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
CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology
September 18, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released its long-awaited Radiation Oncology Model, an alternative method for the agency to pay for radiation therapy procedures in the Medicare and Medicaid systems.  Discuss
Radiology Partners sees scale as benefit of Mednax deal
September 16, 2020 -- When Radiology Partners (RP) completes its acquisition of Mednax's radiology services division, it will put hundreds more U.S. radiologists under the RP banner. And RP executives see that scale as a major benefit, from raising new investment funds to rolling out new technology across its growing network.  Discuss
Radiology Partners to buy Mednax imaging unit for $885M
September 10, 2020 -- In a major consolidation of the imaging services segment, Radiology Partners has agreed to acquire the radiology services business of Mednax in a deal valued at $885 million. The acquisition will expand by over 50% the number of radiologists in the Radiology Partners network.  Discuss
Radiologist scrutinized for 'herd immunity' COVID theory
September 1, 2020 -- A radiologist tapped by President Donald Trump as an advisor on the COVID-19 pandemic was the subject of an August 31 profile in the Washington Post. The article focused on a controversial "herd immunity" theory espoused by Dr. Scott Atlas to build up a resistance to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  Discuss
CMS postpones 'appropriate use' mandate past 2021
August 11, 2020 -- Clinicians ordering advanced imaging scans like CT, MRI, and PET in the Medicare system will no longer have to use appropriate use criteria (AUC) and decision support starting in 2021. On August 10, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said it was extending the testing period for AUC through the end of 2021.  Discuss
Holographic anatomy program shifts gears after COVID-19
August 10, 2020 -- A program that uses holograms to teach human anatomy at Case Western Reserve University didn't miss a beat when COVID-19 hit in March. It distributed nearly 200 holographic headsets to students so they could continue learning at home, according to a talk at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists virtual meeting.  Discuss
Intelerad invests in cloud with Radius acquisition
August 5, 2020 -- Enterprise imaging software developer Intelerad Medical Systems is investing in the future of cloud computing in radiology with the acquisition of Radius, a provider of cloud hosting and managed services.  Discuss
Siemens to buy Varian in $16B deal
August 3, 2020 -- In what's being called the biggest healthcare acquisition of the year, Siemens Healthineers has agreed to buy Varian Medical Systems in a deal valued at $16.4 billion. The purchase marks a major expansion of Siemens' operations, from its core in diagnostic medicine into cancer treatment.  Discuss
Is the new movie about Marie Curie worth watching?
July 30, 2020 -- On July 24, a new movie called "Radioactive" debuted about the life of Marie Curie. The film chronicles the remarkable life of Curie, who performed pioneering research into radioactivity, work for which she won two Nobel Prizes. But is "Radioactive" actually worth watching?  Discuss
Optimism snaps back in Q3 edition of MICI poll
July 20, 2020 -- Radiology administrators and business managers reported a sharp rebound in optimism about their business prospects for the third quarter in the latest round of the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). The jump corrects much of the second-quarter decline that occurred at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Discuss