Practical Imaging Informatics: Foundations and Applications for PACS Professionals / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Imaging Informatics Professionals (IIPs) have come to play an indispensable role in modern medicine, and the scope of this profession has grown far beyond the boundaries of the PACS. A successful IIP must not only understand the PACS itself, but also have knowledge of clinical workflow, a base in several medical specialties, and a solid IT capability regarding software interactions and networking. With the introduction of a certification test for the IIP position, a single source was needed to explain the fundamentals of imaging informatics and to demonstrate how those fundamentals are applied in everyday practice. Practical Imaging Informatics describes the foundations of information technology and clinical image management, details typical daily operations, and discusses rarer complications and issues.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of ContentsTechnology: Getting Started.- Medical Imaging Modalities and Digital Images.- Computers and Networking.- to PACS.- Modalities and Data Acquisition.- Technology: The PACS Imaging Chain.- Workflow Steps in Radiology.- Standards and Interoperability.- Viewing Images.- Image Postprocessing and Volume Rendering.- Image Distribution.- Reporting and Dictation.- Operations: Everyday PACS.- Customer Relations.- User Training.- Quality Assurance for Medical Imaging.- Data Storage and Disaster Recovery.- Downtime Procedures and Departmental Policies.- Operations : Infrastructure and Environment.- Reading Room Design.- Workflow Testing and Workflow Engineering.- Policy Management and Regulatory Compliance.- Billing and Coding.- Strategy and Vision: Preparing for PACS.- Economics of PACS and Related Systems.- PACS Readiness.- Choosing a Vendor.- Acceptance Testing.- Strategy and Vision: PACS Administration.- Working with Vendors.- Team Building and Project Management.- Long-Range Planning.