Imaging informatics: essential tools for the delivery of imaging services

Acad Radiol. 2013 Oct;20(10):1195-212. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2013.07.006.


There are rapid changes occurring in the health care environment. Radiologists face new challenges but also new opportunities. The purpose of this report is to review how new informatics tools and developments can help the radiologist respond to the drive for safety, quality, and efficiency. These tools will be of assistance in conducting research and education. They not only provide greater efficiency in traditional operations but also open new pathways for the delivery of new services and imaging technologies. Our future as a specialty is dependent on integrating these informatics solutions into our daily practice.

Keywords: PACS; RadLex; Radiology Informatics; decision support; image sharing.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / organization & administration
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Health Care Reform / organization & administration*
  • Medical Informatics / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Organizational Policy
  • Radiology / organization & administration*
  • Radiology Department, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Radiology Information Systems / organization & administration*
  • United States