• Optimising diagnostics through imaging informatics: Costs and opportunities

      Culpan, Gary; McIntosh, Bryan (2017)
      Increasing diagnostic capacity is a national priority to expedite the timeliness and appropriateness of patient treatment interventions. Imaging—encompassing a range of technologies including X-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound—is a key diagnostic service and central to decision-making in most, if not all, disease pathways. However, imaging is an expensive discipline accounting for an estimated 3–5% of the annual NHS budget. As a result, it is imperative that we maximise service efficiency while optimising patient outcomes.