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Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Already last century (it feels strange writing that) someone, somewhere realized that laptops had enough horsepower to run simple ultrasound machines...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Nothing can — or should — replace the written radiology report as the way radiologists send their findings to referring physicians. But there are...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Radiology cannot stay where it is. Yet threats make it dangerous to move.  The adoption of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and...
Melinda Taschetta-Millane, Editorial Director
The recent 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Portland, Ore., featured many key topics pertinent to...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Athletes warm up before a workout or game. But how might intellectuals get ready? There may be a way. And it may involve smartphones. Research...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The Internet of Things (IoT) has carved an in-road for hackers to just about everything electronic from e-mail servers to automobiles and Internet-...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Making healthcare more objective and precise promises to increase efficiency and reduce costs — the key ingredients of value medicine. At the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Images shown at trade shows tend to be, well … perfect. The kVP is adjusted precisely in computed tomography (CT); the ultrasound probe is set for...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Go to a few radiology meetings and you’ll know what radiology wants. In a word, radiology wants “more.” More involvement. More influence. More effect...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Revolutions need data. They need to explain why the present is not working as well as it could, so that a better route might be mapped. But how to...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Personalized medical care conjures an image of exactness. Precision. Its realization was once believed attainable through sequencing the human genome...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Effective screening may be the key to America’s future. Only by catching disease early, before disease can injure the patient and impose financial...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Cancer screening is the only circumstance in which apparently healthy people subject themselves purposely to an agent known to cause cancer. It is...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
No one really knows how epiphanies come to be. Those moments of enlightenment, slivers in time, when the curtains are thrown back and there, revealed...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Physicians work differently. What they do and how they do it depends on their specialty. Radiologists and cardiologists, general practitioners and...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Hippocrates viewed the patient as a whole. Today physicians tend to see the patient as a collection of parts — cardiologists hearts; orthopedists...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Medicine supposedly aches for a universal viewer, one that can satisfy the needs of every physician — cardiologist, radiologist, dermatologist,...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
In the world of molecular imaging, PET/MR is a wild card. But it’s a wild card that’s ready to be played. Three major vendors offer commercial...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
It’s been a long time since radiology focused just on the detection of disease. And it will never see those days again. Since the serendipitous...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The intersection between PET/CT and radiation therapy is widening. And it is doing so in unanticipated ways. You might expect this hybrid’s potential...
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