Computer-Enhanced Radiology: A Transformation to Imaging

  • Roger H. Shannon
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Abstract

Radiology is an information business. It is one of the core specialties of scientific medicine. In a sense, it is also a part of every direct care specialty, but it has differentiated into a separate field because of the special skills and knowledge that are required to correctly create and interpret images. Many other physicians have also become skilled in aspects of radiology, but few have the fundamental training to appreciate the context in which radiology is practiced or have a command of the subject sufficient to enable them to choose the most efficacious, cost-beneficial course of study from a full set of alternatives. Even skilled clinical subspecialists rarely see the number and variety of cases that a radiologist encounters in serving many such referring physicians.

Keywords

Compute Radiography Hospital Information System Radiology Information System Image Management Electronic Image 
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