Corus Studios Announces Start of Production on Fierce Fashion Competition Series STITCHED

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, March, 22, 2018 – Fast fashion and flying hemlines have a whole new meaning as Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, starts production and international sales on STITCHED (12×60), a fierce original fashion competition series that fuses jaw-dropping creations and big personalities from the world of North American fashion. Hosted by Canadian fashion model Kim Cloutier, the series boasts an esteemed panel of resident judges including style expert Joe Zee and ELLE Canada’s Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Craft. Produced by FORTÉ Entertainment in association with Corus Studios for Slice™, STITCHED is shooting in Toronto, Ont. and slated to premiere in fall 2018.“From talented designers across North America and wicked critiques from our incomparable panel of judges to stunning high fashion creations, STITCHED is fashion-forward competition at its best,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “STITCHED marks an exciting new endeavor for Corus Studios as it continues to develop show-stopping original unscripted content for domestic audiences and international distribution.”Introducing a new wave of talented fashion designers, the series matches wits and stitches in an epic fashion throw-down in three rounds. In every high-style-meets-high-stakes episode, four competitors face off in dramatically themed challenges with one designer eliminated each round. Facing the oh-so-sharp resident judges and a new guest judge per episode, designers create ambitious outfits inspired by unique materials and concepts under tight timelines. In the end, the top designer from each episode rises to the top with a couture-level creation that earns them the $10,000 prize. “STITCHED marks a fabulous new chapter in the world of fashion reality competition and we know that this exciting, original format is going to make waves in Canada and beyond,” said Executive Producer Andrea Gabourie, FORTÉ Entertainment.  “We are delighted to partner with Corus on this great series and show that strong, successful domestic formats can stand equal to blockbusters from around the world.”Meet the endlessly chic host and panel of STITCHED:Kim Cloutier (Host): Montreal-born and internationally known fashion model Kim Cloutier takes the reigns as host.  Having worked on campaigns spanning from Victoria Secret to Redken, Kim brings her insider knowledge of the fashion industry to the STITCHED runway.Joe Zee (Resident Judge): World-renowned fashion power player with over two decades of experience, Joe has occupied top positions at several prestigious publications (Vanity Fair, Allure, Elle US), as well as conquering the worlds of broadcast, digital and publishing.  Formerly, Joe served as the executive creative director at Yahoo Style and is a frequent fashion and pop culture expert with regular appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s TODAY show, CNN, Extra! and Access Hollywood.Vanessa Craft (Resident Judge): ELLE Canada’s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Craft rounds out the solid resident judging panel. A jet-setting authority on fashion who is a fixture at international runway shows, this style expert is eloquent and playful and always looking for the deeper story behind a designer’s vision.Additional details on STITCHED will be announced at later date. The series is available for international sales at MIPTV. Visit Rita Carbone Fleury, Corus Studios Worldwide Sales at Stand R7.N3 (Riviera 7).For Corus, Krista Look is the Director of Original Lifestyle Content and Andrea Griffith is Executive in Charge of Production. On behalf of FORTÉ Entertainment, Andrea Gabourie and Mitchell Gabourie serve as Executive Producers and Natalie Schenk is Series Producer.Corus Studios is a division of Corus Entertainment.About Corus StudiosEstablished in 2015, Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, is a premium content studio that develops, produces and distributes a wide array of original lifestyle, unscripted and factual content globally. Offering dynamic programming that entertains, informs and drives audiences across platforms, Corus Studios content is featured across Corus’ suite of channels, including HGTV Canada, HISTORY®, Food Network Canada, and SLICE™. To date, Corus Studios content has been sold in over 100 territories worldwide.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About FORTÉ EntertainmentFORTÉ Entertainment is a multi-disciplinary production company helmed by internationally award-winning creators and producers, Andrea and Mitchell Gabourie. FORTÉ creates and produces a wide range of high-quality, audience-winning content in the factual, lifestyle, scripted and kids’ spaces for clients and broadcasters worldwide.  FORTÉ’s recent credits include the award-winning Canadian production of the international smash hit format, Hello Goodbye (CBC), for which they also won the 2017 Lifestyle Rocky Award; the original, Emmy-nominated, multi-award winning kids’ reality program Snapshots (CBC Kids); original factual series Life Story Project (OWN); Let’s Get Hitched (CBC), the HGTV Canada digital series Great Canadian Homes, and the upcoming fashion competition series, STITCHED, for Slice.  Andrea and Mitchell are veterans of the television and film industry and have been the creative forces behind series such as Project Runway All-Star Challenge (Lifetime), Project Runway Canada (Global/Slice), Star Racer (Discovery), The Worst Thing I Ever Did (Discovery ID), The Buck Calder Experience (CHUM), Zoink’d (YTV) and Great Performances (PBS).  FORTÉ produces commercials and branded content through its commercial division, HEADTRIP FILMS.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Follow Slice on Twitter @Slice_tv | Facebook (Facebook.com/Slice). #STITCHED Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: Cast from left to right: Joe Zee, Kim Cloutier and Vanessa Craft. Photo courtesy of Corus Entertainment. (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.) Twitterlast_img read more

US MoroccoAlgeria Diplomatic Normalization Will Improve Security

Rabat – King Mohammed VI’s offer came on November 6 as he gave a commemorative speech on the 43rd anniversary of the Green March.The Moroccan monarch called for unity and brotherhood in the Maghreb region, saying that decades of cold diplomacy served no one’s interests in a region with a shared history that faces multiple common security and socio-political challenges.Reacting to King Mohammed VI’s message, the US State Department said that rapprochement between Algiers and Rabat could help de-escalate regional tensions between two important players. MAP, Morocco’s state news agency, quoted the State Department as saying that dialogue and improved diplomatic ties between the two neighbors would lead to significant gains for regional security.“The US Government has urged Algeria and Morocco to recognize that improved relations will help the two countries tackle common bilateral and regional issues such as terrorism, illegal immigration, drug trafficking and economic integration,” the Department of State told MAP.Algeria silent, inflexible despite warm international reactionsKing Mohammed VI’s “frank dialogue” and Maghrebi brotherhood message has garnered positive reactions in Africa and elsewhere.The US’s reading of the regional implications of the royal message echoed reactions by other governments and international bodies.Spain, France, the UAE, Jordan, the African Union and the United Nations Secretary-General were all quick to applaud King Mohammed VI’s move. They hailed the boldness of Mohammed VI’s proposal to set aside decades of hostility and give a chance for peace and diplomatic normalization.The international community’s response has supported the belief that frank dialogue between Algiers and Rabat would also help settle the Western Sahara question. Meanwhile, since the King’s speech, Algeria has shown no signs of readiness to allow the diplomatic overtures Morocco wishes.Earlier this week, Morocco’s ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD), announced plans of a trip to Algiers to meet with Algerian political parties.PJD’s statement said that the party hoped to “seek solutions with a view to normalizing bilateral relations and overcoming all disputes that prevent the development of cooperation between the two countries.”But Algerian parties have turned down PJD’s proposal. They argued that necessary steps to facilitate normalization between the two countries should come from governments rather than political parties.“The parties do not have the capacity to make decisions binding on both countries,” said Mohamed Doubi, the secretary general of Algeria’s Ennahda party. read more

UN trains Congolese exfighters in policing

2 March 2010The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is training hundreds of police officers, including former members of armed groups, in human rights and public security in the country’s volatile far east. During the training programme in Munigi, near Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, 500 police personnel, with 50 women among them, will also undergo training in road traffic management and the maintenance and restoration of public order.The five-week scheme falls under the security component of the Government’s stabilization and recovery programme, known as STAREC, and seeks to restore State authority through police reform to consolidate peace and boost civilian protection.Hundreds of thousands of people in North Kivu have been uprooted from their homes by violence in recent years.“People continue to suffer from the insecurity they [experience] on a daily basis,” Aminata Mossi of the UN mission, known by its French acronym MONUC, said at the opening ceremony of the programme over the weekend.The project is the result of close collaboration among MONUC, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is funding the $1.8 million training programme, which intends to reach more than 4,000 police officers overall. read more

UN panel pays out nearly 1 billion for losses from Iraqi invasion

A Geneva-based United Nations panel today paid out nearly $1 billion in damages arising from Iraq’s 1990 invasion – and subsequent occupation – of Kuwait.The UN Compensation Commission, which draws its funds from a portion of Iraqi oil revenue, disbursed $995,381,059 to 1,750 successful claimants.The money was granted to 25 countries and two international organizations – the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Collectively, they are responsible for distributing payments within one year, or the money must be returned to the Commission. If a government or international organization fails to report back to the Commission or fails to return undistributed funds, further payments to that entity are suspended. read more

Scotland Yard poster girl who sued force for racial discrimination now launches

first_imgHowever, soon after winning her tribunal she was subject to a “witch-hunt” which claimed she had physically assaulted her ex-partner and was in possession of indecent child images.The first allegation to emerge dated from August 2013 when her ex-partner, Robert McCabe, told police she had physically attacked him 14 months prior. She says that he repeatedly tried to retract his claims but was ignored. A Scotland Yard poster girl who successfully sued the force for racial discrimination has launched similar action against her new employers.Former firearms police officer Carol Howard won a £37,000 payout after lodging a claim against the Met, but she is now suing the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after accusing them of being “institutionally racist and corrupt”.The 39 year-old told an employment tribunal that the watchdog frustrated inquiries in order to protect accused officers.Ms Howard, of Coulsdon, Surrey, is seeking a £144,000 payout for alleged racial discrimination and victimisation during her six-month stint at the IPCC.She told the tribunal: “The white managers I worked with are not independent and believe that their duty is not to investigate wrongdoing officers but to protect the reputation of the police force concerned and its senior officers in particular. They are corrupt.” She is claiming £144,000 in damagesCredit:Alex Lentati/Evening standard She labelled the IPCC as “institutionally racist and corrupt”Credit:Sean Dempsey/PA A former firearms officer who lifted the lid on bullying and victimisation at Scotland Yard is claiming £144,000 in damages  Ms Howard famously appeared as a Scotland Yard poster girl, complete with Heckler & Koch semi-automatic rifle, promoting efforts to protect London during the 2012 Olympics.The mother-of-one won her tribunal against the Met in July 2014 before leaving her job in 2015 after 14 years’ of service. She went on to join the IPCC as an investigator the following year. Police also discovered a picture on her phone of her younger daughter, then aged six, sleeping naked on her bed, before being accused of possessing an indecent image of a child.She told the Daily Mail it was “a blatant witch-hunt,” adding “I can only conclude it’s a punishment for my case against the Met.”Giving evidence against the IPCC, Ms Howard said that her first application for a job was rejected without interview, but she was successful in October 2016 after re-applying under her married name Carol McCabe.According to Ms Howard the IPCC was worried that hiring her “could be regarded by the Met as an act of ‘revenge’ against the police,” and that she was banned for any cases involving the Met. “Rather than believe in me, they believed in their own need to protect their reputation by not upsetting the Met.”In the tribunal she said that black and ethnic minority IPCC officers told her they were “treated differently” from their white colleagues and suffered from a “hostile working environment”.She added: “In my view, the IPCC is an institutionally racist employer. It is therefore unfit to investigate claims of race discrimination against the police.”It is corrupt and not fit for purpose. It is neither independent nor impartial. It protects senior white police officers.” Soon after winning her tribunal she was subject to a “witch-hunt” Show more She has launched a complaint against the IPCC She left the IPCC after it decided against renewing her six-month contract in March 2017.The IPCC was replaced in January by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.The IPCC strongly refutes all the allegations made and is vigorously contesting her tribunal claim.Her former tribunal against the Met in 2014 found Ms Howard had been bullied, harassed and victimised and the £37,000 awarded to her included aggravated damages over distress she suffered at the hands of one colleague, who had been “malicious, vindictive and spiteful”. “I believe that the IPCC moved to restrict me and hide me away. I was therefore undermined in my role even before I walked in through the front door on day one,” she said. Soon after winning her tribunal she was subject to a “witch-hunt”Credit:Guy Bell Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Mars Dust Storm Ideal For Scientific Study

first_img As Storm Hector’s 70 mph winds leave a trail of destruction across Scotland, NASA’s Opportunity rover was forced to suspend operations during “one of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars.”Unlike many Brits, though, agency engineers are rejoicing over the celestial squall.“This is the ideal storm for Mars science,” according to Jim Watzin, director of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program in Washington.The agency has three orbiters circling the globe, each equipped with special cameras and atmospheric instruments.“We have a historic number of spacecraft operating at the Red Planet,” Watzin said in a statement. “Each offers a unique look at how dust storms form and behave—knowledge that will be essential for future robotic and human missions.”This set of images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a fierce, giant dust storm kicking up on Mars (via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)Martian dust storms are commonplace. They can quickly balloon into regional storms, and sometimes expand to engulf the entire planet. These full-scale events are estimated to occur about once every three to four Mars years (six to eight Earth years), and can last up to weeks or even months. The most recently recorded storm was in 2007.The one currently swirling above Opportunity now blankets 14 million square miles of the Martian surface—about a quarter of the planet, as reported by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).Scary as that sounds, this is a perfect chance for scientists to study the physics of these storms, which is critical to understanding the planet’s ancient and modern climate“Each observation of these large storms brings us closer to being able to model these events—and maybe, someday, being able to forecast them,” Rich Zurek, chief scientist for the Mars Program Office at JPL in California, said. “That would be like forecasting El Niño events on Earth, or the severity of upcoming hurricane seasons.”Among NASA’s eyes in the sky is the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which acts as an early warning system for situations like this. It was the capsule’s wide-angle camera, called the Mars Color Imager, that provided the Opportunity team a heads up about the coming storm.The 2001 Mars Odyssey and MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) orbiters, meanwhile, provide additional-yet-unique views for the folks back home.Keep an eye on NASA’s Mars Exploration Program website for more updated about the Martian dust storm.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target NASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing PhotoBest Skywatching Events in September 2019 last_img read more

SDCC Had an Iron Fist Panel and it was Actually Good

first_img The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix UniverseMarvel’s Axed Netflix Shows Could Be Revived by Disney Stay on target The first season of Iron Fist was almost universally panned, and for good reason. It was a slow-paced, rambling show where a white dude patronized an Asian woman about the proper way to run a dojo. It was a show about kung fu where the fight choreography lethargic, poorly lit, and so awkwardly cut the editing would make you dizzy if the shaky-cam hadn’t already. But because it was Marvel, and maybe required viewing ahead of The Defenders, we all watched it. That was enough to get it a second season no matter what us surly critics on the internet said.That’s why it’s such good news to hear all the positivity coming out of the show’s panel at San Diego Comic Con. It’s too early to say at this point as the show won’t be out for another month and a half, but attendees are reporting that season two looks to be a huge step up. It sounds like the new showrunner took the criticism of Season One to heart and the show could end up a lot better for it. (Remember the original showrunner, Scott Buck, left to go work on Inhumans. Yep.) Of the footage shown at the panel, only one small clip made it out into the wild. It doesn’t tell us much, but it does give us a release date.So it appears we won’t have long to wait to see if the rumors of Iron Fist being good now are actually true. More than that though, even this very brief look at the new season already looks better than the last. First of all, Danny is acting like a superhero. I don’t think that happened once in all of Season One. We had to wait for the end of Defenders to start seeing that. Also, the fight’s looking better. The camera, for one, isn’t being shaken like it owes the cameraman money. Second, though there are cuts, they’re clearly made for the trailer. And they come in between punches, not awkwardly placed in the middle of them. You can tell what’s going on, and what’s going is a decent fight in its own right.We should be able to expect much better fight choreography from this season overall. Clayton Barber joined the show as the new stunt coordinator. He previously worked on both Black Panther and Creed. Yeah, the guy knows his way around a fight scene. No wonder the action looks better, even in these short clips. Danny will also wear his iconic yellow mask a lot more, allowing the show to use stunt doubles for the harder stuff, Mashable reports. Though Jeph Loeb said during the panel that the actors were, in fact, doing most of their own stunts. Hey, with a stunt coordinator as good as Barber, those fight scenes should look great regardless.Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. (Photo via Netflix)They’ve also seemed to take notice of how much everyone loved Colleen Wing. Danny Rand is still the main character, but per Mashable, the clips shown at Thursday night’s panel were very much Wing-focused. One featured her fighting alongside her boy Danny in a restaurant. She takes out multiple henchmen in the kitchen, while Danny clears out the dining room. The other two paired her up with Misty Knight. The first of those had Colleen and Misty fighting off three women in a warehouse. The other had them facing off against Alice Eve’s Typhoid Mary in Joy Meachum’s house. Their fight scene was an early highlight of Season Two of Luke Cage. I’m so happy Iron Fist is giving us more Colleen-Misty action. Is Iron Fist turning into a Daughters of the Dragon TV show? Because I’d have no complaints about that.Danny is reportedly a lot better too. In the clips shown during the panel, Finn Jones feels like a much more accomplished martial artist, like he should have been in Season One. He still doesn’t quite hold up to Jessica Henwick, but maybe it won’t sound quite so ridiculous when he tells people he’s “the Immortal Iron Fist.” Nah, that’s always going to sound silly.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Funeral scheduled for Vancouver Marine

first_imgA funeral has been scheduled for a Marine from Vancouver who died of combat injuries suffered in Afghanistan.A public Mass for 31-year-old Sgt. Jason D. Peto is set for 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Vancouver. A graveside service with military honors will follow on Dec. 23 in Riverside, Calif.The Defense Department said Peto died Tuesday at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland from wounds received Nov. 24 in Helmand province.Peto was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.Born in Montebello, Calif., he moved to Vancouver in 1990, graduated from Mountain View High School and attended Clark College. He joined the Marines in 2004.He married his high school sweetheart, Tiffany, in 2005.last_img read more

Why you should play Dead Space 2

first_imgJust so everyone knows where I’m coming from, let me start with this caveat: I didn’t like the original Dead Space very much. After hearing endless praise of the game I eventually got around to trying it and I wasn’t impressed. Maybe the bar had been set too high by that point, but I thought the controls were clunky, the alone-on-a-spaceship setting was trite, and the ammo limits created artificial tension. Most of all though I consider the pop-out scare–where something is frightening just because it jumps in your face when you don’t expect it–to the be the cheapest way to make something scary. As a tool, it’s not an effective way to maintain tension over an extended period of time.For these reasons I wasn’t super excited for Dead Space 2, despite the fact that I knew the game would be extremely well done. I knew to expect a triple-A effort with top-notch graphics and probably a number of improvements where shortcomings had been found in the past. But the original game was too successful to expect any drastic changes. As it turns out I’m glad that they didn’t make any because Dead Space 2 is quite good.Dead Space 2, to me, is survival horror done right. This has never been a genre that I’ve been particularly fond of, but this game brings it to its peak. Again, the story isn’t the finest, but this time there is more depth than before and I cared a lot more about Isaac Clarke’s survival. The story pulled me along but the polish was really why I kept with it–this game is well handled in almost all respects.The sound, lighting (especially), and graphics each grabbed me in their own way. The sound is hugely important as it creates anticipation and generally sets the mood, while the lighting is crucial to creating the right tone and, obviously, to keep things scary. The game does have a habit of letting things feel too foreboding and forecasting when something big is going to happen, but it has a very good sense of pace so these don’t seem to be a problem.This may seem like something strange to bring up when talking about reasons to play a video game, but I really enjoyed the user interface. From the real-time inventory system and the placement of Isaac’s health bar on his back, the game is just a pleasure to control, even as Isaac plods along. The game does a superb job of giving you the information and controls you need without bogging you down with too much or insulating your from Isaac’s fight for survival. Even the game’s loading felt seamless because it was done while I was in an elevator looking at my inventory, not by stopping the horror with a preloader.On the graphics front Dead Space 2 is excellent as well. It manages to be colorful and varied despite the fact that you spend a lot of time on the same ship. And let’s not forget the this is an area where the original game was lacking–it felt like corridor after brown corridor. And the setting is very detailed. Most rooms are destroyed with all sorts of smashed machines and flashing signs to keeps things visually appealing. The ships felt lived in, and as is something genuinely terrible had happened there. I’m not sure if this is blasphemous, but I’ll go ahead and say it: the game reminded me of BioShock at times.Not too keep gushing but I like the in-game store as well. Isaac’s weapons are all highly upgradeable, but to enhance them you have to spend power nodes, which are relatively uncommon. Nodes are also useful for opening storage closets though, so if you are in dire need of ammo or medical supplies you’ll have to consider spending one to get those supplies. And one of your main sources of credits is selling excess ammo which you can use for medicine and, of course, for power nodes. It all fits in quite well and the result can be some pretty effective upgrades for your weapons cache.Not everything is perfect with the game: the jumping out enemies can get annoying (or at least keep you on the edge of your seat), and when there is too much action things can feel overwhelming, basically hectic and out of control instead of scary. Also I didn’t think the boss fights were great (especially when I was repeatedly dying while looking for the yellow part of its body). What was great though is that all the important story elements were handled in-game, not with cinematics. Another nitpick I have is with the secondary uses for weapons. They felt extremely wasteful to me and I was rarely compelled to use them. Ammo is scarce enough that I didn’t experiment much with them either, so they never really had a chance to become something I was comfortable using and instead they were simply a last resort.Also, I’m not the biggest fan of horror gaming so this wasn’t a problem for me, but I think a case could be made for Dead Space 2 just not being that scary. Feel free to count that as a downside if you’d like but I think it is a result of the game trying to be well-rounded and the developer’s desire to make something bigger than just a survival horror game.So when you have a chance, put down your iPad version of Dead Space and give Dead Space 2 a chance, I think you’ll be happy you did.dead_space_2_04dead_space_2_04dead_space_2_03dead_space_2_02dead_space_2_01The article was writing using a retail copy of Dead Space 2 (Xbox 360), provided by EA.last_img read more

TV chat show in hot water just for talking about trans people

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) said it was going to sanction ‘Brownis Tonight’. The sanction was for content that ‘addresses the transgender issue’.Brownis Tonight got into trouble for addressing rumors that one of its guests, singer Lucita Lucinta, was not assigned female at birth. Lucinta presents as female and denied the rumors.That was apparently enough to get the show into trouble.In a statement the KPI said Brownis Tonight had violated ‘the provisions on respect for privacy rights, child protection, and protection to persons with a particular gender identity’.KPI central commissioner, Hardly Stefano, said it had received many complaints about the episode. He reminded broadcasters ‘to not give LGBT promotion space through any broadcast program’.‘The rules are clear, both about respect for moral values ​​and norms and decency, or on the protection of children and adolescents that prohibit the presence of content that encourages children and adolescents from learning about inappropriate behavior and/or justifying such behavior,’ he said. A TV chat show has received a sanction for talking about trans people in Indonesia. ‘Based on these violations, the Central KPI provides administrative sanctions in the form of a written warning.’The persecution is getting worseHomosexuality and transgenderism is not illegal in Indonesia, but an ongoing crackdown on LGBTI people has seen the community increasingly persecuted.The persecution has made LGBT subjects taboo and clearly any kind of LGBT content can get media into trouble.A draft bill is in the Indonesian Parliament which would ban any kind of ‘LGBT behavior’ on TV.In 2016, the KPI introduced an explicit ban on ‘effeminate men’ from appearing on TV.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Lucita Lucinta. | Photo: YouTube Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tv-chat-show-hot-water-just-talking-trans-people/last_img read more

They have had six weeks to do these roadworks why do them

first_imgParents have slammed the organisation behind the construction of the new Lidl in Longton. “They have had the whole six weeks of the summer holidays to do this and they have decided to do it now. It does not make any sense and has been poorly organised.” The school warned parents of a ‘high level of disruption’ in a text message and also shared details on social media. The statement read: “Please note there is no access from Trentham Road to or from Spring Garden Road as the junction is being widened to accommodate the new Lidl store and a diversion is in place. Read MoreMotorists warned of delays as work due to start resurfacing busy road “We expect this will cause a high level of disruption in the morning as vehicles coming down Spring Garden Road from Goms Mill will have to do a U-turn on the road.” The works began on August 20 and are set to run until September 24. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailParents have hit out at five weeks of road works causing the route outside their children’s school to shut – just as pupils return from the long summer break. Highways workers are currently on site at Spring Garden Road near Longton’s St Gregory’s Catholic Academy to widen the stretch ready for a new supemarket’s arrival. But families have hit out the timing of the improvements as children head back from the long holiday – and claim it will exacerbate existing parking and traffic problems in the area. Works are taking place in preparation for the new Lidl store set to be built on the former Somerfield site off Spring Garden Road. Road works outside a school which are set to last for six weeks started just in Spring Garden Road Roadworks as part of the build have completely closed Spring Garden Road, the same road where St Gregory’s Catholic Academy is. Bosses at the budget superstore are promising 1,424 square metres of retail space – which will include an in-store bakery, wider aisles and longer tills, customer toilets and more parking. However parents have bemoaned the road closure, which has seen traffic diverted towards Edensor Road. Tim Woodcock, aged 33, of Meir Hay, said: “They have just had six weeks to do this work and not cause this disruption. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. “My partner struggles to pick the children up on a normal day but this has been even worse over the last few days.” Roxanne Sutton, aged 27, of Longton, said: “I do find the timing strange because we have just had the six weeks holiday. “Parking has always been a problem at the school. It has been better since they have let people pay for permits to use the school car park but it is still a problem.” Read MoreHighways inspectors: ‘7 inch deep pothole is not a risk’ Paul Nicholls, aged 49, of Dresden, said: “The problem of parking at this school has been long-standing but this is causing havoc. “I think that it has been poorly organised – where are we supposed to park when we are picking up the children? last_img read more

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first_img IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Photo courtesy of HologicAnnual screening in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination or usual care, concludes a 25-year study from Canada published on bmj.com.Furthermore, the study shows that 22 percent of screen detected breast cancers were over-diagnosed, representing one over-diagnosed breast cancer for every 424 women who received screening in the trial. Over-diagnosis refers to the detection of harmless cancers that will not cause symptoms or death during a patient’s lifetime.Regular mammography screening is done to reduce mortality from breast cancer. Women with small (non-palpable) breast cancer detected by screening have better long term survival than women with palpable breast cancer. But it is not clear whether this survival difference is a consequence of organised screening or of lead time bias (when testing increases perceived survival time without affecting the course of the disease) and over-diagnosis.So researchers based in Toronto, Canada decided to compare breast cancer incidence and mortality up to 25 years in over 89,000 women aged 40-59 who did or did not undergo mammography screening.Women in the mammography arm of the trial had a total of five mammography screens (one a year over a five year period), while those in the control arm were not screened.Women aged 40-49 in the mammography arm – and all women aged 50-59 in both arms – also received annual physical breast examinations. Women aged 40-49 in the control arm received a single examination followed by usual care in the community.During the 25 year study period, 3,250 women in the mammography arm and 3,133 in the control arm were diagnosed with breast cancer and 500 and 505, respectively, died of breast cancer. “Thus, the cumulative mortality from breast cancer was similar between women in the mammography arm and in the control arm,” said the authors.At the end of the five year screening period, an excess of 142 breast cancers occurred in the mammography arm compared with the control arm, and at 15 years the excess remained at 106 cancers. This, say the authors, implies that 22 percent of the screen detected invasive cancers in the mammography arm were over-diagnosed – that is, one over-diagnosed breast cancer for every 424 women who received mammography screening in the trial.They stress that these results may not be generalisable to all countries, but say, in technically advanced countries, “our results support the views of some commentators that the rationale for screening by mammography should be urgently reassessed by policy makers.”While they believe that education, early diagnosis, and excellent clinical care should continue, they conclude that annual mammography “does not result in a reduction in breast cancer specific mortality for women aged 40-59 beyond that of physical examination alone or usual care in the community.”In an accompanying editorial, Mette Kalager, M.D., and colleagues believe that long term follow-up does not support screening women under 60.They agree with the study authors that “the rationale for screening by mammography be urgently reassessed by policy makers,” but point out that this is not an easy task “because governments, research funders, scientists, and medical practitioners may have vested interests in continuing activities that are well established.”For more information: www.bmj.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. 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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. 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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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 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” 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.  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.  Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. 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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 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. SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. 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.” 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.  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. 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. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items 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.  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. 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. 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. 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. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” 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. 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. 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. Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. 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.” Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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 | 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. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  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 Conference Coverage View all 396 items Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital 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. 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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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Information Technology View all 220 items 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. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. 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 | 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. 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.  Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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). 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