Steven Sabados is back and in good company

first_imgThe new format doesn’t stray that far from the original daytime format of Steven and Chris, which aired from 2008 to 2015 and was cancelled after Hyndman’s death.That show was groundbreaking as the first on TV to showcase a same-sex married couple hosting a talk show. This time, it takes three people to replace the famously exuberant Hyndman, whose energy always played well off Sabados’ sense of restraint. Joining Sabados is comic and fashion expert Jessi Cruickshank, lifestyle expert Andrea Bain and chef Shahir Massoud. You can sense the love for Steven Sabados as he walks into the CBC studio set in downtown Toronto.Audience members shout “Welcome back!” and “We miss you!” He mouths a series of thank yous before the cameras start rolling on his new CBC show The Goods, which premieres Monday.It has been a tumultuous year for Sabados since the death of his onscreen and off-screen partner, Chris Hyndman. Advertisement Advertisement Hyndman was found dead near the couple’s Toronto condo. No foul play was suspected and Hyndman’s mother believes he may have fallen off his balcony while sleepwalking. The death rocked the CBC family as well as a loyal following of fans.“It’s been very emotional at the beginning doing this again, but it’s been nice to see friendly faces and people I’ve known, and it’s been really great being back,” says Sabados in an interview after the taping. “It’s really awesome to come together with my new family.” Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

US stock market ends higher as rising mining stocks offset weak McDonalds

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S. stock market is closing at a record high despite a disappointing quarterly performance from McDonald’s.A big week for corporate results began Monday with second-quarter earnings for the hamburger chain falling short of Wall Street’s expectations.But the price of gold broke above the $1,300 mark for the first time in a month, and gave mining stocks a lift. Gold rose $43.10, or 3 per cent, to $1,336 an ounce.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose three points to 1,695, a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up one point to 15,545. The Nasdaq composite was up 12 points at 3,600.McDonald’s says economic uncertainty for its customers weighed on results and it warned of a tough year ahead. The company’s stock price was down 2.7 per cent. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 22, 2013 4:19 pm MDT US stock market ends higher as rising mining stocks offset weak McDonald’s earnings read more

auto1 offers automotive asprin for aftermarket managers

auto1, the industry-wide automotive expo due to take place next spring, has been well received by exhibitors from every sector since its launch in May.A broad range of companies representing all areas of the UK aftermarket have already applied for stand space at what promises to be the number one aftermarket business event of 2003.The four-day show at the NEC, Birmingham, will offer maximum value for visitors by incorporating not only company stands promoting the latest products, but also education and training information from leading experts. At a time when skills shortages are threatening every sector, employers will be able to get valuable help from industry professionals. By working with specialists in key areas, auto1 should prove to be the best antidote for stressed aftermarket managers.Following the recent ADF Workout, Brian Spratt, ADF chief executive said, ‘There is no question that even the most experienced business owner or manager needs to be updated on every aspect of running his or her business, and auto1 aims to be the prime hands on information source. Together with our colleague trade bodies, we will be concentrating on problem solving at the show.’With many first and second line suppliers offering product training, along with increasing calls for standards in vehicle maintenance, auto1 will offer visitors real solutions to the challenges of running a modern automotive business. And as you’d expect, there’ll also be the chance to see all that’s new and exciting in the aftermarket industry.auto1 takes place at the NEC from 27 to 30 April 2003, so put it in your diary now. auto1 is organised by SMMT in association with the Automotive Distribution Federation, A1 Motor Stores, Factoring Services Group, Garage Equipment Association, Independent Factors Association, IMPACT, Institute of the Motor Industry, National Tyre Distributors Association, Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Tyre Industry CouncilClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Urban Meyer Ohio State focused on Wisconsin amid hopes of undefeated season

With a trip to Wisconsin looming on Saturday, Ohio State wide receiver Jake Stoneburner is well-aware of the challenge that is keeping alive an undefeated season for the Buckeyes football team. The reality of it all, though, might be simple. “10-0 is great but if you lose your last two, what’s 10-0 for ya?” Stoneburner said. “We want to end the season without a loss.” The latter of the redshirt senior’s comments are, obviously, easier said than done. OSU – which finished 6-7 in 2011 – is eight days from its first undefeated season since 2002. A chance at perfection, however, was dashed the last time the Buckeyes played at Camp Randall Stadium. In 2010, the then No. 1-ranked Buckeyes were overpowered, 31-18, at the hands of Wisconsin, effectively ending OSU’s chances at an unblemished record and national championship. Now, more than wo years later, the Buckeyes find themselves one of four undefeated teams remaining in major college football (Kansas State, Notre Dame, and Oregon are the others) and No. 6 in the Associated Press‘ top 25 poll. Still, Stoneburner said, OSU is getting the Rodney Dangerfield treatment. Are the Buckeyes getting the respect they deserve? “No, not really,” Stoneburner said bluntly. “You know, they talk about (other) teams that are 10-0 or even one-loss teams before they talk about us. I don’t know if that’s because we have a bowl ban or we’re not in the BCS rankings, we’re only in one rankings.” The Dublin, Ohio, native said he thinks a lot of it has to do with OSU’s bowl ban, which was handed down to the university following NCAA violations stemming from 2010. “I think if we were playing in a bowl game, we’d maybe get talked about a little more,” he said. “For being 10-0, I kind of think we’re getting the short end of the stick.” A perceived lack of respect, though, on the national stage likely isn’t something coach Urban Meyer is concerned with. The former Florida coach said Wednesday he hasn’t even had a chance to look back on the season yet, nor would he describe the grind of the season as “fun.” “I don’t know if fun’s the appropriate word. You don’t have the time to really enjoy it until you have a chance to sit back,” Meyer said. “When I do, I enjoy it, I guess (that) is more of a proper word. I enjoy being around these players and these coaches and obviously representing Ohio State.” Meyer said this week’s focus remains squarely on the Badgers. The Buckeyes, according to Meyer, need to be “gap sound” in order to handle the different formations that Wisconsin will almost certainly present on Saturday. “There’s a time there’s four (or) there’s six linemen in the game, and there’s four or five to one side and two to the other,” Meyer said regarding the Badgers’ offensive line. “There’s six on one side, two on the other at one time. Six linemen on the right, two on the left. And that’s fine if you get lined up. If you don’t get lined up you get embarrassed.” Meyer said OSU can do two things to try to neutralize Wisconsin’s offensive formations, though. “You got to get lined up first and No. 2, you gotta tackle,” he said. “It’s crazy the formations that you’ll see.” OSU is scheduled to face the Badgers at 3:30 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse knocks off Johns Hopkins 1512

OSU junior attackman Carter Brown (14) scored six goals in the Buckeyes’ 15-12 win against Johns Hopkins on March 5 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsFor the first time ever, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team defeated the nine-time NCAA Champions Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, 15-12, Sunday night at Ohio Stadium.“Awesome,” was the first word senior David Planning could muster to describe his team’s performance.“When you beat a team like that as a senior, at home, there’s no greater feeling in the world,” Planning said.Hopkins (4-6, 1-1) struck first with two early goals, but that proved to be the Blue Jays’ largest lead of the game. OSU (9-3, 2-0) registered goals from five different players, but all signs pointed to junior attackman Carter Brown.With Brown playing at the “X,” he found the back of the cage six separate times with five of those goals coming from behind-net wrap arounds.“It starts with the guys up top beating their guys. If the defense slides and starts to rotate, that makes my job really easy. I just make gains and come hard across the goal,” Brown said.But Carter was not the only Brown finding success on the field. For Johns Hopkins, junior Ryan Brown scored eight goals against the Buckeyes with one assist, giving him nine total points on the night.The game was tied nine different times as the Buckeyes struggled to pull away. But OSU redshirt-sophomore goaltender Tom Carey registered 14 saves to lead the Buckeyes’ defense.“The offense played great tonight. As a defense we didn’t play our best, but the offense had our back the whole game,” Carey said.Coach Nick Myers agreed that the OSU defense wasn’t at its best, but said he was still happy about how his team played overall.“Defensively, we knew we were going to have our hands full but I was proud of the way we fought for 60 minutes and ultimately came away with the victory,” Myers said.The win provided a lift for the Buckeyes after they fell to the Blue Jays in triple overtime last season.This time around, the OSU offense found its groove and scored more than 10 goals against Johns Hopkins for the first time in the program’s history.“We’ve been battling all week practicing so hard, but really it all starts in the back and Carey played awesome back there. We had (senior midfielder) Chris May winning faceoffs which gave us the possession, offense was just playing really simple and fast,” Brown said.Though OSU totalled 15 goals from five different players, Planning had arguably the highlight goal of the night at 13:06 in the second quarter. Sophomore attackman JT Blubaugh fed the outlet pass to Planning, who used a split dodge to beat two Hopkins defenders before rifling a shot to the back of the net.But for Planning, the night was about his teammates and the Buckeyes winning their second game in the Big Ten.“This is a whole team win, we had goals spread out throughout the entire team,” Planning said. “We are a team first and foremost. I’m so proud of what we have accomplished.”With two conference games behind them, Myers said the Buckeyes have to focus on what’s ahead.“For our men, the most important thing is to think about how to get better and get win number three next week. There will be a time to reflect on the season, but right now it’s time to get back, get our rest and improve as we head north for the weekend,” Myers said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 2 p.m. read more

Oxford University must investigate sexual harassment by staff on students amid fears

The report, commissioned by Oxford, criticised secretive drinking societies and so-called… An unpublished report written by Baroness Kennedy, obtained by The Telegraph under Freedom of Information laws, recommended last July that a review of staff discipline was taken “very soon”. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, head of Mansfield College Oxford, warned the problem could be more than twice as bad as the figures suggest, and urged Oxford to launch an inquiry. Oxford University must urgently investigate sexual violence and harassment against students by staff, one of Britain’s top lawyers has said, as new figures reveal that five dons have been disciplined over their behaviour in the last two years. 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. read more

Great Train Robberys Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

first_img TRAIN ROBBER Ronnie Biggs, whose escape from jail and decades spent on the run made him one of Britain’s most notorious criminals, died today at the age of 84, media reports said.Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years and was at the time of his death being cared for in a home in north London, according to the Press Association and Sky News, who reported his death quoting unnamed sources.Great Train RobberyThe coaches of the train involved in the 2.5 million mail robbery – the “Great Train Robbery”. Pic: PA/PA ArchiveThe gang stole the equivalent of £45 million (€52 million) in today’s money from a mail train travelling from Glasgow to London 50 years ago.The crime itself was audacious enough, but it was Biggs’ 36 years on the run and his high-profile new life in Brazil which propelled him to fame.He escaped from prison in 1965 and was finally arrested and thrown back in jail in 2001 on his voluntary return to Britain.While the train robbers’ exploits have passed into folklore, many people deplore the almost forgotten fate of the driver, Jack Mills.He was coshed over the head by another member of the gang, never recovered from his head injuries and died seven years later.The driver had stopped the train at a remote bridge at Ledburn in Buckinghamshire, northwest of London, after seeing a red signal – but it was fake, created using a glove and a battery-powered light.Once Mills was incapacitated, the gang uncoupled the engine and the first two carriages and a human chain of robbers removed 120 sacks containing 2.5 tonnes of cash.The crew left in the rest of the train did not realise anything had happened until it was too late.But the plan unravelled when the gang members abandoned plans to lie low for several weeks and instead fled from the farmhouse they had rented. The police, tipped off by a neighbour, rounded up many of them.Nine of the 16 involved went on trial in 1964 and each was given 30 years in jail, although most did not serve out the whole sentence.Biggs escaped from London’s Wandsworth prison in a furniture van 15 months later. He fled to continental Europe in a boat then underwent plastic surgery in Paris.He spent four years on the run in Australia but fled again to Brazil in 1970. He was tracked down but could not be extradited as he had fathered a Brazilian child.From his base in Rio de Janeiro he taunted the British police, aided by the British tabloids who lapped up his roguish tales.When he voluntarily returned to Britain in May 2001, he was re-imprisoned before being released on compassionate grounds in 2009.- © AFP, 2013last_img read more

Column Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland

first_imgMONDAY SAW THE publication of the first quarterly findings from the online racism reporting mechanism – This independent, third party reporting system is coordinated by the European Network Against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland) and is supported by over 30 community-based organisations. The report is itself is timely, indeed well overdue, providing as it does some insight into levels and experiences of racism in Ireland.It is well-documented that some of the first victims of austerity at an institutional level in Ireland were those charged with upholding the equality infrastructure, including the Equality Authority, the Irish Human Rights Commission and the National Consultative Commission on Racism and Intolerance (NCCRI).Between 2001 and 2008, the NCCRI collated and published detailed insights into how racism manifested and was lived by people in Ireland, shedding light on these experiences but also filling the lacuna in terms of available data on racism in Ireland. The evisceration of the NCCRI in 2008 heralded the end of these data and the potential for both official and civil actors to form informed policies to challenge racism. Thus, the mechanism not only provides a resource for those who have experienced racism, but the data that are provided can also offer some basis upon which to construct effective anti-racism policies.Reluctance to make official complaintsOne of the central benefits of the mechanism lies in its ability to offer those who have experienced racism an outlet to report their experience in confidence. As Monday’s report acknowledges, those who are targeted with racist behaviour are often reluctant to make an official report of their experience.Reasons for not making a report may include a fear of secondary victimisation; a feeling that there is no point in making a report as nothing will be done; or, more worryingly, people may be reluctant to make a report based on previous interactions with individual members of government agencies that were themselves racist – a point demonstrated in the publication in relation to An Garda Síochána.The report also goes on to document what can only be perceived as unprofessional policing on the part of certain members of An Garda Síochána when approached by those reporting experiences of racism. These fears underscore the fact that the mechanism is an invaluable resource for those who experience racism, providing people a means through which they can document their particular experiences and seek support.The gendered nature of racismThe report details how racism can manifest in Ireland predominated by hostility in the form of verbal abuse but also manifesting as physical assaults. Participants reported being targeted on the basis of their skin colour, ethnicity, religion, or a combination of these characteristics. At times these identity characteristics also intersect with a person’s gender or whether or not they have a disability. The report notes that male participants experience higher levels of physical assault than women, even though there is no difference in terms of exposure to the threat of physical violence between men and women.This raises an interesting point in terms of the gendered nature of racism and also the specificity of different ‘racisms’. Research I conducted with Muslim communities across Ireland revealed that Muslim women experienced specifically anti-Muslim racism at almost twice that of Muslim men. Central to these experiences is the identifiability of Muslim women as Muslim. Indeed, the publication notes the manner in which the wearers of the Muslim veil or hijab were targeted with verbal abuse and discriminatory behaviour on the basis of their religious identity.Importantly, the report also clearly documents and delineates the effect that being the target or the witness of a racist incident can have on the individual and their extended community. Those who made reports referred to feelings of fear, anger, helplessness, and humiliation. This resonates with international research on hate crime which time and again documents the manner in which experiences of racism do not just affect the person who was immediately targeted, but also reverberate throughout their broader community.Anti-racism policy formationThe report concludes by restating its main purpose, that is, to provide an evidentiary base for anti-racism policy formation. Given the lack of reliable data on racism in Ireland, detailed earlier this year in a report by the Integration Centre, there is no doubt that the mechanism provides a bridge to the lacuna in terms of data on racism in Ireland.There are limitations; for example, more could be done to disseminate information about the mechanism throughout the school system. Children are not immune to racism and the effect is arguably more profound. Another criticism is the limited, qualitative data provided; such data were fundamental to the reports provided by the NCCRI. However, it must be noted that the initiative is still in its infancy and these issues may be developed in the future.The data provided by the mechanism have the potential to inform those charged with constructing and implementing policies that could challenge racism. It does not mean however that the Irish State can abrogate itself from its responsibility to effectively collect and analyse data on racism in Ireland. The publication provides an important, albeit brief, snapshot of racism in Ireland.The question remains: will the state go beyond rhetoric to meaningfully engage with civil society to combat racism in Ireland?James Carr works in the Department of Sociology in the University of Limerick; his recently completed doctoral research on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland was funded by a scholarship from the Irish Research Council.Read: Racism reporting website sees reports “flood in”Read: ‘Get out, go home!’: Report details racism on Irish streetslast_img read more

The 9 at 9 Friday

first_img Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The 9 at 9: Friday It’s Friday and here’s what you need to know. By Paul Hosford Image: Shutterstock/GillianVann Friday 3 Feb 2017, 7:58 AM No Comments Image: Shutterstock/GillianVann Feb 3rd 2017, 7:58 AM 9,071 Views Short URL EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #SURGERIES: New figures show that 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month.2. #JAILED: Two men who attacked a bin man and a garda because their bin wasn’t collected have been jailed.3. #CONCUSSIONS: A new study suggests that adult soccer players who regularly head the ball are three times more likely to show concussion symptoms.4. #IRELAND ONLINE: Demand for .ie domain names is dropping, but international demand is rising.5. #SNAPCHAT: Social media site Snapchat is aiming to raise $3 billion as it sells shares on the stock market.6. #ALL ABOUT EU: Enda Kenny meets with EU leaders in Malta today, but British Prime Minister Theresa May will be locked out of a second session meeting.7. #TAYTO PARK: The father of a girl who broke her neck on the Cú Chulainn rollercoaster in Tayto Park says there needs to be a state agency to investigate such injuries.8. #BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE: Senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway has used “The Bowling Green massacre” as justification for the administration’s travel ban – an event which never happened.9. #RUNNING MATES: Fianna Fáil TD Pat Casey says it “wasn’t easy” for him to take the news Stephen Donnelly was joining the party.last_img read more

New stadium will take Spurs to next step – Lloris

first_imgTottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hailed their “fantastic” new stadium and says it will “bring the club to the next step”.The opening of the Spurs new stadium continues to be delayed amid reports of electrical and structural issues.The club released a statement on Wednesday saying that their clash against Manchester United on January 13 will be hosted at Wembley stadium.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We knew at the beginning of the season we were very excited, we knew we would have a chance to play in the new stadium,” Lloris told Sky Sports.“We don’t really know when it’s going to happen. There’s a lot of expectation from the players because it’s something fantastic for the club and will bring the club to the next step.”Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Thursday said that he hopes the new stadium would be ready to host their first Champions League last-16 tie in February next year.last_img read more

San Diego County School closures 111418

first_img Updated: 6:16 PM KUSI Newsroom November 13, 2018 Posted: November 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img San Diego County School closures 11/14/18 Del Lago Academy – Campus of Applied Science in the Escondido Union High School DistrictSolana Santa Fe School in the Solana Beach School District The safety and security of students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance to schools across the county. Because San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has activated a public safety power shutoff in certain parts of the county, the following districts and schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 14.DistrictsJulian Union School DistrictJulian Union High School DistrictSpencer Valley School DistrictRancho Santa Fe School DistrictSchools This article will be continually updated. last_img read more

Dallas Seavey Wins The 2015 Iditarod

first_imgDallas Seavey has won the 2015 Iditarod. (Photo via KNOM)Dallas Seavey crossed under the burled arch in Nome at 4:13 a..m. Wednesday, securing his second-consecutive Iditarod win and his third four years.This is his third win in four years.The 27-year old musher says he’s not the only young member of his team.  Many of his dogs are only three years old.“This team’s going to have a long future, and we’ve trained them that way all the way back to 2013 when we kind of put the brakes on and finished in a strong fourth, rather than trying to race for third or second,” Seavey said. “We were preserving this team because there is so much talent.”Some sled dogs can race beyond the age of eight.  Seavey says is team has a long future of competitive mushing ahead.“You’re going to see these guys coming back again and again and again. That’s our focus is consistently being in the top.”The repeat champion says he has enjoyed his previous wins, but he says this year’s championship is particularly meaningful.“This team was a team that could dominate, and they did, so that was pretty awesome,” he said. “So as far as them being able to easily do what I asked them to do? This team was the most fun to run in that regard.”He finished the race in 8 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds.Download AudioSeavey made the 22 mile run from Safety, the Iditarod’s final stop before the finish line in Nome, in three hours.Josh: APRN trail reporter Emily Schwing is in Nome. Good Morning Emily.Emily: Good morning, Josh.Josh: Emily, what’s it like in Nome this morning?Emily: Well, there is a crowd, but compared to previous years, it’s a little smaller and people aren’t nearly as exuberant as I’ve seen them at previous Iditarod finishes. However, they were in great spirits when Dallas Seavey crossed the finish line with 9 dogs this morning and one in the [sled] bag.Josh: This is Dallas Seavey’s third championship. What do you think is different about this win in comparison to others.Emily: Yeah, this team that he’s running is a real special team to Dallas. This is the first time he’s run this race where he’s working with dogs that he’s had since they were puppies. In previous years, you know, he’s had dogs that he’s purchased from other kennels. But, I think his attachment to his team on this one is a little bit more meaningful.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.last_img read more

2 children drown in Chapainawabganj

first_imgTwo children drowned while taking bath in a pond in Jinarpur village of Gomostapur upazila in Chapainawabganj on Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Naim, 4, son of Shahidul Islam of Jinarpur village, and Siam, 5, son of Mizanur Rahman of Mastarpara village of the upazila.Officer-in-Charge of Gomostapur police station Jasim Uddin said the cousins drowned while taking bath in a pond near their houses.Locals later took the boys to the upazila health complex where physicians pronounced them dead.last_img

Analysis Another Mass Shooting And A Fresh Chance To Act

first_imgREUTERS/Jonathan BachmanTen roses left in memory of the victims killed in a shooting at the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe on May 20, 2018.Poke around on the internet and you’ll turn up article after article about guns and government and politics — the arguments that sprout every time there is another mass shooting.This is another chance to fix things. It’s discouraging that we and our political leaders have blown so many chances, but here’s another one.We’re either going to work things out or get used to things as they are.This is about the Texas shootings last week at Santa Fe High School and six months ago at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, but it’s also about the state’s slow Hurricane Harvey recovery, especially for people waiting to get back into their old homes or into new ones.It’s about the frustratingly persistent contracting snafus at one of the biggest government agencies in the United States, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.It’s about the fouled up property tax and school finance system that the Texas Legislature can’t seem to solve without orders from a high court — orders that, in the most recent litigation, never came.It’s about the dangerous guard shortage at the Telford Unit of the Texas prison system, where there are at least 200 fewer guards than the current number of inmates requires.Unresolved election laws, from voter ID to redistricting to aging electronic voting machines. Low turnout. Rising tuition at public colleges and universities. Transportation. Immigration.These are problems we all know about — that we’ve known about for a long, long time. They’re the regular content of political campaigns, legislative arguments, court fights and protest rallies.If Texas is a family, this is the big jar full of chores sitting in the kitchen. We know what’s in it. We just can’t seem to stop bitching at each other long enough to reach in, pull one out of the jar, and get to work.Last Friday’s shooting in Santa Fe is the newest of these and seems to have roused top officials in Texas, at the very least, into new rhetoric. “Thoughts and prayers” have given way to “we must do something,” even among those in leadership positions who are better known for their hardline defense of gun laws than for their active responses to prevent future mass murders.“We need to do more than to just pray for the victims and their families,” Gov. Greg Abbott said on Friday. “It’s time in Texas than we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again in the history of the state of Texas.”Ours is a reactive form of government. Things happen. Officials say stuff. The public either bears down or goes quiet, waiting for the next spin of the wheel, for the next thing to happen. Elected officials watch the public for signs of what has to be done. They are remarkably responsive and quick when the public is focused and demanding. They are also sensitive enough to public opinion to know when they’ve done all they need to do.Sutherland Springs brought a new round of promises of action — so far without action. Now Santa Fe has spurred a new wave of promises.It would be easy to note that the state hasn’t done a lot to stop these kinds of shootings after previous incidents, but that’s not a particularly effective way to change the world. It’s easy to blame the elected officials, but it’s worth looking at the public, too — to wonder if we’re the real reason for the official reactions.Cynicism is easy. The harder thing is to be optimistic in spite of recent history, to take the governor and others at their word — to pull this particular problem out of that jar of problems facing Texas and to get to work on it.If the pain and shock of losing innocent Texans in churches and schools spurs us to do something this time, to demand changes on top of all those thoughts and prayers — before the Santa Fe High killings begin to disappear into modern history like Sutherland Springs and Parkland and thousands of other man-made disasters — maybe we can get a result this time. Maybe that would show everyone how make a turn on other problems.If government officials can make progress on knots as difficult, divisive and expensive as gun laws and mental health issues, maybe they’ll find more to do than to provide pastoral care, than providing sympathy and trying to make us feel better with speeches.Maybe they can work their way to the bottom of that jar. Sharelast_img read more

Full Show Phillip Aronoff Candidate Interview And Developing The First Artificial Heart

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:32 Listen Xcenter_img On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Houston’s hosting the state’s latest battle against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program tomorrow. The federal court hearing will weigh the Lone Star State’s request to end the program. We consider what’s at stake for DACA recipients.We begin our series of interviews with candidates running in the November election with a conversation with Republican Phillip Aronoff, who’s running to represent Congressional District 29.Also this hour: We learn how the first fully functioning artificial heart was developed. Texas Monthly writer Mimi Swartz chronicles it in her new book Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart.And we take a behind-the-scenes look at Houston’s 311 call center.We offer a free, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Mamata urges people to end plastic pollution

first_imgKolkata: In a tweet on the occasion of Earth Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged people to put an end to plastic pollution to ensure a clean environment. “On the occasion of Earth Day, let us pledge to keep our environment clean. We can take a step in this direction by putting an end to plastic pollution,” Banerjee tweeted this morning.Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.last_img

60 hours of thunderstorm warnings now issued for North Staffordshire and South

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThree Met Office weather warnings for thunderstorms are now in place across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire – with heavy rain forecast across the area. The first of the yellow weather warnings, which cover most of England and Wales, is now set to come into force at noon on Sunday (June 23) and lasts until 11.59pm that night. Yesterday the Met Office said the warning would come into force at 3pm, but this has now been moved forward. The next two warnings are in force for 24 hours each on Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25 – with the last one no longer in force from 11.59pm on Tuesday night. Up to 55mm of rain may fall in the space of a few hours, according to the warning on Sunday. The warning states:  “Spells of rain are expected to affect many areas at times from Sunday afternoon, moving northwards and perhaps turning heavy and thundery in some areas. Where thunderstorms develop, 20 to 30 mm rain may fall in some places in an hour, and close to 50 mm of rain may fall in two or three hours.” Read MorePolice arrest 12 people in historic child abuse investigation in Stoke-on-Trent Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window What is a Met Office Weather Warning?The Met Office issue weather warnings when there is a risk of weather causing damage, disruption or danger to life. Generally warnings will be issued for heavy rain, wind, ice or snow. They come in three categories. Yellow: The lowest of the three. Yellow means you should plan ahead about potential disruption to travel and other day-to-day activities. These are the most common. Amber: A step up from Yellow, an Amber warning means there is an increased risk of disruption/danger to life and property. Red: These are only issued when ‘extreme weather’ is expected. When one is issued the Met Office advise immediate action is taken to keep yourself and others safe as widespread damage, disruption and risk to life is likely. Red warnings are extremely rare anywhere in the UK and almost unknown in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.   On Monday the ‘heavy thundery rain’ is expected to continue moving northwards before some areas clear at around midday. That weather warning adds:  “Isolated heavy thunderstorms may then develop across much of England and Wales during the afternoon, with the greatest potential being towards the southeast. “Further heavy thundery rain may then arrive across southern parts of England late in the day. In areas affected by the thundery rain 20-40mm may fall widely, with peaks of 60mm possible across parts of northern England. In areas affected by isolated heavy thunderstorms, very locally in excess of 40mm may fall in an hour.” Gusty winds, large hailstones and lightning are also likely throughout Tuesday. The warning for that day states:  “Thunderstorms are expected across parts of England and Wales at times on Tuesday. Storms are likely to spread north from France early in the day, before developing more widely later. Whilst some places may miss storms altogether, where they do develop 20-30 mm of rain could fall in one hour, with a few spots perhaps seeing as much as 40-60 mm in one hour, which is very unusual for the UK. Large hail, lightning and gusty winds are also likely.” Buxton Weather Watch, a social media page dedicated to providing weather updates in the Peak District town and surrounding areas said;  “Met office thunderstorms warning from midday Sunday until midnight Wednesday/Thursday morning. “Fairly scarce at first, becoming potentially widespread and extreme later in the warning period.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.last_img read more

The Role of Dose Tracking Systems in Radiation Safety Programs

first_img Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more PreviousNext Philips DoseWise takes the exam dose summary and sends it to the EMR so the data is pre-populated when the physician logs into the voice recognition software. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Related Content Dose must be recorded for all fluoroscopy and CT exams, with CTDI, dose-length product (DLP) and air kerma values as the specified metrics. It is up to each facility to determine its own acceptable dose threshold and to notify patients if that threshold is exceeded. The Texas law also contains provisions on radiation safety training for all staff that will be performing CT and fluoroscopy procedures. Dose Registry IntegrationWhile regulatory pressure is certainly one driver for improved radiation dose monitoring, many hospitals have an intrinsic interest in improving their performance. Dose registries allow them to compare themselves against other hospitals across the nation using aggregated, anonymized data as benchmarks. Arguably the most prominent such registry is the American College of Radiology’s Dose Index Registry (DIR), which segments the country into five regions. Participating institutions are given periodic feedback reports comparing their results by body part and exam type to the aggregated results. The Future of Dose TrackingAt the moment, dose tracking is a retrospective activity — it can really only monitor events as they happen and shed light on them after the fact. Eventually, the goal is to have the technology evolve into a predictive analytics tool — a feat that Siewko and Österholm both say could be accomplished in the very near future. “I would say it’s not more than a year or so away,” Österholm predicted. Siewko talked about being able to look at a patient’s record prior to administering an exam to see what their current exposure level is at and whether they had another exam recently. This would allow the physician and/or radiologist to decide if the patient can tolerate additional exposure or if an alternative exam might be preferred. To help better integrate the data with EMRs, many systems already allow use of voice recognition (VR) to enhance data collection. DoseWise, for example, will take the exam dose summary and send it off to the EMR so the data is pre-populated when the physician logs in to the VR software Cloud-based dose tracking software makes it easier to expand your collaborative network. (Image courtesy of Sectra) The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Related Radiation Dose Management ContentVIDEO: Eye-tracking For Dose Reduction in the Cath LabVIDEO: Radiation Dose Monitoring in Medical ImagingRead the article “States Making A Difference in Radiation Safety.”Read the article “Discussion on CT Dose Reduction.”center_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Cloud-based dose tracking software makes it easier to expand your collaborative network. (Image courtesy of Sectra)For all the benefits of medical imaging, most forms come with the inherent danger of radiation exposure. Public radiation exposure has increased significantly overall in the last 30 years, and according to a 2006 report from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), medical imaging accounted for nearly half (48 percent) of all public exposure that year. Several high-profile cases of excessive radiation exposure due to medical imaging have brought the discussion into the public eye, which in turn has spurred greater focus on radiation safety among healthcare facilities and their various regulatory bodies.As hospitals begin to expand or create radiation safety programs, the emergence of dose tracking software has provided a new, critical tool for collecting, measuring, analyzing and reporting patient dose — activities that have been difficult until recently. One-stop Dose MonitoringThe advent of dose tracking software in the last decade or so has, for the first time, allowed hospitals and radiology departments to aggregate all of their dose data in one place, protected behind firewalls. Rather than simply tracking patient dose and scanner output, however, these next-generation systems allow users to take a deep dive into the data to help with quality improvement, training and a host of other functions. Dose tracking software collects exam dose data either directly from the scanner or from the picture archiving and communication system (PACS). “From a safety point of view, it’s better to take information from the machines because we know that technologists don’t always send every image to the PACS,” said Dominic Siewko, clinical marketing manager for DoseWise solutions at Philips, during a presentation at the 2016 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) meeting in August. Nearly all modalities are compatible with dose tracking software (with the exception of some nuclear medicine modalities, as dose is not measured directly from the machine).  Data SharingWhile automated data collection is a critical first step in dose monitoring, the data is only effective when seen by the right people. Most dose tracking software includes a mechanism to disseminate information from its central source to any and all who need access. Some systems keep the data on a physical server either on- or off-site, while others operate as cloud-based systems. This type of setup allows easier, but still protected, access across multiple locations and devices. Cloud-based dose tracking software also makes it easier to expand your collaborative network, according to Anders Österholm, vice president, sales operations for Sectra North America. “If two facilities were to merge and they were both using the same system, you could connect them with a single click,” he said. For example, when a Connecticut health system of five hospitals implemented DoseTrack, Österholm said each hospital initially wanted to focus on its own data, so five separate “buckets” were created. Radiation Safety CommitteesOnce the dose tracking capabilities are in place, the next question is who should have access to the data, and what should they do with it. According to Siewko, many hospitals already have radiation safety committees, but their responsibilities may vary from one hospital to the next. New Joint Commission standards that went into effect in September now require a specific committee to review computed tomography (CT) protocol; however, the standards do not specify how often a review must take place. Once the committee is established, the metrics for monitoring dose must be determined. A variety of parameters can be used to measure radiation dose, many of which can be accommodated in dose tracking software. Each measure looks at dose in a different way:• Diagnostic reference levels (DRL) are determined using a phantom, and are not intended for commercial or regulatory purposes. Rather, they are an internal benchmark that, if exceeded, indicate an investigation should be conducted. Computed tomography dose index volume (CTDIvol) is one of the most frequently used DRLs for CT.• Reference levels (RL), not to be confused with DRLs, are derived from real patient exam results. As a result, RLs are most appropriate for use with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures due to the high degree of variability and potential sources of error. • For facilities that are consistently unable to meet DRLs, achievable dose (AD) offers a lower stepping stone for dose optimization. Regardless of what information users want to monitor, dose tracking software allows the relevant parties to more easily set goals for radiation safety performance. “In most cases it’s a matter of gathering up the data and starting to compare the protocols that should be generating the same amount of radiation,” said Österholm. He used an example of a customer in Cleveland who used DoseTrack to compare the protocols among their various CT scanners. “Once he started seeing the data, he had an idea that one CT was worse than another,” Österholm shared, and the customer was able to adjust the protocols on the deficient scanner. Regulatory ComplianceAs with many current changes in healthcare, new regulatory guidelines are pushing many hospitals to adopt or at least consider dose tracking software. If asked to identify a particular source of persuasion, most healthcare facilities would likely point to the Joint Commission, which released new regulations for hospital imaging departments this past summer that went into effect Sept. 1. Siewko said that he was expecting the Joint Commission to begin requiring inclusion of the patient’s dose history in the EMR, but that it has not happened yet. “What I’ve heard is that it was still too much, too soon to have all this integration,” he told the audience at AHRA. CT machines are also subject to the XR-29 “Smart Dose” standard, which was released by the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) in 2013 and went into effect Jan. 1 of this year. XR-29 specifies four attributes of CT scanners that must be monitored to help reduce dose, including:• DICOM-compliant radiation dose structured reporting;• Dose check features;• Automatic exposure control; and• Reference adult and pediatric protocols.Individual states have even begun contemplating dose reporting laws, though California and Texas are the only states to have passed legislation to date. California’s SB 1237 went into effect in 2012, requiring hospitals and clinics that use CT X-ray systems to record the dose on every CT study produced during the administration of a CT exam; the dose must be verified annually by a medical physicist unless the facility is accredited. A second provision, enacted in 2013, required accreditation by a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-recognized organization. Texas followed suit with its own radiation safety and reporting law in 2013 as an amendment to Title 25 of the Texas Administrative Code. Under the terms (administrated by the Texas Department of State Health Services), facilities that perform fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures and CT exams are required to form radiation protocol committees that must include:• A licensed physician (or a radiologist or radiation oncologist for CT);• A licensed medical physicist;• The radiation safety officer; and• Other individuals as deemed necessary. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | Radiology Imaging | November 01, 2016 | By Jeff Zagoudis The Role of Dose Tracking Systems in Radiation Safety Programs For the first time, hospitals and healthcare professionals can see all of a patient’s dose information in one place, allowing them to better optimize dose to improve patient safety News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read morelast_img read more

Technology Features of Remote Viewing Systems for Radiology

first_img Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Considerations When Purchasing a Remote Viewing SystemThere are several questions hospitals should ask when planning for a new remote image viewing system. These include:   Where in the electronic medical record (EMR) do you plan to place the viewer button?   Consider how you want the viewer to launch and present imaging data. Will it launch into a specific study with the report, or should it include a list of all imaging studies for that patient?   If using the viewing system for a vendor neutral archive (VNA) or enterprise implementation, consider what types of files will need to be accessed by the viewer. These may include files formatted for PDF, JPEG, XML and various video file types required by departments, and may include cardiology ECG waveforms, available light photos from dermatology, pathology or the emergency department, and video from surgery and sports medicine.   Is the remote viewing system compatible with your EMR?   Can data transfer bi-directionally, so the image being opened can be modified and/or edited?   Does the system allow mobile device access such as a tablet or smartphone?   Can referring physicians access the images outside of the EMR? Some hospitals that have installed such systems have found that the referring physicians are among the biggest users.   Does the viewer use server-side processing? This can allow large datasets to be opened and manipulated on small devices such as smartphones.   Does the viewer support native advanced visualization? These features can save time and reduce the need for additional logins or software.   Does the system allow for both image viewing and image sharing? There is a difference between these functions. Sharing means the images and reports can be downloaded. The image viewing only allows for looking at the images and no edits or downloads can be made.    How is data secured and does it meet HIPAA? Image courtesy of Vital ImagesThe implementation of electronic health records (EHR) has created an expectation that all patient data, including images, should be available in one location. Today, reports describing images are not enough, as many referring physicians want to see the images, and many use them to help guide therapies. This has caused an increased demand to exchange medical images in the various departments of healthcare settings. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports that North America had an increasing number of imaging procedures for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the U.S., 76 million CT scans were performed in 2013 and 81.2 million in 2014, representing an increase of around 7 percent. This growth is also seen across the globe. Developed regions such as North America and Europe together accounted for the highest share in 2015 and are expected to maintain their leading position from 2016 to 2022, due to increase in demand for medical informatics technology and high adoption rate of technologically advanced healthcare IT systems. This is driving further demand for systems that share digital images and reports. Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Remote Viewing Systems Comparison ChartITN has created a Remote Viewing Systems comparison chart of the specifications for these systems. This will require a login, but it is free and only takes a minute to register. The chart includes many manufacturers of Remote Viewing Systems that are available in the United States. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Incorporation of Artificial IntelligenceSome vendors are going beyond just enabling access to images and reports and using artificial intelligence (AI) to review the study and offer additional data to speed workflow and save radiologists time. AI can pull in all relevant patient data from the electronic medical record that would be important for review of a study. AI also can pre-fetch all prior imaging studies that are relevant to the order or the anatomy being reviewed. At HIMSS 2017 in February, Agfa showed an integration of IBM’s Watson AI technology within its remote viewing system. The example they showed was a lung X-ray exam, where the AI read the order and viewed the image and determined it was a lung with a high probability of small lung cancer and evidence of prior lung resection. The AI pulled in patient history relevant to the patient smoking and prior exams and oncology records related to lung surgery, radiation therapy treatments and chest imaging for side-by-side comparison with the current exam. This was all gathered when the radiologist opened the exam and was immediately available to them. Philips Healthcare showed a similar application at HIMSS using its own adaptive intelligence developed for the Illumeo enterprise management tool. When a study is opened, the radiologist can hover over specific anatomy to open an onscreen icon menu. They can click to open reports or related studies.  The AI will pull in all priors and open the datasets to the exact orientation and slice as shown in the current study. The example Philips showed was of a tumor tracking study where the priors are important for quantification of tumor size.   News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | Remote Viewing Systems | May 05, 2017 | By Dave Fornell Technology Features of Remote Viewing Systems for Radiology This article originally ran as an introduction to the Remote Viewing Systems comparison chart in the May 2017 issue. The chart can be viewed here. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.last_img read more