Farewell infoRAD, hello Radiology Informatics

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Radiology informatics has made the big time. InfoRAD, RSNA’s radiology informatics display which has been sectioned off in a special area for nearly 20 years, for this first time is integrated with the rest of the conference’s education exhibits and posters being held at Lakeside Learning Center. This represents a sea change in how RSNA is presenting the latest and greatest science to visitors, and the apparent rising level of perceived importance relating to Informatics within the field.
“Practicing radiologists will benefit from making good informatics choices and implementing integrated solutions through knowledge enhanced by participating in the activities in the new and friendly Lakeside Learning Center,” said David Avrin, MD, PhD, a professor of radiology, adjunct professor of biomedical informatics and chief of body imaging in the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah, in comments published by RSNA. Avrin is chair of the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee.
“Informatics is the key to workflow, and good workflow is the key to running an efficient imaging practice,” said Avrin. “At RSNA 2006 you’ll also get to experience cutting-edge technology of the not-too-distant future.”
The new Informatics exhibit includes non-proprietary computer demonstrations of applications devoted to the management and communication of both patient images and corresponding data that can be used for care purposes or for educational programs. The exhibits will be available daily during the show from 8 am to 5 pm (on Thursday until 12:45pm).
Look for some of the following topic areas to be addressed, some of which as part of hands-on exhibits:

  • Getting Images into Your PC;
  • Using the RSNA Teaching File;
  • Using RGXPress and Overview of the Pub Process;
  • RadLex for Developers: A Technical Introduction to a New Lexicon for Radiology;
  • Overview of RSNA’s Teaching File and Clinical Trial Software (MIRC);
  • Installing a Teaching File System on Your Laptop; and
  • Using MIRC for Clinical Trials

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