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Transforming the radiological interpretation process: the SCAR TRIP initiative
Author(s): Katherine P. Andriole; Richard L. Morin; Ronald L. Arenson; John A. Carrino; Bradley J. Erickson M.D.; Steven C. Horii M.D.; David W. Piraino; Bruce I. Reiner M.D.; James Anthony Seibert; Eliot L. Siegel M.D.
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Paper Abstract

The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) Transforming the Radiological Interpretation Process (TRIP) Initiative aims to spearhead research, education, and discovery of innovative solutions to address the problem of information and image data overload. The initiative will foster inter-disciplinary research on technological, environmental and human factors to better manage and exploit the massive amounts of data. TRIP will focus on the following basic objectives: improving the efficiency of interpretation of large data sets, improving the timeliness and effectiveness of communication, and decreasing medical errors. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Interdisciplinary research into several broad areas will be necessary to make progress in managing the ever-increasing volume of data. The six concepts involved include: human perception, image processing and computer-aided detection (CAD), visualization, navigation and usability, databases and integration, and evaluation and validation of methods and performance. The result of this transformation will affect several key processes in radiology, including image interpretation; communication of imaging results; workflow and efficiency within the health care enterprise; diagnostic accuracy and a reduction in medical errors; and, ultimately, the overall quality of care.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5371, Medical Imaging 2004: PACS and Imaging Informatics, (19 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543741
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Katherine P. Andriole, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Richard L. Morin, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (United States)
Ronald L. Arenson, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
John A. Carrino, Brigham and Women's Hospital (United States)
Bradley J. Erickson M.D., Mayo Clinic (United States)
Steven C. Horii M.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
David W. Piraino, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)
Bruce I. Reiner M.D., Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)
James Anthony Seibert, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Eliot L. Siegel M.D., Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5371:
Medical Imaging 2004: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Osman M. Ratib; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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