Mathematical moments: Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb         

Carola tells us about her work in the field of image analysis, her favourite mathematical moments, and why creativity is so important in maths.

Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb has a fascinating job: she works on the mathematics behind image analysis. It finds application in all sorts of areas, from medical imaging, such as MRI scans, to forest ecology, which sees scientists trying to gain information about forests from pictures taken from the air.

In this brief interview Carola tells us why she likes doing maths, recalls some of her favourite mathematical moments, and explains why creativity is essential in mathematics.

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In combating QR codes, there are three major reasons being given to offer the theory the two-dimensional barcodes just aren't clicking with Americans:. Dye-sublimation printing can be used in medical imaging, polyester fabric printing, and graphic proofing. But Apple features its own idea about the best way to watch video, and possesses nothing to do with standards that someone else creates.
          Demonstrating ExtremeUSB® and SwitchableUSB™ Capabilities         

Boston, June 13 2017

ZeeVee Demonstrating ExtremeUSB® and SwitchableUSB™ Capabilities with Third Generation ZyPer4K™ Video Distribution Solution at InfoComm 2017

Live demonstration featuring uncompressed, zero latency 4Kp60 video plus USB 2.0 extension and switching using an off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch at ZeeVee booth #1761 from June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida

Burnaby, British Columbia – June 13, 2017 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, announced today that ZeeVee, Inc., a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, will be featuring its newest ZyPer4K™ video distribution solution incorporating Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® and SwitchableUSB™ technologies at the InfoComm 2017 show in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16.

 

The Zyper4K simplifies video distribution by offering virtual plug and play configuration using the ZeeVee Management platform with nearly any commercial off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch. The third generation ZyPer4K offers full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 capability including support for uncompressed, zero latency 4K video. Optional inputs for DisplayPort, HD-SDI and Analogue are supported as well as the ability to create flexible multi-view and video wall configurations. By adopting Icron’s SwitchableUSB protocols, ZeeVee customers are able to dynamically switch video and USB 2.0 signals at the same time while enjoying the benefits of the ExtremeUSB suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows®, macOS™ and Linux®.

 

“With the rapid adoption of AV over IP, there is a corresponding demand from ProAV professionals for accommodating distribution solutions,” said Chris Scurto, Vice President of marketing and business development at ZeeVee. “ZyPer4K distributes video up to uncompressed 4K without any latency plus offers ExtremeUSB and SwitchableUSB capabilities so that USB 2.0 signals can be extended and switched separately or in conjunction with video. This complete package makes the ZyPer4K an ideal choice for any high bandwidth video and USB application.”

 

“The versatile ZyPer4K solution offers a great mix of video and USB features suitable for almost any proAV application where 4K video and USB 2.0 distribution is required,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. “Moreover, all these capabilities are delivered over commercial off-the-shelf 10G network switches, thus simplifying the installation and keeping deployment costs down.”

 

A live demonstration of the ZyPer4K solution will be on display at ZeeVee’s InfoComm booth #1761 from June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando.

Media Contacts • Icron: Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing, glenn.antonelli@icron.com • ZeeVee: Kerri Olenik, Director of Marketing, kolenik@zeevee.com

 

About Icron Technologies

Icron Technologies is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and video extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron’s patented extension technology extends USB and video devices over many media types including CAT 5e/6/7, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® and ExtremeUSB-C™ suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, macOS™ and Linux® operating systems. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including proAV, industrial automation, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a computer needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. icron.com

 

About ZeeVee

ZeeVee is a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology for the ProAV and IT marketplace. As the only manufacturer today that can deliver multimedia content over coax, fiber, and CATx, ZeeVee has transformed the digital video industry with its award-winning, HD to Ultra-HD/4K solutions. The company offers a variety of innovative, cost effective and easy to install distribution platforms. ZeeVee is installed in thousands of facilities worldwide where there is a need to transport HD/UHD content from multiple sources to multiple displays over long distances. For more information, please visit: zeevee.com

 

About InfoComm 2017

InfoComm 2017 is the largest, most exciting event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry, with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from 110+ countries. The InfoComm show is your once-a-year opportunity to see the latest audiovisual technology, learn the skills that will advance your career, and grow your professional network. The InfoComm 2017 exhibition is being held June 14-16 at the OCCC in Orlando, FL. For complete details, visit www.infocommshow.org.


          ZeeVee Showcasing Third Generation ZyPer4K™         

April 25, 2017

ZeeVee Showcasing Third Generation ZyPer4K™ Video Distribution Solution with ExtremeUSB® and SwitchableUSB™ Technologies at 2017 NAB Show

Live demonstration featuring uncompressed, zero latency 4Kp60 video plus USB 2.0 extension and switching using an off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch at ZeeVee booth SU14207 from April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, announced today that ZeeVee, Inc., a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, will be featuring its newest ZyPer4K™ video distribution solution incorporating Icron's patented ExtremeUSB® and SwitchableUSB™ technologies at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 24-27. The Zyper4K simplifies video distribution by offering virtual plug and play configuration using the ZeeVee Management platform and nearly any off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch.

 

The third generation ZyPer4K offers full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 capability including support for uncompressed, zero latency 4K video. Optional inputs for DisplayPort, HD-SDI and Analogue are supported as well as the ability to create flexible multi-view and video wall configurations. By adopting Icron's SwitchableUSB protocols, ZeeVee customers are able to dynamically switch video and USB 2.0 signals at the same time while enjoying the benefits of the ExtremeUSB suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows®, macOS™ and Linux®.

 

"ZyPer4K is ideal for broadcasters looking to distribute uncompressed 4K images with zero latency in an economical way over a 10G network," said Chris Scurto, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ZeeVee. "Incorporating ExtremeUSB and SwitchableUSB technologies from Icron provides our customers with the ultimate user experience as both UHD video and full bandwidth USB 2.0 signals can be extended and switched at the same time as desired."

 

"Offering media integrators a quality solution for distributing 4K video plus USB 2.0 signals without any latency over off-the-shelf standards based 10G network switches is both economical and resourceful," said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. "Dynamic USB 2.0 switching in conjunction with video provides ZeeVee customers a full range of USB 2.0 devices to use in addition to traditional HID keyboard and mouse, providing optimal flexibility for increasing productivity."

 

A live demonstration of the ZyPer4K solution will be on display at ZeeVee's NAB show booth SU14207 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About Icron Technologies Icron Technologies is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and video extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron's patented extension technology extends USB and video devices over many media types including CAT 5e/6/7, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® and ExtremeUSB-C™ suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, macOS™ and Linux® operating systems. Icron's extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including proAV, industrial automation, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a computer needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. icron.com

 

 

About ZeeVee

ZeeVee is a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology for the ProAV and IT marketplace. As the only manufacturer today that can deliver multimedia content over coax, fiber, and CATx, ZeeVee has transformed the digital video industry with its award-winning, HD to Ultra-HD/4K solutions. The company offers a variety of innovative, cost effective and easy to install distribution platforms. ZeeVee is installed in thousands of facilities worldwide where there is a need to transport HD/UHD content from multiple sources to multiple displays over long distances.

For more information, please visit: zeevee.com

About the 2017 NAB Show NAB show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing the M.E.T. effect: the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, the NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For more details, visit nabshow.com.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Media Contacts Icron: Glenn Antonelli Vice President of Marketing glenn.antonelli@icron.com

ZeeVee: Kerri Olenik Director of Marketing kolenik@zeevee.com


          ZeeVee Launches ZyPer4K™ CATx Video Distribution Solution over 10G Ethernet with ExtremeUSB® and SwitchableUSB™ Technologies at ISE 2016        

BURNABY, BC Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, announced today that ZeeVee, Inc., a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, will be launching its ZyPer4K™ CATx video distribution solution with patented ExtremeUSB® technology from Icron at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Show 2016 from February 9th through 12th, stand 10-N151 at Amsterdam RAI in the Netherlands.

 

The new ZyPer4K CATx expands upon the ZyPer4K platform becoming the only available solution to switch and distribute uncompressed 4K video, audio, RS232/IR control signals and USB 2.0 using off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switches in a CATx infrastructure. Additionally, the existing ZyPer4K for fiber system will now be equipped with ExtremeUSB technology for USB 2.0 operation over any 10G fiber network switch spanning up to 10km and beyond.


Both ZyPer4K distribution solutions support Icron's patented SwitchableUSB™ technology enabling USB signals to dynamically switch in conjunction with video, and include the ExtremeUSB suite of features, such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows®, OS X® and Linux®.


"Our two ZyPer4K distribution solutions incorporate 4K video technology from AptoVision and ExtremeUSB technology from Icron," said Chris Scurto, Vice President of Marketing and North American Sales at ZeeVee. "When adding our versatile management platform to the mix, we are making good on our promise to deliver any source over any network to unlimited displays."


"We are very pleased our ExtremeUSB and Switchable extension technologies were incorporated into ZyPer4K designs both for copper and fiber networks," said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. "ZeeVee customers will benefit having uncompressed 4K video with full USB 2.0 480 Mbps support capable of switching dynamically over any off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch."


A live demonstration of both ZyPer4K solutions will be on display using a 65-inch interactive kapp iQ display panel from SMART at ZeeVee booth 10-N151 from February 9th to 12th during the ISE show in Amsterdam.


About Icron Technologies

Icron Technologies is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and video extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron's patented extension technology extends USB and video devices over many media types including CAT 5e, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, OS X® and Linux® operating systems. Icron's extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including pro AV, industrial automation, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a computer needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device.


About ZeeVee

ZeeVee is a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology for the ProAV and IT marketplace. As the only manufacturer today that can deliver multimedia content over coax, fiber, and CATx, ZeeVee has transformed the digital video industry with its award-winning, HD to Ultra-HD/4K solutions. The company offers a variety of innovative, cost effective and easy to install distribution platforms. ZeeVee is installed in thousands of facilities worldwide where there is a need to transport HD/UHD content from multiple sources to multiple displays over long distances.


For more information, please visit: zeevee.com

Media Contact:

ZeeVee:

Tricia Hawkins

Bob Gold & Associates

tricia@bobgoldpr.com


          2017-2018 年度澳洲技术移民sol职业类别及配额完成情况记录 Occupation ceilings for the 2017-18 programme year        

移民部已经更新数据,首先是 2621 ICT安全专家 职业配额发布了,共 2391 个,截止到2017年7月26日邀请,总共邀请了1个。

其次是之前显示邀请数减少的职业数据调整正常了。

7.26次邀请后澳大利亚技术移民 SOL 职业(189+489亲属)配额完成情况数据有误,现在官方更新,飞出国也已经整理到网站,下表是飞出国整理的按照邀请人数由多到少的职业列表。

代码 职业名称 - 飞出国 17-18配额 7.26次邀请 剩余配额
2613 软件和应用程序的程序员/Software and Applications Programmers* 6202 310 5582
2211 会计师/Accountants* 4785 239 4307
2335 工业,机械和生产工程师/Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 2178 108 1962
2611 ICT业务和系统分析师/ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 1574 78 1418
2212 审计,公司秘书及企业司库/Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1327 66 1195
2631 计算机网络专业人士/Computer Network Professionals* 1318 65 1188
2334 电子工程师/Electronics Engineers* 1000 50 900
2339 其他工程师/Other Engineering Professionals* 1000 50 900
2544 注册护士/Registered Nurses 16741 31 16692
2332 土木工程专业/Civil Engineering Professionals 3296 18 3267
2539 其他医生/Other Medical Practitioners 1000 9 986
1331 建筑业经理/Construction Managers 5400 7 5388
2633 通信工程专业/Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000 7 970
2414 中学教师/Secondary School Teachers 7910 6 7901
2531 全科执业/General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3495 6 3486
2333 电气工程师/Electrical Engineers 1042 5 1029
2331 化学工程与材料工程师/Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000 4 993
2341 农林科学家/Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000 4 994
2346 医学实验室科学家/Medical Laboratory Scientists 1487 3 1484
2349 其他自然和物理科学专业人员/Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000 3 995
2524 职业治疗师/Occupational Therapists 1109 3 1105
2713 律师/Solicitors 4161 3 4155
2725 社会工作者/Social Workers 1562 3 1545
2245 土地经济学家和估价师/Land Economists and Valuers 1000 2 998
2312 验船师/Marine Transport Professionals 1000 2 998
2321 建筑师和景观设计师/Architects and Landscape Architects 1474 2 1469
2411 幼儿教育(学前教育)教师/Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2639 2 2635
2512 医学影像专业人员/Medical Imaging Professionals 1113 2 1110
2525 物理治疗师/Physiotherapists 1464 2 1462
3123 电气工程及其起草者技术员/Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 2 996
3132 电信技术专家/Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000 2 997
3212 电机机械/Motor Mechanics 5980 2 5975
3312 木匠细木工/Carpenters and Joiners 6968 2 6965
3411 电工/Electricians 9354 2 9352
3423 电子业职工/Electronics Trades Workers 1878 2 1875
3513 厨师/Chefs 2675 2 2672
1332 工程经理/Engineering Managers 1155 1 1154
1342 卫生和福利服务经理/Health and Welfare Services Managers 1374 1 1372
2322 制图师和测量师/Cartographers and Surveyors 1000 1 998
2527 演讲专家和听力学家/Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000 1 999
2723 心理学家/Psychologists 1750 1 1748
3223 结构钢和焊接业职工/Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4426 1 4424
3322 涂装业职工/Painting Trades Workers 2780 1 2778
2621 ICT安全专家/Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2391 1 2390

http://vac.fcgvisa.com/gsm/2017/07/26/SOL-Ceillings/

受限职业推进情况上次的是正确的。

代码 邀请数量受限职业 - 飞出国 邀请分 邀请人数 邀请截止时间
2211 会计师/Accountants 75 239 26/05/2017 1:34 pm
2212 审计,公司秘书及企业司库/Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 66 6/05/2017 10.17 am
2334 电子工程师/Electronics Engineer 70 50 14/7/2017 8.33 pm
2335 工业,机械和生产工程师/Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 108 15/07/2017 12.40 am
2339 其他工程师/Other Engineering Professionals 70 50 6/06/2017 12.27 am
2611 ICT业务和系统分析师/ICT Business and System Analysts 75 78 25/07/2017 5.15 pm
2613 软件和应用程序的程序员/Software and Applications Programmers 70 310 23/06/2017 10.47 am
2631 计算机网络专业人士/Computer Network Professionals 70 65 27/06/2017 12.03 am

http://vac.fcgvisa.com/SOL/

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          Big Data – infrastructure DBA – MongoDB and cloud environment        
A Medical imaging SAAS company is seeking for a talented DBA (infrastructure). You will work with big data, Scale the company's data set to millions of samples, perform large scale data analysis and research, handle performance, scale, availability, accuracy and monitoring.
          Vital Images Licenses Zero Footprint Medical Imaging Patent Portfolio From Heart Imaging Technologies        
Durham, NC – September 8th, 2015 Heart Imaging Technologies LLC (HeartIT) announced today that Vital Images Inc., a leader in advanced medical image visualization software, has licensed HeartIT’s zero footprint patent portfolio. HeartIT’s issued patents cover the use of zero footprint technologies to provide access to diagnostic-quality medical images in a standard Internet web browser. About Heart IT Founded in Continue Reading
          Diagnostic Imaging: Not Just X-Rays Anymore        
Healthy Rounds will be discussing the transition from the term radiology to diagnostic imaging with Dr. Phillip Kohanski Assistant Director of Diagnostic Imaging at the William W. Backus Hospital. The change in terminology is a result of so little radiation involved in new medical imaging techniques. The new generation of imaging has in many cases obviated the need for exploratory surgery.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a procedure that has become very common but patients should be cautious. Ask questions:
  • What is the field strength of the magnet? Closed MRIs should have a field strenght of one Tesla or more.
  • Is an "open" or "closed" MRI preferred? Closed MRIs have better resolution and should always be the preferred study. Patients with claustrophobia might prefer an open study but be sure the open unit has a high field strength
  • Who will be reading the MRI study? The radiologist should special training in MRI.

Diagnostic Imaging is an exciting field of medicine where physicians, technologists and patients are all learning about its' impact together.

Have you had a recent procedure?

What was your experience?

Any tips on how to avoid the claustrophobic feeling of an MRI?


          Regional Sales Manager - Medical Imaging Systems        
NY-New York City, Regional Sales Manager - Medical Imaging Systems - New York, NY Leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of medical imaging systems and diagnostic products to combat cancer seeks Regional Sales Manager to develop business strategy and manage sales team to achieve established targets. Duties: * Develop and execute strategic regional business plans. * Research customer and company business and
          From Yale: “New laser could upgrade the images in tomorrow’s technology”        
Yale University January 19, 2015 Jim Shelton james.shelton@yale.edu 203-361-8332 Shutterstock A new semiconductor laser developed at Yale has the potential to significantly improve the imaging quality of the next generation of high-tech microscopes, laser projectors, photo lithography, holography, and biomedical imaging. Based on a chaotic cavity laser, the technology combines the brightness of traditional lasers […]
          Imaging Tracer RYM1 Helps Detect Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm        
Medical imaging that detects matrix metalloproteinases could potentially be used to assess a patient's rupture risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Delaying

          Discovery machines: accelerators for science, technology, health and innovation        
Discovery machines: Accelerators for science, technology, health and innovation explores the science of particle accelerators, the machines that supercharge our ability to discover the secrets of nature and have opened up new tools in medicine, energy, manufacturing, and the environment as well as in pure research. Particle accelerators are now an essential ingredient in discovery science because they offer new ways to analyse the world, such as by probing objects with high energy x-rays or colliding them beams of electrons. They also have a huge—but often unnoticed—impact on all our lives; medical imaging, cancer treatment, new materials and even the chips that power our phones and computers have all been transformed by accelerators of various types. Research accelerators also provide fundamental infrastructure that encourages better collaboration between international and domestic scientists, organisations and governments.
          Novel radiochemistry technique opens door to new PET imaging agents        
20 June 2017

A team of researchers led by SFU scientists Matthew Nodwell, Robert Britton and TRIUMF scientists Hua Yang and Paul Schaffer has demonstrated a new method for producing radiotracers for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) cancer scans, a type of medical imaging that produces images of organs and tissues inside the body.

A team of researchers led by SFU scientists Matthew Nodwell, Robert Britton and TRIUMF scientists Hua Yang and Paul Schaffer has demonstrated a new method for producing radiotracers.

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          Master biomedical a lyon        
. Chulhong Kim Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering . Cardiovasculaire et Thoracique, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon; Images . Dr. Post Doc Cellulaire & Moleculaire, à Lyon, France : . Additional Information Marc Vizerie’s Groups:The Biomedical Imaging Group was founded in November … Continue reading
          Marcin Jakubowski: Open Source Imaging — $10K Instead of $1M        
Welcome to Open Source Medical Imaging. A prototype machine will be $10k in materials instead of $1M off the shelf, and first images are expected next year. Lukas has received a Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant for this work, and just presented this at the world’s largest MR conference. Open Source Magnetic Resonance Imaging
          HSJ and NHS Confederation supplement        
This exclusive supplement from HSJ and NHS Confederation includes an interview with Mike Farrar, insight for healthcare leaders on service provision and whistleblowing, data management and medical imaging case studies, plus a report from HSJ’s roundtable on partnerships.
          State Supreme Court Enters Mixed Decision in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit on the Issue of Loss of Chance Doctrine        

Mary and Terry Cohan filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Medical Imaging Consultants claiming that the company and its medical providers were negligent in the treatment that caused Mary’s breast cancer to progress undiagnosed for one year. It was alleged that the delay in diagnosis led to her suffering damages from a shortened life expectancy […]

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          New MR System to Provide Comfortable and Quieter Examinations        
Toshiba Medical, the provider of diagnostic medical imaging solutions has introduced a new MR system. This new MR system ensures quiet and comfortable examination ensuring enhanced comfort to patients. Named Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T MR system, this device has multiple tools for patient comfort, clinical applications, and new workflow enhancements. The Pianissimo Zen of the Vantage Titan reduces the sound by 99% while the acquisition of the scan, and this provides quiet exams and comfort to patients. By delivering this MR system device with advanced technology and patient-friendly characteristics, the company hopes to provide examinations that are comfortable, faster, and quieter.   Use of Ultrashort Echo Time Helps in Imaging Lungs and Musculoskeletal The system uses EasyTech for consistent image quality and automatic slice alignment so as to deliver enhanced workflow with automatic positioning that comes into aid during complex examinations such as neuro, spine, and cardiac. Toshiba Medical expanded the clinical capabilities of MR systems by the inclusion of Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE). UTE helps in the capturing of tissue images that may otherwise not be available for accurate imaging since they disappear quickly. UTE also enables the imaging of anatomies such as the lungs and the musculoskeletal (MSK) to allow the treatment and diagnosis of patients by giving additional information. Enhancing Cardiac Capabilities with T1 Mapping This new MR system enhances cardiac capabilities by including T1 mapping and multi-echo T2 mapping. The phase-sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR) has also been added to improve the cardiac capabilities of the device. The T1 mapping with modified look-locker inversion (MOLLI) sequence helps in providing a quantitative characterization of myocardial tissue in a single breath hold. 

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          The Changing Landscape of the Global Medical Cameras and Microscopes Market        
Cameras and microscopes have long been used in the medical fields. Their use has spanned from diagnostics, research and development, to surgical assistance. Seeing that medical cameras and microscopes play such an integral part in healthcare where time and accuracy can decide between life and death, the amount of investments as well as research put into them is justifiable. Here are a few of the latest developments in the global medical camera and microscope market. Detector Cameras and Microscopes One of the most phenomenal developments in the way we use medical cameras and microscopes comes from the integration of sophisticated software and computing. Case in point, a handheld microscope that can recognize cancer cells. This device is being developed by a team of engineers from the Seattle-based University of Washington. The research and development is tied with multiple bodies, such as the Stanford University, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The device, on paper, presents a rather revolutionary method of early cancer diagnostics as well as a guiding device for procedures of resecting tumors. This device can successfully cover one of the biggest concerns a surgeon has: knowing whether he or she has completely removed a tumor. Currently, they use whatever tools they have at their disposal, which largely includes their eyes and their experience. This device will give a more accurate way of knowing if the human tissue still contains cancer cells or not. 3D Recorder under Works for Medical Imaging The University of Michigan plays house to a team of experts that is in the middle of developing a camera that has the capabilities of recording images as well as videos in 3D. The project had received a funding of US$1.20 mn from the W.M. Keck Foundation. In current standards, a 3D camera uses light measurement tools to gauge an object in 3D and recreate its image. Now, this technology, when used with superpowered microscopes, can be used to create accurate 3D images and videos of cells and tissue.

Original Post The Changing Landscape of the Global Medical Cameras and Microscopes Market source Twease
          Icon and graphic elements for Medis Medical imaging systems bv        

2013, Graphical user interface design for the aplications of Medis Medical imaging systems, MRAView, QMass, QFlow and the framework appplications. Delivered more than 150 different icons in multiple sizes. Design by ReloadMedia (Joris Sewandono).


          QAngio-XA application icons, for Medis Medical Imaging        

2011, Graphical user interface design for QAngio-XA application, for Medis Medical Imaging. Design of 114 icons in 3 sizes. And the design of aplication image and logo's for QMass MR Enterprice. Design by ReloadMedia (Joris Sewandono).


          Technology Mainstay Newer Industrial Processes, 3D Imaging holds Promise for Current Growth Trends        
The utilization of technology is the backbone of operations across several industry sectors. This includes automotive, media and entertainment, and defense and aerospace among others. With automation in processes and increasing demand for high-value services, the advancement of technology has become a necessity. 3D Imaging Beneficial for High-value End Result 3D imaging is one of the many advanced technologies that are used across a wide spectrum of industry verticals. 3D imaging enables a three dimensional object to be rendered on a two dimensional surface, wherein an optical illusion is created for the depth of the object. Service providers of 3D imaging have the necessary tools and knowledge to create a digital replica of objects. However, the digital optical differs from the real object to a very small degree. 3D imaging has emerged to be exceptional useful in certain applications. Medical imaging and characterization of automated industrial processes are some of them. In the entertainment industry, depiction of ideas and design in a visual format is significantly important. Thus, the entertainment industry exhibits substantial demand for 3D imaging technologies. In the emerging economies of Asia Pacific, especially China and India, development in the major spheres is adopting the utilization of 3D imaging technologies. 3D imaging has benefitted healthcare, industrial automation, and defense sectors in these countries to name a few. In the healthcare sector, 3D scanning is preferred for several reasons. The utilization of 3D scanning lies in ultrasound, gynecology, computed tomography, dentistry, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics for digital representation of the patient’s medical condition.  Clinical Research Benefits with 3D Imaging 3D imaging has been beneficial for clinical research as well. In a recently carried out clinical trial, researchers at the University of Colorado employed mass-spectral imaging system to be integrated with EUV laser for the 3D mapping of cellular compositions. This allowed researchers to observe cells how they respond to medication.  In addition to this, researchers said that the technology is suitable to understand sources of pathogens that are propagated for bioterrorism and to discover new methods in order to overcome antibiotic resistance that occurs among patients with surgical implants. Extreme ultraviolet laser and mass-spectral imaging technology are the components of the instrument for the research purpose.

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          Changing Trends in Medical Device Technologies to Drive Global Medical Equipment Market        
The global medical equipment market is expected to expand rapidly due to factors such as changing trends in medical devices, advanced technologies in medical imaging procedures, and the introduction of innovative devices by the leading players. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases is expected to propel the global medical equipment market in the years to come. Growing aging population is predicted to contribute towards the growth of the global medical equipment market.  Government bodies are focusing on investing in leading players from the healthcare sector to improve the medical equipment and surgical procedures. Growing focus of the leading players on new entrants, increasing number of mergers and acquisitions will further influence the global market for medical equipment in the years to come. Excess tax on the medical devices and uncertain reimbursement climate in various markets are two of the factors predicted to hamper the growth of the global medical equipment market. Orthopedic devices segment is expected to be the largest segment, contributing majorly towards the growth of the global market for medical equipment and devices in the coming few years.  Market leading players are focusing on introducing new technology equipment such as X-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and nuclear imaging equipment. Developments in 3D imaging technology and increase in the incidence of diseases such as orthopedic, respiratory, and cardiovascular are expected to propel the global medical equipment market in the years to come. North America is expected to be the dominating region in the global market for medical equipment in the coming few years.  The medical imaging equipment market has been a major contributor towards the success of the global medical equipment market over the past few years. The global medical imaging equipment market was valued at US$27.7 bn in 2014 and is expected to reach US$45.3 bn by 2023 at a 5.60% CAGR. Advancements in radiology have led to the growth of the global medical imaging equipment market. Ultrasound systems segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment in the global medical equipment market in the years to come. The global medical equipment market is highly competitive and fragmented. Entry of new companies is expected to make the global market highly competitive for the leading players in the years to come.  

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          CBCT Outdoes Growth in all Major Dental X-Ray Segments        
As per the report from HIS Medical Technology, The Cone-beam CT (CBCT) segment has grown fast to overtake the sales in many other dental X-ray segments. The Cone-beam CT segment has also overtaken the medical imaging modalities with respect to global unit growth. Increasing demand for maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and implant dentistry, are some of the factors, which generated strong demand for Cone-beam CT. The number of Cone-beam CT units that will be shipped in near future are expected to grow fast.  The cone-beam CT segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% during the period from 2014 to 2019. That means, the cone-beam CT segment will generate around $800 million by 2019. CBCT devices are replacing the extraoral systems including panoramic systems and cephalometric systems in almost all developing countries.  The popularity for CBCT has increased over the past few years because of operational efficiency and ease of use, as compared to many other similar devices. As per HIS, CBCT offers a dentist’s view that can be easily utilized to visualize the erupted as well as nonerupted teeth. CBCT can also be used to visualize the tooth root orientation that any traditional 2D imaging devices cannot. New CBCT systems, which are featured with three-in-one functionality, are to be launched in the global market. New CBCT systems will be featured with panoramic, CBCT, and cephalometric technologies.  As per HIS, Planmeca, Sirona, and Danaher, are the key manufacturers in the cone-beam CT segment. North America was expected to be the market leader for CBCT segment in 2014. The number of private dental practitioners adopting advanced dental services has gone up in the recent past. Some of the price sensitive markets like Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East, have started upgrading their medical device segment by replacing analog x-ray technology by complementary metal oxide semiconductor CMOS sensors and photostimulable phosphor plates. 

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          IBM Announces US$1 Bn Acquisition of Merge Healthcare        
In an attempt to expand its global presence in the health care industry, IBM has been getting rather aggressive. The company on Thursday morning announced the US$ 1 billion acquisition of medical imaging leader Merge Healthcare. This is the third such acquisition since the setting up of Watson Health in April, IBM’s new unit based on the innovative Watson technology. This move is likely to help the company redirect its core strength to one of the biggest industries of the US economy. Watson has already begun teaming up with health care bigwigs such as Cleveland Clinic and Memorial Sloan Kettering to becoming a system that learns from its evaluation of situations in the past. Combining Watson’s commanding cognitive computing engine as well as the massive amount of cloud based health care data and Merge Healthcare’s superior technology platform for the exchange of medical images such as mammographies and CAT scans, Watson will be able to help doctors in making effective and efficient decisions.  Senior vice president of IBM Research and Solutions Portfolio John Kelly said on Thursday that as a leader that has proven itself in delivering health care solutions for the last 20 years and more, Merge Healthcare is an incredible addition to the Watson Health platform.  Health care will turn out to be one of the biggest growth areas of IBM over the next decade. This is the main reason, John Kelly said, that the company has been making key investments to fuel industry transformation and to encourage a more improved quality of patient care.  The analytical and cognitive capabilities of Watson, Merge, and other acquisitions of the company have helped IBM in partnering with research institutions, health care providers, insurers, biomedical companies, and other organizations who are dedicated to transforming the nature of health care in the 21st century. 

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          An Overview of the Global Equipment Market        
The global equipment industry is marked by proliferation of various other segments such as construction industry, medical industry, automobile industry, food and beverage industry, etc. The growth of this market varies from sector to sector. Hence, it is difficult to calculate the total revenues generated by the global equipment industry. The global equipment industry is categorized in two parts, the first is general equipment and other is heavy-duty equipment. Global Equipment Market Segmentation Under the general equipment sector there are sub-sectors such as electrical equipment, military equipment, sports equipments, camping equipment, laboratory equipment, fire apparatus, scribe equipment, etc. On the other hand, heavy duty equipment refers to heavy duty vehicles which are designed especially for carrying out construction tasks and are most frequently used in earthwork-related operations. Construction is one of the oldest industries in the world and the equipment this industry uses is driven by factors such as emergence of lease-based equipment, mining activities, and increasing government investment in the development of infrastructure especially in the emerging economies. Some examples of construction equipment are earth moving equipment, material handling equipment, concrete mixers and pavers, pumps, concrete and road construction equipment, etc. A market intelligence company has forecasted that this industry will experience significant growth and generate revenue of USD 192.3 billion by the end of 2017, during the forecast period of 2012 to 2017 with a CAGR of 6.0%. Another major industry which employs a variety of equipment is the healthcare industry. Different types of equipment are used by the medical/clinical sector. Medical equipment is used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Some examples of equipment used in this field are Ultrasound and MRI machines, medical ventilators, heart-lung machines, anesthetic machines, PET and CT scanners, medical monitors (such as ECG, blood pressure, and EEG monitors), and laboratory equipment (equipment to analyze blood, genes, urine, etc). This market is driven by the growing number of chronic conditions worldwide and the increasing geriatric population. According to the market intelligence company, the medical imaging equipment market will grow at 5.4% CAGR during the 2013 to 2019 duration, and is estimated to generate revenue of USD 35,359.4 million in 2019. A sub-sector of the medical equipment market is sports medicine devices market. This market deals with preventing exercise and sports-related injuries. The products used in this sector are orthopedic products and recovery and support products. The global sports devices/equipment market is estimated by the market intelligence company to reach a value of 8,284.0 billion by 2019 with a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period of 2013 to 2019. The global sports equipment market caters to a large target audience who can be children or adults or can be professionals or amateurs. The global sports industry is growing faster than overall GDP, and the future for this industry is bright. According to the sports, the type of equipment differs. The sports equipment is designed keeping in mind the age, sex, type of sports, and other special needs of the consumer. Some examples of sports equipments are footwear, exercise equipment, nets, goals, protective equipment, sticks, bats, and clubs, rods and tackle, vehicles, flying discs, wickets and bases, etc. Currently, there is an increase in licensed sports merchandise market and it is closely related to the spending patterns of consumers. Proliferation of digital origin properties, decline in licensing contracts, and alternative deal structures are some of the key trends observed in the licensed sports merchandise equipment market.   These were some of the major segments of the global equipment market that support the overall growth of the equipment market. The equipment industry is driven by industrial development and holds good prospects for the future.

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          Advances and Future of Medical Imaging        
Medical imaging refers to the process of producing visual representations of the internal aspects of the body for analysis, diagnosis and treatment. Noninvasive medical imaging devices enable to create a database of the physiology for future reference and to identify any defects. Medical imaging tools include radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, tomography, tactile imaging, elastography, angiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, etc. Digital imaging modalities have a wide scope for use in various branches and sub-disciplines of medicine: preventive or curative, and the global medical imaging market [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/187912] for existing devices, as well as new time-saving and life-enhancing devices is ever growing. The field of neuroimaging – one of the non-diagnostic imaging sectors, photoacoustics, and use of imaging devices in pharmaceutical clinical trials is relatively new and unexplored and is one if the driving forces in the market today. Traditionally, MRI and CT scans generated 2D images, but recent techniques have been developed which enable 3D images that are invaluable in the course of surgical treatment. The use of imaging devices requires trained technical, medical and engineering personnel to ensure safe and effective procedures. Moreover, the spaces using imaging modalities must adhere to radiation protection regulations.  Diagnostic imaging devices and their functions  X-ray machines: X-ray imaging creates visuals of the internal anatomy of the body. X-rays are used mostly for checking broken bones. But they can also be used to detect pneumonia via chest x-rays, or breast cancer using mammograms. CT scans: A Computed Tomography (CT) uses x-ray equipment to create cross-sectional images of the body. CT scans are used to detect cancers, blood clots, internal bleeding, signs of heart diseases, etc. A CAT scan, or Computed Axial Tomography, is used in case of brain injuries or even eye-related disorders.  MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to view internal organs and structure of the body. MRIs are most useful in brain and spinal cord examinations. Patients with cochlear implants, pacemakers, metallic foreign bodies and ferromagnetic implants are contraindications to using MRI. Ultrasound: An ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to examine internal organs such as kidneys, liver, blood vessels and heart. An ultrasound (ultrasonography) is also used to view the fetus during pregnancy. An echocardiography uses ultrasound to view detailed structures of the heart. Advantages of medical imaging devices Medical imaging technology has revolutionized medicine, and allows doctors to detect abnormalities earlier and results in better patient outcome. Being noninvasive, the devices can be used for patients of all age groups and across any medical field. While there are risks of medical radiation, scientists have developed innovations that have reduced dose of radiation by nearly 75%. Furthermore, medical imaging allows a microscopic view of the anatomy that is highly personalized, effective and accurate. Medical modalities also generate large-scale employment to technical and non-technical workers.  Advances in diagnostic imaging and its future Diagnostic imaging is an ever-evolving field and many remarkable changes have been tracked since its introduction to everyday medicine: shift of x-rays files from film to digital, unclear MRIs to high-quality images, and compact and portable ultrasound equipment. Medical imaging has a wide scope for innovation. A wide variety of noninvasive diagnostic innovations offer options to patients who either have fear of physicians, or are unable to visit a doctor. Researchers suggest, and are working on, a scanner-embedded bathroom mirror that detects retinopathy, or a toilet that identifies kidney infections or diabetes through urine analysis.  Overview of the global medical imaging market Reports by a leading market research firm suggests that the market for diagnostic imaging devices will continue to boom at an increasing pace over the next few years. The market value for these devices stood at approximately USD 20.7 billion in 2010, and revenues are estimated to reach USD 25.3 billion by 2015, and USD 26 billion by 2016-end. Technical development and advancement in medicine will positively affect the growth of medical imaging. North America is currently dominating the market with over 35% of the global industry share, followed by Europe and Asia. Among all imaging devices, x-ray machines dominate the market share with revenues to reach USD 9.1 billion, and annual growth rate to reach 3.5% by 2017. Some of the key players in the global medical imaging devices market include Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Toshiba Medical System Corp and Hitachi Medical Corp.  About Us Marketresearchreports.biz is the most comprehensive collection of market research reports. Marketresearchreports.biz services are especially designed to save time and money of our clients. We are a one stop solution for all your research needs, our main offerings are syndicated research reports, custom research, subscription access and consulting services. We serve all sizes and types of companies spanning across various industries. For more information: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/

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          Big Data and Telecom Analytics - The Key to Optimizing Revenue and Reducing Costs        
According to the McKinsey Global Institute, big data sets are those whose size is larger than the ability of regular databases software tools. This large size makes it storage, capture, analysis and management of such big data sets an unattainable task for typical database software tools. Like any other data, big data can also be broadly classified into structure and unstructured. The sheer size and complexity of such data requires a specialized analytical tool to be implemented. This is what makes big data an emerging frontier for innovation and development. Big data analytics has become a specialized field of study in itself. Of course, the presence of such large datasets has been noticed increasingly over the last decade. But, it is now that the telecom market is faced with a credible threat of saturation, and hence needs to find new revenue models. Sustainability combined with profitability has to be the mantra for both startups and established players alike.  Why do telecom companies need big data? According to market research firm Mind commerce, the telecom analytics market that is currently driven by big data would witness a 50% CAGR from 2014-19. And, by the end of 2019, the market research firm estimates the big data and telecom analytics market [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/174419] to be worth USD 5.4 billion in terms of annual revenue.  As mentioned earlier, the telecom market is moving towards saturation. Growth could plateau in the next decade or so. If companies have to develop new revenue models and tap undiscovered opportunities, the time is now. For the telecom business to evolve, telecom companies are compelled to find ways to protect themselves from this impending churn. This task is made easier considering that the telecom industry still has avenues for development, especially where new channels for telecommunication are concerned. Consumers are using large amounts of data, and in the process, leaving even larger data footprints. The intelligent analytics of such big data can take companies to the next level of the telecom industry. Applications of big data and telecom analytics Big data and telecom analytics isn’t limited to a specific application. It can be successfully used in industry verticals ranging from media, hospitality and retail, healthcare, financial services, utilities, homeland security and government operations, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, transportation, and other emerging industry verticals. However, within these seemingly large swathes of data, it is the telecommunications companies that stand out. That’s because they have access to massive amounts of datasets - and hence, they enjoy a vantage point as far as the Big Data movement is concerned. This also makes telecom companies proponents of this movement. Consider this: on social networking site Facebook, the number of uploaded photographs exceeds 15 billion. In addition to this, 220 million new photographs are added per week.  The sources of data are many, such as: social media, audio and video files, surveillance, medical imaging, and mobile phones. Thus, there is an immense potential in big data technologies – and analytic solutions for big data. The end results of effective big data analytics are: improved customer satisfaction, a greater subscriber base, product and service innovation, new revenue opportunities, and mitigating the churn. The future of big data and underlying opportunities Currently, the telecom industry (as well as other industry verticals) is experiencing a phase of big data explosion. Mining this data effectively could lead to telecom companies making effective decisions in short time durations. The intelligence unit of the Economist found in a recent survey that 53% of companies use only 50% of their valuable big datasets. This problem can be addressed with the use of stable software solutions, which will further fuel the growth of the big data and telecom analytics market. About us MarketResearchReports.biz is the most comprehensive collection of market research reports. MarketResearchReports.Biz services are specially designed to save time and money for our clients. We are a one stop solution for all your research needs, our main offerings are syndicated research reports, custom research, subscription access and consulting services. We serve all sizes and types of companies spanning across various industries. Kindly visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/

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          Extreme Networks Infrastructure Guarantees Quick, Secure Transfer of Patient’s Medical Data        
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          To Understand How the Brain Ages, Researcher Looks at the Heart        

The MRI machine in Dr. Owen Carmichael's lab blares as it scans a subject's brain.  Carmichael, Director of Biomedical Imaging at Pennington Research Center, studies those scans trying to understand how the brain ages.

Carmichael explains that "what you'll see on the MRI scan is the amount of brain tissue.  And all of that brain tissue is part of that electrical circuitry that makes it possible for you to think."  As we age, our brains tend to shrink.  And as that tissue goes away, the harder it becomes to think.

He describes the young brain as a grape that's just been pulled from the vine, while "the elderly brain looks more like a raisin, in that it's deflated and smaller in size.  And the person with Alzheimer's, that 'looking like a grape' goes even further, it's extremely shriveled up."

          Merge Healthcare and Fysicon Strengthen Partnership for BeNeLux        

Netherlands image exchange leader will distribute additional Merge solutions

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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE), a global corporation dedicated to health IT interoperability solutions, today announced the expansion of its existing software relationship with Fysicon, the dominant Dutch distributor of medical imaging solutions for radiology and cardiology. Fysicon will customize Merge solutions to improve its specific portfolio of image management products for the BeNeLux market.
“We have built a strong relationship with Merge over the past year,” explained Bert Elberse, CEO of Fysicon, “and we rely on them to bring us the latest, proven image management technology. The Merge solutions are a perfect fit with our customers’ current needs for easy access to images, review tools and better storage capabilities.”
With over 95% market share for medical image & report exchange in the Netherlands, Fysicon has moved more than 60 million images through its EVOCS® image management portal. The Merge solution will improve EVOCS® by adding in more sophisticated image review tools and a zero client footprint. Fysicon will introduce the customized new viewer under the name “EVOCS® Advanced Webviewer”. In addition, Fysicon is working with Merge on bringing a VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) option to EVOCS®, which would provide customers with image storage capabilities that stretch across radiology and cardiology systems. Finally, Fysicon is evaluating ...Read more
          aplikasi fisika dalam kehidupan sehari-hari        


 
Banyak orang yang beranggapan bahwa Fisika hanya sekedar ilmu biasa yang hanya mempelajari ilmu alam tanpa ada penerapannya. Terutama masih banyak orang yang beranggapan bahwa Fisika hanya mempelajari rumus. Dan tak sedikit yang  tidak menyadari bahwa banyak peristiwa bahkan hal-hal yang sangat dekat dengan kita melibatkan ilmu Fisika. Bahkan Fisika merupakan ilmu dasar yang sangat dibutuhkan oleh cabang ilmu-ilmu lain. Mengapa Fisika sangat penting dalam kehidupan kita? hayoo... mengapa ,,,, da yang tau gaa??? jawabannya , , Tentu karena banyak peristiwa dalam kehidupan kita yang melibatkan ilmu Fisika baik kita sadari maupun tan.pa kita sadari. Semakin kita memahami Fisika kita akan mengetahui bahwa Fisika mempunyai cakupan yang luas. nahh semakin penasaran kan,,, yuuk kita tengok apa aja sih aplikasi fisika itu ????

Aplikasi Gerak Lurus Beraturan
 
Gerak  Lurus Beraturan (GLB) merupakan gerak yang memiliki kecepatan yang konstan. Walaupun GLB sulit ditemukan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari, karena biasanya kecepatan gerak benda selalu berubah-ubah. " tapi bukan power rangers lohh,,," Misalnya ketika dirimu mengendarai sepeda motor atau mobil, laju mobil pasti selalu berubah-ubah. Ketika ada kendaraan di depan, pasti kecepatan kendaraan akan segera dikurangi. Hal ini agar kita tidak tabrakan dengan pengendara lain, terutama jika kondisi jalan yang ramai. Lain lagi jika kondisi jalan yang tikungan dan rusak. " wahh bisa parah tuhh..." yuuk kita liat contohnya. . .
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 ontoh pertama : kendaraan yang melewati jalan tol. Walaupun terdapat tikungan pada jalan tol, kendaraan beroda bisa melakukan GLB pada jalan tol hal ini jika lintasan tol lurus. Kendaraan yang bergerak pada jalan tol juga kadang mempunyai kecepatan yang tetap.
Contoh kedua, 
gerakan kereta api atau kereta listrik di atas rel. Lintasan rel kereta kadang lurus, walaupun jaraknya hanya beberapa kilometer. Kereta api melakukan GLB ketika bergerak di atas lintasan rel yang lurus tersebut dengan laju tetap.
Contoh ketiga : 
kapal laut yang menyeberangi lautan atau samudera. Ketika melewati laut lepas, kapal laut biasanya bergerak pada lintasan yang lurus dengan kecepatan tetap. Ketika hendak tiba di pelabuhan tujuan, biasanya kapal baru mengubah haluan dan mengurangi kecepatannya.
Contoh keempat
 : gerakan pesawat terbang. Pesawat terbang juga biasa melakukan GLB. Setelah lepas landas, pesawat terbang biasanya bergerak pada lintasan lurus dengan dengan laju tetap. Walaupun demikian, pesawat juga mengubah arah geraknya ketika hendak tiba di bandara tujuan.

Aplikasi GLBB dalam kehidupan sehari-hari
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GLBB merupakan gerak lurus berubah beraturan. Berubah beraturan maksudnya kecepatan gerak benda bertambah secara teratur atau berkurang secara teratur. Perubahan kecepatan tersebut dinamakan percepatan. Secara awam sangat r menemukan benda yang melakukan gerak lurus berubah beraturan. Pada kasus kendaraan beroda misalnya, ketika mulai bergerak dari keadaan diam, pengendara biasanya menekan pedal gas (mobil dkk) atau menarik pedal gas (motor dkk). Pedal gas tersebut biasanya tidak ditekan atau ditarik dengan teratur sehingga walaupun kendaraan kelihatannya mulai bergerak dengan percepatan tertentu, besar percepatannya tidak tetap alias selalu berubah-ubah. Contoh GLBB dalam kehidupan sehari-hari pada gerak horisontal alias mendatar nyaris tidak ada.
Contoh GLBB yang selalu kita jumpai dalam kehidupan hanya gerak jatuh bebas. Pada gerak umit menemukan aplikasi GLBB dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.jatuh bebas, yang bekerja hanya percepatan gravitasi dan besar percepatan gravitasi bernilai tetap. Tapi dengan penerapa ilmu fisika, GLBB dapat ditemukan dalam kegiatan kita sehari-hari. Contohnya buah mangga yang lezat atau buah kelapa yang jatuh dari pohonnya.Jika kita pernah jatuh dari atap rumah tanpa sadar kita juga melakukan GLBB.

Aplikasi gerak vertikal dalam kehidupan sehari-hari :
 
Gerak vertikal terdiri dari dua jenis, yakni gerak vertikal ke atas dan gerak vertikal ke bawah. Benda melakukan gerak vertikal ke atas atau ke bawah jika lintasan gerak benda lurus. Kalau lintasan miring, gerakan benda tersebut termasuk gerak parabola. Aplikasi gerak vertikal dalam kehidupan sehari-hari misalnya ketika kita melempar sesuatu tegak lurus ke bawah (permukaan tanah), ini termasuk gerak vertikal.

Aplikasi gelombang elektromagnetik:
 
Saat ini hampir semua orang memiliki peralatan yang satu ini. Dia begitu kecil yang bisa dengan nyaman diletakkan di dalam saku, namun dianggap memiliki fungsi yang sangat besar terutama untuk berkomunikasi. Benda itu adalah sebuah ponsel (telepon seluler). Saat ini ponsel tidak hanya digunakan untuk menelpon saja tetapi juga untuk fungsi lain seperti mengirim dan menerima pesan singkat (sms), mendengarkan musik, atau mengambil foto. dan bisa juga internetan atau facebookan. Bagaimana perangkat ponsel dapat terhubung dengan perangkat ponsel yang lain padahal mereka saling berjauhan? bagaimana yaa. . . Konsep yang bisa menjelaskan fenomena ini adalah konsep gelombang elektromagnetik. Konsep gelombang elektromagnetik ternyata sangat luas tidak hanya berkaitan dengan TV atau ponsel saja, melainkan banyak aplikasi lain yang bisa sering kita temukan sehari-hari di sekitar kita. Aplikasi tersebut meliputi microwave, radio, radar, atau sinar-x. Selain itu karya Röntgen yang mengantarkan dirinya mendapatkan hadiah nobel fisika pada 1901 ini akan menjadi sebuah alat yang sangat berguna sekali dalam kedokteran. Sinar-X itulah sebuah fenomena yang ditemukan oleh Roentgen pada laboratoriumnya. Sebuah fenomena yang kemudian menjadi awal pencitraan medis (medical imaging) pertama, tangan kiri istrinya menjadi uji coba eksperimen penemuan ini. Inilah menjadi titik awal penggunaan pencitraan medis untuk mengetahui struktur jaringan manusia tanpa melalui pembedahan terlebih dahulu. Penemuan ini juga menjadi titik awal perkembangan fisika medis di dunia, yang menkonsentrasikan aplikasi ilmu fisika dalam bidang kedokteran.
Eksperimen Röntgen terhadap tangan istrinya, menjadi inspirasi produksi alat yang dapat membantu dokter dalam diagnosa terhadap pasien, dengan mengetahui citra tubuh manusia. Citra atau gambar yang dihasilkan dari sinar-X ini sifatnya adalah membuat gambar 2 dimensi dari organ tubuh yang dicitrakan dengan memanfatkan konsep atenuasi berkas radiasi pada saat berinterakasi dengan materi. Gambar atau citra objek yang diinginkan kemudian direkam dalam media yang kemudian dikenal sebagai film. Dari Gambar yang diproduksi di film inilah informasi medis dapat digali sesuai dengan kebutuhan klinis yang akan dianalisis.
Setelah puluhan tahun sinar-X ini mendominasi dunia kedokteran, terdapat kelemahan yaitu objek organ tubuh kita 3 dimensi dipetakan dalam gambar 2 dimensi. Sehingga akan terjadi saling tumpah tindih stukur yang dipetakan, secara klinis informasi yang direkam di film dapat terdistorsi. Inilah tantangan berikutnya bagi fisikawan untuk berkreasi. Tahun 1971, seorang fisikwan bernama Hounsfield memperkenalkan sebuah hasil invensinya yang dikenal denganComputerized Tomography atau yang lazim dikenal dengan nama CT Scan. Invensi Hounsfield ini menjawab tantangan kelemahan citra sinar-X konvensional yaitu CT dapat dapat mencitrakan objek dalam 3 Dimensi yang tersusun atas irisan-irisan gambar (tomography) yang dihasilkan dari perhitungan algoritma(bahasa program) komputer. Karya Hounsfield ini menjadi revolusi besar-besaraan dalam dunia pencitraan medis atau kedokteran yang merupakan rangkaian yang berkaitan. Citra/gambar hasil CT dapat menujukan struktur tubuh kita secara 3 dimensi, sehingga secara medis dapat dijadikan sebagai sebuah alat bantu untuk penegakkan diagnosa yang dibutuhkan. Untuk mengabadikan penemunya dalam CT terdapat bilangan CT atau Hounsfield Unit (HU), namun penemuan ini juga meruapakan jasa Radon dan Cormack.
Tahun 1990an, lahir kembali sebuah perangkat yang dikenal dengan nama Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Perangkat ini invensi yang tidak kalah hebatnya dengan CT, karena menggunakan sistem fisika yang berbeda. MRI istilah kerennya menggunakan pemanfaatan aktivitas fisis spin tubuh manusia pada saat berada dalam medan magnet yang kuat dan kemudian dengan sistem gangguan gelombang radio yang sama dengan frekuensi Larmor, menghasilkan sebuah sinyal listrik. Sinyal inilah yang dikenal dengan Free Induction Decayyang kemudian dievaluasi dengan Transformasi Fourier menjadi citra 3 Dimensi. Invensi ini juga sangat fenomenal, karena terobosan baru yang tidak menggunakan radiasi pengion seperti CT dan sinar Roentgen untuk dapat menghasilkan sebuah citra dengan resolusi yang yang sangat baik dalam mencitrakan stuktur tubuh manusia khususnya organ kepala. Inventor MRI mendapat ganjaran hadiah nobel bidang fisologi dan kedokteran tahun 2003.
Inilah sekelumit peranan fisika yang yang sangat revlusioner mengubah dunia kedokteran menjadi modern. Tanpa lahirnya sinar-X, CT, dan MR bagaimana kita dapat mengetahui posisi kelainan yang ada ditubuh kita bagian dalam atau kanker? Dengan karya fisikawan, insiyur, ahli komputer munculah sebuah teknologi yang digunakan untuk penegakkan diagnosa. Banyak teknologi lain yang dikembangkan oleh para fisikawan dan ilmuwan lain untuk kedokteran seperti halnya ultrasonografi, linear accelerator untuk radioterapi, dan juga CT dan USG 4 Dimensi.

Aplikasi energi(nuklir) dalam kehidupan sehari-hari:
 
Teknologi dan teknik penggunaan nuklir dapat memberikan manfaat dan kontribusi yang besar untuk pembangunan ekonomi dan kesejahteraan rakyat. Misalnya, nuklir dapat digunakan di bidang pertanian, seperti pemuliaan tanaman Sorgum dan Gandum dengan melalui metode induksi mutasi dengan sinar Gamma.
Di bidang kedokteran, teknik nuklir memberikan kontribusi yang tidak kalah besar, yaitu,terapi three dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), yang dapat mengembangkan metode pembedahan dengan menggunakan radiasi pengion sebagai pisau bedahnya. Dengan teknik ini, kasus-kasus tumor ganas yang sulit dijangkau dengan pisau bedah konvensional menjadi dapat diatasi, bahkan tanpa merusak jaringan lainnya.
Di bidang energi, nuklir dapat berperan sebagai penghasil energi Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Nuklir (PLTN). PLTN dapat menghasilkan energi yang lebih besar dibandingkan pembangkit

Aplikasi hukum Newton:
Hukum  1 newton :
sebuah benda mempertahankan kedudukannya
contoh : jika kita dalam sebuah mobil saat mobil itu tiba2 maju badan kita tba2 terdorong ke belakang
Hukum  2 newton : kita berada dalam lift
hukum 3 newton : ini merupakan gaya aksi = reaksi
contoh : saat kita menekan papan tulis (aksi) maka papan tulis memberikan reaksi , bila aksi lebih besar dari pada reaksi maka papan tulis akan rusak dan sebaliknya

dari contoh aplikasi diatas , , , tidak jauh dari para ilmuwan kita yang sudah berjasa menciptakan karya-karya yang sekarang bisa kita nikmati,,,
Marilah para ilmuwan bangsaku, berlombalah berkreasi. Minimalnya untuk kemandirian kita akan teknologi untuk melayani kebutuhan bangsa sendiri….. Fisikawan Indonesia teruslah berkarya.

          Hadron Collider: Not The Start Of The End Of The World        
On Sept. 10, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, switched on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — a $6 billion particle accelerator that sent beams of protons in a hope to find God’s Particle.
A 16 year old girl killed herself after being traumatized by media reports, in the east people performed pooja’s in temples while others savored their favorite food in anticipation of world’s end .In a deeply religious and superstitious nation fears of the experiment and the minor risk associated with it spread rapidly through the reckless, uneducated TRP hungry media. What took more than 2 decades to build and was meant to answer humanity’s puzzling question? How the universe began.
Not even an educated lot was left behind to really try and understand what the experiment is all about and what the benefits of such a research on mankind are. One need not be a scientist or a science background to make sense of what CERN is trying to achieve, we all studied physics in our schools to know what an atom and its sub atomic particles like electrons, neutrons and protons.
So let me explain what the experiment is all about and why we should appreciate the effort than to fear from the risks. Even our nation has contributed a lot to this experiment.
BIG BANG
A broadly accepted theory for the origin and evolution of our universe. The theory says that the observable universe started roughly 13.7 Billion years ago from an extremely dense and incredibly hot initial state. Discoveries in astronomy and physics have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did in fact have a beginning. Prior to that moment there was nothing; during and after that moment there was something: our universe. The big bang theory is an effort to explain what happened during and after that moment.
Our universe is thought to have begun as an infinitesimally small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense, something - a singularity. Where did it come from? We don't know. Why did it appear? We don't know. After its initial appearance, it apparently inflated (the "Big Bang"), expanded and cooled, going from very, very small and very, very hot, to the size and temperature of our current universe. It continues to expand and cool to this day and we are inside of it: incredible creatures living on a unique planet, circling a beautiful star clustered together with several hundred billion other stars in a galaxy soaring through the cosmos, all of which is inside of an expanding universe that began as an infinitesimal singularity which appeared out of nowhere for reasons unknown.
Common Misconceptions
There are many misconceptions surrounding the Big Bang theory. For example, we tend to imagine a giant explosion. Experts however say that there was no explosion; there was (and continues to be) an expansion. Rather than imagining a balloon popping and releasing its contents, imagine a balloon expanding: an infinitesimally small balloon expanding to the size of our current universe. The singularity didn't appear in space; rather, space began inside of the singularity. Prior to the singularity, nothing existed, not space, time, matter, or energy - nothing. So where and in what did the singularity appear if not in space? We don't know. We don't know where it came from, why it's here, or even where it is. All we really know is that we are inside of it and at one time it didn't exist and neither did we.
What about God?
Any discussion of the Big Bang theory would be incomplete without asking the question, what about God? This is because cosmogony (the study of the origin of the universe) is an area where science and theology meet. Creation was a supernatural event. That is, it took place outside of the natural realm. This fact begs the question: is there anything else which exists outside of the natural realm? Specifically, is there a master Architect out there? We know that this universe had a beginning. Was God the "First Cause"? I won't attempt to answer that question in this blog. We just ask the question:
Here comes Hydron Collider…..
To understand what happened at that fraction of second during the BIG BANG what was that singularity that existed to create such a bang .In the last 2 hundred years we know that atoms has sub-atomic particle like protons, but the theory proposed by Higgs Boson predicted a particle which makes up porton’s the particle popularised name is ‘GOD’s Particle’
None of them have seen nor able to validate the existence of this particle experimentally despite large efforts. It’s believed just before the BIG BANG these particles were freely available before they were fused in proton.
The collider hence aims to find these GOD’s Particle by smashing protons at high speeds so as to unlock the particle if at all they exist if we don’t find then we might find something else which can re-write our physics books once more.
Why not to fear…
Event’s like proton smashing has been occurring naturally on our earth and that too thousands of time more powerful that what is been attempted by collider they happen so fast that we cannot even capture that event. In order to capture and understand they built collider to carry out experiments under controlled conditions, and that too a fraction of what is already happening in the nature.
Fear of Black Hole eating our planet
The experiment does create a Black Hole but the lifecycle is so small that it’s gone even before it’s created ,the max risk even if proton collision goes out of hand the blast will bury the collider already 100mrts below the earth.
Black hole is a long story which I can’t cover in this article..:-)
Benefits/Spin off’s from research
Its believed that if we are successful with finding Dark Matter(GOD’s Particle) or any think equivalent to that even a tiny micro gram of extracted particles will be sufficient to solve the entire earth’s energy requirements for the next 1000 years besides it will be a clean energy that’s why we need to these experiments
It will also benefit Cancer therapy(ability to deliver radiation dose only to cancer cells leaving the healthy ones unharmed), incineration of nuclear waste(no need to bury them in deep earth), power generation, Streilization, medical imaging, WWW, multifilamentary wires and cable, parallel computing, cryogeneics, non-destructive testing etc.
GOD’s Particle proposer
‘Higgs Bosons Theory ‘ who proposed about ‘GOD’s Particle’ in this Boson’s theory is actually put forth by ‘Satyendra Nath Bose’ you got it an ‘INDIAN’ at least it would have been a proudest moment had our ‘MEDIA’ highlighted this connection instead of giving false information of end of world
Lets the big bang begin…
The real experiment is yet to start, what happened on 10th was a proton travelling clockwise the entire length of collider that’s a good 27 kms, the next step would be to fire a proton in anticlockwise direction once scientists are sure that protons can travel through the tunnel in both directions for the entire length then the real bang begins by firing protons in both directions so as to collide them. That’s still a year away and thank god by then media would have lost interest in tracking the event and no more reckless reporting will happen. Only pure science enthusiasts will track the progress through their official website (http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/).

          The Role of a Radiologist as Part of Your Health Care Team        
the-role-of-a-radiologist-as-part-of-your-health-care-teamA radiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury through the use of medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and many more. 

In this segment, Sam Zeim, MD, discusses the role of a radiologist as a part of your health care team.
          Continuing Medical Training Now Available via Live Simulcast        

MTMI is the first to provide medical imaging professionals with access to continuing education via live, interactive webinar simulcast technology.

(PRWeb May 18, 2013)

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          Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange Joins the National Database for Autism Research Federation        
Creates Largest Source of Autism Research Data to Date

The addition of Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) data will help create the largest multidisciplinary source of autism research d

December 12, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (DECEMBER 12, 2011) – Autism Speaks – North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization – joins the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in announcing the addition of Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) as a data federation site for the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR).  The addition of AGRE data will help create the largest multidisciplinary source of autism research data to date. NDAR, supported by the NIH, brings together many different data resources and allows researchers to pool larger datasets for their research. This multidisciplinary repository contains genetic, phenotypic, clinical, and medical imaging data related to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and supports standards for collaboration and data sharing among researchers. AGRE currently houses genetic materials as well as detailed medical, developmental, morphological, demographic, and behavioral information from multiplex families who have more than one child on the autism spectrum. Over the last 14 years, AGRE has helped to set the standard for collaboration and data sharing in the field.  AGRE joins the Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program (ATP), the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Interactive Autism Network (IAN), and the NIH Pediatric MRI Data Repository in the NDAR federation.

“Integration of AGRE and ATP data into the NDAR federation will accelerate the pace of autism research allowing research to proceed faster, more efficiently and cost effectively,” explained Autism Speaks Vice President of Clinical Programs, Clara Lajonchere, Ph.D. “More importantly, this robust source of data will allow researchers to do what they do best, concentrate on the science rather than expend time and resources on family recruitment and data collection.”

“As an organization that raises money to support research through the extraordinary efforts of hundreds of thousands of families and volunteers at hundreds of Walk Now for Autism events across North America each year, this opportunity to participate in a collaboration that will facilitate autism research on an even larger scale while cutting costs is invaluable,” added Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, PhD. “To the extent that research efforts may consume fewer dollars as a result of NDAR, our resources can go to support additional researchers and projects.”

AGRE brings its unique collection of clinical, medical and genetic data from 2500 families including parents, siblings and children with ASD to this collaboration, and more than 11,000 DNA bio specimens. Approved NDAR users can apply for access to data from AGRE, as well as the 25,000 research participants represented in NDAR and more than 7,500 participants who reported their own information to IAN.

“The collaboration between AGRE and NDAR exemplifies the efforts of government and stakeholders working together for a common cause,” said Thomas R. Insel, M.D, director of the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH). “NDAR continues to be a leader in the effort to standardize and share ASD data with the research community, and serves as a model to other research communities.”

NDAR’s mission is to facilitate data sharing and scientific collaboration on a broad scale, providing a shared common platform for autism researchers to accelerate scientific discovery. In creating a federation of data repositories, investigators are able to access data, tools, and computational techniques in NDAR and other major public and private autism databases simultaneously. By integrating results from multiple sources, NDAR provides a rich data set for multiple uses, such as data mining, aggregation, and views into the data supporting research publications.

Over the past two years, Autism Speaks has constructed the data management infrastructure which enables both the AGRE and ATP data to be integrated into NDAR. That work was supported by NIMH grants totaling approximately $1.25 million. In addition, NDAR is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

About Autism
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 110 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 600 percent increase in the past two decades that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has made enormous strides, committing over $160 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. In addition to funding research, Autism Speaks has created resources and programs including the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, Autism Speaks’ Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and several other scientific and clinical programs. Notable awareness initiatives include the establishment of the annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, which Autism Speaks celebrates through its Light it Up Blue initiative. Also, Autism Speaks award-winning “Learn the Signs” campaign with the Ad Council has received over $300 million in donated media. Autism Speaks’ family resources include the Autism Video Glossary, a 100 Day Kit for newly-diagnosed families, a School Community Tool Kit, a Grandparent’s Guide to Autism, and a community grant program. Autism Speaks has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the government’s response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to cover behavioral treatments in 29 states thus far, with bills pending in an additional 10 states. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 80 cities across North America. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.

About the Co-Founders
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism.  Bob Wright is Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners and Chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association. He served as Vice Chairman of General Electric; and as the Chief Executive Officer of NBC and NBC Universal for more than twenty years. He also serves on the board of directors of the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Mission Product, EMI Group Global Ltd., and AMC Networks Inc., and is a Trustee of the New York Presbyterian hospital.  Suzanne Wright is a Trustee Emeritus of Sarah Lawrence College, her alma mater. Suzanne has received numerous awards, the Women of Distinction Award from Palm Beach Atlantic University, the CHILD Magazine Children’s Champions Award, Luella Bennack Volunteer Award, Spirit of Achievement award by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's National Women’s Division and The Women of Vision Award from the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2008, the Wrights were named to the Time 100 Heroes and Pioneers category, a list of the most influential people in the world, for their commitment to global autism advocacy.  They have also received the first ever Double Helix Award for Corporate Leadership from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the NYU Child Advocacy Award, the Castle Connolly National Health Leadership Award and the American Ireland Fund Humanitarian Award.  In the past couple of years the Wrights have received honorary doctorate degrees from St. John’s University, St. Joseph’s University and UMass Medical School.

About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. For more information, visit the NIMH website.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit the NIH website.


          3D Mammography Versus 2D Imaging        

CDI Miami, a digital medical imaging center located in Miami, Florida that deals specifically with diagnosing intra-corporeal diseases, announced today that they have both 2D and 3D mammography available to patients.

(PRWeb August 14, 2014)

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          Digital Medical Imaging Facility in Miami to Offer New CT Scanning Options        

CDI, the Miami Center for Diagnostic Imaging, announces their new CT Scan options.

(PRWeb May 30, 2014)

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           Beta camera and pinhole SPECT imaging for dosimetry applications         
Ljunggren, K; Tagesson, M; Erlandsson, K; Strand, SE; (1995) Beta camera and pinhole SPECT imaging for dosimetry applications. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference , 3 pp. 1563-1566.
           Improved axial resolution in 2D PET with 3D reconstruction         
Erlandsson, K; Strand, SE; (1995) Improved axial resolution in 2D PET with 3D reconstruction. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference , 2 pp. 1267-1271.
          Chinese Trade Secrets Theft Hits US Universities        
Chinese trade secrets theft, although extensive, has generally focused on US businesses.


Now, in a new twist, Reuters reports that three Chinese researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have been charged in federal court with bribery in connection with theft of trade secrets relating to MRI technology.

The researchers apparently received at least $400,000 in bribes to provide information to a Chinese Medical Imaging company, United Imaging Healthcare, and a Chinese government-backed research institute, Shenzen Institute of Advanced Technology.

The three were charged in federal court in the Southern District of New York where the US Attorney doesn’t play.


           Comparative study of classification tissue in medical imaging using radial basis function (RBF) and backpropagation (BP) network         
Zainudin, Muhammad Noorazlan Shah (2009) Comparative study of classification tissue in medical imaging using radial basis function (RBF) and backpropagation (BP) network. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information System.
           Reediana - Jeff Goldsmith ’70 and Bruce Hillman         
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: How Medical Imaging is Changing Health Care (Oxford University Press, 2010)
           A stochastic polygons model for glandular structures in colon histology images         
Sirinukunwattana, Korsuk, Snead, David R. J. and Rajpoot, Nasir M. (Nasir Mahmood). (2015) A stochastic polygons model for glandular structures in colon histology images. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 34 (11). 2366 -2378. ISSN 0278-0062
           Weakly-supervised evidence pinpointing and description         
Zhang, Qiang, Bhalerao, Abhir and Hutchinson, Charles (2017) Weakly-supervised evidence pinpointing and description. In: Niethammer, M., (ed.) Information Processing in Medical Imaging. IPMI 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10265 . Cham: Springer, pp. 210-222. ISBN 9783319590493
          Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging supports growth with strong PACS and clinically experienced PACS administrator        
 - Dane'lle Southern, PACS Administrator, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers

When Dane’lle Southern was approached by Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers’ (SDMI) CIO to take on the role of PACS administrator for the company, she initially declined, and remembers thinking she couldn’t possibly be a good fit for the position.


          LSI RAID Controllers - Full Range Available        
Looking for an RAID controller or HBA? Take a look at our massive catalogue of products, consisting of over 209 RAID and HBA controllers, cables, battery backup modules and accessories. We have worked with LSI since our inception back in 2006, when LSI used to be 3ware. Even back then their controller cards were one of the best and they still are. The controllers are now tried and tested. Their controller processors are commonplace in nearly every server system on the market these days. They are resold on to DELL PowerEdge PERC RAID Controllers, HP SmartArray RAID Controllers and are embedded into other server systems such as Fujitsu. We sell the full current range of LSI controllers, ranging from simple HBA up to high end SAN ready RAID controllers. A lot has moved on since 2006, when SCSI was the fastest connectivity technology available. Of course SCSI is still available, but now known as SAS. SCSI topped out at 320Mbps, but today SAS is available at 12Gbps, 38 times the speed of SCSI – amazing how things have moved on. I thought I would put together a quick list of our most popular LSI products; LSI MegaRAID Entry Line – 6Gbps SATA+SAS RAID These cost effective RAID building blocks are designed to deliver performance, reliability, and ease of use with 6Gb/s and legacy 3Gb/s device support, a x8 PCIe 2.0 host interface, and a full set of features. LSI MegaRAID controller cards are ideal for protecting access to important data for small business, scientific, medical, or digital media workstation applications. Please select from the 9240 series products below; MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i, 8 ports internal, low-profile PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i, 4 ports internal, low-profile PCIe 2.0 LSI MegaRAID Value Line – 6Gbps SATA+SAS RAID Providing a carefully designed balance between data protection features, performance, and cost, these controller cards are designed to deliver data quickly and reliably to mission-critical applications for small-and-medium size businesses, as well as a wide variety of cloud, security, and core business applications. MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i, 16 ports internal, PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i, 8 ports internal, low profile 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS PCIe 3.0 MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i, 8 ports internal, low profile 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS PCIe 3.0 MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC, 8 ports internal, 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS PCIe 3.0, CacheCade + Fast Path MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i, 8 ports internal, low profile, 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS, PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i, 8 ports internal, low-profile PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i, 4 ports internal, low profile 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS PCIe 3.0 MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i, 4 ports internal, low profile, 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS, PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i, 4 ports internal, low-profile PCIe 2.0   MegaRAID Feature Line - 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID Designed to deliver breakthrough IOPS and bandwidth performance for high-performance computing, medical imaging, digital content development, and other highly demanding applications, these controller cards offer 6Gb/s or legacy 3Gb/s transfer rates; PCIe 2.0 host connectivity; support for SATA, SAS or solid-state devices; and LSI advanced software options for select MegaRAID controllers. MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e, 24 ports internal, 4 ports external, PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e, 16 ports internal, 4 ports external, PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e, 8 ports external, low profile, 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS, PCIe 3.0 MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e, 8 ports external, 2nd Generation 6Gb/s SAS, PCIe 3.0, CacheVault technology MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e, 8 ports external, low-profile PCIe 2.0 MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, 4 ports internal, 4 ports external, low-profile PCIe 2.0 Our catalogue from LSI also includes LSI SAS Switches, HBA’s, Battery Backup Units (BBU), CacheVault Kits, MiniSAS Cables, Software and more! Our team at Server Case UK has plenty of experience with LSI, so if you need any help choosing the right parts for your project please call us on 0800 652 1649 or contact us. We are always happy to help!
          New Imaging Method May Predict Immunotherapy Response Early        

PHILADELPHIA — A noninvasive PET imaging method that measures granzyme B, a protein released by immune cells to kill cancer cells, was able to distinguish mouse and human tumors that responded to immune checkpoint inhibitors from those that did not respond early in the course of treatment, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

“In our study, we found a marker that was highly predictive of response to immunotherapy at a very early time after starting treatment, and we were able to design an imaging probe to detect this marker and accurately predict response noninvasively,” said Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Division of Precision Medicine at Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston. Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD

Although immunotherapies, such as checkpoint inhibitors, have revolutionized cancer treatment, they only work in a minority of patients, which means that most patients receiving this treatment will not benefit but still have the increased risk of side effects, besides losing time that they could spend on other therapies, Mahmood explained.

“The ability to differentiate early in the course of treatment patients who are likely to benefit from immunotherapy from those who will not can greatly improve individual patient care and help accelerate the development of new therapies,” he said.

Response to immunotherapy often cannot be measured effectively at early time points by traditional imaging techniques that measure tumor size, such as CT and MRI scans, or those that measure tumor glucose uptake, such as FDG PET, because these techniques cannot distinguish a nonresponding tumor from a tumor that is responding to immunotherapy but appears to grow in size because it is filled with immune cells and accompanied by increased glucose uptake, Mahmood noted. Tissue biopsies can be unreliable because of tumor heterogeneity and constant changes in the levels of the biomarker proteins measured.

Mahmood and colleagues designed a probe that binds to granzyme B—a protein that immune cells release to kill their target—after it is released from the immune cells, so they could directly measure tumor cell killing. The researchers attached the probe to a radioactive atom and used PET scanning to noninvasively image the entire body and see where immune cells are actively releasing tumor-killing granzyme B.

The team tested their probe in tumor-bearing mice before and after treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors and found that one group of mice had high PET signal, meaning high levels of granzyme B in the tumors, while the other group had low levels of PET signal in the tumors. When the two groups of mice were followed, all mice with high PET signal responded to the therapy and their tumors subsequently regressed, whereas those with low PET signal did not respond to the therapy, and their tumors continued to grow.

“Because PET imaging is quantitative, we could measure the degree of effectiveness and put a number on it,” Mahmood said. When they compared the data from monotherapy and combination therapy, they saw a significant increase in tumor granzyme B PET signal in the combination group.

“These findings could have a significant impact on drug development, as different combinations could be imaged at very early time points in patients and the levels of tumor granzyme B used to compare treatments and rank effectiveness,” Mahmood said. “Further, therapeutics that achieve high levels of granzyme B release can be advanced faster and those leading to low granzyme B release can be altered or eliminated.”

The researchers then collaborated with Keith Flaherty, MD, and Genevieve Boland, MD, PhD, from MGH, and tested their probe on nine human melanoma biopsy samples, six from patients treated with nivolumab (Opdivo) and three from those treated with pembrolizumab (Keytruda). They detected high levels of granzyme B in the samples from responders and much lower levels in the samples from nonresponders.

A limitation of the study is that the probe has not yet been tested in the clinic, but the researchers are actively pursuing it, Mahmood noted.

This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Mahmood is the cofounder and consultant at CytoSite BioPharma, a company that is further developing the granzyme B PET imaging probe for clinical translation.

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          American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Practice Guideline for the Performance of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)        
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          MRI device could bridge neuro-technologies for medical diagnostics, increase patient safety         
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          Nationwide Imaging Services, Inc., Leader In Diagnostic Imaging Equipment, Announces The Creation Of New Business Division Nationwide Medical Equipment Services         

Nationwide Imaging Services, known as one of the largest independent sales organizations for diagnostic imaging equipment, announces the creation of Nationwide Medical Equipment Services, LLC, a new business division, making Nationwide Imaging Services a total turnkey solution for the medical imaging equipment industry.

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          Diagnostic Imaging finds its edge at Steinberg Diagnostic        

Founding SDMI on the philosophy of “If you practice great medicine, patients will follow”, Dr. Leon Steinberg, truly set the tone from Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers (SDMI) inception in 1988, as they continue to set the standard in patient care today. Building on Dr. Leon Steinberg’s philosophy, SDMI’s mission has always been: To provide […]

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          Controlling multi-modal nanolasing with plasmonic superlattices        
Multi-modal lasers can emit at different wavelengths simultaneously and are important for applications ranging from multiplexed signal processing to multi-color biomedical imaging. To achieve multi-wavelength capabilities, however, the single-color lasers need to be operated as an array of lasers, which dramatically increases the unit cost and precludes their integration with compact photonic devices. Researchers now have demonstrated that multi-modal lasing with control over the different colors can be achieved in a single device.


          Overexposed to the corporates        

Overexposed to the corporates

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In July 2000, Sydney radiologist Adam Steinberg wrote to the professional body that represents his medical specialty. At the time, it was all the rage for doctor partnerships to sell their traditional practices to sharemarket-listed companies.

Soon more than half the private X-rays, ultrasounds and other radiology services in Australia would be provided by just three companies. Investors were keen to gain economies of scale by expanding and doctors welcomed the opportunity to hand over the paperwork to professional managers, not to mention the chance to cash in.

But Steinberg's letter to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists called it "a new and dark era". "We are the new pariahs of the medical fraternity," he wrote. "Pseudo quasi businessmen masquerading as doctors, seen as completely money-orientated, happy, willing and seeking to sell ourselves, our services and our souls to the highest bidder."

In a comment that resonates with the crisis in child care triggered by the collapse of ABC Learning Centres, Steinberg warned of "taking money away from the public hospital system [where we all trained] to allow non-medical, non-radiology 'shareholders' and businessmen [overseas and local] to profit from taxpayers and the health-care dollar".

Eight years on, investors have done well from so-called "corporate medicine".

Sonic Healthcare and Primary Health Care - the two biggest companies running clinics staffed by general practitioners, radiologists and pathologists - have grown dramatically and profitably.

Even in these gloomy times, the sharemarket values them at $5 billion and $1.7 billion respectively, and stockbroking analysts are lauding their "defensive" or recession-proof outlook, buffered by Medicare rebates. Until the credit crunch began to bite a year ago, the sector also attracted the attention of private equity firms with billions of dollars to invest.

But it has not been a universally happy ride for doctors. On Monday the first of 15 planned radiology clinics in NSW opened its doors. The practices will be owned and run by an old-fashioned partnership of the radiologists and nuclear physicians who work in them. The 35 specialists involved have experienced three different versions of corporate medicine in the past eight years. Now they are returning to the model they discarded in 2000.

The name PRP Diagnostic Imaging is new. But the heart of the company is the long-established Pittwater Radiology Partnership. The chairman of the partnership, Michael Jones, acknowledges he and his colleagues will be returning to a system they viewed as having drawbacks in 2000. "The difficulty with our business is the extent of capital required; we need a lot of money to fund the equipment," Jones says.

The humble X-ray is now accompanied by the ultrasound, the mammogram, computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography. Radiology clinics are time-consuming to run, with each specialist typically supported by seven or eight technical staff, such as radiographers, and several front-office employees.

Jones says the partners were attracted to the concept of leaving business decisions to managers. "Like a lot of people in small business, they imagine that someone out there can do it better than they can, has more knowledge about how things should be done," says Jones. "I think we all went into it with great optimism; the hope was that we would have more time to spend on radiology."

Back in 2000, the partners of Pittwater Radiology merged with similar practices around the country and listed on the sharemarket as Medical Imaging Australasia. It was majority-owned by doctors and three of the six directors, including the managing director, were radiologists. Their days as an independent company ended in 2004 when, with a share price languishing well below the float price, MIA was taken over by DCA Australia, an investment company that several years earlier had decided to diversify into radiology and aged care. The Pittwater partners found themselves an even smaller part of a conglomerate.

Two years later, DCA was courted by CVC Asia Pacific, the private equity group that is now struggling to pay the interest on the billions of dollars it borrowed to buy a majority stake in the Nine Network and the Australian Consolidated Press magazine group. CVC paid $2.7 billion to privatise DCA, and last year sold the aged-care business for $1.2 billion. There is now a hole in CVC's remaining investment, thanks to the walkout by the Pittwater Radiology partners.

Back in 2000, they made a decision that would prove crucial. Unlike many of their counterparts who dissolved their partnerships and signed up individually with companies, the Pittwater partners decided to stick together. Jones says it had long been a "harmonious, productive, successful partnership" with strong social links. "We just thought there was no point in dissolving it."

The partnership signed a contract to provide radiology services to MIA, and later DCA. That meant that when they wanted to leave, they had the critical mass to start new clinics. That point came in late 2006 when they learned that DCA was selling to the private equity firm.

James Christie, a PRP partner and member of the executive committee that will oversee the new clinics, says the third change in six years came as the partners had been gradually losing enthusiasm for the corporate structure. There was too much focus on profit and too little consultation about long-term investment, particularly in equipment.

But the main trigger was that the radiologists didn't like "being bought and sold without any say in the process," Christie says. "We just decided that was going to keep happening to us and it was probably going to happen again very quickly." In 2006 the newspapers were full of articles about the modus operandi of private equity, which typically involved buying full control of a company, cutting costs away from the scrutiny of the sharemarket, and then selling for a profit within three to five years.

The Pittwater partners terminated the contract, which obliged them to give two years' notice, a period that expired in November. PRP plans by February to have clinics open on Sydney's North Shore, northern beaches and north west, on the Central Coast, in the Illawarra and in the Central West.

The partners have leased the equipment, hired the technicians and support staff and rented the 15 premises. A partnership executive committee will meet several times a month with an operational manager and financial manager. As older partners retire, young radiologists will be invited to buy their shares in the partnership.

Steinberg sees this as far preferable to older radiologists selling an entire practice to a company. "It sells the next generation into some sort of slavery," he says. "It's totally selfish and I just don't believe medicine should be like that. Everyone wants to earn a good income but one of the big things about radiology which has changed and caused a lot of upset is that radiologists have lost ownership."

He says relations with patients were not greatly affected under corporate ownership, but "the appetite for young radiologists to join if you have nothing to offer them except working for a corporate was very limited". The technical and support staff were also unsettled by "this constant cloud of uncertainty about where the business was going, who would own it and what the future was".

Naturally there is no guarantee the new venture, which requires a big upfront investment by the partners, will work. The CVC clinics with which they will compete are already established, in carefully chosen locations. Perhaps more importantly, Medicare rebates for the most lucrative radiology work - magnetic resonance imaging or MRI - are limited by a government licensing scheme.

The Pittwater partners will leave behind the MRI licences held by CVC. They will only do MRI scans for patients willing to pay the high cost from their own pockets. On the other hand, a successful radiology business depends on referrals from general practitioners and specialists.

The Pittwater partners have their own networks, and, while demand for newer technologies is increasing, X-rays and ultrasounds still account for more than 80 per cent of Medicare-funded radiology work.

Jones says the partners have come to terms with the failure of their search for a better structure. "You get to the end of that road and realise that it doesn't exist and that you did it the best way the first time around," he says. "So we have that. It's like a second marriage. You use all of the knowledge that you have gained to that point to make it work."

If the new venture succeeds, he cannot envisage PRP being tempted into a corporate expansion. "The thing that makes our partnership survive is that we all meet fairly regularly, we all know each other very well, we are all close friends," he says. "If we had twice as many or three times as many we wouldn't have that. Then we would just be an organisation."




          Strike may cause hospital disruption        

  • Nick Miller
  • November 26, 2008

ELECTIVE surgery and outpatient appointments at some Victorian hospitals could be hit by cancellations for the rest of the week, because of industrial action by imaging staff.

Employees of Symbion Imaging, which does X-rays, ultrasounds and other medical imaging for the Northern and Broadmeadows public hospitals, the Epworth in Richmond and 30 other private hospitals and clinics, voted to take industrial action yesterday.

From today until the end of Friday, striking staff will work on imaging only for emergency patients, said Health Services Union national secretary Kathy Jackson. "If it is elective, rather than urgent, it won't be done," she said.

Symbion's staff, including radiographers, administrative workers and technicians, were frustrated by a long-running enterprise bargaining process.

"This is one of the worst employers I have ever dealt with," Ms Jackson said. "For months, they were not prepared to negotiate, then last week they offered a 2 per cent first-and-final offer. They are ripping their staff off." The Age attempted to contact Symbion and its parent, Primary Health Care, but calls were not returned.

However, hospitals contacted by The Age differed on the expected effect of the action.

A spokesman for Northern Health, which includes the Northern Hospital and Broadmeadows, said imaging staff involved in the action had agreed to perform X-rays that were deemed "medically urgent".

"We don't know what will be deemed medically urgent — it will be discussed between medical staff and radiologists," he said. "There will be no impact on emergency or ICU (intensive care) or (operating) theatre. It will be more other inpatient and outpatient services deemed not medically urgent." He believed elective surgery would go ahead.

A spokeswoman for the Epworth said: "We believe there will be no major disruption."


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          London Bridge Hospital presents new 3T MRI Scanner at 31 Old Broad Street        
31 Old Broad Street, London Bridge Hospital’s satellite centre in the heart of the City, is proud to offer the latest in MRI technology, with the introduction of the NEW Siemens 3 Tesla (3T) Magnetom Skyra Scanner - providing patients with the highest quality scans. As the first centre within the wider London Bridge Hospital group to offer the 3T MRI, the initial trial (which began in mid-July) has already seen 107 patients scanned with this exciting new technology. Offering a higher resolution than the 1.5T magnet, the 3T MRI aids in delineating small structures that cannot be seen at lower resolutions. Commonly utilised in brain imaging, this improved image quality provides a choice between thinner slices or increase in-plane resolution, resulting in improvements in both spatial and temporal resolution. Referring to the benefits of the new 3T, Dr Ben Turner, Consultant Neurologist at London Bridge Hospital highlights; “The 3 Tesla MRI is a major advance in medical imaging. The development of the 3T scanner has moved the quality of brain imaging to another level. In two important fields of Neurology - epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, 3T images identify lesions not visible on 1.5T MRI’s, therefore in patients with normal 1.5T MRI’s abnormalities may be overlooked. In the near future 3T MRI will be the standard.” Additional benefits of the 3T include an increased Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), which can be used to improve image quality or decrease scan time. Decreased scan times help to reduce patient movement artifacts, and in conjunction with new movement correction sequences, the 3T scanner can ensure high quality imaging is still produced, even for patients who struggle to remain still. Furthermore, increases in chemical shift at 3T allow for improved MR spectroscopy, while new spectroscopy techniques aid in the diagnosis of breast and prostate cancer. Mr Rick Popert, Consultant Urological Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital expands on this; “The new 3T MRI service for London Bridge Hospital will enhance the service for men and GPs concerned about prostate cancer risk. The improved image quality and faster image acquisition sequences should better determine who needs prostate biopsies and how best they should be done. The ability to ‘fuse’ the 3T MRI images with ‘live’ ultrasound provides the most precise method to target specific areas within the prostate.” Mr Popert concluded, “The new 3T offering will help London Bridge Hospital to deliver Precision Prostate Diagnostics, resolve uncertainty and provide better individualised treatments for prostate cancer.” Moreover, the 3T’s improved fat suppression techniques are especially beneficial for musculoskeletal studies, while its improved visualisation of cartilage enables imaging specialists to map the water content within cartilage, facilitating early detection of cartilage degeneration. Discussing the benefits for musculoskeletal studies in more detail, Mr Ian McDermott, Specialist Knee Surgeon at London Sports Orthopaedics said, “Our new 3T scanner at 31 Old Broad Street gives the best quality pictures with the finest resolution that I have ever seen. The value of an MRI scan depends hugely on the resolution of the actual images, and particularly in knee joints it is vital to get fine and accurate pictures of structures such as the articular cartilage, which is only millimetres thick. This new scanner increases my confidence in the imaging that we are now able to perform, which aids enormously one’s confidence in detecting pathology and achieving a correct diagnosis. This scanner will also now allow more modern forms of imaging, such as dGEMRIC scanning, which shows not just the structure but also the actual quality of cartilage in the knee, which is a very exciting new tool. We sometimes have to view patients’ imaging that they bring from having had scans done elsewhere on lower quality scanners, and the stark contrast seen when having to try and interpret fuzzy and speckly low-res images really does emphasise just how lucky we are at our centre to have instant direct access to such cutting-edge imaging technology.” Discussing the installation of the new 3T scanner, Tamsin O’Shaughnessy, Senior Radiographer at 31 Old Broad Street said; “We are thrilled to be the first centre in the London Bridge Hospital group to house a 3T MRI scanner. Since we started using the 3T in mid-July, our patients and specialists have given extremely positive feedback. In particular, patients find the shorter and wider bore much more comfortable, while the mood lighting on the front of the scanner helps to provide a more relaxing atmosphere. This improved patient experience, combined with the fact the high quality images the 3T produces and the cutting edge techniques available such as the cartilage mapping and spectroscopy for cancer detection, is a huge development in aiding patient diagnosis.”
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Two months ago, I laid in a long, metal tube in a London hospital, staring at the blank white walls around me as the entire room buzzed and hummed with the sounds of high-tech analysis. I was getting a "Magnetic Resonance Imaging" procedure done - also known as an "MRI". But this was no typical MRI. I wasn’t injured and I wasn’t sick: I was simply immersed in a brand new form of cutting-edge image analysis - an ultra-fast MRI scan to deliver precise quantification of fat and muscle tissue within hours - designed to give me a complete analysis of the entire structure of my body and brain - from extremely accurate body fat percentage and body fat distribution of visceral and subcutaneous fat, to the nitty-gritty details of everything from lean muscle and the brain, and beyond. In today’s podcast, I'm going to take a deep dive into how you can do this type of advanced analysis of your body’s structure, the future of MRI testing for performance, longevity and aesthetics, and much more - including a very special appearance by Dr. Jack Kruse on how MRI's can be used to analyze something called the "redox potential" of the human body. My first guest in this episode is Marcus Foster. Marcus spent most of his career as a Product Manager for technology companies, including 8 years at Google. In November 2011, he was involved in a serious cycling accident, breaking four ribs and his collarbone. He started playing around with 3D volume renderings of the CT scan that was done of his thorax as a result of the accident. He was blown away by how beautiful the human body looks on the inside. A year later he got knocked off his bike again, this time breaking his wrist, leading to another CT scan. The next year he was diagnosed with a tumor in his head and had to have a series of MRI scans. While he was gradually collecting imagery of different parts of his body, it seemed difficult to scale this model. In 2014, Marcus left Google and started Klarismo with the goal of making medical imaging more accessible to consumers as a means to explore and understand their own bodies. My second guest in this episode, Dr. Jack Kruse, is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog, JackKruse.com, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa). During our discussion, you’ll discover: -The series of horrific cycling accidents and eventually a tumor that led Marcus to delve into the fascinating world of CT scanning and MRI scanning...[10:45] -The little-known medical condition that can lead to low testosterone in men, and how you can find out if you have it...[18:20] -How something called a "Klarismo" scan is different than any other form of MRI...[24:12] -Whether MRI's are dangerous at all, especially in terms of radiation or exposure to "dirty electricity"...[25:30] -How you can find out the size of your brain, and the link between that and intelligence...[35:00] -What you can actually do with data that shows your precise fat and muscle distribution...[38:07] -The future of MRI testing, and how you can actually determine the positive and negative charges within tissue...[45:00] -What exactly "redox potential" is and what an MRI can tell you about your body's redox potential...[58:10] -Why Jack Kruse thinks Ben's tattoos have deleteriously affected his redox potential...[71:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Prolactinoma (benign tumor that can cause low testosterone in men) -The "Dixon" MRI method -MRI vs. CAT scan -Dr. Jack Kruse's articles on "Biohacking Your MRI" and "Fixing Your Redox" -The Niox Mino device that Jack mentions for measuring nitric oxide -My intranasal light therapy podcast -Click here to download Ben's complete raw data from his own Klarismo scan. There are several free tools you can use to view this raw data (DICOM files): -For Mac users: Horos -For Windows users: RadiAnt -For Linux users: RadiAnt, also check out this video. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Marcus or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
          Medical Imaging Companies Are Not All the Same        
Getting accurate and dependable medical imaging is very important in order to accurately diagnose injuries and diseases. Therefore, you need to be totally certain that the medical imaging company you choose is outstanding at what they do. Unfortunately, not all of the companies in this field offer the same level [...]
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NJIT's inaugural Research Centers and Laboratories Showcase, featuring the work of more than 40 centers and laboratories, will take place on Monday, Nov. 16 in the Campus Center ballrooms.

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          Survival Medicine Hour: Ortho Injuries, Lost at Sea, Pt.1, Antiseptics, More        
  SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR PODCAST #350   In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, hosts Joe Alton MD, aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy discuss the antiseptics you should consider for your medical storage, how to tell sprains from fractures without modern medical imaging, and what to do when your boat capsizes in open water and you find yourself alone with or without a life vest.  Plus, Nurse Amy answers a question as a member

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          Applications of Mixed Reality in Medical Education and Beyond        

For centuries, humans have been seeking ways to unlock the mysteries of the body and to study its structures and organs using everything from wax and plastic models, to animal models and human cadavers. As modern technology provides advances in virtual and augmented reality, we see new opportunities to teach and learn by applying our expertise in medical imaging and computation. In this talk, we will cover our work over the last two and a half years using the mixed reality Microsoft HoloLens device as a platform for teaching anatomy and related topics. A special focus will be on the social nature of this technology, which allows for "shared" or multiuser experiences that provide an enhanced level of engagement with students. We see this kind of technology as transforming education across our campus, in addition to other direct scientific and research applications in medicine, engineering, art and beyond.


          SystemX Seminar        

The Precision Medicine Initiative challenges biomedical researchers to reframe health optimization and disease treatment in a patient-specific, personalized manner. Rather than a one-size-fits-all paradigm, the charge is for a particular profile to be fit to each patient, and for disease treatment (or wellness) strategies to then be tailored accordingly. Non-invasive physiological sensing and modulation can play an important role in this effort by augmenting existing research in ‑omics and medical imaging towards better developing such personalized models for patients, and in continuously adjusting such models to optimize therapies in real-time to meet patients' changing needs. While in many instances the focus of such efforts is on disease treatment, optimizing performance for healthy individuals is also a compelling need. This talk will focus on my group's research on non-invasive sensing of the sounds and vibrations of the body, with application to musculoskeletal and cardiovascular monitoring applications. In the first half of the talk, I will discuss our studies that are elucidating mechanisms behind the sounds of the knees, and particularly the characteristics of such sounds that change with acute injuries. We use miniature microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) air-based and piezoelectric contact microphones to capture joint sounds emitted during movement, then apply data analytics techniques to both visualize and quantify differences between healthy and injured knees. In the second half of the talk, I will describe our work studying the vibrations of the body in response to the heartbeat using modified weighing scales and wearable MEMS accelerometers. Our group has extensively studied the timings of such vibrations in relation to the electrophysiology of the heart, and how such timings change for patients with cardiovascular diseases during treatment. Ultimately, we envision that these technologies can enable personalized titration of care and optimization of performance to reduce injuries and rehabilitation time for athletes and soldiers, improve the quality of life for patients with heart disease, and reduce overall healthcare costs.


          EE Special Seminar: Imaging at Very Short Wavelengths        

The field of X-ray imaging has not only contributed to a wide range of basic sciences, but also many industries, such as medical imaging, non-destructive testing, and security. Due to the ability to image through thick objects with high resolution and in some cases, with elemental identification and femtosecond time resolution, x-ray imaging in biological, chemical, and physical sciences is a very powerful tool. Examples of this include tomography of whole unstained cells, in-situ nanoscale imaging of battery components with elemental specificity, and imaging of magnetic domains. While sophisticated x-ray instrumentation has been developed for use with synchrotron radiation, translation to lab-based use still remains a challenge. A major goal in x-ray imaging is to be able to develop new lab-based technologies with improved imaging capabilities that currently exist at synchrotrons. In the first part of the talk, I will describe our developments in x-ray imaging concepts, x-ray structured illumination, hybrid imaging schemes, Fourier and iterative-based optics designs, and enabling nanofabrication methods, with primary applications using synchrotron and free electron laser radiation. In the second part of the talk, I will describe new directions and technologies for translational research with potential applications in x-ray biomedical imaging and x-ray metrology.

Image description: Very high aspect ratio nanostructures for shaping x-ray beams with high resolution and efficiency


          REU Seminar: Next Generation Power Electronics        

Power supplies are everywhere from consumer electronics, to medical imaging systems, to military systems. Modern applications demand power supplies that are smart and efficient, but traditional designs are inefficient, large, noisy, and expensive. A new generation of power electronics based on very high switching frequencies is providing energy savings, extremely small size, and reduced electrical noise. As an added benefit, such designs enable operation in automotive and similar harsh environments.


The REU Seminar Series is an educational and developmental opportunity for REU participants. Attendance at the seminars is r equired for all REU interns. Speakers will discuss their research or work, provide educational and career advice, and share their knowledge with you. There will be a questions and answers period at the end of each talk. A light breakfast will be provided before each seminar. If you believe you may need accommodations during the seminar series, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.


          IT-Forum: Why and How to Estimate Mutual Information?        

Mutual information emerged in Shannon’s 1948 masterpiece as the answer to the most fundamental questions of compression and communication. Since that time, however, it has been adopted and widely used in a variety of other disciplines. In particular, its estimation has emerged as a key component in fields such as machine learning, computer vision, systems biology, medical imaging, neuroscience, genomics, economics, ecology, and physics. The two parts of this talk will respectively address two questions: why should we care about estimating mutual information, and how should we go about estimating it?

The first part will present a recent set of results establishing the status of mutual information as the “canonical” measure of dependence. Specifically, we show that, when measuring dependence by the extent to which one variable is helpful in estimating the other, the only loss function for estimation satisfying a natural data processing stipulation is the logarithmic loss, and mutual information is the resulting dependence measure. Other objects with mutual information at their core inherit analogous justifications. A notable example is directed information, which emerges as the only measure of the ‘degree to which one process is helpful in predicting the other’ to satisfy a natural data processing property.

The second part of the talk will showcase a new approach to the estimation of mutual information between random objects with distributions residing in high-dimensional spaces (e.g., large alphabets), as is the case in increasingly many applications. We will discuss the shortcomings of traditional estimators, and suggest a new estimator achieving essentially optimum worst-case performance under L2 risk (i.e., achieves the minimax rates). Finally, we will exhibit examples illustrating the benefits afforded by this estimator in practice.

The talk is based on recent collaborations with Jiantao Jiao, Thomas Courtade, Yanjun Han, Albert No, and Tsachy Weissman.


          Metrasens Spotlights New Excellence in MRI Safety Program™ for MRI Safety Week        

Metrasens, the world leading provider of ferromagnetic detection systems (FMDs) for safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facilities is proud to support MRI Safety Week 2013. The company will be spotlighting its new Excellence in MRI Safety Program™ at The Association for Medical Imaging Management’s (AHRA) 41st Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

(PRWeb July 22, 2013)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10950646.htm


          Discovery Enables PET Scans to See More, Broadens Insight on Catalysts        
Researchers have found a surprisingly versatile workaround to create chemical compounds that could prove useful for medical imaging and drug development. The chemical mechanism could also broaden our understanding of basic chemical reaction processes involving common helpers, called catalysts, like copper and gold.
          Engineer Predicted Internet, Cell Phones And Medical Imaging More Than A Century Ago        
More than 100 years ago, a relatively unknown engineer accurately predicted the invention of the internet, satellite TV, digital photography, cell phones, and medical imaging technologies ... yet no one knows his name.
          Aug 18, 2017: Machine Learning in Health Care (MLHC) Conference        

Title: Machine Learning in Health Care (MLHC) Conference

Location: Northeastern University, 805 Columbus Avenue, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), 1st Floor, Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts 02120

Abstract

MLHC is an annual research meeting that exists to bring together two usually insular disciplines: computer scientists with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data expertises, with clinicians, and medical researchers. MLHC supports the advancement of data analytics, knowledge discovery, and seriously meaningful use of complex medical data by fostering collaborations and the exchange of ideas between members of these too often completely separated communities. To this end, the symposium includes invited talks, poster presentations, panels, and ample time for thoughtful discussion and robust debate.

MLHC has a rigorous peer-review process and an (optional) archival proceedings through the Journal of Machine Learning Research proceedings track. You can access the inaugural proceedings here.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Acceptance Notification: Friday, June 16, 2017
Conference: Friday, August 18, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017

Call for Papers

Researchers in machine learning - including those working in statistical natural language processing, computer vision and related sub-fields - when coupled with seasoned clinicians can play an important role in turning complex medical data (e.g., individual patient health records, genomic data, data from wearable health monitors, online reviews of physicians, medical imagery, etc.) into actionable knowledge that ultimately improves patient care. For the last seven years, this meeting has drawn hundreds of clinical and machine learning researchers to frame problems clinicians need solved and discuss machine learning solutions.

This year we are calling for papers in two tracks:

Research Track
Clinical Abstracts Track

Research Track

We invite submissions that describe novel methods to address the challenges inherent to health-related data (e.g., sparsity, class imbalance, causality, temporal dynamics, multi-modal data). We also invite articles describing the application and evaluation of state-of-the-art machine learning approaches applied to health data in deployed systems. In particular, we seek high-quality submissions on the following topics:

Predicting individual patient outcomes
Mining, processing and making sense of clinical notes
Patient risk stratification
Parsing biomedical literature
Bio-marker discovery
Brain imaging technologies and related models
Learning from sparse/missing/imbalanced data
Time series analysis with medical applications
Medical imaging
Efficient, scalable processing of clinical data
Clustering and phenotype discovery
Methods for vitals monitoring
Feature selection/dimensionality reduction
Text classification and mining for biomedical literature
Exploiting and generating ontologies
ML systems that assist with evidence-based medicine

Research Track Proceedings and Review Process. Accepted submissions will be published through the proceedings track of the Journal of Machine Learning Research. All papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed, and research that has been previously published elsewhere or is currently in submission may not be submitted. However, authors will have the option of only archiving the abstract to allow for future submissions to clinical journals, etc.

Research Track Submission Details. Submissions should be no longer than 10 pages (excluding references). The review process is double blind. Please refer to the submission instructions on our website.

Clinical Abstracts Track

To expose open questions and celebrate the accomplishments of the community, we are also invite submissions for late-breaking clinical podium abstracts and demos:

Open clinical questions: we seek viewpoints from clinicians and clinical researchers on important directions the MLHC community should tackle together.
Clinical/translational successes: we seek abstracts about data and data analysis that resulted in new understanding and/or changes in clinical practice.
Demonstrations: we seek exciting end-to-end tools that bring data and data analysis to the clinician/bedside.

We especially encourage submissions from clinical researchers working with large digital health data sets using modern computational methods. Submissions should be one page or less, and accepted submissions will presented as late-breaking abstracts and demos at MLHC. Abstracts will be made available online, but will not be archived or indexed.

Proceedings and Review Process. Accepted submissions will be published through the proceedings track of the Journal of Machine Learning Research. All papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed, and research that has been previously published elsewhere or is currently in submission may not be submitted to MLHC. However, authors will have the option of only archiving the abstract to allow for future submissions to clinical journals, etc.

Submissions

The maximum paper length is 10 pages, excluding references, acknowledgements, and supplementary materials. The maximum size is 10 MB. We expect papers to be between 7-10 pages; shorter papers are acceptable as long as they fully describe the work.

Here is an example paper.

LaTeX style files are available here.

A Word template is available here.

While section headings may be changed, the margins and author block must remain the same and all papers must be in 11-point Times font. If supplementary materials are included, the paper must still stand alone; reviewers are encouraged but not required to look at the supplementary materials.

Context for Clinicians: We realize that conferences in medicine tend to be abstract-only, non-archival events. This is not the case for MLHC: to be a premier health and machine learning venue, all papers submitted to MLHC will be rigorously peer-reviewed for scientific quality - and for that a suitably complete description of the work is necessary. So we call for submissions of 7-10 pages that describe your problem, cohort, features used, methods, results, etc. Multiple reviewers will provide feedback on the submission. If accepted, you will have the opportunity to revise the paper before submitting the final version.

Context for Computer Scientists: MLHC is a machine learning conference, and we expect papers of the same level of quality as those that would be sent to a conference (rather than a workshop). One may choose to only have the abstract of the paper archived, but it is a violation of dual-submission policy to archive the full MLHC paper and then later submit the same paper to another conference

Regardless of whether or not the full paper is archived, authors of accepted papers will be invited to present a spotlight and/or a poster on their work at the conference.

(Of course, we hope that many papers have both clinicians and computer scientists involved!)

Sections

The example paper contains sample sections. A more machine-learning oriented paper may include more mathematical details, while a more application-focused paper may include more detailed cohort and study design descriptions. In all cases, papers should contain enough information for the readers to understand and reproduce the results.

Double-Blind Reviewing

Reviewing for MLHC is double-blind: the reviewers will not know the authors’ identity and the authors will not know the reviewers’ identity. Do not include your names, your institution’s name, or identifying information in the initial submission. Wait for the camera-ready. While you should make every effort to anonymize your work - e.g. write “In Doe et al. (2011), the authors…” rather than “In our previous work (Doe et al., 2011), we…” - we realize that a reviewer may be able to deduce the authors’ identities based on the previous publications or technical reports on the web. This will not be considered a violation of the double-blind reviewing policy on the author’s part.

Dual Submission and Archiving Policy

All submissions to MLHC must be novel work. You may not submit work that has been previously published, accepted for publication, or that has been submitted in parallel to other conferences. There are a few exceptions:

You may submit a paper to MLHC and a journal at the same time.
You may submit work that has only appeared at a conference or workshop without proceedings.
You may submit work that has only been previously published as a technical report (e.g. on arXiv).

All submissions to MLHC must be full papers so that the work can be rigorously reviewed. Once your paper is accepted to MLHC, however, you may choose to only have the abstract archived to enable submission to a journal.

Please upload submissions here.

Program

A program is available on the MLHC website. (Link below.)

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          Developing Advanced Practice         
This module will provide you with the background knowledge of personal, professional, ethical and legal issues relating medical imaging and advanced practice. Module Code: RCM021
          Gynaecology Ultrasound         
This module will provide you with the background knowledge of personal, professional, ethical and legal issues relating medical imaging and advanced practice. Module code: RDM030
          Modelling the brain with “Lego bricks”        

Surgeons often operate in the dark. They have a limited view of the surface of the organ, and can typically not see what lies hidden inside. Quality images can routinely be taken prior to the surgery, but as soon as the operation begins, the position of the surgeon’s target and risky areas he must avoid, continuously change. This forces practitioners to rely on their experience when navigating surgical instruments to, for example, remove a tumor without damaging healthy tissue or cutting through important blood supplies.

A new simulation tool for brain surgeons

Stéphane Bordas, Professor in Computational Mechanics at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication of the University of Luxembourg, and his team have developed methods to train surgeons, help them rehearse for such complex operations and guide them during surgery. To do this, the team develops mathematical models and numerical algorithms to predict the deformation of the organ during surgery and provide information on the current position of target and vulnerable areas. With such tools, the practioner could virtually rehearse a particular operation to anticipate potential complications.

 

As the brain is a composite material, made up of grey matter, white matter and fluids, the researchers use data from medical imaging, such as MRI to decompose the brain into subvolumes, similar to lego blocks. The colour of each lego block depends on which material it represents: white, grey or fluid. This colour-coded “digital lego brain” consists of thousands of these interacting and deforming blocks which are used to compute the deformation of the organ under the action of the surgeon. The more blocks the researchers use to model the brain, the more accurate is the simulation. However, it becomes slower, as it requires more computing power. For the user, it is therefore important to find the right balance between accuracy and speed when he decides how many blocks to use.

The crucial aspect of Prof Bordas’ work is that it allows, for the first time, to control both the accuracy and the computational time of the simulations. “We developed a method that can save time and money to the user by telling them the minimum size these lego blocks should have to guarantee a given accuracy level. For instance, we can say with certainty: if you can accept a ten per cent error range then your lego blocks should be maximum 1mm, if you are ok with twenty percent you could use 5mm elements,” he explains. “The method has two advantages: You have an estimation of the quality and you can focus the computational effort only on areas where it is needed, thus saving precious computational time.”

Digital assistant during brain surgery

Over time, the researchers’ goal is to provide surgeons with a solution that can be used during operations, constantly updating the simulation model in real time with data from the patient. But, according to Prof Bordas, it will take a while before this is realized. “We still need to develop robust methods to estimate the mechanical behavior of each lego block representing the brain. We also must develop a user-friendly platform that surgeons can test and tell us if our tool is helpful,” he said.

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The researchers published their findings in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (DOI: 0.1109/TBME.2017.2695587)
This publication is available on ORBilu : Real-time Error Control for Surgical Simulation

© Michel Brumat / Legato Team / University of Luxembourg

          Most Popular Cardiac Technology Content in July 2017 on DAIC        
Left Atrial Pressure Monitor from Vectorious Medical Technologies Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

On of the top stories in July was the introduction of a left atrial pressure monitor from Vectorious Medical Technologies to prevent heart failure patient hospitalizations or readmissions. Read the article"Left Atrial Pressure Monitor Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients."

Aug. 1, 2017 — Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine website from the month of July, based on website analytics of the month’s 106,727 pageviews:  

1. First Patient in World Enrolled in Study Evaluating TAVR for Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis

2. What is New in Electrophysiology Technologies

3. Philips Acquires Spectranetics, Expanding its Image-guided Therapy Device Offerings

4. Left Atrial Pressure Monitor Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

5. New Handheld Scanner to Give Instant Heart Disease Diagnosis 

6. FDA Expands CoreValve TAVR Valve Use for Intermediate Risk Patients 

7. Top Echocardiography News and Video From ASE 2017

8. CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders

9. Pre-PCI Impella 2.5 Insertion Improves Survival in Left Main Coronary Artery Heart Attacks

10. Low Doses of Radiation Could Harm Cardiovascular Health

11. Artificial Intelligence Detects AFib Using Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor

12. Use of Artificial Intelligence to Locate Standard Echo Heart Views

13. CT Calcium Scoring for Heart Disease May Lead to Prevention, Treatments

14. Wearable Cardiac Monitors Are Effective for Tracking Atrial Fibrillation Following Ablation

15. Medtronic Reactive ATP Therapy Slows Progression of Atrial Fibrillation in Real-World Population

16. Biotronik Launches DX Technology for U.S. Heart Failure Patients

17. Study Demonstrates Strain Imaging Utility With Contrast-Echo Studies

18. Novel Approach May Improve Valve Function in Some Patients

19. FFR-CT Gains CPT Code for Reimbursement

20. A Glimpse Into the Future of Cardiac Ultrasound

 

Top Videos from July 2017:

1. CRT Optimization Using Echo - ASE 2017 

2. Clinical Evidence Shows CT Should be the Primary Cardiac Imaging Modality 

3. New CPT Reimbursement Codes for Cardiology 

4. Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac Ultrasound Technology at ASE 2017 

5. Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine
 


          c++ program to detect circle in image using opencv        

In this blog we are going to learn how to write c++ program to detect circle in image using opencv computer vision library. We will learn how to use Hough Transform to find circles in an image. To detect circle in image we need to follow below simple steps: Load image using opencv api imread(..) and convert it to gray-scale using cvtColor( src, gray, CV_BGR2GRAY );. Blur the image by GaussianBlur opencv api. Apply the Hough Transform to find the circles. Draw the circles detected. Show the result in opencv window. c++ program to detect circle in image using opencv [crayon-598cd76ece88b198175445/] [crayon-598cd76ece89c245033821/] The opencv HoughCircles api require some adjustment of its parameters. Some time the parameters are required to customize based on the source image. Ref: http://docs.opencv.org/2.4/doc/tutorials/imgproc/imgtrans/hough_circle/hough_circle.html WE RECOMMEND RELATED POSTHow to count objects in image using opencvHow to convert an image to a greyscale image using OpenCVopencv image display in cpp programWhat is OpenCVhow to detect cycle in directed graph using depth first searchhow to check if Ethernet cable is connected LinuxMedical Imaging ProjectsBasic concept of multithreading in c

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          Biomedical Imaging & Informatics – European Research and Training Initiative        

PART 2 (2016): BERTI, our common “Biomedical Imaging & Informatics – European Research and Training Initiative” is now well in its second year and in full swing – so it is worth to give an update on what has happened … Continued

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          Eye Check Day on Station, Dragon Gets Ready For Launch        
The Expedition 52 crew members pulled out their medical hardware today for a variety of eye checks and other biomedical research. The station residents are also making space and packing up gear for next week’s cargo delivery aboard the SpaceX Dragon. The crew each participated in a series of eye exams throughout Thursday working with optical coherence tomography (OCT) gear. OCT is a medical imaging technique that captures imagery of the retina using light waves. A pair of cosmonauts then pe [...]

          [Glenn Petersen] Kodak’s Old-School Response to Disruption By David Sax The New Yorker Janua...        
Kodak’s Old-School Response to Disruption

By David Sax
The New Yorker
January 27, 2016



Kodak’s Super 8 movie camera, which once appeared to be on the road to obsolescence, in an updated form at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas.Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY PATRICK T. FALLON / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY
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Amid the giant televisions, Bluetooth-enabled baby socks, and virtual-reality headsets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, Kodak calmly introduced a more low-key device. Its new Super 8 camera, which will go on sale this fall for a base price of four hundred dollars, is a reimagining of the analog Super 8 format that Kodak invented, in 1965. The new camera’s image-capture process remains relatively unchanged from the original design (light enters the lens and exposes the film), but the company has added a few modern digital features to this updated version. It will include a foldout LCD viewfinder and a computerized menu where light, exposure, and other variables can be controlled, and the audio will be simultaneously recorded onto a digital memory card, for later editing. This hybridized model extends to post-production as well: shoot your film and drop it in the mail, and Kodak processes it into negatives that you can display via a projector, digitally scans the footage, and uploads it to a cloud-based service where you can download and share it.

Beyond the technical specs, Kodak’s new camera is impressive for its chutzpah. The company introduced the Super 8 as a simple and affordable way to shoot motion pictures, essentially creating the home movie. But with the introduction, in the nineteen-eighties, of videotape, which was even simpler, less expensive, and more adaptable, Super 8 sales rapidly declined, and its prestige eroded for all but a few diehard fans. The same could be said for film as a whole. Kodak’s name has become a byword for discarded analog industries—the company invented the digital camera, then ignored it until, in 2012, competition from digital bankrupted it. Yet at C.E.S., Kodak generated more buzz than most other companies—the new Super 8 was featured, for example, on the “Tonight Show”—with a device that is neither fundamentally groundbreaking nor even especially new.

Kodak’s Super 8 project tells an interesting tale about opportunity and value in today’s post-digital economy. Over the past twenty years, the cult of disruption, which embraces the notion that, to succeed today, you must relentlessly innovate and overturn established products and businesses, has become the reigning gospel in the corporate world, especially in America. Frequently, the choice is placed in stark terms: Do you want to be Amazon or Barnes & Noble? Uber or the taxi industry? Instagram or Kodak?

But, while billions of dollars await those who create the next genuinely transformational technology, this goal remains implausible for most companies. For them, disruption is a distraction from investing in businesses with the proven ability to bring cash in the door today. Doing this means seeking out undervalued and neglected asset classes—the core of the meat-and-potatoes investing philosophy followed by everyone from real-estate speculators and private-equity firms to Warren Buffett. Compared to the astronomical market valuations of a tech unicorn, the returns offered by manufacturers of meat cleavers and potato peelers may seem paltry, but they’re dependable and long-term.

For a company like Kodak, this has meant looking beyond the surrounding tech push to revisit an earlier, successful product, and bringing it to what appears to be a simmering market. During an interview at C.E.S., Kodak’s C.E.O., Jeff Clarke, cited an “analog renaissance” as one of the drivers behind the new Super 8 camera. He was alluding to the resurgence, especially among younger consumers, of analog technologies like vinyl records and board games. In a world where digital formats are ubiquitous and often breathlessly promoted, the more restrained, tactile charms of analog goods appeal to a certain subset of consumers.

As a result, if you bought into a record-pressing plant, watchband factory, or a board-game café when those markets were facing serious technological disruption a decade ago, you’ve likely seen your investment grow significantly. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Americans bought nearly twelve million vinyl records in 2015, an increase of more than twelve hundred per cent since 2006. Fujifilm, meanwhile, projects that it will sell more than five million Instax instant-film cameras this year globally, compared to just under a million in 2010. The lesson appears to be that, eventually, disrupted businesses can settle into highly profitable niches: candles, bicycles, and fireplaces were all displaced by better technologies at one point, and yet companies make billions, and grow consistently, by manufacturing and selling these goods each year.

The Harvard Business School professor Ryan Raffaelli documented this process, which he calls technology reëmergence, in a paper published last year on the rise, fall, and resurgence of the Swiss watch trade. Switzerland dominated watchmaking until the nineteen-seventies, when inexpensive digital and quartz watches undercut the domestic industry and sales plummeted. Only after this disruption took place did the industry consider that its traditional expertise might allow it to market Swiss watches as a luxury product—not because it kept better time than a Casio watch, but because, thanks to its disruption, it had become a limited-run, high-value object, worth more by virtue of its scarcity. By 2008, Swiss manufacturers accounted for more than half of global watch exports.

Kodak is hoping to spark a similar resurgence. Following its bankruptcy, in 2012, the company split in two, with the British division (Kodak Alaris) continuing the still-film business, while Rochester’s Eastman Kodak focussed on motion-picture film, as well as the advanced-imaging technologies that drive most of its revenues (touchscreens, inkjet printers, medical imaging, and others). As recently as 2009, the year that Apple introduced the first video-camera-equipped iPhone, the 3GS, Kodak was still producing nearly twelve billion linear feet of motion-picture film; by 2014, the figure had dropped to about four hundred and fifty million. But film remains the core of Kodak’s brand identity, and the company has reaped dividends over the past few years, at least in terms of popular perception, by promising to reinvest in film and support it. Initially, this shift was spearheaded by Hollywood directors such as J. J. Abrams, Quentin Tarantino, and Christopher Nolan, who shoot on film and wanted to guarantee its supply. They claim to prefer its “warmth” and other aesthetic qualities, such as its granularity, as well as the artistic constraints that shooting on film imposes. These are subjective attributes, of course, but for some that’s part of the appeal.

Hollywood’s embrace has, in turn, led to a growing demand for film among independent and amateur filmmakers. Chris Kennedy, the executive director of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, one of the few remaining Canadian sources for motion-picture film stock, told me that, mainly thanks to young filmmakers, from student directors to wedding videographers, demand for film has more than doubled over the past two years—especially for Super 8 stock, which is still relatively affordable. Kodak’s new Super 8 camera recognizes this demand, and creates potential for new growth. “Kodak’s new camera is something no one expected,” Kennedy said. “It’ll keep film alive for them and maybe even reinvigorate it a bit, because all those people who buy one will need film to put in it.”

The new Super 8 is by no means attempting to challenge the technological supremacy of today’s digital video cameras, or to disrupt the way people make home movies. What Kodak is selling is a renewed analog experience that taps into the scarcity of a historically resonant product, and that will ultimately, the company hopes, help it sell some film. It’s still a gamble, but it probably has a better chance of making money than the “smart” umbrella that appeared at C.E.S.—promising, perhaps, to disrupt the way we sing in the rain.

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          Comment on MG University MBA Distance Education by nubin navas        
i have compleated BSc Medical Imaging Technolagy in Sikkim Manipal university of distance education with 84%marks. Can I do MBA in MG University distance education
          SPaMCAST 368 – Pedro Serrador, The Proof of Agile!        

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 368 features our interview with Pedro Serrador. We discussed his research, paper, and presentation titled “Does Agile Work?” Pedro lays out his research on whether and not Agile really works.

Pedro’s Bio

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 368 features our interview with Pedro Serrador. We discussed his research, paper and presentation titled “Does Agile Work?” Pedro lays out his research on whether or not Agile really works.

Pedro’s Bio: Pedro M. Serrador,  PMP, P.Eng., MBA, PhD is a writer and researcher on project management topics and owner of Serrador Project Management, a consultancy in Toronto, Canada

He specializes in technically complex and high risk projects, vendor management engagements, and tailoring and implementing project management methodologies; he has worked on projects in the financial, telecommunications, utility, medical imaging, and simulations sectors for some of Canada's largest companies.

His areas of research interest are project success, planning, and agile and he has presented a number of peer-reviewed papers on these topics at academic conferences.  He an author of books and articles on project management and is also a regular speaker at PMI global congresses. He currently teaches project management as a part-time faculty member at Humber College in Toronto. He was the recipient of the PMI 2012 James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award and  the Major de Promotion Award for best PhD Thesis 2012-2013 from SKEMA business school.

Contact Data

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          PressPac: Toward a faster, more accurate way to diagnose stroke        

Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get the entire PressPac in your inbox, email us at newsroom@acs.org.


When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone is having a stroke and what kind. Their report appears in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.

 

Steven A. Soper and colleagues note that strokes, which are the third leading cause of death and disability in the United States, have two possible causes. In ischemic strokes, a clot stops blood flow in a part of the brain. In hemorrhagic stroke, a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. Both can lead to similar symptoms, such as numbness on one side of the body, sudden weakness and headache. Current diagnostic tests can’t tell between these two types. But treatment, ideally within three hours of onset, depends on the kind of stroke a person is having. Soper’s collaborator, Alison Baird, who is at SUNY Downstate Stroke Center, found clues — or biomarkers — in the blood that can suggest the stroke type and assist in determining the course of proper treatment. Soper’s team sought a way to detect those clues quickly.

 

They built a device that can process whole blood and isolate genetic material for two potential stroke biomarkers within minutes. Keeping in mind that identifying more biomarkers could aid in diagnosis, they designed their device so it can analyze a total of four biomarkers at the same time.

 

The authors acknowledge funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.


“Parallel Affinity-Based Isolation of Leukocyte Subsets Using Microfluidics: Application for Stroke Diagnosis”


Click here for the abstract.


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          Enhancing Value in Medical Imaging: SIIM Annual Meeting Takeaways from Scott Galbari        
Radiologists are challenged to prove the value of their work in order to thrive in a value-based care model. The problem is, the word “value” means different things to different stakeholders. A patient’s priorities — what they deem valuable — are different from how a technician or clinician would define the term. This year’s SIIM […]
          Commission publishes new call for tender on radiation protection        
Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The European Commission has published a new call for tender on clinical diagnostic reference levels, which will contribute to the greater objective of advancing the optimisation of radiation protection of patients in Europe.

Closing on 18 October 2016, the project selected in this call will carry out a European survey of x-ray medical imaging of adults and provide up-to-date diagnostic reference levels for the selected imaging procedures. The work under the project is expected to start by the end of the year and has to be concluded within 27 months after contract signature.

Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are defined in an EU law called the Basic Safety Standards Directive. The Directive defines DRLs as "dose levels in medical radiodiagnostic or interventional radiology practices, or, in the case of radio-pharmaceuticals, levels of activity for typical examinations for groups of standard-sized patients or standard phantoms for broadly defined types of equipment."

The use of radiation in medicine has been an important tool in diagnosing and treating patients for over a century. However, exposure can be harmful to patients and medical staff. That is why the Euratom Treaty lays out basic safety standards.

Call for tender


          Commission launches call for tender for study on nuclear and radiation technology        
Friday, 30 September 2016

The European Commission has launched a new call for tender for a study on the medical, industrial and research uses of nuclear and radiation technology.

The aim of this study will be to provide the Commission with up-to-date information on the non-power uses of nuclear and radiation technology in the EU. This study will then lay the foundations for a Commission proposal on a Strategic Agenda for Medical, Industrial and Research Applications of nuclear and radiation technology (SAMIRA) – set to be released in 2018.

The study should include a particular focus on radioisotopes for medical uses.

Nuclear and radiation technology has long been used in medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most common life-threatening diseases.  Moreover, the number of medical radiological procedures in Europe runs into the hundreds of millions per year and the medical sector accounts for more than 90% of man-made exposure to radiation in the EU.

Radioisotopes are used in medical imaging to detect and track diseases. In the EU, about 40 research reactors are in operation, and some of them play a vital role in the supply of radioisotopes for medicine. But the European research reactor fleet is more than 40 years old and prone to unplanned outages.

The situation is especially worrying in the production of the most widely used medical isotope, Molibdenum-99 / Technecium-99m. Investment is needed in order to avoid shortages of this isotope from 2025-2030.

In order to address this issue, the Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy decided to develop its SAMIRA strategy which should define the Commission’s views on the major issues relating to the use of nuclear and radiation technology outside the nuclear energy sector. This study is part of the preparatory work for developing SAMIRA.

The call for tenders closes on 31 October 2016.

Call for tender


          Guest Post – Highlights of FDA Draft Guidance on 3D Printing        

Another guest post today, this one by Reed Smith’s Matt Jacobson on the draft guidance document released earlier this week by the FDA.  With the 3D printing of medical devices at the forefront of the burgeoning additive manufacturing revolution − and inevitably to become the target, eventually, of product liability litigation – anything the FDA does to move the ball forward (or not) is of great interest.

As always, our guest blogger deserves all the credit (and any blame) for what follows.  Take it away Matt.

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The blog is not a stranger to 3D printing, the cooler and slang term for the additive manufacturing process.  See here, here, here, and here.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not a stranger to 3D printing either.  It has already approved more than 80 medical devices and one prescription drug that are produced by 3D printing techniques.  It also held a public workshop to obtain information and input about 3D printing issues on October 8 and 9, 2014.   FDA brought together technical 3D printing expertise from various industries and sectors to help the agency develop an evaluation process for future submissions of medical devices resulting from additive manufacturing techniques.  After the workshop, FDA was silent on 3D printing, well that is, until last Tuesday, when it released a draft guidance for Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices. 

Although the FDA workshop was almost a year-and-a-half ago, it was not for nothing, as the draft guidance is based on the feedback from the workshop.  According to FDA, the draft guidance is a “leap-frog” guidance to share FDA’s “initial thoughts regarding technologies that are likely to be of public health importance early in product development.”  While the draft guidance is not meant to be a comprehensive document to address all regulatory requirements, it highlights the technical considerations and recommendations for design, manufacturing, and testing of medical devices that include at least one fabrication step using additive manufacturing.  

FDA is careful to warn that the guidance does not apply to any devices that use bioprinting − incorporating biological, cellular, or tissue-based products into the additive manufacturing process. 

FDA also provides that point-of-care manufacturing (that is, on-site 3D printing of devices in hospitals and doctor's offices) “may” raise additional technical considerations.  Despite the mounting desire to migrate personalized, 3D device manufacturing from central processing hubs to point-of-care manufacturing in a health care setting, we understand why FDA avoided detailed discussion and guidance regarding point-of-care manufacturing.  Not only does point-of-care manufacturing involve additional technical considerations, but it also raises not insignificant regulatory and legal complications (such as whether each “point of care” is a “manufacturer” under the statute) – all of which remain unresolved.

The guidance is split up into two categories of considerations: 1) design and manufacturing and 2) device testing.   Both sections overlap in substance, and the device testing section in particular provides strong, detailed recommendations for what a device manufacturer should include in a premarket submission for a device that uses additive manufacturing.  This will likely have an effect on how 3D printing device companies design, manufacture, and test their devices, especially those who manufacture patient-matched devices (devices that are “customized” for a specific patient’s anatomy, usually based on medical imaging data), to which the FDA draft guidance pays particular attention.

FDA’s recommendations for design and manufacturing considerations, are not as useful, as many of the sound platitudinous.  These include:

  • That manufacturing and dimensional specifications be carefully considered and documented.
  • For patient-matched devices, understanding the image quality and the role deformation may play.  Also ensuring that the label expiration date account “for time-dependent changes to the patient anatomy before the device is used.”
  • Any software used to make patient-matched modifications to a device’s design should include “internal checks to prevent the user from exceeding the pre-established device specifications documented in the device master record.”
  • All software file conversation steps should be tested in “worst-case scenarios.”
  • Before a device is additively manufactured, considerations should be made for  build volume placements, use of support material, layer thickness, build paths, machine parameters, and environmental considerations.
  • Understanding the chemical properties of the material being used and how the additive manufacturing process may affect those properties.
  • Process validation and consistency of quality are key.  In other words, “knowledge of how the variability of each input parameter and processing step affects the final finished device or component is critical to ensuring party quality.”
     

For device testing considerations, FDA recommends that the following (if applicable for the particular device) be included in a premarket submission for a medical device using 3D printing:

  • Range of dimensions for the device (small, medium, large) and any dimensions that may be altered to match a patient’s anatomy.
  • Performance testing results.  While these are generally the same for any device, whether 3D printed or traditionally manufactured, for 3D printed devices build direction orientation should be considered when testing is performed.
  • Dimensional tolerances and measurements should be specified.
  • All materials involved in the manufacturing of the medical device should be clearly identified.
  • Material polymers may need to be tested to ensure that they will not unintentionally form chemical properties through the additive manufacturing process, which may pose a risk to patient health.
  • Interlayer bonding materials should be characterized.
  • Any cleaning and sterilization process for a final product should be validated and should consider the complex geometry of the final product.   Only additive manufactured devices that were cleaned of manufacturing materials should be provided to the end user.
  • The biocompatibility of the final device should be evaluated.
  • Additional labeling considerations for patient-matched devices is recommended to include the patient identifier, identifying use, file design iteration, and that the patient be surveyed for potential anatomical changes (between the time of imaging and surgery).
     

As stated in the guidance, FDA is aware that 3D printing “is a rapidly growing technology,” which has numerous advantages for medical devices, but at the same time “pose[s] challenges in determining optimal characterization and assessment methods for the final finished device, as well as optimal process validation and acceptance methods for these devices.”  The FDA’s guidance is long overdue, but the agency has evidently thought about the unique considerations involved in 3D printing of medical devices.
Interested parties should note that FDA is accepting comments on the draft guidance now and hopefully the final guidance will come soon (at least quicker than the draft guidance). To ensure FDA considers your comments before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance within 90 days [Docket No. FDA-2016-D-1210].   Who knows maybe by the time the final guidance comes out, we may be 3D printing a version for our book shelf, or even of our book shelf. 

          Seeing More with PET Scans: Scientists Discover New Way to Label Chemical Compounds for Medical Imaging        

Researchers have found a surprisingly versatile workaround to create chemical compounds that could prove useful for medical imaging and drug development.

The post Seeing More with PET Scans: Scientists Discover New Way to Label Chemical Compounds for Medical Imaging appeared first on News Center.


          Assistant Professors in Medical Imaging and Nursing        
Université Mohammed VI des Sciences de la Santé Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Santé Assistant Professor in Medical Imaging (1 opening) Assistant Professor in Nursing (1 opening) View the job posting on the university’s website.
          Lost Bones Reunited! (Hopefully)        
Ten weeks after my bike crash in February 2009, I wrote with optimism that my left clavicle fracture was beginning to heal.  And for the most part, the pain subsided over time.  Later in 2009, I was able to complete the 206-mile cycling race, Lotoja, and also Ironman Arizona; although, there were lingering issues with my back strength and upper arm strength, especially on my left side.  Also, I still experienced a sort of searing pain, like the pain a tearing muscle might inflict, in my upper left arm with certain reaching movements.  The pain became worse after I fractured my right clavicle in May 2010 and had to rely on my left arm while that healed.  From the medical imaging, it became clear that the left clavicle fracture had never healed; and after months of PT and ruling out shoulder joint problems (cortisone injection, MR arthrogram, etc.), the orthopedic surgeon determined that the most likely cause of my continued searing upper arm pain was this "non-union" fracture.  Surgery was scheduled for October 24, 2011, approaching 3 years after the original injury.

The surgical plan was to scrape off the substantial hypertrophic (i.e., overgrown) bone growth at the bone edges and to use that material as a sort of grout between the fractured bone ends.  The bone would be properly realigned and then secured with a plate and several screws.  Aside from some pretty unpleasant complications from the general anesthesia and pain meds, the surgery and immediate recovery went smoothly.  The surgeon was unable to remove all of the hypertrophic growth from underneath the clavicle because of the proximity to major blood vessels; but otherwise, things went as planned.  Currently, there is some skin tenderness on the surface of the plate, and it is still too soon to know whether the pain is resolved.  But so far I feel hopeful that it will be better than before.  If the plate bugs me, there is an option to have it removed once the bone has completely healed.

Six weeks post injury; hypertrophy of bone has not occurred yet. (Xray March 16, 2009)
About six weeks post surgery. There is one longer screw to insert into the hypertrophic bone that couldn't be removed.  A healed fracture from 2009 is visible in the 3rd rib down, (Xray 12/6/2011)

What I didn't anticipate about this is that, although planned, the surgery was essentially the same as re-fracturing the clavicle and required a recovery period just as long.  So, I am yet again facing another period of regaining fitness lost to injury.  Of course, I am grateful that I was able to have the repair and the pain was substantially less (not even comparable, really) to the original injury.


          Lantheus (LNTH) Scores a Strong Buy Right Now: Here's How        
Based in North Billerica MA Lantheus Holdings Inc LNTH is a provider ofdiagnostic medical imaging agents and products for diagnosis of cardiovascular and other diseases It has rallied 28 2 over the last three months ahead of the S amp P 500 s 4 3 gain and also better than the
          PRESS RELEASE - LEAD Technologies Advances Document, OCR and Medical SDK Technology for Windows and        

LEAD Technologies has released a significant upgrade to its LEADTOOLS version 19 product line that touches a wide range of technologies including OCR, document imaging, medical imaging and PACS. “This release encapsulates LEAD’s commitment to its broad customer base and demonstrates the skill and diversity of our programmers and imaging experts, all of which continue to ensure LEADTOOLS’ position as the world-leading imaging SDK,” stated Jordan Shields, Vice President, LEAD Technologies. These updates are freely available to all registered LEADTOOLS Version 19 and annual maintenance customers.

New Java Libraries for Windows and Linux
Multiple coding teams at LEAD Technologies combined their efforts with a single purpose to resolve numerous customer requests for Java libraries for LEADTOOLS. These Java libraries expand LEADTOOLS functionality for Linux with support for OCR, Documents library services, Document Writers, Document Converter, vector and document formats such as PDF and DOCX, and SANE scanning. Additionally, the libraries provide a common programming interface to develop applications for Windows and Linux. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS imaging technologies provided for Java.

Document Viewer on Linux
The LEADTOOLS Document Viewer includes rich document viewing features such as text search, annotation, memory-efficient paging, inertial scrolling and vector display. LEADTOOLS' Document Viewer supports viewing PDF, MS-Office, AutoCAD DWG/DXF and many vector/raster formats. Developers and administrators can host all of the services required by the LEADTOOLS Document Viewer using Java services on Linux servers. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS Document Viewer technology.

Document Writers Available for Linux
LEADTOOLS Document Writers are now available for Linux. LEADTOOLS’ Document Writers create PDF, PDF/A, DOCX, RTF, TEXT and ALTOXML from SVG input. Other technologies within LEADTOOLS that create SVG, such as OCR, can leverage the Document Writers to save these document formats. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS Document Writer technology.

Document Converter Available for Linux
With LEADTOOLS Document Converter technology, developers can create powerful, automated document conversion, archival and delivery systems. Under the hood, LEADTOOLS’ Document Converter technology uses a combination of raster, OCR and Document Writers technologies to convert images and documents to PDF, PDF/A, DOCX, RTF, TEXT and SVG. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS Document Converter technology.

Innovations Applied to the Advantage OCR Engine
The OCR specialists at LEAD Technologies continue to enhance the top-notch performance of the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR engine in both accuracy and speed. Sweeping improvements have been made for several core features including Latin and Korean language recognition, auto-zone for images with noise and graphics, and preprocessing of noisy images. Generated documents more closely resemble the original images through enhancements to foreground and background color detection, font type recognition, and a brand-new serif and sans-serif font typeface detection. LEAD Technologies continues to dedicate and add significant resources to meet the ever-growing demands of the market. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS OCR technology.

HTML5 Medical Viewer is Better than Ever
Numerous customer requests have been included in this release such as adding structured display and templates (custom and built-in) technology to the HTML5 Medical Viewer. With these features, the end-user can design custom display templates choosing from three ways to arrange series images: sequentially, DICOM instance number or custom JavaScript function. Users can save the templates to a LEADTOOLS storage server as a DICOM structured display dataset; the LEADTOOLS Medical Viewer will use them to render series.

Additional features added to the HTML5 Medical Web Viewer include rendering encapsulated PDF documents in a viewer frame, and users can now upload DICOM to the server directly from the viewer.

Besides adding new features, LEAD Technologies continues to refine the HTML5 Medical Viewer and related services. This latest update provides many speed upgrades, including load, window-level, image processing, and cine. These optimizations open the door to higher quality MPR output and real-time window-level of large projection radiographs such as mammography and x-ray images. Other enhancements include better spyglass functionality and support to load all types of images such as CT, MR, and MG. Stack functionality has been enhanced to handle large volume stacks such as CT and MRI, and perform synchronization on two large stacks of the same anatomy. The viewer can now generate high quality orthogonal slices and use a 3D cursor for smooth MPR navigation. Additionally, the probe tools have been strengthened by adding Hounsfield (HU) scale support. Click for more information on the LEADTOOLS Medical Viewer .

Multi-Resolution and Tiled Image Technology Added to HTML5 Medical Viewer
At the core of several of the HTML5 Medical Web Viewer enhancements is the new multi-resolution and tiled image (MRTI) technology, which optimizes the delivery of large, extremely high-resolution (up to 1TB) images, including microscopy and pathology images. MRTI intelligently serves a portion and resolution of the image based on the specific client request. This saves bandwidth, reduces memory requirements, and increases the overall efficiency of the entire system. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS multi-resolution and tiled image technology.

WADO and DICOMweb Interface
LEADTOOLS now provides extensive support for DICOM WADO, including WADO-URI, WADO-WS and DICOMweb (RESTful DICOM Services). Developers can use the API to directly access patient/study related data stored in third-party PACS or expose PACS data to direct third-party access using the DICOM defined HTTP protocol standard, including DICOM data storage (STOW-RS) over the web.

In addition, LEADTOOLS includes DICOMweb support for the LEADTOOLS high-level PACS Framework. This enables third-party systems to directly query (QIDO-RS), retrieve (WADO-RS), and store (STOW-RS) DICOM object over the web to its DICOM storage system using DICOM WADO protocol from anywhere, thereby removing the domain boundary limitation. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS WADO technology.

Advanced J2K Technology
The compression experts at LEAD Technologies have optimized the loading of heavily tiled J2K and TIFF J2K files. Additionally, they have expanded TIFF J2K technology in LEADTOOLS by adding functions to enumerate and load sub-resolutions of J2K data encapsulated in TIFF. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS JPEG 2000 compression technology.

New Features Added to Annotation Technology
Snap-to-grid and alignment UI features have been added with this release. These features provide image markup formatting features usually only found in word processing and presentation applications. Click for more information on LEADTOOLS image markup and annotation technology.

New Image Processing Functions
Salt & Pepper Noise Removal and UnWarp image processing functions are now available in LEADTOOLS. The UnWarp function removes the distortion in an image of a cylindrical object, as if removing a label from off of the cylinder and flattening it out. Click for more information on these and other LEADTOOLS image processing functions.

About LEAD Technologies
With a rich history of more than 25 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster and vector imaging. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, holds the top position in every major country throughout the world and boasts a healthy, diverse customer base and strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe. For more information, contact sales@leadtools.com or support@leadtools.com.


          LEAD Technologies Releases Major Updates to LEADTOOLS Document and Medical SDKs        

LEAD Technologies is pleased to announce the release of a major update to the LEADTOOLS Document and Medical Product lines. This update includes across-the-board enhancements to Optical Character Recognition including speed, accuracy and memory usage. In addition to the OCR enhancements, LEAD improved various document formats, updated DICOM Specification compliance, and added new features to the Medical Viewer control on multiple development platforms.
At the forefront of this update is the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR Engine. Every facet of the LEADTOOLS' OCR algorithm is now faster or more efficient. From high-level operations such as automatic zone detection and page insertion, all the way down to spell checking and memory usage, each piece of the algorithm has been improved. The cumulative effect of these improvements resulted in an 82% speed boost to the overall performance of the LEADTOOLS Advantage OCR Engine.

The improvements to the Advantage engine's AutoZone process did more than play a part in speeding up total recognition time. LEAD's AutoZone algorithm is able to recognize both vertical and horizontal text in the same document. Also, LEADTOOLS AutoZone goes beyond mixed language support and is even able to recognize different character sets such as Latin and Asian. These advanced techniques improved the recognition accuracy of the Advantage OCR engine, making it an incredibly competitive product for applications needing comprehensive OCR capabilities.
"Our Advantage OCR Engine is better than ever before," said Moe Daher, Chairman and CEO of LEAD Technologies. "Our developers are keenly aware of new technologies, hardware advancements and opportunities which open the door to improving our software development kits. This is one of the most comprehensive performance boosts ever to our OCR engine and we are excited to see it put to use in the real world where it can improve the many applications and enterprises relying on it."

OCR was not the only technology updated within Document Imaging. Several additions and improvements to loading and saving document formats were made, including faster loading times, support for PDF forms and PDF digital signatures, and the Document Viewer control was updated to use ASP.NET MVC and can now load from SharePoint, OneDrive and Google Docs. LEAD made various improvements to Annotations and Markup, added a new unstructured forms recognition feature, extended customization options for TWAIN Web Scanning, and enhanced the TWAIN engine providing 64-bit apps access to 32-bit drivers.

Developers targeting Medical Imaging markets benefit from updates to the Medical Viewer control including speed, memory enhancements, structured display, image projection, pinch zoom, a new Patient Restrict option, and several new display options for sorting, splitting and scrolling series. LEADTOOLS DICOM Data Set improvements include support for latest DICOM 2015C Information Object Definitions, exporting and importing Native DICOM XML Model (PS3.19), and exporting to DICOM JSON model (PS3.18). Lastly, the DICOM Storage Server has new features for managing connections and forwarding requests.
Overall, the speed improvements to OCR combined with additional enhancements to various Document and Medical imaging technologies have added significant value to the LEADTOOLS Version 19 product line. These updates are freely available to all registered LEADTOOLS Version 19 and annual maintenance customers.

About LEAD Technologies
With a rich history of over 25 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster and vector imaging. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, holds the top position in every major country throughout the world and boasts a healthy, diverse customer base and strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations around the globe. For more information, contact sales@leadtools.com or support@leadtools.com


          Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance adds one to board        
VP of business imaging healthcare solutions group of Canon U.S.A. joins board of directors 
          Kitware Releases ITK 4.9 to Further Rapid Evolution in Medical Imaging        

ITK employs extreme programming methodologies in latest development cycle.

(PRWeb February 03, 2016)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13159659.htm


          ISC StormCast for Monday, August 7th 2017        
Opengraph Used to Obfuscate Facebook Links
https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Use+of+the+Open+Graph+Protocol+to+Disguise+Malicious+Facebook+Links/22684/
Cerber Adding Bitcoin and Password Stealer to Crypto Ransomware
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/cerber-ransomware-evolves-now-steals-bitcoin-wallets/
Symantec Selling Certificate Business To Digicert
https://www.heise.de/security/meldung/Nachspiel-einer-fatalen-Panne-Symantec-verkauft-Zertifikatssparte-an-DigiCert-3793482.html
Siemens Medical Imaging Systems Vulnerable to Old Windows Flaws
https://www.siemens.com/cert/pool/cert/siemens_security_advisory_ssa-822184.pdf

           Multimodality and advanced biomedical imaging for clinical and research applications         
Bidaut, Luc (2010) Multimodality and advanced biomedical imaging for clinical and research applications. In: ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, 7 - 10 February 2010, Houston, Texas, USA.
           Liver segmentation from registered multiphase CT data sets with EM clustering and GVF level set         
Tao, Guozhi and Singh, Ashish and Bidaut, Luc (2010) Liver segmentation from registered multiphase CT data sets with EM clustering and GVF level set. In: Medical Imaging 2010: Image Processing, 14 - 16 February 2010, San Diego, California, USA.
           Automatic graph cut segmentation of lesions in CT using mean shift super-pixels         
Ye, Xujiong and Beddoe, Gareth and Slabaugh, Greg (2010) Automatic graph cut segmentation of lesions in CT using mean shift super-pixels. International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, 2013 . p. 983963. ISSN 1687-4188
           Automated analysis of retinal vascular network connectivity         
Al-Diri, Bashir and Hunter, Andrew and Steel, David and Habib, Maged (2010) Automated analysis of retinal vascular network connectivity. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 34 (6). pp. 462-470. ISSN 0895-6111
          MATA LALAT        

Sebuah perangkat optik murah yang terilhami rancangan pada mata lalat membuka pintu bagi pengembangan peralatan-peralatan pencitraan baru di dunia kedokteran (medical imaging device).
Manfaat dari penggunaan perangkat pencitraan magnetis dalam pemeriksaan dan pengobatan di dunia kedokteran tidaklah diragukan. Para ilmuwan Israel kini tengah mengembangkan perangkat baru di bidang ini. Mereka berharap bahwa alat ini, yang masih dalam tahap pengembangan, akan memberikan lebih banyak keuntungan daripada yang ada sekarang. Keuntungan ini adalah biaya yang lebih murah daripada teknologi pencitraan yang digunakan pada perangkat-perangkat yang sudah ada. Oleh karenanya, jika rencana ini telah menjadi kenyataan, masyarakat akan mendapat kesempatan untuk diperiksa kesehatannya menggunakan alat pencitraan [scan] ini dengan lebih sering. Mahalnya perangkat pencitraan resonansi magnetis [Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI] atau pemeriksaan dini kanker dengan menggunakan sinar-X yang bisa membahayakan, dijelaskan sebagai berikut:
Agar cahaya dapat dimanfaatkan dalam pencitraan di bidang kedokteran, foton (partikel cahaya) berjumlah sedikit yang dipancarkan obyek [bagian tubuh] yang sedang dicitrakan haruslah dapat dikenali. Hal ini merupakan sebuah kendala yang dimiliki alat-alat yang sudah ada. Jaringan tubuh yang menutupi obyek yang sedang dicitrakan menyebabkan terbentuknya pengotor pada gambar dengan mengaburkan cahaya. Dalam cara-cara yang diterapkan sekarang, permasalahan ini diatasi dengan menggunakan kamera-kamera mahal yang dilengkapi shutter [katup] khusus yang menyaring "pengotor" yang disebabkan oleh cahaya yang dihamburkan oleh jaringan tubuh tersebut. Hal ini memperbesar biaya.
Peneliti Joseph Rosen dan David Abookasis dari Universitas Ben-Gurion di Israel kini telah menemukan sebuah cara baru. Para ilmuwan mengumpulkan sejumlah gambar dari obyek yang sedang dicitrakan dan menggabungkan gambar-gambar ini sedemikian rupa untuk menghasilkan satu gambar bagus dari obyek tersebut. Jadi, mereka mendapatkan sebuah gambar hasil rata-rata dari gambar-gambar tersebut, dan cahaya yang dihamburkan oleh jaringan tubuh, yakni "pengotor" pada gambar, dapat dihilangkan. Penggabungan ini merupakan sebuah pemecahan masalah nyata terhadap permasalahan-permasalahan yang ditemukan pada peralatan-peralatan yang sudah ada. Akan tetapi, rancangan yang menjadi ilham dari pemecahan masalah melalui cara penggabungan [gambar] ini bukanlah alat buatan manusia. Dalam mencari pemecahan masalah ini, para ilmuwan tersebut terilhami oleh "mata majemuk" yang digunakan oleh lalat selama ratusan juta tahun. Bahkan, judul yang mereka berikan pada penelitian mereka adalah  "Seeing through biological tissues using the fly eye principle" [Melihat Dengan Menembus Jaringan Hidup Berdasarkan Prinsip Mata Lalat].(1)
Mengambil rancangan pada mata lalat sebagai titik awal mereka, para ilmuwan ini mempersiapkan serangkaian mikrolensa yang terdiri dari 132 buah lensa berukuran amat kecil. Untuk menguji gagasan mereka, para peneliti tersebut mengambil dua potong [daging] dada ayam dan menyelipkan sepotong tulang sayap di antara keduanya. Mereka lalu menyoroti salah satu sisi dari daging itu dengan laser berkekuatan cahaya lemah dan meletakkan serangkaian mikrolensa pada sisi yang lainnya. Gambar-gambar yang ditangkap mikrolensa diteruskan ke kamera digital dengan lensa biasa. Komputer lalu menghilangkan sebagian besar dari pengotor yang dihasilkan oleh cahaya yang terhamburkan, sehingga menghasilkan sebuah gambar yang lebih jelas dari tulang sayap yang tertutupi [dada ayam].
"Mikrolensa yang lebih banyak dan penyempurnaan-penyempurnaan lain seharusnya dapat meningkatkan ketajaman gambar,' kata Rosen. 'Dengan pendanaan untuk mengembangkannya lebih lanjut, perangkat kami mungkin dalam waktu setahun dapat melihat tulang-tulang di dalam telapak tangan, atau akar sepotong gigi.' "
Rosen menyatakan bahwa peralatan ini, yang bekerja berdasarkan prinsip mata lalat, begitu menjanjikan, dan memunculkan kabar gembira bahwa dengan penggunaan alat ini, endoskop yang tidak nyaman atau "kamera pil" yang harus ditelan dalam pencitraan perut (abdomen scans) akan menjadi peninggalan masa lalu.
Rancangan Mata Lalat
Seekor lalat yang bergerak melintasi udara sungguh luar biasa lincah. Lalat dapat mengubah arah terbangnya dalam sekejap ketika mengetahui adanya gerakan sangat lemah yang diarahkan kepadanya. Lalat dapat memilih untuk mendarat pada lantai, dinding atau langit-langit sebuah ruangan. Kenyataan bahwa lalat memiliki sebuah perangkat penglihatan amat hebat sangatlah penting dalam hal ini. Penelitian lebih dekat pada lalat dengan segera memunculkan penjelasan tentang sebab ketangkasan [terbang] ini. Mata lalat memiliki rancangan yang dikenal sebagai "mata majemuk" dan yang memungkinkannya melihat melalui lensa [mata] yang berjumlah banyak dan pada sudut pandang yang lebar.

Penampakan mata lalat di bawah elektron mikroskop.
Sebuah mata majemuk lalat tersusun atas satuan optik berjumlah sangat banyak, masing-masing dengan lensa optiknya sendiri, dan menghasilkan sejumlah besar gambar. Rangkaian saraf dari setiap satuan optik mengambil hasil rata-rata dari gambar yang ada, sehingga dihasilkanlah sebuah bayangan gambar yang lebih jelas daripada latar belakang yang dipenuhi pengotor. Mata lalat dapat mengindra getaran cahaya 330 kali per detik. Ditinjau dari sisi ini, mata lalat enam kali lebih peka daripada mata manusia. Pada saat yang sama, mata lalat juga dapat mengindra frekuensi-frekuensi ultraviolet pada spektrum cahaya yang tidak terlihat oleh kita. Perangkat ini memudahkan lalat untuk menghidar dari musuhnya, terutama di lingkungan gelap.
Mata majemuk lalat merupakan alat tubuh terpenting yang memainkan peran dalam sistem penglihatan, sebuah fungsi teramat penting dalam kelangsungan hidup binatang tersebut. Ketika alat tubuh ini diteliti, akan kita saksikan lensa-lensa, yang secara khusus menghamburkan cahaya, membentuk permukaan cekung yang memberikan ruang penglihatan yang luas dan memusatkan bayangan [gambar yang terbentuk] pada satu titik pusat. Sisi-sisi satuan optik [optical unit] pada permukaan tersebut berbentuk segienam (heksagonal). Berkat bentuk segienam ini, satuan-satuan optik itu satu sama lain terpasang rapat. Dengan cara ini, celah-celah kosong yang tidak diinginkan -- yang muncul jika bentuk geometris lain digunakan -- tidaklah terbentuk; dengan demikian penggunaan paling menguntungkan dari luasan yang ada telah diterapkan. Meskipun berkas-berkas cahaya yang berasal dari sejumlah besar lensa diperkirakan akan menghasilkan sebuah bayangan gambar yang kacau, ini tidak pernah terjadi, dan lalat dapat melihat sebuah ruang penglihatan yang luas dalam satu bayangan gambar.
Terdapat rancangan unggul pada mata lalat. Prinsip teknik ini, yang telah digunakan oleh manusia sejak beberapa ratus tahun lalu, telah ada pada lalat selama sekitar 390 juta tahun. Pengkajian yang lebih umum pada sejarah alam kehidupan menunjukkan bahwa rancangan mata majemuk (pada trilobita zaman Kambrium) berasal sejak kurang lebih 530 juta tahun yang lalu.
Lalat telah memiliki struktur mata ini sejak saat binatang ini muncul menjadi ada.
SIAPAKAH PEMILIK RANCANGAN PADA MATA LALAT?
Pertanyaan yang muncul adalah sebagai berikut: para ilmuwan meniru rancangan pada mata lalat dalam mengembangkan peralatan mereka. Kenyataan bahwa mata lalat digunakan sebagai sumber ilham dalam teknologi modern merupakan pertanda jelas akan rancangannya yang unggul. Beragam bagian penyusun mata tersebut dapat dipahami sebagai sesuatu yang telah dirancang untuk satu tujuan tertentu. Lalu bagaimanakah lalat mendapatkan rancangan ini? Siapakah yang menyusun seluruh unsur-unsur pembentuk tersebut sedemikian rupa dan membentuk mata lalat?
Seluruh penataan pada mata lalat memperlihatkan bahwa rancangan ini diberikan pada serangga tersebut oleh Dzat yang memiliki kecerdasan tanpa tanding. Tidak ada keraguan, Allah Yang Mahakuasa-lah, Penguasa seluruh alam, Yang menciptakan lalat beserta sistem penglihatan sempurna ini. Penciptaan luar biasa pada lalat merupakan sebuah isyarat kekuasaan Allah yang tanpa batas.
Dalam sebuah ayat al Qur'an Allah mewahyukan:
Hai manusia, telah dibuat perumpamaan, maka dengarkanlah olehmu perumpamaan itu. Sesungguhnya segala yang kamu seru selain Allah sekali-kali tidak dapat menciptakan seekor lalat pun, walaupun mereka bersatu untuk menciptakannya. Dan jika lalat itu merampas sesuatu dari mereka, tiadalah mereka dapat merebutnya kembali dari lalat itu. Amat lemahlah yang menyembah dan amat lemah (pulalah) yang disembah. (QS. Al Hajj, 22:73)

          Primera Announces Bravo 4102 XRP Disc Publishers        

Newheavy-dutyversionof theworldsfastestdiscpublisherscan be rack-mounted.

Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of CD/DVD and Blu-ray DiscPublishers, today announced its Bravo 4102 XRP Disc Publisher (DP-4102 XRP in Europe, Scandinavia and Middle East) at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Bravo 4102 XRP Disc Publishers are the newest addition to Primera’s Bravo 4100- Series. These units are the fastest in their class, printing a full-color, 100% coverage disc in just 6 seconds each. This compares to 20 to 120 seconds on competitive machines to print discs with comparable print quality.

With built-in high-speed recorders, direct-to-disc printing and fast robotics, Primera’s disc printers and publishers automate the process of burning and printing quantities of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Applications for the Bravo 4102 XRP

Disc Publishers include the archival and distribution of video and audio in broadcast television, film, content-on-demand at retail stores, kiosks, video production studios and more.

“Our new Bravo 4102 XRP is intended for customers in mission-critical applications such as law enforcement, medical imaging, video production studios and others who need the highest reliability possible in their disc burning and printing. Bravo

4102 XRP includes all of the features of our best-selling Bravo 4100-Series, but adds a tough 18-gauge steel cabinet, locking front door, high-wattage auto-switching commercial power supply and more. You can even rack-mount the unit to save space and make the unit more secure.”

Features of Bravo 4102 XRP include:

 

  • 6 seconds per disc print speed (default high-quality print mode) Individual CMYK ink cartridges – delivers lower ink cost per disc
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 Two models are available:

Bravo 4102 XRP Disc Publisher: 100-disc capacity and two high-speed CD/DVD drives; $3795 (MSRP).

Bravo 4102 XRP-Blu Disc Publisher: 100-disc capacity and two high-speed CD/DVD/BD drives; $5495 (MSRP).

Bravo 4102 XRP Disc Publishers are available now from www.OptiMediaLabs.com


          Complimentary Webinar from RadSite to Address Medicolegal Concerns in Medical Imaging        

Nationally Known Expert to Continue Discussion of Legal Issues in Digital Radiology

(PRWeb January 19, 2016)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13169944.htm


          Upcoming Webinars From RadSite to Focus on PACS, Medicolegal Concerns in Medical Imaging        

Nationally known expert to discuss legal issues in digital radiology

(PRWeb November 20, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13093577.htm


          RadSite Announces Complimentary Webinar Series        

Experts to discuss patient safety, physics and medicolegal aspects of medical imaging.

(PRWeb October 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13033396.htm


          Baton Rouge General Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence        
Baton Rouge, La. - Baton Rouge General has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR awards Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation to breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

As an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Baton Rouge General underwent rigorous peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Through these rigorous evaluations, Baton Rouge General is recognized for achieving high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

"As Louisiana's first NAPBC-accredited breast center, Baton Rouge General's designation as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence is a reflection of our commitment to offering patients in the community comprehensive breast imaging services with the highest standards for clinical quality," said Dr. Claire Roberts, Director of Breast Imaging for Baton Rouge General.

For questions about breast health, contact Baton Rouge General's Patient Navigator at (225) 237-1600, or email cancer@brgeneral.org.


About Baton Rouge General Medical Center 

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org.


About American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
          Medical imaging staff go on strike for outpatient services at Royal Adelaide Hospital        
Specialist staff stop all work relating to outpatient radiology services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital to protest against plans to privatise medical imaging.
          Editor's Choice of Cardiovascular Imaging Technology at RSNA        

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights the latest advancements that will impact cardiovascular imaging from the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. RSNA is the largest medical imaging show in the world and most advancements are shown here first.


          MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)        
STORY
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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), nuklir magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI), atau tomografi resonansi magnetik (MRT) adalah teknik pencitraan medis yang digunakan dalam radiologi untuk memvisualisasikan struktur internal rinci. MRI memanfaatkan milik resonansi magnetik nuklir (NMR) untuk citra inti atom dalam tubuh.

Mesin MRI menggunakan medan magnet yang kuat untuk menyelaraskan
magnetisasi dari beberapa atom dalam tubuh, dan medan frekuensi radio secara sistematis mengubah alignment magnetisasi ini. Hal ini menyebabkan inti untuk menghasilkan medan magnet berputar terdeteksi oleh informasi-scanner dan ini dicatat untuk membangun sebuah citra yang dipindai area tubuh 36 kuat gradien medan magnet menyebabkan inti di lokasi yang berbeda untuk memutar di berbagai kecepatan. informasi spasial 3-D dapat diperoleh dengan menyediakan gradien di setiap arah.

MRI memberikan kontras yang baik antara jaringan lunak tubuh yang berbeda, yang membuatnya sangat berguna dalam pencitraan otak, otot, jantung, dan kanker dibandingkan dengan yang lain teknik pencitraan medis seperti computed tomography (CT) atau sinar-X. Tidak seperti CT scan atau tradisional X-ray, MRI tidak menggunakan radiasi pengion.

Bagaimana MRI bekerja
Tubuh sebagian besar terdiri dari molekul air. Setiap molekul air memiliki dua inti hidrogen atau proton. Ketika seseorang berjalan di dalam medan magnet kuat dari pemindai, momen magnetik dari beberapa proton perubahan dan sejajar dengan arah lapangan.

Dalam sebuah mesin MRI pemancar frekuensi radio secara singkat diaktifkan, menghasilkan medan elektromagnetik. Foton dari bidang ini baru saja energi yang tepat, yang dikenal sebagai frekuensi resonansi, untuk flip spin dari proton selaras dalam tubuh. Sebagai intensitas dan durasi penerapan peningkatan lapangan, lebih selaras berputar terpengaruh. Setelah lapangan dimatikan, peluruhan proton ke negara asli spin-down dan perbedaan energi antara kedua negara dilepaskan sebagai sebuah foton. Foton inilah yang menghasilkan sinyal elektromagnetik yang pemindai mendeteksi. Frekuensi di mana proton bergaung tergantung pada kekuatan medan magnet. Sebagai hasil dari konservasi energi, ini frekuensi resonansi juga menentukan frekuensi foton dirilis. Foton dilepaskan ketika lapangan dilepas memiliki energi - dan karena itu frekuensi - karena jumlah energi proton diserap sementara lapangan aktif.

Ini adalah hubungan antara bidang-kekuatan dan frekuensi yang memungkinkan penggunaan resonansi magnetik nuklir untuk pencitraan. medan magnet tambahan diterapkan selama scan untuk membuat kekuatan medan magnet tergantung pada posisi dalam pasien, pada gilirannya membuat frekuensi foton dirilis tergantung pada posisi dalam cara yang dapat diperkirakan. Informasi posisi kemudian dapat pulih dari sinyal yang dihasilkan oleh penggunaan Fourier Transform. Bidang ini dibuat dengan melewatkan arus listrik melalui solenoida khusus-luka, yang dikenal sebagai kumparan gradien. Karena kumparan berada dalam menanggung pemindai, ada kekuatan besar di antara mereka dan kumparan medan utama, memproduksi sebagian besar suara yang terdengar selama operasi. Tanpa upaya untuk mengurangi kebisingan ini, bisa mendekati 130 desibel (dB) dengan bidang yang kuat. gambar yang dapat dibangun karena proton di berbagai jaringan kembali ke keadaan keseimbangan mereka di tingkat yang berbeda, yang merupakan perbedaan yang dapat dideteksi. Lima variabel jaringan yang berbeda -. Spin kepadatan, waktu relaksasi T1 dan T2 dan aliran dan pergeseran spektral dapat digunakan untuk membangun gambar Dengan mengubah parameter pada pemindai, efek ini digunakan untuk membuat kontras antara berbagai jenis jaringan tubuh atau antara sifat-sifat lainnya, seperti dalam fMRI dan difusi MRI.

agen mungkin Kontras disuntikkan intravena untuk meningkatkan penampilan pembuluh darah, tumor atau peradangan. agen Kontras juga mungkin langsung disuntikkan ke sendi dalam kasus arthrograms, gambar MRI sendi. Tidak seperti CT, MRI tidak menggunakan radiasi pengion dan umumnya prosedur yang sangat aman. Namun medan magnet yang kuat dan pulsa radio dapat mempengaruhi implan logam, termasuk implan koklea dan alat pacu jantung. Dalam kasus implan koklea, FDA AS telah menyetujui beberapa implan untuk kompatibilitas MRI. Dalam kasus alat pacu jantung, hasilnya kadang-kadang bisa mematikan, sehingga pasien dengan implan tersebut umumnya tidak memenuhi syarat untuk MRI.

MRI digunakan untuk gambar setiap bagian tubuh, dan terutama berguna untuk jaringan dengan banyak inti hidrogen dan kontras densitas kecil, seperti otak, otot, jaringan ikat dan tumor paling.
Sejarah

Magnetic Resonance Imaging adalah teknologi yang relatif baru. Gambar MR pertama diterbitkan pada tahun 1973 dan gambar cross-sectional pertama dari sebuah mouse hidup diterbitkan pada bulan Januari 1974. Penelitian dilakukan pada manusia pertama diterbitkan pada tahun 1977. Sebagai perbandingan, manusia pertama X-ray gambar diambil pada tahun 1895.

Aplikasi

Dalam praktek klinis, MRI digunakan untuk membedakan jaringan patologis (seperti tumor otak) dari jaringan normal. Satu keuntungan dari MRI scan adalah bahwa hal ini tidak berbahaya untuk pasien. Menggunakan medan magnet kuat dan radiasi non-ionisasi pada rentang frekuensi radio, tidak seperti CT scan dan tradisional X-ray, yang menggunakan kedua radiasi pengion.

Sementara CT memberikan resolusi spasial yang baik (kemampuan untuk membedakan dua struktur yang terpisah jarak sewenang-wenang kecil dari satu sama lain), MRI menyediakan resolusi sebanding dengan resolusi kontras jauh lebih baik (kemampuan untuk membedakan perbedaan antara dua jaringan secara sewenang-wenang serupa tetapi tidak identik). Dasar kemampuan ini adalah kompleks perpustakaan urutan pulsa yang pemindai MRI medis modern meliputi, masing-masing yang dioptimalkan untuk memberikan kontras gambar berdasarkan sensitivitas kimia MRI.
Pengaruh TR, TE, T1 dan T2 pada sinyal MR.

Misalnya, dengan nilai-nilai tertentu dari waktu gema (TE) dan waktu pengulangan (TR), yang merupakan parameter dasar akuisisi gambar, berurutan mengambil milik T2-pembobotan. Pada T2-tertimbang scan, air dan jaringan yang mengandung cairan yang cerah (urutan T2 paling modern yang benar-benar urutan cepat T2) dan jaringan yang mengandung lemak yang gelap. sebaliknya adalah benar untuk gambar T1-tertimbang. jaringan yang rusak cenderung untuk mengembangkan edema, yang membuat urutan T2-tertimbang sensitif untuk patologi, dan umumnya mampu membedakan jaringan patologis dari jaringan normal. Dengan penambahan pulsa frekuensi radio tambahan dan manipulasi tambahan dari gradien magnet, urutan T2 berbobot dapat dikonversi ke urutan FLAIR, di mana air bebas sekarang gelap, tapi jaringan edema tetap cerah. Urutan ini khususnya saat ini cara yang paling sensitif untuk mengeval
uasi otak untuk penyakit demielinasi, seperti multiple sclerosis.

Pemeriksaan MRI yang khas terdiri dari 5-20 urutan, masing-masing yang dipilih untuk menyediakan jenis informasi tertentu tentang jaringan subjek. Informasi ini kemudian disintesis oleh dokter menafsirkan.

Dasar MRI scan


scan T1-tertimbang adalah standar dasar scan, lemak membedakan khususnya dari air - dengan air yang lebih gelap dan terang lemak  menggunakan gradien echo (GRE) urutan, dengan TR TE dan pendek pendek. Ini adalah salah satu jenis dasar kontras MR dan merupakan umumnya dijalankan klinis scan. Bobot T1 dapat ditingkatkan (meningkatkan kontras) dengan penggunaan pulsa inversi seperti dalam sebuah urutan MP-RAGE. Karena waktu pengulangan singkat (TR) scan ini bisa dijalankan sangat cepat memungkinkan koleksi dataset 3D resolusi tinggi. Sebuah mengurangi T1 gadolinium agen kontras juga sering digunakan, dengan T1 scan dikumpulkan sebelum dan setelah pemberian bahan kontras untuk membandingkan perbedaan. Dalam otak scan T1-tertimbang memberikan materi abu-abu yang baik / kontras materi putih, dengan kata lain, gambar T1-tertimbang sorot penumpukan lemak.

T2-weighted MRI


scan T2-tertimbang lain adalah tipe dasar. Seperti T1-tertimbang scan, lemak dibedakan dari air - tetapi dalam kasus ini menunjukkan lemak yang lebih gelap, dan air ringan. Karena itu sangat cocok untuk edema pencitraan Pada scan otak. Materi putih serebral (mengandung lemak) sehingga menunjukkan sebagai lebih gelap dari abu-abu. scan T2-tertimbang menggunakan spin echo (SE) urutan, dengan TR TE dan panjang panjang. Mereka telah lama menjadi pekerja keras klinis sebagai urutan spin echo kurang rentan terhadap inhomogeneities di medan magnet.
T *
2-tertimbang MRI

T *
2 (diucapkan "T 2 bintang") scan tertimbang menggunakan gradien echo (GRE) urutan, dengan TR TE dan panjang panjang. gradien yang echo Urutan digunakan tidak memiliki pulsa memfokuskan kembali tambahan yang digunakan dalam spin echo sehingga dikenakan tambahan kerugian atas kerusakan T2 normal (disebut sebagai T2 '), T ini bersama-sama disebut diambil *
2. Hal ini juga membuat lebih rentan terhadap kerugian kerentanan di udara / batas jaringan, tetapi dapat meningkatkan kontras untuk jenis tertentu jaringan, seperti darah vena.
Spin kepadatan tertimbang MRI

kepadatan Spin, juga disebut densitas proton, scan tertimbang berusaha untuk tidak memiliki kontras baik dari pembusukan atau T1 T2, perubahan sinyal hanya berasal dari perbedaan dalam jumlah yang tersedia spin (nuklei hidrogen dalam air). Menggunakan spin echo atau kadang-kadang gradien echo urutan, dengan TR TE dan jangka panjang.

Khusus MRI scan
Difusi MRI


Difusi MRI mengukur difusi molekul air dalam jaringan biologi. Dalam sebuah media isotropik (di dalam segelas air misalnya) molekul air secara alami bergerak secara random sesuai dengan turbulensi dan gerakan Brown. Dalam jaringan biologi Namun, di mana jumlah Reynold adalah cukup rendah untuk aliran menjadi laminar, difusi mungkin anisotropik. Misalnya molekul dalam akson dari neuron memiliki probabilitas rendah melintasi membran mielin. Oleh karena itu molekul bergerak terutama sepanjang sumbu serat saraf. Jika kita tahu bahwa molekul dalam difus voxel tertentu terutama di satu arah kita dapat membuat asumsi bahwa mayoritas serat di daerah ini akan sejajar dengan arah itu.

Perkembangan terbaru difusi tensor imaging (DTI) memungkinkan difusi yang akan diukur dalam berbagai arah dan anisotropi pecahan di setiap arah harus dihitung untuk setiap voxel. Hal ini memungkinkan para peneliti untuk membuat peta otak arah serat untuk memeriksa konektivitas dari berbagai daerah di otak (menggunakan tractography) atau untuk memeriksa bidang degenerasi saraf dan demielinasi dalam penyakit seperti Multiple Sclerosis.

Aplikasi lain difusi pencitraan MRI difusi-tertimbang (DWI). Setelah stroke iskemik, DWI sangat sensitif terhadap perubahan yang terjadi pada lesi. Hal ini berspekulasi bahwa kenaikan pembatasan (hambatan) untuk resapan air, sebagai hasil dari sitotoksik edema (pembengkakan selular), bertanggung jawab untuk meningkatkan dalam sinyal pada DWI scan. Peningkatan DWI muncul dalam waktu 5-10 menit dari timbulnya gejala-gejala stroke (dibandingkan dengan tomografi komputer, yang sering tidak mendeteksi perubahan infark akut hingga 4-6 jam) dan tetap selama dua minggu. Ditambah dengan pencitraan perfusi otak, peneliti dapat menyoroti daerah "perfusi / mismatch difusi" yang dapat menunjukkan daerah mampu menyelamatkan dengan terapi reperfusi.

Seperti banyak aplikasi khusus lainnya, teknik ini biasanya digabungkan dengan urutan akuisisi gambar cepat, seperti echo urutan pencitraan planar.

Magnetisasi Transfer MRI

Magnetisasi transfer (MT) mengacu pada transfer magnetisasi longitudinal dari proton air bebas untuk proton air hidrasi di NMR dan MRI.

Dalam pencitraan resonansi magnetik solusi molekuler, seperti solusi protein, dua jenis molekul air, bebas (bulk) dan hidrasi (terikat), ditemukan. proton air gratis memiliki frekuensi rotasi lebih cepat rata-rata dan molekul air karena itu kurang tetap yang dapat menyebabkan inhomogeneity lapangan lokal. Karena keseragaman ini, proton air paling bebas memiliki frekuensi resonansi tergeletak sempit sekitar frekuensi resonansi proton normal 63 MHz (pada 1,5 teslas). Hal ini juga mengakibatkan dephasing magnetisasi transversal dan karenanya lebih lambat lagi T2. Sebaliknya, hidrasi molekul air diperlambat oleh interaksi dengan molekul zat terlarut dan karenanya menciptakan inhomogeneities lapangan yang mengarah ke spektrum resonansi frekuensi yang lebih luas.

Dalam cairan bebas, proton, yang dapat dilihat klasik sebagai dipol magnet kecil, menunjukkan translasi dan gerak rotasi. Dipol ini bergerak mengganggu medan magnet sekitarnya namun pada skala waktu yang cukup lama-(yang mungkin nanodetik) bidang rata-rata disebabkan oleh gerakan proton adalah nol. Hal ini dikenal sebagai "rata-rata yg menggerakkan" atau penyempitan dan karakteristik proton bergerak bebas dalam bentuk cair. Di sisi lain, proton terikat untuk makromolekul, seperti protein, cenderung memiliki orientasi tetap dan medan magnet sehingga rata-rata di dekat struktur tersebut tidak rata-rata nol. Hasilnya adalah pola tata ruang dalam medan magnet yang menimbulkan kopling dipole sisa (rentang frekuensi presesi) untuk proton mengalami medan magnet. Distribusi frekuensi yang luas muncul sebagai spektrum yang luas yang mungkin beberapa kHz lebar. Sinyal bersih dari proton ini menghilang sangat cepat, berbanding terbalik dengan lebar, karena hilangnya koherensi dari relaksasi, yaitu berputar T2. Karena mekanisme pertukaran, seperti transfer spin atau pertukaran proton kimia, (kacau) berputar terikat pada makromolekul terus bertukar posisi dengan (koheren) berputar di media massal dan membentuk kesetimbangan dinamis.

Magnetisasi transfer
: Meskipun tidak ada sinyal diukur dari terikat berputar, atau terikat berputar yang tukar ke media bulk, magnetisasi longitudinal mereka terpelihara dan dapat sembuh hanya melalui proses yang relatif lambat T1 relaksasi. Jika magnetisasi longitudinal hanya terikat berputar dapat diubah, maka efeknya dapat diukur dalam spin media massal karena proses pertukaran. Urutan transfer berlaku magnetisasi saturasi RF pada frekuensi yang jauh dari resonansi untuk saluran air sempit massal tapi masih pada resonansi untuk proton terikat dengan linewidth spektral kHz. Kejenuhan ini penyebab terikat spin yang tukar ke dalam air besar, mengakibatkan hilangnya magnetisasi longitudinal dan karenanya sinyal penurunan air massal. Ini memberikan ukuran tidak langsung konten makromolekul dalam jaringan. Implementasi transfer magnetisasi melibatkan offset memilih frekuensi yang cocok dan bentuk pulsa untuk jenuh terikat berputar cukup kuat, dalam batas-batas keamanan tingkat penyerapan spesifik untuk radiasi RF.

T1ρ (T1rho): Molekul memiliki energi kinetik yang merupakan fungsi dari suhu dan dinyatakan sebagai gerakan translasi dan rotasi, dan dengan tabrakan antara molekul. Dipol bergerak mengganggu medan magnet tetapi seringkali sangat cepat sehingga efek rata-rata selama skala-waktu yang lama mungkin nol. Namun, tergantung pada skala waktu, interaksi antara dipol tidak selalu rata-rata menjauh. Pada ekstrem paling lambat waktu interaksi secara efektif terbatas dan terjadi di mana terdapat besar, gangguan lapangan diam (misalnya implan logam). Dalam hal ini hilangnya koherensi digambarkan sebagai "dephasing statis". * T2 adalah ukuran hilangnya koherensi dalam sebuah ensemble dari spin yang mencakup semua interaksi (termasuk dephasing statis). T2 adalah ukuran dari hilangnya koherensi yang mengecualikan dephasing statis, menggunakan pulsa RF untuk membalikkan jenis interaksi dipole paling lambat. Ada sebenarnya sebuah kontinum skala waktu interaksi-dalam satu sampel biologis yang diberikan dan sifat dari pulsa memfokuskan kembali RF dapat disetel untuk kembali fokus lebih dari sekedar dephasing statis. Secara umum, tingkat kerusakan dari sebuah ensemble dari spins adalah fungsi dari waktu interaksi dan juga kekuatan pulsa RF. Jenis kerusakan, terjadi di bawah pengaruh RF, dikenal sebagai T1ρ. Hal ini mirip dengan pembusukan T2 tetapi dengan beberapa interaksi dipole lambat memfokuskan kembali serta interaksi statis.

Cairan pemulihan inversi dilemahkan (FLAIR)
 
Cairan Atenuasi Inversion Recovery (FLAIR)  adalah pulsa inversi-recovery urutan digunakan untuk null sinyal dari cairan. Sebagai contoh, dapat digunakan dalam pencitraan otak untuk menekan cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sehingga untuk membawa keluar lesi hyperintense periventricular, seperti plak multiple sclerosis (MS). Dengan hati-hati memilih waktu inversi TI (waktu antara inversi dan pulsa eksitasi), sinyal dari jaringan tertentu bisa ditekan.

Resonansi magnetik angiography
Magnetic Resonance Angiography


Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) menghasilkan gambar dari arteri untuk mengevaluasi mereka untuk stenosis (penyempitan abnormal) atau aneurisma (kapal dilatations dinding, beresiko pecah). MRA sering digunakan untuk mengevaluasi arteri pada leher dan otak, aorta dada dan perut, arteri ginjal, dan kaki (disebut "run-off"). Berbagai teknik dapat digunakan untuk menghasilkan gambar, seperti administrasi dari agen kontras paramagnetik (gadolinium) atau menggunakan teknik yang dikenal sebagai "peningkatan aliran-istimewa" (misalnya 2D dan 3D waktu-of-penerbangan urutan), di mana sebagian besar dari sinyal pada gambar adalah karena darah yang baru saja pindah ke pesawat itu, lihat juga FLASH MRI. Teknik melibatkan fase akumulasi (dikenal sebagai angiografi fase kontras) juga dapat digunakan untuk menghasilkan peta kecepatan aliran dengan mudah dan akurat. Venography resonansi magnetik (MRV) adalah prosedur yang sama yang digunakan untuk vena gambar. Dalam metode ini, jaringan sekarang bersemangat inferior, sedangkan sinyal dikumpulkan di pesawat segera unggul dari eksitasi pesawat-sehingga pencitraan darah vena yang baru saja pindah dari bidang bersemangat.

resonansi magnetik gated dinamika intrakranial CSF (MR-menyepuh)

resonansi magnetik gated cairan cerebrospinal intrakranial (CSF) atau dinamika minuman keras (MR-menyepuh) teknik adalah suatu urutan MR berdasarkan gradien pulsa bipolar digunakan untuk menunjukkan aliran CSF berdenyut di ventrikel, tangki air, saluran air dari Sylvius dan seluruh jalur intrakranial CSF. Ini adalah metode untuk menganalisis dinamika sistem sirkulasi CSF pada pasien dengan lesi obstruktif CSF seperti hidrosefalus tekanan normal. Hal ini juga memungkinkan visualisasi dari kedua aliran darah arteri dan vena berdenyut di kapal tanpa penggunaan agen kontras.
Waktu diastolik data akuisisi (DTDA). Sistolik data waktu akuisisi (STDA).

Spektroskopi resonansi magnetik

spektroskopi resonansi magnetik (MRS) digunakan untuk mengukur kadar metabolit yang berbeda dalam jaringan tubuh. Sinyal MR menghasilkan spektrum resonansi yang sesuai dengan pengaturan molekul yang berbeda dari isotop yang "bersemangat". tanda tangan ini digunakan untuk mendiagnosa gangguan metabolisme tertentu, terutama yang mempengaruhi otak, dan untuk memberikan informasi tentang metabolisme tumor.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging spektroskopi (MRSI) menggabungkan kedua metode spektroskopi dan pencitraan untuk menghasilkan spektra spasial lokal dari dalam sampel atau pasien. Resolusi spasial jauh lebih rendah (dibatasi oleh SNR tersedia), tetapi spektrum di setiap voxel berisi informasi tentang metabolit banyak. Karena sinyal yang tersedia digunakan untuk mengkodekan informasi spasial dan spektral, MRSI membutuhkan SNR tinggi dapat dicapai hanya pada kuat medan yang lebih tinggi (3 T dan di atas). 

MRI fungsional

Fungsional MRI (fMRI) mengukur perubahan sinyal di otak yang disebabkan oleh perubahan aktivitas saraf. Otak dipindai pada resolusi rendah tetapi pada tingkat yang cepat (biasanya sekali setiap 2-3 detik). Peningkatan aktivitas saraf menyebabkan perubahan dalam sinyal MR melalui T *
2 perubahan; mekanisme ini disebut sebagai BOLD (darah-oksigen-tingkat tergantung) efek. Peningkatan aktivitas saraf menyebabkan meningkatnya permintaan oksigen, dan sistem vaskular sebenarnya overcompensates untuk ini, meningkatkan jumlah hemoglobin beroksigen relatif terhadap hemoglobin terdeoksigenasi. Karena hemoglobin terdeoksigenasi melemahkan sinyal MR, respon pembuluh darah menyebabkan peningkatan sinyal yang berkaitan dengan aktivitas saraf. Sifat yang tepat dari hubungan antara aktivitas saraf dan sinyal BOLD adalah subjek penelitian saat ini. Efek BOLD juga memungkinkan untuk generasi peta 3D resolusi tinggi dari pembuluh vena dalam jaringan saraf.

Sementara sinyal BOLD adalah metode yang paling umum digunakan untuk studi neuroscience pada subyek manusia, sifat fleksibel pencitraan MR menyediakan sarana untuk menyadarkan sinyal untuk aspek-aspek lain dari suplai darah. Alternatif menggunakan teknik spin arteri pelabelan (ASL) atau berat sinyal MRI oleh aliran darah serebral (CBF) dan volume darah otak (CBV). Metode CBV membutuhkan suntikan kelas agen kontras MRI yang kini dalam uji klinis manusia. Karena metode ini telah terbukti menjadi jauh lebih sensitif dibandingkan dengan teknik BOLD dalam studi praklinis, itu berpotensi memperluas peran fMRI dalam aplikasi klinis. Metode CBF menyediakan informasi lebih kuantitatif dari sinyal BOLD, walaupun pada kerugian yang signifikan kepekaan deteksi.

Real-time MRI


MRI Real-time mengacu pada pemantauan kontinyu ("film") dari objek bergerak secara real time. Sementara berbagai strategi telah dikembangkan selama dua dekade terakhir, perkembangan baru-baru ini melaporkan sebuah teknik MRI real-time berdasarkan FLASH radial yang menghasilkan resolusi temporal 20 sampai 30 milidetik untuk gambar dengan resolusi di-pesawat 1,5 sampai 2,0 mm . Metode baru berjanji untuk menambahkan informasi penting tentang penyakit sendi dan jantung. Dalam banyak kasus pemeriksaan MRI mungkin menjadi lebih mudah dan lebih nyaman untuk pasien.

Intervensi MRI

Kurangnya efek yang merugikan pada pasien dan operator membuat MRI cocok untuk "radiologi intervensi", di mana gambar yang dihasilkan oleh scanner MRI digunakan untuk memandu prosedur invasif minimal. Tentu saja, prosedur tersebut harus dilakukan tanpa instrumen feromagnetik.

Sebuah subset tumbuh khusus MRI intervensi adalah bahwa dari MRI intraoperative di mana MRI digunakan dalam proses bedah. Beberapa MRI sistem khusus telah dikembangkan yang memungkinkan pencitraan bersamaan dengan prosedur bedah. Lebih khas, bagaimanapun, adalah bahwa prosedur operasi untuk sementara terputus sehingga MR gambar dapat diperoleh untuk memverifikasi keberhasilan prosedur atau memandu pekerjaan bedah berikutnya.
Terapi radiasi simulasi

Karena pencitraan MRI unggul tentang jaringan lunak, sekarang sedang digunakan untuk secara khusus menemukan tumor dalam tubuh dalam persiapan untuk perawatan terapi radiasi. Untuk simulasi terapi, pasien ditempatkan di spesifik, posisi direproduksi, tubuh dan dipindai. Sistem MRI kemudian menghitung lokasi bentuk, tepat dan orientasi massa tumor, mengoreksi distorsi spasial yang melekat dalam sistem. Pasien kemudian ditandai atau tato dengan poin yang, bila dikombinasikan dengan posisi tubuh tertentu, izin triangulasi tepat untuk terapi radiasi.

Kepadatan arus pencitraan


kepadatan pencitraan Lancar (CDI) berupaya untuk menggunakan informasi fase dari gambar untuk merekonstruksi rapat arus dalam subjek. pencitraan kepadatan kini bekerja karena arus listrik menghasilkan medan magnet, yang pada gilirannya mempengaruhi fase dipol magnetik selama urutan pencitraan. [
Resonansi magnetik terfokus dipandu USG

Dalam terapi MRgFUS, USG balok difokuskan pada jaringan-dipandu dan dikendalikan dengan menggunakan MR thermal imaging-dan akibat deposisi energi yang signifikan di fokus, suhu di dalam jaringan naik lebih dari 65 ° C (150 ° F), benar-benar menghancurkan itu. Teknologi ini dapat mencapai ablasi tepat dari jaringan yang sakit. pencitraan MR memberikan tampilan tiga dimensi dari jaringan target, memungkinkan untuk tepat memfokuskan energi ultrasound. Pencitraan MR menyediakan kuantitatif, real-time, gambar termal dari daerah yang dirawat. Hal ini memungkinkan dokter untuk memastikan bahwa suhu yang dihasilkan selama setiap siklus energi USG cukup untuk menyebabkan ablasi termal dalam jaringan yang diinginkan dan jika tidak, untuk menyesuaikan parameter untuk memastikan pengobatan yang efektif. Hal ini memungkinkan dokter untuk memastikan bahwa suhu yang dihasilkan selama setiap siklus energi ultrasoound cukup untuk menyebabkan ablasi termal dalam jaringan yang diinginkan dan jika tidak, untuk menyesuaikan parameter untuk memastikan pengobatan yang efektif.

Multinuclear imaging


Hidrogen adalah inti paling sering dicitrakan di MRI karena terdapat pada jaringan biologis dalam kelimpahan yang besar. Namun, setiap inti dengan spin nuklir bersih berpotensi bisa dicitrakan dengan MRI. inti tersebut termasuk helium-3, carbon-13, fluorin-19, oksigen-17, sodium-23, fosfor-31 dan xenon-129. 23Na, 31p dan 17O secara alami melimpah dalam tubuh, sehingga dapat dicitrakan secara langsung. Gas isotop seperti 3He atau 129Xe harus hyperpolarized dan kemudian menghirup kepadatan nuklir mereka terlalu rendah untuk menghasilkan sinyal yang berguna dalam kondisi normal. 17O, 13C dan 19F dapat diberikan dalam jumlah yang cukup dalam bentuk cair (misalnya 17O-air, solusi 13C-glukosa atau perfluorokarbon) yang hyperpolarization bukan suatu keharusan.

Multinuclear pencitraan pada dasarnya merupakan teknik penelitian saat ini. Namun, aplikasi potensial mencakup pencitraan fungsional dan pencitraan organ buruk dilihat pada 1H MRI (misalnya paru-paru dan tulang) atau sebagai agen kontras alternatif. Dihirup hyperpolarized 3He dapat digunakan untuk gambar distribusi ruang udara di dalam paru-paru. solusi injeksi yang mengandung 13C atau gelembung stabil dari 129Xe hyperpolarized telah dipelajari sebagai agen kontras untuk angiografi dan pencitraan perfusi. 31p berpotensi dapat memberikan informasi tentang kepadatan tulang dan struktur, serta pencitraan fungsional dari otak.
 
Kerentanan tertimbang imaging


Kerentanan pencitraan tertimbang , adalah jenis baru kontras di MRI berbeda dari kerapatan spin,, T1 atau T2 pencitraan. Metode ini memanfaatkan perbedaan kerentanan antara jaringan dan menggunakan kecepatan dapat dikompensasi, tiga dimensi, RF manja, resolusi tinggi, 3D gradien echo scan. Akuisisi ini data khusus dan pengolahan gambar menghasilkan gambar besarnya kontras ditingkatkan sangat sensitif terhadap vena, perdarahan darah dan penyimpanan besi. Hal ini digunakan untuk meningkatkan deteksi dan diagnosis tumor, pembuluh darah dan penyakit neurovaskular (stroke dan perdarahan, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's), dan juga mendeteksi cedera otak traumatis yang tidak dapat didiagnosis dengan menggunakan metode lain.
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Program Description

The CRC Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program includes didactic, laboratory, and practicum components that are structured to facilitate the achievement of educational and career goals. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) describes sonographers as “highly-skilled professionals who use specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis.” Sonographers have direct and extensive patient contact that may include performing some invasive procedures. They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill.

Organizations such as the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certify the competency of sonographers through registration.

​Sonography is a dynamic profession that has grown significantly over the past 20 years with new technologies and increased use of diagnostic ultrasound procedures, growth is projected to continue in the future with employment opportunities for qualified sonographers in both urban and rural areas nationwide.

Sonographers can choose to work in clinics, hospitals, public-health facilities, laboratories, and other medical settings performing examinations in their areas of specialization. Approximately two-thirds of all sonographers are currently employed by major medical centers and hospitals with the remaining third employed diagnostic medical imaging outpatient centers. As sonographers gain clinical years of experience they can choose to advance their careers and explore sonography education, research and development as well as industry specialties in applications and equipment sales.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growth of 24% increase in job outlook (2014-2024) for sonographers.

As ultrasound technology evolves, it will become a more common method used to assist in diagnosing medical conditions, favored over more invasive procedures. 

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          Growing Prevalence of Different Types of Cancer to Push Players for Innovations in Global Interventional Radiology Market         
The global market for interventional radiology is growing at a significant pace and is likely to witness participation of several players in the next few years. At present, this market is extremely consolidated in nature with a few players holding a massive share of the market. In order to attain a dominating position in the market, these players are focusing on the expansion of their product portfolio and research and development activities. According to the research study by Transparency Market Research (TMR), in 2015, the global market for interventional radiology was worth US$13.8 bn. This market is projected to reach a value of US$22.9 bn by the end of 2024, registering a healthy 5.80% CAGR between 2016 and 2024. In this blog, several vital questions related to the growth prospects of the global interventional radiology market have been addressed to offer a strong understanding to the readers. Some of the questions are mentioned below: What forces will affect the market dynamics of the global interventional radiology market? The rising demand for minimally invasive procedures and tremendously rising prevalence of cancer are the key factors expected to augment the growth of the global interventional radiology market in the coming years. In addition, the rising incidence of chronic disorders worldwide, rising geriatric population, and technological advancements in the field of radiology are some of the crucial factors fuelling the growth of the overall market. Furthermore, the emergence of technically advanced and hybrid products and cloud-based medical imaging are projected to generate promising opportunities for the leading players operating in the global interventional radiology market. What is the top application segment in the market and why? From the application viewpoint, the embolization segment is projected to lead the global interventional radiology market in the next few years. According to the TMR research study, this segment is projected to account for a share of 24.2% of the overall market by the end of 2024 and register a progressive growth rate in the near future. This high growth of this segment can be attributed to the increasing prevalence of traumatic injuries and the rising demand for embolization surgeries worldwide. As per the National Trauma Institute, currently, traumatic injuries account for around 41 mn emergency department visits and approximately 2.3 mn admissions in hospitals. This rising number of expected to accelerate the growth of the embolization segment in the coming years. Which geographical segment will experience the most exponential growth in the market for interventional radiology? As per TMR study, in the last few years, North America led the global interventional radiology market with a massive share, owing to the technologically advanced equipment and infrastructure. In the coming years, this region will continue with a leading position in the overall market in comparison with the other regions, it is likely to lose significant share. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is expected to witness robust growth rate, thanks to the improving healthcare facilities, increasing prevalence of cancers, and increasing disposable income among consumers. With these driving factors, Asia Pacific is projected to register a 7.10% CAGR between 2016 and 2024. 

Original Post Growing Prevalence of Different Types of Cancer to Push Players for Innovations in Global Interventional Radiology Market source Twease
          Demand from Healthcare Sector Drives 3D Imaging Market        
3D imaging makes use of still camera lenses or two motion cameras, slightly away from each other, to photograph a three-dimensional object. This process effectively duplicates the stereoscopic vision of the human eyes. At present the 3D imaging technology has found significant application across the health care industry for medical check-ups, body scanning, and holography. They are also used in biometrics for 3D face recognition and in numerous pattern recognition geometric systems for industrial automation.  Rise in Demand for Medical Imaging Drives 3D Imaging Market A rise in the prevalence of health related issues, diseases, and conditions have led to an increase in the demand for medical imaging. Advancements in technology have led to the adoption of 3D imaging systems to provide better diagnosis of patient conditions. The 3D imaging technology is also highly in demand from the entertainment and industrial sector. Developing Nations to Provide Opportunities of Growth in 3D Imaging Market The developing nations in Asia Pacific and the Rest of the World such as China, and India are expected to be lucrative markets for 3D imaging technology. The adoption of imagine better and innovative technologies are expected to create new opportunities in the market. The massive population in China and India have huge consumer base for electronics and automotive. This is expected to be beneficial for the growth of the 3D imaging market in these regions. New Product Development to be Key Strategy for Players in 3D Imaging Market With technological advancements taking place every day, it is essential for companies to re-align their strategies and develop products that incorporate latest technology. As such, product innovation and development will help players in the market to gain a competitive edge above the rest. Leading players are also engaging in strategic collaborations and mergers to develop innovative products and also expand their businesses.

Original Post Demand from Healthcare Sector Drives 3D Imaging Market source Twease
          Innovation and Inspiration behind Growth of Global Medical Sensors Market         
The growing shift towards at-home professional health care is a trend that is rapidly picking up pace in the global health care and medical industry today. Thanks to the rise in the cost of medical treatments in medical care clinics and hospitals, people have been rapidly adopting home health care services. This, in turn, is anticipated to result into the growing demand for different health care devices in the coming years.  Lack of Favorable Reimbursement Policies Hampering Growth of Medical Sensors Market  Medical sensors form a significant category in the medical and health care devices sector and are projected to witness strong demand across the globe. However, the lengthy duration of approval procedures, the implementation of strict government regulations, and the dearth of favorable reimbursement policies are some of the major factors challenging the growth of the medical sensors market in the near future.  Introduction of New Devices Propelling Global Medical Sensors Market  The growth of the global medical sensors market is anticipated to be greatly propelled by the introduction of new medical sensors in the market. Not so long ago, Redlen Technologies Inc. and Hitachi Medical Corp. announced their plan to jointly design, develop, and introduce a medical device for the latest computed tomography systems that count photons. This device is a direct conversion semiconductor x-ray detector and is anticipated to be the diagnostic medical imaging modality for the next generation. This new device, which will be jointly developed by the two companies, comes with advanced features such as material discrimination, higher image resolution, and functional imaging. Asia Pacific to Emerge as Leading Regional Segment  The prominent regional markets for medical sensors are Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Rest of the World. Thanks to the incredible untapped potential in China and India, Asia Pacific is projected to emerge as the most rapidly expanding medical sensors market in the near future. 

Original Post Innovation and Inspiration behind Growth of Global Medical Sensors Market source Twease
          Increasing Use of 3D Imaging Across Various Applications to Boost Global 3D Imaging Market        
3D imaging technology provides an accurate visual effect, which helps professionals to generate an insight of depth, resulting in an improved 360 degree viewing experience of the images. The introduction of advanced technology in 3D imaging sensors and 3D displays coupled with increasing use of 3D imaging across various applications are expected to propel the global 3D imaging market in the coming few years.  Over the past few years, the adoption of 3D imaging services has increased across the globe. Various industry verticals such as media and entertainment, advertising, healthcare, architecture and engineering, and construction have started incorporating 3D imaging technology into their development and production process.  A surge in the demand for 3D imaging applications across various industries is expected to contribute towards the growth of the global 3D imaging market.  Recent examples of how companies/groups/nations benefited from the adoption of 3D imaging  Recently, 3D imaging and printing technologies assisted a Washington surgeon to build new knee implants for the patient who was undergoing a knee surgery. A new 3D imaging technology, ConforMIS 3D imaging and 3D printing, was tested by a surgeon at a Las Vegas Symposium. 3D imaging expanded the dimensions of vision systems by lowering the cost of the 3D component. OEM vendors recently offered new opportunities for the developers of vision systems.  Mower County offices dealing with land issues recently added 3D imaging services to their resources. With this, Mower County aims to provide 3D photos that can showcase a top-down perspective for the county workers to utilize for a wide variety of functions.  The increasing demand for medical imaging, the growing use of 3D imaging in industrial automation and machine vision applications, and the growing demand for 3D imaging technology in the media and entertainment industry are predicted to boost the growth of the global 3D imaging market in the next few years.  Cost and design constraints of 3D imaging technology are expected to restrict the growth of the global 3D imaging market. However, going forward, end-use products such as smartphones, 3D cameras, and sonography are expected to generate more revenue for the global 3D imaging market in the next few years.  

Original Post Increasing Use of 3D Imaging Across Various Applications to Boost Global 3D Imaging Market source Twease
          US FDA to Convene Workshop to Discuss Medical Device Cybersecurity        
The United States Food and Drug Administration will be holding a two day workshop next month to talk about how the agency can tackle the cyber security of medical devices – a threat that is now becoming more imminent than ever.  The public workshop comes five months after the FDA issued a safety communication regarding the cyber security of medical devices. This notice brought to the fore concerns regarding the vulnerabilities of a computerized infusion pump system Symbiq by Hospira. Coordinating cyber security initiatives for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the US FDA, Suzanne Schwartz told Bloomberg in November that the notice had set a precedent. Along with that first warning notice, the FDA released a final guidance last October asking manufacturers of medical devices to consider the risks of cyber security while designing and developing a medical device. The FDA called on the manufacturers to submit to the agency the documentation regarding the risks devices could face and how to control them in order to mitigate the impact.  The US FDA – together with the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Health Information Sharing Analysis Center, and the Department of Homeland Security – will be convening the workshop called “Moving Forward: Collaborative Approaches to Medical Device Cybersecurity”, aimed at bringing stakeholders together to discuss the challenges of device cyber security.  The FDA has previously even gone to the extent of asking hackers to submit their security bugs to the agency. It said that the workshop will more specifically talk about past collaborative measures, the unresolved challenges and gaps that have in the past hampered progress, and current frameworks that are being used to track a company’s progress in securing medical devices from cyber attacks or threats.  The announcement of the upcoming workshop comes after the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance released a white paper focusing on communications security and device security.

Original Post US FDA to Convene Workshop to Discuss Medical Device Cybersecurity source Twease
          Alibaba Group Holding’s Private Fund Agreed to Invest 200 million Yuan In Chinese Medical Device Company        
The Alibaba Group Holding is the most celebrated name in the ecommerce industry of China. The founder of Alibaba Group Jack Ma aims to build an invincible online empire that would help consumers access and fulfil every requirement by a simple tap of finger or click of a mouse. After venturing in different industries across the country, the Alibaba group is now gearing up to extend its bet on the healthcare sector of China.  Yunfeng Capital, is a private company which ones again is co-founded by Ma is preparing along with other investors to pump a whopping investment worth 880 million yuan or US$142 million in the Wandong Medical Equipment Resources in China. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of medical imaging devices in China based in Beijing. Yunfeng Capital, according to reports, has agreed to invest 200 million yuan or US$32 million to subscribe over 5.7 million shares of the company. The information was revealed in the June 5th Company filing.  Wandong and Alijk are Hong Kong based healthcare units listed under Alibaba. These units are likely to provide Internet based digital medical imaging services, as it was revealed in the filing. Wandong is believed to have agreed to offer evaluation of CT scans and MRIs of patient’s to Yidegu, which again an online healthcare platform of Alibaba. The information pertaining to this as well was revealed in filing.  The deal has forayed only after billionaire Wu Guangming’s (who is also a controlling shareholder of Wandong) company named Jiangsu Yuyue Medical Equipment & Supply finalized a 3-years agreement with Alijk to explore opportunities offered by the medical resource management sector in China.

Original Post Alibaba Group Holding’s Private Fund Agreed to Invest 200 million Yuan In Chinese Medical Device Company source Twease
          New 3D Medical Imaging System from Carestream to Enter Clinical Trials        
SUNY and Carestream Health Inc. at Buffalo’s Sports Medicine and UBMD Orthopedics have begun clinical trials this week for the their new 3D medical imaging system, according to the Carestream officials. This announcement came after six months the company Carestream and the UB orthopedics group announced their plans to jointly try and test this device. In this project, scientists from Johns Hopkins Uni. in Baltimore and engineers from Carestream are involved. They have already spent months to innovate prototypes of this 3D scanner. However, this system has not yet been approved for commercial use and the upcoming Carestream’s imaging equipment will not be the first medical imaging devices using 3D on the market. The company Carestream also sells their cone beam X-ray scanners in the market which provides three dimensional pictures for dental purposes. This dental device has been used for long by hospitals and clinics. The upcoming Carestream device will be more portables and compact as compared to the US$1 million or more CT scanners. Also, unlike the CT machines, they do not only require a special stepped up power source but also a plug into a typical 110 volt wall socket. Another benefit offered by this device is that it can take pictures of upright patients that are putting weight on an injured joint. The CT machines currently are capable of taking pictures of patients that are lying in a horizontal position. This upcoming Carestream scanner is anticipated to sell for a medium or low figure and once ready for the market will tap on an underserved for medium and small sized orthopedics practices which are thirsty for its capabilities, according to the Carestream firm’s director.

Original Post New 3D Medical Imaging System from Carestream to Enter Clinical Trials source Twease
          GdPicture.NET 10.1 Imaging SDK New Medium Release and New DICOM Plugin        

ORPALIS has launched the version 10.1 of its bestselling product GdPicture.NET Imaging SDK. This release includes new features of the barcoding and PDF domains, and a new plugin to read and handle DICOM files is available for the Medical Imaging Market.

(PRWeb November 19, 2013)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11342831.htm


          Web Application and Java Software Developer on neuroinformatics projects associated with human brain imaging        
The Center for Brain Science at Harvard University and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital seek a highly motivated individual to work on neuroinformatics projects associated with human brain imaging. Reporting to the Head of Neuroinformatics and working in the Neuroinformatics Research Group, the successful applicant will be responsible for [...]
          CPT Code for CT Abdomen and Pelvis        
Correctly documenting scanning and imaging procedures used to diagnose a range of ailments and conditions is an essential effort when creating medical records. The CPT code for CT abdomen and pelvis scans can provide a more accurate way to document care and treatment. Learning about the coding systems used by the healthcare industry may be an important undertaking. Medical imaging often makes use of a wide range of equipment and procedures. Inaccurately documenting any steps made during the care and treatment of a patient can create serious problems. Coding offers a way for medical professionals to ensure documents can be created accurately and be understood more easily. Medical professionals who lack access to the right information are far more likely
          WARF, UW-Madison again rank in top 10 universities for U.S. patents        
Pharmaceuticals and drug discovery, medical imaging, materials and chemicals, information technology and clean technology were the leading categories of WARF-UW-Madison patents.
          Plumbing the possibilities of ‘seeing around corners’        
Although in its infancy, the technology has generated excitement about potential applications in medical imaging, disaster relief, navigation, robotic surgery and national security.
          eMagin CEO Andrew Sculley, OLED microdisplays for next gen Consumer VR HMDs        
eMagin Corporation is the first and leading manufacturer of the world's brightest active matrix OLED-on-silicon microdisplays. eMagin serves a variety of industries and has developed OLED microdisplay technology that enables next generation Consumer VR HMDs, First Responder applications including search and rescue and firefighting, Commercial products including medical imaging devices and Military products supporting ground […]
          Teleradiology and Telemedicine        
Medicexchange offers a global portal covering the latest radiology articles,medical imaging news,radiology educational resources and medical imaging software products.
          A new approach to ultrahigh resolution endoscopic medical imaging        
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          ACVT Medical Imaging tech achieves 98% in FDA trials        
From the LBT annual report: A ten-week pivotal clinical trial at TriCore Reference Laboratories in New Mexico during July and August 2015 tested APAS against a panel of microbiologists. Culture plates from 5,500 patients were processed by APAS and simultaneously assessed by a panel of independent qualified microbiologists. The results showed that APAS achieved over […]
          Medical Imaging Services Manager - Yukon Hospital Corporation - Whitehorse, YT        
The Medical Imaging Services Manager takes a lead role in creating a culture of collaboration and teamwork.... $86,803 - $108,504 a year
From Yukon Hospital Corporation - Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:40:15 GMT - View all Whitehorse, YT jobs
          TRIUMF Scientist Muses on Medical Isotopes in Nature Magazine Essay        
12 February 2009

Physicians and patients around the world are increasingly anxious about the shortage of nuclear isotopes used for medical imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, brain disease and cardiac problems. The Union of Concerned Scientists issued a call to improve supplies earlier this month.

Physicians and patients around the world are increasingly anxious about the shortage of nuclear isotopes used for medical imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, brain disease and cardiac problems. The Union of Concerned Scientists issued a call to improve supplies earlier this month...

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          Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer in Medical Radiation Science        
NSW-Wagga Wagga, Full Time, Continuing $64,482 to $109,391 p.a. (Plus 17% Super) Wagga Wagga The School of Dentistry and Health Sciences is a multi-campus, academic unit. The School offers a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses both onshore and offshore in a range of health disciplines including: Dentistry, Oral Health Therapy, Medical Radiation Science (medical imaging,
          NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, Named AIMBE Fellow        

Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging.

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          XtreMed Set to Dominate Medical Imaging Industry with Independent Bank’s Big Boost        

XtreMed, a turnkey medical imaging provider, today announced a new financial relationship with Texas-based Independent Bank to expand its share in the freestanding emergency room market.

(PRWeb April 20, 2016)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13346689.htm


          Harvard Neurologist Warns:WiFi Radiation Damages Brains of Children        


TO: Los Angeles Unified School District

FROM: Martha R Herbert, PhD, MD

RE: Wireless vs. Wired in Classrooms

DATE: February 8, 2013



I am a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. I am Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competency in Child Neurology, and Subspecialty Certification in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.



I have an extensive history of research and clinical practice in neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorders. I have published papers in brain imaging research, in physiological abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders, and in environmental influences on neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and on brain development and function.



I recently accepted an invitation to review literature pertinent to a potential link between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF) and Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR). I set out to write a paper of modest length, but found much more literature than I had anticipated to review. I ended up producing a 60 page single spaced paper with over 550 citations. It is available at

http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sec20_2012_Findings_in_Autism.pdf.



In fact, there are thousands of papers that have accumulated over decades – and are now accumulating at an accelerating pace, as our ability to measure impacts become more sensitive – that document adverse health and neurological impacts of EMF/RFR. Children are more vulnerable than adults, and children with chronic illnesses and/or neurodevelopmental disabilities are even more vulnerable. Elderly or chronically ill adults are more vulnerable than healthy adults.



Current technologies were designed and promulgated without taking account of biological impacts other than thermal impacts. We now know that there are a large array of impacts that have nothing to do with the heating of tissue. The claim from wifi proponents that the only concern is thermal impacts is now definitively outdated scientifically.



EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having problems in the first place.



Powerful industrial entities have a vested interest in leading the public to believe that EMF/RFR, which we cannot see, taste or touch, is harmless, but this is not true. Please do the right and precautionary thing for our children.



I urge you to step back from your intention to go wifi in the LAUSD, and instead opt for wired technologies, particularly for those subpopulations that are most sensitive. It will be easier for you to make a healthier decision now than to undo a misguided decision later.





Thank you.



Martha Herbert, PhD, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

USA

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           Counting of RBCs and WBCs in noisy normal blood smear microscopic images         
Habibzadeh, M and Krzyżak, A and Fevens, T and Sadr, A (2011) Counting of RBCs and WBCs in noisy normal blood smear microscopic images. In: Conference Title: Medical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis., 15 February 2011, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA .
          Frost & Sullivan praises San Antonio’s SENO        
San Antonio’s SENO Medical Instruments Inc., a developer of medical imaging technology, has landed  Frost & Sullivan’s 2009 North American Medical Imaging Emerging Company of the Year award. The annual prize recognizes SENO for its pre-clinical opto-acoustic imaging technology. Market researcher Frost & Sullivan praised the company’s products, saying they “will help shape the future
          Biodex to Exhibit at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 Annual Meeting        

Biodex will be showcasing its line of Medical Imaging Tables and Clear-Lead™ Shielding at the upcoming RSNA Annual Meeting.

(PRWeb November 10, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb13012718.htm


          Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. Exhibiting at Arab Health 2015        

Biodex is pleased to announce it will be participating in the 2015 Arab Health Exhibition and Congress. Serving the medical profession for more than 60 years, Biodex manufactures and distributes devices for physical medicine, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, and medical imaging applications.

(PRWeb January 06, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12384011.htm


          Biodex to exhibit at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 Annual Meeting        

Biodex will be showcasing it’s latest line of Medical Imaging Tables and Clear-Lead™ Shielding at the upcoming RSNA Annual Meeting.

(PRWeb November 13, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12318623.htm


          Helix Recruitment Ltd: Global Product Manager - Radiotherapy Imaging        
£50,000 per annum: Helix Recruitment Ltd: As Global Product Manager for this worldwide leader, you'll work on current and next generation, high-value and complex image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) medical imaging solutions. As Global Product Manager you will contribute to the full product lif Crawley, West Sussex, RH10
          Nueva App para la integración de Imagen No radiológica        
C2C presenta MIA™, aplicación móvil para la integración de imagen no radiológica MIA™ (Medical Imaging App) es el nuevo producto que C2C pone a disposición de los clínicos.  La app,  disponible para smartphones y tablets (iOS y Android), permite el acceso a agendas y la identificación del paciente, además de […]
          Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials        
Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Nanocrystals have diverse applications spanning biomedical imaging, light-emitting devices, and consumer electronics. Their unique optical properties result from the type of crystal from which they are composed. However, a major bottleneck in the development of nanocrystals, to date, is the need for X-ray techniques to determine the crystal type. Researchers at the University of Illinois a
          Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the Association for Medical Imaging Management’s Annual Meeting and Exposition        

Aureus Medical Group's Imaging Division will exhibit at the AHRA Exposition to be held in Las Vegas, NV.

(PRWeb July 16, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/AureusMedicalImaging/AHRA_Exposition2015/prweb12850315.htm


          Bioclinica Medical Imaging & Biomarkers Announces Pivotal Hires        

Kraus, Zaim, Levy assume key roles in steering the global trials leader

(PRWeb January 18, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13992371.htm


          50 Years        
Canberra Imaging Group are conveniently located across the ACT and southern NSW. Our Radiologists have subspecialty interest in a variety of medical imaging and interventional procedures including: Musculoskeletal imaging Oncology imaging Breast imaging, including MRI Interventional procedures Pelvic & Abdominal … Continued
          Game-changing Research Sparks Startup        
UNL chemist Stephen DiMagno was confident his research could revolutionize medical imaging with positron emission tomography, or PET scans. But was it commercially viable? With help from two National Science Foundation programs designed to guide promising NSF-supported scientific discoveries into … Continue reading
          How new chemistry is making medical imaging better        

Researchers recently stumbled upon a chemical mechanism that could be used to make radioactive tracers, according to new research from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The discovery resulted in an alternative way to create chemical compounds that are beneficial to noninvasive, high-resolution, 3D medical imaging technology like positron emission tomography (PET) scans.

The post How new chemistry is making medical imaging better appeared first on Medical Design and Outsourcing.


          M2S® Partners in New Manufacturing USA Institute        
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE West Lebanon, NH – M2S, Inc., a leader and innovator in 3D medical imaging technology, is part of a new public-private Manufacturing USA initiative, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).  Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, ARMI is the 12th Manufacturing USA institute.  It brings together a consortium of nearly 100 partner organizations from industry, government, academia and […]
          PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING PHYSICS (Biomedical imaging) - IVADO | Polytechnique Montréal        
CAN - QC - Montréal, Major responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the basic duties of this position with a dynamic and creative approach. In particular, he or she will: demonstrate a comm
          UltraRAD Chooses OnPage Priority Messaging for Reliable HIPAA Compliant Communication        

UltraRAD, a leading medical imaging company, selects Onset Technology's OnPage Priority Messaging for after-hours emergency customer support.

(PRWeb January 27, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11520791.htm


          UltraRAD Chooses OnPage Priority Messaging for Reliable HIPAA Compliant Communication        

UltraRAD, a leading medical imaging company, selects Onset Technology's OnPage Priority Messaging for after-hours emergency customer support.

(PRWeb January 21, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11505702.htm


          medical imaging back in the 17,000 feet level        
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          Controlling multi-modal nanolasing with plasmonic superlattices        
Multi-modal lasers can emit at different wavelengths simultaneously and are important for applications ranging from multiplexed signal processing to multi-color biomedical imaging. To achieve multi-wavelength capabilities, however, the single-color lasers need to be operated as an array of lasers, which dramatically increases the unit cost and precludes their integration with compact photonic devices. Researchers now have demonstrated that multi-modal lasing with control over the different colors can be achieved in a single device.


          Benefits of CT Scans in Children Must Be Balanced Against Risks        

A recent study published by JAMA Pediatrics examined the rates and radiation dosages of CT scans used in children. The medical imaging experts at Dayton Children’s want to calm parents’ fears and help them understand the benefits versus risks of CT scans for children.

(PRWeb June 13, 2013)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10830595.htm


          2017-2018 年度澳洲技术移民sol职业类别及配额完成情况记录 Occupation ceilings for the 2017-18 programme year        

@sam写道:

澳洲技术移民2017-2018年度 189 职业配额发布。

职业代码 职业名称 - 飞出国 职业英文 - flyabroad 17-18年度配额
1331 建筑业经理 Construction Managers 5400
1332 工程经理 Engineering Managers 1155
1341 幼儿中心经理 Child Care Centre Managers 1000
1342 卫生和福利服务经理 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1374
2211 会计师 Accountants* 4785
2212 审计,公司秘书及企业司库 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1327
2241 精算师,数学家和统计学家 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1000
2245 土地经济学家和估价师 Land Economists and Valuers 1000
2312 验船师 Marine Transport Professionals 1000
2321 建筑师和景观设计师 Architects and Landscape Architects 1474
2322 制图师和测量师 Cartographers and Surveyors 1000
2331 化学工程与材料工程师 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000
2332 土木工程专业 Civil Engineering Professionals 3296
2333 电气工程师 Electrical Engineers 1042
2334 电子工程师 Electronics Engineers* 1000
2335 工业,机械和生产工程师 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 2178
2339 其他工程界 Other Engineering Professionals* 1000
2341 农林科学家 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000
2346 医学实验室科学家 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1487
2347 兽医 Veterinarians 1000
2349 其他自然和物理科学专业人员 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000
2411 幼儿教育(学前教育)教师 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2639
2414 中学教师 Secondary School Teachers 7910
2415 特殊教育教师 Special Education Teachers 1000
2512 医学影像专业人员 Medical Imaging Professionals 1113
2514 验光师和视觉矫正师 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1000
2519 义肢矫形师 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1000
2521 脊医及整骨 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1000
2524 职业治疗师 Occupational Therapists 1109
2525 物理治疗师 Physiotherapists 1464
2526 足病医生 Podiatrists 1000
2527 演讲专家和听力学家 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000
2531 全科执业 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3495
2533 内科专家 Internal Medicine Specialists 1000
2534 精神科医生 Psychiatrists 1000
2535 外科医生 Surgeons 1000
2539 其他医生 Other Medical Practitioners 1000
2541 助产士 Midwives 1090
2544 注册护士 Registered Nurses 16741
2611 ICT业务和系统分析师 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 1574
2613 软件和应用程序的程序员 Software and Applications Programmers* 6202
2631 计算机网络专业人士 Computer Network Professionals* 1318
2633 通信工程专业 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000
2711 大律师 Barristers 1000
2713 律师 Solicitors 4161
2723 心理学家 Psychologists 1750
2725 社会工作者 Social Workers 1562
3122 土木工程起草者和技术 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000
3123 电气工程及其起草者技术员 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000
3132 电信技术专家 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000
3211 汽车电工 Automotive Electricians 1000
3212 电机机械 Motor Mechanics 5980
3222 钣金业职工 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1000
3223 结构钢和焊接业职工 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4426
3232 金属钳工和机械师 Metal Fitters and Machinists 5330
3233 精密金属行业工人 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1000
3241 车身修理工 Panelbeaters 1344
3311 砌砖工和石匠 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1271
3312 木匠细木工 Carpenters and Joiners 6968
3322 涂装业职工 Painting Trades Workers 2780
3331 玻璃工 Glaziers 1000
3332 泥水工 Plasterers 2103
3334 墙壁和地板瓦工 Wall and Floor Tilers 1407
3341 管道工 Plumbers 5507
3411 电工 Electricians 9354
3421 空调和制冷机械 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1427
3422 电气成交量分布工作者 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1000
3423 电子业职工 Electronics Trades Workers 1878
3513 厨师 Chefs 2675
3941 细工木匠 Cabinetmakers 1905
3991 船建设者和造船工人 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1000

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飞出国:与 2016-2017 年度相比,澳洲中长期职业类表(189职业)配额增加的职业类别:

代码 职业中文-飞出国 职业英文-flyabroad 17-18 配额 16-17 配额 增加量
2211 会计师 Accountants* 4785 2500 2285
2332 土木工程专业人员 Civil Engineering Professionals 3296 2174 1122
2411 幼儿教育(学前教育)教师 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2639 1822 817
2335 工业,机械和生产工程师 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 2178 1539 639
2613 软件和应用程序的程序员 Software and Applications Programmers* 6202 5662 540
2544 注册护士 Registered Nurses 16741 16346 395
3212 电机机械 Motor Mechanics 5980 5597 383
3241 车身修理工 Panelbeaters 1344 1000 344
3341 管道工 Plumbers 5507 5169 338
3941 细工木匠 Cabinetmakers 1905 1568 337
2723 心理学家 Psychologists 1750 1532 218
1342 卫生和福利服务经理 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1374 1177 197
2525 物理治疗师 Physiotherapists 1464 1345 119
2512 医学影像专业人员 Medical Imaging Professionals 1113 1000 113
1331 建筑业经理 Construction Managers 5400 5289 111
2524 职业治疗师 Occupational Therapists 1109 1000 109
2611 ICT业务和系统分析师 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 1574 1482 92
2321 建筑师及景观设计 Architects and Landscape Architects 1474 1391 83
2541 助产士 Midwives 1090 1017 73
3411 电工 Electricians 9354 9345 9

飞出国:与 2016-2017 年度相比,澳洲中长期职业类表(189职业)配额减少的职业类别:

代码 职业中文-飞出国 职业英文-flyabroad 17-18 配额 16-17 配额 减少量
2245 土地经济学家和估价师 Land Economists and Valuers 1000 1035 -35
3223 结构钢和焊接业职工 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4426 4466 -40
3332 泥水工 Plasterers 2103 2149 -46
3334 墙壁和地板瓦工 Wall and Floor Tilers 1407 1475 -68
2212 审计,公司秘书及企业司库 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1327 1413 -86
3322 涂装业职工 Painting Trades Workers 2780 2871 -91
2631 计算机网络专业人士 Computer Network Professionals* 1318 1426 -108
2346 医学实验室科学家 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1487 1602 -115
3423 电子业职工 Electronics Trades Workers 1878 1993 -115
2414 中学教师 Secondary School Teachers 7910 8032 -122
2415 特殊教育教师 Special Education Teachers 1000 1126 -126
3513 厨师 Chefs 2675 2854 -179
2333 电气工程师 Electrical Engineers 1042 1254 -212
2725 社会工作者 Social Workers 1562 1783 -221
1332 工程经理 Engineering Managers 1155 1407 -252
3421 空调和制冷机械 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1427 1701 -274
2539 其他医生 Other Medical Practitioners 1000 1315 -315
3311 砌砖工和石匠 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1271 1751 -480
3312 木匠细木工 Carpenters and Joiners 6968 7718 -750
2713 律师 Solicitors 4161 5154 -993
3232 金属钳工和机械师 Metal Fitters and Machinists 5330 6677 -1347

飞出国:与 2016-2017 年度相比,澳洲中长期职业类表(189职业)配额没有变化的职业:

代码 职业中文-飞出国 职业英文-flyabroad 17-18 配额 16-17 配额 配额未变
1341 幼儿中心经理 Child Care Centre Managers 1000 1000 0
2241 精算师,数学家和统计学家 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1000 1000 0
2312 验船师 Marine Transport Professionals 1000 1000 0
2322 制图师和测量师 Cartographers and Surveyors 1000 1000 0
2331 化学工程与材料工程师 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000 1000 0
2334 电子工程师 Electronics Engineers* 1000 1000 0
2339 其他工程专业人员 Other Engineering Professionals* 1000 1000 0
2341 农林科学家 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000 1000 0
2347 兽医 Veterinarians 1000 1000 0
2349 其他自然和物理科学专业人员 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000 1000 0
2514 验光师和视觉矫正师 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1000 1000 0
2519 义肢矫形师 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1000 1000 0
2521 脊医及整骨 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1000 1000 0
2526 足病医生 Podiatrists 1000 1000 0
2527 演讲专家和听力学家 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000 1000 0
2531 全科执业 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3495 3495 0
2533 内科专家 Internal Medicine Specialists 1000 1000 0
2534 精神科医生 Psychiatrists 1000 1000 0
2535 外科医生 Surgeons 1000 1000 0
2633 通信工程专员 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000 1000 0
2711 大律师 Barristers 1000 1000 0
3122 土木工程绘图员和技术 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 1000 0
3123 电气工程及其起草者技术员 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 1000 0
3132 电信技术专家 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000 1000 0
3211 汽车电工 Automotive Electricians 1000 1000 0
3222 钣金业职工 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1000 1000 0
3233 精密金属行业工人 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1000 1000 0
3331 玻璃工 Glaziers 1000 1000 0
3422 电气成交量分布工作者 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1000 1000 0
3991 船建设者和造船工人 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1000 1000 0

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When most people think of imaging, they think of an X-ray, CT scan or MRI.  

In fact, imaging has evolved beyond those three modalities into one of the most sophisticated fields of medical technology.  

Imaging is essential to many surgical procedures and is actually done simultaneously with the procedure.

In addition, medical imaging now includes technology that can produce 3-D images.    

Tune in to SMG Radio to hear Summit Medical Group imaging expert Kathryn Vendemia describe the full range of imaging services at SMG.
          High praise, down-under, for Monash University’s winning entry at annual eLearning Excellence Awards.        

Australia, December 2015.

Monash University’s Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences received high praise from the judging panel for its winning entry in the higher education category at the annual eLearning Excellence Awards, hosted by the eLearning Industry Association. The awards, which recognise and applaud the industry’s achievements in innovation and excellence, have become a prestigious annual recognition of innovation and achievement in the eLearning industry. 

About the entry

“Moving radiography clinical studies into the digital age.”

 The Monash Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) is a 4-year integrated academic and clinical course. In each of the first three years learners undertake two clinical placements, with a six-month placement in the fourth year. Historically, students would receive large paper workbooks containing all placement material; however, this approach proved to be expensive and inflexible, and the team started to consider whether an online approach would be better. After searching the market for robust and flexible tools to manage online submission and assessment, including access for external supervisors, PebblePad was selected as the system of choice and first introduced in 2014.

Students use PebblePad to create dynamic image collections, and maintain personal portfolios to document and showcase their capabilities. The approach has improved collaboration between students, educators and clinical partners, and has allowed tension between theoretical and practical learning to be bridged in an applied practical way.

What the judges had to say about the entry …

"I was very impressed with the strength of reciprocal benefits among learners, teachers and administrators."

"The purchasing process in acquiring learning technology is fraught with the tendency to want all the bells and whistles that are often not fully utilised if at all. This awards submission illustrates how a technology selection process got it right by focusing on outcomes and how these outcomes are properly aligned with technology features and capabilities."

"This is a great example of where going digital not only improves existing processes, and reduces costs, but also leads to a better outcome and tracking. This submission shows how the teams at Monash University and PebblePad delivered an exceptional result."

If you would like to learn more about this project please feel free to get in contact the with the team at Monash University or with PebblePad's Jodie Young:

jodie@pebblepad.com.au
ruth.druva@monash.edu
john.mcinerney@monash.edu


          PebblePad Users excel in Australian awards        

We are delighted to announce that some of our PebblePad colleagues in Australia have been successful at the recent LearnX Impact Awards.

The LearnX awards are open to any individual, team or organisation from the corporate, education and public service sectors across the world of learning.

Ruth Druva and John McInerney from the department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Monash University were finalists for the 'Best New Technology Implementation - eLearning Adopter' category with their entry Embracing the Digital Age in Radiographic Studies.

 Christine Slade and Priscilla Trahar from the Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching at the University of the Sunshine Coast won the Platinum award for the 'Best New Technology Implementation - eLearning widespread adoption' category with their entry PebblePad ePortfolio Implementation.

A massive congratulations from all of us at PebblePad to all involved on submitting such excellent award entries.


          Kondisi current        

Assalamualaikum. Terima kasih to those di atas yang telah membantu memberi semangat untuk keep it real! hahaha. Kak Fath, Iman Meor

So far, baru 3 kelas started. And, ada dua group projects telah di-assigned. Minggu ni freeeeeeeeeeeee all the way except on friday, ada satu kelas. Lecturers ada vetting. While aku macam kera duduk kolej, lastly made a decision untuk balik Ampang last wednesday. And yeah, it's Rabu and I AM HOME. hahaha. Oh dan kelas tu, hm hm faham sendiri la. hahaha

In my class, ada 27 students, including me. And guess what! Kami semua from different background. Maksudnya, tak ada sorang pun yang asal dari Fakulti Bisnes juga. Hah! Fair n square! Alhamdulillah. Here the number goes:

7 students from Diploma in Science
5 students from Diploma in Nursing
5 students from Diploma in Occupational Therapy
3 students from Diploma in Medical Imaging
2 students from Diploma in Culinary Arts
2 students from Diploma in Food Service Management
1 student from Diploma in Pharmacy
1 student from Diploma in Graphic Design
and a student from Diploma in Public Admin

Jadi, budak Diploma Sains menduduki carta teratas la. haha. Dan 7 orang tu semua dari UiTM Kuala Pilah. Kiranya budak lepas dip.sains kampus lain tak ada pun masuk sini.

Tak rasa kekok sangat sebab dalam kelas tu semua samabaya. Dan Alhamdulillah so far, okay la dengan dorang. Rasa impress pun ada sebab they came from macam-macam bidang dan HAI KAMI STUDENT HEALTH ADMIN. hehe

Oh, dan bila balik Ampang, baru la dapat updates pasal kawan-kawan diploma dulu. Rupanya ada yang dapat rezeki sambung degree di UPM, USM, which is, MashaAllah tahniah!! Dan ya, masih ramai yang tak dapat apa-apa. Aku tahu korang dah tawar hati, BUT! Percayalah! Allah dah set yang terbaik untuk korang! Have faith! InsyaAllah. 




          Masih terkesima        
Assalamualaikum. Alhamdulillah, berjaya went through 1 week dekat Puncak Alam (Palam). To be exact, it was 6 days. Haha. Bila orang tanya, "How's puncak alam?" or "How's degree?", I will answer, "Alhamdulillah so far so good".

Mula-mula awkward la. Sungguh terkesima, kampus sangat besar dari Pilah. Dalam ke-terkesimaan tu, I try to adapt.. Try to be as open as I can. Try to be friendly dengan orang sekeliling. Setiap malam, akan tenung view from my window. Rasa macam aku bermimpi. Betul ke aku dekat palam ni. Betul ke aku dah masuk alam degree ni. Betul ke aku dekat sini. Betul ke aku akan di sini sepanjang 3tahun. Boleh ke? Survive ke aku?

Kalau soal persekitaran kampus yang agak isolated tu, i don't even mind much. Sebab dah biasa dengan Pilah. Dingin nya palam, kuat nya angin palam, adanya taik burung palam, sama dengan apa yang ada di Pilah. Alhamdulillah. Flora & Fauna tolong teman akan rindunya Pilah. Dan novel Hlovate, banyak membantu dalam menenangkan jiwa yang tak berapa nak stabil lagi ni.

Kelas saya tak mula lagi. My group pun tak wujud lagi. Ada beberapa komplikasi here and there. Alhamdulillah, rupanya I am not the only one yang masuk course ni. There are 6 others from Fakulti Sains Gunaan, 13 from Fakulti Sains Kesihatan, and 1 from Fakulti Farmasi. We all are currently dealing dengan emosi masing-masing. Dalam kesedihan, Allah bagi peneman. Rakan seangkatan yang sama-sama terduduk. Secara jujurnya, it is hard to swallow benda ni. We are from sciences... and now begelar budak bisnes. It is not an easy step.

Kadang-kadang, bila terjumpa, atau terserempak dengan budak radio (medical imaging), aku masih terasa aku meletakkan harapan untuk masuk bidang tu. Tapi aku sendiri tak pasti. Bila orang suruh aku cuba minta tukar course. Aku refuse. Sebab aku takut, once dah tukar, aku tak dapat bawa. Dan aku rasa, biarlah health admin ni dulu. Aku masih kosong akan masa depan. Lepas graduate degree health admin. Berjaya ke aku? Ada tempat ke aku? Wallahualam.

I met & make new friends here. Alhamdulillah. Suka sangat! Tapi aku tak akan lupa kawan-kawan diploma! And I do jumpa few of my diploma friends.. and some seniors too.. Alhamdulillah. Sukanya bila dapat jumpa dorang!

Last few days, petang, jalan dengan housemates, naik bukit belakang kolej kediaman Angsana. naik till we can see almost entire UiTM Puncak Alam, fasa 1. MashaAllah! Cantiknya!

*me, Izzul, Zam

And today, I'm home. Cuti kan monday, Hari Malaysia. Oh and, housemates, Alhamdulillah! Semuanya hebakk! ;]

Typing while listening to Viopipe-Butterfingers, atas kesan dari baca Anthem. Awesome!

JZKK




          Noncontact Laser Ultrasound Could Yield Significant Impact for Medical Imaging        
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          The British Orthopaedic Research Society        

The British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) is a multidisciplinary association founded in 1961 and devoted to pursuing research relevant to orthopaedic and musculoskeletal surgery. The research interests include Biological Science, Biomechanics, Osteo-articular Pathology, Biotribology, Molecular Biology,Bio engineering, Medical Imaging, and Patient Management.


          Comment on 6 Ways to Combine 3D Printing with Medical Imaging by Phyllis Tabor        
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          Toward a Reference Architecture for Intelligent Systems in Clinical Care        

A Software Architecture for Precision Medicine


Intelligent systems in clinical care leverage the latest innovations in machine learning, real-time data stream mining, visual analytics, natural language processing, ontologies, production rule systems, and cloud computing to provide clinicians with the best knowledge and information at the point of care for effective clinical decision making. In this post, I propose a unified open reference architecture that combines all these technologies into a hybrid cognitive system for clinical decision support. Indeed, truly intelligent systems are capable of reasoning. The goal is not to replace clinicians, but instead to provide them with cognitive support during clinical decision making. Furthermore, Intelligent Personal Assistants (IPAs) such as Apple's Siri, Google's Google Now, and Microsoft's Cortana have raised our expectations on how intelligent systems interact with users through voice and natural language.

In the strict sense of the term, a reference architecture should be abstracted away from concrete technology implementation. However in order to enable a better understanding of the proposed approach, I take liberty in explaining how available open source software can be used to realize the intent of the architecture. There is an urgent need for an open and interoperable architecture which can be deployed across devices and platforms. Unfortunately, this is not the case today with solutions like Apple's HealthKit and ResearchKit.

The specific open source software mentioned in this post can be substituted with other tools which provide similar capabilities. The following diagram is a depiction of the architecture (click to enlarge).

 

Clinical Data Sources


Clinical data sources are represented on the left of the architecture diagram. Examples include electronic medical record systems (EMR) commonly used in routine clinical care, clinical genome databases, genome variant knowledge bases, medical imaging databases, data from medical devices and wearable sensors, and unstructured data sources such as biomedical literature databases. The approach implements the Lambda Architecture enabling both batch and real-time data stream processing and mining.


Predictive Modeling, Real-Time Data Stream Mining, and Big Data Genomics


The back-end provides various tools and frameworks for advanced analytics and decision management. The analytics workbench includes tools for creating predictive models and data streaming mining. The decision management workbench includes a production rule system (providing seamless integration with clinical events and processes) and an ontology editor.

The incoming clinical data likely meet the Big Data criteria of volume, velocity, and variety (this is particularly true for physiological time series from wearable sensors). Therefore, specialized frameworks for large scale cluster computing like Apache Spark are used to analyze and process the data. Statistical computing and Machine Learning tools like R are used here as well. The goal is knowledge and patterns discovery using Machine Learning model builders like Decision Trees, k-Means Clustering, Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machines (SVMs), Bayesian Networks, Neural Networks, and the more recent Deep Learning techniques. The latter hold great promise in applications such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), medical image analysis, and speech recognition.

These Machine Learning algorithms can support diagnosis, prognosis, simulation, anomaly detection, care alerting, and care planning. For example, anomaly detection can be performed at scale using the k-means clustering machine learning algorithm in Apache Spark. In addition, Apache Spark allows the implementation of the Lambda Architecture and can also be used for genome Big Data analysis at scale.

In another post titled How Good is Your Crystal Ball?: Utility, Methodology, and Validity of Clinical Prediction Models, I discuss quantitative measures of performance for clinical prediction models.


Visual Analytics


Visual Analytics tools like D3.js, rCharts, ploty, googleVis, ggplot2, and ggvis can help obtain deep insight for effective understanding, reasoning, and decision making through the visual exploration of massive, complex, and often ambiguous data. Of particular interest is Visual Analytics of real-time data streams like physiological time series. As a multidisciplinary field, Visual Analytics combines several disciplines such as human perception and cognition, interactive graphic design, statistical computing, data mining, spatio-temporal data analysis, and even Art. For example, similar to Minard's map of the Russian Campaign of 1812-1813 (see graphic below), Visual Analytics can help in comparing different interventions and care pathways and their respective clinical outcomes over a certain period of time by displaying causes, variables, comparisons, and explanations.





Production Rule System, Ontology Reasoning, and NLP


The architecture also includes a production rule engine and an ontology editor (Drools and Protégé respectively). This is done in order to leverage existing clinical domain knowledge available from clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and biomedical ontologies like SNOMED CT.  This approach complements machine learning algorithms' probabilistic approach to clinical decision making under uncertainty. The production rule system can translate CPGs into executable rules which are fully integrated with clinical processes (workflows) and events. The ontologies can provide automated reasoning capabilities for decision support.

NLP includes capabilities such as:
  • Text classification, text clustering, document and passage retrieval, text summarization, and more advanced clinical question answering (CQA) capabilities which can be useful for satisfying clinicians' information needs at the point of care; and
  • Named entity recognition (NER) for extracting concepts from clinical notes.
The data tier supports the efficient storage of large amounts of time series data and is implemented with tools like Cassandra and HBase. The system can run in the cloud, for example using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). For real-time processing of distributed data streams, cloud-based solutions like Amazon Kinesis and Lambda can be used.

 

Clinical Decision Services


The clinical decision services provide intelligence at the point of care typically using deployed predictive models, clinical rules, text mining outputs, and ontology reasoners. For example, Machine Learning algorithms can be exported in predictive markup language (PMML) format for run-time scoring based on the clinical data of individual patients, enabling what is referred to as Personalized Medicine. Clinical decision services include:

  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Simulation
  • Anomaly detection 
  • Data visualization
  • Information retrieval (e.g., clinical question answering)
  • Alerts and reminders
  • Support for care planning processes.
The clinical decision services can be deployed in the cloud as well. Other clinical systems can consume these services through a SOAP or REST-based web service interface (using the HL7 vMR and DSS specifications for interoperability) and single sign-on (SSO) standards like SAML2 and OpenID Connect.


Intelligent Personal Assistants (IPAs)


Clinical decision services can also be delivered to patients and clinicians through IPAs. IPAs can accept inputs in the form of voice, images, and user's context and respond in natural language. IPAs are also expanding to wearable technologies such as smart watches and glasses. The precision of speech recognition, natural language processing, and computer vision is improving rapidly with the adoption of Deep Learning techniques and tools. Accelerated hardware technologies like GPUs and FPGAs are improving the performance and reducing the cost of deploying these systems at scale.


Hexagonal, Reactive, and Secure Architecture


Intelligent Health IT systems are not just capable of discovering knowledge and patterns in data. They are also scalable, resilient, responsive, and secure. To achieve these objectives, several architectural patterns have emerged during the last few years:

  • Domain Driven Design (DDD) puts the emphasis on the core domain and domain logic and recommends a layered architecture (typically user interface, application, domain, and infrastructure) with each layer having well defined responsibilities and interfaces for interacting with other layers. Models exist within "bounded contexts". These "bounded contexts" communicate with each other typically through messaging and web services using HL7 standards for interoperability.

  • The Hexagonal Architecture defines "ports and adapters" as a way to design, develop, and test an application in a way that is independent of the various clients, devices, transport protocols (HTTP, REST, SOAP, MQTT, etc.), and even databases that could be used to consume its services in the future. This is particularly important in the era of the Internet of Things in healthcare.

  • Microservices consist in decomposing large monolithic applications into smaller services following good old principles of service-oriented design and single responsibility to achieve modularity, maintainability, scalability, and ease of deployment (for example, using Docker).

  • CQRS/ES: Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) and Event Sourcing (ES) are two architectural patterns which consist in the use of event-driven messaging and an Event Store for separating commands (write-side) from queries (read-side) relying on the principle of Eventual Consistency. CQRS/ES can be implemented in combination with microservices to deliver new capabilities such as temporal queries, behavioral analysis, complex audit logs, and real-time notifications and alerts.

  • Functional Programming: Functional Programming languages like Scala have several benefits that are particularly important for applying Machine Learning algorithms on large data sets. Like functions in mathematics, functions in Scala have no side effects. This provides referential transparency. Machine Learning algorithms are in fact based on Linear Algebra and Calculus. Scala supports high-order functions as well. Variables are immutable witch greatly simplifies concurrency. For all those reasons, Machine Learning libraries like Apache Mahout have embraced Scala, moving away from the Java MapReduce paradigm.

  • Reactive Architecture: The Reactive Manifesto makes the case for a new breed of applications called "Reactive Applications". According to the manifesto, the Reactive Application architecture allows developers to build "systems that are event-driven, scalable, resilient, and responsive."  Leading frameworks that support Reactive Programming include Akka and RxJava. The latter is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable sequences. RxJava is a Java port (with a Scala adaptor) of the original Rx (Reactive Extensions) for .NET created by Erik Meijer.

    Based on the Actor Model and built in Scala, Akka is a framework for building highly concurrent, asynchronous, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on the JVM. Akka offers location transparency, fault tolerance, asynchronous message passing, and a non-deterministic share-nothing architecture. Akka Cluster provides a fault-tolerant decentralized peer-to-peer based cluster membership service with no single point of failure or single point of bottleneck.

    Also built with Scala, Apache Kafka is a scalable message broker which provides high-throughput, fault-tolerance, built-in partitioning, and replication  for processing real-time data streams. In the reference architecture, the ingestion layer is implemented with Akka and Apache Kafka.

  • Web Application Security: special attention is given to security across all layers, notably the proper implementation of authentication, authorization, encryption, and audit logging. The implementation of security is also driven by deep knowledge of application security patterns, threat modeling, and enforcing security best practices (e.g., OWASP Top Ten and CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors) as part of the continuous delivery process.

An Interface that Works across Devices and Platforms


The front-end uses a Mobile First approach and a Single Page Application (SPA) architecture with Javascript-based frameworks like AngularJS to create very responsive user experiences. It also allows us to bring the following software engineering best practices to the front-end:

  • Dependency Injection
  • Test-Driven Development (Jasmine, Karma, PhantomJS)
  • Package Management (Bower or npm)
  • Build system and Continuous Integration (Grunt or Gulp.js)
  • Static Code Analysis (JSLint and JSHint), and 
  • End-to-End Testing (Protractor). 
For mobile devices, Apache Cordova can be used to access native functions when desired. The main goal is to provide a user interface that works across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Interoperability


Interoperability will always be a key requirement in clinical systems. Interoperability is needed between all players in the healthcare ecosystem including providers, payers, labs, knowledge artifact developers, quality measure developers, and public health agencies like the CDC. These standards exist today and are implementation-ready. However, only health IT buyers have the leverage to demand interoperability from their vendors.

Standards related to clinical decision support (CDS) include:

  • The HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)
  • The HL7 virtual Medical Record (vMR)
  • The HL7 Decision Support Services (DSS) specification
  • The HL7 CDS Knowledge Artifact specification
  • The DMG Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) specification.

Overcoming Barriers to Adoption


    In a previous post, I discussed a practical approach to addressing challenges to the adoption of clinical decision support (CDS) systems.



                Flat Panel Display Market : LCD Segment to Cross Value of US $116 Mn by 2020        

      The global flat panel display market, valued at US$ 102 Mn in 2015, is projected to witness a considerable hike by 2015-2020-end.

      New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2017 -- Dynamic consumer electronics industry will remain a key factor driving demand for flat panel display in the global market. Persistent Market Research (PMR) estimates the market to expand at a GAGR of 5.8%.

      Rise in adoption of Flat Panel Display (FPD) is a major factor driving growth of the global flat panel display market. With continuously prospering consumer electronics sector, the market is projected to witness demand for HMI (Human Machine Interface) technology in the upcoming years, which in turn will accelerate expansion of the FPD market. Flat Screen Monitors are gaining higher traction in automotive sector. Demand for large displays, coupled with rapid pace of technology advancements will together contribute towards the market growth. However, increased capital investment in R&D to provide smart features in FPD is estimated to enhance market liquidity in near feature.

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      The emergence of innovative FPD models by leading manufacturers is foreseen to be another key factor escalating the FPD's demand. Introduction of OLED (Organic light emitting diode) has paved potential opportunities for growth of the market. The advent of consistent industrial flat panel (IFP) display monitor will further continue to boost the market growth. Rapid price rebound has been an important factor propelling the demand for flat panel display since the recent past. The global flat panel display market is anticipated to witness number of application-rooted opportunities in verticals beyond automotive and electronics. In addition, increasing application of FPDs in advertising, education, media and communication sectors are further estimated to fuel demand for FPD over the forecast period.

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      Rapid adoption of FPD in critical analysis by high resolution medical imaging technology poses to be an influential factor to impact the market growth. Robust adoption of mobile computing devices, and rapid advancements in semiconductor technology are also projected to augment the market growth for FPDs.

      By technology, liquid crystal display (LCD) is estimated to remain dominant in the market, and is poised to account for a market share of over 86% by 2020 end. Plasma display, which is estimated to be the second largest technology segment, will reach a value of over US$ 11 Mn by 2020-end.

      Organic light-emitting diode display (OLED) technology is likely to exhibit a significant growth through 2015-2020.

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      Consumer Electronics will remain largest application segment in the market, followed by the automotive sector. Demand for FPDs in emerging economies, for example - APAC countries such as India and China, is expected to be comparatively higher than other regional segments. This is mainly attributed to major clusters of consumer electronics manufacturers in the APAC. APEJ region is projected to remain dominant consuming about ket85% share in terms of revenue. Japan is expected to remain second largest market holding around 10% share of the market by 2020-end.America and Europe will represent exponentially growing markets over the forecast period.

      Key market players listed in PMR's report include Sony Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, LG Display Co. Ltd., , and Emerging Display Technologies Corp. Some other notable companies include AU Optronics Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Innolux Corp., Japan Display Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Universal Display Corporation.

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                Clinical Veterinary Magnetic Resonance Imaging        
      Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI is a medical imaging technique which can be utilised to visualise internal structures with relatively great detail. Magnetic resonance scanners generate strong magnetic fields which pulse and cause individual nuclei of atoms within the body to spin. Gradients in the strength of the magnetic field causes different nuclei to spin at different speeds.
                Faculty and Staff of Oregon Tech Shine at Convocation 9.17.2013        
      Award Winners
      (From left back: LeAnn Maupin, Kevin Brown,
       David Thaemert, Erin Foley. Front: Jill Schultz)


      Sept. 17, 2013, Klamath Falls, ORE. – 
      Oregon Institute of Technology honored its own on September 17th during the annual convocation of faculty and staff prior to the start of the 2013-14 academic year. Employees were recognized for outstanding service to students and to the university.
      Oregon Tech’s Student Affairs Division awarded the Most Valuable Partner Award to recognize exceptional collaboration with the Student Affairs staff. This year, the award was given to LeAnn Maupin, Professor and Department Chair of Medical Imaging Technology, for her assistance to the division. Maupin was recognized for her willingness to help others, patience, and guidance in how to effectively navigate through college.
      The Oregon Tech Foundation presented the Faculty Achievement Award recognizing outstanding accomplishments of Oregon Tech faculty members whose service makes a difference in students’ lives and adds significantly to the vitality of the university. This year, the Foundation honored Jill Schultz, Professor of Dental Hygiene, and Dr. David Thaemert, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering. Professor Schultz was praised for her ability to think outside the box about new approaches that would serve her department, the school, or both. Dr. Thaemert was recognized for his continuous improvement of his teaching style. He constantly revisits, revises, and redesigns his courses to make the information more accessible and understandable to students.
      The Oregon Tech Foundation also awarded the Faculty Alumni Engagement Award to faculty members who have demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment, creativity, and cooperation in their efforts to engage alumni with their department, the alumni relations office, and the university as a whole. The Foundation recognized Dr. David Thaemert from Civil Engineering and Dr. Kevin Brown from the Communication department. Dr. Brown’s work with alumni of Oregon Tech is enthusiastic, creative, and dedicated as evidenced in the time, energy, and commitment he shows throughout the year to ensure the success of alumni relations.
      Richard Ellis, an Instrument Technician for Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering Program at Oregon Tech Wilsonville, received the Oregon Public Employee Union Classified Staff Award. Ellis helps with class and student projects, provides maintenance of research lab equipment and instruments, participates in research projects, and is an energetic member of the Sustainability, Recycling, and Safety committees, just to mention a few.
      Dr. Erin Foley, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, was presented the President’s Staff Award given to an individual whose achievements extend to the university as a whole, who puts the wellbeing of the university above personal needs, and who makes Oregon Tech a better place to work. Foley has worked at Oregon Tech since 1999. She has taken on a variety of positions in her time at Oregon Tech and during her tenure, Dr. Foley has worked diligently to serve Oregon Tech students and to support their efforts in and outside the classroom.  Her dedicated service has made a significant difference in the campus community and the vitality of student life on campus.  Dr. Foley’s unwavering involvement in student activities is well-known and appreciated.

      About the Oregon Tech
      Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

      *This posting was brought to you by Oregon Tech's News, 
      http://www.oit.edu/news/09-17-2013/faculty_and_staff_of_oregon_tech_shine_at_convocation.aspx. September 17, 2013

                MIT Externships; not your everyday job search opportunities.        
      With the winter term nearing a close, the hunt for students to find a employer and/or internship in the coming months is becoming increasingly intense.

      OIT has a very unique niche in the job market hunt, specifically for the Medical Imaging students. Rather than attempt to wax on the subject myself, Chin (Silver) Chan volunteered some of his time to elaborate on the unique opportunities provided by the MIT Department. Enjoy!!

      For All current and Prospective
      OIT Medical Imaging Students:

      My name is Chin Silver Chan and I am a student office aide for the Student Success Center at the library. I was asked by my supervisor to write some blog entries and as it has been a long time since I have written a blog I’ll have to ask you to bear with me.

      Here at OIT I am a junior and a teaching assistant for the Radiologic Science (x-ray) program.  Lately I have been asked a lot of questions by my sophomores and “Pre-MITers” about senior externship. Even though a lot of people are interested or were already admitted to the imaging programs, they actually have no idea what awaits them senior year. I guess they have some powerful blind faith then?   ;)

      All Medical Imaging Technology (MIT for short) students in their senior year have to extern out to a hospital in another city. This is because our local hospital could not possibly handle the large number of students that rotate every year. Yet at the same time our students need a certain amount of clinical experience by law before we’re allowed to take the registry exam with our governing board and become certified to work in the US.  It’s similar to how lawyers need to take the BAR exam in order to practice.

      Where you extern at is highly variable - pretty much if any hospital is willing to work out the contract with OIT and your program director then it could be a potential extern site so long as you can fulfill your clinical competencies there. For x-ray, the vast majority of our sites are in Oregon. Usually a hospital in every major city here will take one of us every year.  I know we currently have established sites in Eugene, Salem, Medford, Bend, Portland, La Grande, etc. However for the other medical imaging programs the sites are more diverse.  My friends in Echocardiography have told me that their sites are all over the country: New York, Ohio, Texas, and more.

      Note: If you have friends in higher places at a hospital, you could have them sponsor you and, with the help of your program director, you can establish your own personal extern site.

      So how do you know which site you get?
      Well that is determined by the infamous “draw”.

      In order to be fair to all juniors (such as yours truly) who are about to extern next year, they will do a drawing for extern sites. Before the draw your program director will have gathered enough hospital contracts that will be equal or slightly greater than the current juniors. Be advised that these contracts are extremely fickle and could change even the minute before the draw.

      Anyways, all of the students in your program gather together with your professors and they call out an extern site at random. For example they’ll say like “Oregon Health Science University in Portland”, and then whoever is interested in that site will throw in a piece of paper with their name on it into a bucket. They will draw a name at random from that bucket and that person gets that site. They will keep drawing until everyone has a site. What this means is if you have just enough sites for juniors then someone will HAVE to be stuck with an extern site that potentially no one wanted. However fear not, for at the end of the draw you’ll be allowed to trade each other sites if desired. With some shrewd bargaining you’ll be able to get somewhere that you will remotely like…hopefully.

      So what are the advantages to each site?
      Besides the location, some sites have more advantages than others such as a stipend, paid health insurance, child care, etc. However, students are usually not aware of the perks of each site until AFTER the draw is over - in order not to influence their choices. Some sites are better than others to learn certain specialties, for example if one wanted to specialize in the Catheterization Lab and other interventional type procedures, they would be best served by externing to a place like OHSU, which is a level 1 trauma center and could provide more learning opportunities. Also, it is likely that your extern site will become your first job for at least a few years since they have already seen what you can do during externship.

      So all of this is a simple process right? Basically, everything is determined by luck but a lot of people have trouble agreeing with it. I can’t say I blame them as I like to plan out my own future. However, you need to get use to the idea that the draw is really an illusion of choice so don’t have your heart set on any particular site or you might suffer. Before joining a program you need to be willing to move wherever for a year and do what it takes to succeed.  Some of the previous juniors I have talked to have said that they didn’t even draw what was on their top 10 choices on their list.

      Externship is really all about showing off what you’ve learned in school and making your own opportunities. Even though the x-ray program has a 99% pass rate on our registry, no amount of quality training will absolutely guarantee success. Only you can determine that, and with that said I want to wish everyone good luck and hope you enjoy the ride!

                 Evaluation and progression analysis of pulmonary tuberculosis from digital chest radiographs         
      Sarkara, S. ; Chaudhuri, S. (1998) Evaluation and progression analysis of pulmonary tuberculosis from digital chest radiographs Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 22 (2). pp. 145-155. ISSN 0895-6111
                Research and development of particle detectors for muon tomography and the CERN ALICE experiment        
      The Standard Model of particle physics describes successfully the building blocks of the material and their interactions, which are confirmed by most of the experimental observations. However, there are several open questions, e. g. how the Universe was created or where the missing antimatter is? We can answer these questions by new or upgraded experiments. In these experiments, we apply particle detectors to measure the particles originated from colliders or high-energy cosmic rays. This Ph.D. thesis focuses mainly on the research and development of particle detectors. The ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), investigates the quark gluon plasma (QGP), which is produced in heavy-ion collisions. ALICE has a complex apparatus consists of tracking, identification and calorimeter detectors. To measure more precisely the properties of QPG, the increase of energy and luminosity of collisions is necessary. This implies the better understanding of the operation of subdetectors of ALICE and their upgrades. The development of the instrumentation and the methods of particle physics led to the appearance of new applications. The muon radiography or muon tomography is an imaging method which is based on cosmic muon tracking. This is applicable to image largesize and high-density bjects. With an appropriate instrument, we can measure the change of the density in volcanoes in real time and predict even their eruptions. If the imaging of low-Z materials can be realised, that led to a non-invasive medical imaging procedure.
                Etat des lieux du stockage et de l’archivage des examens d’imagerie medicale dans les deux centres hospitaliers de references de Lome        

      Introduction: Le passage de l’imagerie analogique au numérique dans les services de radiologie s’accompagne de l’augmentation exponentielle de la quantité des images produites. Il se pose alors un problème de stockage et de l’archivage de ces images. Problème particulièrement préoccupant dans les pays à ressources limitées qui ne disposaient pas de véritable système d’archivage et de stockage avant l’introduction du numérique.

      Objectif: faire l’état des lieux du stockage et d’archivage des examens d’imagerie médicale dans les services de Radiologie et d’Imagerie Médicale des centres hospitaliers universitaires Campus et Sylvanus-Olympio de Lomé.

      Méthodologie: étude observationnelle associée à une interview des surveillants des services sur le système de stockage et d’archivage dans les services de radiologie et imagerie médicale des Centres Hospitaliers Universitaires (CHU) Sylvanus Olympio (SO) et Campus de Lomé.

      Résultats: Dans les deux centres de référence en radiologie, il existait trois modalités d’imagerie à savoir la radiologie conventionnelle, l’échographie et la tomodensitométrie (TDM). La numérisation est en cours, malgré la persistance de l’analogique. La durée moyenne de conservation des images numérisées varie d’un centre à l’autre et en fonction des modalités d’imagerie. Le stockage se fait directement sur les stations de numérisation. Il n’était pas établi de durée obligatoire de conservation, elle était fonction de l’espace disponible sur la mémoire de stockage. Les comptes rendus étaient soit rédigés manuellement directement sur le bulletin de demande, soit sur une fiche pré remplie à compléter ou encore saisie sur ordinateur. La rédaction directe sur bulletin concernait tous les examens de radiographie conventionnelle, les fiches à compléter une partie des échographies, des mammographies et des examens spéciaux. La saisie sur ordinateur concernait une partie des examens d’échographie, des examens spéciaux et des mammographies et la totalité des TDM.

      Conclusion: les centres de référence en imagerie médicale du Togo sont équipés en matériels de nouvelle génération avec l’introduction de la numérisation des images. Malgré la persistance de l’analogique, le processus vers le tout numérique est enclenché. De nombreux problèmes existent en matière de stockage et d’archivage, essentiellement en rapport avec l’absence d’un système PACS et de réglementation en la matière.

      Mots clés: Stockage, Archivage, Imagerie médicale, Radiologie, PACS

      English Title: Current state of storage and archiving of medical imaging exams in the reference hospitals in Lomé

      English Abstract

      Background: The transition from analogic to digital imaging in radiology is accompanied by an exponentially increasing of number of images. There is then a problem of storage and archiving of these images. This issue of concern in low incomes’ countries that did not have a proper archiving and storage system prior to the introduction of digital.

      Aim: to make the situation of storage and archiving of medical imaging exams in the departments of radiology and imaging of the teaching hospitals in Lome.

      Methodology: Observational study associated with an interview of the service supervisors on the storage and archiving system in the departments of radiology and medical imaging of the teaching hospitals in Lome (Sylvanus Olympio and Campus).

      Results: In the two reference centers in radiology, there were three imaging modalities, namely conventional radiology, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT). Digitization is underway, despite the persistence of the analogic. The average retention time of images varies from one center to another and according to the imaging modalities. Storing is done directly the processing console. There was no mandatory retention period; it was function of the space available on the storage memory. The reports were either manually written directly on the application form or on a pre-filled form to be completed or typed on a computer. The direct writing included all conventional radiography exams; pre-filled forms to complete concerned some of the ultrasounds, mammograms and special X-ray exams. Typing on a computer involved some of the ultrasound examinations, special Xray exams and mammograms and all CT scans.

      Conclusion: the reference centers of medical imaging in Togo are equipped with new generation equipment with the introduction of digitization of images. Despite the persistence of the analogic, the process towards all digital is initiated. There are many problems with storage and archiving, mostly related to the absence of a PACS system and its regulation.

      Keywords: Storage, Archiving, Medical Imaging, Radiology, PACS


                Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge Opens for Entry        
      Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge Opens for Entry (919) 274-6862 David Menzies
      BETHESDA, Md. -- The Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge has officially launched. Teams of entrepreneurs will compete to form startup companies around 117 breakthrough inventions from 55 institutions, including the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering), the United States Army, and more than fifty American universities and hospitals. To identify these breakthrough inventions, CAI reviewed over 120,000 cancer-related patent applications, filed since 2005, and selected the top 1% from a total of 134 research institutions for deep dive due diligence. CAI then shortlisted the most promising 200 cancer-related inventions from a list of 400 technologies, made available for exclusive licensing by 63 research institutions that CAI engaged. From this short list, CAI and a 15-member FCSC invention selections committee cherry-picked 100+ commercially viable inventions to feature in the competition. Members of the selection committee included senior executives from MedImmune, Pfizer, and Novartis, as well as super angels, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and foundations.


      The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has committed $1.2 million in funding towards the FCSC. The challenge was also launched with support from MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca.

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      “CAI’s track record in launching Life Sciences startups is outstanding and the FCSC initiative further establishes a new paradigm to kick start new cancer companies and is a force multiplier for the oncology ecosystem. CAI’s systematic model establishes the trifecta necessary for high performing biotech companies - commercially viable inventions, rock star teams and funding - to get treatments to patients faster.” - Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and CEO. Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of CAI added, “The intentional architecture and engineering of CAI’s commercialization of cancer inventions in this challenge will serve to create a new paradigm to drive positive industry disruption, economic impact, and most importantly, social impact.”
       
      Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to cure cancer should look at the inventions now, form a team, and enter at https://form.jotformpro.com/71856984073974. Seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts may also participate in the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge as an ambassador, cheerleader, mentor, advisor, judge, or sponsor; state your interest in joining here. For more details, visit http://www.freedomfromcancerchallenge.org.

      The deadline to enter the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge is December 29, 2017. The first phase of the challenge is the Elevator Speech phase, which starts on October 18, 2017. Entries will be accepted on a rolling basis. Enroll now before your favorite invention is taken!

      The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) is a global public-private partnership, non-profit focused on creating a virtuous circle of innovation and driving growth breakthroughs through novel, creative paradigms and models. CAI's mission is to accelerate and increase the volume of research commercialization in support of high growth business to ignite entrepreneurship, bolster the global economy, and maximize the commercial and knowledge-based potential of promising inventions.

      CAI's award-winning challenge-based accelerator, rigorous evidence-based due diligence, and capital-efficient lean management models serve to hyper-accelerate "gazelle" high-performing startups for outsized investor returns. Through its NIH-sponsored Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, Neuro Startup Challenge, and Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer competitions, as well as its NASA-supported SPACE RACE startup challenge, CAI has launched 58 startups and trained more than 2000 entrepreneurs. For additional information about CAI, visit http://www.thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org/

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                (USA-OR-Portland) Registered Radiology Technologist        
      **Description:** **Providence is calling a Registered Radiology Technologist (1.0 Rotating/Variable) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.** **In this position, you will:** + Perform imaging examinations according to physicians' orders, utilizing a variety of sophisticated imaging equipment, taking into account individual patient's special or age-related needs. + Utilize knowledge and judgment in regard to imaging factors, imaging technique and patient treatment needed to produce optimal images. + Perform all examinations with minimal radiation exposure to patient and operator with ALARA awareness. + Be competent in using specialized imaging equipment with all patient types; inpatient, outpatient, emergency, surgical suites. + Perform complex fluoroscopic procedures following sterile technique protocols, this Includs performing imaging studies with portable equipment on hospitalized patients. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Current certification by the American Registry Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R) + Current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) licensure as a Registered Technologist, Radiolography (RT(R)) + Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) certification + Completion of pledge to Image Gently/Image Wisely within 1 month of hire + Expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology, imaging principles and practices, as well as the ability to obtain high-quality images + Adherence to appropriate professional credentialing practice standards + Basic keyboarding skills + Ability to read and speak English **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Variable **Job Category:** Radiology Technician **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 162922
                (USA-WA-Edmonds) Registered Nurse Navigator        
      **Description:** **Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Registered Nurse Navigator \(Per Diem, Days\) to work in Mammography at Swedish in Edmonds, WA\.** _The RN Navigator is responsible for administering a navigational program that will assist and expedite the diagnostic care of patients from discovery of abnormality through diagnosis\._ **In this position you will:** + Collaborate with providers to provide support, education, referrals, coordination of care and other assistance during the diagnosis and treatment planning stages for patient with cancer or the suspicion of cancer + Facilitates and coordinates care with other health care disciplines, including medical imaging, surgery practices, medical and radiation oncology to facilitate the physician recommended patient care plan and the timeliness of appointments + Provides education for the patient and family by reinforcing information about diagnosis, treatment plans and available resources + Coordinates in conjunction with care provider referrals to community agencies, education classes, integrated care, rehabilitation, psycho\-oncology care, etc\. + Provides personalized nursing care and assures patient that they are cared for and have a resource and support person to call for questions and concerns **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Nursing Baccalaureate degree \(BSN\) from an accredited school of nursing within 6 years of hire + Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse \(RN\) in the State of Washington + Current Basic Life Support \(BLS\) certification + Experience in Oncology, Breast Care and health care delivery **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Oncology Certified Nurse \(OCN\) and/or comparable breast certification **About the Edmonds Campus:** Swedish/Edmonds \(formerly Stevens Hospital\) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years\. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals\. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace\. We are a family\. We are a community\. Our mission is to improve the health and well\-being of the community through local, high\-quality and compassionate health care services\. On Sept\. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health\-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system\. The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes: • 217 licensed beds • 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff • 1,400 staff including clinical and non\-clinical personnel • Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services ## We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details https://caregiver\.ehr\.com ## Our Mission Our Non\-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well\-being of each person we serve\. ## About Us Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area\. It is comprised of five hospital campuses \(First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah\); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area\. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians\. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond\. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer\. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law\. **Schedule:** On Call **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Oncology Nursing **Location:** Washington\-Edmonds **Req ID:** 156707
                Songhua Xu, Expert in Healthcare Business Systems, Appointed         

      Songhua Xu, PhD, a computer scientist who uses advanced techniques to build human-centered applications to benefit society, will join the NJIT College of Computing Science as an assistant professor. 

      Tagged: college of computing sciences, ccs, data mining, songhua xu, artificial intelligence, biomedical imaging, healthcare business systems



                Alumni Awards 2017        

      May 10, 2017

      Eight alumni were honored May 6 for their significant accomplishments

      Eight distinguished alumni of the Michigan State University College of Engineering were honored Saturday, May 6, during the 2017 Alumni Awards Banquet at MSU’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. MSU Engineering also honored a teacher from Rockford Public Schools during the annual ceremony that recognizes those whose significant accomplishments reflect positively on MSU and the College of Engineering. Eight alumni received the college's top alumni awards on May 6 during a banquet at the Kellogg Center. Pictured are (l to r, back row) Dean Leo Kempel, Raymond LaFrey, Scott Morris, Yunhao Liu, Thomas Maleck, and Fred Reusch and (front) Larry Walker, Steven Noll, Renee Jennings Collins, and Joe Lin.

      The 2017 Claud R. Erickson Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Steven H. Noll, JD. The award is the highest honor presented to an alumnus by the college. It recognizes professional accomplishment, volunteer service, and distinguished service to the college and the engineering profession. The honor included an invitation to present the keynote address during Spring Commencement, which Noll did on Sunday, May 7, in the Breslin Center for 663 engineering undergraduates.

      Noll graduated from MSU with honors in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He is also a graduate of the Honors College. While at MSU, he was a member of the Spartan Marching Band. 

      After graduation, Noll worked as an engineer in the Government and Industrial Research Group at Magnavox Co., and then attended law school at Ohio State University, receiving his law degree in 1977. He has practiced law in the field of intellectual property, specializing in patent law, and is currently a partner in the firm of Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago. 

      Dean Leo Kempel presented the 2017 Claud R. Erickson Distinguished Alumni Award to Steven H. Noll.

      His patent prosecution practice has focused primarily on medical devices, particularly all types of medical imaging. He has obtained more than 4,000 patents for his clients during the course of his practice. He has also represented clients in litigation involving many different technologies, including cryptography, traveling wave tubes for radar, printers, optical fibers, pacemakers, amorphous metal, papermaking machines, anesthesia systems and semiconductor devices. 

      Noll has also represented clients in copyright litigation and trademark litigation. He is registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of several bar associations, and served on the board of directors of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association. 

      He served two eight-year terms on the College of Engineering Alumni Board, including two years as the board chair. He also served on the most recent search committee for the dean of the College of Engineering. He is a guest lecturer each semester in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone class, and also serves as a Design Day judge for that class each semester. 

      In his estate, he has bequeathed funds to the College of Engineering for an endowed chair. He is a member of the National Leadership Council of the College of Music, and served on the Advisory Committee for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

      Noll resides in Chicago with his wife, Sarah.

      Seven other alumni received departmental honors and the Green Apple Teaching Award was presented to: 

      • Renee Jennings Collins, of Rochester Hills, vice president of Owner Sales for Johnson Controls, the Applied Engineering Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award.

      • Larry P. Walker, of Ithaca, N.Y., a private consultant following a long career in biobased fuel research and development, the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

      • Joe S. Lin, of Gardena, Calif., founder of Diotec Electronics Corp, the Red Cedar Circle Award in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

      • Thomas L. Maleck, PE, of Charlevoix, who taught at MSU from 1982-2014 and spent his career developing systems for greater transportation safety, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

      • Yunhao Liu, of Beijing, China, the Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Software at Tsinghua University, the Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

      • Raymond R. LaFrey, of New Braunfels, Texas, who spent much of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was responsible for the Lincoln Laboratory Air Traffic Control Mission Area, the John D. Ryder Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Award.

      • Scott C. Morris, of Granger, Ind., a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, the Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

      Also, the Green Apple Teaching Award was presented to Fred Reusch of Rockford Public Schools, where he teaches AP Calculus A/B and B/C, and Calculus III. This award was established in 2006 to honor K-12 teachers who are inspiring students to study math, science, and engineering. MSU student Rebecca Carlson, a senior in chemical engineering, nominated him. 

      Read more on the award winners in the 2017 Alumni Awards Banquet Program.Thomas Maleck, the man who created the U-turn known as the Michigan Left and who taught at MSU for more than 30 years, was presented with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Award.

       



                House Bill 1545 Printer's Number 2001        
      An Act amending Title 63 (Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for medical imaging and radiation therapy licensure; establishing the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners and providing for its powers and duties; prescribing penalties; making a transfer; and making related repeals....
                Siemens Healthineers Highlights Simplicity in Complex Procedures at ACC 2017        
      Siemens Healthineers, ACC 2017, syngot CTO Guidance, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine

      March 16, 2017 — During the 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 17-19 in Washington, D.C., Siemens Healthineers will showcase technologies that integrate images and information at every step of the treatment process, with a theme of “Making Complex Simple.”

      From minimally invasive structural heart procedures to the treatment of highly complex coronary disease, medical imaging is playing an increasingly vital role in guiding and simplifying complex cardiovascular procedures. As imaging’s role intensifies, Siemens Healthineers will highlight recent innovations such as syngo CTO Guidance, a software application that fuses computed tomography with fluoroscopy to aid patients with difficult-to-treat coronary total occlusions. The company said this technology could potentially result in a more successful procedure using reduced levels of radiation and contrast. 

      Another new imaging innovation from Siemens Healthineers, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine, accelerates the acquisition of magnetic resonance (MR) images by factors of more than 10. This enables clinicians to image the entire left ventricle in just one breath-hold for fast evaluation of wall abnormalities caused by coronary stenosis. Similarly, the company’s CLEARStent Live software enables real-time enhancement of stents as well as cardiac motion compensation during the delicate tasks of positioning and deployment.

      For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com


                This weeks edition of "How much IT staff do we Need?"        

      This week’s edition of "How much IT staff do we Need?"

      I know this question has been asked by others but everyone’s company is a little different so I ask for your input on how much staff (minimal and realistic) would be required to support the following:

      6 locations within a 30 mile radius / VPN
      1 location is 24/7
      11 servers (TS based SQL app)
      120 workstations
      20 printers
      PACS integration and upkeep of a multitude of medical imaging modalities
      Multi OS – XP, 7, Mac, Wyse, (pushing Ubuntu out where I can)
      Web – Internet & Intranet. All aspects except content collection.
      Avaya IP Office – 200 + phones
      Running cable / New drops
      Responsible for all IT related decision making and interaction with 3rdparty vendors

      The only thing I don’t involve myself with is the Cisco side. It was installed pre-me and that third party still supports...

      This topic first appeared in the Spiceworks Community
                Microchip captures clusters of circulating tumor cells - NIH study        
      Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. The work was funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the  …
                Radiation Biology of Medical Imaging        

      Radiation Biology of Medical Imaging

      Charles A. Kelsey, Philip H. Heintz, Gregory D. Chambers, Daniel J. Sandoval, Natalie L. Adolphi, Kimberly S. Paffett, "Radiation Biology of Medical Imaging"
      English | 2014 | ISBN: 0470551771 | 320 pages | EPUB | 9.7 MB


                On This Day in Math - August 9        


      You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
      — Marvin Minsky

      The 221st day of the year; 221 the sum of consecutive prime numbers in two different ways 221 = (37 + 41 + 43 + 47 + 53) = (11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41)

      221221 + 122 is prime, it is the only known number greater than one with this property.

      221 is the number of 7-vertex Hamiltonian planar graphs ( a graph that allows a closed path that visits each node exactly once.)



      EVENTS
      0975 "The Sun was eclipsed . . . . Some people say that it was entirely total. During the hours mao and ch'en (some time between 5 and 9 h) it was all gone. It was the colour of ink and without light. All the birds flew about in confusion and the various stars were all visible. There was a general amnesty (on account of the eclipse)." From: Nihon Kiryaku. "At the hour ch'en (7-9 h), the Sun was eclipsed; it was completely total. All under heaven became entirely dark and the stars were all vis ible."
      From: Fuso Ryakki. "The Sun was eclipsed; it was all gone. It was like ink and without light. The stars were all visible (or: stars were visible in the daytime)." From: Hyaku Rensho. These three Japanese quotations refer to a total solar eclipse of 9 August AD 975. Quoted in Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation, by F Richard Stephenson, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pages 267 and 268. *NSEC

      1207 An educational institution is founded for the study of the works of Bhaskara II, an Indian mathematician and astronomer.*VFR
      Bhaskara II was rightly achieved an outstanding reputation for his remarkable contribution. In 1207 an educational institution was set up to study Bhaskaracharya's ("Bhaskara the teacher")works. A medieval inscription in an Indian temple reads: Triumphant is the illustrious Bhaskaracharya whose feats are revered by both the wise and the learned. A poet endowed with fame and religious merit, he is like the crest on a peacock. It is from this quotation that the title of Joseph's book comes. *SAU


      1654 Fermat to Carcavi "Monsieur, I was overjoyed to have had the same thoughts as those of M. Pascal, for I greatly admire his genius and I believe him to be capable of solving any problem he attempts. The friendship he offers is so dear to me and so precious that I shall not scruple to take advantage of it in publishing an edition of my Treatises. If it does not shock you, you could both help in bringing out this edition, and I suggest that you should be the editors: you could clarify or augment what seems too brief and thus relieve me of a care which my work prevents me from taking. I would like this volume to appear without my name even, leaving to you the choice of designation which would indicate the author, whom you could qualify simply as a friend." *York Univ Hist of Stats.

      1658 Simon Douw obtains a patent for a pendulum clock that will draw Huygen’s attack in Horologium. “Today, no clock by Simon Douw is known; I find that most curious, it is as if he has been excised from history, deliberately. Dutch Court papers described Douw as "City clockmaker of Rotterdam... a master in the art of great tower, domestic or office clocks", ("en meester in de kunst van groote Toorn, Camer ofte Comptoirwerken"). Yet his mechanical insights. his escapement, also his drive mechanisms, are best, and now only, revealed by his Patent Grant on August 9th, 1658, and by the evidence and judgement in a claim and counterclaim started in the Provinces of Holland and West Friesland, but then referred to the Court of The Netherlands in October 1658, with a Judgement by Consent on December 5th, 1658. And that case went entirely in Douw's favour, against the highly favoured joint Complainants Huygens and Coster.
      In itself, that is remarkable. Huygens, the Noble patrician, the most famous Dutch scientist, and the self-professed inventor of the pendulum clock, who had in the course of this trial published "Horologium", was forced by the judges to settle the case rather than face unfavourable verdict; also to concede Consent; also one-third Royalties to Douw. It would have been a crushing humiliation for Huygens, the seed of his libels. Subsequently, the Lower Court of Holland, Zeeland and Friesland confirmed to Douw, on December 16th and 19th 1658, their Upper Court's judgement by consent”. * From Keith Piggott

      1898 Rudolf Diesel patents an internal combustion engine in the US (filed July 15, 1895.) "My invention has reference to improvements in apparatus for regulating the fuel supply in slow-combustion motors" *Google.com

      1975 To display Mexican-Lebanese friendship, Mexico issued a stamp of the Teacher’s Monument in Mexico City by I. Naffa al Rozzi, which shows Cadmus, a mythical Phoenician, teaching the alphabet.



      BIRTHS

      1537 Franciscus Barocius (9 August 1537 – 23 November 1604) born. In 1560 he published the first important translation of Proclus’ commentary on the first book of Euclid’s Elements. In 1587 he was brought before the Inquisition on charges of sorcery, more particularly of having caused a torrential rainstorm in Crete. *VFR

      1602 Gilles de Roberval (August 9, 1602 – October 27, 1675)(His date of birth is given as 8th, 9th and 10th in various sources) was a French scientist who developed powerful methods in the early study of integration.*SAU Roberval was one of those mathematicians who, just before the invention of the infinitesimal calculus, occupied their attention with problems which are only soluble, or can be most easily solved, by some method involving limits or infinitesimals, which would today be solved by calculus. He worked on the quadrature of surfaces and the cubature of solids, which he accomplished, in some of the simpler cases, by an original method which he called the "Method of Indivisibles"; but he lost much of the credit of the discovery as he kept his method for his own use, while Bonaventura Cavalieri published a similar method which he independently invented.
      Another of Roberval’s discoveries was a very general method of drawing tangents, by considering a curve as described by a moving point whose motion is the resultant of several simpler motions. He also discovered a method of deriving one curve from another, by means of which finite areas can be obtained equal to the areas between certain curves and their asymptotes. To these curves, which were also applied to effect some quadratures, Evangelista Torricelli gave the name "Robervallian lines."
      (He also wrote a) work on the system of the universe, in which he supports the Copernican heliocentric system and attributes a mutual attraction to all particles of matter. *Wik

      1757 Thomas Telford (9 August 1757 Glendinning, Westerkirk, Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland - 2 September 1834 (aged 77) 24 Abingdon Street, Westminster, London) He is the founder of modern bridge construction, his crowning achievement being the Menai suspension bridge in Wales. Do you know the shape of the cables on a suspension bridge? *VFR

      1776 Count Amedeo Avogadro (9 August 1776, Turin, Piedmont – 9 July 1856) Italian chemist and physicist who found that at the same temperature and pressure equal volumes of all perfect gases contain the same number of particles, known as Avogadro's Law (1811) leading to the Avogadro's constant being 6.022 x 1023 units per mole of a substance. He realized the particules could be either atoms, or more often, combinations of atoms, for which he coined the word "molecule." This explained Gay-Lussac's law of combining volumes (1809). Further, Avogadro determined from the electrolysis of water that it contained molecules formed from two hydrogen atoms for each atom of oxygen, by which the individual oxygen atom was 16 times heavier than one hydrogen atom (not 8 times as suggested earlier by Dalton.) The Italian, Romano Amadeo Carlo Avogadro, had suggested [in 1811] that all gases have the same number of molecules in a given volume. Loschmidt figured out [in 1865] how many molecules that would be. John D. Cook suggested that maybe it should be called Loschmidt's constant, and pointed out three interesting coincidences involving Avogadro's Constant:
      NA is approximately 24! (i.e., 24 factorial.)
      The mass of the earth is approximately 10 NA kilograms.
      The number of stars in the observable universe is 0.5 NA.
      *John D. Cook, The Endeavour Blog

      1819 Jonathan Homer Lane (August 9, 1819, Geneseo, New York – May 3, 1880, Washington D.C.) U.S. astrophysicist who was the first to investigate mathematically the Sun as a gaseous body. His work demonstrated the interrelationships of pressure, temperature, and density inside the Sun and was fundamental to the emergence of modern theories of stellar evolution.*TIS

      1911 William Alfred "Willie" Fowler (August 9, 1911 – March 14, 1995)
      American astrophysicist. He should not be confused with the British astronomer Alfred Fowler.
      Fowler won the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship of the American Astronomical Society in 1963, the Eddington Medal in 1978, the Bruce Medal in 1979, and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe (shared with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar). *TIA

      1919 Leona Woods (August 9, 1919 – November 10, 1986), later known as Leona Woods Marshall and Leona Woods Marshall Libby, was an American physicist who helped build the first nuclear reactor and the first atomic bomb.
      At age 23, she was the youngest and only female member of the team which built and experimented with the world's first nuclear reactor (then called a pile ), Chicago Pile-1, in a project led by her mentor Enrico Fermi. In particular, Woods was instrumental in the construction and then utilization of geiger counters for analysis during experimentation. She was the only woman present when the reactor went critical. She worked with Fermi on the Manhattan Project, and, together with her first husband John Marshall, she subsequently helped solve the problem of xenon poisoning at the Hanford plutonium production site, and supervised the construction and operation of Hanford's plutonium production reactors.
      After the war, she became a fellow at Fermi's Institute for Nuclear Studies. She later worked at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and New York University, where she became a professor in 1962. Her research involved high-energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology. In 1966 she divorced Marshall and married Nobel laureate Willard Libby. She became a professor at the University of Colorado, and a staff member at RAND Corporation. In later life she became interested in ecological and environmental issues, and she devised a method of using the isotope ratios in tree rings to study climate change. She was a strong advocate of food irradiation as a means of killing harmful bacteria. *Wik

      1927 Marvin Minsky (August 9, 1927 - January 24, 2016 (aged 88)) Biochemist and the founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Project. Marvin Minsky has made many contributions to AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics. He holds several patents, including those for the first neural-network simulator (SNARC, 1951), the first head-mounted graphical display, the first confocal scanning microscope, and the LOGO "turtle" device. His other inventions include mechanical hands and the "Muse" synthesizer for musical variations (with E. Fredkin). In recent years he has worked chiefly on imparting to machines the human capacity for commonsense reasoning. *TIS He died in Boston of a cerebral hemorrhage .

      1940 Linda Goldway Keen (8 August 1940- ) In addition to studying Riemann surfaces, Keen has worked in hyperbolic geometry, Kleinian groups and Fuchsian groups, complex analysis, and hyperbolic dynamics. In the field of hyperbolic geometry, she is known for the Collar lemma.
      Keen has worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Hunter College, University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, Boston University, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as at various mathematical institutes in Europe and South America. After her initial appointment in 1965, in 1974 Keen was promoted to Full Professor at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
      Keen served as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics during 1985-1986 and as vice-president of the American Mathematical Society during 1992-1995. She served on the Board of Trustees of the American Mathematical Society from 1999-2009 and as Associate Treasurer from 2009-2011. In 1975, she presented an AMS invited address and in 1989 she presented an MAA joint invited address. In 1993 she was selected as a Noether Lecturer. *Wik

      1943 Jacques Lewiner, (9 August, 1943 - ) is a French physicist and inventor. He is Professor and Honorary Scientific Director of École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI ParisTech).
      His works have been devoted to electrical insulators and particularly electrets, instrumentation and sensors, for instance in medical imaging, or on the improvement of telecommunication networks.
      He has filed a large number of patent applications leading to industrial development, either through licenses granted to industrial companies or through start-up companies often created with former students or researchers. He has participated in the creation of various technology oriented start up companies, for instance Inventel, specializing in Telecommunications, Finsécur which develops and markets fire detection systems, Sculpteo which is an online 3D printing platform, Roowin in the field of chemical synthesis and Cynove in embedded electronics devices. Most of these companies have experienced a strong growth. For instance Inventel, which was the French leader for multimedia gateways was bought by Thomson SA in 2005.
      Lewiner is laureate of the French Academy of Sciences in 1990, Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor, member of the French Academy of Technologies since 2005 and Honorary Fellow of the Technion. *Wik


      DEATHS

      1932 John Charles Fields died (May 14, 1863 - August 9, 1932). In his will he left funds for an international medal for contributions to mathematics. The International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich in 1932 adopted the proposal, and the first Fields Medals were awarded at the Oslo Congress in 1936 to Lars Ahlfors, age 29 of Harvard, and Jesse Douglas, age 39 of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. *VFR It became the most prestigious award for mathematicians, often referred to as the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for mathematicians. As a professor at the University of Toronto, he had worked to bring the International Congress of Mathematicians to Toronto (1924). The Congress was so successful that afterward there was a surplus of about\( $2,500\) which Fields, as chairman of the organizing committee, proposed be used to fund two medals to be awarded at each of future Congresses. This was approved on 24 Feb 1931. He died the following year, leaving \($47,000\) as additional funding for the medals, which have been awarded since 1936.*TIS


      1969 Cecil Frank Powell (5 December 1903 – 9 August 1969) British physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1950 for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a heavy subatomic particle. The pion proved to be the hypothetical particle proposed in 1935 by Yukawa Hideki of Japan in his theory.*TIS

      1994 Helena Rasiowa (June 20, 1917 – August 9, 1994) worked in algebraic logic and the mathematical foundations of computer science.*SAU

      2006 James Alfred Van Allen (September 7, 1914 – August 9, 2006) American physicist who discovered the Earth's magnetosphere, two toroidal zones of radiation due to trapped charged particles encircling the Earth (also known as the Van Allen radiation belts). During WWII he gained experience miniaturizing electronics, such as in the proximity fuse of a missile. After the war, he studied cosmic radiation, taking advantage of the unused German stock of V2 rockets launched into the outer regions of the atmosphere, carrying research devices using radio to relay back the data gathered. He was also involved in the early U.S. space program, and he had radiation measuring instruments on the first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, launched 31 Jan 1958 with follow-up carried out by satellites Explorer 3 and 4 later the same year.*TIS

      2007 Graham Robert Allan (August 13, 1936 Southgate, London - August 9, 2007 (aged 70)) was an English mathematician, specializing in Banach algebras. He was a reader in functional analysis and vice-master of Churchill College at Cambridge University. *Wik



      Credits
      *CHM=Computer History Museum
      *FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
      *NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
      *RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
      *SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
      *TIA = Today in Astronomy
      *TIS= Today in Science History
      *VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
      *Wik = Wikipedia
                Antimatter Is Starting to Yield Its Secrets        

      Is antimatter just like matter, but, well, opposite?

      This question has bedeviled physicists for decades. Antimatter is very similar to matter —it’s made up of subatomic particles juts like matter is, but they have an opposite electric charge. So an antimatter electron has a positive charge and is called a positron (a “normal” matter* electron has a negative charge). An antimatter proton has a negative charge, and though I really wish they were called negatrons instead they’re just called antiprotons. Which is still cool.

      Other than that, antimatter should behave just like normal matter. You can take an antielectron and an antiproton, put them together, and they’ll form an antihydrogen atom, the antimatter version of a normal hydrogen atom.

      But does it behave like a normal matter of hydrogen? We know a lot about how hydrogen goes about its business, to extremely high precision. But antihydrogen is tougher to figure out for two reasons: Making it is hard, and studying it is harder.

      Antimatter has an irritating quality: If it touches its normal matter counter part, they annihilate, turning into pure energy. A lot of it. That is, after all, why the Federation uses it as a power source for their starships. Duh.

      Anyway, it takes extremely high energies to make antimatter, the kind of energies you get in a particle accelerator, and we see positrons from them all the time (they occur in small quantities naturally, too, when some radioactive elements decay, and in fact are even used for medical imaging in PET scans; the P stands for positron).

      High energies means high speeds, so you get these antiparticles whizzing around, and you have to slow (cool) them. But when you do that, then what? If you try to put them in a jar or a vault or a net, they react with the matter, and kaboom!

      To overcome this, scientists use magnets. Charged particles are affected by magnetic fields, so if you’re clever —and we humans are— you can create a magnetic bottle to trap the particles. This has actually been done for years.

      The tricky part is catching lots of them. Then the next tricky part is catching both antiprotons and positrons. Then the next tricky part after that is merging the two so they can naturally form antihydrogen. Then the subsequent next tricky part after that is to keep that antiatom trapped.

      That last part is pretty hard; once a positron hooks up with an antiproton, they form a neutral antihydrogen atom, which is no longer affected by the magnetic bottle. It then falls away, hits the side of your metal container in your lab, and produces a teeny weeny flash of light.

      Now comes the next clever bit. An antihydrogen (or even normal hydrogen) atom looks neutral when you’re far from it, but up close it’s still made of a pair of particles, one positively and the other negatively charged. This means it’ll react very weakly to much more sophisticated magnetic fields (an octopole field, for those taking notes at home), which can then be used to trap the antihydrogen before it goes poof.

      Still with me? Because now comes the very, very cool part: Once you have an antihydrogen atom trapped, you can start poking at it with science and see what makes it tick.

      And now (finally!) we come to why I’m writing this article: Scientists at CERN have, for the very first time, been able to take an optical spectrum of an antihydrogen atom. That’s pretty big news! It shows that to the accuracy of their measurements, antihydrogen obeys the same laws of physics as good ol’ normal hydrogen.

      In a normal hydrogen atom, the electron whizzes around the proton in the nucleus in a very specific way (if you want a more detailed explanation, my episode about light for Crash Course Astronomy will cure what ails ya). If you give the electron a little more energy, it jumps to a new level, whizzing around in a very specific but different way. It takes a very precise amount of energy to do that, which we call a quantum, and is where the whole “quantum mechanics” thing comes from.

      Anyway, it’s like walking up a flight of steps; you can climb up one step at a time, or two, or three, but not one-and-a-half; if you don’t have enough energy to get up to the higher step, you stay where you are.

      For electrons, that energy can be given to it in the form of light. What we call “color” is really the energy of the light; red is lower energy and blue higher. So if you can tune a laser’s color to be the exact right energy, you can use it to zap an atom and ping the electron to the next level, then see if you had any effect on it.

      This is precisely what the scientists did. But there’s one final problem: How do you measure what it is you did? How do you know that you had an effect on the antihydrogen when you zap it with the laser?

      The actual physics involved is quite complicated, but in the end, one thing that can happen is the laser can excite the positron enough to make it leave the antihydrogen atom. If that happens, then the positron and the antiproton from the atom fall their separate way, react with the normal matter in the chamber, and give off little flashes of light. Those flashes can be carefully measured to make sure they actually did come from the positron and antiproton, confirming the laser zapping worked.

      This procedure only works if the laser is tuned to precisely the right energy. What the scientists found (by running the experiment with different laser energies) is that this only works if you use the same exact laser energy as you would on normal matter hydrogen atoms. In other words, antihydrogen and hydrogen obey the same laws of physics!

      Well, within experimental error that is, which is a few parts in ten billion. We can do far better with normal hydrogen, which is easier to study; we know the energy we need to a few parts in a thousand trillion. Still, this new result is exciting, and is one of the first steps to understanding antimatter far better. Here’s a short video with Jeffrey Hangst, the spokesperson for the ALPHA collaboration that did the experiments:

      We still don’t know everything about antimatter. We have very complex physical models built up over the past century or so on how it should all work, but we really want experimental results to make sure the theories are right. The good news here is that, so far, they are.

      But there are still questions. One funny one I like in particular: Does antimatter fall up or down? If you had a tennis ball made of antimatter (warning: Do not try this at home or on any habitable planet) and dropped it, would gravity pull it up or down? Most physicists think it would fall down just like a normal tennis ball, but there are some ideas that gravity would work on it backwards. I doubt very strongly that’s the case, but now that we can actually make antihydrogen atoms we can start testing ideas like that directly.

      I know it’s small scale and a little bit weird, but This. Is. So. Amazing. We are probing the fundamental forces and energies that the Universe itself is made of, testing it to see how it works, and what we can make of it.

      And I mean that literally. I may have joked about warp drives earlier, but antimatter would make a dandy energy source for rockets even as we use them now, and who knows what else we’ll learn, what science fictional technologies await as we uncover more of what antimatter is telling us.

      Remember: The computer (or phone or tablet or whatever) on which you are reading these very words is possible because we figured out how electrons work, how atoms work, even that they exist at all. What will we be able to do as we find out even more about the quantum Universe?

      * Calling the kind of matter we see all around us and from what we’re made “normal” sounds vaguely racist to me. Or maybe fermionist. But in this case it’s OK; the vast majority of stuff we can see in the Universe is normal matter, with very little antimatter. The reason for the extreme lack of antimatter is still a mystery.


                Lantis Laser (LLSR), Set Upon Revolutionizing Dental Technology, Article Posted on BeaconEquity.com        

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                 LARS network filtration in the study of EEG brain connectivity         
      Wang, Y., Chung, M. K., Bachhuber, D. R. W., Schaefer, S. M., Van Reekum, C. M. and Davidson, R. J. (2015) LARS network filtration in the study of EEG brain connectivity. In: Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2015 IEEE 12th International Symposium on, pp. 30-33. doi: 10.1109/ISBI.2015.7163809
                Medical Imaging Researcher, Optical Equipment Industry Leader Selected for High Honors by SPIE        

      A medical imaging research scientist from Los Alamos National Lab and the president of precision motion systems manufacturer Physik Instrumente USA have been selected for top awards by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Ken Hanson of LANL and Brian Lula of PI have been invited to receive the SPIE 2017 Directors’ and President’s awards, respectively, during SPIE Optics + Photonics in August.

      (PRWeb June 23, 2017)

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                â€˜Grand Challenge’ targeting prostate lesion diagnostic imaging is launched        

      Training data sets were released this week in a “Grand Challenge” on quantitative image analysis methods for diagnosing clinically significant prostate lesions. Results from participants in the PROSTATEx Challenge being conducted by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, along with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the National Cancer Institute, will be compared during SPIE Medical Imaging 2017 in Orlando, Florida, in February.

      (PRWeb November 23, 2016)

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                Kwara State College Of Health Tech, Offa 2017/18 Late Admission Form Out        
      Kwara State College Of Health, Offa 2017/18 Late Admission Form Out

      Qualified applicants may still apply as the College has extended the application deadline. Late registration will close on the 28th of August, 2017.

      Late Registration 2017/18 Application Closes on 28th Aug


      The entrance examination and interview will hold on Tuesday, 29th of August.

      Applicants are advised to print their schedule after completing the application form.

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various programmes of the College which commences on Monday, 4th April, 2017 and closes on 28th August, 2017.

      Please note that the entrance examination will be conducted using computers i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). The test will be taken at Offa (the College) from 1st August, 2017.

      COURSES OFFERED
      1. COMMUNITY HEALTHi. NDC (NATIONAL DIPLOMA COMMUNITY)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC, GCE, OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
      2. DENTAL HEALTH
        i. DST (DENTAL SURGERY TECHNOLOGY)
        ii. DHT (DENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN)

        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO DST/DHT
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits pass in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
      3. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
        i . EHT (ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)

        ii. EVT (NATIONAL DIPLOMA ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        GCE, NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Four (4) Credits in the following subjects
        (English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and Credit or Pass in Mathematics

        iii. EHA (ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANT)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        GCE, NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Four (4) Credits in the following subjects
        (English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and Credit or Pass in Mathematics

        iv. HEP (HEALTH EDUCATION PROMOTION)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Four (4) Credits in the following subjects
        (English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and Credit or Pass in Mathematics
      4. HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

        HIT (HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        A minimum of three (3) Credits and 2 Pass
        The Credit must include:
        English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Health Science
        And passes in two (2) of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, and Agric. Science

        NDHIM (NATIONAL DIPLOMA HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC, GCE OR NABTEB
        A minimum of Five (5) Credits which must include the following subjects
        (English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Health Science, Physics/Chemistry and any subject chosen from the following Economics, Geography, Religious Knowledge, and Nigerian Language)
      5. MEDICAL LABORATORY

        i. MLT (MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, GCE, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Four (4) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry) and Credit or Pass in Physics

        ii. MLA (MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, GCE, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Four (4) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Physics) and Credit or Pass in Chemistry
      6. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

        i. PHN (HND) (PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING)
        ii. HT (HEALTH TECHNICIAN)
        iii.HA (HEALTH ASSISTANT)

        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        GCE, NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        FIVE (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
      7. BIO MEDICAL ENGINEERING

        i. BME (BIO MEDICAL ENGINEERING)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
      8. ORTHOPAEDIC

        i. OCT (ORTHOPAEDIC CAST TECHNICIAN)
        ii. POT (PROSTHETICS ORTHOTICS TECHNICIAN)

        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
      9. HEALTH EDUCATION

        i. HET (HEALTH EDUCATION TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS
        Four (4) Credits in NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        (Mathematics, English, Biology/Health Science, Economics), + any other one in (Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Agricultural Science)
      10. OPTHALMIC TECHNICIAN

        i. OPT (OPTHALMIC TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
      11. X-RAY AND MEDICAL IMAGING

        i. (X-RAY TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
      12. COMMUNITY NUTRITION 

        i. CNT (COMMUNITY NUTRITION TECHNICIAN)
        REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
        NECO, WAEC OR NABTEB
        Five (5) Credits in the following subjects
        (Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
      13. PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT
        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates seeking admission into National Diploma in Physiotherapy course must possess a minimum of five (5) credits at not more than two (2) sittings in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
        DURATION: Six (6) semesters including practicals 
      HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (HND)
      ADMISSION INTO NATIONAL DIPLOMA IS OPEN INTO THE FOLLOWING COURSES

      1. HND Environmental Health Technology
      2. HND Health Information Management
      3. HND Community Health
      ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
      Prospective candidates must have completed the National Diploma (ND) programme in relevant area with at least lower credit pass at the final examinations.

      1. Five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
      2. Evidence of completion of one year industrial training (IT) from recognized institution
      DURATION
      Four (4) semesters i.e two (2) academic sessions including practical attachment
      REMEDIAL STUDIES
      This is intended to make up for O’level deficiencies.
      Applications are invited from suitable candidates into remedial studies of the college, it is aimed at preparing candidates for automatic admission into any courses of study into the college.
      Admission into the College of Health Technology Offa is automatic provided a remedial programme as follows:

      1. Obtained a minimum of 2.0CGP from O’level subjects undertook at the college
      2. Remedied all necessary O’level deficiencies
      All successful candidates will be placed into courses of their choice.
      DURATION:    6 months
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                Sonographer - Kawana Medical Imaging Sunshine Coast        
      QLD-Sunshine Coast Region, Fantastic opportunities are now available for exerienced Sonographers to join QDI`s soon to open state of the art site on the Sunshine Coast. Queensland Diagnostic Imaging "QDI" provides a comprehensive range of imaging services including General X-ray, Dental Imaging, Fluoroscopic and Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Digital Subtraction Angiography, Ultrasound, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicin
                Sonographer - Medical Imaging Campbelltown        
      NSW-Campbelltown, Fantastic opportunity for a motivated Sonographer to work at our Medical Imaging Campbelltown. FT or PT hours are available. Healthcare Imaging Services (HIS) currently operates over 140 imaging centres in Australia, performing more than 2.2 million examinations annually. HIS provides a full variety of imaging centres including public hospitals, private hospitals and community-based centres and me
                2017-06-27 New Hybrid Operating Room in Getinge Experience Center        

      Getinge is pleased to announce the opening of a new modern hybrid operating room (OR) in the Experience Center in Rastatt, Germany. The Hybrid OR – a surgical theatre equipped with advanced medical imaging devices – enables intraoperative 2D and 3D imaging during minimally-invasive surgery.

      The Getinge Experience Center (formerly the Getinge Showroom) is an international knowledge hub that presents a wide range of products and solutions within a complete, real-world medical setting. This center welcomes over 24,000 healthcare professionals per year. The new Hybrid OR is equipped with a combination of the new ARTIS pheno® robotic C-arm from Siemens Healthineers, the Maquet Magnus Operating Table and associated products (such as the Maquet Moduevo ceiling supply units, soon to be installed). This facility creates a unique environment where visitors can envision the possibilities of intraoperative imaging.

      The Hybrid OR was officially opened on Tuesday 20 June 2017 by Frédéric Pette, Acting President Surgical Workflows, Getinge and Dr. Heinrich Kolem, President Advanced Therapy, Siemens Healthineers.

      Frédéric Pette shared the visionary nature of the partnership and the strong focus on research and development. “With Siemens Healthineers we have a partner that has enabled us to upgrade our Hybrid OR with the latest robotic C-arm on the market. The combination of ARTIS pheno® and Maquet Magnus is taking imaging to a new level. And this is just the beginning. Our strategic partnership will lead to more innovative solutions in the near future.” 

      “The last five years of our partnership have shown us that Getinge and Siemens Healthineers share a common vision - bringing imaging systems, robotics and surgery together. Therefore it was an easy decision for us to install one of the first ARTIS pheno® here at Getinge’s Experience Center and make this vision accessible to our customers. It also underlines how valuable this partnership is to us.” Dr. Heinrich Kolem added.

      About ARTIS pheno®

      ARTIS pheno® is an angiography system delivering images for individualized preprocedural planning, intraoperative guidance, and immediate assessment. The unique floor-mounted robotic C-arm system allows patients to be treated in a hybrid operating room regardless of their size, condition, or positioning needs, meeting the significant challenges modern minimally invasive treatment poses to imaging systems.

      About the Getinge Hybrid OR

      Getinge is a market leader in the hybrid OR market, completing over 900 installations worldwide, and providing the complete range of products including operating tables, surgical lights, ceiling supply units, wall and ceiling elements, anesthesia units, heart-lung machines and OR integration. 

      About Getinge

      Getinge is a global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, sterilization departments and for life science companies and institutions. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships with clinical experts, healthcare professionals and medtech specialists, we are improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.


                Predicting community resilience and recovery after a disaster        
      After 9/11, I was asked by the Baltimore City Health Commissioner to help prepare the city for a radiation terrorism event, because my entire career up until that point had been in radiation-based medical imaging. I didn’t know anything about public health preparedness at the time, but I found it very fulfilling to work with the city health department and other first responders, especially fire and police. Public health preparedness science and research is more than multi-disciplinary, it’s trans-disciplinary, which is what makes it fun. Connecting behavioral and social science The Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness has a
                There's No DRM in JPEG—Let's Keep It That Way        

      If you have ever tried scanning or photocopying a banknote, you may have found that your software—such as Adobe Photoshop, or the embedded software in the photocopier—refused to let you do so. That's because your software is secretly looking for security features such as EURion dots in the documents that you scan, and is hard-coded to refuse to let you make a copy if it finds them, even if your copy would have been for a lawful purpose.

      Now imagine if you had the same problem with any image that you found online—that your computer wouldn't let you make a copy of Gene Wilder when making a image macro, or would stop you from reposting photos from an online catalog to your Pinterest account, or would prevent an artist from using a digital photograph as the basis for a new artwork. That's essentially what the JPEG Committee is discussing today in Brussels, when considering a proposal to add DRM to the JPEG image format.

      The professional version of the JPEG format, JPEG 2000, already has a DRM extension called JPSEC. But usage of JPEG 2000 is limited to highly specialized applications such as medical imaging, broadcast and cinema image workflows, and archival, therefore the availability of DRM in JPEG 2000 hasn't affected the use of images online, where the legacy JPEG format remains dominant. Now, the JPEG Privacy and Security group is considering essentially backporting DRM to legacy JPEG images, which would have a much broader impact on the open Web.

      EFF attended the group's meeting in Brussels today to tell JPEG committee members why that would be a bad idea. Our presentation explains why cryptographers don't believe that DRM works, points out how DRM can infringe on the user's legal rights over a copyright work (such as fair use and quotation), and warns how it places security researchers at legal risk as well as making standardization more difficult. It doesn't even help to preserve the value of copyright works, since DRM-protected works and devices are less valued by users.

      This doesn't mean that there is no place for cryptography in JPEG images. There are cases where it could be useful to have a system that allows the optional signing and encryption of JPEG metadata. For example, consider the use case of an image which contains personal information about the individual pictured—it might be useful to have that individual digitally sign the identifying metadata, and/or to encrypt it against access by unauthorized users. Applications could also act on this metadata, in the same way that already happens today; for example Facebook limits access to your Friends-only photos to those who you have marked as your friends.

      Currently some social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, automatically strip off image metadata in an attempt to preserve user privacy. However in doing so they also strip off information about authorship and licensing. Indeed, this is one of the factors that has created pressure for a DRM system that could prevent image metadata from being removed. A better solution, not requiring any changes to the JPEG image format, would be if platforms were to give users more control over how much of their metadata is revealed when they upload an image, rather than always stripping it all out.

      We encourage the JPEG committee to continue work on an open standards based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) architecture for JPEG images that could meet some of the legitimate use cases for improved privacy and security, in an open, backwards-compatible way. However, we warn against any attempt to use the file format itself to enforce the privacy or security restrictions that its metadata describes, by locking up the image or limiting the operations that can be performed on it.


                EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS         
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      June 21, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include: 
       
       
       
       
        
       
      LOCAL
      • Regional Chamber of Commerce paints hopeful picture of economic recovery (Ramona Patch)
      • SD Unified bringing back all laid off teachers (Voice of San Diego)
      • Switching on SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink (UTSanDiego)
      • New initiative launches in San Diego to reclaim science’s role in policy decisions (KPBS)
      • Helix leader Rani Goyal got $56,000 severance in settlement deal (La Mesa Patch)
      • The Starting Line: SDG&E’s Trojan Horse (San Diego Free Press)
      • UT CEO’s last media company sold interviews (CityBeat)
      • Man fatally stabbed in unincorporated La Mesa (La Mesa Patch)
      STATE 
      • California Dems resist Gov. Brown’s welfare plans (San Jose Mercury News)
      • California schools facing shorter year (Sacramento Bee)
      • Viewpoint: Voters have a right to know how much loopholes are costing state (Sacramento Bee)
      Read more for excerpts and links to full stories.
       
      LOCAL
       
      Regional Chamber of Commerce paints hopeful picture of economic recovery (Ramona Patch)
       
      June 19, 2012 -- The worst appears to be over for the recession in San Diego County, but it could still take a few years for the economy to return to pre-recession levels, according to a study released Tuesday by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
      The report (attached as a PDF) comes in the wake of last week’s announcement that San Diego had an 8.8 percent unemployment rate in May, with about 62,100 people out of work.
      http://ramona.patch.com/articles/regional-chamber-of-commerce-paints-hopeful-picture-of-economic-recovery-5e0dc83c
      SD Unified bringing back all laid off teachers (Voice of San Diego)
       
      June 19, 2012 -- Every one of the 1,372 teachers laid off earlier this year by the San Diego Unified School District will be back at school by Sept. 1, under a two-year deal agreed to by the district and the teachers union today.
      Negotiators for the San Diego Education Association, the local teachers union, agreed to put off a series of pay raises promised by the district two years ago, and also agreed to extend five unpaid furlough days for an additional two years.
       
      Switching on SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink (UTSanDiego)
       
      June 16. 2012 -- San Diego’s electron highway into the desert has arrived.
      With electricity switched on Sunday morning, the 500,000-volt transmission line cuts a jagged line across San Diego’s mountainous backdrop, skirting past reservoirs, the majestic El Cajon peak and the high country’s eagle nesting grounds.
      Descending to the Imperial Valley desert floor, silvery lattice transmission towers trail off toward the horizon.
      http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jun/16/electron-highway-pulls-san-diego/ 
      New initiative launches in San Diego to reclaim science’s role in policy decisions (KPBS)
       
      June 13, 2012 -- A new initiative from the Union of Concerned Scientists launched today in San Diego. It aims to build a Center for Science and Democracy to counter what it calls a "troubling trend": "understanding of science and respect for its role in decision making have declined."
       
      Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy at the organization, which was founded to make sure science is heard in policy debates, told KPBS the center wants to "restore that pragmatic, evidence-based dialogue where facts really matter."
      http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/jun/13/center-aims-unite-science-public-opinion/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kpbs%2Fmidday-edition+%28KPBS+Podcast%3A+Midday+Edition%29
       
      Helix leader Rani Goyal got $56,000 severance in settlement deal (La Mesa Patch)
       
      June 15, 2012 -- Rani Goyal was promised a $56,000 severance check from Helix Charter High School when she suddenly resigned May 25 under still mysterious circumstances.
      As executive director of the La Mesa school, she was almost two years into a four-year contract paying $130,000 a year plus expenses, according to documents obtained by Patch.
      http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/helix-leader-rani-goyal-got-56-000-severance-in-settlement-deal
       
      The Starting Line: SDG&E’s Trojan Horse (San Diego Free Press)
       
      June 18,201 -- SDG&E’s trojan horse… Michael Hiltzer in the LA Times reported Sunday on a scheme proposed by SDG&E that would give its 1.2 million customers the option of prepaying their electric bills. While the plan may sound appealing to those mostly working class consumers who favor prepaid cell phones and the like, there are significant disadvantages for consumers built into the proposal. Sign up for the prepaid program and you’re signing away virtually all the consumer protections governing disconnections. 
      http://sandiegofreepress.org/2012/06/the-starting-line-sdg-koch-bros-confab-set-for-san-diego/ 
       
      UT CEO’s last media company sold interviews (CityBeat)
       
      June 15, 2012 -- Last night on Twitter, Voice of San Diego's Rob Davis posted a link to a puff-piecey video clip about a local medical imaging and radiology center from Scott, BR kknd Amber, the centerpiece of the U-T San Diego's new television station. Davis asked, "Anyone know whether this company is a U-T advertiser?" 
      We'll leave Davis to get to the bottom of it, since so far he's done a fine job covering covering U-T San Diego's rapid degradation under its new owners. But we can say one thing: the U-T's new CEO's previous media venture sold on-air positive interviews to a government agency as part of a marketing package. http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/blog-946-u-t-ceos-last-media-company-sold-interviews.html
      Man fatally stabbed in unincorporated La Mesa (La Mesa Patch)
       
      Update: 4:18 p.m. Tuesday, June 19
      The man fatally stabbed Sunday night in unincorporated La Mesa has been identified as Jesse Lazarus Nader, 26. He was a Spring Valley resident.
      Original story:
      Homicide detectives searched Monday for a man who fatally stabbed another man inside a residence in an unincorporated area near La Mesa over the weekend, authorities said.
      http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/man-fatally-stabbed-in-unincorporated-la-mesa?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001
      STATE
       
      California Dems resist Gov. Brown’s welfare plans (San Jose Mercury News)
       
      June 19, 2012 -- California legislators may have passed a budget, but Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are fighting to a standoff over his proposal to restructure the state's welfare program.
      Brown is pressuring the Legislature for deeper cuts amid a projected $15.7 billion shortfall. Negotiations continued Monday with Democratic lawmakers resisting Brown's proposal to reduce welfare spending, one of many issues still to be resolved before the state's spending plan can be implemented.
       
      California schools facing shorter year (Sacramento Bee)
       
      June 19, 2012 -- Sydney Walker is scared. She is worried her children, who attend San Juan Unified schools, won't be prepared for college or classes next year if state lawmakers allow school districts to cut the school year by as many as 15 days.
      That could shorten the school year to 160 days – tying California with Colorado for the shortest school year, and well below the national norm of 180 days.
      http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/19/4572022/schools-facing-shorter-year.html
      Viewpoint: Voters have a right to know how much loopholes are costing state (Sacramento Bee)
       
      June 19, 2012 -- Despite a nearly $16 billion budget deficit,California is not a poor state. Nor is it a bad state in which to do business. For example, Cupertino-based Apple Computer is now the world's most valuable company. It reported nearly $1 billion in weekly profits last month and could potentially earn $45.6 billion in the current fiscal year, according to the New York Times. While Apple and several other Silicon Valley corporations, including Facebook, Google and Twitter are earning significant profits, the state's corporations are actually paying less this year than in prior years.

        


                Global Surgical Displays Market Research Report 2017 - AlphaView, COJE Displays, Ikegami Tsushinki, Kostec, Double Black        

      The research report on global Surgical Displays market have been presented with a view to offer key insights into the major application prospects, chief benefits and future challenges in the market. This research study is anticipated to guide the new and existing leading players in the Surgical Displays market in making effective business decisions.

      Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2017 -- The research report on global Surgical Displays market have been presented with a view to offer key insights into the major application prospects, chief benefits and future challenges in the market. This research study is anticipated to guide the new and existing leading players in the Surgical Displays market in making effective business decisions in order to sustain in the stiff competition of the global Surgical Displays market. The report throws light on the key geographical segments, product portfolio, key applications, and the competitive landscape of the global Surgical Displays market have been discussed in the study.

      Global Surgical Displays market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
      ADVANTECH Europe
      AlphaView
      Ampronix Medical Imaging Technology
      Barco
      COJE Displays
      Contact
      Double Black Imaging
      EIZO Corporation
      FSN Medical Technologies
      Ikegami Tsushinki
      Kostec

      To Get a Sample Copy of this Report Visit @ http://www.qyresearchreports.com/sample/sample.php?rep_id=1026234&type=E

      Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Surgical Displays in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering
      North America
      Europe
      China
      Japan
      Southeast Asia
      India

      On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
      LED Displays
      LCD Displays

      Furthermore, the research study provides a comprehensive list of all the leading players operating in the global Surgical Displays market. In addition, the company profiles, financial status, business strategies and policies, and the latest developments in the global Surgical Displays market have been provided in the research study.

      Explore Research Report with TOC @ http://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-surgical-displays-market-research-report-2017.htm

      Table of Contents

      1 Surgical Displays Market Overview
      1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Surgical Displays
      1.2 Surgical Displays Segment by Type (Product Category)
      1.2.1 Global Surgical Displays Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category) (2012-2022)
      1.2.2 Global Surgical Displays Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016
      1.2.3 LED Displays
      1.2.4 LCD Displays
      1.3 Global Surgical Displays Segment by Application
      1.3.1 Surgical Displays Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022)
      1.3.2 Hospital
      1.3.3 Clinic
      1.4 Global Surgical Displays Market by Region (2012-2022)
      1.4.1 Global Surgical Displays Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022)
      1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
      1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
      1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
      1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
      1.4.6 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

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                Ø§Ù… آر آی انتشاری (Diffusion MRI)        

       


      تصویربرداری تشدید مغناطیسی انتشاری یا DMRI 

      Diffusion MRI

      تصویربرداری تشدید مغناطیسی انتشاری یکی از روش‌های تصویربرداری غیر‌معمولی MRI است. این تکنیک یک معرفی جزئی و بخش بخش از ساختار میکرویی مغز در مقیاسی که به آسانی با دیگر متدها قابل دسترسی نیست ارایه می‌دهد و روند پیشرفت را از راه‌های مختلف برای پزشک مهیا می‌سازد. لذا  DMRI به عنوان یک ابزار قدرتمند و موثر در آزمایش سیستم اعصاب مرکزی گسترش یافته است.

       ØªØµÙ€ÙˆÛŒÙ€Ø±Ø¨Ø±Ø¯Ø§Ø±ÛŒ DMRI کنتراست تصویری را فراهم می کند که وابسته به حرکت مولکولی پروتون‌های آب در طول محورهای آکسونی است که ممکن است توسط بیماری تغییر پیدا کند این انتشار ناهمگون اطلاعات زیادی راجع به میلین سازی در مغز نابالغ، در طی بالغ شدن و در وضعیت‌های بیمار یا نرمال فراهم می‌کند که سایر متدها قادر به تولید آن‌ها نیست.  تصویربرداری مرسوم CT و MRI به اندازه کافی حساس برای ارزیابی حمله های بحرانی نیست. CT برای آشکارسازی خونریزی درون جمجمه ای کافی است، اما در مورد حملات بدون خونریزی، CTاسکن ‌ ممکن است برای 24 تا 36 ساعت اول منفی باشد. اما بسیاری از درمان های حملات جدید روی 3 ساعت اول بعد از شروع متمرکز می شوند. برای نمونه در بیماری MS موارد غیر عادی مشاهده شده در تصاویر MRI معمولی ارتباط بسیار ضعیفی با ناتوانی بیماری دارد مثلا در یک تصویر -W2T استاندارد امکان ندارد که بین ضایعات مختلف مشاهده شده بتوان درجات مختلفی از تخریب میلین را قائل شد، همچنین هیچ تمایزی در مناطقی که در حال از دست دادن میلین هستند با مناطقی که در حال بازسازی میلین اند نمی توان ایجاد کرد. در تصویربرداری DMRI انتشار در ماده سفید مغز دامنه‌های مختلفی دارد که اطلاعات جــدیــدی دربــاره بــی نـظـمــی‌هــا و اخـتــلالات مـیـلـیــن ارائــه مــی‌دهـد، البتـه ایـن نـوع تصویربرداری همچنین در خارج از CNS مثلا در چشم و کلیه استفاده شده است و کاربردهای آینده این همچون تصویربرداری دما است. 

       ‌اصول تصویربرداری تشدید مغناطیسی انتشاری
       ‌دیفیوژن ، بر اساس قانون Fick است. در این قانون ماده از ناحیه غلظت بیشتر به غلظت کمتر حرکت کند (ماده در جهت کاهش غلظت منتقل می شود.) 

      قانون فیک     
      DMRI از تغییرپذیری "حرکت براونی" مولکول های آب در بافت مغز استفاده می کند. حرکت براونی منسوب به حرکت تصادفی مولکول‌ها می شود. مولکول های آب در حرکت ثابت هستند و نرخ حرکت یا انتشار وابسته به انرژی جنبشی مولکول‌ها و حرارت (دما) است. در بافت های زیستی، انتشار دقیقا تصادفی نیست چون بافت، غشای سلول، ساختارهای رگ دار و لوله های آکسون ساختاری دارند که مقدار انتشار را مـحـدود مـی کـنند. همچنین فعل و انفعالات شیمیایی آب و مولکول های بزرگ ویژگی‌های انتشار را تغییر می دهند. بنابراین، در مغز Ø§Ù†ØªØ´Ø§Ø± آب Ø¨Ù‡ عنوان "انتشار ظاهری" منسوب می شود. معمولا کنتراست ساختارها با انتشار بالا روشن است و ساختارها با انتشار پایین تیره اند.  

      تکنیک های تصویربرداری انتشاری
      انـواع تـکـنـیـک هـای تـصـویـربرداری انتشاری شامل:

      -تصویربرداری انتشاری وزن دار‌ (Diffusion weighted imaging) یا DWI

      -تصویربرداری تانسور انتشاری (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) ÛŒØ§ DTI

      -ردیابی تانسور انتشاری یا ردیابی فیبر (DTT)


      در DWI به دلیل این‌که حتی حرکت‌های بسیار ناچیز بیمار در زمان تصویربرداری موجب حرکت آب در انتشار می‌شود لذا توالی بسیـار سـریـع در تصـویـربـرداری بـرای این نوع تـــصـــــویـــــربـــــرداری ضـــــروری اســـــت. انــجـــــام تـــصـــــویــــربــــرداری انــتــشــــاری بــــا اســتــفــــاده از تـــکـــنـــیـــــک‌هـــای تـــصـــــویــربــرداریecho-planar  spin-echo single-shot )SS-EPI) بسیار رایج است. تصاویر می‌توانند در یک کسری از ثانیه به دسـت آینـد لـذا آرتیفکـت‌های ناشی از ضربان قلب ، تنفس و حرکت بیمار کاهش می‌یابند. اما ایــن روش هــم کــاسـتــی هــایــی دارد، از جـمـلـه مــحـــدودیـــت‌هــای SS-EPI شــامــل رزولــوشــن مکانی پایین، اثرات مات شدن تصویر و به سبب جابجایی شیمیایی ، ناهمگونی میدان مغناطیسی و اثـرات حـسـاسـیـت مـکـانـی بـسیار حساس به آرتـیـفـکـت‌هـا اسـت لـذا کـاربـردهـای کـلـیـنیکی جدید دیگری ارایه شده اند. 

       
      DTI روشـی اسـت کـه اخـیرا معرفی شده که کمیت دامنه و جهت انتشار را در امتداد سه محور اصلی دارد. اطلاعات فراهم شده توسط DTI ØŒ کمی سازی معیارهای مختلف را اجازه می‌دهد، ایـن انـدازه گـیـری‌هـا اطـلاعـات یـکـتایی درباره ساختار میکرویی بافت سیستم اعصاب مرکزی (CNS) فــراهـم مـی‌کـنـنـد. DTI مـمـکـن اسـت در عـمـلـیـات کـلـیـنـیـکـی تـصـویـربـرداری مغز برای گروه‌های مختلف بیماری مفید باشد. 

      تصویر زیر:

       

       

      ماده سفید (White matter) مخ شامل سه دسته فیبر است:

      • فیبرهای ارتباطی (Association fibers)
      • فیبرهای اتصالی  (Commissural fibers)
      • فیبرهای تصویرکننده (Projection fibers) مانند فیبرهای کورتیکواسپاینال و کورتیکوبولبر

       

      ماده سفید مخ از طریق تصویربرداری تنسور انتشاری (DTI) در شکل زیر:

       

       

      کاربردها

      لـیـسـت کـوتاهی از این کاربردها در ادامه آمده است:
      -‌گسترش مغز نرمال و سالخوردگی
      -‌ناهنجاری‌های مادرزادی  
      -‌مـیـلـیـن زدایی و بیماری‌های فاسد کننده مغز
      -‌تومورها و برنامه‌های قبل از عمل جراحی
      -‌صرع
      -‌کم خونی موقت و سکته
      - Ø¨Ù€Ù€ÛŒÙ€Ù€Ù…ــــاری‌هــــای مــغــــزی ( مــــاده ســمــــی، متابولیسم‌، عفونت )
      -‌صدمات جراحت مغز
      -‌اختلالات روانی ، جنون ، افسردگی
      -‌نقشه برداری اتصال تابعی  
      -ارزیابی نخاع شوکی

       

      ردیابی فیبر (Tractography) اطلاعات کمی و کـیفی یکتایی برای کمک به مشاهده و مطالعه غـیـر‌تـهـاجمی ساختار رشته فیبر در مغز انسان فـراهـم مـی‌کـنـد. ایـن شـاخـه مطالعاتی هنوز در مراحل اولیه است اما بسیار سریع پیشرفت می‌کند. فرضیه استفاده شده در محاسبات ردیابی فیبر این است که جهت انتشار بسیار سریع ، رشته‌های ماده سفید را دنبال می‌کند.

      در  ادامه برخی از کاربردهای مهم آن بیان می‌شود:
      ‌جراحی مغز : Ú©Ù‡ ممکن است سبب آسیب به مجموعه فیبرهای مهم شود. اطلاع از گسترش آن‌ها می‌تواند برای جلوگیری از آسیب آمدن به رشته‌های فیبری بزرگ و کاهش صدمات وارده به بیمار استفاده شود.

      ‌توسط ردیابی فیبر می‌توان ماده سفید را مشاهده کرد که برای فهم بهتر آناتومی مغز لازم است. اندازه گیری‌های آن در سنین مختلف می‌تواند برای مشاهده گسترش مغز افراد و برخی اختلالات مغری مفید باشد.
      ‌اتصـال بیـن بخـش‌هـای مختلـف مغـز مـی‌تـوانـد بـزرگ شود که برای تحقیقات کاربردی و مورفولوژی در مغز مفید هست.
      ‌کاربردهای کلینیکی برای مطالعه خرابی بافت‌های ماده سفید و آشفتگی‌های مسیرهای فیبر به‌علت اختلالات مختلف مغز

      منابع

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      Many clinicians are well familiarized with standard contrast agents such as barium and iodinated compounds to enhance angiographic imaging. Ultrasound, capable of visualizing bloodflow with the use of doppler alone, is yet insufficiently sensitive to capture perfusion of organs and/or tumors at the capillary level. What special kinds of contrast enhancements are needed for ultrasound in this case? Dr. Stephanie Wilson, professor of medical imaging and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, discusses the science and art of using micro-bubble contrast agents, and the emergence of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) as a safer alternative to traditional angiography. Dr. Jason Birnholz hosts.
                 Application of a novel CCD technology to medical imaging         
      Harris, E.J.; (2002) Application of a novel CCD technology to medical imaging. Doctoral thesis, University of London. Green open access
                Leadership Matters: The Science of Communication and Connection, from cumanagement.org Daily Deposits.        
      A fundamental tenet of doing business is that effective communication between co-workers, departments and customers is essential—and occasionally challenging. On the list of the many responsibilities of credit union managers and executives, facilitating open and productive communications with members and among employees lands near the top. We all accept that human beings have different and unique ways of communicating, speaking and interacting, and we all have had the experience of struggling to connect because of those differences. Recent scientific research is revealing how and why we are different and building a better understanding of what we can do to better connect with each other. You Say Potato… New medical imaging technologies allow scientists to monitor how different parts of the human brain are activated when people speak and listen to each other. This research suggests that the different ways people communicate may be related to our unique brains, which deve...
                The run that took Kristi round the world         
      Crew member Kristi Wilson

      In early June 2012, Kristi Wilson was running near her New Jersey home in the USA. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary but little did she know that this run, on this particular day, was to end up taking her on a journey tens of thousands of miles around the world – multiple times.

      Kristi’s daily run took her past Liberty Landing marina and that’s where she first saw the brightly coloured Clipper 2011-12 Race fleet, with lots of crew all dressed in their team kit. Kristi had little previous sailing experience but, intrigued, she went for a closer look and got talking to one of our crew team. A short while later she had signed up for a crew presentation. Before the boats departed Kristi knew she wanted to race around the world in the next Clipper Race.

      Kristi explains: “When I signed up for the Clipper Race, my main intention was to go explore the world in a unique way. Although my previous career was successful, I had lost my passion for what I was doing and knew it would be hard for me to return to the same job.”

      Kristi quit her job in Medical Imaging Equipment Sales to take part in the full circumnavigation of the Clipper 2013-14 Race. She joined the team aboard Derry~Londonderry~Doire and volunteered to be the on board media crew member. Kristi was even selected to be one of our ’50:50’ poster crew for the Clipper Race marketing campaign. Following her circumnavigation Kristi used her new skills and experiences to successfully pursue a job managing Team Alvimedica’s social media during its recent Volvo Ocean Race campaign.

      “Although I wasn’t planning to start a new career, I saw the Clipper Race as a break from my day-to-day reality. But I knew that I wanted to make a career change post-race, although I had no idea what that would mean,” adds Kristi.

      “I fell in love with sailing, especially offshore racing during the Clipper Race, and thought there was no reason why I shouldn’t try to make a career out of it. The lifestyle and close-knit community of sailing was truly inspiring and I wasn’t interested in going back to the corporate world where I came from before the race.

      Kristi’s initial role for the Volvo Ocean Race was to manage Team Alvimedica’s social media channels, help launch the team’s new website, coordinate the content calendar for the weeks leading up to the start, and assist in ‘behind-the-scenes’ content generation. However, following the race start in Alicante, Kristi was offered a full-time position with the team as their Digital Content Coordinator.

      Three years on from that fateful run, Kristi is returning to the Clipper Race but this time as a professional onboard TV camera operator for our Official Host Broadcaster. Kristi will be filming on most of the race legs, this time moving around the different teams to capture the action and personal experiences of crew as the race unfolds over the next year.

      “Arriving in London to be involved in my third round-the-world race in as many years is incredible,” states Kristi. “Standing here in St Katharine Docks in the Clipper Race Village has brought back a flood of memories. It’s hard to imagine that just two years ago I was in the same shoes as the crew here, filled with excitement and wonder at the prospect of sailing around the world.”


      So what advice would she give to this race crew based on her previous experiences? Kristi responds: “Don’t get hung up on the small things that may seem big at the time. Learn to let them go. Tomorrow when you come on deck to another amazing sunrise or end a watch with hundreds of dolphins chasing the wake of your boat, you’ll realise how lucky you are and those things won’t feel so significant anymore.

      “The best part of the race is the memories of the people I shared the experience with, not which race we won or lost (with the exception of winning Sydney-Hobart of course!). My advice is to enjoy the experience, take the time to learn about those you are sailing with and those sailing on other crews.”

      However, joining the tenth edition of the Clipper Race is different for Kristi: “This time I won’t be racing around the world to take time off from work or tackle a personal adventure. This time my job is to capture the stories of crew. I’ll see their reactions as they face King Neptune when crossing the equator for the first time, tackle the swells of the Southern Ocean and survive the heat of the doldrums. Seeing as I enjoy sailing so much, it will be difficult for me not to jump in to hoist a sail or take the helm while flying a spinnaker, instead my hands will remain steady on the camera.

      “I am really looking forward to watching the crews evolve from the beginning of the race to the finish. The most exciting part is that I will get to jump from boat to boat throughout the race – witnessing different leadership styles from the skippers and observing different team dynamics. For me it’s important that I will be able to relate to the crew since I’ve experienced the race and I am sure they will all be teaching me a thing or two along the way.”

      Kristi will be aboard LMAX Exchange for the first race from London to Rio de Janeiro, which departs St Katharine Docks on Sunday 30 August. You can follow her journey on Twitter - @kristibwilson and Instagram - @Kristi360.


                ADDERView RDX 1000IP        
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      RDX 1000IP - High density rack tray with fully featured USB, PS/2, Sun and Video control for critical environments.

                PhD student Harish Mandalika develops 3D visualisation software        
      For his PhD program, Harish Mandalika is collaborating with MARS Bioimaging, Ltd to develop advanced tools for interacting with data. Specifically, he is going beyond the mouse and keyboard to give medical professionals a novel, intuitive way to study volumetric data from CT scans. If you were to fracture a bone, radiologists would use a CT scanner to examine the break. Most CT scanners operate in black-and-white, and they generate flat 2D images. The MARS group has developed a proprietary color scanner that generates color 2D data, and using cutting-edge technology from zSpace, Harish has developed software that transforms these 2D scans into 3D images. (For more information about the MARS scanner, read this article from Idealog.) Harish came to the HIT Lab NZ in 2013 because he wanted to study computer graphics. “Based on my skill set, that gives me two options: computer games and medical imaging,” he explains. For Harish, working on medical imaging technology gives him motivation to work and publish research. “You can’t do a PhD for the sake of doing a PhD. You have to find something you truly care about, because you will have to push yourself when no one else will push you,”....
                Duryea, Yoo Receive Distinguished Investigator Awards        
      Jeffrey Duryea, PhD, and Seung-Schik Yoo, PhD, MBA, of the Department of Radiology, were selected for the 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award by The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.
                Wells Honored by Academy of Radiology        
      William Mercer “Sandy” Wells, III, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, was recently named a 2015 Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator for his accomplishments in the medical imaging field.
                CD Image Import Reduces Unnecessary Imaging Exams in Emergency Rooms        
      With the ability to successfully import data from a CD-ROM containing the patient's diagnostic medical images, hospitals may be able to significantly reduce unnecessary medical imaging tests, some of which expose patients to radiation.
                NIH renews funds for the National Alliance for Medical Imaging Computing         
      NA-MIC awarded $15.8 million through the NIH Roadmap Initiative for medical research.
                Seminar on NIH Funding Mechanisms        

      Zeynep Erim, Ph.D., program director for the Division of Inter-Disciplinary Training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a talk on the agency's funding mechanisms for trainees and junior investigators at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10 in 210 Kupfrian Hall.

      Tagged: national institutes of health, nih, national institute of biomedical imaging and bioengineering, division of inter-disciplinary training, ph.d, zeynep erim



                 Automated Assessment of Polyethylene Wear in Cemented Acetabular Components using Anteroposterior Radiographs of Total Hip Replacements         
      Kerrigan, Stuart and McKenna, S.J. and Ricketts, I.W. and Wigderowitz, C.A. (2008) Automated Assessment of Polyethylene Wear in Cemented Acetabular Components using Anteroposterior Radiographs of Total Hip Replacements. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 32 (3). pp. 221-238. ISSN Print: 0895-6111 Online: 1879-0771
                Triassic Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Centres in USA and Canada        
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                      font-weight: normal;
                      text-decoration: underline;
                  }

                  /**
                  * @tip Set the styling for your email's center column content text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
                  */
                  .centerColumnContent{
                      color: #505050;
                      font-family: 'Montserrat', arial, sans-serif, helvetica;
                      font-size: 14px;
                      line-height: 150%;
                      padding-top: 0;
                      padding-right: 20px;
                      padding-bottom: 20px;
                      padding-left: 20px;
                      text-align: left;
                  }

                  /**
                  * @tip Set the styling for your email's center column content links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
                  */
                  .centerColumnContent a:link, .centerColumnContent a:visited, /* Yahoo! Mail Override */ .centerColumnContent a .yshortcuts /* Yahoo! Mail Override */{
                      color: #3d98c6;
                      font-weight: normal;
                      text-decoration: underline;
                  }

                  /**
                  * @tip Set the styling for your email's right column content text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
                  */
                  .rightColumnContent{
                      color: #505050;
                      font-family: 'Montserrat', arial, sans-serif, helvetica;
                      font-size: 14px;
                      line-height: 150%;
                      padding-top: 0;
                      padding-right: 20px;
                      padding-bottom: 20px;
                      padding-left: 20px;
                      text-align: left;
                  }

                  /**
                  * @tip Set the styling for your email's right column content links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
                  */
                  .rightColumnContent a:link, .rightColumnContent a:visited, /* Yahoo! Mail Override */ .rightColumnContent a .yshortcuts /* Yahoo! Mail Override */{
                      color: #3d98c6;
                      font-weight: normal;
                      text-decoration: underline;
                  }

                  .leftColumnContent img, .rightColumnContent img{
                      display: inline;
                      height: auto;
                      max-width: 260px;
                  }

                  /* ========== Footer Styles ========== */

                  /**
                  * @tip Set the background color and borders for your email's footer area.
                  * @theme footer
                  */
                  #templateFooter{
                      background-color: #F4F4F4;
                      border-top: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
                  }

                  /**
                  * @tip Set the styling for your email's footer text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
                  * @theme footer
                  */
                  .footerContent{
                      color: #808080;
                      font-family: 'Montserrat', arial, sans-serif, helvetica;
                      font-size: 10px;
                      line-height: 150%;
                      padding-top: 20px;
                      padding-right: 20px;
                      padding-bottom: 20px;
                      padding-left: 20px;
                      text-align: left;
                  }

                  .footerContent.social, .footerContent.social h4 {
                      text-align: center;
                  }

                  .footerContent.social a {
                      margin: 0 10px;
                  }

                  /**
                  * @tip Set the styling for your email's footer links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
                  */
                  .footerContent a:link, .footerContent a:visited, /* Yahoo! Mail Override */ .footerContent a .yshortcuts, .footerContent a span /* Yahoo! Mail Override */{
                      color: #606060;
                      font-weight: normal;
                      text-decoration: underline;
                  }

                  /* /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ MOBILE STYLES /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ */

                  @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){
                      /* /\/\/\/\/\/\/ CLIENT-SPECIFIC MOBILE STYLES /\/\/\/\/\/\/ */
                      body, table, td, p, a, li, blockquote{-webkit-text-size-adjust: none !important;} /* Prevent Webkit platforms from changing default text sizes */
                      body{width: 100% !important; min-width: 100% !important;} /* Prevent iOS Mail from adding padding to the body */

                      /* /\/\/\/\/\/\/ MOBILE RESET STYLES /\/\/\/\/\/\/ */
                      #bodyCell{padding: 10px !important;}

                      /* /\/\/\/\/\/\/ MOBILE TEMPLATE STYLES /\/\/\/\/\/\/ */

                      /* ======== Page Styles ======== */

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the template fluid for portrait or landscape view adaptability. If a fluid layout doesn't work for you, set the width to 300px instead.
                      */
                      #templateContainer{
                          max-width: 600px !important;
                          width: 100% !important;
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                      */
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                          line-height: 100% !important;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the second-level headings larger in size for better readability on small screens.
                      */
                      h2{
                          font-size: 20px !important;
                          line-height: 100% !important;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the third-level headings larger in size for better readability on small screens.
                      */
                      h3{
                          font-size: 18px !important;
                          line-height: 100% !important;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the fourth-level headings larger in size for better readability on small screens.
                      */
                      h4{
                          font-size: 16px !important;
                          line-height: 100% !important;
                      }

                      /* ======== Header Styles ======== */

                      #templatePreheader{display: none !important;} /* Hide the template preheader to save space */

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the main header image fluid for portrait or landscape view adaptability, and set the image's original width as the max-width. If a fluid setting doesn't work, set the image width to half its original size instead.
                      */
                      #headerImage{
                          height: auto !important;
                          max-width: 600px !important;
                          width: 100% !important;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the header content text larger in size for better readability on small screens. We recommend a font size of at least 16px.
                      */
                      .headerContent{
                          font-size: 20px !important;
                          line-height: 125% !important;
                      }

                      /* ======== Body Styles ======== */

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the body content text larger in size for better readability on small screens. We recommend a font size of at least 16px.
                      */
                      .bodyContent{
                          font-size: 18px !important;
                          line-height: 125% !important;
                      }

                      .templateDataTableContainer {
                          background-color: #ffffff;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Set the background color and border for your email's data table.
                      */
                      .templateDataTable{
                          background-color: #FFFFFF;
                          border: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Set the styling for your email's data table text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
                      */
                      .dataTableHeading{
                          background-color: #D8E2EA;
                          color: #336699;
                          font-family: 'Montserrat', arial, sans-serif, helvetica;
                          font-size: 14px;
                          font-weight: bold;
                          line-height: 150%;
                          text-align: left;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Set the styling for your email's data table links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
                      */
                      .dataTableHeading a:link, .dataTableHeading a:visited, /* Yahoo! Mail Override */ .dataTableHeading a .yshortcuts /* Yahoo! Mail Override */{
                          color: #3d98c6;
                          font-weight: bold;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Set the styling for your email's data table text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
                      */
                      .dataTableContent{
                          border-top: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
                          border-bottom: 0;
                          color: #202020;
                          font-family: 'Montserrat', arial, sans-serif, helvetica;
                          font-size: 12px;
                          font-weight: bold;
                          line-height: 150%;
                          text-align: left;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Set the styling for your email's data table links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
                      */
                      .dataTableContent a:link, .dataTableContent a:visited, /* Yahoo! Mail Override */ .dataTableContent a .yshortcuts /* Yahoo! Mail Override */{
                          color: #3d98c6;
                          font-weight: bold;
                      }

                      /* ======== Column Styles ======== */

                      .templateColumnContainer{display: block !important; width: 100% !important;}

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the column image fluid for portrait or landscape view adaptability, and set the image's original width as the max-width. If a fluid setting doesn't work, set the image width to half its original size instead.
                      */
                      .columnImage{
                          height: auto !important;
                          max-width: 480px !important;
                          width: 100% !important;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the left column content text larger in size for better readability on small screens. We recommend a font size of at least 16px.
                      */
                      .leftColumnContent{
                          font-size: 16px !important;
                          line-height: 125% !important;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the center column content text larger in size for better readability on small screens. We recommend a font size of at least 16px.
                      */
                      .centerColumnContent{
                          font-size: 16px !important;
                          line-height: 125% !important;
                      }

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the right column content text larger in size for better readability on small screens. We recommend a font size of at least 16px.
                      */
                      .rightColumnContent{
                          font-size: 16px !important;
                          line-height: 125% !important;
                      }

                      /* ======== Footer Styles ======== */

                      /**
                      * @tip Make the body content text larger in size for better readability on small screens.
                      */
                      .footerContent{
                          font-size: 14px !important;
                          line-height: 115% !important;
                      }

                      .footerContent a {
                          display:block !important;
                      } /* Place footer social and utility links on their own lines, for easier access */

                      .footerContent.social a {
                          display: inline-block !important;
                      }
                  }
            </style>
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      <h1 class="xn-hedline">Triassic Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Centres in USA and Canada</h1>

      <p class="xn-distributor">PR Newswire</p>

      <p class="xn-dateline">TRIVANDRUM, India, August 10, 2017</p>
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      <p>TRIVANDRUM, <span class="xn-location">India</span>, <span class="xn-chron">August 10, 2017</span> /PRNewswire/ --</p>

      <p>Triassic Solutions Private Limited (TSPL), engineering services and manufacturing automation company, based in Technopark, Trivandrum is proud to announce that it has opened Artificial Intelligence (AI) research facilities in <span class="xn-location">Pleasanton, California</span> in <span class="xn-location">the United States</span> and <span class="xn-location">Toronto, Ontario</span> in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, to cater the healthcare, retail and semiconductor industries.</p>

      <p>
      <span class="xn-person">Aneesh Suhail</span>, CTO, has been appointed as Head of Triassic's Artificial Intelligence research centres, will run the new centres as well as guide the&nbsp;research teams.</p>

      <p>"Our customers had been using AI-based expert systems developed by Triassic for medical diagnosis, for enhanced customer experiences and for high yield manufacturing automation.&nbsp;We had started working with the world leader in visual computing which is based in <span class="xn-location">North America</span>. We also provide our platform to one of the first AI aided medical imaging systems providers. Our solutions for retail industries focus on giving enhanced experiences to customers and workforce. Machine learning and AI-based in-store solutions from Triassic are used by one of the largest luxury vehicle retail chains. The new&nbsp;centres will help us to be near our customers and partners," Aneesh said.&nbsp;</p>

      <p>Sivakumar, CEO, TSPL, added, "Together with our long term partners, we will develop industry specific AI-based solutions using our generic AI platforms from our new centres. Our experience in enabling real-time enterprises using software, hardware and AI platforms&nbsp;gives a unique value proposition to our partners and end customers. Triassic is leveraging its extensive background in process control and industrial automation to provide unique solutions in manufacturing. Triassic has built a robust framework to collect IoT (Internet of Things) and sensor data and turn them into actionable insights for the customers for semiconductor process control."</p>

      <p>The new centres will bring together teams of multi-domain experts, combining artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning along with domain knowledge.</p>

      <p>
      <b>Abo</b><b>ut Triassic Solutions Private Limite</b><b>d</b><b>:</b>&nbsp;</p>

      <p>Triassic Solutions Private Limited is a global engineering software and hardware product development and services provider who started operations in 2004. Providing software engineering and designing solutions across diverse industry verticals, TSPL has truly left no stone unturned in its path to glory. Expertise brimming within this organization ranges from industrial automation, remote monitoring and control, financial services, healthcare to retail industries. Relentlessly working together for driving growth, TSPL's team empowers each client with latest generation of integrated IT and industrial control systems.</p>

      <p>TSPL is situated in the greenery&nbsp;of Trivandrum (Kerala, <span class="xn-location">India</span>) with global offices in the <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and <span class="xn-location">Middle East</span> providing localized services to these regions and more. Triassic's headquarters at Technopark in Trivandrum is a 7,000 sq.ft. facility consisting of software engineers, technical architects, researchers and domain experts.</p>

      <p>
      <b>Media Contact:</b>
      <br>

      <span class="xn-person">Aneesh Suhail</span>
      <br>
      Chief Technical Officer<br>
      Triassic Solutions Private Limited<br>

      <a href="mailto:aneesh.suhail@triassicsolutions.com" rel="nofollow">aneesh.suhail@triassicsolutions.com</a>
      <br>
      +91-9846140974<br>

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                Acupuncture and Other Ways to Relieve Pain        

      Acupuncture described


      Acupuncture can help relieve pain. It derives from the concept in traditional Chinese medicine that disease results from a disruption in the flow of chi-the body's circulating life energy-and imbalances in the forces of yin and yang. Chi is said to flow along pathways in the human body known as meridians. This ancient technique seems to calm precisely the part of the brain that controls the emotional response to pain; is what Dr. Hui, a neuroscientist at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has reportedly said. He and his hospital should know, as they have won a $5 million federal grant to study acupuncture's effects on the brain.



      Watch our YouTube Video - Acupuncture







      Massage and getting into a bath or spa could ease the pain. Massage can help any pain originating from muscle tension for example in the legs, back, neck, and shoulder pain. All can benefit from massage.



      In addition most hospitals will offer a variety of drug alternatives that can reduce pain while still allowing the childbearing woman to be awake for the birth.  



      Epidurals can only be set up by an anesthetist therefore are only available in the hospitals. An injection is given into the lower back which will block the nerves coming from the uterus and surrounding muscles. Epidural analgesia and intravenous analgesia with opioids are two techniques for providing pain relief for women in labor. Labor pain is comparable to surgical pain in its severity, and epidural analgesia provides better relief from this pain than intravenous analgesia; a meta-analysis quantified this improvement to be 40mm on a 100mm pain scale during the first stage of labour. Epidural analgesia is a central nerve block technique achieved by injection of a local anaesthetic close to the nerves that transmit pain. It is widely used as a form of pain relief in labour.



      Cancer patients who do not obtain pain relief from treatment with opioids administered by mouth, rectally or by injection may do so if the drugs are administered in other ways. A recent review compared three alternative routes: intracerebroventricular (where opioids are injected through a small hole bored into the skull); epidural (where opioids are introduced into the epidural space in the spine using a catheter); and subarachnoid (where opioids are introduced into the subarachnoid space in the spine using a catheter).



      Corticosteroids reduce the swelling in the airways that make breathing difficult and also reduce the amount of mucus produced by the body. Anabolic steroids are artificial versions of the male hormone testosterone and are illegally used by some athletes to increase lean muscle mass, strength and endurance. Corticosteroids are also available in syrup forms. Corticosteroid injections (cortisone shots) may be recommended for more severe cases that do not respond to NSAIDS. A concentrated dose of anti-inflammatory medicine is injected directly into the joint and can be safely used to manage most patients' pain.



      Patients must address all medical concerns with their physicians. This article is provided strictly for entertainment use only being based upon web research, has been written by a non-medical expert, and must not be relied on.


      Your writer for this article pens articles on a wide range of subjects this includes health conditions and diseases. He has authored a List of Anti-Inflammatory Medicines. Those that found this article interesting are likely to find his list very well worth a visit.
                Medical Imaging Technologist, CT Research Assistant        
      VIC-Clayton, Medical Imaging Technologist: CT Research Assistant, Grade 2 This is a clinical and inspirational opportunity to advance research in CT. This new position will assist Philips Healthcare in undertaking research projects as part of the Master Research Collaborative Agreement between Monash Health and Philips Healthcare. You will continue to produce a high standard of quality images in all modalities
                Measurement of light output of NE213 and NE102A detectors for2.7-14.5 MeV neutrons        
      Naqvi, A.A. and Khiari, F.Z. and Coban, A. and Aksoy, A. and Al-Jalal, M.A. and Raashid, M. (1992) Measurement of light output of NE213 and NE102A detectors for2.7-14.5 MeV neutrons. Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 1992., Conference Record of the 1992 IEEE, 1.
                Pulse height resolution of organic scintillators for monoenergeticgamma rays        
      Naqvi, A.A. and Khiari, F.Z. and Coban, A. and Aksoy, A. and Al-Jalal, A.M. (1992) Pulse height resolution of organic scintillators for monoenergeticgamma rays. Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 1992., Conference Record of the 1992 IEEE, 1.
                Interactively visualising DICOM volumes and header data        
      Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is an internationally recognised standard for medical imaging and is implemented in the majority of medical imaging devices ...
                How to Create Best Answer Content: 6 Inspiring Examples        

      Undoubtedly you've heard the expression "content shock," coined by marketing expert Mark Schaefer.

      With immense respect, I have to admit: I don’t believe in it.

      The idea that there’s so much content out there, people are tired of content altogether? That no one’s giving new content a chance? That it’s too hard to get new content seen?

      Not buying it.

      I think what’s happening is simply this: People don’t want “content.”

      They want answers to questions. They want a few minutes of entertainment. They want to learn something new. They want what they were searching for in the first place.

      To reach our audience, we need to stop creating content and start producing the best answer to their queries.  Companies that adopt this content marketing strategy tend to top search engine rankings (Top…rankings…there’s an agency name in there somewhere, I can feel it).

      It’s easy to find examples of what Lee Odden refers to as “best answer content.” Just go to your friendly neighborhood search engine, enter a query, and browse the first few results. With few exceptions, you will see content that is:

      1. Addressed to a Specific Audience
      2. Addressed to a Specific Query
      3. Substantial
      4. Comprehensive, Addressing Complimentary Queries and Crosslinking
      5. Not Blatantly Promotional

      At TopRank Marketing, we call this type of content a “Power Page.” It’s designed to not only top the rankings, but inspire longer time-on-page, lower bounce rates, and direct readers deeper into the site with solid next steps.

      Here are a few of my favorite Power Pages. Some are from our clients, some I found at the top of my search results.

      #1: A Beginner’s Guide to Email Marketing

      Graph of Email Opens Over Time

      Nobody beats Neil Patel and his crew at KISSmetrics for sheer volume of best-answer content. This 2,000+ word monster is ranked in the top three on Google for “How to Do Email Marketing.”

      It’s easy to see why. Author Nathan Hangen walks the reader through every aspect of creating an email marketing campaign, including tangential topics like how to put together a newsletter and how to write a compelling CTA.

      This piece’s search engine ranking is a clear indication that great content is its own SEO. There’s no keyword stuffing in the first paragraph, no awkwardly-shoehorned-in links. It’s just great, valuable, thorough content.

      To my eye, the only thing lacking here is a navigational element. A sidebar with links to the headers would make it even easier for people to find what they’re looking for.

      #2: 7 Questions Every B2B Content Marketing Strategy Should Answer

      B2B Marketing Questions

      This page from client LinkedIn Marketing Solutions looks like a mild-mannered blog post, but it’s secretly an organic search powerhouse. Most blog content has a limited life span for search potential. Blog posts generally get shared in the first 2-3 days, then the Internet’s collective consciousness moves on to the next new thing.

      By contrast, this post was designed to be evergreen. It addresses crucial concerns marketers have about B2B content marketing strategy, thoroughly answering each and including links to further reading. Many of these links are next-steps to gated content, which add value while also capturing leads.

      #3: 100 Best Paleo Diet Recipes of All Time

      100 Best Paleo Recipes Graphic

      Not every Power Page has to be a 2,000 word original piece of content created from scratch. This page from Paleo Grubs ranks highly for “best paleo recipes,” and is at heart, a roundup of the site’s previously-published recipes, with a few external links for good measure. A little repurposing, a little curation, a little new content for the blurb on each recipe, and voila: An evergreen resource.

      This page not only has immediate value for a reader, it has lasting value. They’re bound to spend several minutes browsing, then bookmark the page for future reference.

      Notice the CTA at the top left, and the continued offers throughout as you scroll. They’re never intrusive, but they’re highly visible just the same.

      #4: The Future of Diagnostic Imaging

      This Power Page from McKesson’s Medical Imaging Talk Blog is another permutation of what best-answer content can be. It serves as a topics page, rounding up blogs on medical imaging in several different categories. But it also features commentary on each of the categories, a live Twitter feed, polls and links to gated content.

      The result is a dynamic page worth bookmarking, where content is continually refreshed while the anchor page remains the same. A Power Page like this can be a portal to the rest of your blog, selecting out a sub-audience by topic and showing them only your most relevant content.

      #5: The Best Hiking Boots for Men

       Row of Hiking Boots in the Snow

      Everything about this page from Outdoor Gear Lab is above and beyond the call of duty. There’s no wonder it ranks consistently at the top for “Best hiking boots.” Notice how it starts with “What is the best men’s hiking boot?” What a great way to pull in a likely keyword query. That little SEO flourish is genius, but it’s this page’s comprehensive content that makes it unbeatable.

      Note the navigational tabs on the top—you can immediately see there’s a great deal of content here and that it’s well-organized. That kind of information right up front is likely to keep readers on the page exploring. Not only that, the ability to jump right into the information they’re looking for will keep bounce rates low.

      This page is packed with valuable information for a prospective hiker, presented in a simple but attractive format. Bonus points for the extensive use of home-grown visuals—there’s not a stock photo in sight.

      6. Account Based Marketing Resources: Definitions, Tactics, Tips & Strategy

      Archer Taking Aim

      Predictive marketing platform Everstring sought to create a one-stop shop for account based marketing with this Power Page. They began with one of the most-searched queries for this relatively new term: “What Is Account-Based Marketing (ABM)?” That query is the start of a deep dive into every relevant aspect of ABM, from getting started to refining tactics.

      The organization of this page is exceptional; it’s definitely optimized for ease of reading. Big, bold headers lead to short paragraphs with bulleted points of interest. And it includes rich media in the form of embedded SlideShares, which add value, visual interest, and can increase time on page.

      Don’t Be The Ocean. Be the Lighthouse.

      Nobody wants more “content.” Your audience is looking for a guiding light, not another drop in the bucket. Create best answer content—data-based, comprehensive, valuable—and let it be a beacon to lead weary sailors to your shore.

      To learn more about how TopRank Marketing creates exceptional content, check out our content marketing service page.

      Disclosure: LinkedIn, Everstring and McKesson are TopRank Marketing clients. 

      The post How to Create Best Answer Content: 6 Inspiring Examples appeared first on Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®.


                MITS faculty present at Annual Association of Educators in Imaging & Radiologic Sciences Meeting        
      Several faculty from the Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences presented at the Annual Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences Meeting. During the meeting, Tanya Custer MS, RT(R)(T), and Kim Michael, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, were also awarded a grant titled Case Study-Based E-Learning Modules in Radiologic Sciences Education: A Delicate Balance of Innovation, Time, and Educational Outcomes funded by the Association of... Continue Reading
                Welcome new faculty: Greg Mehrer        
      Greg Mehrer, MBA, RT(R), recently joined the department of medical imaging and therapeutic sciences. Greg is the new clinical education coordinator for the radiography and cardiovascular interventional technology programs. Here’s more about Greg in his own words: “I am originally from a small town in South Dakota called Scotland. My college education began at the University of South Dakota for Health Services Administration. After that... Continue Reading
                Hospitals Looking to Outsource Medical Imaging Workload to Artificial Intelligence        
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                Stéphanie Pitre: A Golden Woman        
      Winner of the 'Femme en Or 2008' award (literally: woman in gold, an award for exceptional women), Stéphanie Pitre is first and foremost a woman of passion. 'As part of my physics degree at the University of Paris 7, I did an internship in a scientific instrumentation laboratory. It was my first real encounter with research work and with scientific instrumentation. I loved both, that's why I decided to make this my career. As I am also interested in health, I chose to work with medical imaging, a particularly innovative field for applying these tools."
                Academy Announces 2017 Gold Medal Award Recipient        
      Washington, DC - July 10, 2017 - The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal Award. N. Reed Dunnick, MD, Fred Jenner Hodges Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan, will receive the honor at the Academy’s [...]
                Academy Statement on Draft House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill        
      Washington, DC - July 14, 2017 – The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research issued the following statement in response to the draft fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bill released July 12 by the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee (Labor-HHS). The Academy greatly appreciates the Subcommittee’s continued support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [...]
                Academy Announces 2017 Distinguished Investigators        
      For Immediate Release Contact: David Zinn (202) 347-5872 acadrad.org The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Announces the Recipients of its 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award  Recipients of This Award Have Attained a Level of Research Accomplishment That Ranks Within the Top 10% of All Academic Radiology Faculty   Washington, DC [...]
                Academy’s Response to Budget Agreement        
      The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (Academy) issued the following statement in response to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending package released today, which provides $34.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $2 billion increase including $352 million provided in the 21st Century Cures Act for targeted initiatives.   The [...]
                Academy Statement of President’s Proposed FY18 Budget        
       “America First and Greatest” Requires Investment in NIH  The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research issued the following statement in response to the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint released today. March 16, 2017 – The Administration’s proposal to gut funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by nearly 20 percent ($5.8 [...]
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                 Radiation hardness of a large area CMOS active pixel sensor for bio-medical application         
      Esposito, Michela and Anaxagoras, Thalis and Diaz, O. and Wells, K. and Allinson, Nigel M. (2012) Radiation hardness of a large area CMOS active pixel sensor for bio-medical application. In: Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE, Oct. 27 2012-Nov. 3 2012, Anaheim, CA.
                Use Cases for Structure Sensor        
      Really happy with how the new Use Cases pages for Structure Sensor and our related software technology came together. Right now you can check out 3D Scanning with Structure Sensor, Medical Imaging, and Embedded Installations. You’ll find videos, sample output, the whole deal. "Use Cases for Structure Sensor" was originally posted by Phil Nelson on […]
                PURE: Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments - Trish Henwood        

      The World Health Organization notes that 80-90% of all diagnostic problems could potentially be solved by basic radiograph (x-ray) and ultrasound (US) examinations; however, the problem is that two-thirds of the world’s population currently has no access to imaging technologies (1).

      From refugee camps in Greece, to rural clinics in Australia, to Everest Base Camp, point-of-care ultrasound is one of the most powerful diagnostic and procedural tools in any austere clinical setting. This transformative technology allows front line providers who have direct responsibility for patient care to rule in or rule out diagnoses rapidly, and to ensure safety in performing procedures with real-time image guidance. For example, POCUS training just allowed a midwife to identify a massive amount of free intra-abdominal fluid in the 30 year-old Ugandan mother presenting to gynecology clinic with her third pregnancy and new abdominal pain. She notified the surgeon of her concern for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and the patient was immediately taken to the operating theatre, and she survived. She related that before her ultrasound training, her practice of sending this patient to town for an ultrasound evaluation by the only radiologist in the district would have delayed definitive care, and may have resulted in death.

      When I worked in an Ebola treatment unit one of my favorite patients who had been doing well suddenly spiked a fever to 40 degrees Celsius. His abdomen became rigid and I had no idea why. In a setting where no other imaging was possible, POCUS allowed me to see that there was an unexpected issue with his bowels. That knowledge led me to start him on antibiotics, and adjust care plans after I found similar in several other patients.

      Ultrasound machines have become increasingly portable, user-friendly, and less expensive over the last decade. This is resulting in a growing presence in otherwise austere environments. POCUS trained clinicians can afford imaging capacity to health facilities that may have very limited on-site diagnostics. There is no ionizing radiation, nothing invasive, and it is cost-efficient (2,3). Human resources are consolidated; the clinician is the diagnostician. POCUS provides the potential to quickly narrow differential diagnoses by facilitating a look inside the body during the patient encounter, and research studies support its use to solve information gaps in resource-limited settings (4-10). Moreover, the potential for this digital technology to be shared – and to leverage global expertise and consultation – increases the range of application beyond one individual’s knowledge base.

      References
      1. World Health Organization Medical Devices: Managing the Mismatch, 2010. Accessed March 20, 2016. Available at:
      http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44407/1/9789241564045_eng.pdf

      2. Mercaldi CJ, Lanes SF. Ultrasound guidance decreases complications and improves the cost of care among patients undergoing thoracentesis and paracentesis. Chest 2013;143(2):532–8.

      3. Adhikari S, Amini R, Stolz L, Blaivas M. Impact of point-of-care ultrasound on quality of care in clinical practice. Reports in Medical Imaging 2014; 7: 81-93.

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                Casey Parker - No X– ray, No Problem!        

      Working in a remote hospital often means working without the aid of formal medical imaging or Labs. So does this mean that we must compromise on our patient’s care? No.

      Bedside Ultrasound has changed the way I diagnose, treat and care for patients in this paradigm.This talk will explore the utility and a practical approach to bedside sonography for range of clinical situations: trauma, fracture management, sepsis diagnosis and resuscitation, Paediatric fever and bowel obstruction – all without X-rays.

      Ultrasound can allow us to provide faster, more accurate and compassionate care – regardless of where you work.


                The Difference Between A Mac And PC Could Kill You In Medical Imaging        

      A team of researchers have discovered that the software used to analyze images of the brain gives significantly different results depending on whether it’s used on a Mac or PC. It means the measurements gathered on one machine can be up to 15% different than those gathered on another — using exactly the same images […]

      (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


                Glens Falls Hospital to begin $2M renovation to outpatient entry        
      Glens Falls Hospital expects to begin a $1.9 million renovation to its west lobby next week, part of $25 million in technology and facility investments being made at the hospital this year. The lobby renovation is intended to improve the flow of patients registering for outpatient laboratory and medical imaging services. The hospital’s main entrance
                Mirada miracle        
      Mirada Medical has been through more change than most companies during its turbulent 12-year history. The company develops medical imaging software solutions which are used by doctors to assist in the diagnosis of cancer.
                Call Center/Scheduling for Medical Facility - Regional Medical Imaging - Flint, MI        
      Answers incoming telephone calls through Mitel Phone systems, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department....
      From Indeed - Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:06:05 GMT - View all Flint, MI jobs
                 Algorithms for digital image processing in diabetic retinopathy         
      Winder, John, Morrow, Philip, McRitchie, I. N., Bailie, J. R. and Hart, P. M. (2009) Algorithms for digital image processing in diabetic retinopathy. COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL IMAGING AND GRAPHICS, 33 (8). pp. 608-622. [Journal article]
                There’s still a lot we don’t know about the proton        
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      Questions loom about the iconic particle's size, spin and decay

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      PROTON PUZZLES  Hidden secrets of the humble particle could have physicists rethinking some standard notions about matter and the universe.

      Citations

      A. Antognini et al. Proton structure from the measurement of 2S-2P transition frequencies of muonic hydrogen. Science. Vol. 339, January 25, p. 417. doi: 10.1126/science.1230016.

      J. C. Bernauer et al. Electric and magnetic form factors of the proton. Physical Review C. Vol. 90, July 29, 2014, p. 015206. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.90.015206.

      R. Pohl et al. Laser spectroscopy of muonic deuterium. Science. Vol. 353, August 12, 2016, p. 669. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf2468.

      D. de Florian et al. Evidence for polarization of gluons in the proton. Physical Review Letters. Vol. 113, July 4, 2014, p. 012001. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.012001.

      M. Deka et al. Lattice study of quark and glue momenta and angular momenta in the nucleon. Physical Review D. Vol. 91, January 11, 2015, p. 014505. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.014505.

      E.R. Nocera et al. A first unbiased global determination of polarized PDFs and their uncertainties. Nuclear Physics B. Vol. 887, October 2014, p. 276. doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.08.008.

      C.A. Aidala et al. The spin structure of the nucleon. Reviews of Modern Physics. Vol. 85, April 12, 2013, p. 655. doi: 10.1103/RevModPhys.85.655.

      K. Abe et al. Search for proton decay via p → e+π0 and p → μ+π0 in 0.31 megaton · years exposure of the Super-Kamiokande water Cherenkov detector. Physical Review D. Vol. 95, January 1, 2017, p. 012004. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.012004.

      Further Reading

      A. Grant. Proton's radius revised downward. Science News. Vol. 183, February 23, 2013, p. 8.

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      R. Ehrenberg. The incredible shrinking proton. Science News. Vol. 178, July 31, 2010, p. 7.

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      Nuclear physicist Evangeline Downie hadn’t planned to study one of the thorniest puzzles of the proton.

      But when opportunity knocked, Downie couldn’t say no. “It’s the proton,” she exclaims. The mysteries that still swirl around this jewel of the subatomic realm were too tantalizing to resist. The plentiful particles make up much of the visible matter in the universe. “We’re made of them, and we don’t understand them fully,” she says.

      Many physicists delving deep into the heart of matter in recent decades have been lured to the more exotic and unfamiliar subatomic particles: mesons, neutrinos and the famous Higgs boson — not the humble proton.

      Protons have issues

      Three proton conundrums have scientists designing new experiments. Agreement eludes researchers on proton size, spin and stability.

      Radius

      Current status: Two kinds of measurements of the proton’s radius disagree.

      Why do we care? Testing theories of how particles interact requires a precise radius measurement. If the discrepancy persists, it may mean that new, undiscovered particles exist.

      Spin

      Current status: Scientists can’t account for the sources of the proton’s known spin.

      Why do we care? Understanding the spin would satisfy fundamental scientific curiosity about how the proton works.

      Life span

      Current status: Despite decades of searching, no one has ever seen a proton decay

      Why do we care? Proton decay would be a sign that three of nature’s forces — weak, strong and electromagnetic — were united early in the universe.

      But rather than chasing the rarest of the rare, scientists like Downie are painstakingly scrutinizing the proton itself with ever-higher precision. In the process, some of these proton enthusiasts have stumbled upon problems in areas of physics that scientists thought they had figured out.

      Surprisingly, some of the particle’s most basic characteristics are not fully pinned down. The latest measurements of its radius disagree with one another by a wide margin, for example, a fact that captivated Downie. Likewise, scientists can’t yet explain the source of the proton’s spin, a basic quantum property. And some physicists have a deep but unconfirmed suspicion that the seemingly eternal particles don’t live forever — protons may decay. Such a decay is predicted by theories that unite disparate forces of nature under one grand umbrella. But decay has not yet been witnessed.

      Like the base of a pyramid, the physics of the proton serves as a foundation for much of what scientists know about the behavior of matter. To understand the intricacies of the universe, says Downie, of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., “we have to start with, in a sense, the simplest system.”

      Sizing things up

      For most of the universe’s history, protons have been VIPs — very important particles. They formed just millionths of a second after the Big Bang, once the cosmos cooled enough for the positively charged particles to take shape. But protons didn’t step into the spotlight until about 100 years ago, when Ernest Rutherford bombarded nitrogen with radioactively produced particles, breaking up the nuclei and releasing protons.

      A single proton in concert with a single electron makes up hydrogen — the most plentiful element in the universe. One or more protons are present in the nucleus of every atom. Each element has a unique number of protons, signified by an element’s atomic number. In the core of the sun, fusing protons generate heat and light needed for life to flourish. Lone protons are also found as cosmic rays, whizzing through space at breakneck speeds, colliding with Earth’s atmosphere and producing showers of other particles, such as electrons, muons and neutrinos.

      In short, protons are everywhere. Even minor tweaks to scientists’ understanding of the minuscule particle, therefore, could have far-reaching implications. So any nagging questions, however small in scale, can get proton researchers riled up.

      A disagreement of a few percent in measurements of the proton’s radius has attracted intense interest, for example. Until several years ago, scientists agreed: The proton’s radius was about 0.88 femtometers, or 0.88 millionths of a billionth of a meter — about a trillionth the width of a poppy seed.

      Ladder of matter

      Protons make up a large part of the universe’s visible matter and play an essential role in atomic nuclei. But the building block is still revealing surprises.

      Core components

      Atoms are made of protons (red) and neutrons (blue), surrounded by a cloud of electrons. The proton number determines the element.

      Going inside

      Protons have two “up” quarks and one “down” quark. Neutrons have two downs and one up.

      Deeper dive

      But protons and neutrons contain much more. Quark-antiquark pairs constantly form and annihilate around the three persistent quarks. Gluons (yellow) hold the quarks together via the strong nuclear force. Quarks have a property called “color charge” — shown here as red, green and blue — which is related to the strong force.

      All images: Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron,
      Adapted by  T. TibbitTs

      But that neat picture was upended in the span of a few hours, in May 2010, at the Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems conference in Les Houches, France. Two teams of scientists presented new, more precise measurements, unveiling what they thought would be the definitive size of the proton. Instead the figures disagreed by about 4 percent (SN: 7/31/10, p. 7). “We both expected that we would get the same number, so we were both surprised,” says physicist Jan Bernauer of MIT.

      By itself, a slight revision of the proton’s radius wouldn’t upend physics. But despite extensive efforts, the groups can’t explain why they get different numbers. As researchers have eliminated simple explanations for the impasse, they’ve begun wondering if the mismatch could be the first hint of a breakdown that could shatter accepted tenets of physics.

      The two groups each used different methods to size up the proton. In an experiment at the MAMI particle accelerator in Mainz, Germany, Bernauer and colleagues estimated the proton’s girth by measuring how much electrons’ trajectories were deflected when fired at protons. That test found the expected radius of about 0.88 femtometers (SN Online: 12/17/10).

      But a team led by physicist Randolf Pohl of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, used a new, more precise method. The researchers created muonic hydrogen, a proton that is accompanied not by an electron but by a heftier cousin — a muon.

      In an experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland, Pohl and collaborators used lasers to bump the muons to higher energy levels. The amount of energy required depends on the size of the proton. Because the more massive muon hugs closer to the proton than electrons do, the energy levels of muonic hydrogen are more sensitive to the proton’s size than ordinary hydrogen, allowing for measurements 10 times as precise as electron-scattering measurements.

      Pohl’s results suggested a smaller proton radius, about 0.841 femtometers, a stark difference from the other measurement. Follow-up measurements of muonic deuterium — which has a proton and a neutron in its nucleus — also revealed a smaller than expected size, he and collaborators reported last year in Science. Physicists have racked their brains to explain why the two measurements don’t agree. Experimental error could be to blame, but no one can pinpoint its source. And the theoretical physics used to calculate the radius from the experimental data seems solid.

      Now, more outlandish possibilities are being tossed around. An unexpected new particle that interacts with muons but not electrons could explain the difference (SN: 2/23/13, p. 8). That would be revolutionary: Physicists believe that electrons and muons should behave identically in particle interactions. “It’s a very sacred principle in theoretical physics,” says John Negele, a theoretical particle physicist at MIT. “If there’s unambiguous evidence that it’s been broken, that’s really a fundamental discovery.”

      But established physics theories die hard. Shaking the foundations of physics, Pohl says, is “what I dream of, but I think that’s not going to happen.” Instead, he suspects, the discrepancy is more likely to be explained through minor tweaks to the experiments or the theory.

      The alluring mystery of the proton radius reeled Downie in. During conversations in the lab with some fellow physicists, she learned of an upcoming experiment that could help settle the issue. The experiment’s founders were looking for collaborators, and Downie leaped on the bandwagon. The Muon Proton Scattering Experiment, or MUSE, to take place at the Paul Scherrer Institute beginning in 2018, will scatter both electrons and muons off of protons and compare the results. It offers a way to test whether the two particles behave differently, says Downie, who is now a spokesperson for MUSE.

      A host of other experiments are in progress or planning stages. Scientists with the Proton Radius Experiment, or PRad, located at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Va., hope to improve on Bernauer and colleagues’ electron-scattering measurements. PRad researchers are analyzing their data and should have a new number for the proton radius soon.

      But for now, the proton’s identity crisis, at least regarding its size, remains. That poses problems for ultrasensitive tests of one of physicists’ most essential theories. Quantum electrodynamics, or QED, the theory that unites quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity, describes the physics of electromagnetism on small scales. Using this theory, scientists can calculate the properties of quantum systems, such as hydrogen atoms, in exquisite detail — and so far the predictions match reality. But such calculations require some input — including the proton’s radius. Therefore, to subject the theory to even more stringent tests, gauging the proton’s size is a must-do task.

      Spin doctors

      Even if scientists eventually sort out the proton’s size snags, there’s much left to understand. Dig deep into the proton’s guts, and the seemingly simple particle becomes a kaleidoscope of complexity. Rattling around inside each proton is a trio of particles called quarks: one negatively charged “down” quark and two positively charged “up” quarks. Neutrons, on the flip side, comprise two down quarks and one up quark.

      Yet even the quark-trio picture is too simplistic. In addition to the three quarks that are always present, a chaotic swarm of transient particles churns within the proton. Evanescent throngs of additional quarks and their antimatter partners, antiquarks, continually swirl into existence, then annihilate each other. Gluons, the particle “glue” that holds the proton together, careen between particles. Gluons are the messengers of the strong nuclear force, an interaction that causes quarks to fervently attract one another.

      A new spin

      Scientists thought that a proton’s spin was due to the three main quarks (left, arrows indicate direction of a quark’s spin). Instead, gluons (yellow) and ephemeral pairs of quarks and antiquarks contribute through their spin and motion (gray arrows at right).

      As a result of this chaos, the properties of protons — and neutrons as well — are difficult to get a handle on. One property, spin, has taken decades of careful investigation, and it’s still not sorted out. Quantum particles almost seem to be whirling at blistering speed, like the Earth rotating about its axis. This spin produces angular momentum — a quality of a rotating object that, for example, keeps a top revolving until friction slows it. The spin also makes protons behave like tiny magnets, because a rotating electric charge produces a magnetic field. This property is the key to the medical imaging procedure called magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI.

      But, like nearly everything quantum, there’s some weirdness mixed in: There’s no actual spinning going on. Because fundamental particles like quarks don’t have a finite physical size — as far as scientists know — they can’t twirl. Despite the lack of spinning, the particles still behave like they have a spin, which can take on only certain values: integer multiples of ½.

      Quarks have a spin of ½, and gluons a spin of 1. These spins combine to help yield the proton’s total spin. In addition, just as the Earth is both spinning about its own axis and orbiting the sun, quarks and gluons may also circle about the proton’s center, producing additional angular momentum that can contribute to the proton’s total spin.

      Somehow, the spin and orbital motion of quarks and gluons within the proton combine to produce its spin of ½. Originally, physicists expected that the explanation would be simple. The only particles that mattered, they thought, were the proton’s three main quarks, each with a spin of ½. If two of those spins were oriented in opposite directions, they could cancel one another out to produce a total spin of ½. But experiments beginning in the 1980s showed that “this picture was very far from true,” says theoretical high-energy physicist Juan Rojo of Vrije University Amsterdam. Surprisingly, only a small fraction of the spin seemed to be coming from the quarks, befuddling scientists with what became known as the “spin crisis” (SN: 9/6/97, p. 158). Neutron spin was likewise enigmatic.

      Scientists’ next hunch was that gluons contribute to the proton’s spin. “Verifying this hypothesis was very difficult,” Rojo says. It required experimental studies at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, RHIC, a particle accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y.

      In these experiments, scientists collided protons that were polarized: The two protons’ spins were either aligned or pointed in opposite directions. Researchers counted the products of those collisions and compared the results for aligned and opposing spins. The results revealed how much of the spin comes from gluons. According to an analysis by Rojo and colleagues, published in Nuclear Physics B in 2014, gluons make up about 35 percent of the proton’s spin. Since the quarks make up about 25 percent, that leaves another 40 percent still unaccounted for.

      “We have absolutely no idea how the entire spin is made up,” says nuclear physicist Elke-Caroline Aschenauer of Brookhaven. “We maybe have understood a small fraction of it.” That’s because each quark or gluon carries a certain fraction of the proton’s energy, and the lowest energy quarks and gluons cannot be spotted at RHIC. A proposed collider, called the Electron-Ion Collider (location to be determined), could help scientists investigate the neglected territory.

      The Electron-Ion Collider could also allow scientists to map the still-unmeasured orbital motion of quarks and gluons, which may contribute to the proton’s spin as well.

      An unruly force

      Experimental physicists get little help from theoretical physics when attempting to unravel the proton’s spin and its other perplexities. “The proton is not something you can calculate from first principles,” Aschenauer says. Quantum chromo-dynamics, or QCD — the theory of the quark-corralling strong force transmitted by gluons — is an unruly beast. It is so complex that scientists can’t directly solve the theory’s equations.

      The difficulty lies with the behavior of the strong force. As long as quarks and their companions stick relatively close, they are happy and can mill about the proton at will. But absence makes the heart grow fonder: The farther apart the quarks get, the more insistently the strong force pulls them back together, containing them within the proton. This behavior explains why no one has found a single quark in isolation. It also makes the proton’s properties especially difficult to calculate. Without accurate theoretical calculations, scientists can’t predict what the proton’s radius should be, or how the spin should be divvied up.

      Cosmic time

      Protons have been around since the early moments of the universe. If certain theories are correct, the universe may eventually be devoid of protons.

      t = 0
      Big Bang
      I
      t < 10-6 seconds
      Quarks and gluons roam freely
      I
      t = 10-6 s
      Protons and neutrons form
      I
      t = 10 s
      Protons and neutrons begin to form atomic nuclei
      I
      t = 13.8 billion years
      In today’s universe, atoms have formed into stars, planets and intelligent life.
      I
      t = 1034 years or later
      A substantial portion of protons may have decayed.

      To simplify the math of the proton, physicists use a technique called lattice QCD, in which they imagine that the world is made of a grid of points in space and time (SN: 8/7/04, p. 90). A quark can sit at one point or another in the grid, but not in the spaces in between. Time, likewise, proceeds in jumps. In such a situation, QCD becomes more manageable, though calculations still require powerful supercomputers.

      Lattice QCD calculations of the proton’s spin are making progress, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty. In 2015, theoretical particle and nuclear physicist Keh-Fei Liu and colleagues calculated the spin contributions from the gluons, the quarks and the quarks’ angular momentum, reporting the results in Physical Review D. By their calculation, about half of the spin comes from the quarks’ motion within the proton, about a quarter from the quarks’ spin, with the last quarter or so from the gluons. The numbers don’t exactly match the experimental measurements, but that’s understandable — the lattice QCD numbers are still fuzzy. The calculation relies on various approximations, so it “is not cast in stone,” says Liu, of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

      Death of a proton

      Although protons seem to live forever, scientists have long questioned that immortality. Some popular theories predict that protons decay, disintegrating into other particles over long timescales. Yet despite extensive searches, no hint of this demise has materialized.

      A class of ideas known as grand unified theories predict that protons eventually succumb. These theories unite three of the forces of nature, creating a single framework that could explain electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force, which is responsible for certain types of radioactive decay. (Nature’s fourth force, gravity, is not yet incorporated into these models.) Under such unified theories, the three forces reach equal strengths at extremely high energies. Such energetic conditions were present in the early universe — well before protons formed — just a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. As the cosmos cooled, those forces would have separated into three different facets that scientists now observe.

      A proton's last moments

      If theories that unite fundamental forces are correct, protons should decay, with average lifetimes longer than the age of the universe. Scientists watch giant tanks of water for the telltale signatures of proton death. One possible type of decay is described below.


      A proton, made of three quarks, awaits its fate.
       
      In an extremely rare event, two quarks unite, producing a new particle.
       
      The new particle, an X boson, persists for a brief instant.
       
      The X boson releases a positron and an antiquark. No longer a proton, the two remaining particles are a pion.
       
      Finally, the pion decays into two photons, which can be detected, along with the positron.
      Hyper-Kamiokande, Adapted by T. TibbitTs

      “We have a lot of circumstantial evidence that something like unification must be happening,” says theoretical high-energy physicist Kaladi Babu of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Beyond the appeal of uniting the forces, grand unified theories could explain some curious coincidences of physics, such as the fact that the proton’s electric charge precisely balances the electron’s charge. Another bonus is that the particles in grand unified theories fill out a family tree, with quarks becoming the kin of electrons, for example.

      Under these theories, a decaying proton would disintegrate into other particles, such as a positron (the antimatter version of an electron) and a particle called a pion, composed of a quark and an antiquark, which itself eventually decays. If such a grand unified theory is correct and protons do decay, the process must be extremely rare — protons must live a very long time, on average, before they break down. If most protons decayed rapidly, atoms wouldn’t stick around long either, and the matter that makes up stars, planets — even human bodies — would be falling apart left and right.

      Protons have existed for 13.8 billion years, since just after the Big Bang. So they must live exceedingly long lives, on average. But the particles could perish at even longer timescales. If they do, scientists should be able to monitor many particles at once to see a few protons bite the dust ahead of the curve (SN: 12/15/79, p. 405). But searches for decaying protons have so far come up empty.

      Still, the search continues. To hunt for decaying protons, scientists go deep underground, for example, to a mine in Hida, Japan. There, at the Super-Kamiokande experiment (SN: 2/18/17, p. 24), they monitor a giant tank of water — 50,000 metric tons’ worth — waiting for a single proton to wink out of existence. After watching that water tank for nearly two decades, the scientists reported in the Jan. 1 Physical Review D that protons must live longer than 1.6 × 1034 years on average, assuming they decay predominantly into a positron and a pion.

      Experimental limits on the proton lifetime “are sort of painting the theorists into a corner,” says Ed Kearns of Boston University, who searches for proton decay with Super-K. If a new theory predicts a proton lifetime shorter than what Super-K has measured, it’s wrong. Physicists must go back to the drawing board until they come up with a theory that agrees with Super-K’s proton-decay drought.

      Many grand unified theories that remain standing in the wake of Super-K’s measurements incorporate supersymmetry, the idea that each known particle has another, more massive partner. In such theories, those new particles are additional pieces in the puzzle, fitting into an even larger family tree of interconnected particles. But theories that rely on supersymmetry may be in trouble. “We would have preferred to see supersymmetry at the Large Hadron Collider by now,” Babu says, referring to the particle accelerator located at the European particle physics lab, CERN, in Geneva, which has consistently come up empty in supersymmetry searches since it turned on in 2009 (SN: 10/1/16, p. 12).

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      Persnickety protons

      Scientists might solve some of their proton dilemmas with new data — for example, by spotting a proton decaying into a positron and two photons, as in the simulated data from the Super-Kamiokande detector below. But plenty more questions await exploration.

      Why are quarks confined within the proton? Scientists observe that quarks don’t live on their own, but no one has been able to mathematically demonstrate that they can’t.

      How are the quarks and gluons arranged inside the proton? Gluons might be more common on the proton’s outskirts than in its center, for example.

      Each quark and gluon carries a certain amount of the proton’s energy. How is that energy divvied up?

      Aside from their electric charges, protons and antiprotons appear the same. Do they differ on some level not yet measured?

      But supersymmetric particles could simply be too massive for the LHC to find. And some grand unified theories that don’t require supersymmetry still remain viable. Versions of these theories predict proton lifetimes within reach of an upcoming generation of experiments. Scientists plan to follow up Super-K with Hyper-K, with an even bigger tank of water. And DUNE, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, planned for installation in a former gold mine in Lead, S.D., will use liquid argon to detect protons decaying into particles that the water detectors might miss.

      If protons do decay, the universe will become frail in its old age. According to Super-K, sometime well after its 1034 birthday, the cosmos will become a barren sea of light. Stars, planets and life will disappear. If seemingly dependable protons give in, it could spell the death of the universe as we know it.

      Although protons may eventually become extinct, proton research isn’t going out of style anytime soon. Even if scientists resolve the dilemmas of radius, spin and lifetime, more questions will pile up — it’s part of the labyrinthine task of studying quantum particles that multiply in complexity the closer scientists look. These deeper studies are worthwhile, says Downie. The inscrutable proton is “the most fundamental building block of everything, and until we understand that, we can’t say we understand anything else.”


      This article appears in the April 29, 2017, issue of Science News with the headline, "The Proton Puzzle: A subatomic prarticle goes through an identity crisis."


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      FDA says gadolinium retention in the brain is not a safety issue

      May 25, 2017 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of the safety ramifications of gadolinium-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not identified adverse health effects from gadolinium retained in the brain. The FDA released a drug safety communication regarding all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) earlier this week. 

      The FDA said GBCAs may be associated with some gadolinium retention in the brain and other body tissues. However, the FDA said there is no evidence to date that gadolinium retention in the brain from any of the GBCAs is harmful. The agency said this includes GBCAs associated with higher retention of gadolinium. These findings prompted the the FDA say restricting GBCA use is not warranted at this time. FDA said it will continue to assess the safety of GBCAs and plan to have a public meeting to discuss this issue in the future.

      The agency said it evaluated scientific publications and adverse event reports submitted to FDA. Some human and animal studies looked at GBCA use over periods longer than a year. These publications and reports show that gadolinium is retained in organs such as the brain, bones and skin. The publications show that linear GBCAs retain more gadolinium in the brain than macrocyclic GBCAs. However, the review did not identify adverse health effects related to this brain retention.

      FDA continues to assess the safety of GBCAs. FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research is conducting a study on brain retention of GBCAs in rats. Other research is also being conducted about how gadolinium is retained in the body. FDA will update the public when new information becomes available and we plan to have a public meeting to discuss this issue in the future.

      The intravenous gadolinium contrast media specifically mentioned in the safety communication includes:
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      • Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) 
      • Eovist (gadoxetate disodium) 
      • Gadavist (gadobutrol) 
      • Magnevist (gadopentetate dimeglumine) 
      • MultiHance (gadobenate dimeglumine) 
      • Omniscan (gadodiamide) 
      • OptiMARK (gadoversetamide) 
      • ProHance (gadoteridol)

      The FDA recommendations for healthcare professionals and patients remains unchanged from July 2015, when FDA first informed the public that FDA was investigating this potential risk with GBCAs. 

      The agency said the agents should be used as is appropriate when considering the use of any medical imaging agent. It also stated healthcare professionals should limit GBCA use to circumstances in which additional information provided by the contrast agent is necessary and to assess the necessity of repetitive MRIs with GBCAs. 

      The FDA said retention of gadolinium affects only GBCAs and does not apply to other types of scanning agents used for other imaging procedures, including iodine-based contrast used in X-ray and computed tomography (CT) imaging or radioisotopes used in PET or SPECT nuclear imaging.

      Watch the VIDEO “MRI Gadolinium Contrast Retention in the Brain.” This is an interview with Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, at RSNA 2016. He was involved in the key studies regarding gadolinium retention in the brain.

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      For more information: www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm559709.htm


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                (USA-ME-Augusta) Field Engineer Apprentice        
      **About Us:** What do you envision for your future? At GE Healthcare, we strive to see life more clearly. Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing healthcare costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. We are a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), employing more than 46,000 people worldwide and serving healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries. We believe in our strategy - and we'd like you to be a part of it. As a global leader, GE can bring together the best in science, technology, business and people to help solve one of the world's toughest challenges and shape a new age of healthcare. Something remarkable happens when you bring together people who are committed to making a difference - they do! For more information about GE Healthcare join our LinkedIn Group: GE Healthcare Global Community, http://linkd.in/p3Dqyk GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. **Role Summary:** In this role, the Field Engineer Apprentice will observe and perform various equipment service processes and procedures to drive customer satisfaction and ensure proper functionality of less complex customer diagnostic imaging equipment. **Essential Responsibilities:** Supervised responsibilities may include: • Work within hospital radiology environment to evaluate and troubleshoot imaging equipment issues and implement appropriate repairs. • Complete Preventative Maintenance on designated equipment. • Perform safety and environmental inspections ensuring compliance to Health and Human Services and Environmental Health and Safety guidelines. • Complete necessary service and repair documentation following hospital protocol and GE policies & procedures. • Maintain daily communications with customers to ensure resolution and proper follow-up, leading to customer satisfaction. • Learn and ensure proper care of tools and test equipment and ensure calibration. Enhance and maintain technical knowledge of current standards, codes and procedures regarding safe and effective use of medical equipment. • Mentor with and assist more experienced technicians on progressive repairs and resolution, and will work as a member of the local team to provide efficient service delivery to all accounts within his/her assigned area **Qualifications/Requirements:** • Current student or recent graduate of no more than 12 months from an A.S., B.S. or M.S. Electronics, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging Technology or Mechanical Principles degree program or equivalent DOD military education. • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale • Previous experience and/or course work in which you have successfully interpreted schematic diagrams and performed troubleshooting and planned maintenance on basic diagnostic imaging or electronic equipment following current standards, code, and procedures to ensure safe and effective operation of those devices. • Must be able to develop and maintain good customer relationships. • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license. • Must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process. • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including for example, verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background. **Desired Characteristics:** • Previous experience interpreting schematic diagrams and perform effective repair and planned maintenance on basic biomedical or electronic equipment. • Analytical and communication skills with the ability to communicate technical issues to the customer in an easy to understand manner. • Ability to develop and maintain good customer relations. • Experience interfacing with both apprenticeal team members and external customers as part of a solution based service process. • Experience diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electromechanical, and/or electronic equipment in the electronic field - resulting in knowledge of electronic digital circuitry and understanding of electronic and electro-mechanical devices. • Change agent and process oriented. • Local candidates strongly preferred. **Locations:** United States; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.
                (USA-ME-Augusta) Biomedical Engineer Apprentice        
      **About Us:** What do you envision for your future? At GE Healthcare, we strive to see life more clearly. Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing healthcare costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. We are a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), employing more than 46,000 people worldwide and serving healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries. We believe in our strategy - and we'd like you to be a part of it. As a global leader, GE can bring together the best in science, technology, business and people to help solve one of the world's toughest challenges and shape a new age of healthcare. Something remarkable happens when you bring together people who are committed to making a difference - they do! For more information about GE Healthcare join our LinkedIn Group: GE Healthcare Global Community, http://linkd.in/p3Dqyk GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. **Role Summary:** In this role, the Biomedical Technician Apprentice will respond to service calls to evaluate, diagnose, perform repair and planned maintenance (PM) on basic biomedical equipment and drive customer satisfaction through Service Excellence. **Essential Responsibilities:** • Under supervision, evaluate basic customer biomedical equipment issues, implement appropriate repairs; as assigned, perform planned maintenance (PM), safety, environmental inspections and maintain effective customer relations. Follow appropriate GE policies, procedures, hospital protocol and complete necessary documentation, as guided. • Maintain daily communications with customers as directed, to ensure resolution and proper follow-up, leading to customer satisfaction. As instructed, implement GE/customer facility contract, supporting business goals and objectives. • May assist more experienced technicians on progressive repairs and resolution. Work as a member of local team to provide efficient service delivery to all accounts within assigned area. • Document all repair actions and submit reports/summaries according to schedule. Maintain approved parts inventory. Manage vendor's service delivery processes in compliance with GE policies, as instructed. • Ensure proper care of spares, tools and test equipment and ensure calibration. Enhance and maintain technical knowledge of current standards, codes and procedures regarding safe and effective use of medical equipment formal instruction. • Meet Health and Human Services, as well as Environment Health and Safety requirements **Qualifications/Requirements:** • Current student or recent graduate of no more than 6 months from an A.S., B.S. or M.S. Electronics, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging Technology or Mechanical Principles degree program or equivalent DOD military education. • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale • Previous exposure to troubleshooting equipment and planned maintenance on basic biomedical or electronic equipment following current standards, code and procedures to ensure safe and effective operation of those devices. • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of past employment, criminal history and education. • Willing to take a drug test. **Desired Characteristics:** • Previous experience interpreting schematic diagrams and perform effective repair and planned maintenance on basic biomedical or electronic equipment. • Ability to develop and maintain good customer relations. • Analytical and communication skills with the ability to communicate technical issues to the customer in an easy to understand manner. • Experience interfacing with both apprenticeal team members and external customers as part of a solution based service process. • Experience diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electromechanical, and/or electronic equipment in the electronic field - resulting in knowledge of electronic digital circuitry and understanding of electronic and electro-mechanical devices. • Change agent and process oriented. • Local candidates strongly preferred. **Locations:** United States; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.
                Radiologic Technology Students Receive Certification        
      The most recent graduating class of Radiologic Technology students from the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College has received outstanding marks on their national certification exams.

      Each year, all of the graduating students in the radiologic technology program have to take the national board exams in order to receive their certifications. Students in Rio Grande's program traditionally do very well, and this year was no exception.

      The 2012 class of graduates had a 100 percent pass rate, as all of the students passed the exam on their first attempt. The students are now certified in radiography by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists.

      The graduates are: Loretta Bandy, Heather Mahan, Hannah Newsom, Tierany Tobert and Jennifer Tschudy.

      The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is the world's largest credentialing organization. Dedicated to insuring high quality patient care in medical imaging, intervention procedures and radiation therapy, the organization tests and certifies technologists from around the country. The certification process is stringent, and it is an important process for the graduating students to go through. Receiving the national certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists shows that the graduates meet the high standards of the profession.

      Employers, state licensing agencies and federal regulators all look at the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifications as the national standards for medical imaging, intervention procedures and radiation therapy professionals.

      Rio Grande's Radiologic Technology program is a two-year program that prepares students to work in several areas of the radiologic technology fields. Graduates of the challenging program can also continue their educations in fields such as radiation therapy, MRI, and diagnostic medical sonography. Over the last few years, the program has produced a large number of graduates who are now working in radiologic technology positions in the region and around the country.

      Tracey Boggs, director of the Rio Grande program, is proud of her most recent class of graduates, and is pleased that they did so well on their national certification exams. The students all worked very hard while they were on campus and while they were doing their clinical work, and they will all excel in their careers.

      The Rio Grande program provides small class sizes and individual instruction, and it does an outstanding job of preparing students for their careers. The 100 percent pass rate shows the quality of the program, but the quality is best shown by the high number of Rio Grande graduates working in the region, and succeeding in their careers.

      For more information on the radiologic technology program at Rio Grande, call Tracey Boggs at 1-800-282-7201 or send her an e-mail at tboggs@rio.edu. For additional information on the program, as well as information on the wide range of academic programs offered on Rio Grande's scenic campus, log onto www.rio.edu.

                Comment on Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment: Sustainable, Safe, and Effective by Zara Joyce        
      You are right. Refurbished medical equipment is always a better and smart choice for a hospital or medical facility over the new ones. I work for a firm that deals in sales & purchase of Refurbished IV infusion pumps in the USA. Believe me, these equipment works better than the new ones and saves up to 60-70% of the cost of new equipment.
                Comment on Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment: Sustainable, Safe, and Effective by Tyler Meredith        
      It's interesting that buying refurbished equipment can not only help save money but also saves the energy of producing a new one. it makes sense that medical equipment can be extremely difficult to make with all the specialized materials and manufacturing processes. It's something to keep in mind for anyone looking to buy medical equipment as it could help save a lot more than just the price.
                 IBM Acquires Medical Imaging Firm for (Dollor) 1 Billon to Help Watson Supercomputer 'See'        
      IBM revealed that it was boosting the capacity of its Watson supercomputer by acquiring the medical imaging group Merge Healthcare for (Dollor) 1 billon. The

                GE Scientists Decorate the Christmas Tree With 3-D Printed Ornaments        
      Scientists at GE Global Research are back in the holiday spirit. As an encore to the redesign of Santa’s sleigh and construction of a state-of-the-art “Toy Lab” for Santa and the elves, researchers are bringing high-tech manufacturing to Christmas tree decorations to ring in the holiday season using additive manufacturing techniques.

      Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, is the practice of building up material to directly form a net-shape product rather than forming a product by traditional methods such as forging, casting or machining material away. For GE, it is providing new degrees of product design freedom and the opportunity to reduce the time, cost and use of materials that go into making our products.

      The 3-D printing process is highlighted in a new video posted to Global Research’s You Tube channel. Juan Pablo Cilia, a Rapid Prototyping Specialist at GE Global Research, takes you through the entire process step-by-step from his initial design drawings on the whiteboard to a computer-aided design (CAD) that is the blueprint used to print the ornament itself. In addition, you will see the actual printing of the ornament in action.

      “3-D printing techniques are creating beautiful ornaments that would not be possible using traditional manufacturing methods. It’s beginning to look a lot like a ‘3-D’ Christmas,” said Prabhjot Singh, Manager of GE’s Additive Manufacturing Lab. “

      “The 3-D Christmas ornaments represent a creative way to showcase the possibilities in additive manufacturing to achieve revolutionary new product designs. At GE, Juan Pablo and members of my team see tremendous opportunities to use these processes to transform and improve the products we make from commercial aircraft engines to medical imaging systems.”

      GE already is producing intricately designed parts and components for aircraft engines using additive technologies and has an innovative program in healthcare to simplify and reduce the cost of how ultrasound probes are made. Members of the Additive Manufacturing Lab are exploring new frontiers to expand the application of 3-D printing techniques across GE’s business portfolio.

      Singh said, “As 2012 rapidly approaches, members of GE’s Additive Manufacturing Lab are looking forward to a very active year ahead. We will be hosting a technology summit on Additive Manufacturing, bringing in key stakeholders and thought leaders from industry, academia and government to discuss the future of this emerging manufacturing trend. We have only just begun to tap into its vast potential.”
                Certified Nurse Midwife - (San Leandro, California, United States)        
      Independently manages the care of low-risk women during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. Co-manages higher risk patients when determined appropriate by CNM and MD. Provides standard maternity care and counseling to women, adhering to the standards of the American College of Nurse Midwives, procedures and instructions regulated by the State Nurse Practice Act and The Permanente Medical Group.

      Essential Functions:
    • ANTEPARTUM Evaluates patient's general and obstetrical health status Determines pregnancy status, duration of gestation, presentation, and position of fetus, fetal heart rate, and determines whether all statistics are within normal limits. Obtains an accurate medical, obstetrical, gynecological and social history and an account of the course of the present pregnancy. Observes signs of the member's general and obstetrical health status. Performs all appropriate physical examinations appropriate to CNM care needed, including the pap smear, breast examination, and pelvic examination. Records all findings of examinations, histories and significant observations on patient's chart. Consults with appropriate MD regarding any abnormal findings. Orders appropriate lab and medical imaging studies as needed. Institutes preventative measures and detects abnormal conditions. Obtains consultation and assistance from ancillary services as needed. Teaches, counsels, and guides individual members regarding their individual health care. Teaches antepartum classes as needed in individual facilities. Evaluates maternal general health status and well being.
    • INTRAPARTUM Performs medical screening exam to diagnose labor. Independently manages the care of low risk women during labor and delivery, under the supervision of a physician. Co-manages higher risk patients when determined appropriate by CNM and MD. Performs facility specific standardized procedures. Evaluates patient for appropriate pain management. Includes requesting epidural for women in labor.
    • POSTPARTUM Provides health supervision, care, teaches family planning, and prescribes contraception to women during the postpartum period.
    • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

      Basic Qualifications:
      Experience
    • N/A.
      Education
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
      Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
    • Current and valid California R.N. license, California Nurse Midwife certificate, A.C.N.M. certification and BLS certification required.
    • Current and valid DEA registration number specific to our practice at Kaiser to be obtained within one (1) year of hire at midwife's
      expense.
    • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

      Additional Requirements:
    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

      Preferred Qualifications:
    • Three (3) years of experience as a C.N.M. with in the last three (3) years preferred.
    • Current and valid California Nurse-Midwife furnishing certification (including any needed education in pharmacy) and didactic education and supervised clinical experience in third trimester limited obstetric ultrasound preferred OR to be obtained at midwife's expense within one (1) year of hire.

    •           Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Cardiology (Regional Float) - (Clackamas, Oregon, United States)        
      To provide diagnostic services in a hospital and/or clinical setting, to include clerical duties as required. To perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concepts and reflects the KPNW Mission and philosophy.

      Essential Functions:
    • Performing diagnostic procedures, using knowledge, skills and abilities required for age of patient served to include: Routine, emergent, portable, surgical examinations in accordance with department policies an procedures.- Communication with Cardiologist.
    • Assist patient/transport.
    • Data Entry. File work. Restocking supplies/cleaning. Quality Assurance functions. Other duties as assigned.
    • Variable - Participates in on-call or standby schedule as required.


      Basic Qualifications:
      Experience
    • N/A
      Education
    • A minimum two (2) year AMA approved program and successful completion of one year Ultrasound training and certification, OR
    • Two (2) years Allied Health and successful completion and certification of two (2) year ARDMS program, OR
    • Successful completion of an AMA accredited Ultrasound program, ARDMS registered or CardioVascular Credentialing International (CCI) (new grads within one (1) year of hire for registration).
    • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
      License, Certification, Registration
    • Certification: RDCS credential from ARDMS or RCS credential from CCI. New grads require certification within 1 year of hire.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required within 30 days of hire/transfer.
    • Board of Medical Imaging License in state where assigned.

      Additional Requirements:
    • Completion of a formal training program.

      Preferred Qualifications:
    • Previous experience with TEE, Stress Echo and Pediatric Echosonography.
    • Organizational skills, time management, prioritization, planning; attention to detail; problem solving, decision making, judgment; technical skills; initiative; communication, interpersonal skills, customer relations, organizational relations.
    • Adaptability; following Policies and Procedures; flexibility.
    • Able to work unsupervised and perform exams independently and confidently.

    •           Director, Internal Care Delivery Analyst - (Aurora, Colorado, United States)        
      Provides leadership and direction to Primary Care Services, Medical Specialty Services, Behavior Health Services, Call Center Services, Women's Health Services, Surgical Services, Laboratory Services, Medical Imaging Services and Nursing in developing cost, quality, service and utilization information for the Colorado Region. This includes the development and implementation of a regional primary care work-plan, and ongoing analytic and project management support of related cost, quality, service and utilization management programs. Develop and implement strategies to assist the organization in the broad use of the information. Accountable for creating a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity. Maintains knowledge of and assures departmental compliance with Kaiser Permanente's Principles of Responsibility and policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Responds appropriately to observed fraud or abuse.


      Essential Responsibilities:
    • Provides leadership to Primary Care, Medical Specialty, Behavior Health, Call Center, Women's Health, Surgical, Laboratory, Medical Imaging and Nursing Service Analytics team by planning and coordinating team activities, working with customers to prioritize the workload, monitoring quality and performance.
    • Assist in creating and executing Internal Care Delivery annual operational work-plan, tactics, and strategies in alignment with KP's strategic priorities and goals. Is valued as a strategic thought partner by senior leaders and proactively manages relationships through a variety of methods.
    • Articulates Primary Care, Medical Specialty, Behavior Health, Call Center, Women's Health, Surgical, Laboratory, Medical Imaging and Nursing Service Analytics' value proposition and service offerings to customers, and aligns resources with organization needs. Develops and leverages third party relationships with other KP support organizations (for example; ARC, Finance, BIS, and IT).
    • Demonstrated ability to work in senior leadership environment. Capable of 'managing up' with clients and ability to navigate politically sensitive situations. Coordinates and interacts with multiple sources within the organization in the design and implementation of cost, quality, service and utilization reporting and management systems in support of clinical and business strategies. Work with senior leadership in promoting and supporting value based information broadly in the organization. Works closely with upstream data sources to ensure consistent and timely flow of data.
    • Provide education and training to multiple users on appropriate use of various data and systems. Hires, coaches, motivates and conducts performance appraisals for staff. Provides career development plans and opportunities for staff. Maintains current information and knowledge of all applicable Kaiser policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.
    • Ensures that the training activities incorporate all applicable KP policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations, and accreditation standards. Supervises assigned staff. This includes interviewing, selecting, training, motivating, evaluating, counseling, disciplining and terminating in compliance with EEO/AA goals and personnel policies of the organization.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


      Basic Qualifications:
      Experience
    • Minimum ten (10) years of direct work related experience, with at least four (4) years in a supervisory or management role. Education

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or information technology or related area. License, Certification, Registration

    • N/A

      Additional Requirements:

    • Significant knowledge of decision support systems; strategic, operational, and project management; process management, and process and systems environment.
    • Significant knowledge of diverse Medical Center services and the ability to determine how deviations in operations can affect reported data.
    • Extensive knowledge of health care data subject areas, content and concepts of how detailed data elements in a healthcare delivery and payor environment are used for the purposes of business analytics and reporting.
    • Excellent customer service, project management, and analytical skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to collaborate and build partnerships with leadership across the organization including: Primary Care Leadership Team, CPMG, BIS, and Strategic Management Consulting.

      Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree preferred.


    •           Various Openings As on 19 May 2012        
      Job # 1



      Need a Maid for my house at Khobar


      From: furqan siddiqui < furqan_as@yahoo.com >

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      <
      jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >

      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012,

      Need a Maid for my house at Khobar:

      we need a Maid for my house at Khobar for
      taking care of my Two Kids from morning to evening.

      contact at 050-5543710


      Engr. Furqan Siddiqui
      Sr. Telecommunication Engineer
      Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


      ***** ***** *****
      Job # 2


      Required urgently- Logistics Manager for 40ft trucks



      From: careers@synergymiddleeast.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      <
      jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain

      Description: Logistics Manager experienced in delivery
      planning, scheduling logistics and distributions,
      monitoring supply chain management operations, planning and supervising schedules for 40ft trailer trucks and drivers.


      Please send CVs to: careers@synergymiddleeast.com


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 3


      Required urgently-Marketing professionals for a Call
      Centre



      From: careers@synergymiddleeast.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain

      Description: Marketing professionals for a Call Centre
      in Bahrain. Pleasing personality with good
      communication skills. Must be thorough in Microsoft
      Office Applications. 2 years marketing experience in a
      Call Centre in Bahrain or in a reputed marketing
      company in Bahrain would be preferred.


      Please send your CVs to:

       careers@synergymiddleeast.com



      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 4



      Cashier



      From: jovelline@yahoo.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain (Juffair)

      Description:


      Urgently needed cashier in first class restaurant in
      juffair. With two years experience in the same
      field, college level and pleasing personality.

      interested pls send your cv jovelline@yahoo.com




      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 5

      RECEPTIONIST



      From: archangel_rain@yahoo.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain (juffair)

      Description: IMMEDIATELY HIRING RECEPTIONIST
      28 May 2012

      WORKING DAYS: SUNDAY-THURSDAY
      TIMING: 8:00am-6:00pm with 1 1/2 hour break

      For those interested please email your cv at:
      archangel_rain@yahoo.com





      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 6


      PC and Desktop Support Person



      From: nmkhalid@batelco.com.bh
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain

      Description: An established IT company requires a PC
      support person :

      - 2 years experience with PC Support (troubleshooting
      hardware and software problems, helping users, etc.)
      - Excellent communication
      - Must be in Bahrain and willing to join immediately
      - Salary BD 300/- net

      You may forward your cv to jobs@techno-serv.com  or
      nmkhalid@batelco.com.bh  only if you meet all the above.




      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 7

      NOW HIRING: WAITRESSES AND KITCHEN STAFF



      From: foodservicesbahrain@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain

      Description: NOW HIRING:

      Waitresses and kitchen staff for a chain of cafés and
      restaurants in Bahrain.

      Competitive salary with benefits and bonus's based on
      performance.

      Must speak and understand fluent English.

      Must have valid working visa in Bahrain.

      Must be presentable and well spoken.

      EMAIL: foodservicesbahrain@gmail.com



      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 8

      speech therapist Bahrain



      From: aliaprimary@aol.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain (sitra)

      Description: Dear sirs,

      We are in need of a speech and language therapist for
      our center for children with special needs. You can
      learn more about us on www.childbehavior.or. Or
      www.facebook.com/aliaschool . Please advise how we can post through your service.

      R.A.Al Khalifa
      Secretary General
      Aliaprimary@aol.com


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 9

      Beautician required for Ladies Saloon



      From: arabian7575@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Bahrain

      Description: Beautician required for newly opening
      Ladies Saloon..

      Qualified and experienced candidates from India, Nepal
      & Philippines need only apply.

      Interested candidates, please send detailed resume with
      details, expected salary, current visa status and a
      recent full body picture to email:


      arabian7575@gmail.com





      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 10


      Pathologist Required- Immediate placement



      From: dubaimedspa@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Dubai (Dubai)

      Description: We are looking for a qualified,
      experienced pathologist to work in Dubai. Excellent pay
      package. Please email your CV and compensation
      expectations.




      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 11

      Indoor Salesman & Merchandiser Required



      From: asif_ie@hotmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Riyadh (Riyadh)

      Description: A leading retail outlet in Riyadh is
      looking for indoor salesman and merchandisers for their
      Garments, Household and Electronics sections.

      Contact any of the following numbers.

      Mob : 0567157590
      : 0536606500
      : 0597442669

      Or mail C.V to asif_ie@hotmail.com




      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 12

      Trainer Required For 7 QC tools



      From: horizons.khurram@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Riyadh (Riyadh)

      Description:

      A well known UAE based training firm required a
      freelance trainer on


      7 QC tools

      must have a quality related background or experience
      ,or CVs will not be entertained with no experience.

      Good package will be paid

      interested Candidates please email to

      horizons.khurram@gmail.com


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 13

      Looking for Mineral Water Sale Driver



      From: mbk_khan38@yahoo.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Jeddah

      Description: A well renowned water company looking for
      good drivers , who know Jeddah very well . We are are
      the Drinking water Factory. We are looking for drivers
      to sale our water in market .its very urgent

      contact me mbk_khan38@yahoo.com

      Expected Saturday will be interview .

      1- 2 years contract with after two years vacation with
      salary with air tickets.. Monthly salary plus commission





      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 14

      Computer Technician is required



      From: fakhir_sohail@yahoo.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >



      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Jeddah (Azizia)

      Description: Computer Technician is required at Diyala
      Electronics. Please contact at 0535650322.

      Regards,

      Sohail Zahoor



      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 15

      Micro station / CAD Operators



      From: sendcv77@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar (Al - Khobar.)

      Description: Profile: Experienced Micro station Operator
      - Must be experienced in the field of Electrical and
      Instrumentation. Minimum 4 years experienced in Saudi
      Arabia.


      Job Duration: Minimum 15 months.
      Job Location : Alkhobar.
      Document: Need Chamber.

      Those who available in Saudi Arabia and interested to
      work in Hourly Basis please Submitted your resume with
      your contact details.


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 16

      Wanted AIR CONDITION TECHNICIAN TO WORK IN NEW SHOP



      From: QC100@hotmail.ca
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Riyadh

      Description: We have a new shop that we are going to
      open as an air conditioners work shop
      Telephone. 0549952827


      Email :- qc100@hotmail.ca


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 17


      PROJECTS PLANNER REQUIRED



      From: shanawaz.nizam@redafire.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar

      Description: Job Role:

      • Project Planning, Communication, Management and
      Tracking
      • Supports the Communication head and senior team in
      the identification of business-aligned key projects and
      priorities.
      • Assists in the tracking of Project Charters and Plans
      design to advance key priorities utilizing standard HR
      processes, tools and technology to ensure aligned,
      timely updates and reporting.
      • Ensures timely tracking and reporting on key
      milestone and objective progress to date, including
      proactive identification of issues.
      • Prepares project updates and timely communications
      for key stakeholders per CC head (e.g., HRLT, ET,
      functional PPT presentations, spreadsheets, e-mails,
      intranet project site enhancements, etc.)
      • Ensures all legacy project-related information and
      plans are organized, easy to reference and sustainable.
      • Supports the planning and successful execution of
      Communications department-wide meetings.
      • Ability to create procedures around Communications
      processes.
      • Supports the development of related processes,
      guidelines and tools to advance projects and
      priorities.
      • Helps facilitate intra-departmental, cross-team
      communication and sharing of best practices.
      • Proactively identifies improvement opportunities,
      potential roadblocks, and provides options, input,
      innovative suggestions.
      • Assists in gathering qualitative/quantitative data
      related to key priorities and projects.
      • Maintains, updates and recommends enhancements to the
      departmental metrics dashboard and balanced scorecard.
      • Collaborates with and supports vendor management
      processes.


      Minimum Requirements:

      • Engineering Bachelor's degree required.
      • A minimum of 1-5 years of progressive project
      coordination/project management. Relevant Corporate
      Communications experience a plus.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication, detail
      orientation, organization, planning and project
      management skills.
      • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and
      relationship-building skills.
      • Self-starter. Works independently and collaboratively
      in pursuing project work and developing
      recommendations.
      • Proven track record of delivering results on time and
      supporting a senior level team.
      • Strong analytical and quantitative analysis skills.
      Ability to gather, analyze data, determine key issues
      and make recommendations that reflect a solid
      understanding of the larger business context and the
      objectives and strategies of the organization.
      • Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills required.





      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 18


      COST ENGINEER



      From: binoop@berkeleyeng.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Jeddah (Jeddah)

      Description: Thaim Berkeley Association requires a COST
      ENGINEER, minium 10 years experience must have Saudi
      Aramco experience and able to start within two weeks
      please send Cv to binoop@berkeleyeng.com




      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 19

      Teachers Needed



      From: obhurschool786@hotmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Jeddah

      Description: Female teachers required for all subjects,
      british curriculum in an international school.

      You can send your Cv's to obhurschool786@hotmail.com
      or Contact 0542476728/ 0596856311



      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 20

      HEAVY DIESEL MECHANIC



      From: ebinmk@yahoo.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Riyadh (RIYADH-KHARJ)

      Description: TOP URGENT


      Dear All,

      We urgently need a Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic for
      immediate placement. Well experienced serious personnel
      only contact the following number.

      Contact Person: Mr. Jose 0565247924

      Any nationality can contact


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 21

      URGENTLY SALESMAN REQUIRED FOR ADVERTISING AGENCY



      From: smartdirection@ymail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Saudi Arabia (Malaz)

      Description: URGENTLY SALESMAN REQUIRED FOR ADVERTISING
      AGENCY

      REGARDS

      Faisal Shahzad
      mobile :0530373425
      smartdirection@ymail.com


      SMART DIRECTION ADVERTISING AGENCY
      Professional Designer - Web Designing - Printing
      Services

      Riyadh, Malaz, Omer Bin Khatab Road
      Tel: 01 475 0909
      Fax: 01 475 0909 Ext: 108
      Email: info@smartdireciton.org
      Website: www.smartdirection.org



      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 22


      Need HR coordinator/Secretary Urgently



      From: hrm@goldentulipdanabay.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar (Dammam)

      Description: Dear Candidates,


      A reputed Five star hotel in Al Khobar is looking for
      an experienced HR coordinator/Secretary urgently.

      The candidate should have experience in computers (MS
      office), English communication& typing, Arabic is an
      advantage.

      Rush your CVs to: hrm@goldentulipdanabay.com
      or call:896 3666.ext.2055/2050




      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 23

      Administration / Operations



      From: nasariyadan@yahoo.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar (Jeddah, Riyadh and K)

      Description: Our company is looking for qualified
      executives to work in Administration / Operations dept.
      Proficiency in MS Office package and English language
      is a must.





      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 24


      Secretary wanted for a hospital



      From: mahboob804@yahoo.co.in
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Dammam (DAMMAM)

      Description: A famous hospital in Dammam is looking for
      a smart, active secretary (male indian only), Note only
      candidate with transferable iqama ,Salary is 1200
      SR, accommodation, transportation and medical is
      free. Interested candidates please contact Mr.Khan
      0563699037


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 25

      document controller/secretary



      From: humayun.sultan@hotmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Jubail (Dammam/Al-khobar/Jub)

      Description: i am looking for job

      secretory or document controller.
      one year and six months work experience.
      Prepare office memo, office letter.
      data entry record in computer.
      Knowledge bout all documentation.

      work experience with Aramco and KJO Projects.



      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 26

      SECRETARY - {Indian/Philipine} Male only


      From: hrjobsa@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar

      Description:
      SECRETARY - 01 {Indian/Philippine/Nepali}

      Urgently required for Our Khobar Office

      Should be Transferable Iqama and having 02 years
      experience in Same field.

      Please send us your CV

      Regards,
      ABDULLAH


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 27

      SALES MAN FOR SAFETY SHOES



      From: mathews@essadossary.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar (DAMMAM/KHOBAR)

      Description: Bright Safety Est is one of the leading
      trading houses specialized in Safety Shoes.


      We have manufacturing facilities in Italy, Spain,
      Norway & China. Our Range of footwear is manufactured
      strictly as per international standard specifications.


      Our central logistic location based in Sharjah
      International Free Trade Zone, has in excess of 2,
      50,000 (Two Hundred Fifty Thousand ) pairs in stock
      across our whole range of Safety footwear to meet
      larger requirement and are proud to dispatch 90% of the
      orders to complete the next day.

      WE ARE EXPANDING THE MARKET AND HENCE WE NEED YOUNG ENERGETIC & AGGRESSIVE SALES PERSONNEL.

      HAVING SAUDI DRIVING LICENSE


      FLUENT IN ENGLISH /HINDI/URUDU AND ARABIC ( PREFERABLE)
      EXPERIENCED IN SALES OF ANY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
      COMPUTER LITERATE.

      PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY FOR AN INTERVIEW


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 28


      Human Resource specialist



      From: careerspoints@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar (Dammam and Khobar)

      Description: A well established company with Head
      office in Al-Khobar / Saudi Arabia – Looking for Human
      Resource specialist with the following Qualifications:

      Must be in Saudi Arabia.


      Knowledge of the Saudi Labor Law.
      Able to read & write and understand basic Arabic.
      Minimum of 2-3 years Local experience in Hr Field with
      references.


      Must hold an accredit degree in Human Resources.
      Able to cater to the HR needs of 200+ Employees.
      Must be able to joint immediately.
      Transferable Iqama.

      Please mention the subject properly (Example: H.R
      Position) Interested candidates please apply with full details and work experience.

       

      Mail to: careerspoints@gmail.com




      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 29


      Marketing Manager



      From: mpdclmps1@gmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Khobar (khobar and Dammam)

      Description: A well established company in need of a
      Marketing Manager with sound experience in the local
      Market ( Eastern Province).

      Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

      Minimum credentials: ( Masters Degree ) in Marketing.
      Must be in Saudi Arabia.


      Minimum 5 years Local experience in Marketing.
      Must be able to join immediately.


      Saudi Driving License.
      Proven track record with references.


      Able to manage all aspects of marketing from Conducting
      Sound Market Analysis, establishing a marketing plan and target potential clients, aggressively leading the team.
      Prepare daily and weekly marketing reports.

      Please mention in the subject field (Example: Marketing
      Manager position)

      Interested candidates please apply with full details
      and work experience.

      Mail to:  mpdclmps1@gmail.com






      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 30

      A/C TECHNICIAN NEED IN JUBAIL



      From: alrabdi@yahoo.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Dammam

      Description: need A/C technician in jubail
      i will provide (food, accommodation and laundry)
      timing (6am to 5pm) 6 days of week
      Friday off more information call this no, 0535534186


      best regards,

      Asif Maqbool
      site manager

      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 31

      We require a marketing specialist in clothing


      From: sadeeqalhameem@live.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Riyadh

      Description: We are importers of western styled
      clothing such as jeans, t-shirts, ladies tops, blouse,
      khakis trousers and much more and we require a
      marketing specialist in clothing wholesale market.



      Interested People Please contact us and send your C.V
      at our email

      sadeeqalhameem@live.com


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 32


      QUANTITY SURVEYORS URGENT NEED


      From: shakirs_boy@hotmail.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Saudi Arabia

      Description: we are looking for quantity surveyors
      must have a good experience in this field
      minimum experience 4 years

      good salary

      contact with us

      0548937701


      ***** ***** *****

      Job # 33

      x-ray technician


      From: info@myfuturedeal.com
       

      To: "Gulf Jobs - GulfJobsBank"
      < jobs_gulf_info@yahoo.com >


      Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Category: Jobs Offered

      Region: Riyadh

      Description: As an x-ray technician, you will support
      the radiology team within a hospital, physician's
      office, or medical imaging facility. An X-Ray
      Technician is a trained health-care worker that uses
      x-ray equipment to take pictures of the inside of the
      body so that conditions, diseases, or injury can be
      visualized and diagnosed.Job duties include:

      •Preparing the patient for the procedure.

      •Explaining how the procedure works to the patient and
      ensuring that they are comfortable.

      •Ensure that the patient is positioned properly in
      order to get the best quality x-ray.

      •Adjust the equipment to obtain the correct angle.
      Knowledge of how to use the x-ray equipment is a must.

      •Taking preventative steps to avoid unnecessary
      exposure to radiation.


      The usual procedural steps to performing an x-ray
      consists of removing any jewelery and clothing which is
      replaced by a hospital gown. Clothing and jewelery
      might interfere with the exposure of the body area
      being examined.

      Then the patient is carefully positioned either laying, sitting, or standing, depending on the area of the body to be x-rayed between the x-ray machine and a cassette
      containing the x-ray film or specialized image plate.


      Any body part not being x-rayed will be covered with a
      lead apron or shield to avoid any further exposure of
      the x-rays. The x-ray beam is focused on the area to be
      photographed while the patient is to be very still so
      as not to blurr the image being take