Tips for Finding eBay Vendors

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. March 24, 2006 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now More than 724,000 entrepreneurs make a living on eBay, and manygot started with just a few items from a garage sale or off a dustyshelf at home. So how did they move from eBay as a hobby to eBay asa business? Savvy product sourcing.Finding products customers want to buy at a price they’rewilling to pay requires strategic planning. The goal is to identifysuppliers with quality merchandise you can afford and in quantitiesyou have room to store. The list may include manufacturers,wholesale and closeout distributors, liquidators or job lottraders.Trade shows, online marketplaces and trade portals are efficienttools that offer a snapshot view of what’s selling and at whatprice, as well as company contact information.Trade shows provide access to hundreds of potential suppliers,giving you the chance to see what’s hot in the market and checkproduct quality firsthand. The face-to-face contact alone may beworth your attendance. “The human element never goes away interms of getting a better deal,” says Sam Bundy, grouppresident of VNU Expositions-ASD/AMD Merchandise Group, a tradeshow management company in Santa Monica, California.For exhibitor information, check with the local convention andvisitor’s bureau in the host city or with the show’smanagement. Some show managers post a list online with hyperlinksto exhibitor information. If the selection is too broad, look forsmall regional shows with a narrower product focus.Jen Lowe, 33, and Tom Nessen, 31, co-owners of Boom BoomPercussion LLC (eBay User ID: boomdrums) in Atlanta, turned totrade shows to diversify their line of musical instruments.”The show was a good place to go and start buildingconnections with new vendors,” Nessen says.When meeting with vendors, avoid asking questions that peg youas a newbie. Asking about payment and credit terms or productfeatures is a big no-no. “These are questions you wouldn’tbe asking if you were experienced,” says Eric Lau, 26,co-founder of Vision Decor Furniture (eBay User ID: visiondecor) inCity of Industry, California, with $7 million in annual sales.”They put doubts in the vendor’s mind.”If trade shows aren’t an option, online solutions offer aconvenient, affordable alternative. Companies post wholesalepallets for sale on trade portals and bulletin boards. The MichiganState University Center for International Business Education andResearch hosts a comprehensive website that lists many of thesesites as well as a trade leads bulletin board.For products overseas, a service for exporters in China isavailable from Global Sources Ltd. (eBay User ID:globalsourcesdirect) and for general buyers at its online store,www.global sourcesdirect.com. “It’s a good place to startfor somebody new to importing,” says Peter Zapf, vicepresident of Global’s Singapore location. Though importingintroduces issues of customs clearance and duties, Zapf says,”those complexities are offset by access to products at muchlower cost.”PowerSellers can also find merchandise through eBay’s newResellerMarketplace, which provides access to inventory directly fromsuppliers without having to qualify with each supplier or meethigh-dollar minimums. Howard Rosenberg, eBay’s director oftrading platforms, says offering “merchandise in a widevariety of categories available at any given time provides anopportunity for PowerSellers to grow their existing business orexpand to new product categories.”Julie Monahan is a writer in Seattle whosearticles on small business and emerging technology have appeared innumerous consumer and trade magazines. 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

How to Spread the Small is the New Large Gospel

first_imgSeptember 3, 2008 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. By Fredric PaulAt bMighty.com, we hold the following truth to be self-evident: That today’s technology has radically shifted the competitive landscape, giving smaller, more nimble organizations a profound advantage. bMighty’s mission is to help growing companies understand and exploit that advantage.Not so long ago, the best business technology was found only in the workplace. The most powerful computers. The fastest Internet connections. The most advanced software. The most innovative mobile devices. And because every company was basically on their own, it all required big piles of money to acquire and lots of highly trained people to manage and maintain. If you wanted — or needed — mainframe power, well, you had to have a mainframe.Consumers, meanwhile, had to get by with dial-up Internet connections and poky computers running outmoded software on last-generation chips.And growing businesses were stuck in the middle. On the one hand, they couldn’t afford cutting-edge corporate technology found in the enterprise, and often ended up paying a relative premium for scaled-down — often dumbed-down — versions adapted for the “SMB market.” They had no choice, though, because consumer technologies were painfully inadequate for even simple business tasks. Small and midsize companies found themselves at a continual disadvantage compared to their enterprise competitors.But now, the times they are a-changing. In the last few years, the shifting tides of technological innovation have completely reversed that situation. The convergence of several key trends hands the advantages not to the large, but to the swift, the mobile, the nimble, the flexible, and the innovative.Cloud Computing:As the best applications and most powerful IT infrastructure become increasingly available over the Internet, hosted and maintained by third parties, growing companies can finally challenge the technological superiority enjoyed by the world’s largest organizations.Software as a Service (SaaS):Like Cloud Computing, SaaS seem s tailor made for growing companies, allowing them to access world-class application without having to buy it, host it, or maintain it.Platform as a Service (PaaS):While platform as a service doesn’t have direct application to most growing companies, the concept plays an important role in letting software developers quickly and easily customize their programs for even the smallest customers. That helps erase the edge enterprises get by having the resources to create or commission the specific applications they need.The Consumerization Of IT:From the iPhone to Gmail, consumer technology now offers much more power at a far lower cost — often free! — than does established corporate technology. Growing businesses can enjoy a productivity advantage, for example, by being flexible enough to support the iPhone when a Fortune 500 can’t. Similarly, lean and mean startups can save big by relying on free services like Gmail or the many alternatives to Microsoft Office. Even purely corporate applications — including business intelligence software — are being consumerized. While consumer alternatives may lack important features business users are accustomed to-security is the most common issue–they may also offer real advantages.Web 2.0, Social Networking, User-Generated Content:Back in the day, it took big bucks to get the attention of the public. You needed a hefty PR budget and massive advertising campaign just get on the radar screen. Not any more. Today, even the smallest company armed with a great idea and a clever strategy can hit it big using viral marketing techniques to spread the word via YouTube videos, online user reviews, forwarded e-mails, social networking services, and many other techniques.Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search-Based Marketing (SEM):SEO plays no favorites. Search engines don’t care how big the company that owns a Web site is. All that matters is the site’s content and execution. And search-based marketing puts all companies on an even footing: You pay only for results and you don’t need to spend a fortune to start getting results.There are many similar trends, including advanced mobility technology that let a few people do the work of many, outsourced security and backup options that make it easier to protect growing companies’ information assets, virtualization schemes that maximize hardware utilization, and localization technologies that help smaller businesses focus on customers who happen to be close to them. And this is only the beginning. These trends are already spawning new examples and opportunities for growing companies.As this manifesto makes clear, at bMighty.com, we’re dedicated not just to chronicling this historic sea-change, but to advancing it by delivering the practical, transferable expertise growing companies need to take advantage of it. We’ll explain how to do it, show you how other growing companies are doing it, and lay out the best practices for doing it first.That’s not all. bMighty is also spreading this “Small is the New Large” gospel in live events, both in person and virtual. We’ll be hosting the bMighty SMB Theater and Pavilion at Interop on September 17 and 18 in New York City, and look for more of our award-winning virtual events — like bMighty bConnected and last year’s bMighty bMobile — in the fall. And we are also working to create a true bMighty community where growing companies can share their own hard-won experiences and knowledge.Thanks for coming along for the ride. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Instagram Ruffles Feathers With New SnapchatLike App Bolt

first_img Register Now » 2 min read This week, Instagram rolled out Bolt, a new app that lets users record and send quick, unedited photo or video messages by tapping on a friend’s photo. The message then disappears when you swipe your screen. The app is currently only available to users in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Instagram told The Verge that since 65 percent of Instagram users are based internationally, “we are starting with a handful of countries to make sure we can scale the experience.”Bolt is only the most recent offering of Snapchat-esque apps, a crowded slate that includes Wickr, a “top-secret messenger” that recently raised $30 million; Slingshot, an app created by Facebook that has a unique “I-send-you-send” stipulation; and the Berlin-based one-click messaging app TapTalk. Related: Want Your Brand Associated With Positivity? Snap a Pic, Ditch the Tweet.TapTalk in particular seems to be a model that Bolt is aping, and in an interview with TechCrunch published yesterday, TapTalk CEO Onno Faber said “we know we have a great product, so clones don’t come as a surprise.”Also not particularly thrilled about Instagram’s entry into the market is a free phone-calling app called Bolt. On Monday, Bolt CEO Andrew Benton posted an open letter urging Instagram to reconsider using the name Bolt, saying it’s already causing confusion for their customers.”It wasn’t too long ago that you were the little guy,” Benton wrote. “I know you haven’t forgotten how hard it is to build something from nothing. And not just technology, but a brand and distinct identity for yourself. Imagine how it would have felt if Google or Apple or Facebook had launched a photo-sharing app called Instagram in 2011.”Related: This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 30, 2014last_img read more

The Science Behind Social Science Gets Shaken Up—Again

first_imgFor all the work Nosek’s group did, some questions about reproducibility still boil down to resource constraints and methodological slap-fights between scientists. Rand makes a good point about Mechanical Turk—and time. “The heterogeneity of social life and the variability of people across space and time make it harder for us to get the same result when we do the same thing,” says Matt Salganik, a computational social scientist at Princeton who has been involved in replicability research, but wasn’t involved with this new work. “That doesn’t mean that the original result never happened, or that the follow-up result never happened.”One of Salganik’s big papers, a 2006 look at how social media functions, revolved around the construction of a website on which subjects could download music. As he says, how would you replicate that today? Would you build a 2006-era website? Would you use the same songs, or contemporary ones? Who even downloads music anymore? “There are a lot of these decisions that are not obvious,” Salganik adds.In other cases, though, they are. One of the studies that didn’t replicate, “Analytic Thinking Promotes Religious Disbelief,” from 2012 asserted that the more analytical a person was, the less likely they were to believe in God. To test this idea, researchers showed 26 Canadian undergraduates a picture of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture The Thinker (analytical) and 31 Canadian undergraduates a picture of Myron’s sculpture Discobolus (neutral). Thus primed, the undergraduates rated their belief in God; the ones who saw The Thinker said they were less godly. The paper has been cited more than 360 times in books and journal articles, and 12 news outlets mentioned it, including a Mother Jones story called “Why Obamacare Could Produce More Atheists.”So, yeah … no. Will Gervais, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky, was one of the original paper’s authors, and participated in a teleconference for the press about the new reproducibility paper. “Our study was, in retrospect, outright silly. It was a really tiny sample size and barely [statistically] significant,” Gervais says. “I like to think that it wouldn’t get published today.” More Great WIRED StoriesSay hello to the most audacious flying machine everThe man at Sonos building the audio internetCrazy Rich Asians changes nothing—but also everythingProgramming languages may finally be near a status quoThe future of television is … more televisionLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories “If we’re going to study reproducibility, we need that investment,” says Brian Nosek, head of the Center for Open Science and a psychologist at the University of Virginia. The question wasn’t just whether the original claims were replicable. It was whether would-be replicators could rule out some of the excuses for why they weren’t. “All of that extra work beyond the normal was because those explanations for failure to replicate are boring. We wanted to eliminate as much of that as we can and see, still, is the credibility of the published literature a little bit lower than what we’d expect?”It was. Of 21 social and behavioral science papers in Science and Nature that met the study criteria between 2010 and 2015, the replicators found that just 13 had a statistically significant effect in the same direction as in the original. And it was generally about half as big as the original paper showed. The other papers showed, essentially, zero effect. That goes to the heart of large-scale replication studies like this one. They aren’t about science-shaming, or calling the field to action. Thousands of researchers now preregister their methodology and hypothesis before publication, to head off concerns that they’ll massage data after the fact. Journals commonly require researchers to submit their entire datasets and analytical code. Even Nature and Science have changed their rules since the Nosek paper’s 2010-15 time frame. “The underlying motivation is a genuine one. They are in it to get it right, not to be right, even though the culture incentivizes sexy findings,” UVA’s Nosek says. “The competing values of transparency, of rigor, of showing all your work, those are still deeply held in the community. So the change is coming with people who are willing to confront the cultural incentives and practice in new ways.” Large-scale reproducibility efforts on every paper from three centuries of scientific journals would be prohibitively expensive. But one of the backstopping efforts in the Nosek paper does point to a creative way forward. In addition to rerunning the experiments, the group also asked a separate set of 400 researchers to form a “prediction market,” trading tokens and betting on which of the 21 studies would or wouldn’t reproduce. Their guesses lined up with the results almost perfectly.No one really knows how prediction markets make their decisions, and the so-called wisdom of a crowd can be biased by all sorts of pernicious stuff. Still, though, “maybe we don’t need all of this effort on a whole host of different studies. Maybe we can take seriously what the community says is likely to be true,” Nosek says. So, like, before the National Science Foundation drops tens of millions of dollars on a new research effort, a market could form on the basic science, and if the result is skeptical, a small-scale replication study could get out ahead of the large-scale initiative. “You save a lot of money or you go into that investment with a lot more confidence.”The solution to the reproducibility crisis isn’t necessarily more reproducibility studies. It’s better training, better statistics, and better institutional practices that’ll stop these kinds of problems in research before they ever make it to the pages of a journal—or even a place like WIRED.center_img That’s nothing to shrug at. Nature and Science are major journals; articles in both not only further scientific careers, but also, through emails to journalists in advance of publication, help dictate science coverage in the popular media. (Yes, I get those emails, and yes, this Nosek paper was in one.) Research promulgates. Flashy, interesting research gets embedded in popular culture—sometimes despite its reproducibility, or lack thereof.Thanks to Google Scholar and a scoring system called Altmetrics, it’s possible to get a sense of the outward ripples of any published scientific article. The honesty study I mentioned has been cited more than 800 times in books, journals, and other sources, including by its own authors. News outlets like Scientific American and Slate did stories referring to it. It got a lot of play, conceivably even having an effect on the 2016 presidential election.Now, look, just because the paper didn’t replicate doesn’t actually mean its conclusions were false. Experiments fail to replicate for lots of reasons. In comments to Nosek’s group, David Rand, one of the original study’s authors, suggested that the problem might be a methodological one. Both recruited subjects via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk system, but today, eight years later, Turk-ers have been the subjects of so many behavioral economics studies that they know the drill and aren’t as easily primed or studied. (Rand also pointed out that he was an author on three studies in the Nosek paper, and two of them replicated.) Taking a lice-grade comb to press coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign can feel a little like relitigating, but in light of recent news about President Donald Trump, consider this article: “It Really Doesn’t Matter if Hillary Clinton Is Dishonest.” Published in the Washington Post just before the Iowa caucuses, it was one of many stories that took as stipulated the idea that voters saw Clinton as untrustworthy.In hindsight, the press had the wrong candidate’s honesty under the heat lamps. This WaPo story, though, goes even further, suggesting that perhaps presidents don’t need to be super-honest. Honesty might be an obstacle to effectiveness, a couple of experts tell the writer. One of them, a psychologist named David Rand, then at Yale, hearkens to his own team’s research showing that people see emotional, impulsive people as inherently more honest.And what’s funny about that—not funny like “ha-ha” but more funny like “sob, oh God, another round here please”—is that the Rand study, an important piece of the last decade’s understanding of social science, seems to not be … right? No, that’s not accurate. What is accurate is that its results did not replicate. Along with a half-dozen other major social science papers reworked in a study publishing today in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, that study apparently fails a key test of scientific validity, which is the following: If you do it again, you’re supposed to get the same results.That doesn’t mean those papers were wrong. Except it kind of does. That tension is at the core of what researchers sometimes call the “reproducibility crisis,” the revelation that wide swaths of published science are not meeting a basic standard of the scientific method. Other researchers, using the same methods, should get the same results. They often don’t, particularly pernicious in the social sciences—psychology, economics, sociology—but even the so-called hard sciences, like biology and medicine, have had reproducibility problems. The new Nature Human Behaviour paper comes from a group out of the Center for Open Science, which has been at the forefront of exposing and dealing with the problem. They looked at 21 papers from the premiere journals Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015. To test the results of the original papers, the new teams—five of them, at universities around the world—tested much larger groups of people, and ran several kinds of statistical analyses. The original authors gave feedback on the protocols and provided the data, software, and coding they had used. It was a massive effort.last_img read more

Halsey has announced her next single will be a bisexual song

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Singer Halsey has announced on Twitter her next single will be a bisexual song. Then in the next verse, Halsey talks about a ‘girl with California eyes’ and then a ‘London girl with attitude.’The song normalizes bisexuality in an amazing way.Earlier this year she released Strangers, a collaboration with fellow bisexual artist Lauren Jaurequi.Her video for single Now or Never showed Halsey in a relationship with a man. Then she is seen with a woman.People are now inpatient for the video for Bad at Love.@ halsey release the bad at love mv pic.twitter.com/51YV6Uf6gq— SOUDE | سوده (@ErebusMsr) July 31, 2017 Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/halsey-next-single-bisexual/ Bad at Love see’s the singer talk about past same-sex and straight relationships.The first verse talks about a ‘boy back home in Michigan’ and a ‘guy that lives in the garden state.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Samesex marriage is tearing the Mormon Church apart

first_imgLGBT Conservatives: Anti-gay marriage Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘should not be Prime Minister in any circumstances’What is it like to grow up gay in the Mormon church?Romanian activists call for ban on same-sex marriages in the countryPINK NEWS- A rift over the issue of same-sex marriage is threatening to tear the Church of the Latter Day Saints apart from the inside.Since the Church opposed marriage equality in the case of Proposition 8 – which temporarily banned gay marriage in California – many members of the church have softened their stances on the issue.  Diane became an activist to try and change attitudes within the Mormon community, co-founding a support group for mothers of LGBT children which she called Mama Dragons.While the Church doesn’t condemn same-sex attraction, it does require celibacy from gay people.And in 2016,  it introduced a hateful anti-LGBT policy which expelled same-sex couples and prevented their children from getting blessed or baptised until they were 18.When it comes to members in general though, support for same-sex marriage has steadily risen since it was legalised in the US.Mormons have also increasingly disapproved of businesses which refuse to serve gay couples.Many Mormons are confronting their crises of faith, with some of those who support LGBT rights seeking new tribes.John Dehlin, who was excommunicated after raising questions about Mormonism on his podcast for those struggling with their faith, is a long-time supporter of LGBT youth.He said there will be equality within the Church, but warned that it will take “20 or 30 years.”Watch a video on the subject below:[embedded content]Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Young Mormons in particular are increasingly approving of same-sex marriage, according to a Public Religion Research Institute poll released in June.However, the leadership of the Church support radically different values.The late anti-LGBT leader of the church, Thomas Monson – who died on Tuesday – is set to be replaced with an even more homophobic elder.Monson refused to let women become priests and excluded LGBT families to the point where many removed themselves from the Church entirely.Diane Oviatt, who has a gay son, was one of the people who left over its resistance to same-sex marriage.“You don’t leave Mormonism easily…there is shunning that happens,” she told Vice. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Surprise surprise Dumbledore wont be explicitly gay in the Fantastic Beasts sequel

first_imgJK Rowling made a huge deal out of announcing Dumbledore was gay after she was done actually writing Harry Potter. Now, given the chance to write new Dumbledore stories with the Fantastic Beasts movies, his sexuality will … still not be explicit https://t.co/Tv8mjckAwl— Christian Holub (@cmholub) January 31, 2018 Jude Law is playing a young version of the character in the sequel, which takes place several decades before the events of Harry Potter. However, according to Yates, Law’s Dumbledore won’t be ‘explicitly gay’.‘But I think all the fans are aware of that,’ Yates told Entertainment Weekly. ‘He [Dumbledore] had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.’The sequel is aptly sub-titled The Crimes of Grindelwald.Johnny Depp takes on the role of Grindelwald, which poses its own set of problems.Yates further described this young Dumbledore as a ‘maverick and rebel’ and a ‘really kinetic guy’.Fans are not happyThe news that Dumbledore won’t be clearly represented as a gay character immediatley reverberated among fans.And they are not happy.Warning: Some of these tweets and reactions contain offensive language.dumbledore: gay but make sure nobody can tell pic.twitter.com/zzAjtAi36Y— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) January 31, 2018 JK Rowling doing the absolute bare minimum and nothing more pic.twitter.com/uJedaoCQez— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) January 31, 2018A franchise mired in controversyHarry Potter fans have expressed disappointment in the new movie franchise before.Many were angry with Depp’s casting because of his history of alleged abuse against his ex-wife Amber Heard. When Rowling defended the casting, they let their thoughts be known.For her part, Heard also gave a statement, setting the record straight.The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on 16 November.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- LRT: oh FOR FUCK’S SAKE. I know I should be past being disappointed in JK Rowling and the HP/FB franchise, but come the fuck ON— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 31, 2018At a press conference a couple years back, Rowling told fans to ‘watch this space’ regarding the exploration of Dumbledore’s sexuality. Now that’s causing disappointment and resentment.we DID “watch this space” and she just showed us what was in it. which was fucking nothing. pic.twitter.com/B7JTZomgJ8— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 31, 2018 Can’t roll my eyes hard enough at “I think the fans are already aware of that” as a cheap way out of letting a gay character be visibly gay https://t.co/bfKpoPPAIO pic.twitter.com/9KlBhBpeOW— Caroline Framke (@carolineframke) January 31, 2018Fans also aren’t happy with Rowling’s handling of the situation. She initially revealed Dumbledore’s sexuality after all the Harry Potter books came out.Therefore, Rowling never explicitly wrote or represented him as a gay character in the series. Fans were hoping this would change with the new movies. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates revealed an unsurpising but disappointing fact about the upcoming sequel.In 2007, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling revealed Albus Dumbledore was gay. New Fantastic Beasts trailer hints at Dumbledore’s past gay romanceJude Law addresses Dumbledore’s sexuality: ‘We’re not going to reveal everything all at once’The final Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer is out and people have some questionsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/dumbledore-gay-fantastic-beasts/last_img read more

Austin Armacost on finding love after divorce Our sex life is amazing

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Being healthy, 100% – this is because, many times, you can risk your health for the advancement of beauty. Steroids and dangerous cosmetic procedures are just a few examples of this.Being healthy does tend to equate to a good looking physique. But it is quite obvious when you see people who have pushed the boundary of safety to achieve a hyper-human state of what they think beauty is. Although muscle men can be attractive, not so much when their skin is grey and they are covered in black spots… Just a few side effects of steroids.Do you want to get lighter still?I am happy where I am now.What are your guilty pleasures food-wise?Pizza and Strongbow Dark Fruit Cider.You’ve lost two stone in three months – how did you do it?Losing weight and getting into shape is hard. You can achieve your goals much more quickly with help from the right supplements. The team at Forza developed a program for me. It involved up to two workouts a day. Weights in the morning and then cardio around tea-time.I would start the day with four scrambled egg whites, before going to the gym for an hour doing weights. After that I would have a Forza Shake It Slim meal replacement drink, which contains only 204 calories per serving but has all the nutrients you need and leaves you feeling full.Lunch would be a chicken breast with boiled sprouts, before I headed back to the gym at teatime for some cardio training.If I needed some extra energy for the gym, I would take a Raspberry K2 capsule which gives you a lot of added zip and take the edge off your appetite.During the 12 weeks, I also used Forza Fat Binder, a really effective fat binder which helps you to lose weight more quickly. I also used Forza Weight Loss Capsules which fills you up before meals and means you can eat around half the calories of a regular meal.‘I’d all but dried up downstairs’You once described yourself as ‘a very asexual person’ and ‘like a nun in bed’, and it generated a lot of conversation. Do these descriptions still apply?Not at all! It was quite a misunderstanding that entire comment, actually. When asked, I was referring to the sexual relationship between Jake and I. Sex was limited with us and because we were monogamous. I had all but dried up downstairs. However, when I met Darren, he unleashed my inner sex beast! I find sex a wonderful and empowering activity. It is also a great way to burn calories.You’re turning 30 soon. How do you plan to celebrate?I’m flying my mum over for my 30th birthday. She has never left America and only been on a plane twice, so I was happy that she agreed to let me bring her to England which has been my home for almost a decade. My dad refused to fly as he has an overwhelming fear of terrorists. His words, not mine. So he refused to fly over.We are firstly all going to Barcelona for a few days, Darren, my mom, and I, then London for a few days and topping it off with a big 30th birthday bash in Leeds. Darren and I are then flying out to Thailand for two weeks of romantic birthday bliss. Do I feel happier and more confident with age? Yes, I am at a good point in my life at present.‘Courtney and Andrew were adorable together’Did you watch Celebrity Big Brother this year? What did you think of Courtney Act and Andrew Brady’s bromance?I do not watch Celebrity Big Brother constantly but did catch a few episodes this year. Courtney and Andrew were adorable together. It is always nice to see a straight man confident and comfortable enough with himself to have such a deep connection with an openly gay man.Further to that, what an amazing representative of the LGBT community Courtney was. A very well-spoken, educated and calm advocate. Really enjoyed what she did for advancing LGBT acceptance by simply being herself.Did it bring back memories of your time in the house with James Hill? How is he?James and I have drifted apart over the last two years. We do see each other every now and then but nothing like we used to. We had our own lives going into the house, and had our own lives to return to. I will always have love for James!Tell us more about Forza Supplements…Forza Supplements are one of the UK’s leading health and wellbeing brands. Their products are sold in Boots and Holland & Barrett and they really work.They worked with me to devise a long-term diet and weight loss programme which enabled to get the body of my dreams in 12 weeks. I will continue to take the products as part of my fitness regime with my trainer Mubeen Khan.What Forza do is give you a little extra help – which accelerates your weight loss. I found that pounds really started to drop off when I was swapping lunch for one of its 204 calorie Shake It Slim meal replacements. They fill you up but give you all the vitamins and nutrients you need to live healthily and they are delicious.[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘I also like to shock people,’ says the model, whose photos have helped amass 185.39k followers. ‘And for some reason somebody posting a picture of their ass is shocking…’Instagram/austinarmacostBut why should he apologise for his ability to shock? It’s this quality that helped him rise to fame, after all.First appearing on Logo’s LGBTI reality show The A-list in 2010, he moved from the US to Leeds in England following two stints in Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 and 2017. He finished in second in 2015, behind The Apprentice’s James Hill: the pair’s gay-straight bromance sparked national headlines.Of course, his actual romances have been as widely-discussed, from a relationship with fashion designer Marc Jacobs to current squeeze Darren Banks, a British IT business architect.Darren and Austin | Photo: Instagram/austinarmacost‘I see myself marrying him very soon’‘He’s one of the best men who has ever been in my life,’ says Austin of Darren. ‘I see myself marrying him very soon. I trust him wholeheartedly and he brings out the best me.’However, it’s Austin’s divorce from ex-husband Jakes Lees, finalized in December, that inspired his recent two stone weight loss. ‘I set myself the goal of getting in great shape in 12 weeks,’ he says.Here, the spokesperson for Forza Supplements talks body image issues, his sex life with Darren, his plans to propose and why he’s happy turning 30…Do you and Darren encourage each other to lead a healthy lifestyle? Yes, we love to live healthily. We exercise and cook together and are a great team. It is always a bonus to have somebody pushing you in a positive direction. Darren has been an extremely positive influence in my life in every way!Austin and Darren | Photo: Instagram/austinarmacostYou seem really happy with him. What’s the best thing about him?Not only is he handsome and built like a rugby player but our sex life is amazing. He is honest, trusting, funny, and generous. Darren is the ultimate catch and I’m so lucky to have him.Have you discussed marriage/are you engaged?We have discussed marriage. At this time we are not engaged, but I don’t think it will be too much longer. We have decided I will propose to him, as I am a little more emotional and creative. I will propose with a Breitling watch when the time comes.Would you like kids one day?No, I’m too selfish. Darren and I are both uncles, so we get the emotional stimulation from children whenever [we] want, from my niece and his nephews.‘Divorce wasn’t the hardest thing I’ve been through’You’ve credited your new look to getting over your 2017 divorce from your ex Jake Lees. Many divorced people say it’s the hardest thing they ever go through – what was your experience?I wouldn’t say it was the hardest thing I have ever been through, no. It’s well-known I lost my brother in 2013, and six weeks later saw my mom sent to prison for six years, so my life has been a bit s*** over the years. I was, however, sad that such a long chapter of my life was coming to an end.When I signed the divorce papers and it became official this past December, there was a massive feeling of ‘moving froward.’I was not sad or angry, but ready to embrace the change that was fast approaching. Jake and I did not hate each other or have a nasty break-up. That made things more amicable and friendly when going through the divorce process.Instagram/austinarmacostYou’ve recently mentioned feeling ‘a little body dysmorphic’ – how does this manifest itself? Where do you think this comes from?I am always going to be a little body dysmorphic, so there are small elements of my body that I don’t like, but I am really pleased with how I look. I will always find reasons to criticise.‘The process of selecting or being selected for sex is constant’Many LGBTI men seem to go through this experience. Why do you think this is?In the gay [male] community especially, sex is an everyday part of our interactions, conversations and relationships. There is no coincidence Grindr has a running stigma of being just for sex.Men have an animistic desire to do it. Therefore the process of selecting or being selected for sex is constant. We are always being judged on our physical shape, as many gay men’s interactions only consist of physical activity.What’s more important: looking good or being healthy? How are the two connected, if at all? Austin Armacost is now the face of a gay sauna in LondonAustin Armacost clarifies asexuality remarks, defends butt picsUnderwear brand recruits men of differing sizes for body positive campaignRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/interview-how-divorce-diet-and-sex-with-his-new-guy-helped-austin-armacost-lose-2-stone/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘I love posting pics of my ass. I work very hard on making it big and round and yes, I enjoy showing it off,’ says Austin Armacost.Suffice to say, this star isn’t about to apologize for being an exhibitionist.last_img read more

Mike Pences daughter bought the gay bunny book

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) It all started with this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight. Oliver did a whole segment of Vice President Pence, including talking about fluffy Marlon Bundo.Oliver’s monologue included a bit about the children’s book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President. Penned by Pence’s daughter and illustrated by his wife, the story is a cute look at the rabbit.It’s not the only one on the market, though.Oliver and his team created their own illustrated children’s book, titled A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. It makes Marlon Bundo gay and sees him fall in love with another rabbit. The audiobook version features the voices of Jim Parsons and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.It also happens to be outselling the Pence book. It now happens to be sold out most place, but Oliver and his team already announced a second run. Partly thanks to Pence’s daughterCharlotte Pence, the Veep’s daughter, happens to be one of those people buying Oliver’s version.‘I have bought his book,’ she said. ‘He’s giving proceeds of the book to charity, and we’re also giving proceeds of our book to charity, so I really think that we can all get behind it.’Proceeds from Oliver’s book goes to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. Meanwhile, the Pence family book donates to the art program Tracy’s Kids as well as A21, which fights human trafficking.‘It doesn’t have to be divisive,’ Charlotte added. ‘I think that everybody can come together over Marlon. I also want to support those charities — I really mean that.’As for criticism of her father, she said: ‘We live in a country where we have freedoms to speak out against our elected leaders. So whenever people protest, my dad always has this line, he says, “That’s what freedom looks like.” And it’s really true.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Turns out, it’s not only liberals digging John Oliver’s new children book making Mike Pence’s pet bunny Marlon Bundo gay and in love. Charlotte has been making the rounds talking about the book | Photo: YouTube/The View John Oliver’s gay bunny book is outselling Mike Pence’s family bunny bookJohn Oliver rips into Mike Pence with gay book about his rabbitThe best photos from Ohio’s ‘Big LGBTQ Dance Party’ greeting Mike PenceRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mike-pence-daughter-bought-gay-bunny-book/last_img read more

Big blue penis painted – legally – on the side of fivestory

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Giant blue penis painted in Stockholm Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘[People who hate the artwork] should consider what it is they are so upset about and then talk about it,’ Falkholt said, according to The Local.‘Sex is so important, but it’s always been too dirty to discuss.’This isn’t the first time Falkholt has painted a massive genitalia in public.Other giant penisesIn December, she painted a similar giant erection, in pink, orange and red, on a wall in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.‘I usually paint giant vaginas, pussies and cunts,’ Falkholt told The Guardian newspaper in December.‘And since I had just finished one on the side of a five-storey building, I felt like a dick was needed.‘The wall space on Broome was a perfect fit for it. To paraphrase [the artist] Judith Bernstein, if a dick can go into a woman, it can go up on a wall.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A big blue penis has been painted – legally, on the side of a five-story building in Stockholm, Sweden.center_img Research finds the average penis size is getting biggerMeet the Mexican artist who loves drawing hairy men and penises5 LGBTI-friendly hotels perfect for a city escape to StockholmRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/big-blue-penis-painted-legally-side-five-story-building/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The mural, titled Fuck The World, was originally meant to stay up for six months.Artist Carolina Falkholt was granted permission to paint whatever she wished by the company that owns the block.However, after the company saw the artwork, they were not exactly sure how to take it.Atrium Ljungberg saw the blue penis for the first time on Wednesday morning, along with other residents of the Swedish capital’s central Kungsholmen island.‘Culture and art are important in developing interesting urban environments,’ Camilla Klimt, the company’s marketing manager, told Aftonbladet.‘Of course, we care about artistic freedom.‘But at the same time, we must respect neighbors’ opinions’.Klimt said while the work will stay up for a short while, its duration will be short lived.Some art lovers said the penis welcomes an ‘important part of the debate about sexuality, body and gender’.However, other neighbors had ‘received it less well and perceived it as offensive’.last_img read more

Hayley Kiyoko knew she was attracted to women when she was six

first_imgIn an interview with the publication, she discussed how songwriting and discovering herself were part of the same journey.At the same age she discovered she liked other girls, she also wrote her first song. It became a form of storytelling and exploration for her.‘Then I had to learn how to sing because I wanted to tell stories,’ she said.Kiyoko used the songwriting as a way to explore herself and her identity, including her attraction to other girls at her school.It also led to an incredibly lonely childhood.‘All the girls would go to the Promenade to hang out with cute boys, and it made me feel very alone,’ she explained. ‘It was depressing to watch girls that I liked flirt with guys. So I just stayed home.’That’s where she spent her weekends and free time.‘Everyone would always think I was with someone else, but I was alone. I was lonely. I was at home watching movies.’Her first heartbreakIn school, she had a best friend she considered a girlfriend.‘We never kissed. We would tell each other we loved each other and hold hands under the table. She would cuddle me and tell me she missed me,’ she recalled. GAYSTARNEWS- Singer Hayley Kiyoko, dubbed by fans as lesbian Jesus, told Rolling Stone she knew she was attracted to women when she was only six. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Lesbian Jesus? | Photo: YouTube/ELLEcenter_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Hayley Kiyoko wins at the VMAs and 20GayTeen is alive and wellPanic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie invites Hayley Kiyoko onstage for duet‘She’s a boss lady’: Older lesbians watch Hayley Kiyoko music videosRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hayley-kiyoko-attracted-women-six/ Then it all changed.‘When I went to kiss her, she looked at me like I was crazy and broke my heart.’It wasn’t until her junior year of high school that Kiyoko found a group of friends with which she could be her authentic self.‘My first [female-identifying] friend who liked girls really changed my life because she was comfortable with who she was,’ she added. She began living an out and proud life when she was 20.Now she has passionate fans coming out to see her on tour (and throw bras) and she’s the foundation of 20GayTeen.More from Gay Star NewsHayley Kiyoko: ‘Everything I did in my life was because of girls’Hayley Kiyoko slams new Rita Ora song Girls as a ‘dangerous message’‘She’s a boss lady’: Older lesbians watch Hayley Kiyoko music videosGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made One Simple Change to Help Him Avoid

first_img Register Now » This story originally appeared on Business Insider Phone addiction has become such a worldwide problem that even the Pope weighed in this month.Pope Francis warned a group of high schoolers about it during a meeting at their school in Rome, reports the Catholic magazine America. He told the teens to “please, free yourselves from your phone addiction,” explaining that “when the phone is a drug,” there’s a danger of “communication being reduced to simple ‘contacts.'”On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed.Cook was asked about how ordinary people are touching their phones thousands of time a day during an on-stage interview at the Time 100 Summit.He agreed that many kids may be using their phones too much, and that this was the impetus for Apple’s Screen Time reports, whichrolled out in early 2018.”It’s also the parents that are using it too much. We all are, or many of us are,” Cook said.When asked about one study that found people, on average, touch their cell phones 2,617 times per day, he joked, “Ah, well you shouldn’t be doing that.”He explained that the folks at Apple “don’t want people using their phones all the time. This is never been an objective for us,” and said constant phone usage is not Apple’s business model.That’s a subtle dig at the ad-supported apps of the world — like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat — that try to keep people coming back for more interaction with their apps, which helps them sell more ads.”It is clear that there are certain apps that people can get in the mindset of just scrolling through mindlessly and continuously picking up their phones and looking to see what is happening this second,” Cook said.He also echoed the Pope’s assessment about how phones hurt communication, too.He said one change people should make is this: stop paying attention to your phone instead of the people in the room with you.”Every time you pick up the phone, it means you are taking your eyes off the person you are dealing with. If you are looking at your phone more than you are looking at someone’s eyes? You are doing the wrong thing!” Cook said.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesGutting your notificationsCook said he learned that lesson personally by reading his own Apple Screen Time reports, which lead him to make another simple change that keeps him from being distracted by his phone thousands of times of day: He turned off app notifications.”What’s it’s done for me personally? I’ve gone and gutted the number of notifications, because I really asked myself, do I really need to be getting thousands of notifications a day?” Cook said. “It is not something that is adding value to my life or making me a better person. So I went in and chopped that.””I recommend you do this if you haven’t already,” he added.There are multiple ways to limit app notifications on an iPhone while still letting the device alert you to anything important. These include disabling notifications on each app through the “Notifications” tab in “Settings”; using “Do Not Disturb” both manually (while at dinner or the movies) and setting it up automatically (like at bedtime); and selectively earmarking contacts or email strings as VIPs, so you are alerted to their emails and don’t need to constantly check your phone for them. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read April 24, 2019last_img read more

A53 remains closed due to latenight collision

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .center_img Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe A53 in North Staffordshire remains closed following a ‘serious’ traffic accident. Police confirmed they have closed the road in the Ashley area, in Newcastle Borough, following the accident near the junction of the A51 at around 11.30pm last night (Wednesday August 7). The accident is understood to involve three vehicles – and a collision investigation is underway. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:  “The A53 at Ashley is currently closed in both directions, The closure is in place at the junction with the A51 at Blackbrook and Wesleyan Road at Ashley, due to an RTC. Please consider alternative routes.” At 8.15am today police confirmed the road remained closed and asked motorists to consider alternative routes. Inrix, the traffic data company, is now listing the road as closed between Pinewood Road and Top Rock Road – and other reports also suggest the road is shut this mroning (Thursday August 8). A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said:  “Officers are currently dealing with a serious road traffic collision involving three vehicles.”   “A call to a report of a collision involving a car, a van and a HGV on Sandy Lane was received at around 10.30pm (7 August). “A road closure is currently in place and is expected to be for a few hours while an investigation gets underway. “Anyone with information or dashcam footage that may assist with the investigation can call 101 quoting incident number 836 of 7 August.” We have contacted West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police for comment. We have no further details about the collision at this stage and will bring you an update when one becomes available. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes last_img read more

Update Man attacked by vicious dogs in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The man who was recently attacked by vicious dogs in Reservoir Road is recovering well at home.Taking an afternoon walk, he was shocked when three Alsatians ran out of their yard and attacked him. The man told the Ladysmith Gazette that he tried in vain to fight off the aggressive animals.Read initial story: Man attacked by vicious dogs in LadysmithAlso read: No help at hospital after dog biteA resident who lives in the area saw what was happening and immediately came to his rescue, chasing the dogs away.The man sustained serious injuries to his legs and was immediately taken to the doctor.“The owner took full responsibility for the dogs’ actions and was very helpful,” said the man. According to Public Safety, a fine of R50 can be issued if a dog is out of its yard. Furthermore, if a person is injured as a result of being attacked by a dog, the owner of the dog is liable for the victim’s medical expenses.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Senior citizens celebrate Womans Month

first_imgLimit Hill senior citizens belonging to the Luncheon Club held a get-together in the Limit Hill Community Hall today (Wednesday) to celebrate Woman’s Month.The gathering saw elderly women talking about issues faced by “the fairer sex” in today’s society. Encouraging words, women empowerment and living a healthy lifestyle were some of the main topics under discussion.Guest speaker Pastor Hlongwane spoke about empowering both young and old women, stating that they are the ‘backbone’ of our communities and families, and should come together to uplift and better people’s lives.Speaking on behalf of the Department of Health, Nelly Khoza said it is important for the elderly to maintain good health through exercising and being on a good diet.After the speeches, the Luncheon Club’s elderly ladies had a great time singing and enjoying delicious food. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 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!last_img read more

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first_img News | September 18, 2012 Rising Cost of Inpatient Care Linked to Medical Devices, Not Imaging September 18, 2012 — Inpatient hospital treatment accounts for the largest proportion of healthcare spending in the… read more June 16, 2008 – Mindray Medical International Ltd. received FDA 510(k) clearance for its DC-3 color ultrasound system. The DC-3 color ultrasound imaging system is designed to have extensive applications in abdominal, OB/GYN, endovaginal, cardiac, small parts and pediatric markets. The DC-3 is tailored to expand Mindray’s customer base in low-end markets and complements the company’s FDA-approved DC-6 and portable M5 ultrasound imaging systems, which are targeted for middle and high-end markets and previously received FDA 510(k) clearance. For more information: www.mindray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | February 11, 2010 President Clinton Receives Two Stents February 11, 2010 – former president Bill Clinton received two coronary stents today after being admitted to the… read more News | February 04, 2008 CV Therapeutics and Medlogics Sign Licensing Agreement for CVT’s Innovative Stent Coating Technology February 4, 2008 – CV Therapeutics Inc. read more News | June 15, 2008 Mindray’s DC-3 Color Ultrasound Gains 510(k) Clearance Related Content News | February 17, 2008 ASC Advocates Visit Capital Hill February 18, 2008 – More than 100 ASC advocates from across the country made visits to nearly 90 Congressional office read more Feature | March 03, 2015 3-D Printing Offers Innovative Method to Deliver Medication A study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual scientific meeting says 3-D printing could… read more News | March 30, 2011 Stenting Veins May Aid MS Patients March 30, 2011 – Understanding that angioplasty is safe may encourage additional studies for its use as a treatment… read more News | February 18, 2008 Most Would Vote for Candidates Who Support a National Health Information Network February 19, 2008 – Seventy percent of Americans would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who suppor read more News | May 02, 2011 First Patients Enrolled in Study of Self-Apposing Coronary Stent May 2, 2011 – The mid-point for enrollment was reached in of the international APPOSITION III study of Stentys self-… read more News | January 04, 2011 FDA Forecasts Medical Device Technology Trends for Next Decade January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it expects… read more News | February 04, 2008 Tryton Medical Receives CE Mark Approval for its Side-Branch Stent February 4, 2008 – Tryton Medical Inc. read morelast_img read more

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first_img June 18, 2008 – Codonics showcased at SNM 2008, its Integrity Medical Image Importer, a compact solution to read, reconcile and store medical studies.The solution’s Web-based interface provides for multiuser access yet assures simplicity and security. Integrity separates disc read from reconciliation for significant workflow advantages. Users locate the main system at the reception area where patients arrive with discs. The Infinity Medical Image Server is a work-in-progress that is an expandable DICOM storage appliance that stores and retrieves medical images, providing fast, easy storage of large temporary datasets. An alternative to centralized PACS that saves time and money, Infinity provides fast and easy storage of large temporary datasets from PET/CT, SPECT/CT and NM or other DICOM modalities. The intuitive interface and pre-configured features allow users to install and administer their own Infinity without being experts.The company also featred its Infinity Medical Image Server works in progress, an expandable DICOM storage appliance that stores and retrieves medical images, designed to provide fast and easy storage of large temporary datasets. An alternative to centralized PACS, Infinity provides storage of large temporary datasets from PET/CT, SPECT/CT and NM or other DICOM modalities. The interface and preconfigured features allow users to install and administer their own Infinity without being experts.For more information: www.codonics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 17, 2008 Codonics Highlights Medical Image Importer last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | March 03, 2009 NovaRad, Digisonics Bundle PACS, CRS for Convenience, Affordability Dianna Bardo, M.D., is the vice chair of radiology for clinical development at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Radiology and Cardiology is Focus of June Conference The integration of artificial int… read more Technology | Cardiac PACS | February 13, 2019 Philips Launches Latest Iteration of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular at HIMSS 2019 Philips announced the launch of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 4.1, its next-generation cardiovascular image and… read more Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019 PODCAST: Fitting Artificial Intelligence Into Cardiology How smart algorithms might reduce the burden of modern practice News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more March 3, 2009 – NovaRad has released a new system for cardiovascular labs, hospitals and other sites requiring both a PACS and a cardiovascular reporting system (CRS).The Web-based system provides anytime, anywhere access to radiology studies, streamlines the entire clinical reporting workflow, and creates professional, standards-based reports for all cardiovascular modalities. Data from the imaging modalities, including measurements, velocities, etc., are automatically sent to the CRS database where it generates the patient record and initiates the preliminary clinical findings based upon the measurements and calculations. The interpreting physician reviews, edits and then electronically signs the report, which automatically a faxes/emails/prints a copy to the referring physician.This new system is offered through a partnership between NovaRad and Digisonics provider of cardiovascular image management and clinical reporting systems. The Cardiovascular Reporting System reportedly enables the clinical user to easily manipulate the look and feel of the reports without direct assistance from the software provider. NovaPACS enables fast image retrieval, full-feature viewer with intuitive interface, and seven-year onsite archive with off site emergency back up. Full screen viewing, easy to use menus and mouse-based functions are available to help enhance efficiency and referring physicians have complete access to images and reports from any computer.For more information: www.novapacs.com, digison.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read more center_img Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 16, 2019 Ebit and DiA Imaging Analysis Partner on AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with the Italian healthcare IT company Ebit (Esaote Group), to offer DiA’s LVivo… read more Sponsored Content | Webinar | PACS | January 17, 2019 WEBINAR: Seamless Interoperability – Fact or Fiction? This ScImage-sponsored ITN/DAIC webinar will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. read more Related Content Sponsored Content | Webinar | Enterprise Imaging | March 06, 2019 WEBINAR: Replacing PACS and the Benefits of Enterprise Partnership in a Pediatric Hospital The webinar “Replacing PACS and the Benefits of Enterprise Partnership in a Pediatric Hospital” will take place at 2 read more News | Enterprise Imaging | January 16, 2019 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Partners With Philips for Health IT and Clinical Informatics Philips announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has chosen to implement the company’s IntelliSpace Enterprise… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgFind more SCCT news and videos FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. 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Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. 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Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Sponsored Videos View all 142 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Videos | October 18, 2011 ASTRO Meeting Highlights & Upoming Activities Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Technology Reports View all 9 items AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting.center_img Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Michael L. Steinberg, M.D., incoming president of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), presents highlights of the 2011 annual meeting, including an overview of educational programs and scientific sessions held during the event. Presentations included study findings regarding IMRT versus other forms of treatment for prostate cancer, as well as a study regarding hypofractionation of prostate cancer to decrease treatment time. Steinberg also describes some of ASTROâ??s other activities and gives his thoughts about challenges facing the membership during the coming year. For more information: www.astro.org Recent Videos View all 606 items Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. 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He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. 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first_img 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more April 1, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced its Xario 200, a new premium ultrasound system that is sleek and lightweight and can provide high-quality imaging in a compact system.With a small footprint and weight of 165 pounds, the Xario 200 makes it easier to fit into tight spaces and maneuver from room to room. Additionally, its 19-inch monitor moves in all directions, so clinicians can visualize images in more detail from any angle.The Xario 200 is available with Toshiba’s advanced imaging technologies, including Precision Imaging, Differential Tissue Harmonics (D-THI) and Advanced Dynamic Flow (ADF). The system produces high image quality at depth (up to 40 cm) and delivers clinical performance in the widest range of clinical settings, including general imaging, women’s imaging and shared service departments.“It’s Toshiba’s philosophy to always provide the highest image quality, and the Xario 200 provides clinicians anywhere access to Toshiba’s unique imaging technologies so they can focus on what matters most — making the right diagnoses,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Xario 200 gives providers a cost-efficient and safe diagnostic solution that helps them respond to changes in the current healthcare environment.”Toshiba launched the Xario 200 at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in Las Vegas.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | April 01, 2014 Toshiba Launches Xario 200 Ultrasound System With Improved Depth and Detail Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies.center_img 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 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Related Content Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more read more last_img read more