Medical imaging informatics (MII) represents the intersection of information science, computer science and health care. It is concerned with how medical images are used and exchanged throughout complex healthcare systems.
At The Ohio State University, the Division of Medical Imaging Informatics manages the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of digital healthcare information in an efficient and effective manner in order to improve the quality of patient care within the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. The Ohio State College of Medicine Department of Radiology faculty members and hospital technical staff that make up the division each bring unique backgrounds and skills to the common effort of optimal delivery of informatics support to clinical care, education and research.
Building on its strong history in medical image utilization for patient care, business intelligence, and clinical research supporting the Department of Radiology, the Division of medical imaging informatics is now heavily focused on the use of advanced computer systems (e.g., GPU-based) for application of augmented intelligence to image data by machine learning and deep learning technologies. The Laboratory for Augmented Intelligence in Imaging has assumed a lead national and international role in the exciting field often referred to as “artificial intelligence” as applied to medical imaging.