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Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Vienna is to the European Congress of Radiology what Chicago is to RSNA. This year the ECR celebrated the 20th year the Congress has been held in the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
More than a decade has passed since I volunteered to ride a patient table into the maw of a Siemens’ CT. Then as now, I saw myself as a “doer,” not a...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
My generation has seen the rise of a frightening kind of STD, one that was unflinchingly lethal early on and since has been unrelenting, if...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana, 20th century philosopher and writer Screening programs, like the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
“Keys, scumbag. It’s the universal symbol for keys.” Mike Ehrmantraut, his hand outstretched to Walter White (Episode 1, Season 5, Breaking Bad)  ...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor While the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) focuses on new technology for radiology, it is where vendors...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor  Stage 2 meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records (EMRs) suggest use of clinical decision support (CDS)...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Annoyed by the high cost of a tune-up, 30 years ago I took a class on automotive maintenance. Armed with a spark plug wrench, timing light and...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor   There are two main issues facing clinical practice today, including lower reimbursements and the need to see more...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Saving lives is no longer enough. Patients need to be satisfied. You might thank the recession for that. Since the downturn, retailers have been...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
We are seeing a semantic shift in medicine, one that is redefining personalized medicine from pie in the sky to piece of cake, undoable to doable....
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Only one radiological modality – mammography – is used today for screening. Yet, as America hurdles toward preventive medicine, screening is where it...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
What a difference a few decades makes. In the early-1980s radiologists couldn’t wait to get their hands on an MR scanner. Never mind the clinical...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
“Man is born free and is everywhere in chains.”      — Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 18th century philosopher Not long ago images were read from lightboxes...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
In what one day may be recognized as a melding of epidemiology and medical imaging, researchers are associating human conditions once viewed as...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The radiology community may be in for a shock soon. Regents Health Resources, a national consulting firm specializing in medical imaging business...
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher
In a recent LinkedIn Medical Device Group posting, it was noted that DuVal & Associates, P.A. filed a Citizen Petition and Petition for Stay of...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
For many years mammographers have been saddled with low reimbursements. Recognizing this, women’s health advocates lobbied successfully over the last...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Five states now mandate physicians to inform women with dense breasts that mammography may be of limited value to them. These states — Connecticut,...