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ISBN 9781498763233
Published January 25, 2018 by CRC Press
248 Pages 20 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Informatics in Radiology. Basic I.T. for Radiographers. Image Acquisition. PACS, VNAs and picture storage. RIS, MPI and other text systems. Integrating with other systems. Image Reporting & Interpretation. DICOM. HL7. Data Sharing and Teleradiology. QA and Medical Physics considerations. Clinicians Information Needs. Informatics and the wider commissioning environment. Informatics and the Law. I.T. Perspective. Education Using a PACS. Professionalism: Development and Career Progression in Informatics

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Biography

Qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer, Alexander Peck began working with informatics as a Senior Radiographer at the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, followed by several years as the former Information Systems Manager at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He is the director of a medical informatics consultancy firm plus organiser of the highly popular national imaging informatics education sessions for Radiographers and PACS Professionals. Alexander now concentrates on teaching and research, promoting Imaging Informatics education internationally and continues to champion a research based approach to further developing the better integration of informatics into clinical practice. He has been awarded Chartered I.T. Professional status by the British Computer Society, and is an active member of the SCoR IM+T Advisory Group.

Reviews

This convenient pocket guide provides the foundations of knowledge in informatics, allowing radiographers in training and in practice, to understand, use and develop more efficient ways of imaging that will in turn deliver improved patient care. I would recommend this book or several copies of this book to every healthcare IT department that supports imaging informatics and healthcare messaging in hospitals. - Dr Dewinder S Bhachu, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.

This book covers radiology image storing, data collection and distribution, and radiology information technology, all relating to continuing advances in radiology technology over the last two decades. The compact chapters offer succinct and to-the-point information and important subtopics in informatics. The book also makes good use of pictures, diagrams, and charts to further simplify the information.
-David James Demick, BS(Froedtert Hospital)

I would recommend this book or several copies of this book to every healthcare IT department that supports imaging informatics and healthcare messaging in hospitals.
-RAD Magazine, September, 2018