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
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
RSNA to require vaccination proof at 2021 annual meeting
August 12, 2021 -- Attendees and exhibitors at the upcoming RSNA 2021 annual meeting in Chicago will be required to demonstrate proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the society announced on August 12.  Discuss
CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire
July 21, 2021 -- A proposal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to its proposed Radiation Oncology (RO) Model for radiation therapy services is drawing criticism from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).  Discuss
Amazon announces availability of HealthLake cloud repository
July 15, 2021 -- Internet services giant Amazon Web Services has announced that its HealthLake cloud-based data repository is now available for use by healthcare and life sciences organizations.  Discuss
ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago
July 8, 2021 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has announced that it is moving ahead with an in-person annual meeting in Chicago October 24-27. The group has opened registration for the meeting on its website.  Discuss