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Calcutta HC sets aside arrest warrant against BJPs Mukul RoyCalcutta HC sets aside arrest warrant against BJPs Mukul Roy

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday set aside an arrest warrant issued against West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with a case of cheating and extortion. The arrest warrant was issued by the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata in a city court on July 29 on a prayer by the Kolkata Police that Roy was allegedly not cooperating with them in an investigation into the recovery of a large amount of unaccounted cash worth Rs 19 lakh from a person in Burrabazar last year. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja On Wednesday, the High Court set aside the warrant after Roy’s counsel Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said that his client has already been quizzed by police at his Delhi residence which makes the allegation of non-cooperation against him baseless. The High Court also directed that the original proceedings related to the alleged recovery of unaccounted cash will continue before the city court. The Burrabazar police station of the city police division had earlier issued a notice under CrPC section 160 to the BJP leader to appear for interrogation as his name was found in the phone of one of the arrested persons in the case. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway However, Roy had refused to appear before the Kolkata Police stating he is a resident of Delhi and moved Delhi High Court challenging the notice. The court had granted Roy protection from coercive action for 10 days but asked him to join the investigation in the case and be available for questioning in Delhi. Following the court order, a team of Kolkata Police interrogated Roy at his Delhi residence on August 2.last_img read more

Iran Denies Receiving Moroccos Evidence on PolisarioHezbollah CollusionIran Denies Receiving Moroccos Evidence on PolisarioHezbollah Collusion

Rabat – Following Algeria, Iran has reiterated denial of involvement in Morocco’s internal affairs. Spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bahram Ghasemi also denied that Morocco provided evidence of Hezbollah-Polisario collusion.Quoted by Iranian news agencies ISNA and Mehr, the Iranian official said that “Either in their meeting with the foreign minister of our country in their interviews with different media outlets, the authorities of this country (Morocco) did not present any conclusive evidence to prove their claims.”Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Iranian ally Hezbollah of providing military support for the separatist group Polisario and severed diplomatic ties with Iran May 1.  Morocco also accused Algeria of directly supporting the Hezbollah-Polisario collusion. “The file was carefully prepared”In a recent interview with Jeune Afrique, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said that Morocco provided detailed evidence of the collusion to Tehran.“The file was carefully prepared, for weeks, on the basis of information collected and cross-checked over several months,” said Bourita, adding that the document summarizes “proven and precise facts: dates of visits by senior officers of Hezbollah in Algeria, dates and venues of meetings with Polisario officials, and a list of names of agents involved in these contacts.”He added that Morocco would not have bothered submitting a file to Iran, “if its [evidence] was not solid.”Denying his country’s role in the tension, Ghasemi said that “after breaking ties with Iran due to a baseless reason, Moroccan officials now have a difficulty justifying their action before the public opinion both at home and abroad,” adding that this is why Moroccan officials “gave interviews and repeated the same old rhetoric against Iran.”However, Morocco has been firm in its decision. Bourita also provided specific names who traveled to Algeria’s Tindouf camps, where separatists are housed. Morocco’s decision to cut ties with Iran has received unwavering support from European, African, and Gulf countries.A decision made under pressure?Ghasemi also said that Morocco’s stance was made “under pressure.”“We hope Morocco’s recent move to sever its relations with Iran was not done as part of new regional alignments and under the pressure of certain governments that are standing against the Islamic Republic of Iran today,” Ghasemi said, referring to Saudi Arabia and its allies.Morocco, however, has already responded to these claims.A few days after announcing its decision, Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement denying that its decision to cut ties with Iran was taken in response to foreign pressure.“Following the rupture by the Kingdom of Morocco of its diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, some circles, in need of arguments, claimed that the Kingdom would have taken this decision under pressure from some countries,” said the statement.According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morocco has historically proven that it takes its positions independent of all regional and international crises. Furthermore, all  stances “correspond to its principles and respond to its own assessment.” read more

UN partners launch 13 million appeal for flood victims in El SalvadorUN partners launch 13 million appeal for flood victims in El Salvador

18 November 2009The United Nations and its partners launched a $13 million Flash Appeal for El Salvador today to provide immediate aid for six months to 75,000 victims of Hurricane Ida, covering food, shelter, water and sanitation, education, agriculture and early recovery. “The effects of flood-related disasters are particularly dangerous for survivors if not addressed quickly because of the risk of water-borne and exposure-related diseases,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said of the hurricane, which killed over 190 people and left 80 more reported missing, with 15,000 others still sheltering in camps, schools, churches and other buildings.“We are therefore urging donors to respond quickly to this appeal so that assistance can be provided to those affected without delay,” he added of the appeal, launched jointly with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Government of El Salvador.Some 2,000 homes, 117 schools, 25 health facilities and 37 bridges in the small Central American country were damaged or destroyed and significant amounts of crops and livestock were lost when Ida and a low pressure system off the Pacific coast caused unprecedented rainfall earlier this month, with severe widespread flooding and landslides.“Hurricane Ida hit El Salvador at a particularly critical moment,” UN Resident Coordinator Jessica Faieta said. “The country is one of the Latin American countries most affected by the global economic crisis. Now, Government resources may have to be put into financing humanitarian action, recovery and reconstruction at the expense of poverty reduction programmes.” read more

Closing Bell TSX closes lower as worries grow about duration of USClosing Bell TSX closes lower as worries grow about duration of US

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Wednesday amid rising concerns that a partial U.S. government shutdown in its second day will last longer than thought and impact negotiations over raising the U.S. government’s debt ceiling in mid-October.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,839.00 -8.44 -0.07%S&P 500 — 1,693.87 -1.13 -0.07%Dow — 15,133.14 -58.56 -0.39%Nasdaq — 3,815.02 -2.96 -0.08%The S&P/TSX composite index was well off session lows, coming back from a 57-point deficit to finish 8.44 points lower at 12,839. Losses were partially limited by gains in the gold sector as bullion’s attraction as safe haven investment pushed prices higher.The commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar was off the worst levels of the day, closing down 0.06 of a cent at 96.79 cents US as prices for copper and oil also advanced.Republicans in the House of Representatives are insisting that Democrats negotiate over the new U.S. health-care law as part of the funding deadlock. Senate Democrats insist that Republicans pass a straightforward temporary funding bill with no strings attached. Disappointing job creation data also pressured U.S. indexes as the Dow Jones industrials fell 58.56 points to 15,133.14, the Nasdaq lost 2.96 points to 3,815.02 and the S&P 500 index shed 1.13 points to 1,693.87.Payroll firm ADP reported that the U.S. private sector created 166,000 jobs last month, lower than the 178,000 that had been expected. It also revised lower its job creation figures for the previous two months.That’s likely all the jobs data that traders will get this week as one of the spinoff effects of the shutdown is an absence of government data that usually moves markets. The U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday it won’t be issuing its employment report for September on Friday.Market reaction to the shutdown had been relatively muted on hopes that economic damage from the budgetary impasse wouldn’t be too severe as long as it didn’t last too long.But there is growing dismay that the standoff on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing with some lawmakers in both parties suggesting the shutdown might last for weeks.“(Traders) are nervous,” said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at ScotiaMcLeod.“And as long as they’re nervous they’re not going to do anything and we’re going to have a lot more red than black.”Adding to the grim mood is a deadline of Oct. 17 when the U.S. hits its debt limit and starts to run out of money to pay bills.The last time there was an impasse over the borrowing limit, in August 2011, it led to a downgrade of the United States’ credit rating by Standard & Poor’s and a plunge in the stock market.The energy sector led decliners down, 0.75% while the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange erased early losses to jump $2.06 to US$104.10 a barrel.Prices accelerated after three days of declines amid a report that the southern leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will be finished this month. Bloomberg News cited an interview with Les Cherwenuk, project director for TransCanada, who said completion of that portion of the pipeline would bring oil from the delivery hub in Cushing, Okla., down to the Gulf Coast, reducing reduce high storage levels. TransCanada (TSX:TRP) shares slipped a penny to C$45.19.Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) declined 50 cents to C$30.31.The telecom sector fell 0.64% with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) off 44 cents to $43.91.The financials sector was also a weight, down 0.44% as Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) gave back 27 cents to $32.85.The gold sector rose about 0.84% and December bullion gained $34.60 to US$1,320.70 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) advanced 42 cents to C$19.02.The base metals sector turned positive, up 0.73% with December copper up four cents to US$3.32 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained 47 cents to C$27.88.Elsewhere, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) (Nasdaq:BBRY) shares were up eight cents at $8.27 on the TSX, recovering from early losses of more than 4% amid reports that U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital aims to sign a confidentiality agreement to access the smartphone maker’s books. The move wouldn’t guarantee Cerberus would actually make an offer for the company.Earlier, the Globe and Mail reported that BlackBerry is looking at tapping the value of its extensive real estate holdings in the Waterloo, Ont.,-area to raise cash. It said that BlackBerry has asked for ideas to generate the largest possible return from its real estate in as little time as possible, through a confidential process begun last week. TOP STORIESBlackBerry shares rise after smartphone maker said to draw interest from Cerberus private equity groupThose bleak BlackBerry results just got even bleakerCEOs warn shutdown could plunge U.S. back into recessionGeorge Soros: The euro crisis might be over, but Europe’s nightmare is getting worseThree of Microsoft’s top investors press for chairman Bill Gates’s ouster over fears founder could stifle changeWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES7:30 a.m.Challenger Layoff report (Sept) 8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 314,000 new claims, up from last week 10 a.m.Factory orders (Aug): Economists expect 0.3% gain Non-manufacturing ISM index (Sept): Economists expect reading of 57, down from last month CORPORATE NEWSCANADARichelieu Hardware Ltd Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 63¢ a share Sandvine Corporation Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 2¢ a share UNITED STATESConstellation Brands, Inc. 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Ohio State ranked No 4 in AP pollOhio State ranked No 4 in AP poll

The Ohio State football team prepares to run onto the field prior to the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State Buckeyes check in at  No. 4 in the second week of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Amway Coaches’ Poll also had OSU at No. 4.The Buckeyes were ranked No. 6 in the AP poll before Saturday’s 77-10 blowout of Bowling Green.Week 1 of the college football season saw seven top 25 teams lose their 2016 season opener, including three in the top 10 and two in the top five.OSU’s week 3 opponent, the Oklahoma Sooners, lost to former Buckeye offensive coordinator Tom Herman and his Houston Cougars 33-23. The Sooners dropped 11 spots to No. 14 in the poll, and the Cougars rose to No. 6.Wisconsin, who was unranked in the preseason AP poll, climbed to No. 10 after defeating the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers, who fell to No. 21.A total of five Big Ten teams are featured in the top 25. Michigan sits one spot behind OSU at No. 5.Notables: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Florida State, No. 12 Michigan State, No. 16 Iowa. read more

Mark Zuckerberg now worth 18 billion Facebook 70 billionMark Zuckerberg now worth 18 billion Facebook 70 billion

first_imgThe valuations for Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg are going beyond the ridiculous. Many scoffed when $50 billion was touted on the last shares sale to Goldman Sachs in January, but this week that valuation managed to go up again, and with it the on paper fortune of Zuckerberg.The reason for the $20 billion jump from six months ago is new investment from GSV Capital. That investment group has just bought 225,000 shares at a price of $29.28 per share for a total spend of $6,587,500. If you add that up for all of Facebook’s stock you get the $70 billion figure.AdChoices广告As Zuckerberg is the major shareholder in Facebook his value has gone up significantly too, and now stands at around $18 billion. However, this is all on paper and not the amount he has in the bank. Still, if he were to recoup that amount by selling all his shares, Zuckerberg would slot into third among on the list of richest tech guys. Bill Gates ($56 billion) still tops the chart, Oracle’s Larry Ellison ($39.5 billion) comes in second. $18 billion also means Zuckerberg jumps past Google’s Page and Brin ($17 billion).Zuckerberg still has a long way to go to unseat Bill Gates, but he seems to be the person most capable of doing so. Remember, he’s only 27 and Facebook is still a very young company. We also have to consider what Zuckerberg will do after Facebook. Is the social network going to be his only success, or does he have a few more ideas that will net him billions more? It’s clear he has the links, entrepreneurial skills, and eventually the cash to do whatever he wants. Getting friendly with the U.S. President doesn’t hurt either.We won’t know the true value of Facebook until it goes public, but I doubt we’ll be waiting long for that to happen. With more investors coming on board, hundreds of millions of people logging in every day, and the recent success of the LinkedIn IPO, Facebook is bound to announce their intention to IPO soon.Read more at Forbeslast_img read more

Jordi Alba discusses move for a new deal talks about bondJordi Alba discusses move for a new deal talks about bond

first_imgFollowing Barcelona’s 2-0 win against Celta Vigo yesterday, Barca left-back  Jordi Alba’s discussed his contract with the club as well as a plan to move for a new deal.Jordi Alba’s contract won’t expire until the summer of 2020, but he confirms he wouldn’t mind moving forward with talks on a new deal.“It doesn’t just depend on me, as it also depends on the club,” he said when asked about a new contract after the game via Marca.“When I signed for Barcelona it wasn’t for money.“I came here for the feeling and because it is my home.“In the end, it’s not enough to say that I’m a great player, as actions also matter.“A deadline? When the contract ends.”Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba played together again in the clash against Celta Vigo and the left-back spoke of the bond with Lionel Messi.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“For the first goal he was looking for me and I held the run well,” he said afterward.“On the second, [Ousmane] Dembele and Luis Suarez’s runs left him alone and he never fails.“I know that most of the assists I give will end up going on [the goal].”“We faced a great team that like to play football,” he added.“The first half was very good and in the second we dropped our rhythm a bit and they were able to create.“We are happy with the result.”Barcelona won’t have any more fixtures until a clash with Getafe on January 6.last_img read more

Juneau Creek Identified As Preferred Route For Cooper Landing BypassJuneau Creek Identified As Preferred Route For Cooper Landing Bypass

first_imgThis signing allows the State of Alaska to address the long-standing issues with the Sterling Highway between Milepost 45-60, which does not serve the volume of traffic, fails to meet modern highway design standards, and has safety concerns. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “As you know we have some weekends in the summer, particularly  around dipnet season, where we feel the transportation of thousands of thousands of Alaskans through Cooper Landing will be much safer through the completion of this project.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Federal Highway Administration and Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facility signed the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cooper Landing Bypass on the Sterling Highway, which concludes an EIS process. Challenges related to developing the project came from its proximity to the Kenai River and Lake, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Resurrection Pass National Recreation Trail, as well as steep terrain, nearby historic and cultural resource sites, and limited right-of-way. The Juneau Creek Alternative was identified as the preferred route it deviates from the existing alignment more than the other alternatives—about 10 of 14 miles would be on a new alignment, according to the project website.The route would run north of Cooper Landing and the Kenai River, climbing the hillside and crossing Juneau Creek Canyon with a new bridge south of Juneau Creek Falls. The new segment would cross the Mystery Creek Wilderness area in the KNWR and would rejoin the existing highway at about MP 56.center_img The alternative includes one large bridge spanning Juneau Creek Canyon. It would be the longest single-span bridge in Alaska. The public comment period is now open on the identified preferred route by Juneau Creek and will end April 16, 2018. Once the comments are reviewed, a Record of Decision will be released. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-cooperlanding-chosen-route.mp3VmJennifer-on-cooperlanding-chosen-route.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Former Mafia home to become shelter for LGBTI communityFormer Mafia home to become shelter for LGBTI community

first_imgThe city of Castel Volturno had opened bids for organizations to take over a three-storey house in the coastal town.Mafia boss Francesco Rea’s villa was seized in the late 1990s. It has remained empty since then, until the the council decided to put it to good use.The town’s mayor, Dimitri Russo, said the council decided to give the winning contract on 4 June to an LGBTI and migrant support organization to help promote acceptance.‘We want to send a message of acceptance,’ Russo, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Rain Arcigay Caserta, is the organization that won the tender to use the former crime hub.According to the organization it is the first time a seized Mafia property has been used for an LGBTI organization.‘The building, which for its murky history was one of the traces of the excessive power of the Mafia in our country, thanks to the vision of Mayor Dimitri Russo and the whole city council, we can redeem that story and (the center) is set to become one of the symbols of the clear contrast to organized crime and of a community that out of those ashes reconstructs a place of inclusion, acceptance, solidarity and respect for the other,’ said Gabriele Piazzoni, national secretary of Arcigay.The organization has been working since 2015 to find a space for a LGBT shelter. It had set its sights on Rea’s seized villas back then.A safe space for allArcigay’s LGBTI center will provide temporary accommodation to people in difficult situations. Those people will include migrants not accepted for their sexuality or gender identity. The former home of a Mafia boss will now become a LGBTI shelter. | Photo: Facebook/Arcigay eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBTI people and migrants fleeing persecution will be able to call a former Mafia villa home. Chief Rabbi publishes groundbreaking guidance for LGBTI students in Orthodox schoolsUganda’s LGBTI people are putting up a fight for their right to a safe placeThis Christian group that ‘loves’ LGBTI people may have ulterior motivesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/former-mafia-home-to-become-shelter-for-lgbti-community/center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The 300 square-meters building will feature a kitchen, multi-purpose spaces, bathrooms and several bedrooms.The plans and artist’s designs of what the new LGBTI center will look like. | Photo: Caserta PrideEven though the group is excited about their win, they still have a huge task ahead of them. Arcigay has set up an important crowdfunding campaign to help pay for renovations.Arcigay Caserta’s president, Bernardo Diana, said the center will provide sanctuary in Italy’s notoriously homophobic south.Diana said until now the closest LGBTI center was in Rome about 200 km (125 miles) away. That made it necessary to have something local.‘Yesterday’s vote in the City Council brings to a conclusion a path begun in 2015 that testifies to the tenacity of a political will to which we give our most enthusiastic applause,’ he said.‘It was very exciting to hear from the mayor Dimitri Russo the name of our association among the first four institutions… to receive in final assignment a property confiscated from organized crime ”Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

VIDEO AI Analytics and Informatics The Future is HereVIDEO AI Analytics and Informatics The Future is Here

first_imgVideos | Artificial Intelligence | December 18, 2018 VIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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. Recent Videos View all 606 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 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. 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” 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 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.  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.  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 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 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 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. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Technology Reports View all 9 items 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 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 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. 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 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) 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. 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. 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. 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 Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here 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. 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. 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. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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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. 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. 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. 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 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 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 content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System 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.” AI Analytics and Informatics RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:55Loaded: 1.29%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -12:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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.  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 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. 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videoscenter_img 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. 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. 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 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. 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 SCCT news and videos 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 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. 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. 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.” Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing 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. 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. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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.  Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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 Find more SCCT news and videos 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. 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 Find more SCCT news and videos 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 Women’s Health View all 62 items 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 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. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting keynote speaker Michael Recht, M.D., chairman of radiology at NYU Langone Health, discusses how artificial intelligence (AI)  is being used at his institution to improve the patient experience, and how advanced technologies may impact radiology in the future. He also spoke on NYU’s use of advanced analytics to improve workflow, speed patient throughput and how analytics justified the hiring of additional full-time employees because there were numbers supporting how they could help increase the department’s bottom line.He spoke after the opening remarks by RSNA President Vijay Rao, M.D., who highlighted how AI will likely impact radiology and become ingrained in daily workflow to help free up the radiologists to collaborate more as a doctor’s doctor. Watch an interview with Rao in the VIDEO: RSNA President Says Artificial Intelligence is Hottest Tech Advancement in Radiology. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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.  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 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. 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. 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 | 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. 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.” 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. Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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. 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. 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 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 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. 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. 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.  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. 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.” Information Technology View all 220 items 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. last_img read more

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first_img “”Redfin””:http://www.redfin.com/home announced that as of mid-November, it has saved customers more than $100 million in real estate fees and reached more than $8 billion in home sales.[IMAGE]According to Redfin, customers have saved more than $25 million on fees in 2012 alone. The company also boasts a satisfaction rate of 97 percent.””The changes that Redfin is bringing to the whole process of buying and selling a home are now happening at a meaningful scale,”” said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. “”And saving customers more than a hundred million in fees is only part of the story.””According to a company release, Redfin has grown faster than any other large-scale brokerage, even during a time when home sales fell to a third of their peak. Across the 19 markets Redfin serves, Redfin.com is among the [COLUMN_BREAK]most-visited brokerage websites, and the company’s mobile applications have been the highest-rated among all real estate tools.Growth has even extended to Redfin’s Seattle headquarters, where the company is gearing up to double its current workspace. By the end of the year, Redfin will have added more than 400 agents, software engineers, and other positions.The secret, the company says, is in its approach to customer service. Every client who attempts to buy or sell a home with a Redfin agent receives a satisfaction survey, regardless of whether or not the deal closes. Every review is published to an online map, showing customers where the agent has succeeded and failed at representing buyers and sellers. It’s those ratings, not commissions, that determine agents’ bonus pay.In addition, the company promotes listings on its website, mobile tools, and via email, doubling traffic and exposure. The additional exposure and the review system are the main reasons why Redfin managed to, on average in 2011, sell homes 15 days faster than other brokerages at $8,700 higher than the asking price, the company said.””We have prospered by being the best, not the least expensive,”” Kelman said. “”And the scale we have achieved isn’t simply a reflection of our success; it’s instrumental to our success. We can now meet every client and know every block because we’re reaching the point where we can employ local agents in each of the neighborhoods we serve.”” Redfin Celebrates Company Growth, Industry Advances November 15, 2012 452 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologycenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Redfin Service Providers 2012-11-15 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgTourist arrivals reached 434,578 in May 2019 compared with 450,495 in May 2018, a decrease of 3.5 per cent, the statistical services reported on Tuesday.For the period from January until May 2019 arrivals totalled 1,121,361 compared with 1,134,076 in the corresponding period last year, a decrease of 1.1 per cent.While figures went up slightly in January and February compared with the corresponding months last year, in March the first decline in four years was recorded, a drop of 11.5 per cent.Arrivals in April went up compared to the year before.Tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom decreased by 2.6 per cent in May 2019 compared with  May 2018 and a decrease of 5.4 per cent was recorded for tourists from Russia. An increase of 7.8 per cent in arrivals from Sweden and 9.6 per cent from Israel were recorded.The UK continued to constitute the main source of tourism in May, with a proportion of 36.1 per cent while arrivals from Russia comprised 21.7 per with 5 per cent from Israel and SwedenFor the vast majority, 82.8 per cent of visitors, the purpose of their trip in May was holidays, for 10.2 per cent it was a visit to friends and relatives and 7 per cent said they travelled here for business.According to the statistical services, the data is obtained from the passenger survey which is conducted in the arrivals and departures halls in the airports of Larnaca and Paphos, as well as from administrative sources such as the monthly arrivals at ports.The survey covers all persons who pass through passport control at the ports and airports in the government-controlled areas.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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