A 77-year-old male patient, until recently a heavy smoker, was hospitalized complaining of dysphagia and emaciation for the past month. He had neither fever nor chest pain upon admission but a recurrent cough with white sputum and progressive dyspnea gradually developed. A chest radiography revealed right upper lung infiltrates and pulmonary atelectasis in the right middle lobe. A thoracic CT scan was requested for further evaluation.
The outcomes by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.