This on-demand course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to understand and improve workflows in radiology and other specialties that use imaging technology. The course covers topics such as the differences between Computerized and Digital Radiography (CR/DR), the advantages of both technologies, and typical workflows in radiology and other specialties. Participants will learn how to perform a workflow analysis, recommend changes based on the analysis, and implement a quality assurance program for CR/DR. The course also includes specific applications of CR/DR in specialties such as mammography, dentistry, and radiation therapy, as well as quality control measures for digital radiography.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and compare the advantages and disadvantages of Computerized Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) technologies to make informed decisions on their implementation in a healthcare setting.
  • Evaluate and assess the workflow in radiology and other specialties that use imaging technology, identifying areas for improvement, and recommending changes to optimize efficiency and patient care.
  • Develop and implement a quality assurance program for CR/DR, including protocols for image acquisition, processing, and storage, to ensure accurate and reliable diagnostic results.
  • Apply the principles and techniques of CR/DR in specialized areas such as mammography, dentistry, and radiation therapy, adapting the technology to meet the specific needs and requirements of each specialty.
  • Utilize appropriate quality control measures for digital radiography, including regular equipment calibration, image quality assessment, and adherence to regulatory standards, to maintain the accuracy and reliability of diagnostic images.

Format/Class Structure

This is a self-paced course, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 5 hours completing this course.

Who Should Take This Course

Overall, this course is suitable for a wide range of professionals involved in radiology, medical imaging, and other specialties that utilize imaging technology. It is also beneficial for students and researchers interested in these fields and healthcare IT professionals supporting imaging systems.

Content Outline

Module 1: Radiology Workflow

  • Why workflow
  • Radiology workflow
  • Exceptions
  • Cardiology

Module 2: RT and Other Workflow

  • Radiation therapy
  • Teaching files
  • Clinical trials
  • Image processing
  • Image sharing and import/export

Module 3: Specialties

  • Veterinarian imaging
  • Pathology
  • Dentistry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Visible light
  • External photography

Module 4: CR/DR Intro

  • CR/DR basics
  • Example systems
  • Implementation

Module 5: CR/DR Special Apps

  • Mammography
  • CAD
  • Dentistry
  • Radiation therapy
  • QA/QC for digital radiography

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 5.0 hours of SIIM IIP Credits towards certification and re-certification by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).

To receive credit for the activity, registrants must complete the course modules and survey.

Note: In order to receive credits for any events/learning you attend you must select your eligible credit types found in the CE & Certification section of your MySIIM Account profile.

After registering for the course, navigate to My Learning in your MySIIM Account profile to access the content.

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  • Applications
  • PACS
  • QI/QA
  • Radiology
  • Training

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Non-Member Cost


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Delivery Type

  • On-Demand

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Student Member in Training (SMIT)


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