Brian Casey

Brian joined in 1999 and was the website's founding editor in chief. He has 26 years of experience in radiology journalism, previously working for Diagnostic Imaging Scan newsletter and Diagnostic Imaging magazine.

He holds a bachelor's degree in radio-television from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in radio-television from San Francisco State University. His area of focus is in digital x-ray technologies. 

Articles by this author
Radiology salaries edge higher in latest SalaryScan numbers
May 25, 2022 -- Salaries for radiology professionals edged higher in 2021, as both radiologists and radiologic technologists enjoyed rising incomes. The latest figures for's annual survey of benefits and compensation found that salaries for technologists, in particular, hit a milestone last year.  Discuss
Staffing costs continue to vex administrators in Q1 MICI data
May 5, 2022 -- Concerns about staffing costs continue to vex radiology administrators, according to data from the first quarter of 2022 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Hospitals and radiology departments are facing both rising labor costs and staffing shortages.  Discuss
FDA says AI doesn't exclude LVO cases from radiologist review
April 11, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software shouldn't be used to rule out cases of intracranial large-vessel occlusion (LVO) from radiologist review, according to an advisory issued April 11 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Discuss
CMS again delays start of RO Model for radiation therapy payments
April 6, 2022 -- A major restructuring of the way the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pay for radiation therapy treatments, the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (RO Model), has been delayed again -- this time into the indefinite future.  Discuss
FDA issues warning on iodinated contrast use in young kids
March 30, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a new warning to the prescribing information for iodinated contrast media, advising of the health risk of contrast use in children younger than 3 years who have thyroid issues.  Discuss
Fujifilm Sonosite sues Butterfly Network over POCUS patents
March 9, 2022 -- In a legal clash of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) titans, Fujifilm Sonosite has filed litigation against Butterfly Network charging that company with violating its patents for acquiring ultrasound images at the point of care with handheld scanners.  Discuss
Twitter activity plunges during virtual conferences
January 24, 2022 -- The shift to virtual conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic could have an unexpected consequence -- a plunge in Twitter activity during virtual meetings, according to a study published January 20 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
Micro-X makes RSNA debut with miniaturized x-ray technology
December 23, 2021 -- Australian x-ray developer Micro-X made its RSNA debut last month, displaying its carbon nanotube miniaturized x-ray tube technology. The company plans to leverage the design to offer x-ray systems that are lighter and more portable than existing systems.  Discuss
Volume rebounds, but so do labor costs for imaging admins
December 21, 2021 -- Medical imaging volume continues to grow strongly as radiology recovers from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. But rising labor costs are bedeviling radiology administrators, according to survey results for the fourth quarter of 2021 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index.  Discuss
New MRI scanners drive Philips products at RSNA 2021
December 1, 2021 -- Two new MRI scanners at 3-tesla and 1.5-tesla field strengths are among the new product launches at RSNA 2021 for Philips. The company is also demonstrating a midrange CT scanner and a new interventional suite that combines CT with angiography.  Discuss