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
Former GE medical head Walter Robb dies of COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- Walter Robb, who led GE's medical imaging division in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of COVID-19 disease. Under his tenure, GE made major advances in medical imaging instrumentation, including the development of CT, MRI, and ultrasound.  Discuss
ACC cancels 2020 meeting in Chicago
March 9, 2020 -- The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced the cancellation of its annual meeting scheduled to begin March 28 in Chicago. ACC 2020 is the latest in what's become a slew of medical conferences to be canceled in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Discuss
ABR cancels April exams amid coronavirus outbreak
March 6, 2020 -- Add the American Board of Radiology (ABR) to the list of healthcare organizations that are canceling upcoming events. The ABR said that its April exams would be canceled, while at the same time confirming that exams later in the year would be held as planned.  Discuss
HIMSS cancels 2020 conference
March 5, 2020 -- Just days away from the start of its annual conference, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced on March 5 that the meeting in Orlando, FL, would be canceled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus.  Discuss
Report: Stress takes toll on young medical professionals
March 5, 2020 -- Work-related stress and burnout have become increasingly common problems among healthcare professionals. But a new report finds that burnout isn't just found in older workers -- it's also being reported by younger professionals.  Discuss
Radiologist salaries crash through $400k barrier
March 3, 2020 -- Salaries for U.S. radiologists exceeded the $400,000 mark regardless of the type of imaging modality they subspecialized in for the first time in 2019, according to the latest numbers from SalaryScan,'s annual survey of benefits and compensation in radiology.  Discuss
Vendor cancellations imperil March trade shows
March 3, 2020 -- One of the three largest medical imaging vendors -- Siemens Healthineers -- said March 3 that it is pulling out of all trade shows for the month of March due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The move could put pressure on other vendors to follow suit -- and some already have.  Discuss
Imaging shows rising scourge of black lung in coal miners
February 20, 2020 -- The return of black lung disease in coal workers isn't just limited to the U.S. In a new study, Australian researchers used x-ray and CT to document the presentation of lung diseases in coal miners -- cases that could have been detected earlier if better screening programs were in place.  Discuss
Radiology mourns passing of Dr. David C. Levin
February 4, 2020 -- One of the pioneers of research on health services in radiology, Dr. David C. Levin, died on January 15. Levin was one of the first researchers to investigate issues related to turf battles and inappropriate utilization of imaging services and laid the academic groundwork for legislation that rolled back physician self-referral. He was 85.  Discuss
X-ray helps diagnose coronavirus in Vietnamese man
January 28, 2020 -- Radiography was one of several diagnostic tools that helped detect the presence of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Vietnamese man who had traveled to Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak. The case study was reported on January 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss