Month: August 2019

SJDA issues notice to Bidhan Market traders body for demolition of illegal

first_imgDarjeeling: The Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) has issued a notice to the Bidhan Market Byabsahi Samity (BMBS) to dismantle the “illegal structure” that is under construction in the Bidhan Market in Siliguri within 72 hours, failing which they will face legal action.The notice comes in the wake of state Tourism minister Goutam Deb visiting the market on Saturday, when he found out that a two-storey concrete structure was being built in the area where 7 shops had been gutted in a fire in June. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataInstead of rebuilding the 7 shops that had been gutted, the new structure was being built to accommodate 22 shops in the ground floor and an open hall like structure on the first floor. Dubbing it as an “illegal” structure being built by a section of traders on SJDA land, the minister had threatened to demolish it. The BMBS had then staged a demonstration and blocked the busy Bidhan Road. “I am sending a report to the Chief Minister about the illegal building,” stated Deb.last_img read more

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Women Olympics Began with Female Athletes Organizing it Themselves

first_imgThe female olympics was part of a long line of Olympic history. The Olympic Movement of the late-19th century, which led to the revival the ancient Greek tradition of the Olympic Games, was successful thanks to the efforts of two distinguished gentlemen ― Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrius Vikelas. The first modern Summer Olympics was held in Athens in 1896, starting what is today known as arguably the most important sports event in the world.The Olympic Commission made it their mission to revive the traditional games and therefore celebrate the spirit of ancient Greece in every way possible. Among other things, this meant strongly discouraging women from taking part in the competition, as in ancient times women weren’t even allowed to be in the audience, let alone participate.Panathenaic stadium in Athens, Greece, also known as Kalimarmaro which means good marble stoneTheir arguments reflected generally the accepted opinion of the era ― that in order for women to preserve their feminine charms, they must be excluded from such manly activities.They also relied on the conviction that women were just incapable of performing well and that all of their attempts to do sports were too amateurish.However, the century that followed brought great changes in terms of women’s rights, and the status of women in society in general.Charlotte Cooper Sterry (1870-1966), English tennis player, Wimbledon champion 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901, 1908; Olympic champion in singles and mixed doubles 1900.In the wake of the Suffrage movement in Europe and the United States, as well as the Russian Revolution of 1917, women were quickly becoming political subjects who demanded their voice to be heard.In such a political climate, female athletes felt encouraged to act — to fight the prejudice that sports were an activity reserved for men only.Halina Konopacka in 1928 Summer Olympics in AmsterdamIt took 16 years from the time the first modern Olympics were held in Athens for women to gain very limited access to the competition.In Stockholm, in 1912, women were permitted to compete in swimming and diving, with 22 female athletes taking part. However, this giant first step was not welcomed by all.Erika Mahringer, first woman using the Cellulix ski base, Ski World Championships St. Moritz 1948 Photo by Kunstpiste CC BY 3.0Pierre de Coubertin famously commented that:…“an Olympiad with females would be impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and improper.”Seeing that they were not taken seriously by their male counterparts, a group of women, led by Alice Milliat ― a pioneer of woman’s sports in Europe ― organized the first ever international women’s sporting event, which took place in Monte Carlo in 1921.The start of the women’s 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, SwedenThis was done partly as a reaction to the stubbornness of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ― at the time still headed by its founder, Pierre de Coubertin ― to make the games more available to women. The 1921 Women’s Olympiad served as a forerunner of the Women’s World Games, held for the first time during the following year.Related Video:Milliat and her companions from the International Women’s Sports Federation were confronted by the IOC, whose members demanded of them to leave out any reference to the Olympics in naming their event, so the word “Olympiad” had to be dropped.Alice Milliat in 1913. Photo by inconnu CC BY-SA 3.0Nevertheless, they continued with their plans of holding a quadrennial sporting event, organized by and for women, despite the strong wave of male-led criticism.The first such event, which took place in Paris, drew an audience of between 15,000 and 20,000 people, providing women athletes with 11 different events.The Women’s World Games was held every four years — in Gothenburg (1926), Prague (1930), and London (1934). Most of the participants were from North America, Western and Central Europe, and Japan.Japanese Team at the 4th Women’s World Games held August 1934 in the White City Stadium, LondonIn the meantime, Pierre de Coubertin lost his chair in the International Olympics Committee. In 1928, the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam hosted 300 female athletes in multiple categories previously reserved only for men. This constituted around 10 percent of the total number of athletes.During the 1928 Olympics women were allowed to hold their own 800-meter run, but soon after the IOC deemed this discipline as “too dangerous” for female participants, ruling it out from further events.Women’s World Games, London, August 1934It wasn’t until 1960, during the Summer Olympics in Rome, that women were once again given the opportunity to participate in this race.As for the events organized by Alice Milliat and the International Women’s Sports Federation, they bore fruit and introduced a world of opportunities. The number of participants grew steadily, with entrants from 19 countries by the time the Games were held in London in 1934.The U.S. women’s Olympic swim team in 1928The women activists struggling to prove to the world that they were capable of competing in various categories, including the ones deemed too masculine for them, still had to face institutions like the International Olympic Committee that actively sabotaged their attempts.Read another story from us: Unsung Female Heroes whose Influence is Still FeltOn the other hand, they gathered great public support and found allies who proved more open-minded. They also inspired others to take part, creating a generation of female athletes who would go on to set the standards in professional sports.Step by step, and with the help of the women who organized their own female olympics, women achieved the respect they deserve in international sporting events, by challenging an outdated tradition.last_img read more

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Colin Kentucky has produced zero NBA alltime greats Video

first_imgNo basketball program in the country has had more success adapting to the one-and-done era of the college game than Kentucky under John Calipari. Lexington has become the closest thing to an NBA factory in the nation, with an assembly line backed up with 5-star one-and-dones headed for the league.The Pelicans are now Kentucky South following the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, who will team up with All-Star MVP Anthony Davis in the Big Easy. Colin isn’t thrilled with the move because he thinks Cousins has proven to be a toxic locker room presence, despite his immense talent. Ultimately, the Pelicans have nothing to lose because they’re mired in NBA irrelevancy; so why not?.The hype surrounding the Cousins move also got Colin thinking about what Kentucky’s NBA imprint has been compared to other top programs. It’s not impressive.When compared to other historically great college basketball brands like North Carolina and UCLA, the Wildcats’ NBA resume is a joke. If you go through the list of all-time Bruins and Tar Heels greats, they not only have stacks of NBA titles, but also include some of the greatest players in the history of the game. They’ve got Jabbar, Worthy and Jordan. Who does Kentucky have? Jamal Mashburn? Pat Riley? Dan Issel?“It’s the University of Underwhelming at Lexington. I’ve got multiple busts, start with Sam Bowie. Multiple guys that couldn’t get their act together, even though they have all sorts of talent. Name your pick, DeMarcus Cousins, who is a profoundly gifted player.It has always been the one university in the empirical brands of college sports that hasn’t done it at the pro level. You can tell the NBA story without Kentucky.”Colin doesn’t even have Rasheed Wallace in his all-time UNC starting five, but he’d rank him ahead of anyone who’s played in Lexington.“Rasheed Wallace would be Kentucky’s best player ever in the pros.”Maybe one of the current Wildcats in the NBA will prove Colin wrong, and carry a team and win in the NBA, but they haven’t done it yet. He’s still waiting.Here’s Colin’s full rant, today in The Herd:University of Underwhelming at Lexington@ColinCowherd doubles down on Kentucky players disappointing in the NBA pic.twitter.com/4fK9VFntFo— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 20, 2017last_img read more

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TJ Houshmandzadeh details embarrassing conditions of the preMarvin Lewis Bengals

first_imgT.J. Houshmandzadeh was part of the core group of players that did the seemingly impossible by turning the Bengals from an NFL laughing stock to a legitimate playoff contender under Marvin Lewis.Before Lewis arrived and put an actual professional culture in place, the Bengals had a reputation as the cheapest team in the league that never missed a chances to cut a corner. Housh spent several seasons in the NFL third world conditions, and the details would embarrass a low level minor league baseball team.He recalled that, in addition to not having any water in the locker room for the players, the team also passed out used jock straps, and wouldn’t spring for hotel rooms for players before home games – a standard NFL practice. This resulted in players going out partying the night before games and strolling straight from the club to the stadium before kickoff, and a whole lot of losing.This sounds more like what you would expect from NFL teams in the 50’s, not the early 2000’s. It was bad.Storytime with T.J. Houshmandzadeh about the early years with the Bengals: No bottled water or Gatorade, jockstrap issues and showing up to home games straight from the club pic.twitter.com/nvSX7STorM— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 9, 2018last_img read more

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Google Glass Gets a HighFashion Makeover Still Looks Geeky

first_imgJune 3, 2014 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Image credit: Google Glass Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read Google Glass is getting a high-fashion makeover courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg.Google unveiled a line of wearables (five new frames and eight shades in two distinct styles) created in collaboration with the fashion designer’s studio, DVF, early this morning. The line will be available through the Google Glass website and Net-a-Porter starting June 23, which means if you live in a tech hub like San Francisco or New York City, you’re undoubtedly going to see people rocking Google Glass DVF shades this summer.While this isn’t the first time Google has tried to transform Glass’s image from geeky to cool — back in the January, the company rolled out the Titanium Collection, a line of frames with a hipster-esque aesthetic – it’s a bolder, more high-profile attempt.Does it work? To varying degrees. Some of the DVF frames are subtle and would be cute on their own, but they do little to disguise the trademark cyborg-y bar that sits on the right side of each headpiece. Diane von Furstenberg may be onto something, however, with a pair of multi-colored wrap-around sunglasses. Frankly, they’re pretty hideous but that may work to their advantage; wear the garish shades, and it’s possible to imagine that passersby will notice their flash before they notice that they’re Glass. Step in the right direction, I guess?Related: Nerds Rejoice. Google Glass and Bitcoin, Together at Last.A pair of simple black sunglasses (with a matching black bar on the right side of the frame) is the most promising — the black on black sort-of-almost disguises the fact that you are wearing a computer on your face.This isn’t the last time we’ll see a line of Google Glass frames and shades designed by an outside company. In March, Google announced a strategic partnership with the Milan-headquartered eyewear company Luxottica to create Google Glass Ray-Ban and Oakley frames and shades that combine “high-end technology with avant-garde design.” No word yet on when Google Glass Ray-Bans will make their debut.Last month, Google Glass became available to everyone in the U.S. for $1,500. DVF frames and shades will cost slightly more: According to the Verge, DVF Glass shades will set you back $1,620 while DVF prescriptive lenses ring in at $1,725.Related: Would You Spend $1,500 on Google Glass?last_img read more

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When Going Viral is Very Bad Infographic

first_img Two-thirds of the workforce in the United States uses personal mobile devices to access corporate data, so-called Bring-Your-Own-Device or BYOD. This is a good thing as BYOD allows the employee to merge their work life and their personal life on a single device, leading to increased productivity. As a result, on average, the U.S. corporation saves over $3,000 per BYOD employee annually. But there is a downside. Almost 80% of corporations worry about a lost BYOD device leaking sensitive corporate data.  Related: How the Cloud Can Save You From a ‘BYOD’ Tech NightmareThink of a doctor who practices at two different hospitals. Absent BYOD, she must carry one phone for personal use, and one from each hospital. Pretty cumbersome in comparison to carrying one phone for all three. But the doctor losing her BYOD could mean leaked patient information from both hospitals.How best to secure corporate data on BYOD without monitoring the employee’s personal communications? A technical challenge!  Click to Enlarge+ Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Related: Five Rules for ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Teams Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img 1 min read June 4, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Facebook Unveils Surround 360 Video Capture System

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now » Move over, GoPro: Facebook just unveiled its own 360-degree video capture system — and you can make it yourself.Designed by the social network, the Facebook Surround 360 video camera and software system is meant to produce spherical, 3-D content. The rig boasts 17 synchronized cameras: 14 along its edge, plus one fish-eye camera at the top and two on the bottom.Image credit: GoProFacebook will not be selling this rig; instead the social network plans to release the designs on GitHub this summer. In a Tuesday post, Facebook Engineering Director Brian Cabral said the company is open-sourcing the camera and its software to “accelerate the growth of the 3D-360 ecosystem.””In designing this camera, we wanted to create a professional-grade end-to-end system that would capture, edit, and render high-quality 3D-360 video,” Cabral wrote. “In doing so, we hoped to meaningfully contribute to the 3D-360 camera landscape by creating a system that would enable more VR content producers and artists to start producing 3D-360 video.”When Facebook first started this project, all the existing 3-D-360 video cameras on the market were either proprietary, so the community could not access their designs; available by special request; or simply “unreliable,” Cabral wrote. Most, he said, would overheat, plus the rigs weren’t sturdy, and stitching had to be done by hand. The Facebook Surround 360 camera, he said, solves these issues.Facebook’s stitching and rendering software, for instance “drastically reduces post-production time,” by stitching your content into one seamless video for you. In other words, what used to take weeks to do manually can now be done by Facebook’s algorithm overnight.Image credit: GoProThe system exports 4K, 6K and 8K video for each eye. Facebook said the output file can be viewed on VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, and can, of course, also be shared on its News Feed.Just don’t expect this rig to come cheap. Fast Company reported that it will cost “at least $25,000 to build.” That cost could go up to around $30,000, depending on the components you use.The news comes as Facebook is rolling out a number of new features for its Live video service, including the ability to go live in Facebook groups and events, add filters to your stream, and post varied reactions as a viewer. The new features will be rolling out on iOS and Android “over the coming weeks,” so if you don’t see them right away just sit tight. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read April 13, 2016last_img read more

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Master Data Management Market 2018 Size Share Dynamics Industry Geography –

first_imgMaster Data Management Market Analysis is provided for the markets including development status, industry strategies and upcoming trends.Master Data Management Market to reach USD 57.7 billion by 2025.Master Data Management Market valued approximately USD 12.69 billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 20.85% over the forecast period 2018-2025. With the surge in accessibility to ubiquitously gain access to one’s organizational master data, the small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises are extensively adopting master data management solutions to harmonize, prioritize, synchronize and standardize their business processes, and augment collaboration.The regional analysis of Master Data Management Market is considered for the key regionsNorth AmericaEuropeAsia PacificLatin AmericaRest of the WorldRequest the Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2961845?utm_source=HTN/SAMUIn region such as Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, rise in usage of passenger vehicles set the growth in Master Data Management Market over the forecasted period 2018-2025. Asia-Pacific is estimated to hold a prominent share of the Master Data Management market. Developing countries, such as India and China, are significant players boosting the demand for the Master Data Management Market. Europe, North America and the Middle East and Africa are continuously witnessing infrastructural growth which fueling the demand of Master Data Management Market over the coming years. Asia Pacific region is contributing towards the growth of global Master Data Management Market and anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2018-2025.Further, the presence of an efficient master data management solution within the organization facilitates them to streamline their business processes. This is accomplished through competent master data management applications which provide channelization of their product portrayal data, fortify their customer interactions, accurately manage vendor accounts, enable customized view of their site data, and accountancy for their asset data. Likewise, the master data management services which include consulting, implementation, and training and support are largely provided by the master data management service vendors to help users maintain their deployed master data management software applications. Currently, multi-domain master data applications enabled with cross-data domain features are widely being considered for facilitating transactional and non-transactional data flow across organizations. Further, besides providing users with an enhanced experience, master data management has also leveraged the stakeholders to retain their privileged customers, allure new clients, and enhance business value for its users.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape scenario and product offerings of key players profiled in this report.Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2961845?utm_source=HTN/SAMUThe detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By Application:Supplier DataProduct DataCustomer dataOthersBy End User:BFSIGovernmentRetailIT and TelecomManufacturingHealthcareOthersThe leading Market players mainly include-SAP AGSAS Institute, Inc.IBM CorporationOracle CorporationTibco Software, Inc.Informatica CorporationTeradata CorporationOrchestra NetworksRiversand Technologies, Inc.TalendSyncforceTarget Audience of the Master Data Management Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2015, 2016Base year – 2017Forecast period – 2018 to 2025Access Full Summery @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/2961845/master-data-management-report-size-study?utm_source=HTN/SAMUAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Scientists Gave This Robot Arm a Self Image and Watched it

first_imgResearchers took an off-the-shelf robot arm and programmed it with a “self image.” (Credit: Kwiatkowski and Lipson, Sci. Robot. 4, eaau9354 (2019))In The Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo that their digital appearance is based on their “residual self-image.” That is, the characters look how they imagine themselves to look, based on their own mental models of themselves.In the real world, scientists have been trying to teach robots that trick as well. That’s because, unlike the warring machines of the matrix, a real-life robot with an accurate self-image might benefit humanity. It’d allow for faster programming and more accurate self-planning, and help a device self-diagnose when something’s gone wrong. It could even help a robot adapt to any damage it sustains.And on Wednesday, a pair of scientists from Columbia University said they’d given a robotic arm this self-awareness, and, in the process, new potential to learn. Their research is published in the journal Science Robotics.A Robot Arm’s Self-ImageThe paper’s surprisingly readable, and its abstract reads, in its entirety: “A robot modeled itself without prior knowledge of physics or its shape and used the self-model to perform tasks and detect self-damage.” (Sounds like a Netflix movie description … I’d watch it!)The researchers bought a standard model of robotic arm — the intimidatingly named WidowX — and taught it to visualize itself. They ran it through 1,000 random trajectories, and, basically, had it observe what happened: how certain movements felt, what was possible, what was inefficient, everything. The authors even compared it to a human first learning the capabilities of its own limbs, writing, “This step is not unlike a babbling baby observing its hands.”Armed with all that data, the robot used deep learning to generate its own self-image, i.e., an accurate model of itself. It took a while, with the initial models generated being way off the mark, but after about 34 hours of training, the self-model was accurate to within 4 centimeters. That was good enough to allow it to become an expert at picking up and moving small balls around — a typical stand-in for robotic dexterity. The robot’s self-image was good enough that, without any further training, it could perform a totally different task: handwriting a word with a marker. (The robotic arm says “hi,” by the way.)Bigger Robot ThingsThen, to simulate a sudden injury or bit of damage, the researchers replaced the arm the robot had been using with one that was slightly longer and deformed. The machine quickly updated its self-image to account for the new situation, and was soon back to performing the same tasks with about the same level of accuracy.Overall, the authors make a convincing case that getting robots to create accurate self-images may be the best way to create accurate, self-diagnosing and efficient machines. “Self-imaging will be key to allowing robots to move away from the confinements of so-called narrow AI toward more general abilities,” they write. Then they go a little bit further: “We conjecture that this separation of self and task may have also been the evolutionary origin of self-awareness in humans.”It’s definitely cool and all, just as long as we stop making our machines too much like the ones in The Matrix.last_img read more

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London to get new 750capacity gay club in heart of city

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . ‘We will initially be opening at weekends and then move into bringing back midweek parties that have been sorely missed. Too often there has been the headline that “Soho and Central London is finished” which is something we plan to change!‘International tourists are often asking for a midweek night that provides for an LGBTQ+ environment and are disappointed that our world leading city no longer seems to have as much to offer. Circa The Club is looking forward to uniting promoters – old, new, legendary and fledgling!’London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé welcomed the news of a new queer space.‘The Mayor and I are clear that LGBT+ venues are a fundamental part of London’s vibrant nightlife and culture. Over the past decade the capital has lost more than half of its LGBT+ venues, which is why I’ve been tasked with stemming the flow of closures across the city.‘I’m delighted that Hungerford House will soon be throwing open its doors as London’s newest LGBT+ venue. I can’t wait to visit!’Asked what he put Circa’s continuing success down to, Winter told GSN: ‘Home grown DJ talent, Friendly staff and a drunk owner!’Details of Hungerford House’s opening date are to be announced.See alsoHow do you run a successful gay venue in this day and age? Another beloved LGBTI venue abruptly closes in LondonCanada gay club announces closure after 30 yearsRuPaul’s Drag Race themed bar opens in LiverpoolRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/london-new-gay-club-circa/ The forthcoming opening bucks the recent trend in the UK capital, which has seen dozens of LGBTI venues close. Approximately 50% of its venues have disappeared over the last decade. This reflects a wider trend in other major metropolitan hotspots with established club and bar scenes.Hungerford House taken over by CircaCirca will be opening the doors to Hungerford House, next door to Embankment tube station. The 750-capacity venue has previously operated as Opal Bar. It will revert to the name Hungerford House. The building dates back to 1900. It was initially a power station serving the local area with electricity.Owner and founder of Circa Alan Winter said in a statement, ‘After working on the London gay scene for over a decade and witnessing its slow decline I am very proud and excited that Circa is here to say that the London LGBTQ+ scene is far from over!‘We look forward to giving our community a sparkling new space that’s safe, stylish and most importantly fun!’Night Czar: ‘I can’t wait to visit’Speaking to Gay Star News, Winter said that the new club would initially be open on Friday and Saturday nights, but midweek promotions were likely to follow and may involve independent promoters. The owner of popular gay bar Circa in London, UK, has announced the brand’s expansion. In addition to Circa Soho on Frith Street, a new late-night club will throw open its doors later this spring. The original Circa opened in May 2011. Hungerford House is set to become a gay club (Photo: Circa Soho) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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CVS fired pharmacist who denied trans woman her hormone prescriptions

first_imgHilde Hall outside a CVS pharmacy. | Photo: ACLU of Arizona/Special for The Republic When Hilde Hall walked into her local CVS pharmacy in Phoenix, Arizona, to get her hormone prescriptions, she had no idea she was going to face some transphobic attitude. The pharmacist refused to fill Hall’s hormone prescriptions, trying to out her as a transgender in front of other customers.The incident dates back to 24 April 2018. However, Hall only detailed her encounter with the pharmacist in a blog post published on the American Civil Liberties Union ACLU of Arizona’s website last week.Following her heartfelt account, Hall decided to file a complaint with the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy. The American pharmacy retail company apologized and later fired the pharmacist.The pharmacist refused to fill one of the hormone prescriptions‘On a recent day in April, I left my doctor’s office elated. I was carrying my first prescriptions for hormone therapy,’ Hall recalled in her post.‘I went straight from my doctor to the CVS in my town, Fountain Hills, Arizona, which is a suburb of Phoenix […]. That’s when my day took a turn.’‘After years of working to affirm my identity in a world where transgender people are questioned constantly about how well they know themselves, the pharmacist refused to fill one of the prescriptions needed to affirm my identity.‘I nearly started crying in the middle of the store’Hilde Hall. | Photo: ACLU of Arizona/Special for The Republic eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The woman also explained the pharmacist did not give her a clear reason for the refusal. She said he just kept asking loudly why her doctor gave her those hormone prescriptions.‘Embarrassed and distressed, I nearly started crying in the middle of the store. I didn’t want to answer why I had been prescribed this hormone therapy combination by my doctor.’CVS apologized to the woman and sacked the pharmacistCVS Health, which boasted a perfect score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index, apologized to Hall.According to ACLU of Arizona, CVS offered a sincere apology on behalf of the company. They also said that the pharmacist who mistreated Hilde acted outside of the company’s guidelines. He was later fired.In Arizona, pharmacists can refuse to fill a prescription on religious or moral groundsArizona is one of six states that allows pharmacies and pharmacists to refuse to fill a prescription on religious or moral grounds.In an interview with USA Today, CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis did not directly comment on why the company fired the pharmacist as the person was not in violation of state law.Technically, under state law, the company must accommodate any religious convictions that prevent a pharmacist from filling specific medications.Arizona pharmacists need to notify the company in advance about any religious convictions so CVS can make other arrangements to ensure a proper service to all patients, DeAngelis added.GSN har reached out to CVS for comments.Read more from Gay Star News:Transphobic ‘Sex Change’ song causes controversy in Barbados Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cvs-fired-pharmacist-who-denied-trans-woman-her-hormone-prescriptions/last_img read more

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State of Quintana Roo has new public security leader

first_imgChetumal, Q.R. — The governor of Quintana Roo has made an adjustment to his cabinet with the replacement of the Secretary of Public Security for the state.Governor Carlos Joaquín has announced the new head of public security, Jesús Alberto Capella Ibarra, after the resignation of Rodolfo del Angel Campos, who served in the position for two years. In the change of command, Carlos Joaquín thanked del Angel Campos for his professionalism, loyalty and commitment during his time.The new leader, Jesús Alberto Capella Ibarra, is a law school graduate with a specialty in security. He will take over the new position immediately, becoming the Secretary of Public Security of the State of Quintana Roo.Carlos Joaquín says in 2014, Capella Ibarra assumed command of the state police in Morelos as Commissioner of Public Safety and worked under the Single Command strategy. He also headed the Municipal Public Security Secretariat in Tijuana, Baja California and is considered an expert in the reduction of criminal incidence, particularly high-impact crimes, homicide, kidnapping and extortion.The presentation of the new secretary of public security was made at the Cuna del Mestizaje Hall of the Government Palace.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Raksha Bandhan Festival and Debs Ball

first_imgThe Young Hindu Cultural Service Society hosted a Raksha Bandhan Unity Festival last night at the SDS Temple in Forbes Street. A variety of performances entertained the guests but the highlight of the evening was the Raksha Bandhan Debs Ball in which seven beautiful young girls participated.The ladies and young girls dressed up in beautiful, colourful saries and punjabies to signify the affectionate bond they share with their brothers.  The money raised will be used to complete the building of a community hall which is situated at 69 Kandahar Avenue, Ladysmith. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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Childrens home keeps underprivileged people warm

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Môrester Children’s Home collected scarves from all over KZN during the past month. Now the children want to spread some warmth to the community of Ladysmith.As from this weekend, the children will hang the scarves in trees all over town.They would like to invite anyone who is cold and needs a scarf to ‘pick’ one from the trees.Each scarf will include an inspirational message.last_img read more

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Get The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S At Just 39999 – Limited Time

first_imgIf you’re a Xiaomi fan and are looking to upgrade your smartphone or buy a new one, now might be the right time to do so. That’s right, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is available at a hefty discount for a limited time so be sure to take advantage of the offer. The Mi Mix 2S is Xiaomi’s current flagship smartphone with powerful internals, an all-screen display, and a stunning design. If you’re interested, be sure to take advantage of the limited time discount.Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S IS At An All Time Low At $399.99 – Massive DiscountXiaomi is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world. One of its high-end devices, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is now available at a 41 percent discount. The device boasts the latest internals and a killer display that puts all other Android smartphones to shame. It’s an all-screen design and does not feature the controversial notch up top, which many of you are not a fan of.Head over to this link to get the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S At just $399.99Moving on towards the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, it features the latest Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage capacity. The display is 5.99-inch which stretches out to all four corners of the device. The camera is great and the smartphone overall feels high end and top notch. With Xiaomi’s custom skin on Android – MIUI 9, there are a bunch of solid features in store for users as well.the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is available at a hefty discount of 41 percent which brings the price down to just $399.99. However, do take note that the offer is available only for a limited time. In addition to this, the official price of the flagship from Xiaomi ranges to almost $530. So you’re getting a pretty solid discount on the device. Furthermore, since only a limited number of units are available, it would be wise to act fast.Head over to this link to get the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S At just $399.99Be sure to avail the discount as soon as you can, if you fail to do so, the discount on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will revert back to its original model. There will be more discounts shared later on, so be sure to stick around.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S discount? Would you be willing to get one for yourself? Let us know in the comments. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img News | SPECT Imaging | August 27, 2018 Brain Study of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drives of Brain Aging In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from five institutions evaluated 62,454 brain single photon… read more Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019 New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b cardiovascular imaging study in… read more New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technology | October 28, 2008 Dual-Head Gamma Camera Delivered in Compact Footprint Technology | Nuclear Imaging | January 16, 2019 MIM Software Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry MIM Software Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for molecular radiotherapy… read more The new C-Quest by MEDX Nuclear Imaging Products is a compact, dual-head dedicated cardiac gamma camera. Nuclear medicine technologists and clinicians can incorporate the best features from every OEM cardiac camera making it the optimal choice for cardiologists. The C-Quest is currently undergoing testing and verification and has not yet received FDA 510(k) clearance. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more A PET/CT head and neck cancer scan. News | Nuclear Imaging | September 27, 2018 Technology and Radionucleotide Development Will Fuel Mobile Gamma Camera Adoption Advancements in healthcare technology, particularly in the surgery category, have led to an increasing adoption of… read more Related Content News | Cardiac Imaging | July 03, 2018 Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks July 3, 2018 — Cardiac hybrid imaging read more Technology | PET Imaging | June 28, 2018 MILabs Introduces Futuristic PET Capabilities on New VECTor6 System At the 2018 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, June 23-26, in Philadelphia,… read morelast_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiac Imaging | February 11, 2019 New Appropriate Use Criteria Outlined for Multimodality Imaging of Nonvalvular Heart Disease The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine other cardiology professional societies, recently published a… read more October 5, 2009 – Kentucky-based Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange, Ky., is the first site to simultaneously implement both the access and business management modules of McKesson’s Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management solution. The innovative solution, which became generally available Sept. 29, combines rules-based software and connectivity services to help organizations transform revenue management. The solution’s access management module is designed to allow healthcare organizations to collect appropriate financial information on patient treatment to help meet regulatory requirements and collect full payment for services at the beginning of the patient interaction process. The business management module supports the creation of charges, distribution of claims and receipt of payments. By deploying the entire system, Baptist leaders expect to dramatically improve performance. For example, rather than simply manage denials more effectively with the technology; Baptist business office staff should be able to eliminate denials completely. The entire billing cycle should be reduced from a fourteen-step process with multiple handoffs to a streamlined, efficient process in which the majority of the work takes place within the system in the background.The Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management solution also will enable Baptist to maximize its investment in McKesson’s clinical IT systems. Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management, together with McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals suite, helps enterprises to meet demands for improved clinical, operational and financial outcomes. As an “open” technology, the revenue management solution is said to connect to both McKesson and non-McKesson clinical technology. These connections make it possible to manage financial processes across all care settings and enables continuous medical necessity checking; coordinated care planning and case management; and collaboration of orders and scheduling. The solution also will enable Baptist to handle emerging revenue management requirements related to pay-for-performance and ICD-10. Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management will help Baptist focus even more keenly on performance improvement and prepare for potential economic stimulus incentives. The health system already leverages McKesson’s performance analytics technology, part of the complete Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management solution, to measure organizational performance and make evidence-based decisions. For more information: www.mckesson.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2019 Amazon Comprehend Medical Brings Medical Language Processing to Healthcare Amazon recently announced Amazon Comprehend Medical, a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that allows… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Digital Pathology | July 16, 2019 Paige Announces Clinical-grade Artificial Intelligence in Pathology July 16, 2019 — Computational pathology… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19 February 13, 2019 — At the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) global conference and e read more center_img Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more News | October 05, 2009 McKesson’s Revenue Management Solution Goes Live News | Oncology Diagnostics | March 12, 2019 Lucence Diagnostics to Develop AI Tools for Liver Cancer Treatment Genomic medicine company Lucence Diagnostics announced a new project to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms… read more Related Content Pseudocolor accentuated CT scan image of a liver tumor. Image courtesy of Lucence Diagnostics. 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first_img Related Content Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more November 11, 2009 – In a collaborative study between ContextVision AB, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) and SharpView AB, researchers will investigate advanced 3D image filtering as a means of increasing patient throughput and improving image quality in MRI and further enabling dose reduction in CT. Researchers will compare advanced 3D techniques with 2D filters. ContextVision and its partner company SharpView have previously worked with CMIV at Linköping University, Sweden, to pioneer advances in image enhancement, adaptive filtration and 3D filtration, leading to lower-dose CT and faster MRI procedures with better image quality. The new study will build upon existing research collaboration among the organizations, with MGH’s Mannudeep Kalra, M.D., as principal investigator. The study aims to show that 3D filtering can allow hospitals and practitioners to increase patient throughput for MRI, enabling one to two additional patient appointments per day. For CT, the study will show that 3D image filtering can enable high-quality images at lower doses, increasing safety for patients and technicians. Researchers hope new 3D algorithms from the companies will produce new techniques in both CT dose reduction and MRI patient throughput.For more information: www.contextvision.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | November 11, 2009 ContextVision, Mass Gen Launch 3D CT, MR Study Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more center_img Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more PreviousNext Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more The sign outside the Women’s Center for Radiology in Orlando, Florida, announces the arrival of 3D mammography. Susan Curry, M.D., founder and medical director, wants to get the message out to women in Central Florida about 3D mammography and the difference it can make in the early detection of breast cancer.In April of this year, the Women’s Center became the first imaging facility in Orlando and one of only a handful of centers in the country to offer 3D mammograms. “Saving lives involves remaining cutting edge,” explains Dr. Curry. “We installed Hologic’s Selenia Dimensions digital tomosynthesis system because we believe it will help us to find cancer early, so we can make a significant difference in our patients’ lives. We felt the technology was so superior, we purchased a second Dimensions system in July.”Leading the way with innovative and effective imaging technology isn’t new for the Women’s Center.  When Dr. Curry founded the Women’s Center for Radiology 30 years ago, its mission was to improve the survival rates for women with breast cancer. The Center brought together dedicated women’s imagers with the most advanced imaging technology available and set the standard for care in breast imaging.  In 2004, the Women’s Center was the first imaging center in Central Florida to transition from analog to digital mammography with the installation of five Hologic Selenia digital mammography systems. “We were years ahead of other facilities implementing digital mammography,” explains Dr. Curry. “Digital technology is a better way to read mammograms. We can see more and find cancers in an earlier state.”Dr. Curry believes tomosynthesis is enabling her staff to find smaller cancers at earlier stages. “The goal is to find cancer early, when it can be cured,” states Dr. Curry. “We’re trying to find really small cancers to improve the outcome. With tomosynthesis, we found a 7 millimeter cancer and, as a result, that patient may not need chemotherapy.”Three radiologists and seven technicians focus solely on breast mammography, performing more than 35,000 mammograms annually. Additional staff provides breast MRI and ultrasound, DEXA scans, ductograms and biopsies, including stereotactic breast biopsies using Hologic’s ATEC breast biopsy and excision system and the MultiCare Platinum stereotactic breast biopsy guidance system.Several times a month, the Women’s Center’s mobile imaging van, outfitted with a Selenia 2D digital mammography system and Hologic’s Sahara clinical bone sonometer, travels to local businesses, including Disney World and Universal Studios, to bring life-saving imaging services to women who can’t travel to the Center.Making a Difference for Dense Breasts and High Risk WomenDr. Curry had been following the progress of tomosynthesis technology through papers and conferences, and when she had an opportunity last year to experience the technology firsthand, she was excited about the chance. “I observed Hologic’s tomosynthesis system at work in the University Hospital in Turin, Italy,” states Dr. Curry. “The images were just remarkable and that pretty much answered any questions we had about implementing this technology. “Dr. Curry reports that tomosynthesis will make a real difference in the Center’s ability to diagnosis patients with dense breasts or other high-risk factors. “With a two-dimensional mammogram, dense tissue can obscure breast cancer,” explains Dr. Curry. “If you can’t find the architectural distortions, which may be the only finding you have with an invasive tumor, then you can miss the tumor.“One analogy I like is mammography is like a book,” adds Dr. Curry.  “With two-dimensional digital mammography, you can see the front and back cover and you learn a little bit about what is in the book, but everything in-between is obscured, as in a dense breast. With tomosynthesis you can see what’s inside, page by page. It’s not just a better image. It’s a more complete image.”Dr. Curry continues, “The 3D tomosynthesis images are incredible and give us confidence in our diagnosis. We feel really confident we haven’t missed anything that will cause a problem next year or that the patient will discover later. I think there’s less stress when you read tomosynthesis mammograms.”Improving the OutcomesWith only two tomosynthesis systems and approximately 150 patients a day, the Women’s Center uses a breast cancer risk assessment tool known as the “Gail model” to estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer over specific periods. Named after Dr. Mitchell Gail, Senior Investigator in the Biostatistics Branch of NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, the model uses a woman’s own personal medical history (number of previous breast biopsies and the presence of atypical hyperplasia in any previous breast biopsy specimen), her own reproductive history (age at the start of menstruation and age at the first live birth of a child) and the history of breast cancer among her first-degree relatives (mother, sisters, daughters).If a woman has an elevated Gail Model or high risk factors, she has a 2D + 3D mammogram. Plus, Dr. Curry reports, “Women come to our center because we have the most advanced technology available, and if they ask for the 3D exam, they get it.“We’re here to take care of the patient, which is why our technicians like the Selenia Dimensions system,” Dr. Curry continues. “It’s easy to position the patient, and the Hologic FAST Paddle tilting paddle system makes the compression more comfortable for the patient. But, the greatest reason our technicians like tomosynthesis is because they do not have to take additional views. Recalls are difficult for the patient and time-consuming for the technician.”Dr. Curry would like all Orlando women to know that tomosynthesis can help distinguish harmless abnormalities from real tumors – that means fewer callbacks and less anxiety. “If women know more about tomosynthesis, more women will request the three-dimensional exam.“Today, with smaller cancers found earlier, women may not need chemotherapy or radiation treatment, which is a much better outcome for the patient,” Dr. Curry concludes.The comments in this article are the opinions and personal stories of the individuals quoted and not necessarily those of Hologic. Hologic, ATEC, Dimensions, FAST Paddle, MultiCare, Sahara and Selenia are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.Case study supplied by Hologic. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Case Study | October 06, 2011 Tomosynthesis Technology: A Key Differentiator for Dedicated Women’s Imagers Women’s Center for Radiology, Orlando, Florida News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more last_img read more

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