RAIT 490 Information & Imaging Management • 3 Cr.


Covers existing data standards, data and information quality, the nature of imaging data, and the ways in which imaging data and information are used within radiology departments and by users outside of radiology. Students apply classroom concepts in their own work and practice settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of the Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define and explain the components of radiology information systems and picture archiving and communication systems,
  • analyze how such departmental systems integrate with enterprise-wide clinical and administrative information systems, 
  • examine the issues and challenges in defining, measuring, and ensuring data and information quality within radiology information systems, 
  • Compare and contrast existing data standards important to radiology information systems,
  • evaluate and utilize existing models for information systems acquisition and implementation processes, identifying the key success factors and critical barriers in each,
  • debate the current and future significance of information system interoperability, both within the enterprise and external to the enterprise, 
  • Assess and enhance their own leadership and management competencies, in terms of leading change within their own departments, through projects and case studies.