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Radiology workflow solutions

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

An integrated approach benefits everyone

  • Engage patients by informing, educating and comforting them with personalized tools throughout the care journey 

  • Streamline workflow for staff, promoting efficiency and confidence in image acquisition with smart systems and smart workflows

  • Support radiologists by allowing for data access, advanced analysis, reporting and clinical collaboration with integrated, AI-driven 1  platforms

  • Enable administrators and department heads with the tools and data insights needed for continuous performance improvement

Together, we can solve your greatest radiology workflow challenges

Streamlined radiology workflows save time and improve the experience

  • 19% reduction in patient no-shows 2

  • 80% of MR exams able to run fully automated 3

  • 100% of ultrasound consultations can be through tele-health 4

  • 40% reduction in average reporting time 5

Healthcare systems are increasingly under pressure

  • 43% increase in radiology exams with advanced modalities 6

  • 45% of radiologists report symptoms of burnout 7

  • 44% of technologists in the US report moderate or severe levels of job stress 8

  • 97% of radiology departments are unable to meet reporting requirements 9

  • $12B in annual costs for unnecessary, sub-optimal and repeat imaging exams 10

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.

Philips Radiology workflow solutions

Demonstrated results in Radiology workflow solutions

19% 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

+ 50% 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

Products and solutions for Radiology workflow solutions

  • MR 5300

    Transform MR productivity with AI technologies, helium-free MR operations and patient-centric workflow

  • MR SmartWorkflow

    An end-to-end workflow solution supporting a better patient and staff experience, resulting in patient-centered productivity.

  • Radiology workflow orchestrator

    Automatically deliver the most urgent studies to the most qualified radiologists to expedite reading and reporting.

  • Collaboration Live

    Quickly and securely talk, text, screen share and video stream directly from an ultrasound system to a PC or mobile device.

  • All radiology workflow

    View our portfolio of integrated workflow solutions across the imaging enterprise

We can connect directly with staff during the ultrasound exam and instantly respond to a question or concern. We see what they see, and can dynamically guide them to capture the right images."

Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, MD

Cardiologist, Echocardiography and Critical Care, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This is a stand in FPO image. Not final.
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Hennepin County Medical Center drives clinical confidence with Spectral CT 7500


Philips Spectral CT 7500 is your fast, always-on, low-dose path to precision diagnosis for a wide range of patients. This customer story shows how you can easily have both the "where things are" of conventional CT and the "what things are" revealed by spectral-detector data.
Boston Medical Center's Moakley Building in Boston, MA.
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Boston Medical Center shortens MR exams and increases radiology workflow efficiency


Boston Medical Center (BMC) operates a busy MR department, with 40 radiologists and 21 full-time technologists conducting approximately 575-625 studies per week on three MR systems. The department schedules 30 minutes per exam, but long and varied protocols pushed many exams beyond 30 minutes, wreaking havoc on department scheduling and resulting in undesirable patient waiting times. In this case study, you will learn how they optimize and standardize their MR protocols to reduce exam times while increasing volume and revenue.
Eliseo Vañó Galván, MD, shows the Philips fully integrated diagnostic workspace for radiology.
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Streamlining imaging workflows and automating clinical insights


How do you consolidate radiology workflows into a single workspace, enable advanced analysis and quantification on the fly, simplify reporting and ensure quality to optimize outcomes in a busy mid-sized hospital performing highly specialized CT and MR studies? That was the challenge faced by Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Madrid, Spain, which is a private, full-service hospital with 200 beds and 16 of 26 radiologists devoted to CT and MR studies.
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Incisive CT Scanner gives rural hospital a competitive edge


As other rural hospitals struggled to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic, Iron County Medical Center found a way to maximize scan volume and add new clinical capabilities to their radiology department. Learn how upgrading to Philips Incisive CT helped Iron County Medical Center stay in step with innovation and gave them a competitive edge.

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