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
U.S. report on COVID response says Atlas strategy caused deaths
June 22, 2022 -- A new report issued by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic blames controversial neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas for a strategy that led to thousands of "preventable" deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  Discuss
Biden signs MAMMO Act to improve breast imaging for veterans
June 7, 2022 -- President Joe Biden on June 7 signed the Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options for Veterans Act (the MAMMO Act), legislation that would improve breast imaging services for military veterans.  Discuss
Virtual conferences fall short for networking, social interaction
June 7, 2022 -- Virtual radiology conferences generally got high marks in a new international survey published in European Radiology on June 2. But they fell short in one key area: a lack of social contact and networking opportunities.  Discuss
GE contrast plant in Shanghai to approach full production next week
June 2, 2022 -- There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the global shortage of iodinated contrast media. GE Healthcare said on June 2 that a contrast manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China, will return to close to 100% production of contrast media next week.  Discuss
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