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Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
Murphy's Law... One day before this year's Super Bowl, my 10-year-old TV gave up the ghost. Forced to go emergency shopping, the adage, "They don't...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Fifteen years ago, I was ready to bet the farm that X-ray, with its hundreds of thousands of systems installed worldwide, was ready to embrace the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Think oval. That’s what you’re doing if you are Hitachi Medical. The company came out with a novel design for high-end magnetic resonance (MR) at the...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Vendors showcase the latest medical imaging technological advances each year during the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
By Greg Freiherr As the dose wars in computed tomography (CT) draw to a close, a new one approaches, this one in mammography. The surprise should not...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
One-click this and drop-in that is my kind of technology.  While I took satisfaction in mastering DOS, for example, remembering the key strokes to...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Computed tomography (CT) is caught in the throes of an uneasy peace.  The war days, when the big four – Toshiba, Siemens, GE and Philips – fought for...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
My least favorite celebration of the year ended October 31 without (real) bloodshed and with all of my body parts, and those of everyone I know,...
Helen Kuhl, ITN Editor
We Americans like to celebrate a lot, giving special recognition to all sorts of things that are near and dear to our hearts. We dedicate a day, week...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Minimizing X-ray dose has driven the global imaging community to develop technologies that today can cut patient dose from computed tomography (CT)...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
When it comes to medical imaging, pick any part of the body other than the female breast and the FDA pays little notice. This particular part of the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
When volumetric scanning came along a few years ago, proponents hawked the technology as a leap forward in efficiency and accuracy.  Simply sweeping...
Helen Kuhl, ITN Editor
As I was writing this month’s column, I ran across a quote attributed to Catherine the Great, who said, “I praise loudly, I blame softly.”...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
It’s old school that bone and ultrasound don’t mix. And it makes sense. Sonography is all about echoes, and what reflects sound better than bone? But...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Hard to believe 18 years have passed since I dropped into the engineering lab of Diasonics Ultrasound, a visit brought to mind today by the unveiling...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
In the yesteryears of over-optimism, when medical imaging was in its heyday, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was framed as a kind of digital...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Typically, the only radiation facing travelers is from the airport scanners they must walk through to board airplanes. Not so, however, for two...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Wielding an assortment of high-energy photons, ultrasonic waves and radiofrequencies, radiology has made a practice of peeling back virtual tissue to...
Helen Kuhl, ITN Editor
Welcome to our newly launched website, providing news and information for medical imaging and radiation oncology professionals. Whether you are a...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
At the American College of Cardology (ACC) 2010, Ziosoft unveiled its Phyziodynamic advanced visualization software, which uses super-computing...