Practical Imaging Informatics

Foundations and Applications for PACS Professionals

  • Barton F. Branstetter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Technology: Getting Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Katherine P. Andriole
      Pages 3-13
    3. Adam Flanders
      Pages 15-32
    4. Matthew D. Ralston, Robert M. Coleman
      Pages 33-48
    5. J. Anthony Seibert
      Pages 49-66
  3. Technology: The PACS Imaging Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. R. L. “Skip” Kennedy
      Pages 69-79
    3. David S. Channin
      Pages 81-97
    4. Elizabeth A. Krupinski
      Pages 99-110
    5. Daniel Blezek, Xiaojiang Yang, Bradley J. Erickson
      Pages 111-129
    6. Paul J. Chang
      Pages 131-145
    7. David L. Weiss, Peter R. Bolos
      Pages 147-162
  4. Operations: Everyday PACS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Janice Honeyman-Buck
      Pages 165-178
    3. Ann L. Scherzinger
      Pages 179-196
    4. Charles E. Willis
      Pages 197-211
    5. Edward M. Smith
      Pages 213-245
    6. Claudine Martin
      Pages 247-256
  5. Operations : Infrastructure and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Bill Rostenberg
      Pages 259-269
    3. Barton F. Branstetter IV, Matthew B. Morgan
      Pages 271-281
    4. David E. Brown
      Pages 283-302
    5. Scott Griffin
      Pages 303-310
  6. Strategy and Vision: Preparing for PACS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. George H. Bowers
      Pages 313-330
    3. Steven C. Horii
      Pages 331-348
    4. Pragya A. Dang, Mannudeep K. Kalra, Alan L. Schweitzer, Keith J. Dreyer
      Pages 349-363
    5. Gary S. Norton
      Pages 365-381
  7. Strategy and Vision: PACS Administration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. David E. Wild
      Pages 385-395
    3. Kevin W. McEnery
      Pages 397-412
    4. Bradley J. Erickson
      Pages 413-420
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 421-455

About this book


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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.  describes the foundations of information technology and clinical image management, details typical daily operations, and discusses rarer complications and issues.


Cardiology Dentistry Dermatology Health Informatics Imaging Informatics Master Patient Index Nuclear Medicine Oncology Ophthalmology Orthopedics PACS Pathology Picture Archiving and Communication System Radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Barton F. Branstetter
    • 1
  1. 1.Informatics in MedicineSociety for ImagingLeesburgU.S.A.

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