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
Siemens launches Ysio X.pree x-ray system
June 22, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching a new premium digital radiography (DR) system called Ysio X.pree. The system includes a number of new technologies designed to help automate x-ray image acquisition and interpretation.  Discuss
Inpatient volume fell 17% during depths of COVID-19
June 19, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a decline in inpatient imaging volume at a health system in the northeastern U.S. that hit a low of 17% at the worst point of the outbreak, according to a June 18 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But volume rebounded afterward to finish down just 4% compared with 2019.  Discuss
PET links lower sleep levels with Alzheimer's risk
June 10, 2020 -- Individuals with mild cognitive impairment who slept less than six hours per night had higher levels of amyloid buildup -- a known contributor to Alzheimer's disease -- on PET scans than those who got more sleep, according to a study out of Japan published online June 9 in JAMA Open.  Discuss
Mednax to sell off radiology business
June 5, 2020 -- Beset by massive declines in procedure volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare provider Mednax announced June 5 that it is restructuring the company in a plan that includes selling off its radiology business. The company plans to return its focus to pediatrics and obstetrics services.  Discuss
Radiology confidence plummets in Q2 MICI poll
June 2, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically undercut the confidence that radiology administrators and imaging center directors have in their business prospects for the immediate future, according to second-quarter results in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
FDA approves Avid's flortaucipir PET agent for tau imaging
May 28, 2020 -- In what the agency called a regulatory first, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the radiopharmaceutical flortaucipir F-18 for imaging tau pathology on PET scans. The agent was developed by Eli Lilly subsidiary Avid Radiopharmaceuticals and will be marketed as Tauvid.  Discuss
Stroke scans drop by 40% during COVID-19 outbreak
May 8, 2020 -- The number of patients evaluated for stroke with imaging fell by 40% during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a research letter published May 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could be a sign that many stroke cases are not receiving appropriate medical care.  Discuss
FDA relaxes rules on imaging modifications for COVID-19
April 24, 2020 -- In an effort to make medical imaging more available to COVID-19 patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is relaxing its rules on modification of radiology equipment. Modifications will not need the agency's imprimatur before being used on patients during the crisis.  Discuss
Hospital gets creative to perform safer COVID-19 x-rays
April 22, 2020 -- The radiology department at a Pennsylvania hospital has found some creative low-tech solutions to the problem of safely performing chest x-ray studies of patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Discuss
How good is radiography for COVID-19 detection?
April 6, 2020 -- Just how well does radiography perform in detecting signs of COVID‑19? A range of recent studies indicates that while x-ray may not have the diagnostic power of CT, it still has a role to play in managing the pandemic.  Discuss