The chapter discusses how IoT based machine-to-machine communications can assist medical imaging providers to improve quality and decrease cost of their operations.

IoT Elements

Communication Technologies

  • Ethernet
    A family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN) and wide area networks (WAN).
  • Wide area network
    A telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance
  • WiFi
    A technology for wireless local area networking with devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards


  • Picture and communications systems
  • Analytics software
  • Imaging modalities
  • Cloud-based storage and processing

Target Market

  • Multi-site imaging departments in the integrated delivery networks

Relevant Standards

    A standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging
  • HL7
    A set of international standards for transfer of clinical and administrative data between software applications used by various healthcare providers