Supporting Imagers’ VOICE: A National Training Program in Comparative Effectiveness Research and Big Data Analytics

Stella K. Kang, James V. Rawson, Michael P. Recht

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Provided methodologic training, more imagers can contribute to the evidence basis on improved health outcomes and value in diagnostic imaging. The Value of Imaging Through Comparative Effectiveness Research Program was developed to provide hands-on, practical training in five core areas for comparative effectiveness and big biomedical data research: decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, evidence synthesis, big data principles, and applications of big data analytics. The program's mixed format consists of web-based modules for asynchronous learning as well as in-person sessions for practical skills and group discussion. Seven diagnostic radiology subspecialties and cardiology are represented in the first group of program participants, showing the collective potential for greater depth of comparative effectiveness research in the imaging community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1451-1454
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018



  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • big data
  • research methods
  • research training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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