Blogs

Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Make no mistake. Radiologists are members of the patient management team. They always have been. Often radiologists are associated with the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Data are streaming faster and in greater quantities than ever before. These data take the form of pictures coming from imaging machines. They may be...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Much has been said about the potential of outcomes to change the practice of medicine. Through comparative studies, outcomes research could point out...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
At one time, there wasn’t much risk in medical imaging. A federal program called Medicare Pass-Through used to pay hospitals for new equipment based...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
For a long time, the ongoing joke on the floor of the McCormick Place after Thanksgiving was that RSNA stood for Real Systems Not Available. And,...
Melinda Taschetta-Millane, Editorial Director
The theme for this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 102nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly is “Beyond Imaging.” This year’s...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Sure, the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting disrupts Thanksgiving. And the cold wind coming off Lake Michigan makes it...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
To tell or not to tell? That is the question. It has been asked — and gone unasked — for decades, tracing back to the profoundly improved resolution...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
We know where imaging has been. We think it’s going to a better place. But exactly when it will get there and what it will look like when it arrives...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Ever knock down a silo? You have to be quick. And lucky. Very … very … lucky. Maybe that’s why there are so many silos. Outdated. Counterproductive....
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Ask anyone from Pokemon Go players to BlackBerry diehards. Smartphones have a lot to offer. That potential may be expressed in high-tech apps or...
Melinda Taschetta-Millane, Editorial Director
This has been an exciting week for Imaging Technology News (ITN) — as I write this, we are on location at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Breast...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
If we are to look forward to the development of smartphone technology for radiology applications, we might do well to look at virtual and augmented...
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...
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