Seminar - "Medical Imaging & Information Technology in Radiology: The Digital Age".
Date: April 27, 2001
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Commonwealth Hall, Room: 410
Alberto F. Goldszal, Ph.D.
Director, Information Systems
CIO, UPHS Radiology
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
"Medical Imaging & Information Technology in Radiology: The Digital Age".
This talk is designed to provide general information to professionals
who use, buy, or develop computer-based solutions with applications
in radiology & imaging sciences. It features recent advances in
medical imaging and information technology that improve the clinical
practice of radiology, particularly recent developments in complex
automation systems for acquiring, transmitting, managing, storing,
processing, and displaying digital diagnostic images and associated
The driving force behind this technology is the need to connect the
appropriate persons, knowledge, and resources at the appropriate time
and location to achieve the optimal health outcome. Examples of
solutions adopted at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, at the National
Institutes of Health, and at the University of Pennsylvania Health
System will be presented. These solutions differ in scope and style,
but all seek to streamline operational processes, enhance workflow
across the heath care continuum, and provide a continuous record of
all radiological-based care.
Dr. Alberto Goldszal was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1964. He
received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil, in 1988.
Under advisory of Dr. Oleh Tretiak, he received his Master of Science
(M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Biomedical
Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, in 1992 and 1994,
respectively. Post-Doctoral research was conducted at the National
Institute on Aging (NIA), Baltimore. Dr. Goldszal has published in
leading peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters, and lectured
in several meetings and scientific conferences on medical imaging and
information technology. His research, academic, and professional
interests include medical imaging, image processing, and the
application of information technology in biomedicine. He has been a
Fullbright Scholar and has held research grants from the NIH and CNPq
(Brazil). In 1997, he received the NIH’s Nathan Shock Award for
research on early-markers of Alzheimer’s disease. Recent professional
activities included a Faculty appointment at the Department of
Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Chief Information Officer
(CIO) at the Imaging Sciences Program, National Institutes of Health.
Currently, Dr. Goldszal serves as Director, Information Systems,
Department of Radiology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and
as CIO, Radiology Enterprise, University of Pennsylvania Health
System. He is a member of IEEE, AAAS, RSNA, and SCAR.