Information Systems in Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging

  • Jamlik-Omari Johnson
  • Nabile M. Safdar
Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)


Information systems that support diagnostic imaging in emergency settings have the potential to improve efficiency, quality, and patient safety while moderating costs. The imaging value chain includes forming a diagnostic inquiry, performing a diagnostic procedure, establishing a diagnostic result, and completing communication and follow-up tasks. This cycle serves as a useful framework to assess existing information systems and emerging technologies.


Emergency radiology Informatics Quality PACS Decision support Reporting Evidence-based imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Imaging SciencesEmory University School of Medicine, Emory University HospitalAtlantaUSA

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