Radiologists and their team of radiographers provide numerous benefits to patients by diagnosing illnesses, identifying potential problems, and giving them accurate treatment options.
Benefits of radiology
Diagnostic imaging can save lives and help physicians determine the most appropriate course of treatment for patients with many conditions, such as cancer or strokes. Family doctors and emergency care physicians rely on radiology test results to manage their patients and ensure their safety and well-being.
Vascular interventional radiology (VIR) combines imaging technology with catheter-based procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of vascular conditions, including heart disease, blood vessel damage, and strokes. This minimally invasive procedure can often be performed on an outpatient basis, reducing the patient’s risk for infection and recovery time, compared with open surgery.
AI-aided X-ray interpretation
Artificial intelligence (AI) helps radiologists interpret X-rays more accurately and quickly. It uses algorithms to analyze images and data at high speed, identifying patterns and anomalies that may otherwise have gone undetected.
RADIOLOGY INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Modern diagnostic imaging practices rely on information systems that store and organize image files throughout the course of diagnosis and treatment. These systems eliminate the need for paper-based filing and help improve the efficiency of radiology practices.
RIS/PACS systems allow physicians to view, organize and share patient records across medical centers, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. They also reduce the amount of time spent on paper, which frees up more time for physicians to spend with their patients.