Practical Imaging Informatics

Foundations and Applications for PACS Professionals
Author: Society for Imaging
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441904850
Category: Medical
Page: 456
View: 7266
Attention SIIM Members: a special discount is available to you; please log in to the SIIM website at or call the SIIM office at 703-723-0432 for information on how you can receive the SIIM member price. 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.

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)

A Practical Introduction and Survival Guide
Author: Oleg S. Pianykh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642108501
Category: Medical
Page: 417
View: 8098
This is the second edition of a very popular book on DICOM that introduces this complex standard from a very practical point of view. It is aimed at a broad audience of radiologists, clinical administrators, information technologists, medical students, and lecturers. The book provides a gradual, down to earth introduction to DICOM, accompanied by an analysis of the most common problems associated with its implementation. Compared with the first edition, many improvements and additions have been made, based on feedback from readers. Whether you are running a teleradiology project or writing DICOM software, this book will provide you with clear and helpful guidance. It will prepare you for any DICOM projects or problem solving, and assist you in taking full advantage of multifaceted DICOM functionality.

Introduction to Medical Imaging

Physics, Engineering and Clinical Applications
Author: Nadine Barrie Smith,Andrew Webb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492047
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 3483
Covering the basics of X-rays, CT, PET, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and MRI, this textbook provides senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students with a broad introduction to medical imaging. Over 130 end-of-chapter exercises are included, in addition to solved example problems, which enable students to master the theory as well as providing them with the tools needed to solve more difficult problems. The basic theory, instrumentation and state-of-the-art techniques and applications are covered, bringing students immediately up-to-date with recent developments, such as combined computed tomography/positron emission tomography, multi-slice CT, four-dimensional ultrasound, and parallel imaging MR technology. Clinical examples provide practical applications of physics and engineering knowledge to medicine. Finally, helpful references to specialised texts, recent review articles, and relevant scientific journals are provided at the end of each chapter, making this an ideal textbook for a one-semester course in medical imaging.

Bone Densitometry for Technologists

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592599923
Category: Medical
Page: 416
View: 3646
Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, have updated and expanded their highly praised Bone Densitometry for Technologists to reflect the latest standards and developments in the field. Here radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dedicated densitometry technologists can find new guidelines for bone density testing, new therapies for osteoporosis, and new treatment guidelines for osteoporosis, as well as new chapters on pediatric densitometry, body composition assessments, and the use of skeletal morphometry in diagnosis and fracture risk prediction.

Introduction to Medical Imaging Management

Author: Bernard Rubenzer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439891842
Category: Medical
Page: 200
View: 7570
In the past, for the most part, people who moved into management positions in medical imaging were chosen because they were the best technologists. However, the skill set for technologists and supervisors/managers are vastly different. Even an MBA-educated person may not be ready to take on imaging management. As an example, when buying a very expensive piece of imaging equipment, this person would not necessarily know the right questions to ask, such as: What is my guaranteed uptime? Is technologist training included? Introduction to Medical Imaging Management is a comprehensive reference for medical imaging managers learning through a combination of education and experience. This thorough book provides an in-depth overview of every major facet pertaining to the knowledge and skills necessary to become a department or imaging center supervisor or manager. The text follows a natural progression from transitioning into a management position and dealing with former peers through the most sophisticated skills uniquely applicable to medical imaging management. Covering all aspects of the profession—operations, human resources, finance, and marketing—this reference is a must-have for any potential, new, or less experienced imaging manager.


A Guide to the Digital Revolution
Author: Keith J. Dreyer,David S. Hirschorn,James H. Thrall,Amit Mehta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387310703
Category: Medical
Page: 580
View: 7596
PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution, Second Edition, fills an incredible need by explaining the technological advances associated with the transition of radiology departments to filmless environments. The editors are leaders in the field of medical imaging and they provide insight into emerging technologies for physicians, administrators, and other interested groups. Chapters address key topics in current literature with regard to the generation, transfer, interpretation, and distribution of images. This new edition has been updated to include: 1. An overview of the latest medical imaging standards; 2. A discussion of security issues as they relate to PACS, especially regarding HIPAA; 3. An introduction to current information on PACS workstations, including the impact of new software and hardware on radiologists; 4. An updated explanation of data storage and compression that highlights how advancements are applied; 5. A section on how PACS influences research and education.

Clark's Essential PACS, RIS and Imaging Informatics

Author: Alexander Peck
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498763464
Category: Medical
Page: 218
View: 913
Imaging informatics is a complex and historically rapidly changing field, knowledge of which is central to the practice of all imaging specialists. This convenient pocket guide provides the foundations of knowledge in informatics, allowing radiographers in training and in practice, assistant practitioners and other allied health professionals to understand, use and develop more efficient ways of imaging that will in turn deliver improved patient care.

Hl7 for Busy Professionals

Your No Sweat Guide to Understanding Hl7
Author: Rahul Bhagat
Publisher: Anchiove Incorporated
ISBN: 9780993994500
Page: 144
View: 8676
This is a book for healthcare professionals who don't come from a technical background but the changing landscape has put them face to face with HL7 and the world of healthcare IT. If you want to understand HL7 and build up a working knowledge of the topic but don't have the time, then this book is for you. It is an easy read that you will have no problem fitting in your commute time or while waiting at the airport. We are going to demystify this topic!

PACS and Imaging Informatics

Basic Principles and Applications
Author: H. K. Huang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470560518
Category: Medical
Page: 1048
View: 6749
The definitive guide to PACS — now with more clinically applicable material In recent years, the field of picture archiving and communications systems—PACS—and image informatics has advanced due to both conceptual and technological advancements. This edition of PACS and Imaging Informatics: Basic Principles and Applications addresses the latest in this exciting field. In contrast to the previous edition, this updated text uses the framework of image informatics, not physics or engineering principles, to explain PACS. It is the only resource that thoroughly covers the critical issues of hardware/software design and implementation in a systematic and easily comprehensible manner. To strengthen and update the book, the author: Emphasizes clinical applications of PACS and integrates clinical examples throughout the text Reflects the many changes in the field, with new chapters on Web-based PACS, security, integrating the healthcare enterprise, clinical management systems, and the electronic patient record Uses the framework of imaging informatics to explain PACS, making the book accessible to those without advanced knowledge of physics, engineering, math, or information technology Explains how PACS can improve workflow, therapy, and treatment With the most systematic and thorough coverage of practical applications available, this text is the complete guide for all those involved in designing, implementing, and using PACS. Professionals in medical and allied health imaging informatics; radiologists and their technical staff; surgeons and oncologists and their teams; medical and electronic engineers; medical informaticians; and fellows, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates will all benefit from this valuable resource. "An excellent book for people involved in the design, implementation, or simply the operations of PACS and an appropriate textbook." —From a review of the previous edition in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology "The strength of the book lies in the vast experience of the author, who has implemented PACS at numerous institutions in the United States and abroad." —From a review of the previous edition in Radiology

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health

Author: Lazakidou, Athina A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605660035
Category: Law
Page: 600
View: 5910
Provides coverage of specific topics and issues in healthcare, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field.

Governance of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems: Data Security and Quality Management of Filmless Radiology

Data Security and Quality Management of Filmless Radiology
Author: Tong, Carrison K.S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599046741
Category: Computers
Page: 366
View: 6959
"This book examines information security management for the facilitation of picture archiving and communication systems"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Radiography and PACS - E-Book

Author: Christi Carter,Beth Veale
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323277527
Category: Medical
Page: 272
View: 9863
Written with the radiography student in mind, Digital Radiography and PACS, 2nd Edition provides the latest information on digital imaging systems, including computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) as well as the data required by practicing technologists who are transitioning to digital imaging. Coverage of digital imaging and PACS is at just the right level for student radiographers and practicing technologists who are transitioning to digital imaging. Chapter outlines, learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter orient readers to the chapter content and assist with organizing study and comprehension. Bulleted summaries recap the main points of the chapter, ensuring you focus on the most important concepts conveyed by the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter are linked to the chapter objectives. The latest on CR and DR function and image enhancement and processing based on recently published research keeps you current with today’s imaging requirements. Complete coverage of PACS workstations, archiving solutions and system architectures provides a sound basis for understanding how individual systems work. Comprehensive quality control and management guidelines for PACS, CR and DR prepare you for on the job success. Careful alignment with digital imaging information required by the ASRT Core Curriculum ensures you are current with today’s procedures and modalities.

MRI Bioeffects, Safety, and Patient Management

Author: Frank G. Shellock, Ed.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989163200
Category: Medical
Page: 720
View: 7741
MRI Bioeffects, Safety, and Patient Management is a comprehensive, authoritative textbook on the health and safety concerns of MRI technology that contains contributions from more than forty internationally respected experts in the field. This textbook includes both theoretical and practical information and serves as the definitive resource for radiologists and other physicians, MRI technologists, physicists, scientists, MRI facility managers, and others. The text begins with a discussion of basic MRI physics and then proceeds to a description of the bioeffects of static, gradient, and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as well as the risks associated with acoustic noise. It then discusses the use of MRI during pregnancy, the design of an MRI facility to support safety, the procedures to screen patients and other individuals, and the management of patients with claustrophobia, anxiety, or emotional distress. Other chapters cover the safety of MRI contrast agents, the use of ferromagnetic detection systems, techniques for physiological monitoring, the unique safety needs of interventional MRI centers, and the administration of sedation and anesthesia during MRI. Detailed descriptions covering the proper management of patients with metallic implants and complex electronically activated devices, such as cardiac pacemakers and neuromodulation systems, are included. MRI safety policies and procedures are presented for hospitals/medical centers, outpatient facilities, children's hospitals, and research facilities. Finally, MRI standards and guidelines are provided for the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia.

Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies

Author: Borko Furht,Ankur Agarwal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461484952
Category: Medical
Page: 534
View: 1891
This book equips readers to understand a complex range of healthcare products that are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans. The first part of the book presents medical technologies such as medical information retrieval, tissue engineering techniques, 3D medical imaging, nanotechnology innovations in medicine, medical wireless sensor networks, and knowledge mining techniques in medicine. The second half of the book focuses on healthcare technologies including prediction hospital readmission risk, modeling e-health framework, personal Web in healthcare, security issues for medical records, and personalized services in healthcare. The contributors are leading world researchers who share their innovations, making this handbook the definitive resource on these topics. Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies is intended for a wide audience including academicians, designers, developers, researchers and advanced-level students. It is also valuable for business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors within the medical and healthcare industries.

Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics

Author: Pereira, Javier
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605662070
Category: Medical
Page: 462
View: 4157
"This book offers a comprehensive description of the needs that must be considered by IT engineers when designing technical assistance tools that can be used by disabled persons according to their specific motoric, visual, auditive, or psychic needs"--Provided by publisher.

Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records:

Workshop Summary
Author: Board on the Health of Select Populations,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309268044
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 73
View: 894
Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records: Workshop Summary reviews the statement of task set to the committee which required them to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data in electronic health records. This report summarizes the invited presentations and facilitated discussions about current practices around sexual orientation and gender identity data collection, the challenges in collecting these data, and ways in which these challenges can be overcome. Areas of focus for the workshop include the clinical rationale behind collecting these data, standardized questions that can be used to collect these data, mechanisms for supporting providers and patients in the collection of these data, technical specifications involved in creating standards for sexual orientation and gender identity data collection and exchange, and policy considerations related to the health information technology (HIT) Meaningful Use process being overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services. This report summarizes the workshop agenda, select invited speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. Invited participants will include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health care consumer advocates, providers with experience working with LGBT populations, HIT vendors and other HIT specialists, health care administrators, and policy makers.