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
What's the best way to get students interested in nuclear medicine?
July 27, 2022 -- What can be done to boost interest in nuclear medicine among medical students? Piquing their interest could be as simple as conducting a 30-minute seminar early in their medical training, according to a study published July 22 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
POCUS serves an ace at US Open tennis tournament
July 26, 2022 -- The addition of an onsite radiology service including point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) at the US Open tennis tournament has enabled sports physicians to streamline medical care for athletes. Researchers described their experience in a July 25 article in Skeletal Radiology.  Discuss
7 hidden reasons people quit their jobs -- and how to prevent it
July 10, 2022 -- PHOENIX - There are seven hidden reasons why most employees quit their jobs, a trend that in radiology is exacerbating the shortage of radiologic technologists (RTs). But in a July 10 presentation at AHRA 2022, Maureen Firth offered tips for improving the recruiting and retention of RTs.  Discuss
CMS releases proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2023
July 8, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 7 issued its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2023. Simultaneously, CMS postponed the start of the penalty phase for its mandate on using appropriate use criteria/clinical decision support for advanced imaging studies.  Discuss
U.S. report on COVID response says Atlas strategy caused deaths
June 22, 2022 -- A new report issued by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic blames controversial neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas for a strategy that led to thousands of "preventable" deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  Discuss
Biden signs MAMMO Act to improve breast imaging for veterans
June 7, 2022 -- President Joe Biden on June 7 signed the Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options for Veterans Act (the MAMMO Act), legislation that would improve breast imaging services for military veterans.  Discuss
Virtual conferences fall short for networking, social interaction
June 7, 2022 -- Virtual radiology conferences generally got high marks in a new international survey published in European Radiology on June 2. But they fell short in one key area: a lack of social contact and networking opportunities.  Discuss
GE contrast plant in Shanghai to approach full production next week
June 2, 2022 -- There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the global shortage of iodinated contrast media. GE Healthcare said on June 2 that a contrast manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China, will return to close to 100% production of contrast media next week.  Discuss
Radiology salaries edge higher in latest SalaryScan numbers
May 25, 2022 -- Salaries for radiology professionals edged higher in 2021, as both radiologists and radiologic technologists enjoyed rising incomes. The latest figures for's annual survey of benefits and compensation found that salaries for technologists, in particular, hit a milestone last year.  Discuss
Staffing costs continue to vex administrators in Q1 MICI data
May 5, 2022 -- Concerns about staffing costs continue to vex radiology administrators, according to data from the first quarter of 2022 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Hospitals and radiology departments are facing both rising labor costs and staffing shortages.  Discuss