An internationally recognized expert in the field of imaging informatics, Paul J. Chang, MD, was a pioneer in creating rapid methods of moving digital radiology images and spearheaded numerous research and development projects related to imaging informatics and enterprise-wide informatics challenges.
Dr. Chang's early work in workstation design has resulted in presentation and navigation models that are widely used by the majority of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). While at the University of Iowa, he established and evaluated one of the first ultrasound rural teleradiology networks to provide primary interpretation. Dr. Chang co-invented a novel lossless wavelet-based image distribution mechanism, dynamic transfer syntax (DTS); this technology was subsequently commercialized by the creation of Stentor PACS, which was later acquired by Philips Medical Systems.
Under his leadership and in collaboration with RSNA, RSNA Diagnosis Live™, a novel cloud-based interactive educational platform featuring gamification and deep analytics was developed. Diagnosis Live continues to be a very popular part of the RSNA annual meeting and is being used in residency programs worldwide.
Dr. Chang is professor and vice chairman of radiology informatics at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He also serves as medical director of enterprise imaging and of SOA infrastructure at University of Chicago [Medicine]. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Stanford University.
Concurrent with his medical school training, he also received his Master of Science degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford. Dr. Chang completed his residency and fellowship training in diagnostic radiology at Stanford University Hospital.
Dr. Chang has been a member of the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee (RIC) and serves as an informatics consultant to RSNA for the RadSCOPE electronic education initiative. He presented the 2012 New Horizons Lecture at the RSNA annual meeting.