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Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
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
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
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 Outdated.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...