In the future, the growing need for radiological specialists could lead to more frequent bottlenecks. Now, thanks to the introduction of software to support remote scanning, radiology technologists at Essen University Hospital can operate up to three scanners at the same time regardless of their location.
The changing job description of radiology technologists
“If you really have a shortage of technicians and you have to decide every morning whether you have to close a machine, yes or no, that's not really convenient. I mean we totally reduced that down to zero.”Professor Michael Forsting, Director of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at Essen University Hospital
Radiology technologists as supervisors in the Virtual Scanning Cockpit
Supporting colleagues and rural areas via remote access
Ready for a digital future in radiology
-  https://roefo.thieme.de/web/guest/mtra-fachkraeftemangel (Last revised: May 3, 2019)
-  Quinsten A, et al. MTRA 4.0: Wir müssen uns verändern (“We need to change”). Radiopraxis 2019;12: 9-17
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