OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an off-the-cuff remark he made during a town hall meeting about making the word mankind more inclusive was an attempt at humour that backfired — a joke that he now appears to regret.In an exchange between Trudeau and a woman asking about religious charities at the Edmonton event, Trudeau interjected when she used the word mankind, telling her he preferred to say peoplekind.The remark caught the attention of media outlets outside Canada, including one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s favourite TV shows, “Fox and Friends,” which ridiculed Trudeau for the comment during a broadcast Tuesday.Prominent British TV broadcaster Piers Morgan and Australian columnist Rita Panahi were also critical of Trudeau for being too politically correct.The Opposition Conservatives also got in a few jabs, with deputy Tory leader Lisa Raitt urging the prime minister to “person up” during a testy exchange in the House of Commons.On his way into a Liberal caucus meeting today, Trudeau admitted his track record at telling jokes was a bad one, and his peoplekind comment only made it worse.“I made a dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral in the room on the ‘peoplekind’ comment,” Trudeau said without being prompted by reporters.“It played well in the room and in context. Out of context, it doesn’t play so well,” he added.“It’s a little reminder to me that I shouldn’t be making jokes even when I think they’re funny.”The unwanted attention over the remark comes as the prime minister heads to the U.S. today in hopes of selling Canada’s virtues stateside.He begins his trip in Chicago, where he’s expected to promote the benefits of progressive trade in front of university students.Trudeau was at the top of the list of speakers requested by students at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.
Samsung’s annual Hope for Children Gala is set for June, 4, 2012, in New York City, and boasts a guest list including Jennifer Hudson, First Lady Laura Bush, John Legend and many more.The annual philanthropic fundraiser raises funds for several high profile charitable organizations, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation and foundations headed by Arnold Palmer, Dan Marino, Jimmie Johnson and Jennifer Lopez.Earlier this month, ’What’s Trending’ announced a unique partnership with the Samsung Hope for Children Gala to support and host the official live streamed Red Carpet show on June 4 from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.Through Hope for Children, Samsung works with its partners and charitable organizations headed or chosen by well-known public figures to promote their respective organizations’ objectives in the areas of children’s health, education and sustainability.This year’s guest list also includes Boomer Esiason, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Joe Torre, Jason Taylor, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Kevin & Danielle Jonas. Past celebrity attendance has included Demi Moore, Jason Mraz and more.For more information visit www.fourseasonsofhope.com.Samsung Hope for Children was developed with a strategic focus on programs dedicated to helping children share the wonder of life, learning and our planet. This effort was designed to emphasize Samsung’s long-standing commitment of raising national awareness and funds for deserving foundations, hospitals and schools that make a noticeable difference in communities.Copyright ©2012Look to the Stars
He said that students obtaining degrees from SAITM cannot be registered by the SLMC as doctors.Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the JVP requested the SLMC to ensure SAITM students are not registered as doctors owing to outside pressure. He said that allowing SAITM to operate goes against the free education policy of the Government. (Colombo Gazette) The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today had discussions with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on the medical degrees offered by the SAITM university.JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that SAITM medical degrees cannot be accepted in Sri Lanka.
Tomorrow marks the start of Fire Prevention Week.So far this year, there have been 185 structure fires in Hamilton, and many of the buildings did not have working smoke alarms.Today, volunteers accompanied by Hamilton firefighters went door-to-door offering residents in one neighbourhood free installations and replacements.It’s not an uncommon sight in Hamilton’s Keith neighbourhood, fires that may have been preventable.“In Hamilton, probably about 55% of homes we find don’t have working smoke alarms,” says John Verbeek, Assistant Chief Fire Prevention Officer.So today, the the Hamilton fire department together with volunteers with the Keith Neighbourhood Installation Team, also known as “KNIT”, and some high school students, went house to house installing alarms for residents free of charge.In Ontario it is law to have working fire alarms.“Your smoke alarms have to be installed on every floor level of your home and outside of all the sleeping areas of your home. It is extremely important in your home because people don’t realize how quickly a fire can spread. A fire can grow from a small fire to something that can engulf a room within a couple of minutes,” says Verbeek.For those who already have a smoke alarm installed, maintenance is also very important. It’s advised that you test your smoke alarms once a month, replace the batteries at least once a year, and replace the smoke alarm itself every ten years.It’s also important that everyone in your home knows exactly what to do when the smoke alarm goes off.For all the volunteers and firefighters out in the neighbourhood today, it was about one thing: simply improving safety. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
OPP, Haldimand County Fire Services and Haldimand County paramedics responded to a fire at about 1 a.m. Monday that caused damage to a business at a Highway 6, Caledonia.Haldimand County Fire Services extinguished the fire that was contained to the front area of the structure and confirmed there were no occupants inside. The cause of the fire at this time has not been determined and it remains under investigation.OPP continue to investigate is asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or who may have any information regarding this incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.
Reporting on the findings of a UNEP assessment carried out for three weeks in October, Achim Steiner said samples taken from 32 sites south and north of the Litani river found “no evidence of penetrators or metal made of DU or other radioactive material.”He further stated that “no DU shrapnel, or other radioactive residue, was found. The analysis of all smear samples taken shows no DU, nor enriched uranium nor higher than natural uranium content in the samples.”During the fieldwork, the UNEP did confirm the use of “white phosphorous-containing artillery and mortar ammunition by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF),” Mr. Steiner added.Mr. Steiner said his agency echoed earlier findings which recognized “the huge number of cluster bombs with a low detonation rate dropped by the IDF over the last days before the ceasefire as the main remaining problem to return to normal life in the affected regions.”The experts covered the following disciplines; asbestos; contaminated land; coastal and marine issues; solid and hazardous waste management; surface and ground water; weapons and munitions. “From these respective disciplines a wide range of samples were transported to three independent and recognized laboratories in Europe for tests,” the UNEP chief explained.
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer made his weekly appearance on the Big Ten teleconference Tuesday afternoon and discussed the improved play of the offensive line, the emergence of sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott and his comfort level with the team thus far.The Buckeyes are 3-1 on the season following a 50-28 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday night. Meyer said after Saturday’s win over Cincinnati his offensive line has “crossed the barrier” and added he believes the offense has developed depth and more of an identity. He named redshirt-junior Chase Farris as someone who has improved and is earning playing time on the offensive line. He said that with the return of senior tight end Jeff Heuerman from injury to go along with the improved line play that the Buckeyes have more of an offensive identity now. Meyer said he believes the performance of Elliott is a product of better offensive line play. Meyer said the running back position as a unit is the hardest working group on the team. He gave credit to running backs coach Stan Drayton and said Elliott is among the top two or three hardest workers on the team. He said after evaluating the pass defense, he doesn’t think there is a lack of talent, rather a lack of execution. He said young corners in the secondary simply need to play better, singling out redshirt-freshmen Gareon Conley and Eli Apple as players who need to improve. Meyer said his comfort level with his team is night and day from where it was week one against Navy. He said the biggest challenge for the Buckeyes going into Saturday’s game against Maryland will be slowing down the Terrapin offensive skill players. Meyer added that Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will greatly test OSU as he is the leading passer and rusher for Maryland.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday at noon at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.
With the latest chapter of the Harry Potter saga now in theaters, it is easy to forget that “long ago in galaxy far, far away” there was another Dark Lord, or rather a Dark “Sith Lord” that ruled others with evil powers.Sadly we will never know what would happen if these two forces faced off with one another. However, thanks to the good people at Smoosh.com, we can take a look at their evil existence and see which dark lord is the most vile and revered.As much as I enjoy Star Wars, Voldemort has my vote for the best baddie for killing “Robert Patterson” alone. But then, that is solely because I have never been a fan of the Twilight movies, nor the hype surrounding them.AdChoices广告Read more a Smoosh, via Geekologie
Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 conference is a great place for Qualcomm and their partners to show off the things we’ll all see in our phones over the coming months. ArcSoft took to the stage yesterday to show off their new NightHawk software, and the positive effects it will have on your ability to take photos with your smartphone.You’ve probably never heard of ArcSoft. You won’t find an app with their impressive suite of image enhancing and photo manipulation tools in the Google Play Store anytime soon, but the chances are good that you’ve frequently used their software in other forms. ArcSoft licenses their technologies to smartphone manufacturers, who then build it into their camera apps as added features. Their latest set of features, which have been bundled into a package currently called NightHawk, places a premium on being able to enhance photos and video in real time.NightHawk includes software based blur and noise reduction, large edits that include the ability to remove people from a scene, and of course better low light control. Their demonstration reveals low light tools that capture a great deal more color and detail in the background as well as the foreground, without dramatically increasing the noise in the shot. The demo app included a special button in a camera app on the Samsung Galaxy S4 so the feature could be quickly disabled and enabled in order to show off what you were missing in the shot.ArcSoft was quick to remind everyone that these features were all possible because of their cooperation with Qualcomm, and to expect these features to be a part of future Snapdragon based phones.
Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Twitter Pinterest Dolph Ziggler WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Now Playing Up Next Chris Van Vliet passed this along.Van Vliet recently interviewed WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler about his vacation from WWE, his comedy show, how he wound up working the 2019 Royal Rumble, and more.When was he told he was going to be in this year’s Royal Rumble?“Oh my God. That’s a great story. Can I tell this story? When I talked to you, I was not booked for the Royal Rumble and I have no reason to lie to anybody or be like ‘Hey listen, I don’t know what the deal is’. I was just on hiatus and I got a call to be there. And if I wasn’t in town for a booking for a comedy show that night I would not have even been in Phoenix. I got a call the night before saying ‘Hey, you gotta get here.’”Was he booked for the Royal Rumble just to end his storyline with Drew McIntyre?“I’m not exactly sure but it did go into it more but I don’t know if that continues because I’m still just on vacation. I think it was more just I was in town and I’m one of their guys and it happened to work out so I got a double booking, double pay day, WWE and the comedy show.”Being in the Royal Rumble made him late for his own comedy show that night in Phoenix:“I was one of the last people in the ring that night and my comedy show three blocks away had to start an hour late because I was running over with sweat and my bags. I almost went in my gear but I was like I’m going to have to shower.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE StatusVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:35/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 22.40%0:03Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jacinda Ardern Vows To Never Say The Shooters Name WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Facebook Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody”
“Telling your stories with family heirlooms” is the latest installment in the Clark County Historical Museum’s “Clark County Stories — How We Came to this Place” series.It’s set for 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver.The session will be led by Martin Middlewood, a longtime museum volunteer, researcher and editor who also has worked on a “write about objects” series sponsored by Write Around Portland and the Portland Art Museum. (See some of the results at www.objectstories.org.) Middlewood will lead a 90-minute workshop focused on personal storytelling and the power family heirlooms can have over us. The session will include brainstorming and short writing exercises.To register, call the museum at 360-993-5679 or email email@example.com.
RB Leipzig director of football Paul Mitchell insists they would welcome back Ademola Lookman with open armsThe 21-year-old winger spent the latter part of last season on loan at Leipzig and impressed with by contributing towards nine goals in just 11 Bundesliga games.Leipzig had hoped to sign Lookman in the summer for a reported fee of £22m, but were turned down by the player’s parent club Everton.However, talk of Lookman making a return to the Red Bull Arena has started up again due to the youngster making just five appearances this season at Everton with four of them coming from the bench.Speaking of the England Under-21 international, Mitchell admits that Leipzig does still retain an interest in him.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It’s clear how much affection we have for Ademola and I think from the way he performed here, the environment we created for him and the platform we gave him, he also enjoyed his time here,” Mitchell told The Sun.“And with a situation like that, we would always be open to revisiting, but you never know. At this moment he is an Everton player and he’s working with some really good people there.“We know him and we will always keep a very close eye on his development because we see him as a Red Bull guy from his time here.“But at the moment we just have to hope that he continues his progression as a footballer and let’s see what the future brings.”
Three Vancouver residents who used a taxi as their getaway car have pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to the April 11 robbery of the Salmon Creek branch of iQ Credit Union.Frank J. Barnard, 40, of Vancouver, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 57 months in prison. His nephew, Lonnie Barnard, 22, also pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery but won’t be sentenced until Wednesday. A plea agreement with the prosecution recommends he be sentenced to 46 months in prison because he has less of a criminal history than his uncle, said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino.Esmeralda C. Velazquez, 23, who was in the getaway cab, pleaded guilty May 3 to second-degree robbery and first-degree rendering criminal assistance. She was sentenced to 17 months in prison.Frank Barnard, along with his nephew, entered the credit union at 13505 N.E. 10th Ave. at 2:26 p.m. on a Thursday, approached the counter and presented a female teller with a note that demanded money, according to a probable cause affidavit. Frank Barnard clarified that it was a robbery and that he had a gun, and he verbally ordered her to give him money, the affidavit says.The teller gave the two men about $1,400. The pair then fled the scene in a waiting Radio Cab van, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Velazquez was in the cab along with the driver.
Kraysler also found that SEO is not as effective at drawing value as social media, which brings in half of her site’s audience. “Before you put more resources into SEO, you have to consider, how are you going to get them to convert?” Visitors who come directly to the homepage, she says, are 11 times more valuable than those who come through a search engine.One way to boost such engagement may come through customizing home pages based on individual users’ previous reading habits; Shanahan says this is a major opportunity that many publishers aren’t taking advantage of: “You have to build up brand loyalty with the reader. You do that by delivering very relevant, engaging content. That’s what will drive renewals more than anything else.”Cost-Benefit AnalysisTo measure loyalty, Shanahan suggests looking at frequency of visits. “A paid subscriber with low loyalty is a renewal risk,” he points out. Another key metric is how much content is consumed-“You have to look at someone who reads one article per day versus someone who reads ten and ask, ‘What creates that?’” The third vital metric, he says, is of course the revenue value-how much subscription revenue does each user bring in, how much ad revenue do they represent and how much do they draw in other areas such as events or daily deals.This revenue value is, naturally, balanced with the cost of acquisition and maintenance. According to Kraysler, digital readers are markedly more valuable in terms of cost versus return. For renewal and upsell, the system is more streamlined, she says. Marketing for digital is done entirely online, through email blasts, social media, banner ads and pop-ups informing readers that their subscriptions are about to expire, while a campaign for print consists of a more costly mix of direct mail and web marketing. While Kraysler says her digital audience, at 8 percent, is still a small portion of the total, she is encouraged by the fact that it is growing, up from 6 percent last year. Also encouraging is the promise of digital editions, for which she has seen page views per session five times higher than on the web.On the flip side, she says, “Putting together a product to satisfy a digital subscriber requires more thought because the medium offers so many more options,” in terms of rich media, videos, links and so on. Digital subscribers also expect instantaneous results, she adds.Edmiston points out the need, too, for more frequent communication-“In a digital world, you have to be reminded that you have a particular publication on your device,” he says. “With the iPad, you’re competing with so many things. You have to stand out and remind people that you are there and providing some real value.” Managing a digital audience is truly a mixed bag: on one hand, it is now possible to understand more about who is consuming what content, where and how-maybe even why; on the other hand, it can be incredibly complicated, despite all the advantages, to do so. “You can measure down to the revenue contribution of each page view,” says Matt Shanahan, SVP of marketing and strategy at Scout Analytics. “It’s more complex to make that happen, but for the first time it’s more doable.” According to him, not enough publishers are working on behavioral targeting.For former Newsweek president Mark Edmiston, CEO and founder of weekly digital magazine publisher Nomad Editions, this targeting is crucial: “You have all this raw data now that you can feed back into your editorial system,” he says. “You can segment the market. It’s a way of giving the audience what they want.”Kathy Kraysler, director of audience analytics at MIT Technology Review, says testing is key to making this work. Kraysler spends much of her time analyzing ways to segment and target in order to move her audience toward conversion. In a recent audience study, for example, she found that a person who views two to three pages within a session is three times as likely to convert. “Leading them to other stories is important,” she says. Her site uses an algorithm that helps direct readers deeper into the site through targeted suggested links.
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Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC by Martin Brinkmann on July 18, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 18, 2017 – 49 commentsWindows 10 is no longer supported on this PC is an error message that Windows 10 may throw during the update to a newer version of the operating system.Microsoft moved away from the classic service pack / new version of Windows update scheme of the past to Windows as a Service with the company’s Windows 10 operating system.Windows as a Service pushes out feature updates frequently to Windows 10 systems that administrators and users need to install for continued support.While Microsoft plans to support any feature version of Windows 10 for some time after the release of a feature update, support for those older versions will eventually run out.Windows 10 machines will continue to work, but they won’t receive any new updates anymore, including security updates.The support for the first release version of Windows 10 for instance ended in May 2017.What it comes down to is that Windows 10 devices, with the exception of the Enterprise Long Term Servicing Branch, need to be updated regularly to new feature update releases. This is not that much different from how it worked in previous versions of Windows when Microsoft released Service Packs.The systems without the latest service pack would be released for some time, but would eventually no longer be supported by Microsoft.Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PCIf Windows 10 cannot be upgraded to a new feature release, Windows may throw the error Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC.This started to happen to a subset of users after the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update. Ed Bott confirms the issue on Zdnet stating that it affects systems with Intel Clover Trail processors.When you try to upgrade a Clover Trail-based PC to the Creators Update, Setup returns the error code 0xC1900209, which means “the system does not pass the compatibility scan to install the update … Incompatible software is blocking the upgrade process.”Devices with affected processors, Atom Z2760, Atom Z2520, Atom Z2560 and Atom Z2580, were released for Windows 8 initially a couple of years ago. They received the update to Windows 8.1 when it was released, and experienced the year of free update offers when Windows 10 was released.Users and administrators who upgraded the machine to Windows 10 noticed that this worked just fine, and so did the installation of the November and Anniversary updates that Microsoft released.The error message is thrown during installation of the Windows 10 Creators Update on these machines.There does not seem to be a way around this at this point in time which means that these devices are stuck on a build — the Anniversary Update version — that will no longer be supported by Microsoft in 2018 according to Microsoft’s support plans.This is problematic; not only because users are stuck on a Windows 10 build that is no longer supported with no option to do anything about that, but also because it will highlight how Microsoft plans to handle hardware incompatibilities in the future.Note: when I say no option to do anything about it, I mean downgrading to an earlier version of Windows, or upgrading. It may still be possible to install a Linux distribution on these devices, or grab a copy of an old version of Windows to install that.It is not clear at this point in time if Microsoft plans to do anything about the issue. A support page on the Acer website suggests that Microsoft is working with the company to find a solution and make systems with Intel Clover Trail processors compatible with the Windows 10 Creators Update and future versions of Windows 10.Microsoft has yet to release a statement though.Closing WordsMicrosoft needs to be very careful when it comes to breaking the supported hardware chain on Windows 10. Systems that were initially supported but are not any longer are not good advertisement for the operating system, and users who had their systems upgraded to Windows 10 more or less forcefully will probably not be too pleased when they realize that they are stuck on a Windows 10 edition that is no longer supported.Now You: What’s your take on this?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 is no longer supported on this PCDescriptionThe update to the Windows 10 Creators Update may fail with the error message Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC on select systems.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more December 23, 2009 – In a new study published in the January issue of Radiology, 42 percent of women eligible for breast cancer screening with MRI declined to undergo the procedure.“Given that MRI is promoted as a very sensitive test to identify early breast cancer, we were surprised that barely half of women at increased risk for breast cancer would undergo MRI even when offered at no cost,” said Wendie A. Berg, M.D., Ph.D., breast imaging specialist at American Radiology Services, Johns Hopkins – Green Spring Station in Lutherville, Md. “This suggests the need for alternative methods, such as ultrasound, to help screen women at increased risk for breast cancer.”Some groups of women who are at high risk for breast cancer need to begin screening at a younger age, because they often develop cancer earlier than women at average risk. However, women below age 50 are more likely to have dense breast tissue, which can limit the effectiveness of mammography as a screening tool.Multicenter trials have shown that MRI enables radiologists to accurately identify tumors missed by mammography and ultrasound. The American Cancer Society recommends that some groups of women with a high risk of developing breast cancer should be screened with MRI in addition to their yearly mammogram beginning at age 30.Two factors known to reduce patient acceptance of breast MRI include claustrophobia and the requirement of an intravenous contrast agent. Open MRI causes less anxiety and claustrophobia than closed MRI, but its lower field strength does not allow optimal breast imaging.As part of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) 6666 trial, Dr. Berg and colleagues set out to gauge patient acceptance of MRI as a breast screening tool. For the MRI study, 1,215 eligible women at intermediate or high risk for breast cancer enrolled in the ACRIN 6666 trial were offered a contrast-enhanced screening MRI exam. Of those women, only 703 (57.9 percent) agreed to the exam and only 51.6 percent completed the exam per protocol.The chief reason given for nonparticipation was claustrophobia. One-quarter of the women who refused the exam, or 130 out of 512, cited claustrophobia as the reason. Ninety-three (18 percent) cited time constraints, and 62 (12 percent) cited financial concerns involving insurance. Other reasons for refusal included absence of indication for the exam, lack of interest, medical inability to tolerate MRI, reluctance to receive intravenous injection, fear of further testing or biopsy, MRI scheduling, distance and contrast agent allergies.Among the 703 who initially agreed to participate, 55 did not undergo the exam for various reasons, including withdrawal of consent, scheduling problems and missed appointments. An additional 21 patients did not complete the exam, had unreadable results or did not meet the protocol deadline. Ultimately, only 627 or 51.6 percent of the eligible women completed a screening MRI. Participation was higher among women with very high lifetime risk of cancer than among women with intermediate risk.For some women, particularly those at intermediate risk, such as women with extremely dense tissue and many women with a personal history of breast cancer, supplemental screening with breast ultrasound in addition to mammography may represent a viable alternative to screening MRI.“Screening with ultrasound helps to show small invasive cancers not seen on mammography and can be used to supplement mammography in high-risk women who cannot undergo MRI screening,” Dr. Berg said. “Women who are at increased risk due to intermediate family history or dense breast tissue but do not meet the recommended risk level for MRI can also consider screening with ultrasound in addition to mammography.”The study is supported by grants from The Avon Foundation and the National Cancer Institute.For more information: radiology.rsnajnls.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more May 11, 2010 – An aggressive weekly preoperative regimen of positron emission tomography (PET) significantly improved distant metastasis-free and overall survival in patients with highly aggressive breast tumors.Patients in the randomized Italian SICOG 9908 trial had locally advanced breast cancer. The disease break down as follows: 136 patients had T4a-c disease, 47 had inflammatory breast cancer and 17 had N2 breast cancer.Patients underwent 12 weekly cycles of PET (cisplatin, epirubicin, paclitaxel), compared with four tri-weekly cycles of epirubicin and paclitaxel (ET), given preoperatively to women with locally advanced breast cancer.The researchers found distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) at five years was significantly better in the PET patients (73 vs. 55 percent; P = .037). PET also significantly improved elapse-free survival (RFS) rates in patients with grade 3 tumors.The 12-week therapy improved both DMFS and overall survival (OS) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer, over the survival outcomes attained with four triweekly cycles of ET.The study showed that patients receiving PET had a significantly lower risk of distant metastasis and death.The authors stated: “These data confirm that patients with inflammatory disease should not have breast-conserving therapy. Further, stage three B patients should have an accurate initial work-up, including (Fludeoxyglucose) FDG-PET and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging, to rule out occult and distant metastases.”They also noted, “irradiation of both internal mammary and supraclavicular nodal regions should be mandatory in patients with stage three B disease at diagnosis, regardless of their pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.”Reference: Frasci, G., D’Aiuto, G., et al. “Preoperative Weekly Cisplatin, Epirubicin, and Paclitaxel (PET) Improves Prognosis in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Patients: An Update of the Southern Italy Cooperative Oncology Group (SICOG) Randomised Trial 9908.” Ann Oncol. 2010 Apr 1;21(4):707-716. 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