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Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
There is something about magnetic resonance (MR). The elegance of its mathematics. How it leverages the electromagnetic spectrum and the concepts of...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Software can do amazing things. Take, for example, a couple software packages unveiled at RSNA 2015. One, called GoBrain, can put together a brain in...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
“You keep same-in’ when you ought to be a changin’ … One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.” — “These boots are made for walking...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
It’s been almost 40 years since the first human magnetic resonance (MR) pictures were taken. Along with decades of experience we’ve seen the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Statistics have been the basis of modern medical practice. Soon it will be Big Data’s turn. In today’s digital world, where just about everything...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Radiologists use visual pattern matching in much the same way referring physicians visually assess their patients. The way radiologists and referring...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Fatigue. Bias. Trouble keeping up with peer-reviewed literature. These can spell trouble for radiologists. But machines are prone to none of them....
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...