The electronic imaging technology specialist: the role of a new radiology subspecialty for the 21st century.

Brian Jack Bartholmai, Bradley J Erickson, Thomas E. Hartman, Bernard Francis King, E. Meredith James, Nicholas J. Hangiandreou, Byrn Williamson

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Abstract

Modern radiology departments need radiologists who understand subjects not thoroughly addressed during residency training: picture archiving and communication system (PACS) technology and administration, usability and acceptance testing, workflow analysis, digital image acquisition, compression, and quality control. A structured Electronic Imaging and Technology (EIT) fellowship program focusing on practical, technical, and administrative aspects of electronic imaging, teleradiology, and PACS was formed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. We review the rationale for dedicated EIT training, define its core curriculum, and discuss the purpose of an EIT specialist. Resources necessary to optimize this fellowship are discussed. Scheduling and coordination with clinical training is presented. The responsibilities and deliverables expected of an EIT fellow are examined. We differentiate the EIT fellowship from an Informatics fellowship and explore the role an EIT specialist within a department. An EIT fellowship provides practical and valuable skills, and can be compared to the added expertise gained through established fellowship training programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of digital imaging : the official journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
Volume15 Suppl 1
StatePublished - 2002

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Radiology
Technology
Imaging techniques
Radiology Information Systems
Picture archiving and communication systems
Teleradiology
Data Compression
Informatics
Workflow
Image acquisition
Internship and Residency
Quality Control
Curriculum
Curricula
Quality control
Scheduling
Education
Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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