A 54-year-old female patient, suffering from tightness in her chest and coughing with blood/stained sputum for the past day, presented herself to the hospital. She had high fever (38.7°), for unknown reasons, for the past seven days. Her RT-PCR test resulted positive. She was then referred for a CT chest examination.
C. R. Pontes, RT; R. S. Silva, BS; P. Bertolazzi, BS*; M. B. Damaceno, MD
Radiology Department, Brasil Laudos, Sao Luiz Hospital, Boituva, SP, Brazil
*Siemens Healthineers, Brazil
A female patient (BMI 32.4), suffering from fever and a moderate dry cough for the past week, presented herself to the hospital. She was a non-smoker and had an unremarkable past medical history. The RT-PCR test for COVID-19 resulted positive and she was then referred for a chest CT examination.
Precision, quality, and speed have made the radiology unit of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Spain a national benchmark. In its quest of professional excellence, the hospital decided to go one step further. That advance has now been accomplished with new, personalized scan procedures.
Povisa Hospital, a private facility in Vigo, Spain, focusses first and foremost on one thing: Patient-friendly care. This is why the clinic works with the latest in CT technology, allowing it to provide the best in healthcare, and to work quickly and as close to their patients as never before.
Philipp Grätzel von Grätz
A team of radiologists and IT experts at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, are working with Siemens Healthineers to develop AI solutions for the hospitals of tomorrow. The idea is to use algorithms throughout the clinical diagnostic process – and enable diagnostics to keep up with the constantly growing demands it is facing.
Many clinical issues in cardiology such as TAVI planning or the investigation of coronary arteries require thorough preparation and monitoring. CT imaging is increasingly becoming the modality of choice. The help that new functionalities offer in reducing time and effort for radiologists and technicians is very welcome.
Hospitals in Portugal are struggling with growing patient numbers, a lack of personnel, and budget cuts. Even so, the department of radiology at the university hospital in Coimbra has managed to improve the quality of medical care by harnessing the latest technology.
Two European hospitals are combining the human approach and radiology technology in symbiosis. Their personal touch together with high-end 3D measurement cameras1 helps provide better image quality and an optimized radiation dose.
Accounting for 27 percent of all cancer deaths, lung cancer is the leading cause among both men and women. In the UK, where 45,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, a community-based screening program has been launched in Manchester to help improve early diagnosis of the disease.
Healthcare in Britain is divided between the public and the private sector, just as there is rivalry between the North and the South of the country. However, when we looked at the imaging departments of two leading hospitals from either side of these divides, we found more similarities than differences.
The CT Innovation Unit at Herlev Hospital in Denmark has organized, tested, and implemented a more efficient way of using their available CT scanners for acute patients by creating the position of “Flowmaster”.
The images are certainly eye-catching, but that’s not all. Cinematic rendering – a new type of photorealistic 3D visualization inspired by Hollywood – could transform the way physicians are delivering care.
A Danish hospital invested in the latest technology for its emergency department. This led to a complete reorganization – and a journey to the top of the country’s hospital ratings.
Linda Brookes and Nils Lindstrand
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London and the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm have developed new strategies for dealing with the most difficult diagnostic challenges – small children, who are scared or anxious and cannot just be told to lie still during a scan.
Two hospitals in Ticino, Switzerland, one serving an urban area of 100,000 people, the other a town of about 15,000, confront the demands of an aging population, increasing patient loads, and disruptions in patient scheduling when emergencies arise. Can a new approach make them increasingly efficient and attractive?