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
CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire
July 21, 2021 -- A proposal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to its proposed Radiation Oncology (RO) Model for radiation therapy services is drawing criticism from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).  Discuss
Amazon announces availability of HealthLake cloud repository
July 15, 2021 -- Internet services giant Amazon Web Services has announced that its HealthLake cloud-based data repository is now available for use by healthcare and life sciences organizations.  Discuss
ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago
July 8, 2021 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has announced that it is moving ahead with an in-person annual meeting in Chicago October 24-27. The group has opened registration for the meeting on its website.  Discuss
With Hitachi deal done, Fujifilm sets sights on healthcare growth
July 1, 2021 -- Fresh off its acquisition of Hitachi's medical imaging business, Japanese industrial giant Fujifilm on July 1 rebranded its healthcare subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe to reflect the newly integrated company. The deal exemplifies Fujifilm's plan to make healthcare its primary business.  Discuss
RADxx changes name to RAD= to reflect more inclusive mission
June 29, 2021 -- The RAD Women (RADxx) networking group for women in imaging informatics is changing its name to RAD= (RAD Equal) to reflect a more inclusive view of the group's mission.  Discuss
Lantheus gets FDA nod for Pylarify PET agent for prostate cancer
May 27, 2021 -- Lantheus Medical Imaging has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Pylarify (F-18 DCFPyL), a PET radiopharmaceutical designed to target prostate-specific membrane antigen.  Discuss
CMS opens review of expanded CT lung screening reimbursement
May 18, 2021 -- CT lung cancer screening could see expanded Medicare reimbursement soon. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 18 opened up a review of its reimbursement policies in response to recent changes expanding the number of individuals who are eligible to be screened.  Discuss
SNMMI lands 'Hangover' star Jeong as guest speaker
April 26, 2021 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has announced that comedian Dr. Ken Jeong -- who rose to fame as a kidnapped gangster in "The Hangover" -- will be a guest speaker at the group's 2021 virtual meeting in June.  Discuss
COVID-19 pandemic hasn't depressed radiology salaries
April 22, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic didn't seem to make a big dent in salaries for radiology professionals in 2020, at least according to the latest figures from SalaryScan,'s annual survey of benefits and compensation in radiology.  Discuss
Biden administration nixes FDA plan to lift reviews of AI software
April 16, 2021 -- Saying the proposal was riddled with "errors" and "ambiguities," the Biden administration on April 16 torpedoed a plan proposed in the waning days of the Trump administration to eliminate 510(k) reviews for a range of medical products, including artificial intelligence (AI) software.  Discuss