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
NH report slams Exeter Hospital procedures in hepatitis C outbreak
June 27, 2013 -- In an official report, state health authorities in New Hampshire say that officials and staff at Exeter Hospital had lax procedures and missed multiple warning signs in the case of a cardiac cath lab technologist who infected dozens of patients with hepatitis C as part of an alleged drug diversion scheme.  Discuss
Better than mammography? CT lung screening is cost-effective
June 25, 2013 -- The economics of CT lung cancer screening measure up to other population-based screening programs such as mammography in terms of cost-effectiveness, according to an analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial that was presented on Monday at a U.S. National Cancer Institute meeting.  Discuss
CMS bends on oncology PET coverage, will pay for 3 scans
June 12, 2013 -- In a victory for PET proponents, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday issued a final decision on coverage of oncology FDG-PET scans, agreeing to pay for three follow-up studies rather than just one, as it had proposed three months ago.  Discuss
Guerbet takes aim at U.S. with launch of Dotarem MRI contrast
May 31, 2013 -- French contrast agent developer Guerbet isn't exactly a household name in the U.S., but the company hopes this will change with the launch this summer of its MRI contrast agent Dotarem. Guerbet plans to make the agent's safety profile a major component of its upcoming campaign.  Discuss
SalaryScan data reveal gender gap between U.S. radiologists
May 22, 2013 -- Male radiologists make an average of 20% more than female radiologists in the U.S., according to new salary data from While the salary advantage for men is in line with the U.S. average for all professions, it could reinforce the perception that radiology is an unfriendly career choice for women.  Discuss
Women in their 40s reluctant to give up breast screening
May 17, 2013 -- In a study that confirms recent findings, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that mammography screening rates have changed little among women in their 40s despite guideline changes by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Study results were published May 15 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Health Affairs: Healthcare slowdown is saving U.S. money
May 6, 2013 -- The recent slowdown in the growth of healthcare costs in the U.S. could be a sign of long-term trends rather than a result of the recession, according to a new research paper in Health Affairs. If the hypothesis is correct, it could mean that the U.S. could save as much as $770 billion in Medicare spending over the next 10 years.  Discuss
Are women ignoring USPSTF's breast screening advice?
April 19, 2013 -- Younger women in the U.S. apparently haven't heeded recent advice on mammography screening by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). A study published April 19 in Cancer found that screening rates have remained steady for women ages 40 to 49 after the USPSTF's 2009 guideline change.  Discuss
Bracco Injeneering launch spearheads contrast firm's new focus
March 20, 2013 -- Italian contrast developer Bracco Imaging is diversifying its focus to highlight the growing role of devices and software. The new emphasis was evident at last week's European Congress of Radiology, when the company unveiled its new Bracco Injeneering business and demonstrated its Nexo contrast management software.  Discuss
NRMP touts largest residency Match in history
March 15, 2013 -- The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) said that the Main Residency Match on March 15 was the largest in NRMP's history, with the total number of Match registrants topping 40,000 for the first time and the total number of positions offered exceeding 29,000.  Discuss