© 2001

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

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.


Filmless Radiology Neuronavigation PACS Picture Archiving Telemedicine Teleradiology computed tomography (CT) diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

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

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"... Each of the 34 chapters is well written and coupled with excellent illustrations. Each chapter provides selected references and available Web sites ... The text is clear and presented without extensive mathematics ... I would recommend the book to anyone interested in digital radioloy and PACS as developed in Germany and Austria ...” American Journal of Roentgenology 177/Nov. 2001 "... At the minimum, it should be on the shelf of every chief or service in radiology and it is reasonable to believe that it should be readily available in each department’s library ...” American Journal of Neuroradiology 9/2001