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. 

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ASTRO: Prostate RT works better than expected in black men
October 23, 2018 -- SAN ANTONIO - Radiation therapy (RT) could be more effective in African-American men with prostate cancer than previously realized, according to data presented on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: SBRT works well for less risky prostate cancer
October 22, 2018 -- SAN ANTONIO - Despite past concerns, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivered in a smaller number of sessions at a higher radiation dose works well for men with less risky forms of prostate cancer, according to a study presented on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes
October 22, 2018 -- SAN ANTONIO - Radiation oncology is already putting artificial intelligence (AI) to work by using the technology for automating mundane tasks. But AI's real value will come when it is able to accurately predict patient outcomes, according to a Sunday talk at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.  Discuss
Study gives all-clear for skin cream during radiation therapy
October 19, 2018 -- It's OK for patients scheduled for radiation therapy to apply topical treatments such as skin cream in moderation before their procedures, according to a study published October 16 in JAMA Oncology. That's good news for the many patients who want to use skin cream to counter skin rashes or burns caused by radiation treatments.  Discuss
Choosing Wisely doesn't reduce pediatric chest x-rays
October 16, 2018 -- Nearly half of children presenting at U.S. emergency departments from 2007 to 2015 with acute bronchiolitis received radiography, despite the publication in 2013 of Choosing Wisely guidelines recommending against the imaging exam, according to a research letter published October 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Calif. imaging center CEO arrested in $284M fraud scheme
October 11, 2018 -- The CEO of a group of Southern California imaging center companies has been arrested on charges that he ran an elaborate kickback scheme, in which doctors were paid for patient referrals within the state workers' compensation system.  Discuss
Did VA hospitals cancel valid radiology orders to clear backlog?
October 2, 2018 -- Hospitals in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system may have canceled valid orders for radiology scans as part of an effort to clear a massive backlog of outdated imaging requests, according to an October 1 article from USA Today.  Discuss
Industry funding concentrated in radiation oncology
September 18, 2018 -- The vast majority of industry payments to radiation oncology researchers are concentrated among just 10 individuals, according to a study published September 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. And researchers who received payments from industry were more likely to publish more papers.  Discuss
Former UCSF radiology chair Margulis dies
September 11, 2018 -- Dr. Alexander Margulis, who chaired the department of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from the 1960s to the 1980s, has died, according to a post on the university's website. He was 97.  Discuss
C-MIMI: 8 myths about AI in radiology -- and why they're wrong
September 10, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Although radiology has finally warmed to the idea of artificial intelligence (AI), there is still skepticism about its potential. At this week's Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI), AI entrepreneur Jeremy Howard reviewed eight common myths about the use of AI in radiology -- and why they're wrong.  Discuss