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. 

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Twitter activity plunges during virtual conferences
January 24, 2022 -- The shift to virtual conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic could have an unexpected consequence -- a plunge in Twitter activity during virtual meetings, according to a study published January 20 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
Micro-X makes RSNA debut with miniaturized x-ray technology
December 23, 2021 -- Australian x-ray developer Micro-X made its RSNA debut last month, displaying its carbon nanotube miniaturized x-ray tube technology. The company plans to leverage the design to offer x-ray systems that are lighter and more portable than existing systems.  Discuss
Volume rebounds, but so do labor costs for imaging admins
December 21, 2021 -- Medical imaging volume continues to grow strongly as radiology recovers from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. But rising labor costs are bedeviling radiology administrators, according to survey results for the fourth quarter of 2021 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index.  Discuss
New MRI scanners drive Philips products at RSNA 2021
December 1, 2021 -- Two new MRI scanners at 3-tesla and 1.5-tesla field strengths are among the new product launches at RSNA 2021 for Philips. The company is also demonstrating a midrange CT scanner and a new interventional suite that combines CT with angiography.  Discuss
GE targets radiology efficiency with new product launches
November 30, 2021 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching new products across a range of medical imaging modalities at RSNA 2021, with a common theme: making radiology departments and imaging centers more efficient. The introductions include a new MRI family and a new CT scanner.  Discuss
Canon's virtual exhibit highlights include new MRI scanner
November 29, 2021 -- While Canon Medical Systems opted not to exhibit in person in McCormick Place, the company is still showcasing its products with a virtual exhibition. Among Canon's highlights are a new MRI scanner, deep learning-based enhancements in CT reconstruction, and a new ultrasound package.  Discuss
Photon-counting CT scanner paces Siemens at RSNA 2021
November 28, 2021 -- A new photon-counting CT scanner called Naeotom Alpha is the main attraction at the RSNA 2021 booth of Siemens Healthineers this week. The company is also highlighting new product launches in MRI, conventional CT, software for women's health, and other modalities.  Discuss
VA says veteran died after delayed lung cancer diagnosis
November 23, 2021 -- Poor oversight of resident physicians may have contributed to the death of a patient with lung cancer at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in New Mexico. A VA report on the case said the patient waited twice as long for a follow-up CT scan as should have been the case.  Discuss
Philips launches new MRI scanners on eve of RSNA 2021
November 23, 2021 -- With the start of RSNA 2021 one week away, Philips is launching new 1.5-tesla and 3-tesla MRI scanners, as well as software-based workflow enhancements that are designed to enable radiology facilities to operate more efficiently.  Discuss
Biden taps Califf to once again lead FDA as commissioner
November 12, 2021 -- It's back to the future at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). President Joe Biden on November 12 tapped cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf to lead the agency as commissioner, a role he held from 2016-2017.  Discuss