Digital Image Analysis
Digital imaging offers many advantages over conventional film based imaging, the most compelling of which is the ability to store, retrieve, distribute and review images at any time and in any location which is appropriately networked. This means that the referring physician, the patient and the radiologist can all be in different locations, both to one another and to the stored image, but still communicate effectively. They do not even need to communicate at the same time.
Imaging informatics involve the computerized management of imaging data and related information, extending from patient demographic information and referral data to reports, statistics and image diagnosis, review and distribution through teleradiology platforms.