Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Technological Advances in the Administration of Health Care
Slide content:Radiology Advances in imaging techniques have led to incremental degrees of sophistication 1895 X-rays were first developed Computerized tomography (CAT or CT scans) Computer processes X-ray images and generates a 3-dimensional image 13
Slide notes:Let us now turn our attention to the role of technology in health care delivery in the field of radiology. Radiology is a discipline strongly driven by technology. Advances in imaging techniques have led to incremental degrees of sophistication. For example, in 1895 William Roentgen began studying the properties of x-rays and took the first x-ray picture of his wifes hand. This technology progressed and advanced, leading to computerized tomography, also known as CAT or CT scan, which uses a computer to process x-ray images and generates a three-dimensional image from a number of axial two-dimensional x-ray images. 13