Transforming the radiological interpretation process: The SCAR TRIP™ initiative

Katherine P. Andriole, Richard L. Morin, Ronald L. Arenson, John A. Carrino, Bradley J. Erickson, Steven C. Horii, David W. Piraino, Bruce I. Reiner, J. Anthony Seibert, Eliot L. Siegel

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The Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) Transforming the Radiological Interpretation Process (TRIP™) Initiative aims to spearhead research, education, and discovery of innovative solutions to address the problem of information and image data overload. The initiative will foster inter-disciplinary research on technological, environmental and human factors to better manage and exploit the massive amounts of data. TRIP™ will focus on the following basic objectives: improving the efficiency of interpretation of large data sets, improving the timeliness and effectiveness of communication, and decreasing medical errors. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Interdisciplinary research into several broad areas will be necessary to make progress in managing the ever-increasing volume of data. The six concepts involved include: human perception, image processing and computer-aided detection (CAD), visualization, navigation and usability, databases and integration, and evaluation and validation of methods and performance. The result of this transformation will affect several key processes in radiology, including image interpretation; communication of imaging results; workflow and efficiency within the health care enterprise; diagnostic accuracy and a reduction in medical errors; and, ultimately, the overall quality of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5371-10
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventMedical Imaging 2004 - PACS and Imaging Informatics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 17 2004Feb 19 2004


  • Large data sets
  • Radiological image interpretation paradigm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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