Siegel to deliver Dwyer lecture at SIIM annual meeting
Eliot L. Siegel, MD, professor and vice chair of radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, will deliver the 2012 Dwyer Lecture at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting on June 8 in Orlando, Fla.

The lecture, titled “Peering Over Sam’s Shoulders into the Next Generation of PACS,” will focus on PACS innovations that will alter the practice of radiology and how users interact with data, and also analyze changes that should be embraced by the radiological community, according to SIIM.

“The first generation of PACS were initially focused on making the transition from film to filmless operation a reality and consequently emulated film-based workflow,” said SIIM. “Although subsequent improvements in performance and productivity were added, today’s systems remain limited by our collective consciousness/legacy from the era of film and paper requisitions and telephones.”

Implications and applications of the artificial radiology “fellow” and IBM’s Dr. Watson technology also will be discussed in the presentation.

Sam Dwyer, PhD, for whom the lecture is named, was a SIIM Fellow whose work led to the first generation of PACS technology.