Bits and bytes: the future of radiology lies in informatics and information technology

James A. Brink, Ronald L. Arenson, Thomas M. Grist, Jonathan S. Lewin, Dieter Enzmann

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Abstract: Advances in informatics and information technology are sure to alter the practice of medical imaging and image-guided therapies substantially over the next decade. Each element of the imaging continuum will be affected by substantial increases in computing capacity coincident with the seamless integration of digital technology into our society at large. This article focuses primarily on areas where this IT transformation is likely to have a profound effect on the practice of radiology. Key points: • Clinical decision support ensures consistent and appropriate resource utilization. • Big data enables correlation of health information across multiple domains. • Data mining advances the quality of medical decision-making. • Business analytics allow radiologists to maximize the benefits of imaging resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3647-3651
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean radiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Clinical decision support
  • Data mining
  • Information technology
  • Medical informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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