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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...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
More than one in three computed tomography (CT) sites surveyed by The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) could be subject to a 5...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The heady days of computed tomography (CT) — when 64-slice scanners drove sales to an all-time high — seems like ancient history. Hard to believe it...
Richard Duszak, M.D.
Richard Duszak, M.D., Guest Blog Author
Editor's note: This blog was reprinted with permission from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, and can be viewed in full here.  ...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
The biggest trends at the recent Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting included concerns over ICD-10 conversion, X-ray...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Here is a recap of some of the top trends and new technology at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 annual meeting in Las...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Call-backs have always been a problem in mammography. They are a source of worry, added discomfort, well-founded patient complaints about the...