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
President of Ohio portable x-ray firm gets 15-year prison term
September 30, 2022 -- The president of a portable x-ray firm in Ohio has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a scheme in which he defrauded the Medicare and Medicaid system of $2 million for services the company did not provide.
Radiology admins worry about staff costs in new MICI numbers
September 26, 2022 -- Radiology administrators are struggling to cope with rising staff costs and personnel shortages as they also try to manage a variety of financial pressures, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
Bracco prepares launch of its version of gadopiclenol MRI contrast
September 21, 2022 -- Contrast agent developer Bracco is preparing for a commercial launch of its version of gadopiclenol, the new MRI gadolinium-based contrast agent that has received approval in the U.S. Bracco will sell the agent as Vueway.  Discuss
Guerbet gets FDA approval for Elucirem lower-dose MRI contrast
September 21, 2022 -- Contrast agent developer Guerbet has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Elucirem (gadopiclenol), a new MRI contrast agent the company is developing in collaboration with Bracco.  Discuss
Study finds language may be barrier to better MRI efficiency
August 4, 2022 -- A new study published August 2 in Abdominal Radiology found that patients undergoing MRI scans who weren't native English speakers had more difficulty following breathing instructions. This could affect the efficiency of MRI services.  Discuss
Imaging groups push back against proposed 2023 Medicare cuts
August 4, 2022 -- A coalition of groups representing the medical imaging industry are pushing back against proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for 2023, urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to take action to forestall the cuts.
RANZCR: Workforce challenges face radiation oncology in New Zealand
August 4, 2022 -- A shortage of radiation oncologists may be looming in New Zealand, according to the results of a survey that are being presented at this week's New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2022, hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).  Discuss
CT screening evens out gender disparity in lung cancer mortality
August 3, 2022 -- Men with lung cancer have a much higher risk of mortality compared with women, says a new paper published August 1 in Lung Cancer. But this difference disappears if they got CT lung screening, suggesting that screening can even out gender disparities.  Discuss
MRI detects 'iron overload' related to genetic mutation
August 2, 2022 -- MRI scans can detect signs of excess iron accumulation in individuals who are genetically predisposed toward the condition, says an August 1 study in JAMA Neurology. What's more, males with this condition are also at higher risk of movement disorders.  Discuss
2-stage AI process helps grade severity of COVID on x-rays
July 29, 2022 -- A new two-stage process for using artificial intelligence (AI) to grade the severity of COVID-19 infection on chest x-rays could work better than existing AI-based algorithms, say researchers who described their process in a paper published July 27 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss