Syrian Refugee Invited to Obamas State of the Union Address Arrives

New York – Dr. Refaai Hamo, the Syrian refugee who was invited to U.S. President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address (SOTU) on Tuesday night, has arrived in The White House.The White House official Facebook page posted a picture of Dr. Hamo who is standing on one side of The White House’s front lawn at his arrival.American organization Humans of New York (HONY), which met with the Syrian refugee while in Turkey, captioned the photograph. “Dr. Hamo just arrived at the White House for a reception before attending the State of the Union tonight. It’s been a bit surreal reconnecting under these circumstances, since the last time I saw him was during our initial interview in Istanbul. It’s been great catching up,” HONY wrote.“While he’s honored to be representing refugees tonight, he wishes foremost to be seen as a scientist, and hopes that soon he will be known more for his work than his refugee status,” the organization added.According to the same source, Refaai Hamo recently had surgery to remove a “large benign tumor” from his stomach. He is also a stomach cancer survivor.The White House official Facebook page announced on Sunday, “We’ve invited people from around the country who represent the progress we’ve made over the past seven years to come watch it from the guest box.”According to The White House press release, Dr. Hamo arrived in Detroit, Michigan last December 18 after fleeing Syria and spending two years in Turkey.A Syrian government missile destroyed Hamo’s complex killing his wife, one of his daughters and five other relatives.President Obama was touched by Hamo’s compelling story and wrote him, “Welcome to your new home. You’re part of what makes America great.”Dr. Hamo represents the lives and challenges of all Syrian refugees around the world. Tonight, he will witness one of the most prestigious and important events where few are invited.The Obama Administration has chosen to honor Dr. Hamo and the refugee community in accordance with the true values of the United States. read more

Maymkench2026 Saad Abids Humorous Meeting with Jamel Debbouze

Rabat – “It is impossible not to have the 2026 World Cup bid,” said a very determined Jamel Debbouze. The French-Moroccan comedian has agreed to meet Youtube influencer Saad Abid to endorse Morocco’s World Cup bid in his own unique way.On Day 9 of his incredible journey of “meeting 26 celebrities, in 26 days, in 26 countries” to score symbolic support for Morocco 2026 in the #Maymkench2026 (impossible) challenge, Abid flew to Paris to spend a funny moment with the proud Moroccan comedian Debbouze.In a video posted on his social media, Abid shared about his trip to the French capital. Having just landed at the airport, he found a supporter of #Maymkench2026 who agreed to drop him off at his hotel. After a night’s rest, the Moroccan activist met the French-Moroccan humor sensation near the Seine “to explain the project.”“I’m sorry I have a little asthma,” the actor of “Les indigènes” joked before giving his breath, symbolically inflating the hopes of Moroccans to host the World Cup in 2026. Debbouze then nominated an unexpected person to take on the challenge.After joking about nominating the late boxer Mohamed Ali, who Debbouze claims has “his number in heaven,” the humorist nominated another almost unreachable Mohamed.“I’ll name you someone less reachable: his majesty the king of Morocco. If he gives you his breath my brother, it’s not a ball that you will have, it’s a balloon!” said the 42-year-old artist.“King Mohammed VI! Jamel gave me the biggest challenge of my life,” Saad Abid told the camera.Debbouze also signed the ball which boasts signatures from Eto’o, Iniesta, RedOne, Gad Elmaleh, Pirlo, Achraf Hakimi, Lionel Messi, and more. Afterwards, Abid accompanied the native of Trappes in a film shoot, where he was able to find Gad Elmaleh, before following Jamel to the recording of an episode of the Burger Quiz, where he asked for the breath of French actor Jean Dujardin.Can Saad Abid take on the most difficult challenge of his adventure yet and score the King of Morocco’s support? To be continued … read more

USTR Treasury defend Trump strategy on trade row with China

BEIJING — The U.S. Trade Representative and Treasury Department have issued a statement defending Washington’s strategy in its trade dispute with Beijing.The statement seen on the USTR’s website Tuesday said the U.S. was “disappointed” by a report China issued over the weekend that accused the American side of backtracking in negotiations.The two sides are in a stalemate after 11 rounds of talks over trade and technology issues that have led to both sides raising tariffs, among other retaliatory measures.The U.S. statement accused Beijing of playing a “blame game” and misconstruing the nature and background of the trade dispute.It said, “President Trump is committed to taking action to address the unfair trade practices that China has engaged in for decades, which have contributed to persistent and unsustainable trade deficits.”The Associated Press read more

SecretaryGeneral urges continued talks despite recent bloodshed in Middle East

Opening a Security Council briefing and debate this morning that included over 20 other speakers, the Secretary-General recalled that the parties projected reaching an agreement by the end of 2008 when they met in Annapolis, United States in November 2007.“It is my hope that we can achieve this ambitious goal,” he added. “I believe all of us must ask ourselves, and the parties, two simple questions: If not this, what? If not now, when?”He commended Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for their commitment to the process, despite the death toll in Gaza and Israel that peaked earlier this month and the ongoing high tensions.“I am personally and profoundly committed to supporting this process in every way I can, and I admire both leaders for their tenacity in the face of much scepticism,” he said. Mr. Ban urged the international community, particularly members of the Security Council, to ramp up their support for a negotiated settlement, saying it was too important to be allowed to lose momentum through inaction or indifference, or to be overwhelmed by violence.At the same time, he expressed deep concern over the prospect of renewed violence in Gaza and southern Israel, and what this would mean both for the civilian populations in the conflict zone and for the peace process itself.Briefing the Council on events of this past month, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe regretted that continuing efforts to advance the peace process were once again overshadowed by high numbers of civilian casualties and a lack of concrete improvements on the ground. During the reporting period, he said, 124 Palestinians, including 36 children, were killed in operations of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and 359 were injured, while 13 Israelis, including four children, were killed by Palestinian militants, with 55 injured. Over 390 rockets and mortar rounds were fired into Israel, including longer-range rockets.Mr. Pascoe stressed, however, that the very fact that the talks between Israelis and Palestinians were continuing was extremely important. He said he could not report on progress because confidentiality between the leaders was being maintained, which he also saw as a positive sign.Meetings between the heads of the two negotiating teams resumed recently and the work of a number of technical groups formed between the parties is being pursued, he reported.In addition, he said that Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and a senior official in the Israeli Ministry of Defence attended the first trilateral meeting on monitoring of implementation of the first phase of commitments under the so-called Road Map peace framework.Mr. Pascoe called on the international community and all regional parties to give strong support to efforts to bring about a cessation of violence in and around Gaza to reopen Gaza crossings, in an atmosphere where the security concerns of the Palestinians, Israel and Egypt are addressed.On Lebanon, he said the country continues to be in the grip of a deep political crisis. “The longer the stalemate continues, the greater the chance for the situation to deteriorate further, both politically and in terms of the security situation,” he said. 25 March 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised Palestinian and Israeli leaders for their commitment to the Middle East political process despite the recent spike of violence, and urged that the targets for a settlement that were set in last year’s talks be kept. read more

EU monitoring Rizanas case

Foreign Employment Minister Dilan Perera said that a delegation had visited the grandparents of an infant who the Sri Lankan maid has been accused of killing.Nafeek, was sentenced to death in 2007 by a Saudi court after being found guilty of killing her employer’s baby. “According to the Saudi authorities, Ms Nafeek’s case is not yet closed. The EU will continue to follow it very attentively, in close coordination with the authorities of her home country, Sri Lanka,” the EU quoted Ashton as saying. The Sri Lankan authorities have yet to obtain the pardon of both parents of the victim in order to secure the release of the maid on death row. Meanwhile the government has launched a fresh bid to secure the release of a Rizana Nafeek. The murder had taken place in 2005 but Nafeek, who was 17 at the time, maintains her innocence and claims the baby’s death was accidental.Perera said that Nafeek’s execution had been suspended despite the death sentence being issued in 2007 following an appeal by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.He said that since then several attempts had been made to seek pardon from the family of the victim and a fresh attempt has now been made by a delegation sent to Saudi Arabia. The European Union (EU) says it is monitoring the case of Sri Lankan maid, Rizana Nafeek, who is on death row in Saudi Arabia.In a written response to a question posed to the European Parliament on Rizana, EU High Representative and Vice President Catherine Ashton said that discussions about human rights issues and individual cases between the EU and local authorities take place regularly using all suitable channels and the EU makes full use of these opportunities to convey appropriate messages to Saudi Arabia. A foreign employment agent in Sri Lanka was arrested and charged last year for sending Nafeek to Saudi Arabia for employment by altering her age and using forged documents. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Iraq Annan mourns envoys death as bitter blow for UN

“Those who killed him have committed a crime, not only against the United Nations but against Iraq itself,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued in New York. “The death of any colleague is hard to bear, but I can think of no one we could less afford to spare, or who would be more acutely missed throughout the UN system, than Sergio,” he added. “Throughout his career he has been an outstanding servant of humanity, dedicated to relieving the suffering of his fellow men and women, helping them to resolve their conflicts and rebuild their war-torn societies.” Praising Mr. Vieira de Mello’s work through his long UN career of more than 30 years, Mr. Annan said he impressed everyone with “his charm, his energy, and his ability to get things done – not by force but by diplomacy and persuasion. “In Iraq, where he spent the last months of his life, he was working day and night to help the Iraqi people regain control of their own destiny and build a future of peace, justice and full independence,” Mr. Annan added. “It is tragic that he has now given his life in that cause, along with others who, like him, were devoted and much-loved servants of the United Nations.” In a statement earlier Tuesday before Mr. Vieira de Mello’s death, while he still lay trapped in the rubble of the devastated building, Mr. Annan had prayed for his recovery. “I also hope to see those who have perpetrated this outrage brought to justice,” he said in that statement. “Most of all, I hope to see Iraq restored as soon as possible to peace, security and full independence. The United Nations will make every effort to bring that about.” Declaring that everybody at the UN was shocked and dismayed at the death and injury to both Iraqis and international staff, Mr. Annan said: “Nothing can excuse this act of unprovoked and murderous violence against men and women who went to Iraq for one purpose only: to help the Iraqi people recover their independence and sovereignty, and to rebuild their country as fast as possible, under leaders of their own choosing.” read more

London Eye evacuated after reports of unexploded wartime era bomb

first_img1:2 Following an investigation by Met Police this morning on the bank of the River Thames, MPS have now reopened Queens Walk.— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) June 25, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The London Eye and Westminster Pier were evacuated on Sunday after reports of a unexploded wartime era bomb being found.Police were called to the area at 10.30am after a suspected World War One or World War Two device was found on the foreshore on the River Thames.center_img Cordons were in place for 40 minutes. The area has been reopened.Police said they would return to the area at low tide to remove the device.last_img

Ryanair calls for twodrink maximum at airports

first_imgA spokesman for the Irish carrier said that it wants to see all sales of alcohol banned in bars and restaurants before 10am, a mandatory requirement introduced for boarding passes to be shown when purchasing alcohol, and for limits to then be placed on the number of drinks each passenger is allowed to purchase, with the maximum being two.Ryanair’s marketing manager Kenny Jacobs, said that he thought it was “completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences”.He said: “This is a particular problem during flight delays when airports apply no limit to the sale of alcohol in airside bars and restaurants. This is an issue which the airports must now address and we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, particularly with early morning flights and when flights are delayed.” The sale of alcohol should be limited to two drinks, Ryanair suggests, with an extra two possible during a delay Ryanair says the problem is with ‘pre-loaders’ and claims it doesn’t sell much alcohol on board itselfCredit:© 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP/Bloomberg Ryanair claimed that very little alcohol was sold on its flights as they are all short-haul, suggesting passengers were getting drunk in airports.The airline had already taken measures to prevent disruptive behaviour by not permitting customers to consume their duty-free purchases on board and banning passengers flying from Glasgow Prestwick and Manchester to Alicante and Ibiza from taking duty-free alcohol on board at all.“Those who have purchased duty free alcohol will be asked to put it into the hold or leave their purchases behind,” the airline said. The sale of alcohol should be limited to two drinks, Ryanair suggests, with an extra two possible during a delayCredit:GETTY Cabin crew told Panorama that they found “countless litre bottles of vodka” on planes as well as Jägermeister, Bacardi rum and gin.“The worst routes I would say are Alicante, Ibiza, Palma,” one told the programme, speaking on condition of anonymity. “I know other colleagues who have been punched, kicked, one of them was head-butted by a passenger.“Obviously we don’t want to stop anyone from having a good time but we want people to be mindful that they’re on an aircraft and it’s not a bar. It’s not a nightclub.”Jet2 sacrificed its own profits last summer when it decided to stop selling alcohol to its passengers on early morning flights. It is the only UK airline to have done so. In the year running up to the ban, the airline had refused boarding to more than 500 unruly passengers and issued more than 50 lifetime bans.Action from airports may be a while away, however.Karen Dee, chief executive of the Airport Operators’ Association, told Panorama that it was not the sale of the alcohol that was the problem. “I don’t accept that the airports don’t sell alcohol responsibly,” she said. “It’s the misuse of it and drinking to excess and then behaving badly.”A spokesperson for Airlines UK, which represents a number of British carriers, including British Airways and Easyjet, said: “As an industry, we take the issue of disruptive passengers very seriously. Thankfully the problem of disruptive behaviour is rare, but where it does happen it can affect fellow passengers, airline crew and employees working at the airport. The industry is working hard to tackle the issue and last year launched a Code of Practice to create a common, consistent approach that co-ordinates and enhances existing efforts to prevent disruptive passenger behaviour. Government supports the Code and together we believe this is the best way to tackle this issue.” Ryanair has waded into a debate on how to curb drunken behaviour on flights by suggesting passengers should be limited to only buying two drinks each at the airport.The budget carrier says the problem passengers are those who “preload” in the departure lounge rather than those who drink once onboard flights, in response to BBC Panorama investigation into the issue that aired on Monday.Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reveal that there was a 600 per cent increase in disruptive incidents recorded on planes between 2012 and 2016, while figures obtained by Panorama showed that there has been a 50 per cent surge in the number of alcohol-related arrests made at airports in the last 12 months.  Ryanair says the problem is with 'pre-loaders' and claims it doesn't sell much alcohol on board itselflast_img read more

Antonio Robredo Garcia to Paris Handball

← Previous Story Itxako withdraws from playing in the Champs League!! Next Story → Jean Brihault new EHF President! The Qatari sponsors keep bringing new reinforcements to Paris Handball. After the arrival of Bojinovic, Honrubia, Gunarsson and Halgrimsson, the new signing is Antonio Garcia from Ademar Leon. The sponsors failed to get bigger names from Atletico (Luc Abalo and Didier Dinart), so they opted for Ademar Leon’s players, a club that is also experiencing financial problems. Garcia spent 13 seasons in Granollers, and the previous one in Ademar Leon. The left back commited himself to two years deal in Paris HC, and is also a candidate to play at the Olympic Games in Spain. Ademar Leonantonio garciagarciaLeonparis

Panasonic SCMC10 un hautparleur pour la paix des voisins

first_imgPanasonic SC-MC10 : un haut-parleur pour la paix des voisins Panasonic va faire des heureux parmi les personnes âgées souffrant de problèmes d’audition, mais aussi et surtout parmi leurs voisins. Grâce au haut-parleur portable SC-MC10, plus besoin de pousser de pousser le volume de sa télé au maximum.La firme Panasonic vient de lancer sur le marché nippon un haut-parleur qui va révolutionner le quotidien. Présenté par le site Akihabaranews.com, ce périphérique portable peut être connecté à n’importe quel téléviseur et peut être déplacée à loisir. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Sans-fil, le SC-MC10 utilise le Bluetooth, et offre à ses utilisateurs, pourvu qu’ils soient installés dans un rayon de dix mètres autour de l’émetteur, un son cristallin. Grâce à lui, les Japonais souffrant de problèmes d’audition pourront le placer près de leurs oreilles et n’auront plus besoin de monter le volume au maximum. Le prix du Panasonic SC-MC10 n’est pas précisé et l’on ignore si une sortie du haut-parleur est prévue ailleurs que sur le marché japonais. Mais une chose est sûre, il contribuera grandement à apaiser les relations de voisinage !Le 26 mai 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

How to have a diabeticfriendly Thanksgiving meal

first_imgThanksgiving is, for many, a day of indulgence. But for those with diabetes, overindulging could lead to a carbohydrate overload and high blood-sugar levels.With that in mind, the food services and diabetes nutrition staff at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center hosted a free cooking and tasting event, aimed at showing people how to cut the carbs from their Thanksgiving meal.“The average Thanksgiving meal is over 300 grams of carbs,” said Robin Hammon, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator at Legacy Salmon Creek. “What we’ve shown, you can get your carbs down to under 90 grams — and that’s with wine and dessert.”Hammon and dietitian Danielle Swearingen demonstrated for about 30 people how simple substitutions could make holiday favorites more diabetic friendly.“Even if you take just some of the ideas here, you’ll have a payoff,” Hammon told the group.Appetizers of chips, crackers and fruit, Hammon said, can quickly eat up a person’s carb budget. So she offered a tasty spin on another snack staple: veggies and ranch dip.The recipe, Easy Ranch Baby Carrots, uses a homemade ranch seasoning rather than creamy dip. Hammon tossed the baby carrots in olive oil and the ranch seasoning and roasted them in the oven for about 20 minutes.last_img read more

Kidfriendly activities in North Miami Beach celebrate life of boy who battled

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Children of all ages came together in North Miami Beach for a day of fun to celebrate a life lost to childhood cancer.Silvia Vanni, the founder of Mystic Force Foundation, said her late son Salvatore’s battle inspired her to work toward creating a world without the disease. On Sunday, she celebrated Salvatore Vanni Day.Vanni said the occasion named after her son is always meant to be a happy one. “We’re celebrating his life as well as the joys of childhood because that is one thing that all kids with cancer lose, is their childhood,” she said, “so we’re here celebrating all kids, doing what they should be doing, which is having fun.”Participants were treated to a day of face-painting, bounce houses, arts and crafts, games, prizes and even a live band.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

GHMC to strengthen legal wing to implement court orders

first_imgHyderabad: GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore on Saturday said that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation would strengthen its Legal Wing for effective implementation of court orders, monitoring the status of various cases and timely filing of counters in contempt cases. Commissioner Dana Kishore, along with the A.C. Legal Adwait Kumar Singh, Zonal Commissioner Musaraff Ali and Chief Planner had a review meeting with the Zonal Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, City Planners, Asst City Planners and Section officers of all circles and Standing Counsel of GHMC. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us He reviewed cases pertaining to contempt cases of Town Planning, Land Acquisition, Engineering and Establishment and their status. Analyze the nature of the case and prioritize and take action accordingly. Commissioner, instructed to act promptly on illegal constructions, encroachment of lakes and nalas. Further, the Commissioner instructed the officials to review once in a week every Saturday and bring notice of the Commissioner and Additional Commissioner (Legal) shall review legal cases every week at Zonal Level on rotation basis and in turn the Commissioner will review once in a month of all cases at Head Office. Also Read – Ramagundam: Focus on company’s growth, community development Advertise With Us The Commissioner instructed the officials counter should be filed in all Contempt cases by July 15th. To speed up the disposal of cases, Commissioner suggested having a separate legal section in each zonal office, at level of AMC/Superintendent, a clerk and data entry operator. The Commissioner also suggested the Standing Counsel to have a liaison assistants and GHMC would pay Rs.11,000 to each. The liaison officers should attend three courts and apprise the officials as when orders passed and update posted cases. The court cases portal should be updated regularly. Dana Kishore said that a 2-day training classes would be conducted by the retired judges to the GHMC officials on preparation of para-wise remarks, etc.,last_img read more

Sony releases used games instructional video confirms games are region

first_imgI think it’s safe to say that Sony “won” E3 yesterday with the announcement that the PS4 will be $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, has no restrictions on selling and lending games, and no reliance on an Internet connection every 24 hours.The marketing surrounding the PS4 is also going to be very interesting and probably a lot of fun. A case in point is the short video below, which Sony released to demonstrate how used games will work on the PS4.Sony really doesn’t need to do much else to remind everyone it now has the upper hand in the next-gen console battle. It doesn’t matter what Microsoft announces, Sony can respond by pointing out the limitations purchasing an Xbox One comes with, and of course the price difference.We should expect many more marketing videos from both Microsoft and Sony in the coming months, but Sony definitely has a lot more material to work with. I fear Microsoft will be on the defensive, where as Sony can just make fun of its competitor alongside promoting its own machine and the games it has coming to the platform.There’s also another piece of good news for those intending to pick up a PS4–the games are region free. The same was true of PS3 games, so it’s good to see this continued over on to the PS4, although it’s unclear if publishers will have the option to region lock specific games if they so wish. Blu-ray and DVD movies will obviously continue to be region locked, and it’s likely PSN games will be, too.As for the Xbox One, it is expected to be region locked.last_img read more

Municipality holds International Womens Day celebrations

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality’s Gender Office, along with Deputy Mayor Sindi Mfusi, hosted an International Women’s Day celebration at Tsakane Community Hall on Tuesday. Various women’s organisations and religious groups were invited to be part of the event.Women gathered to talk about issues pertaining to them and shared ideas on how to stand up for women as citizens of South Africa. Under discussion was “claiming their rights, recognition and respect for the work they do at home, in the workplace and in the community on a daily basis”.Deputy Mayor Mfusi stated that women should have full and equal participation in the creation of a non-sexist, non-racist democratic society. She also said that democracy and human rights are concepts that are meaningful for women, and they must address all the historic subordination and oppression. “Women must participate in, and shape the nature and system of our democracy.”center_img One of the reverends present at the event, Rev Mtshali, urged women to pray for this country and their children in order to build a better world. He also led intercession prayers for unemployment, poverty, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more May 7, 2009 – The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) said this week a report, “Guidelines for the Performance of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography,” will be printed in the May/June issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography that establishes a consensus of the minimally required standards for appropriate coronary CTA acquisition, as well as recommendations to avoid unnecessarily high radiation exposure. Coronary CTA uses the technology of multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT), along with contrast agents to noninvasively obtain images of the heart and coronary arteries. Advancements over the past 10 years resulted in the ability to reliably identify and evaluate coronary artery disease (CAD), the No. 1 killer of men and women in the U.S. Included in the report is the specification that in addition to being clinically competent in cardiac CT, physicians should have adequate knowledge of the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle from the standpoint of radiation exposure. SCCT said it is critically important for any physician ordering or applying X-rays, which includes CT, to have a fundamental understanding of the risks from radiation and of the measures to minimize exposure to patients. Specifically, several radiation dose-reduction strategies were included. Tube voltage and current should be adjusted for each individual patient according to their characteristics (radiation risk, weight) and test indication with the lowest settings necessary to achieve good image quality. The scan range (area) should be as short as reasonably possible. Not every dose-reduction technique is applicable for all patients, SCCT said. Prospective ECG triggering should strongly be considered in patients who have a high radiation risk and in whom diagnostic image quality can be expected. SCCT said this technique produces best results in a cooperative patient with a low and regular heart rate. “Using the proper technique, coronary CTA can be safely performed in the appropriately selected patient with a relatively low radiation exposure,” said William Guy Weigold, M.D., co-chair of the guidelines committee and director of cardiac CT at Washington Hospital Center. “SCCT seeks to provide physicians with the best information available on safe performance of coronary CTA.” The report includes the following sections, and gives specific recommendations for each: physician and technologist competencies/institution and scanner standards; patient screening and preparation; patient positioning; contrast injection protocols; coronary CTA acquisition, and image reconstruction and post processing. Two of the SCCT’s most important objectives are to foster optimal clinical effectiveness of CCTA and ensure its expert and appropriate application. The recommendations set forth in the Guidelines for the Performance of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography report will help aid in fulfilling those goals, SCCT said. As with every procedure, alternative imaging modalities should be considered. Coronary CTA is not always the most appropriate test. The report references the ACC/AHA consensus document for situations where coronary CTA is not appropriate. The writing group, comprised of seven cardiologists and radiologists, recognizes the highly variable nature of medical cases, and an approach to the acquisition that differs from these guidelines may represent an appropriate variation based on a thorough assessment of an individual patient’s needs. “We hope all cardiologists, radiologists and technologists involved in the performance and acquisition of coronary CTA will adhere to these guidelines in order to ensure its appropriate application and the highest levels of patient safety possible.” said cardiac imager, Daniel S. Berman, M.D., SCCT president and chief of cardiac imaging at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “Following these guidelines will enable this valuable diagnostic tool to serve in the best interest of the patient.” For more information: www.scct.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | May 07, 2009 SCCT Published Guidelines for Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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