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Radiology has been intertwined with information technology in a generally enthusiastic, if occasionally uneasy, embrace for the better part of four decades. Consider: “The 1981 meeting at McCormick Place showed that future advances in radiology practice would depend primarily on computer technology,” we read in History of the Radiological Society of North America.1 Few would dispute that the year could be switched to any year since without any loss of accuracy. What does this mean for radiologists right now and going forward? To hash out that question, we assembled a panel of four practicing radiologists with leadership-level expertise in IT and informatics:

Kevin McEnery, MD, professor of radiology and director of innovation in imaging informatics at the...

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