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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,...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Trends at RSNA 2012 included software solutions to help meet Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for remote viewing of images and reports, and...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The top step I took to the 2012 RSNA exhibit halls at the McCormick Center in Chicago bore the RSNA theme “Patients First”.  Above my head, a...
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...