilion Exceed LB, a CT scanner dedicated to radiation therapy planning. The new scanner sports a wide 90-cm bore and other features like artificial intelligence-based image reconstruction.  Discuss