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
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
CMS to loosen strings on oncology PET payments
March 14, 2013 -- In a move that should make PET reimbursement easier for most oncology applications, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week proposed removing its longstanding requirement that FDG-PET scans of patients with solid tumors be reported to a national data registry.  Discuss
Match Day looms for medical students on March 15
March 14, 2013 -- It's the most wonderful time of the year -- at least if you're a medical student. The National Resident Matching Program said that results will be available on Friday, March 15, for Match Day, when students discover the academic program to which they've been assigned.  Discuss
HIMSS: Staffing, security are top concerns for HIT leaders
March 4, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS - Recruiting and retaining healthcare IT personnel and ensuring data security in an era of bring-your-own mobile devices are among the top concerns of healthcare IT leaders, according to survey results presented on Monday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.  Discuss
ACR Select moves ahead with debut at RSNA 2012
December 18, 2012 -- If you were at RSNA 2012, you may have missed the small green booth along the edge of the South Building exhibit floor in McCormick Place. But ACR Select's debut RSNA appearance was an important harbinger of the progress the project is making in trying to solve the problem of inappropriate medical imaging utilization.  Discuss
Chest x-ray use remains stable as high-tech modalities soar
December 12, 2012 -- While utilization of high-tech imaging modalities soared and then slipped over the past decade, use of the humble chest x-ray has continued at a relatively stable rate, researchers found in a study presented at the RSNA 2012 conference.  Discuss