Mandate and Tesco agree to without prejudice talks with a view to

first_img 47 Comments Short URL Feb 16th 2017, 6:03 PM Image: Image: 13,032 Views THE MANDATE TRADE Union has said it welcomes the agreement with Tesco Ireland to enter into “without prejudice” talks with a view to settling the current dispute which sees staff at eight Tesco stores on indefinite strike.A meeting between the two parties is set to take place over the coming days, said Mandate.Mandate general secretary John Douglas said: “Whilst we welcome Tesco Ireland’s response to our offer of ‘without prejudice’ talks we are also cautious as the company has said that the solution to the dispute ‘is as set out by the Labour Court in its recommendation’.However, as we have pointed on a number of occasions to Tesco Ireland an solution to this dispute cannot be found totally within the confines of the recommendation as it currently stands.Tesco statements have repeatedly asserted that it was abiding by the Labour Court in its actions and criticised Mandate for taking strike action.According to Mandate, staff at eight Tesco stores remain on indefinite strike.They are in Baggot Street, Ballyfermot and Finglas in Dublin, with stores in Tralee, Longford, Navan, Tullamore and Bray also affected.From tomorrow a further eight stores will join the strike, according to Mandate.They are in:Artane Castle Shopping Centre, Beaumont, Dublin 5Ballybrack, Co DublinRoselawn Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15Drumcondra, Dublin 9Phibsborough, Dublin 7Prussia Street, Dublin 7Tirkeenan, Co MonaghanGreystones, Co WicklowThe dispute centres around contract changes for workers who have been employed by Tesco since before 1996.There are 250 people who will be affected by these contract changes, while 700 have taken voluntary redundancy in the past year (Mandate states this figure is higher). Tesco Ireland currently employs 14,500 people.Mandate said it believes these new contracts will be vastly inferior to the ones workers are now on.Tesco strongly disputes his however. It states that “the company has not made any changes to the pre-1996 terms and conditions of the 250 workers at the centre of the dispute”.A Tesco statement to said that an agreement had been made in principle for “without prejudice” talks, but no details had yet been made for when they would take place.Read: ‘We’ll be here as long as it takes’: Striking Tesco workers say they’re in it for the long haulRead: What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it? Share Tweet Email Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 6:03 PM Mandate and Tesco agree to ‘without prejudice’ talks with a view to ending ongoing strike The eight Tesco stores affected by the strike are set to be joined by another eight more tomorrow. By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Debate Room Can you be prolife and a feminist

first_img By Various It’s a deep, challenging question about how, or even whether, the fight for women’s equality can accommodate women who oppose what many see as a key foundation of equality: a woman’s right to control her fertility and to seek a legal abortion. Is it possible to be pro-life and a feminist? Does feminism have room for women with diverse beliefs, including an ethical problem with abortion? We asked a commentator from both sides of the debate to tell us what they think.YES. I’m pro-equality for everyone. Real feminism is about equal rights for all. We can’t just pick and choose the “equality” that suits us.Abortion doesn’t empower women, and real equality is not built on pushing women towards an industry that kills babies for profit.The diversity of the pro-life movement includes the “bad-ass, pro-life” feminists of NWA, black leaders, and gays and lesbians whose personal experiences often lead them to also seek equality for preborn children, whose humanity has long been confirmed through continuing advances in science.It’s about money, not women’s health The abortion industry is a powerful patriarchal institution with huge amounts of money at their disposal, mostly unwillingly extracted from taxpayers.In the UK, abortion providers BPAS and Marie Stopes get at least £75 million per year from the public purse, and are virtually untouchable, despite the inspections showing that they endangered women, and have carried out an abortion on a woman with learning disabilities who did not understand the procedure.Abortion promoters earn huge salaries, with the Director of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, pulling in almost $1 million per year. Abby Johnson, a former US abortion clinic worker, has written that her clinic was expected to increase the number of abortions performed and maximise revenue from abortion.Abortion hurts women Women do regret their abortions and there is little opportunity to openly discuss this, as this is hidden away as an inconvenient truth that doesn’t suit, now that “shouting your abortion” has become a catchphrase.Evidence is easily available that shows women express regret through support networks, and research shows that women who undergo abortions have rates of mental health problems that are about 30% higher.True feminism means acknowledging all women’s experiences, not just the ones that conveniently suit us.Femicide – aborting babies because they are girlsMara Hvistendahl’s “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men” documents the world’s missing women through prenatal scans and readily available abortion. The Gendercide Awareness Project states that 126 million women are missing due to femicide.It’s estimated that every year, 2 million baby girls die in sex-selective abortion and infanticide. That’s 4 girls per minute. The head of Britain’s biggest abortion provider, Ann Furedi, says aborting babies because they are girls is part of a woman’s right to choose.We can do better than abortion, for women and for their babies. That’s why every feminist should be pro-life.Maria Horan has a MA in Women’s Studies and is a pro-life feminist.   Pictured (L to R) Annie Hoey (President USI), Kitty O’ Kane (Derry Alliance for Choice), Ailbhe Smyth (Coalition to Repeal 8th Amendment) Brid Smith TD, Emma Hendrick( Pro Choice Campaigner) Rita Harrold (ROSA) outside Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin, February 21 2017. Source: Leah FarrellNO. You can’t be a “pro-life feminist”. A key tenet of feminism is the right to bodily autonomy; having control over what happens to your own body.In Ireland you cannot be forced to give blood or donate an organ (even if you are dead). Yet, if you are a woman or pregnant person, you can be forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term, forced to undergo invasive surgery, and even be artificially kept alive so your body can be used as an incubator.By advocating for legal restrictions on abortion the “pro-life” movement supports this, and there’s simply no denying that.Life equal to an egg?Once you decide that the life of a grown woman is equal to that of a fertilised egg, that her choices, wishes and needs are to be disregarded in favour of a zygote, how can you still claim to be a champion of equality? You can’t.Of course you can be a feminist and be personally opposed to abortion, however once you stand in the way of someone else’s choice, once you campaign for her choice to be legally restricted, you lose the right to call yourself a feminist.In fact, unless you actively support free, safe and legal abortion access, starting with the removal of the Eighth Amendment, then you cannot in good faith call yourself a feminist.Any restrictions on abortion mean that women have choices taken away from them, and are forced to do things with their body against their will.Controlling womenAbortion laws in Ireland have never been about anything less than controlling women. Magdalene Laundries and their mass graves are proof of that.The Eighth Amendment was passed in a climate of stigma and shame around women’s sexuality and agency. We still see this today: opinion polls show support for abortion in cases of rape is much higher than when a woman has an unplanned pregnancy that occurred through consensual sex. Why is abortion more acceptable when women have suffered?The answer is simple: ingrained societal prejudice against women. “Pro-life feminists” need to examine what is driving their beliefs: my money’s on internalised misogyny.Caoimhe Doyle has been a member of the Abortion Rights Campaign since their founding in 2013 and is one of the current co-conveners. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.Opinion: ‘Taxpayers who earn significantly less than Bus Éireann drivers are being asked to foot the bill’>Opinion: ‘Ireland has become a pollution haven due to neo-liberal model of light-touch regulation’> 3,009 Views Mar 4th 2017, 9:30 AM Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist? Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist? 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Paralysed after motorbike accident Greek Australian woman inspires with her resilience

first_imgAdelaide-born motocross rider Christina Vithoulkas was on a friend’s property in SA a fortnight ago when she fell off her bike during a failed jump.The accident left her paralysed from the chest down.“I instantly knew it wasn’t going to be a great landing and then everything was pretty much a blur,” says the 23-year-old who is originally from the Riverland in South Australia and has been a freestyle rider for almost five years.“The minute I hopped on the bike I instantly fell in love with the sport and regardless of what happened, I still love my motorbike,” adds Christina, expressing her determination to take on her life’s new challenge and master her wheelchair until she is ready to eventually somehow get back on the bike.“Every morning when I wake up, I think to myself, I have one life and two choices: To be happy and positive about life or negative and upset about my accident, but when I look around I am deeply grateful for the people I have in my life. There’s honestly no reason to be upset when I have so much support. What a waste of life and time that would be,” says Christina. Her parents, twin sister Irene, friends and fiancé James haven’t left her side since the day of the accident.James had proposed to Christina almost five weeks ago.“She is my soulmate. I love my girl and I’ll never leave her side,” says the 25-year-old excavator operator and part-time freestyle rider who has resigned from his work and will be Christina’s primary carer going forward.“I am here to look after her and I am already planning our country home’s renovations, because the house needs to be specially fitted to cater for Christina’s injury.”Although doctors delivered the devastating news that it was unlikely Christina would ever walk again, the thrill seeker has defiantly wowed everyone with her strength and courage.“Every day that goes by I feel stronger mentally and physically and now I am convinced that my calling in life is to inspire other people, particularly young women, to be strong and to look at the brighter side of life,” she says.Last Tuesday, the traffic controller supervisor flew back to Victoria (she moved from regional SA to Tongala almost a year-and-a-half ago) and plans to return to work after she spends three months in rehabilitation building up her strength.“Work has already contacted me to let me know that they have made my office wheelchair friendly and that they are missing me. I am really looking forward to going back.”The determined young woman refuses to let her injury stop her from living a full life admitting that her positive outlook comes from being raised in a happy family environment.“Everyone keeps asking me where I get my strength from, but for me, it is just so simple. While growing up, my parents taught me to appreciate everything life throws at me and not to take my blessings for granted. I have travelled to 24 different countries, I have visited our beautiful island of Zakynthos and Greece three times and my mum and dad’s words are embedded in me.“Be grateful for all that you have and never take life for granted,” concludes Christina whose family and friends held a charity ride in her honour last Sunday in Adelaide, raising almost $90,000 in an attempt to help out the young couple. If you wish to contribute visit Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

27th annual Florida Renaissance Festival returns to Deerfield Beach

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Renaissance revival is taking Deerfield Beach by storm, and it looks like it came straight out of “Game of Thrones.”The Florida Renaissance Festival began Feb. 9 to throw visitors back in time to the era of kings.Pirates, knights and maidens are just some of the many cosplayers walking around Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.Festivalgoers will also have the chance to enjoy Renaissance games and music.Now in its 27th year, the festival will be running every weekend until March 24.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FW Buys The Martha Pullen Company

first_imgF+W Media has morphed a joint venture with Hoffman Media into a full-on acquisition, buying Hoffman’s Martha Pullen Company, which serves the sewing and craft markets. Key to the deal was Martha Pullen’s e-commerce and fulfillment operations.Transaction terms were not released, and while F+W certainly expands its footprint in the sewing market—the company serves a variety of enthusiast verticals—the deal gives F+W direct ownership of hard-good inventory and fulfillment. Up to now, F+W had been facilitating inventory and fulfillment through third-party partnerships.”Hard goods are defined as things like patterns, wool, fabrics, buttons and beads,” F+W CEO David Nussbaum tells FOLIO:. “We had only limited experience with these hard goods before, but we’re now moving a little more aggressively into that type of distribution.” F+W counts e-commerce as a major revenue stream, the company has made a concerted effort to move away from a reliance on advertising. At the recent Dealmakers Summit, hosted by media bankers DeSilva + Phillips, Nussbaum said, “Three years ago I put a call out to the team to become the Amazon of passion markets.”Nussbaum says e-commerce-related revenues jumped 75 percent in 2011 and expects similar growth in 2012. The relationship between Hoffman and F+W goes back to May 2011 when the two companies partnered in a joint e-commerce venture creating a Martha Pullen online store. According to the companies, year over year sales grew more than 40 percent, and sales are now trending 25 percent over prior year sales. Since the partnership, store visits have increased 96 percent.Those metrics opened the door to discussions of an acquisition, one that Hoffman EVP and COO Eric Hoffman says will allow his company to focus on its core food and women’s lifestyle markets. Brands at Hoffman include Cooking With Paula Deen and Southern Lady.Sale proceeds, says Hoffman, will be used for share buybacks and to fund organic growth plans. Also included in the deal are Sew Beautiful magazine, 10 consumer and trade events, relate websites, DVDs, books, sewing pattern subscription programs and the “Martha’s Sewing Room” TV show.last_img read more

Bipartisan Budget Talks Start out Slow

first_imgBudget talks among House and Senate leadership staff and White House officials have made little headway as they enter their second week.“I believe that we’re nearing a point … that we’re going to have to start making some decisions,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday. So far, the two sides have started discussing possible offsets to pay for higher discretionary spending levels.While little progress has been made, top Democratic appropriators are calling on negotiators to reach agreement on a new topline spending level by early November so they have time to craft an end-of-the-year spending bill by the Dec. 11 expiration date of the current continuing resolution, reports CQ.The overarching goal for Democrats is to strike a deal to raise the Budget Control Act spending caps for fiscal 2016 and 2017 before House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) steps down at the end of the month. With House GOP leadership elections dominating conversation through the end of the month, it’s not clear how much progress can be achieved, though.The negotiations are at the staff level for now, but at some point will involve Republican and Democratic leadership, with appropriators left on the sidelines.“This is being negotiated at the leadership level. This is being done by Harry Reid, [Nancy] Pelosi, [Mitch] McConnell, etcetera. What I’m providing, as is Congresswoman [Lowey], we’re providing technical assistance and advice to our leadership as they negotiate, whether it’s on offsets, the status of touchy subjects in bills and so on,” Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), ranking Democrat on Senate Appropriations, told CQ. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Lucifer will end but the devil could return for spinoff producer says

first_img Tags Fans responded with thanks to the cast and Netflix for the show’s run. Modrovich tweeted to one fan that a spinoff series or a movie isn’t off the table. Lauren German and Tom Ellis, the show’s leads, had posted on Instagram last month about the show’s fifth and final season. Later the stars tweeted their thanks to the fans for their support of the show. The show followed Lucifer Morningstar (played by Ellis), who deserted hell for Earth and opened a swanky nightclub called Lux in Los Angeles. Lucifer eventually starts solving crimes with LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer (played by German), who he harbors complicated feelings for. The show is loosely based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for the popular “Lucifer” comic series. Originally published July 1.Update, July 2: Adds fan reactions to Lucifer’s cancellation. 2:28 A message of love for our #Lucifans 🥰😈❤️ from me… @Henderson_Joe all the #Lucifer writers and our beautiful cast… @tomellis17 @LaurenGerman @LesleyAnnBrandt @RachaelEHarris @kevinmalejandro @dbwofficial @Aimee_Garcia and @ScarMestevez— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) June 26, 2019 What’s new to stream in June 2019 Lucifer is causing trouble in LA for possibly the last time.  Fox Lucifer, the devilish TV series that was pulled back from the brink of death by Netflix last June, will end after its fifth season. Ildy Modrovich, the show’s executive producer, confirmed the news on Twitter and urged fans to accept it. “We spoke to our partners at Netflix and Warner Bros. and you should know that tremendous care and consideration was put into making this decision,” Modrovich said last week in the tweet. Modrovich asked fans not to campaign for the show’s rescue, as they did last year after it was dropped by Fox.  0center_img Now playing: Watch this: Netflix TV and Movies Culture Home Entertainment Mobile Apps Mobile Share your voice Post a commentlast_img read more

40 held in Satkhira antidrug drive

first_imgMap of SatkhiraPolice in a drive detained 40 people, including seven suspected drug traders from different areas in Satkhira from Sunday night to Monday morning, reports UNB.Among the detainees six people were arrested from Sadar upazila, six from Kolaroa and Shyamnagar upazila each, five from Tala upazila, seven from Kaliganj upazila, five from Assasuni upazila, three from Debhata upazila and two from Patkelghata upazila, said Ajam Khan, inspector of Satkhira district special branch.Police also recovered 249 bottles of Phensidyl from different spots.last_img read more

WB silent when Myanmar burns

first_img.Human Rights Watch has criticised the World Bank, which has an investment of over $2 billion in Myanmar aka Burma, for its silence over the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims.“The institution is staying woefully silent as Burma’s security forces are committing rampant atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim population, in response to [alleged] attacks by a Rohingya armed group on police outposts,” the rights group observed in one of an article published on Monday.The HRW article titled “Where is the World Bank While Burma is Burning?” insisted that WB president Jim Yong Kim should denounce the Myanmar government’s abuses.Referring to UN estimate that more than 313,000 Rohingya Muslims have taken shelter in Bangladesh, the HRW said the refugees have described killings, shelling, and arson in their villages that have all the hallmarks of a government campaign of “ethnic cleansing.”New satellite data obtained and analysed by HRW shows widespread burnings in Rohingya villages.The Rohingya, having suffered decades of state repression, are one of the poorest and most marginalised ethnic groups in the Buddhist-majority country.Authored by Jessica Evans, the HRW article mentioned that violence against Rohingya risks the country’s development.It recalled that in 2012, the WB downplayed the violence in Rakhine state as “localised instances of communal violence”.But, according to the HRW, since 2015, following criticism, it recognised that Burma’s government has been fuelling institutionalised discrimination against the Rohingya.“Now it needs to go even further,” the article added.The HRW recommended that the WB chief should highlight how this attack on the Rohingya population runs roughshod over the government’s commitments to advance social and economic development, putting the bank’s investments at risk and undermining its twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.“The bank should also publicly offer to assist implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, led by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan,” the article said.“Ironically, the bank’s silence on the Rohingya is happening as the World Bank and the UN prepare to launch their flagship report on development and the prevention of violent conflict.”The article said Jim Yong Kim has emphasised how institutionalised discrimination is bad for people, societies, and economies.“His integration of non-discrimination into the bank’s work can be his legacy for the institution – but only if he tackles the most serious abuses as they arise. He should start by speaking out against the horrifying situation unfolding in Burma.”last_img read more

Exploring the shades of Hungary

first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre brings an array of events to the month. You can encounter the rich array of wildlife and nature photography from the Bakony Mountains and Lake Balaton regions of Hungary, by a passionate photo artiste and forester József Mesterházi at the exhibition Glimpses of Hungarian Widlife. He captures the rare moments of animal and forest life in its own habitat, as well as the changes and the eternal secrets of nature. The exhibition features evocative animal portraits and spectacular wildlife images that are sure to engage visitors of all ages. The exhibition was inaugurated and highly appreciated by Raghu Rai, India’s ace photographer. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Next is a musical treat Music Without Boundaries by Capital City Minstrels on May 6. The evening’s repertoire will showcase a diverse range of music, bringing out the contrast and subtle shades and themes that run through different genres from sacred and gospel to Western and Indian classical compositions and a few popular pieces as well.The next highlight of the month is screening of the film Children of Glory on May 7. The movie commemorates Hungary’s Revolution of 1956 and the ‘Blood in the Water’ match. Taking place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year, the film takes viewers into the passion and sadness of one of the most dramatic popular revolts of the twentieth century. In the same year, Soviet tanks were violently suppressing the Revolution in Hungary, when the Hungarian water polo team was winning over Russia in the Olympic pool in Melbourne. This event is sometimes described as the bloodiest water polo match in history. While telling the story of 1956 in part through fictional lead characters, the film-makers simultaneously recreated many of the key public events of the Revolution, including the huge demonstrations and the street fights in the of Budapest. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNext is a sculpture exhibition titled Being a Child from May 10 -15. In this exhibition, Christine Margotin brings us back to childhood, a crucial period of life that ‘one should never completely leave’ as she likes to state. What can be learned from observing children? What can we -adults- gain in reconnecting somewhat with our childhood? The artist explores the dialectics between childhood and adulthood through 3 series of artworks sculptures of life-size children playing simple games, sculptures of children showing joyful or moving attitudes and 3D-canvases displaying messages about childhood. May 17 will screen the film Questioning Life and Beyond Through Films of Seema Kohli. Habiart presents selected eight experiential video performances, including Swayamsiddha – Myth, Mind and Movement; Parikrima and Unending Dance of Light- Raks E Shams. The artist would be resent for an interactive session with the audience.Starting from May 26 is the exhibition that features the best of the award winning paintings of the on-the-spot children’s painting competition hosted by HICC in February 2015. The theme of this year’s event is Hungarian folktales. It’ll be on till August 28.last_img read more

Another bank robbed at gunpoint in Cancun

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Another bank was robbed in Cancun Wednesday with thieves managing their escape with an undisclosed amount of money.Federal police responded to an early morning 911 call of a bank robbery in Region 98. A Banamex branch at Mundo Maya was robbed at gunpoint.Photo: Banco BanamexPreliminary reports say that a branch of Banco Banamex on Lopez Portillo Avenue was robbed around 11:00 a.m. by four men who entered armed. Inside, the armed men threatened both bank customers and employees.Paramedics arrived to attend to several people who suffered shock. Municipal authorities cordoned off the area for the corresponding police investigation. There were no arrests.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | April 14, 2010 X-Ray Helps Kick Off NFL Draft Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more April 14, 2010 – When college football’s elite enter Radio City Music Hall April 22 for the 2010 National Football League (NFL) draft, it will be after much public analysis of their stats and accomplishments. Also important to a player’s prospect of being drafted is the outcome of diagnostic tests including X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cardiac evaluations. Software, such as picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and equipment from Fujifilm Medical Systems USA were used in acquiring, viewing and sharing these medical studies.During the NFL Scouting Combine, players went through a series of comprehensive physical evaluations coordinated by Methodist Hospital, part of Clarian Health. Nearly 2,000 imaging studies were conducted on more than 300 players, and then stored in Fujifilm’s Synapse PACS, which offers an integrated, Web-based radiology and cardiovascular solution. Physicians from the 32 NFL teams accessed the recorded data on the Synapse computer workstations. In addition to the Synapse PACS, three Fujifilm XG5000 digital X-ray systems were used to acquire approximately 1,600 general X-ray exams, such as knees, shoulders, spines and extremities. The XG5000 is designed for busy environments, with throughput speeds up to 165 imaging plates (IPs) per hour and image previews beginning in as little as 11 seconds. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

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first_img June 4, 2014 — Olympus announced the commercial availability of its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared, next-generation BF-P190 and BF-XP190 bronchoscopes for peripheral and small anatomy bronchoscopy.In 2012, there were approximately 871,000 bronchoscopies performed in the United States, based on Truven Health data, and bronchoscopy plays a key role in detecting and treating lung cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer-related deaths in the United States and will claim 159,260 lives in 2014, more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.BF-P190 Extends Reach for Peripheral BronchoscopyWith new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force calling for more proactive lung cancer screening of long-term smokers, the need for reliable methods of assessing peripheral lung nodules is forecasted to increase.Transthoracic needle aspiration (TTNA) has long been the gold standard for sampling peripheral pulmonary nodules, but it can present a significant possibility of complications from pneumothorax. In a study by Geraghty et al, 27 percent (226 out of 846) of computed tomography (CT)-guided TTNA biopsy procedures were complicated by pneumothorax. Peripheral bronchoscopy using radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) provides a minimally invasive alternative for sampling peripheral pulmonary nodules suspected of malignancy, with little risk of collapsing the lung. Used solely or in tandem with other modalities, radial EBUS is a proven approach for diagnosing lung cancer and other diseases in the peripheral areas of the lung, and can performed on an outpatient basis under conscious sedation.The fully rotatable, slim design of the BF-P190 bronchoscope, along with its improved tip angulation, advances maneuverability to provide better access in peripheral airways. The bronchoscope also delivers the industry’s largest working channel (2.0 mm) available in a slim 4.2 mm true videoscope, making it ideal for accommodating a variety of endoscopic devices.”We’re pleased to add the BF-P190 to our practice. The smaller outer diameter of the BF-P190 bronchoscope allows us to go further into the lung periphery, providing better access and visualization of third and fourth generation bronchi. This caliber bronchoscope consistently allows us to reach the mid lung and, in many cases, allows us to be within centimeters of peripheral lung lesions,” said Alex Chen, director of interventional pulmonology, assistant professor of medicine and surgery, Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis. “The scope’s rotation capabilities also allow for more comfortable hand positions during procedures, reducing hand fatigue and potentially improving procedural ergonomics.”In addition to the BF-P190 bronchoscope, Olympus offers a comprehensive peripheral bronchoscopy solution, including the radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) probes (unique to Olympus), ultrasound processors, Guide Sheath Kit, TBNA needles, biopsy forceps and cytology brushes for extended reach beyond the tip of the scope.BF-XP190 Advances Visualization in Small Anatomy Bronchoscopy Flexible bronchoscopy is widely used in the diagnosis of respiratory pathologies in people of all ages. Biopsies, bronchoscopic cytology and foreign body removal present common challenges that are often addressed using bronchoscopy.The BF-XP190 provides a new evolution of better imaging in an ultra-slim bronchoscope. A revolutionary mini CCD provides unsurpassed image quality compared to other ultra-slim bronchoscopes, and close-up observation of bronchial surfaces can be easily accessed with 1.2x and 1.5x electronic magnification.With an outside diameter of 3.1 mm — nearly 1 mm smaller than its nearest competitor — and a 1.2 mm working channel, the BF-XP190 is the industry’s slimmest true videoscope, making it the scope of choice for peripheral bronchoscopy.BF-190 Bronchoscopes Powered by EVIS EXERA III Universal PlatformThe BF-P190 and BF-XP190 bronchoscopes are designed to advance maneuverability, visualization and versatility. Key features include:Rotary Function: Insertion tube rotation of up to 120 degrees left and right effectively reduces hand torque by 82 percent, expands access in the periphery of the lungs, and supports easier insertion and positioning of endoscopic devices.210 degrees Tip Angulation: The wide angulation range can be maintained even when an endoscopic device is inserted, making it easier to access difficult-to-reach peripheral areas of the lungs.SDTV Imaging: SDTV offers the highest quality imaging available in scopes of similar size. These scopes, in tandem with the EVIS EXERA III platform, offer the first true video system on the market for peripheral and small anatomy bronchoscopy.EVIS EXERA III Universal Platform: This powerful imaging system helps facilitate more accurate diagnosis and treatment and also simplifies set up and reprocessing. The system works seamlessly across specialties to provide easier data management and cost efficiencies.The BF-P190 and BF-XP190 bronchoscopes will be showcased at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2014 International Conference to be held on May 16-21 in San Diego. Physicians are invited to visit Booth #4907 to further explore the benefits of these newest additions to the BF-190 bronchoscope series.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: Virtual Endoscopic Navigation Planning Tool For Pancreatic Cancer This is an example of a new endoscopic 3-D imaging simulator created from a patient’s computed tomography (CT) scan u read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 04, 2018 Olympus and Hitachi Healthcare Americas Introduce Arietta 850 Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedu read more Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: Virtual Endoscopic Peritoneal Inflation on Imaging for Procedure Preplanning This is an example of a new endoscopic virtual peritoneal inflation tool on the patient’s computed tomography (CT) im read more Video Player is loading.Virtual endoscopic view for planning by Fujifilm at HIMSS19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:26Loaded: 38.39%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:26 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | June 04, 2014 Olympus Launches Two New Endoscopes for Peripheral, Small Anatomy Bronchoscopy Fully rotatable and ultra-slim bronchoscopes designed to extend reach within tracheobronchial tree The new Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) MR application in Synapse 3D Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 08, 2019 Fujifilm Launches Latest Synapse 3D Version at HIMSS 2019 Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. will debut the latest version of its Synapse 3D solution at the Healthcare Information… read more center_img Technology | Lung Cancer | May 09, 2018 Body Vision Medical Receives FDA Clearance for LungVision Tool Body Vision Medical received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market their LungVision Tool… read more Technology | Lung Cancer | October 05, 2018 Body Vision Medical Announces Release of LungVision Body Vision Medical, a medical device company specializing in lung cancer diagnostics, announced the launch of its… read more News | Endoscopes | June 11, 2018 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Touch Surgery Pilot Video-Based Endoscopic Simulations During the 2018 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference June 2-5 in Washington, D.C., the American Society for… read more News | Oncology Diagnostics | April 25, 2018 El Camino Hospital Performs First U.S. Robotic Lung Cancer Bronchoscopy The interventional pulmonology team at the Taft Center for Clinical Research at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View,… read more Related Content News | Endoscopes | March 14, 2019 Hologic Receives CE Mark for Three-in-One Omni Hysteroscope Hologic Inc. announced it has received a CE mark in Europe for its Omni hysteroscope, a three-in-one modular scope with… read more News | Endoscopes | April 02, 2018 WATS3D Endoscopy Device Improves Esophageal Cancer Detection by 80 Percent Results from a recent prospective trial found the Wide Area Transepithelial Sampling with 3D Tissue Analysis (WATS3D)… read morelast_img read more

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging

first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Examples of How Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Medical ImagingValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of Radiology Related Rdaiology Artificial Intelligence Content Links:VIDEO: Technology Report — Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2017 Read the Related article “Artificial intelligence in radiology” in the journal Nature Reviews CancerKey RSNA 2017 Study Presentations, Trends and VideoVIDEO “Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017″VIDEO “How Utilization of Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Radiology” — an interview with Adam Flanders, M.D., chair of the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more Watch the VIDEO “Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology,” an interview with Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explaining the basis of artificial intelligence in radiology.At the 2017 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in February, several vendors showed some of the first concrete examples of how this type of AI works. IBM/Merge, Philips, Agfa and Siemens have already started integrating AI into their medical imaging software systems. GE showed predictive analytics software using elements of AI for the impact on imaging departments when someone calls in sick, or if patient volumes increase. Vital showed a similar work-in-progress predictive analytics software for imaging equipment utilization. Others, including several analytics companies and startups, showed software that uses AI to quickly sift through massive amounts of big data or offer immediate clinical decision support for appropriate use criteria, the best test or imaging to make a diagnosis or even offer differential diagnoses.  Philips uses AI as a component of its new Illumeo software with adaptive intelligence, which automatically pulls in related prior exams for radiology. The user can click on an area of the anatomy in a specific MPI view, and AI will find and open prior imaging studies to show the same anatomy, slice and orientation. For oncology imaging, with a couple clicks on the tumor in the image, the AI will perform an automated quantification and then perform the same measures on the priors, presenting a side-by-side comparison of the tumor assessment. This can significantly reduce the time involved with tumor tracking assessment and speed workflow.   Philips’ Illumeo software showing a small tumor highlighted by the user, which the artificial intelligence will use as a landmark to search all the patient’s prior exams of this same area and open them to the specific view of the current study for comparison. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | Artificial Intelligence | February 24, 2017 | Dave Fornell How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Machine learning software will serve as a very experienced clinical assistant, augmenting the doctor and making workflow more efficient in radiology Philips’ Illumeo software showing a small tumor highlighted by the user, which the artificial intelligence will use as a landmark to search all the patient’s prior exams of this same area and open them to the specific view of the current study for comparison.Artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the imagination and attention of doctors over the past couple years as several companies and large research hospitals work to perfect these systems for clinical use. The first concrete examples of how AI (also called deep learning, machine learning or artificial neural networks) will help clinicians are now being commercialized. These systems may offer a paradigm shift in how clinicians work in an effort to significantly boost workflow efficiency, while at the same time improving care and patient throughput. Today, one of the biggest problems facing physicians and clinicians in general is the overload of too much patient information to sift through. This rapid accumulation of electronic data is thanks to the advent of electronic medical records (EMRs) and the capture of all sorts of data about a patient that was not previously recorded, or at least not easily data mined. This includes imaging data, exam and procedure reports, lab values, pathology reports, waveforms, data automatically downloaded from implantable electrophysiology devices, data transferred from the imaging and diagnostics systems themselves, as well as the information entered in the EMR, admission, discharge and transfer (ADT), hospital information system (HIS) and billing software. In the next couple years there will be a further data explosion with the use of bidirectional patient portals, where patients can upload their own data and images to their EMRs. This will include images shot with their phones of things like wound site healing to reduce the need for in-person follow-up office visits. It also will include medication compliance tracking, blood pressure and weight logs, blood sugar, anticoagulant INR and other home monitoring test results, and activity tracking from apps, wearables and the evolving Internet of things (IoT) to aid in keeping patients healthy.Physicians liken all this data to drinking from a firehose because it is overwhelming. Many say it is very difficult or impossible to go through the large volumes of data to pick out what is clinically relevant or actionable. It is easy for things to fall through the cracks or for things to be lost to patient follow-up. This issue is further compounded when you add factors like increasing patient volumes, lower reimbursements, bundled payments and the conversion from fee-for-service to a fee-for-value reimbursement system.  News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more 12PreviousNext AI All Around Us and the Next Step in RadiologyDeep learning computers are already driving cars, monitoring financial data for theft, able to translate languages and recognize people’s moods based on facial recognition, said Keith Dreyer, DO, Ph.D., vice chairman of radiology computing and information sciences at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He was among the key speakers at the opening session of the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in November, where he discussed AI’s entry into medical imaging. He is also in charge of his institution’s development of its own AI system to assist physicians at Mass General. “The data science revolution started about five years ago with the advent of IBM Watson and Google Brain,” Dreyer explained. He said the 2012 introduction of deep learning algorithms really pushed AI forward and by 2014 the scales began to tip in terms of machines reading radiology studies correctly, reaching around 95 percent accuracy.Dreyer said AI software for imaging is not new, as most people already use it on Facebook to automatically tag friends the platform identities using facial recognition algorithms. He said training AI is a similar concept, where you can start with showing a computer photos of cats and dogs and it can be trained to determine the difference after enough images are used. AI requires big data, massive computing power, powerful algorithms, broad investments and then a lot of translation and integration from a programming standpoint before it can be commercialized, Dreyer said. From a radiology standpoint, he said there are two types of AI. The first type that is already starting to see U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval is for quantification AI, which only requires a 510(k) approval. AI developed for clinical interpretation will require FDA pre-market approval (PMA), which involves clinical trials.Before machines start conducting primary or peer review reads, Dreyer said it is much more likely AI will be used to read old exams retrospectively to help hospitals find new patients for conditions the patient may not realize they have. He said about 9 million Americans qualify for low-dose CT scans to screen them for lung cancer. He said AI can be trained to search through all the prior chest CT exams on record in the health system to help identify patients that may have lung cancer. This type of retrospective screening may apply to other disease states as well, especially if the AI can pull in genomic testing results to narrow the review to patients who are predisposed to some diseases. He said overall, AI offers a major opportunity to enhance and augment radiology reading, not to replace radiologists. “We are focused on talking into a microphone and we are ignoring all this other data that is out there in the patient record,” Dreyer said. “We need to look at the imaging as just another source of data for the patient.” He said AI can help automate qualification and quickly pull out related patient data from the EMR that will aid diagnosis or the understanding of a patient’s condition.  Watch a VIDEO interview with Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., Dwyer Lecturer; Closing Keynote Speaker, Vice Chair of Radiology at the University of Maryland and the Chief of Radiology for VA Maryland Healthcare System, talks about the current state of the industry in computer-aided detection and diagnosis at SIIM 2016.  AI is Elementary to WatsonIBM Watson has been cited for the past few years as being in the forefront of medical AI, but has yet to commercialize the technology. Some of the first versions of work-in-progress software were shown at HIMSS by partner vendors Agfa and Siemens. Agfa showed an impressive example of how the technology works. A digital radiography (DR) chest X-ray exam was called up and Watson reviewed the image and determined the patient had small-cell lung cancer and evidence of both lung and heart surgery. Watson then searched the picture archiving and communication system (PACS), EMR and departmental reporting systems to bring in:Prior chest imaging studies;Cardiology report information;Medications the patient is currently taking;Patient history relevant to them having COPD and a history of smoking that might relate to their current exam;Recent lab reports;Oncology patient encounters including chemotherapy; andRadiation therapy treatments.When the radiologist opens the study, all this information is presented in a concise format and greatly enhances the picture of this patient’s health. Agfa said the goal is to improve the radiologist’s understanding of the patient to improve the diagnosis, therapies and resulting patient outcomes without adding more burden on the clinician. IBM purchased Merge Healthcare in 2015 for $1 billion, partly to get an established foothold in the medical IT market. However, the purchase also gave Watson millions of radiology studies and a vast amount of existing medical record data to help train the AI in evaluating patient data and get better at reading imaging exams. IBM Watson is now licensing its software through third-party agreements with other health IT vendors. The contracts stipulate that each vendor needs to add additional value to Watson with their own programming, not just become a reseller. Probably the most important stipulation of these new contracts is that vendors also are required to share access to all the patient data and imaging studies they have access to. This allows Watson to continue to hone its clinical intelligence with millions of new patient records.   VIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical ImagingRead the blog “How Intelligent Machines Could Make a Difference in Radiology.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Related Content The Basics of Machine Learning in RadiologyAccess to vast quantities of patient data and images is needed to feed the AI software algorithms educational materials to learn from. Sorting through massive amounts of big data is a major component of how AI learns what is important for clinicians, what data elements are related to various disease states and gains clinical understanding. It is a similar process to medical students learning the ropes, but uses much more educational input than what is comprehensible by humans. The first step in machine learning software is for it to ingest medical textbooks and care guidelines and then review examples of clinical cases. Unlike human students, the number of cases AI uses to learn numbers in the millions. For cases where the AI did not accurately determine the disease state or found incorrect or irrelevant data, software programers go back and refine the AI algorithm iteration after iteration until the AI software gets it right in the majority of cases. In medicine, there are so many variables it is difficult to always arrive at the correct diagnosis for people or machines. However, percentage wise, experts now say AI software reading medical imaging studies can often match, or in some cases, outperform human radiologists. This is especially true for rare diseases or presentations, where a radiologist might only see a handful of such cases during their entire career. AI has the advantage of reviewing hundreds or even thousands of these rare studies from archives to become proficient at reading them and identify a proper diagnosis. Also, unlike the human mind, it always remains fresh in the computer’s mind. AI algorithms read medical images similar to radiologists, by identifying patterns. AI systems are trained using vast numbers of exams to determine what normal anatomy looks like on scans from CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound or nuclear imaging. Then abnormal cases are used to train the eye of the AI system to identify anomalies, similar to computer-aided detection software (CAD). However, unlike CAD, which just highlights areas a radiologist may want to take a closer look at, AI software has a more analytical cognitive ability based on much more clinical data and reading experience that previous generations of CAD software. For this reason, experts who are helping develop AI for medicine often refer to the cognitive ability as “CAD that works.” An example of how Agfa is integrating IBM Watson into its radiology workflow. Watson reviewed the X-ray images and the image order and determined the patient had lung cancer and a cardiac history and pulled in the relevant prior exams, sections of the patient history, cardiology and oncology department information. It also pulled in recent lab values, current drugs being taken. This allows for a more complete view of the patient’s condition and may aid in diagnosis or determining the next step in care.   News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Where Artificial Intelligence Will Help RadiologyThis is where artificial intelligence will play a key role in the next couple years. AI will not be diagnosing patients and replacing doctors — it will be augmenting their ability to find the key, relevant data they need to care for a patient and present it in a concise, easily digestible format. When a radiologist calls up a chest computed tomography (CT) scan to read, the AI will review the image and identify potential findings immediately — from the image and also by combing through the patient history  related to the particular anatomy scanned. If the exam order is for chest pain, the AI system will call up:All the relevant data and prior exams specific to prior cardiac history;Pharmacy information regarding drugs specific to COPD, heart failure, coronary disease and anticoagulants;Prior imaging exams from any modality of the chest that may aid in diagnosis;Prior reports for that imaging;Prior thoracic or cardiac procedures;Recent lab results; andAny pathology reports that relate to specimens collected from the thorax.Patient history from prior reports or the EMR that may be relevant to potential causes of chest pain will also be collected by the AI and displayed in brief with links to the full information (such as history of aortic aneurism, high blood pressure, coronary blockages, history of smoking, prior pulmonary embolism, cancer, implantable devices or deep vein thrombosis). This information would otherwise would take too long to collect, or its existence might not be known, by the physician so they would not have spent time looking for it.   Watch the VIDEO “Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics.” This shows an example of how AI can assess mammography images. Philips’ Illumeo software uses artificial intelligence to automatically pull in prior exams, open them to the specific view of the current study and even run auto quantification measures. This view shows the current study on top and three priors under it the AI found and opened within seconds.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Philips’ Illumeo software uses artificial intelligence to automatically pull in prior exams, open them to the specific view of the current study and even run auto quantification measures. This view shows the current study on top and three priors under it the AI found and opened within seconds. last_img read more

Tourism Australias new ATE format

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Tourism Australia together with Destination NSW today announced a change in format for next year’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), due to be held in Sydney in April 2013. The current format of separate ‘East’ and ‘West’ modules will be combined for a ‘shorter and sharper’ global event after a review of the event and feedback from industry stakeholders and representations from ATE 2013. Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy said ATE is and remains a key business to business event for Tourism Australia that supports the industry’s efforts for ongoing market growth. Reducing the existing seven day event to five days will see four days of appointments following a first day dedicated to delegate registration and other activities, including market briefings and media activities.Final details of the event will be confirmed in the following moth with most other aspects of ATE 2013 remaining similar to the current format. Mr McEvoy and Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase said to make the event, which is the largest travel trade show of its kind in the southern hemisphere, more efficient and effective was the key driver behind the new format. Making a more compact format would also reduce costs and the length of time spent out of the office for many sellers.“ATE is and remains a key business to business event for Tourism Australia, supporting the industry’s ongoing market efforts to grow inbound arrivals in what remains a highly competitive sector,” Mr McEvoy said.The changes only apply to next year’s ATE event in Sydney. last_img read more

Poed calls for objective probe into girl with Down syndrome

first_imgPrimary education teachers’ union Poed on Tuesday urged the education ministry to carry out an “objective” probe into the alleged marginalisation of an eight-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome at her school’s celebration of the Ochi anniversary.Things may not exactly be as they were presented, head of the union Filios Fylactou said.The education ministry ordered a report of events after the mother of the eight-year-old complained that while her daughter was on stage with other classmates to recite a poem at her Nicosia district school last Friday she was bypassed when it was her turn to pick up the microphone, which was given to the girl next to her. A video the mother released shows the girl left standing there reaching for the microphone that never came. The event was to mark the anniversary of Ochi Day, which marks the Greek resistance against the Axis powers during World War II celebrated on October 28.The mother’s complaint, which she initially posted on social media, went viral, prompting Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris to ask for a meeting with her and her husband. He also asked for a report of events surrounding the incident from the school. The report has already been delivered to the education ministry, reports said.The mother said she complained to the head teacher of the school, who, allegedly brushed her off.She said she told the head teachers that they could give her daughter at least a word to say. The girl has a speech impediment but she has a perception, the mother said.“We knew that that child could not recite that poem, but we thought they would give her the microphone to say it in her own way, to feel that she was part of the whole so that she would not feel she was left out,” the mother told Omega TV. But instead, she said, they have marginalised her.“How can one grow if they are constantly in isolation?” she asked.The woman also said that the school in question had marginalised her daughter on other occasions.The outcry on social media against the school prompted Poed to call on the education ministry to ensure the probe was carried out “with objectiveness.”The union also called on the ministry, once the findings of the report are known, to take a stand “officially and responsibly in relation to the actual facts.”Fylactou told CyBC radio that according to his information it was the decision of a team – including a speech therapist and the school’s special education teacher – as to how the girl would participate in the event. Fylactou said that the child had indeed been included, and not marginalised by participating at the event.He said that as the school cannot defend itself in public, it is the job of the education ministry to thoroughly investigate the mother’s claims.The union said in a statement that it would not tolerate anyone turning a blind eye to incidents in schools concerning children or teachers but at the same time it would not accept the public condemnation of schools and / or teachers without first legal and appropriate investigative procedures taking place.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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