Suite of solutions

Radiology workflow solutions

Integrating radiology workflows accelerates your path to precision diagnosis, providing a clear care pathway with predictable outcomes for every patient. 

alt text example

Improve and streamline end-to-end radiology workflows

From a patient’s first interaction with your department, operational inefficiencies – including a complex web of separate workflows – can weigh heavily on your physicians and staff, who often find themselves scrambling for information and wasting time. Integrated solutions from Philips make the most of virtualization and digitization to optimize your radiology workflow from end to end.

Together, we can solve your greatest workflow challenges.

Some of the biggest challenges for radiology leaders stem from managing complex, disconnected workflows that can negatively impact patient care, staff experience, outcomes and cost. Here’s how our integrated radiology workflow solutions can help your organization.

placeholder alt text
bulb icon step


Scheduling and preparation

Many people can find it intimidating or even frightening to get an imaging scan. Informing, educating and comforting patients with personalized tools and patient-centric design throughout the care journey can help improve their experience and reduce no-shows.

Image acqusition
bulb icon step


Image acquisition

Less patient movement—from more comfortable patients—can have a direct impact on reducing rescans. For staff behind the image, our customizable protocols and intelligent applications help reduce variability to deliver the right image the first time.

Image and data
bulb icon step


Image and data interpretation

The right image is the start, but a confident diagnosis comes from accessing the right clinical data, with meaning and in context. AI and deep learning are built into our clinical applications, shortening the path to clinical decision-making and treatment planning.

Reporting and results communication
bulb icon step


Reporting and results communication

Efficiency pressures require easy and flexible communication across all involved in a patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan. Providing access to the same scans from any workstation, in- and outside hospital walls, makes collaboration and follow-up seamless.

Shared decision making, pathway selection and treatment
bulb icon step


Shared decision making, pathway selection and treatment

Advanced imaging holds exciting potential for new treatment possibilities. Not only in planning and treatment simulation for radiation oncology patients, but by supporting interventional specialists with image-guided therapy procedures.

Outcomes and follow-up care
bulb icon step


Outcomes and follow-up care

With patient outcomes intrinsically linked to your productivity and financial performance, continually improving your department’s operations is critical. We provide real-time dashboards of insights into utilization, radiation dosage and more for continuous performance optimization.

Demonstrated results in Radiology workflow solutions


reduction in overall no-show rates

Boston Medical Center used Philips pre-visit navigation program to implement an automated outreach program that was delivered to 282,662 patients from December 2019 through February 2020. Overall, no-show rates across ambulatory departments were reduced by 19% and late cancellations by 14% relative to BMC’s four-year average when using a standard appointment reminder program delivered via SMS and paper mailer. The combined reduction in the no-show and late cancellation rate was 16%.11

1-2 min

estimated time savings per patient

Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario’s CT and MR radiologists complete approximately 35,000 highly specialized studies per year, of which an estimated 30-40% call for advanced imaging. A significant number of these make use of Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario’s on-site 3D imaging lab. With Philips’ integrated workflow within a single workspace, Dr. Eliseo Vañó Galván, MD, Cardiovascular Radiologist and Chair of the CT & MR Department, says, “We save at least one to two minutes per patient. So that is a lot of time saved at the end of the day, across every specialist in our department.”12


improved reading productivity

The workflow of the Campus Bio-Medico in Rome needed to provide 7/7 days coverage, while ensuring that the specialist skills would always be available. Streamlining workflow is imperative not only, then, to deliver a high level of patient care, but also to address the very real challenge of radiologist burnout. A key part of the collaborative solution installed at Campus Bio-Medico is the smart workflow-management system called Philips Radiology Workflow Orchestrator, that is designed to automatically determine the best match to help deliver the right case to the right radiologist, based on their area of expertise, availability and current workload. As Dr. Carlo Cosimo Dr Quattrocchi confirms: “The workflow orchestrator allocates the exam to a specific person with the best profile, credentials, and specific skills to manage that exam...This alone already speeds up the workflow by 50%.”13

3 per day

increased case volume

Boston Medical Center (BMC) implemented Philips PerformanceBridge Protocol Manager to optimize and standardize its MR protocols, with a goal of reducing exam times. After three months with Protocol Manager, work is ongoing, but the results are already clear. Sequence time has dropped by nearly 10 minutes for brain studies, and 3.4 minutes for all exams. L-spinet and T-spine studies have decreased by 3 minutes and C-spine studies have decreased by 8 minutes. In addition, volume has increased by three studies per day, which translates to an additional $324,000 per year.14

Explore all we have to offer in Radiology, including top stories, our latest products and innovations, key capabilities and solutions, signature events and more..

We are always interested in engaging with you.

Let us know how we can help.

Select your area of interest
Contact details


Results presented are for illustrative purposed only and are not predictive of actual results for your business. Results are specific to the institution where they were obtained and may not reflect the results achievable at other institutions.

[1]. According to the definition of AI from the EU High-Level Expert Group.

[2]. Advancing key performance indicators with pre-visit navigation: A case study with Boston Medical Center. Philips, 2020.

[3]. Using Philips MR SmartWorkflow.

[4]. Prospective study of 30 subjects undergoing routine obstetric ultrasound imaging, New Mexico, USA. Michael S. Ruma, et al. The use of a novel telemedicine tool in perinatology [abstract]. 30th ISUOG World Congress, 2020.

[5]. Results at Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital using integrated informatics solutions.

[6]. DAIC. 8 Top trend takeaways in medical imaging from RSNA 2020.

[7]. Medscape National physician burnout, depression & suicide report 2019.

[8]. Radiology staff in focus: A radiology services impact and satisfaction survey of technologists and imaging directors. A research study conducted for Philips by The MarkeTech Group, 2019.

[9]. Care Quality Commission. Radiology review: A national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England, 2018.



[12].  Impression of time savings based on a subjective comparison between using the integrated workflow versus accessing a separate AV workstation.




You are about to visit a Philips global content page


You are about to visit a Philips global content page


Our site can best be viewed with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.