Diagnostic imaging has progressed very quickly and has contributed greatly to clinical medicine.Large-sized medical imaging systems including CT and MRI have become common in Japan, and patients can undergo such examinations across the nation. However, it is difficult to utilize the imaging data obtained at individual hospitals on a nationwide basis. Several problems remain to be solved, including poor efficiency in clinical practices,overly high medical bills and concerns about medical safety.The advance of information and communication technology (ICT) may enable the use of "big data"...
Description of activity and work performed
The concept of Japan Safe Radiology is summarized in Figure 1.
The maximal goal of Japan Safe Radiology is the unified management of medical resources, i.e., the establishment of the J-MID itself, a national database of diagnostic imaging.Collected data can be shared, analyzed and utilized as big data.We have already started to design and develop a small-sized system using data from seven medical institutions.Our goal for the distant future is also to construct an environment in which the image presentation service can be used via...
Conclusion and recommendations
We have outlined the present situation and the prospects for Japan Safe Radiology and the J-MID. Various hurdles still remain. However, we aim to develop cutting-edge data-processing systems that can serve as a model for other countries worldwide.
A. Nishie; Fukuoka/JP - Research/Grant Support at the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development D. Kakihara; Fukuoka/JP - Research/Grant Support at the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development A. Machitori; Chiba/JP - Research/Grant Support at the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development S. Aoki; Tokyo/JP - Research/Grant Support at the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development M. Jinzaki; Tokyo/JP - Research/Grant Support at the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development N. Tomiyama; Suita/JP - Research/Grant Support at the Japan Agency...
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