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New Brunswick working on technology to ease damage in flood season

first_imgFREDERICTON – Flood forecasters in New Brunswick are using new technology to track snow loads and ice movement, hoping more information leads to less damage.Jasmin Boisvert, a water services specialist with the Department of Environment and Local Government, says officials will be testing a new flow forecast model that the province has been developing with the National Research Council and the University of Waterloo.He says they’ve also upgraded their flood early warning system and are sharing the information with partners like NB Power to help better manage operation of dams on the rivers.Greg Carroll, an operations superintendent with NB Power, says they’re even putting GPS devices in barrels on the ice to help alert when the ice starts moving.The annual River Watch gets underway next week and Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, says the potential for flooding will be determined by the amount of rain and ice jams that occur.Officials say the amount of snow on the ground in northern New Brunswick is about normal, but has twice the water content as last year.last_img read more

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A great New Brunswicker former premier Ray Frenette dead at 83

first_imgFREDERICTON – The 28th premier of New Brunswick has died, according to a press release issued Saturday by the provincial government.Ray Frenette represented the Moncton East riding as a Liberal MLA for 25 years and briefly served as premier between 1997 and 1998 — after Frank McKenna stepped down and before Camille Theriault took the post.After resigning from the legislature, Frenette was appointed by former prime minister Jean Chretien as director of Atomic Energy Canada, where he later served as chair.In the government’s release, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says Frenette acted as a mentor and adviser to him when he was first considering getting into public service.He added: “We’ve lost a great New Brunswicker.”The cause of death has not been released.last_img

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After Barcelona Attacks Morocco Strengthens Security Coordination with Spain

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has asked the Moroccan government to strengthen the already-strong security cooperation between Morocco and Spain.The announcement was made on Thursday during the weekly government council meeting.The King’s instructions come a week after the Barcelona terrorist attack, which saw 15 people killed in an operation that was planned and conducted by a group of Moroccans. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. The spokesperson of the government, Mustapha El Khalfi said in a statement carried by Le360 news website that “the security services of our country have mobilized to carry out all the necessary investigations in the framework of the bilateral cooperation that links Morocco To Spain, in accordance with the high instructions of King Mohammed VI. “The Moroccan government said that local security services “remain mobilized in order to conduct all the necessary investigations” about the case.The Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani condemned the terrorist attack, expressing Morocco’s condolences to and solidarity with Spain.The government affirmed that the kingdom is keen on maintaining its commitment to the “exemplary” cooperation with its Spanish neighbor on the matter of terrorism.“There has been good security coordination with Spain, and it will continue,” said the government spokesperson Mustapaha El Khalfi in a press conference.He added that “combatting transitional crime requires the strengthening of security cooperation and coordination.”“Countering terrorism is not a local cause, and this is why the relationship between Morocco and Spain is exemplary in the region,” he added. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,268.29 down 99.17 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up seven cents, or 1.54 per cent, at $4.63 on 8.97 million shares. Bombardier won an order from Nigerian carrier Arik Air for seven commercial aircraft valued at US$297 million.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.42 per cent, at $2.41 on 7.36 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 17 cents, or 1.04 per cent, at $16.56 on 5.19 million shares.BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 55 cents, or 3.64 per cent, at $14.58 on 4.86 million shares. Bernstein Research lowered its rating on the company, formerly known as Research In Motion, to underperform from market perform.Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.79 per cent, at $1.26 on 3.88 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (924.25 down 5.74 points):Selwyn Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SWN). Metals explorer. Up a penny, or 12.50 per cent, at nine cents on 5.71 million shares.Guerrero Exploration Inc. (TSXV:GEX). Miner. Up two cents, or 40 per cent, at seven cents on 3.15 million shares.Company reporting major news:Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience store operator. Down 20 cents, or 0.32 per cent, at $62.08 on 425,172 shares. Rumours swirl that the company could buy the retail operations of oil and gas giant Hess, which owns about 1,350 gasoline stations in 16 East Coast states.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Grocer. Down 11 cents, or 0.22 per cent, at $48.84 on 286,092 shares. Canada’s largest grocer is trying to attract more customers in the urban areas by setting up a new discount small grocery store dubbed Box by No Frills. Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2013 5:44 pm MDT read more

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Lego timelapse 65000 bricks sorted by hand in preparation for 8bit Trip

first_imgIf you have an absolutely massive Lego build coming up, you’ll need a lot of tiny bricks. If you want to keep costs under control, then they best option is to buy blocks in bulk (it’s really the only option given the price of individual bricks). The problem with bulk bricks, of course, is that they are unsorted. You can buy Legos by the pound all day long, but expect to get a mess of mismatched parts and colors. And we all know that any serious adult fan of Lego needs his/her bricks organized which leads to a colossal undertaking, as demonstrated in the video above.What you’re watching is 71 hours of Lego sorting compressed down into a 3 minute time-lapse. During that time period 100 boxes of Legos — 65,000 pieces — were sorted and stacked in preparation for an upcoming build. The sorting was done by hand, by no more than two people at a time, in a kind of brick-stacking torture that would make Sisyphus break down and weep.Why, you ask? Why sort 65,000 Legos, by both color and size, into foot-long stacks? And why document the process in a series of 12,775 photographs?Short answer: It was done for promotional purposes. The group behind the sorting, Rymdreglage, created the internet-famous 8-bit Trip video on YouTube (which has over 12M views) and they are planning on doing a second video, 8-bit Trip 2. So at least they have a worthy purpose for all that labor.Of course if the group was truly clever they would have used Dynaway’s Lego sorting machine, which we covered in January. That machine isn’t quite as fast as a two-person team of human sorters, but it is a much more efficient way to tackle the job. With the bricks sorted into bins by machine, the only human intervention needed would be to refill a hopped a few times an hour and to stack the Legos. The total time invested would be a fraction of 71 hours. Of course you’d need to build and seriously customize the Lego sorting machine, which could take some time…More at Youtube, via Kotakulast_img read more

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Dépression arrêts de travail et suicide le malêtre des employés

first_imgDépression, arrêts de travail et suicide : le mal-être des employésFrance – L’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm) s’est penché sur les maladies psychiatriques des employés et les risques de décès qui leur sont associés. Le taux de suicide serait en effet multiplié par 5 chez les personnes qui ont été arrêtées plusieurs fois pour ces motifs. Trente à cinquante pour cent des employés souffrent d’une maladie psychiatrique comme la dépression, la névrose ou l’alcoolisme au moins une fois dans leur vie. S’en suivent des arrêts de travail, mais aussi et surtout un risque de suicide multiplié par cinq. Les chercheurs de l’Inserm ont également pu noter que, chez ces personnes, les risques de cancer du poumon ou de maladie cardiovasculaire étaient augmentés de 70% en moyenne. À lire aussiBoulimie : définition, causes, conséquences, de quoi s’agit-il ?Il est cependant important de souligner que ces résultats ne sont vraiment significatifs que pour le suicide puisque, pour les autres types de décès, de nombreux paramètres doivent être pris en considération. Afin d’obtenir ces statistiques, une équipe coordonnée par Maria Melchior a suivi pendant seize ans un groupe de 20.000 employés travaillant chez EDF, âgés de 35 à 50 ans. Les résultats viennent d’être publiés dans l’American Journal of Epidemiology.  Le 25 août 2010 à 11:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Records Blanchette viewed with fear distrust by staff

first_imgMary Blanchette, the former executive director of the Children’s Justice Center, was viewed with “fear and distrust” by staff and oversaw “a significantly strained working environment” that led to her ouster earlier this year, records obtained by The Columbian through a public records request reveal.In September, the county council quietly approved an agreement with Blanchette that ended her employment overseeing the center, which provides support and advocacy for abused children. Under the agreement, Blanchette agreed not to sue and was given a one-time payment of $146,587. Both sides agreed not to discuss her separation, according to the agreement.Records show that the Human Resources Department concluded that Blanchette didn’t harass any employees under the county’s definition of “harassment,” nor did she violate any policies. However, documents show Blanchette had an uneasy relationship with staff that didn’t improve after the center hired an outside executive coach.“Her desire for control has resulted in a workplace where she is seen as punitive,” a county HR report concluded. “Given the feedback received over the course of this investigation, it would appear that Mary lacks self-awareness regarding her leadership and communication style.”Pat Jollota, who helped found the CJC and is chair of a nonprofit that supports it, said she heard about problems at the center but still said Blanchette did “an incredible job.”last_img read more

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Man surrenders after firing shots during standoff on Puget Island

first_imgCATHLAMET — Authorities say a man in southwest Washington fired six shots in the direction of sheriff’s deputies and surrendered after a standoff four hours later.The Daily News in Longview reports no one was injured in the Wednesday afternoon incident on Puget Island.Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Raedyn Grasseth says deputies responded to a residence for a welfare check but stopped and retreated when they heard someone racking a gun.Grasseth says as they retreated, a man began firing out a window.Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies responded, communicating and negotiating with the man, who police say surrendered shortly before 5 p.m. without further incident.No further information was immediately available.last_img

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Steve Bruce is about to reach 100 games at Aston Villa

first_imgSteve Bruce will mark his hundredth game at Aston Villa when the club faces Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday. He hopes to lead the team on to win their second game in the space of five days.Since Bruce replaced Roberto Di Matteo in 2016, Aston Villa has plunged into a series of difficulties after the manager’s initial period of glory. Villa was not able to qualify to the Premier League last season.Just recently, Villa has suffered a lack of win in five straight games and the fans had demanded that the 57-year-old manager should step down.But Bruce has not been totally disheartened about the hard time he’s suffering currently at Villa, claiming he has enjoyed this period most.“The bigger the challenge, the more I want to get stuck into it,” Bruce said, according to Express & Star.Steve BruceAllardyce praises Newcastle’s Steve Bruce Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a better fit at English Premier League side Newcastle United than he would ever have been.“There’s something sick in me, unfortunately. I really think that. The harder it goes the more I enjoy it.“Every club you manage, it’s a tough job. But certainly the size of the club, to nearly being in administration during the summer, that was a ridiculous scenario really.“Has it been the most difficult? Arguably. But in a perverse way it has been the most enjoyable.“It is a great club and has been an honour to manage, along with some great names who have managed this club before. I am one of them. It doesn’t happen to many.”last_img read more

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Longtime loyal Republican Boger leaves the party

first_imgFed up with what he says is growing extremism toward the far right, former Clark County Republican chairman Brent Boger says he’s done with the party.Boger — a longtime vocal Republican and three-year-plus head of the local board — stepped down from his Republican precinct committee officer duties in late July, and pulled his reelection bid.Many of the hardline Tea Party members in the local party fail to accommodate a spectrum of views about how to be conservative, Boger said.“I basically say to them — if they give me a chance — ‘What makes you the repository of Republican orthodoxy?’” Boger said.“I agree with the Republican Party on economic issues,” he added in an email. “But my views are tempered by reality and a willingness to take the world as it is and not as I think it should be. I think that is missing from many on the far right in the GOP.”The Vancouver assistant city attorney, who ran a losing race as a Republican for Clark County prosecutor in 2010, was appointed to the nonpartisan Washougal City Council last month.last_img read more

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What Kind of Online Editor Are You

first_imgMost editorial operations are approaching the Web today with a mix of scientific process and search engine voodoo. At b-to-b publisher Questex Media, manager of search Alison McPartland and her team have developed a strategy that includes defining key areas certain editors are good at, and trying to apply those lessons to other editors within the group. “We want to show the particular strength or weakness in each editor,” says McPartland. “There are different ways to focus on how they’re preparing content online and we want to highlight those differences. If someone is our top Optimization Editor, what is he or she doing that you could be doing?”Below are four benchmark classifications for online editors that McPartland and her group developed: Acquisition Expert: “We measure the amount of page views and unique views that a particular editor brought in regardless of source,” says McPartland. “Regardless of whether it’s being pushed out via newsletter or they’re doing a great job with optimization or another site picked up the content and referred them in, what’s the readership of that particular editor? How much total audience is this person drawing in?” Optimization Editor: “What we did here is look at who on the edit team is driving the most traffic via organic search. We looked at the whole data dump of the month for that editor-keywords, the topics driving interest and the articles that were keeping readers longer. If you work with more interlinked titles, you’re probably going to have a better opportunity for this to get picked up, and once it does get picked, up, now our audience is interested in those keywords and topics.” Getting editors to focus on SEO was a bit of a challenge at first. “When we first started working with the editorial team, they looked at it as, ‘Oh, SEO is something that Alison does,” says McPartland. “We were trying to get editors to understand that yes, I help them set the foundation of the site-taxonomy and site structure-but at end of day it’s up to the edit teams and marketing teams to drive and retain those people. If I build the foundation, they hold the keys to really optimizing well and driving traffic. People don’t want to go to category pages, they want to go to editors’ articles.” Retention Writer: “This looks at the bounce rate and the average time readers spend on the site. This is tough because we have to look at overall metrics and make assumptions-yes, the bounce rate is low for this one, time on site is high-but what’s the quality of the interaction? Are they just trying to find something or are they intent on reading different articles? A quality interaction is the ability to keep readers on the site post-acquisition. Some editors did a good job getting people into the site via certain keywords but then had a high bounce rate. We want to see the audience spending a few minutes on each page and coming back again.”Engagement Enhancer: “Here we are looking at any kind of interaction with the site. Did the reader come in through a blog and comment or did they come in through a new story and register for an RSS feed? What are the editors doing that makes me want to comment or interact with them? Identifying where specific editors are performing well (and where they are not) in reports the whole team can see raises the level of every editor’s game (and sparks some friendly internal competition).”By creating these different ‘categories’ of editor, it’s easier for us to see why a particular story or author performs well month over month,” says Stephanie Ricca, editor-in-chief of Questex Media’s HotelWorld Network. “We don’t use these categories as specific descriptors—meaning, we don’t say things like, ‘Stephanie is the Acquisition Expert because she does X and Y and Chris is the Optimization Editor because he does B and C;’ instead we use Alison’s reports to get better at all aspects of what gets a reader to our site and keeps them there.”For example, HotelWorld Network noticed from Alison’s reports that certain posting habits, like including related links with stories, make certain authors better at optimizing the content. “So we remind each other to include related links with every item we post, whether it’s a standard news release or a bylined article,” says Ricca. “It’s useful for us to see which authors have high retention rates, because most of them are our regular columnists. If we know that these authors provide content that keeps readers on our site for a relatively long time, we will continue to link to those authors as related links in other stories.”Over the past few months, HotelWorld Network editors have made a strong effort to add all of the “bells and whistles” to all of the content they post. “We are aware of using strong keywords in headlines, we link within our stories (especially to other related stories we have written on the topic), we add related stories to every item we post, and we optimize the meta tags for everything we post,” says Ricca. “Alison’s reports give us tangible proof that how we optimize our articles doesn’t change their content, it just makes it more visible, and therefore more useful. We love to see our names on her reports and it’s still a fierce competition!”last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Thursday Nov 12 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio Walker’s appointee for top DC job? No one.Liz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageLast month, Gov. Bill Walker fired the director of his Washington, D.C. office and two associate directors,giving them 30 days notice.City of Sitka seeks legal counsel in wake of landslidesEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaThe Sitka Assembly convened in executive session Wednesday night to discuss legal matters affecting the municipality, as a result of the August 18th landslide.UA execs abruptly resign after meeting with new presidentRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksTwo top University of Alaska executives have tended their resignations. The heads of Statewide finance and human resources have stepped down following meetings with UA’s new president.Juneau artist Crystal Worl honored at VP Biden’s houseLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauJuneau artist Crystal Worl was one of five Native artists from around the country to show their work at Vice President Joe Biden’s house last month.Arctic Council looks to Alaska citizen science networkJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageA tribal citizen science network that got its start in Alaska is being touted as a model for tracking climate change in the Arctic.My degeneration: Peter Dunlap-Shohl illustrates Parkinson’sLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageIf you read the Anchorage Daily News from the early ’80s to 2008, you will remember the terrific work by cartoonist and graphic artist Peter Dunlap-Shohl. And if you’ve been wondering what he’s been up to since he left the ADN, it’s a story of daunting health challenges, admirable determination and a new book.Alaska Native leader Bob Loescher dies at 68Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauFormer Sealaska CEO and longtime Native-rights activist Robert “Bob” Loescher has died at the age of 68.Ninilchik Tribal Council files suit over inability to subsistence fishJenny Neyman, KDLL – KenaiThe 2015 fishing season on the Kenai River was tough for a lot of fishermen. But one user group is alleging it was illegally bad.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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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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vRad Ranks No 19 on 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100

first_imgNews | Teleradiology | May 25, 2016 vRad Ranks No. 19 on 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Company ranked third in healthcare and medical category for automated trauma workflow protocol Related Content News | Teleradiology | May 10, 2018 DocPanel Partners With University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Teleradiology company DocPanel announced a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 30, 2018 Philips Integrates Reacts Tele-Ultrasound Platform on Lumify Portable Systems Philips in partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) announced an industry-first integrated tele-… read more News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more May 25, 2016 — vRad (Virtual Radiologic) announced that it ranked No. 19 on 2016’s InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of top business-technology innovators in the United States. The company was ranked third among companies in the “Healthcare & Medical” category. vRad was recognized for its “Trauma Protocol,” a business technology initiative vRad provides to its 2,100+ client hospital, health system and radiology group facilities in all 50 states.Patient imaging studies designated using vRad’s patent-pending “Trauma Protocol” workflow are automatically “unbundled” by body region and distributed with the highest priority to multiple board-certified radiologists and subspecialists to be read concurrently. The automated workflow notifies all radiologists assigned to the case which colleagues are reading the other body regions for the same patient, enabling real-time collaboration at the point of care. The final radiology reports for each body region are sent to the referring physician as soon as they are completed, allowing treatment to begin as quickly as possible to improve patient outcomes and save lives. Average turnaround time using vRad’s Trauma Protocol is under 13 minutes.“This year, we listened to our attendees who said they wanted to learn more from the IT rock stars who populate our Elite 100 list by making them central to our conference program,” said Brian Gillooly, InformationWeek Elite 100 conference co-chair and VP of event content & strategy for UBM. “By doing so, we were able to not just tell their stories, but also allow our attendees to network directly with the people driving the very IT innovation that shapes our industry.”This is InformationWeek’s 28th year identifying and honoring the nation’s most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30… read more center_img Technology | Teleradiology | June 28, 2018 Dictum Health Launches Advanced Telestroke Module for Virtual Exam Room Platform Dictum Health Inc., creators of the Virtual Exam Room (VER) telehealth technology, announced the release of their Care… read more News | Orthopedic Imaging | November 09, 2017 Sectra to Provide Orthopedic Post-Operative Follow-Up for Teleradiology Company International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra recently signed an agreement with the global… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more News | PACS | March 19, 2018 Exa PACS Helps Teleradiology Provider Increase Productivity 400 Percent Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS (picture archiving and communication system) from Konica Minolta… read more News | Breast Density | February 14, 2019 Densitas Enters Partnership Agreement With TeleMammography Specialists Breast imaging analytics company Densitas Inc. announced a new collaboration partnership with TeleMammography… read more last_img read more

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Pan Pacific Hotels enter Australian market

first_imgPan Pacific is bringing the PARKROYAL brand back home, entering Australia with three properties, Pan Pacific Hotels Group President A. Patrick Imbardelli announced last night.“As we’ve refreshed the Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL brand, we’ve looked for where opportunities are available to us,” Mr Imbardelli said.“We are delighted to be able to introduce the Pan Pacific hallmark of personalised service even as we reconnect the PARKROYAL brand with consumers, guests, and all of our stakeholders in this market.”“This marks the growth of the hotel group’s portfolio,” Chan Hse May Pan Pacific Hotels Group told e-Travel Blackboard.The Singapore-listed company manages over 30 hotels, resorts and services suites across Asia and North America and will soon make moves to extend its footprint.Eric Levy Senior Vice President, Growth and Development for the hotel group told e-Travel Blackboard of plans to open 7 hotels in 2010 globally.“The pipeline is well-developed,” he said.Founded in Melbourne in 1962, the PARKROYAL brand will open PARKROYAL Darling Harbour in Sydney and PARKROYAL Parramatta in November 2010.With a new logo and an international focus, “the PARKROYAL is not the same brand it was eight years ago,” Imbardelli, one time Regional General Manager of PARKROYAL in New Zealand told industry colleagues.“The PARKROYAL is a brand that behaves regionally but acts locally.”Meanwhile, the Pan Pacific Perth, currently undergoing refurbishment, will open in January 2011. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Nigel Roberts, A. Patrick Imbardelli and Eric Levylast_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories He also spent seven years as the San Diego Chargers head coach and finished with 111 wins.Coryell passed away in 2010 at 85 years old. This will be the fifth season he has been on the ballot.Related LinksA list of potential Arizona Cardinals coaching candidatesArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?Former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner a third-time Hall of Fame finalistAn offensive lineman, Faneca was a nine-time Pro Bowler and six-time first-team All Pro. He ended his career with one season in the desert in 2010, starting all 16 games.His career spanned 13 years, including 10 seasons with Pittsburgh where he won a Super Bowl with the Steelers in 2005.James spent three years in Arizona from 2006-08. His best season in Arizona was in 2007 when he racked up 1,222 yards and seven touchdowns on 324 carries.He finished his 11-year career with 12,246 rushing yards (No. 13 all time) and 80 rushing touchdowns (No. 20 all time).Other finalists include Steve Atwater, Champ Bailey, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Tom Flores, Tony Gonzalez, Steve Hutchinson, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Richard Seymour.The Hall of Fame’s Board of Selectors will meet on Feb. 2 in Atlanta, the day before Super Bowl LIII, to narrow the list to a maximum of five players. Alan Faneca (left) and Edgerrin James (right) were both selected as finalists for the Class of 2019 NFL Hall of Fame. (Photo by Gene Lower/Getty Images) (AP Photo/Paul Connors) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 3 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Three former Arizona Cardinals were announced as modern-era finalists for the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday.Don Coryell, Alan Faneca and Edgerrin James all spent at least part of their careers with the Cardinals’ franchise.Coryell was the Cardinals head coach from 1973-1977, when the team was located in St. Louis. He retired as the all-time franchise leader in wins with 42, but has since been passed by Ken Whisenhunt and Bruce Arians.last_img read more

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