AdventHealth Orlando is served by a single radiology group, consisting of nearly 100 radiologists, several dedicated information technology and PACS personnel, as well as 6 in-house board-certified medical physicists and 4 physics assistants. The physicists are available for consultation regarding image acquisition and quality.
Radiology projected volumes are approximately 2 million imaging studies per year, with roughly 38,000 pediatric patients undergoing x-rays imaging (9,500 under 2yrs of age).
Radiology services are situated on a single centralized picture archiving and communications (PACS) system that is available to researchers from anywhere within the hospitals or via virtual private network outside the hospitals.
Radiology facilities include a dedicated pediatric hospital and approximately 100 digital x-ray units. These units are composed of several different makes and models to facilitate impact of acquisition parameters on radiomics values.
Radiology has dedicated staff to help manage radiology-related research projects and had just created The Division of Advanced Imaging Research to focus on cutting-edge large-scale research projects. The vast support network and large number of radiologists with an interest in education and research ensure that sufficient personnel will be available for research projects.
Montage software is integrated into the radiology enterprise allowing access to advanced data mining techniques.