Is android or iphone the platform for innovation in imaging informatics

George Shih, Paras Lakhani, Paul Nagy

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It is clear that ubiquitous mobile computing platforms will be a disruptive technology in the delivery of healthcare in the near future. While radiologists are fairly sedentary, their customers, the referring physicians, and the patients are not. The need for closer collaboration and interaction with referring physicians is seen as a key to maintaining relationships and integrating tightly with the patient management team. While today, patients have to settle for their images on a CD, in short time, they will be taking them home on their cell phone. As PACS vendors are moving ever outward in the enterprise, they are already actively developing clients on mobile platforms. Two major contenders are the Apple's iPhone and the Android platform developed by Google. These two designs represent two entirely different architectures and business models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Enterprise PACS
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobile platforms
  • Web technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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