Digital (R)Evolution in Radiology

  • Walter Hruby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. W. Hruby
      Pages 1-2
  3. Basics of digital radiology

  4. Planning digital radiology: practical approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. H. U. Lemke, H. Heuser, T. Pollack, W. Niederlag
      Pages 35-39
    3. D. Edmunds, R. Khorasani, P. Ros
      Pages 57-64
    4. G. D. Hurley, D. P. Mcinerney
      Pages 65-72
    5. S. Peer, R. Peer, W. Jaschke
      Pages 73-80
  5. Applications using new digital technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Workflow

      1. R. Mayrhofer, G. Pärtan
        Pages 99-107
      2. T. Ybinger, W. Appel, W. Kumpan
        Pages 111-117
      3. W. Backfrieder, R. Hanel, M. Diemling, T. Lorang, J. Kettenbach, H. Imhof
        Pages 131-139
      4. W. Recheis, G. W. Weber, K. Schäfer, H. Seidler, D. zur Nedden
        Pages 141-148
    3. Practical applications of digital radiology

      1. G. Pärtan
        Pages 167-173
      2. B. Partik, C. Schaefer-Prokop
        Pages 189-203
      3. K. Gindl
        Pages 205-209
      4. W. Pfisterer, E. Knosp
        Pages 223-228
      5. P. Lind, O. Unterweger
        Pages 229-245
      6. O. Ratib
        Pages 247-257
      7. A. F. Kopp, K. Klingenbeck-Regn, B. Ohnesorge, C. D. Claussen
        Pages 259-273
      8. E. Sorantin, C. Halmai, B. Erdhelyi, L. Martonossy, K. Palagy, B. Geiger
        Pages 275-285
  6. Current development and economic issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. H. Schaller
      Pages 297-299
    3. W. Reinagl
      Pages 301-305
  7. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. R. Bulirsch, M. Hardt
      Pages 317-333
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-349

About this book


Three decades have passed since my first personal experiences, influences and contacts with computer ap­ plications in the field of medicine. These experiences were influenced by diverse presentations, publications and seminars concerning various applications of information technology as early as in 1970 (Univac Inter­ national Executive Centre, Rome). The first clinical proposals and discussions during the first "World Congress of Intensive Care Medicine" (London 197 4) strongly impressed me, since they demonstrated that the future of medicine would be changed rapidly by the use of computer technology. In 1975, when I started my radiology residency, my clinical and academic interests were focused on two major topics: (i) interventional radiology and the clinical responsibility of the radiologist for the patient and (ii) the improvement of radiological services for both the clinician and the patient through the use of digital technology. These two topics, firstly interventional radiology and, secondly, computer technology along with all digital techniques developed in respect to examinations and modalities have been the basis for my "per­ sonal evolution" of medicine, especially of digital radiology.


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  • Walter Hruby
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDanube HospitalViennaAustria

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