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
Carestream to sharpen digital x-ray focus after Philips deal
April 1, 2019 -- When the parent company of Philips Healthcare completes its acquisition of Carestream Health's healthcare IT unit, it will leave Carestream with a sharpened focus on its core business of medical image acquisition modalities, particularly digital x-ray. Carestream plans to double down on its investment in digital x-ray following the sale.  Discuss
MICI Q1: Optimism reigns among radiology administrators
March 26, 2019 -- Radiology administrators and business managers were mostly optimistic about their business prospects in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). But there are some possible storm clouds on the horizon.  Discuss
Interventional radiologists pull down highest salaries
March 19, 2019 -- What's not to like about interventional radiology? It's one of the newest medical specialties, and interventional radiologists in the U.S. pulled down higher salaries in 2018 compared with their colleagues in diagnostic radiology, according to the latest data from's SalaryScan survey of medical imaging compensation.  Discuss
Radiology continues positive trend in 2019 Match
March 18, 2019 -- Medical students continue to be interested in both diagnostic and interventional radiology if preliminary data from this year's Main Residency Match are any indication. Only 10 U.S. diagnostic radiology programs reported unfilled PGY-2 slots, while all interventional programs filled their available slots, according to the National Resident Matching Program.  Discuss
Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection
March 15, 2019 -- Point-of-care lung ultrasound has a higher sensitivity than chest x-ray for detecting symptoms of pulmonary edema in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, according to a new meta-analysis. The findings could indicate that ultrasound is a better choice for these patients, according to a study published March 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Philips to buy Carestream's healthcare IT business
March 7, 2019 -- Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, has signed a deal to acquire Carestream Health's IT business in a major consolidation within the radiology IT market. The deal bolsters Philips' already-strong activities in healthcare IT, giving the company access to additional distribution and software development capabilities.  Discuss
Alphenix angio unit leads Canon offerings at ECR
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The European launch of its new Alphenix interventional angiography system is the major highlight in the booth of Canon Medical Systems at ECR 2019 this week. Other important products being shown include a new entry-level CT scanner for the global market and new global illumination software.  Discuss
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software.  Discuss
GE focuses on artificial intelligence at ECR 2019
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - New advances in artificial intelligence (AI) -- including a partnership with the European Society of Radiology to highlight AI applications in radiology this week -- are among the highlights in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR 2019.  Discuss
ECR speakers offer look at radiology present and future
February 27, 2019 -- VIENNA - Radiology is moving toward a future in which radiologists, guided by artificial intelligence, will be able to work more closely with clinicians to provide precise therapies that offer patients an improved quality of life, according to a series of speakers at the opening press conference of ECR 2019.  Discuss