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Reponen, J., & Niinimäki, J. (2021). Emergence of teleradiology, PACS, and other radiology IT solutions in Acta Radiologica. Acta Radiologica, 62(11), 1525–1533.

Emergence of teleradiology, PACS, and other radiology IT solutions in Acta Radiologica

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Author: Reponen, Jarmo1,2; Niinimäki, Jaakko1,3
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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Language: English
Published: SAGE Publications, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-01-10


For this historical review, we searched a database containing all the articles published in Acta Radiologica during its 100-year history to find those on the use of information technology (IT) in radiology. After reading the full texts, we selected the presented articles according to major radiology IT domains such as teleradiology, picture archiving and communication systems, image processing, image analysis, and computer-aided diagnostics in order to describe the development as it appeared in the journal. Publications generally follow IT megatrends, but because the contents of Acta Radiologica are mainly clinically oriented, some technology achievements appear later than they do in journals discussing mainly imaging informatics topics.

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Series: Acta radiologica
ISSN: 0284-1851
ISSN-E: 1600-0455
ISSN-L: 0284-1851
Volume: 62
Issue: 11
Pages: 1525 - 1533
DOI: 10.1177/02841851211051003
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
217 Medical engineering
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Funding: The author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.
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