Brian Casey

Brian joined AuntMinnie.com 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
GE to split up, creating independent GE Healthcare
November 9, 2021 -- Industrial conglomerate GE said on November 9 that it plans to split into three separate companies. The move will result in GE Healthcare becoming an independent company, separate from GE's aviation and energy businesses.  Discuss
Release of final Medicare payment rates raises ire of physician groups
November 2, 2021 -- A number of healthcare groups are protesting final rules on Medicare 2022 payment released late on November 2 by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services. The rules lock in a number of payment cuts for healthcare providers.  Discuss
Canon pulls out of in-person RSNA, ASTRO shows to focus on virtual
October 6, 2021 -- Canon Medical said it will not attend the in-person versions of the upcoming RSNA and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conferences and instead will focus on exhibiting virtually at these meetings.  Discuss
FDA clears Siemens photon-counting CT scanner
September 30, 2021 -- A photon-counting CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a move the FDA said was the "first major imaging device advancement" in CT in nearly a decade.  Discuss
GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for $1.5B
September 23, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgical visualization developer BK Medical for $1.45 billion. GE said the acquisition will help its $3 billion ultrasound business expand into surgical and therapeutic interventions.  Discuss
Falling MRI scanner kills worker at Utah hospital
September 15, 2021 -- An MRI scanner that was being relocated killed a worker on September 15 when it fell to the ground outside the University of Utah Hospital. Another worker was injured in the incident, which is under investigation.  Discuss
CMS to kill payment program for 'breakthrough' medical devices
September 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to kill its Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology program, which was developed under the Trump administration to accelerate Medicare reimbursement for "breakthrough" medical devices.  Discuss
COVID-19 forces Fla. radiation oncologist to postpone care
August 26, 2021 -- A news report from Florida highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting patients with other diseases. A radiation oncologist in Tampa was forced to turn away a transfer patient because his hospital was full of patients sick from COVID-19.  Discuss
FDA asks for more info on Nanox multisource x-ray filing
August 19, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked Israeli x-ray developer Nanox for additional information regarding the regulatory submission for its Nanox.ARC multisource x-ray system to correct what the agency said were "deficiencies" in the submission.  Discuss
Staffing costs a concern for radiology admins in MICI Q3 poll
August 18, 2021 -- Despite a rebound in imaging volume, radiology administrators are concerned about rising costs for staff like radiologic technologists, according to survey results for the third quarter of 2021 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss