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
Bracco: Norris gadolinium MRI contrast suit is dismissed
January 16, 2020 -- A high-profile lawsuit regarding the safety of gadolinium MRI contrast filed by martial arts actor Chuck Norris and his wife against contrast developer Bracco Imaging has been voluntarily dismissed, according to the company. Neither side paid any settlement, and both agreed to pay their own legal fees, according to a January 16 press statement.  Discuss
U.S. cancer death rate drops again
January 8, 2020 -- Fewer Americans are dying of cancer, and the mortality rate appears to be dropping faster than ever, according to new data released January 9 by the American Cancer Society. Cancer mortality in the U.S. has fallen 29% in the last 26 years, including a sharp 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017.  Discuss
Imaging criteria for congenital heart disease released
January 6, 2020 -- A coalition of academic organizations has released a set of appropriate use criteria covering when multimodality imaging should be used to follow up patients with congenital heart disease. The guidelines were published online January 6 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss
MRI sheds light on adolescent brain pathways
January 6, 2020 -- Why does your teenager drive you crazy? A new study used MRI tools such as functional MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging to shed light on structural pathways in the brain during adolescence -- a time of rapid brain development in humans.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2019
December 23, 2019 -- Concerns over MRI safety dominated headlines in 2019, at least according to the articles that were most viewed by members of AuntMinnie.com for the year. Topping the list were two stories about a recent accident at an MRI suite in Sweden, while other MRI safety-related articles also scored highly.  Discuss
Uncertain findings sabotage x-ray's value for pneumonia
December 23, 2019 -- Has the performance of radiography for detecting pneumonia been overstated? A study in the December edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology suggests that x-ray's sensitivity and specificity drop when uncertain impressions are included.  Discuss
Hitachi board votes to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 18, 2019 -- The board of directors of Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi has voted to sell its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm for a total price of 179 billion yen ($1.63 billion). The deal will combine two second-tier players in the radiology industry to create a firm that could compete with the largest multimodality vendors.  Discuss
Report: Fujifilm plans to buy Hitachi imaging business
December 17, 2019 -- Fujifilm is planning to acquire the medical imaging business of Hitachi in what would be a major consolidation of Japanese medical device firms, according to news reports. The deal would marry Fujifilm's strength in digital x-ray and image management software with Hitachi's modality scanner business.  Discuss
Massive VHA audit explores reasons for imaging delays
December 10, 2019 -- A massive review of outpatient radiology and nuclear medicine services in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) found that 17% of routine requests and 25% of urgent orders for outpatient imaging were not performed in a timely fashion.  Discuss
United Imaging launches mobile PET/CT unit at RSNA 2019
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - United Imaging Healthcare is marking its second RSNA meeting as an exhibitor by launching a new mobile digital PET/CT scanner, UMI 550. The company is also debuting an ultrawide-bore 3-tesla MRI scanner and is showcasing products that have received regulatory clearance since last year's meeting.  Discuss