An engineering view on megatrends in radiology: Digitization to quantitative tools of medicine

Namkug Kim, Jaesoon Choi, Jaeyoun Yi, Seungwook Choi, Seyoun Park, Yongjun Chang, Joon Beom Seo

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Within six months of the discovery of X-ray in 1895, the technology was used to scan the interior of the human body, paving the way for many innovations in the field of medicine, including an ultrasound device in 1950, a CT scanner in 1972, and MRI in 1980. More recent decades have witnessed developments such as digital imaging using a picture archiving and communication system, computer-aided detection/diagnosis, organ-specific workstations, and molecular, functional, and quantitative imaging. One of the latest technical breakthrough in the field of radiology has been imaging genomics and robotic interventions for biopsy and theragnosis. This review provides an engineering perspective on these developments and several other megatrends in radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-153
Number of pages15
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Being digital
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Imaging genomics
  • Picture archiving and communication system
  • Quantitative imaging
  • Robotic interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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