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Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
In a skeptical world, old maxims fall hard. Photojournalists can attest to that. Seeing today is anything but believing. Not seeing has fallen just...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting is a key source of the latest clinical trial data on new stent technologies. Two key...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
With its million-dollar scanners and their mushrooming use in recent years, medical imaging has become the poster child for high-cost medicine. While...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The medical community buzzed a couple of weeks ago as word spread of technology guru Vinod Khosla’s prediction that the future of medical practice...
Wayne Webster
Wayne Webster
In a recent article, “The AMA Backs Bills to Stop Medicare Imaging Pay Cuts,”  the American Medical Association (AMA) once again is fighting to...
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
Like an eyewitness to a freight train bearing down on a rocket fuel truck at a railroad crossing, I couldn’t avoid watching the ensuing carnage after...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Cardiac computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), echocardiography and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging each offer advantages...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
We want absolutes; things we can depend on; certainties in an unfortunately uncertain world. It’s the kind of faith we put into positron emission...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
When I was a kid, living in a mid-size Wisconsin town, my family would drive the mile or so from our home to the Lake Michigan shore to escape the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Google is now testing an augmented reality technology called “Glass” that takes what we now click up on our PCs and laptops and projects them into...
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
It has been interesting to monitor news outlets and social media since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The lag between news and peer-review last week dragged radiology back into the quagmire of concern about patient exposure to diagnostic radiation,...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
It was set a decade ago, a battle between the upstart and the champ. It wasn’t the first time. The standard bearer for magnetic resonance imaging (...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
For all the talk about reducing dose, you’d think doing so would require exotic tools. Yet, reduced dose is not only possible, but also practical and...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Over the past several years, the radiology community has taken it on the chin with reimbursement cuts to reports of radiation overexposure. Earlier...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Increasingly in this country, diagnostic ultrasound is being used to advance a political agenda.  Last month the Virginia state legislature passed,...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
It’s been nearly a decade since vendors first floated the idea of 3T as the new clinical benchmark in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Finally, it...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Radiology has always played outside the limelight, its value underappreciated, its contribution not fully recognized. It is in character, therefore,...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor With increasing concern about radiation dose levels in radiology, I wanted to share my personal opinion on the subject...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Eastman Kodak was slain by its own sword. But it was pride that drove the blade, fueled by the mistaken belief that it could single-handedly hold...