Some doctors out at UCLA found a way to transfer x-ray images to iPods. Dr. Osman Ratib and Dr. Antoine Rosset thought spending $100,000 on workstations to view x-rays was stupid. So with the help of open source and Dr. Rosset’s programming skills, they were able to transfer x-rays to Mac desktops. Obviously this wasn’t enough, so they modified Apple iPhoto to view the images and transfer them to an iPod photo.

“It’s amazing. (With iPods), people are carrying around 60GB in their pocket, when I don’t even have 60GB on my computer,” Dr. Ratib said. “That’s the beauty of adopting consumer technology.” Good job, Dr. Ratib. Let’s hope those HIPAA compliance officers don’t jack your iPod.

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