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Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Time is brain. The longer a brain injury goes untreated, the higher the chance of permanent damage or death. And no brain injury is more insidious...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Radiology led the way as the first medical specialty to demonstrate that digital medical records could improve efficiency and effectiveness. The rest...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
We have entered the era of the shrewd practitioner. It empowers the radiologist who looks ahead pragmatically; who recognizes where radiology has...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Want to be a super expert in radiology? Join a swarm. A start-up company called Unanimous AI wants to use a computer algorithm to turn the individual...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
It looked bad a half century ago. Real bad. Police dogs lunged at protesters in Alabama; frightened Vietnamese children ran from napalm; a student...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Go back to the early 1990s and you’ll come across a brilliant, yet fatally flawed, idea. It was called “Evolving Images,” introduced by the Israeli...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
While I write a lot about medical imaging technology and how new technology can and should work, it is not often that I get to experience how things...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Being an avid student of history, I am always looking for parallels and comparisons in everything I see. For this reason, I was very struck by the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Machine learning is already more our lives than many people realize. Smart algorithms complete phrases and correct misspellings typed into Google’s...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
As one of the largest medical shows in the world, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting had a lot of ground to cover, so here...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
There is no greater force today in radiology than the patient.  Some might argue that financial issues matter more. But they don’t. Without the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
During the eighties and nineties — the heydays of radiology — sexism abounded on the RSNA exhibit floor. Gone today are the women who were stationed...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The 1990s were cast by myth and ambition. Taxi drivers wearing caps hyping digital radiography (DR); banners atop RSNA booths announcing the arrival...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers and says, “Five beers please.” —One of the world’s geekiest jokes   Things change. Sometimes...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Not many pharmacists will call up doctors and question their choice of medication. It’s not hard to make a good case for pharmacists to stay out of...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The idea behind clinical decision support (CDS) is simple — ensure that tests or procedures ordered by referring physicians are best suited to...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
“Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: One .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Thinking horses not zebras frames the problem. Details coming from diagnostic tests give physicians the ammunition to “rule out” what are not the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Providers under pressure to deliver low-dose, routine computed tomography (CT) can pick from the best deals ever. Want a spectral or dual-energy CT...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
They were once the kings of computed tomography (CT) — 16-slice scanners that hinted at coronary CT angiography; 64 slicers that delivered it. Today...
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