Digitalizing healthcare

Imaging in a heartbeat

Expert knowledge travels fast in Swiss hospitals

Santina Russo
Published on August 12, 2020

At a leading hospital in Lucerne, Switzerland, radiology specialists are virtually connected with technologists and patients within a network of affiliated hospitals. Thanks to the new software for remote scanning assistance, knowledge transfer is fast, easy, and cost-effective. An additional benefit is that patients have a shorter waiting time for their scan appointments – which has turned out to be especially useful in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A patient is scanned in a CT scanner.
A patient is scanned in a CT scanner.

Connecting experts to remote sites

Justus Roos, MD, Head of Radiology at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital

Jürgen Fornaro, MD looks at a heart CT scan on a screen.

An unforeseen benefit

By Santina Russo
Santina Russo is a freelance science and medical journalist based in Zurich, Switzerland.