The History and Future of Medical Imaging [Infographic]


The idea of networked digital medical imaging may seem like a fairly recent innovation. But the groundwork that led to today’s VNA and PACS systems started over 40 years ago. This timeline explores the history of medical imaging and all the major milestones up to the present, then takes a sneak peek at what’s just over the horizon.

What does the future of medical imaging look like? Review the infographic below to learn what has happened, and what’s next.




Key Takeaways:

Medical imaging has come a long way from film plates and communication by courier. The health system of the near future can achieve true enterprise imaging — the availability of imaging data throughout and between systems. This universal access can help improve efficiency, enhance communication, and ultimately drive better patient outcomes.

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