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Business Intelligence Tools for Radiology: Creating a Prototype Model Using Open-Source Tools

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Digital radiology departments could benefit from the ability to integrate and visualize data (e.g. information reflecting complex workflow states) from all of their imaging and information management systems in one composite presentation view. Leveraging data warehousing tools developed in the business world may be one way to achieve this capability. In total, the concept of managing the information available in this data repository is known as Business Intelligence or BI. This paper describes the concepts used in Business Intelligence, their importance to modern Radiology, and the steps used in the creation of a prototype model of a data warehouse for BI using open-source tools.

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Prevedello, L.M., Andriole, K.P., Hanson, R. et al. Business Intelligence Tools for Radiology: Creating a Prototype Model Using Open-Source Tools. J Digit Imaging 23, 133–141 (2010).

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