Four Technologic Applications of Medical Informatics to Radiology

  • Gwilym S. Lodwick
Part of the Medizinische Informatik und Statistik book series (MEDINFO, volume 3)

Abstract

While this excellent conference has been concerned with the application of computers to informatics and medical informatics in particular, the subjects discussed so far have been concerned largely with theoretical considerations of the content of information. In the field of radiology, which is a branch of medicine dealing very largely with images, one is confronted with not only optimum speed and quality presentation of image information, but also with the problem of determining whether one kind of image contains more information than another, and also with the problem of how best to extract information from an image which is of ultimate value to the patient and to the physician. Perhaps the most stunning recent advance in imaging, the CAT scanner, combines radiological physics and imaging, computer technology, image reconstruction algorithms, and image display systems to provide images which offer the interpreter the greatest accuracy that is known to date.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwilym S. Lodwick
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  1. 1.University of Missouri - ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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