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Jun 17, 2022, by Philips

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Streamline image acquisition to help your staff get the right image the first time

AI-enabled technologies are significantly aiding workflow in end-to-end solutions, including preparing for the exam, guiding exam set-up, and fast, efficient scanning. image

Think what could happen if you could reduce and simplify the number of radiology workflow steps for a conventional exam, using technology to guide and coach where required, and even automate where possible. In this article, we take a look at what's happening with workflow advances across diagnostic imaging and how they benefit both patients and staff.

Smart workflows help radiology staff workload for a more confident, efficient and patient-centered imaging experience

We know that AI can aid radiologists in image processing and interpretation, but the benefits don’t start there – they start even earlier with positive impacts for the patient and your staff.

AI-enabled 1  smart workflows across diagnostic imaging modalities can support radiology technologists, offering greater efficiency and clinical confidence. This can allow them to focus more on the patient and less on the technology.

Radiology staff more burdened than before, automating radiology workflow can help

Although radiology staff places great importance on the quality time necessary to focus on patient needs, many feel that they currently can’t devote enough time to patients. 2  They feel burdened and at times burned out by increasing system complexity, strained budgets and staff shortages, and they feel a significant part – up to 23% – of their work could be automated. 2

Smart workflows support first-time-right imaging

It turns out that workflow efficiency and ease of use contribute more than 25% to getting an image right the first time. 2  Think what could happen if you could reduce and simplify the number of radiology workflow steps for a conventional exam, using technology to guide and coach where required, and even automate where possible. Let's take a look at what's happening with workflow advances across diagnostic imaging.

What smart workflows can look like

AI can help at crucial steps in imaging workflow. Guided exam set-up, touchless patient sensing and fast exam planning, scanning and processing are part of smart automation in end-to-end workflow for MR. CT with AI offers the speed and precision to conquer daily departmental challenges such as fast and accurate patient positioning. Continual quality analysis at the point of X-ray image acquisition can help technicians perform at their best. All of this simplifies the path from image acquisition to diagnosis, helping to enhance the experience for patients and staff.

The whole workflow is easier because inexperienced techs are able to scan confidently without delays caused by missing information."

Julia Ehrsahm

RT, Marien Hospital, Stuttgart

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Learn more about how Smart Workflows can help your staff get the image right the first time, every time.

Watch our video to learn more about patient-centered productivity in MR.

Watch our video to learn more about quality and efficiency without compromise in MR.

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