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The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) Transforming the Radiological Interpretation Process (TRIP) Initiative aims to spearhead research, education, and discovery of innovative solutions to address the problem of information and image data overload. The initiative will foster interdisciplinary research on technological, environmental and(More)
A multicenter study of adverse effects of ionic and nonionic contrast agents was conducted in three similar time periods. In 1985, before approval of the nonionic contrast agents by the Food and Drug Administration, 6006 consecutive patients received iv ionic agents for urography or CT. After approval of the nonionic agents, 7170 consecutive patients(More)
With ultrasound monitoring, analysis of the behavior of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) and their impact on the course of pregnancy was undertaken in a group of 113 patients. Fibroid size changes were analyzed on the basis of trimesters. In the second trimester, smaller fibroids increased in size, whereas larger fibroids decreased in size. In the third(More)
Multimedia has different meanings according to its context. Here, multimedia in the radiology environment is defined as the integration of multiple radiology and medical information systems to facilitate the practice of radiology. These information systems include the hospital information system, radiology information system, picture archiving and(More)
This report describes the authors' experience in the design and implementation of two large scale picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) during the past 10 years. The first system, which is in daily clinical operation was developed at University of California, Los Angeles from 1983 to 1992. The second system, which continues evolving, has been(More)
Early picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) were characterized by the use of very expensive hardware devices, cumbersome display stations, duplication of database content, lack of interfaces to other clinical information systems, and immaturity in their understanding of the folder manager concepts and workflow reengineering. They were(More)
Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are expected to convert film-based radiology into a computer-based digital environment, with associated cost savings and improved physician communication. The digital workstation will be used by physicians to display these "soft-copy" images; however, difficult technical challenges must be met for the(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this project was to understand better the academic radiologist's clinical workload in order to determine faculty staffing requirements more accurately. MATERIALS AND METHODS Surveys performed by the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) collected data for radiologists in 20 departments in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to review reasonable measures that community radiologists can realistically implement as a response to the current increased public concern regarding CT radiation risk. CONCLUSION Potential measures include provision of patient information material, review of CT protocols and indications, promotion of alternative(More)