Brian Casey

Brian joined AuntMinnie.com 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
Do CT lung screening rules overlook first responders?
October 11, 2019 -- Current guidelines covering who is eligible for CT lung cancer screening do not take into account the hazards encountered by occupational exposure to environmental toxins, such as those encountered by first responders. That's according to research presented October 11 at the North American Conference on Lung Cancer in Chicago.  Discuss
MICI Q4: Rad admins still confident in business outlook
October 11, 2019 -- Radiology administrators and business managers continue to have a positive outlook on their business prospects for the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
ASTRO: AI predicts side effects from radiation therapy
September 17, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that was able to predict which patients were likely to experience side effects after radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, according to a study presented Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: Is hormone therapy after prostate surgery needed?
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Men who have undergone surgery for prostate cancer may not need long-term hormone therapy if they have low levels of prostate-specific antigen after their procedure, according to research presented Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: SABR generates immune response to prostate cancer
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The use of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) to treat men with oligometastatic prostate disease not only destroyed tumors but also seemed to promote an immune response in the body to fight cancer in a new study, presented at this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
Varian taps power of AI for Ethos adaptive therapy unit
September 15, 2019 -- What if you could harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to guide radiation therapy treatments that adapt in real-time to changes in tumors? Varian Medical Systems is trying just that with its new Ethos system, launching at this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids
September 12, 2019 -- Children with cancer who are treated with proton therapy had better outcomes with less morbidity, according to a pair of new studies published September 12 by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.  Discuss
AJR publishes primer on gender affirmation surgery
August 22, 2019 -- Radiologists should consider multiple issues when analyzing medical images used as part of gender affirmation surgeries, according to a primer on the topic issued online ahead of print on August 15 by the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
ABR releases Core Exam scores that show 'fail' rate rising
August 16, 2019 -- The American Board of Radiology (ABR) on August 15 released results of the Core Exam to radiology residents who took the test in May and June. But the ABR figures indicate that the percentage of test-takers who failed the 2019 board exam rose to the highest level in seven years.  Discuss
AI algorithm could reduce wrong-side medical mistakes
August 5, 2019 -- Wrong-side medical procedures are among the most devastating -- and preventable -- errors in healthcare. But what if you could stop wrong-side mistakes simply by analyzing radiographs with a machine-learning algorithm? A research group gave the idea a try and described their findings in the August edition of the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss