Imaging Informatics

The imaging informatics fellowship, typically combined with a clinical fellowship, provides radiologists with a foundation in a wide variety of topics that fall under our broad definition of imaging informatics, which encompasses such diverse fields as clinical radiology, information technology, physics, engineering, government, and regulation, as well as business and management. The program is based on a combination of didactic sessions, small group discussions, and research projects. It is our goal to provide a challenging, interactive, collegial environment for physicians who want to leverage technological change to transform health care.

Fellows in Imaging Informatics divide their time, with 3 days per week as part of a clinical fellowship in diagnostic radiology and 2 days for informatics. The informatics research laboratory is housed in a 2,800-sf open-plan facility on the medical campus, less than a block from the main hospital. Fellows will interact with information technology professionals, business leaders, and software developers to learn both theoretical and hands-on approaches for adapting innovations in information technology into health care. Fellows will learn techniques for bridging cultural barriers between the clinical environment and information technology and for aligning vendors and technology staff to successfully deploy clinical systems. Fellows are expected to engage in research under the guidance of the program mentors and department staff, leading to conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed manuscript publications. Our past fellows have been successful in applying their skills in leadership roles in academics, private practice, and industry.

For more information contact: Ken Wang, MD, at:

Faculty: Imaging Informatics Fellowship

Eliot Siegel, MD
Ken Wang, MD, PhD
Joseph J.S. Chen, MD
Christopher Meenan

Curriculum: Imaging Informatics Fellowship

  1. Research
    Quasi-experimental study design
    Surveying methods
    Honest broker architectures
    IRB implications in informatics
  2. Management
    Leadership roles in health care
    Organizational design
    Business intelligence
    Quality (Lean/Six Sigma)
    Negotiation techniques
  3. Human-Computer Interface design
    Requirements gathering
    Usability analysis
    Workflow modeling
    Information visualization
  4. Technical
    Technology assessment (inc. storage area networks, server architectures, network mesh design, service-oriented architecture, database design and SQL, high availability design, and HIPAA and security)
    Interoperability topics (inc. HL7/DICOM, IHE, Web services, and extract/transform/load)
    Systems management (inc. IT infrastructure library and computerized maintenance management systems)

Sample topics:

  1. Technical
    Advanced visualization
    Enterprise imaging
    Regional health information organizations
    Medical lexicons and ontologies
    Mobile platforms
  2. Research
    Quasi-experimental study design
    Funding in informatics
    Low-dose CT
    Reading room ergonomics
    Natural language processing
  3. Other
    Meaningful use of health information technology
    Critical results reporting and clinical communication
    Decision support systems in radiology
    Scanner utilization

This page was last updated: April 14, 2015

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