#StrongerTogether – Adding COVID-19 specific terminology to the speech recognition lexicon

2020-09-08T12:39:25+02:00April 15th, 2020|Enterprise Imaging Platform, Radiology|

With new diseases come new terminology. 
Since they are not standard in the Radiology lexicon, we received feedback from some radiologists their speech recognition software for fast reporting was struggling with the recognition of new terms like Corona or COVID-19. This was slowing down the reporting turnaround, since repeated manual correction of the not-recognized terms was needed.

Customers in Belgium and Luxembourg, using Enterprise Imaging integrated with the Nuance Speech Magic recognition software, have quickly re-trained their Nuance Speech Recognition systems and added those new terms to the speech lexicon.(*)

Once the new terms added, the speech accuracy for dictated words like COVID-19 has improved significantly and supports fast and accurate reporting in times that patient need fast diagnosis most for timely treatment.

  1. Use the Context Adaptation Tool:
    When the radiologist corrects the word that is not recognized, the new term will appear in the Nuance Context Adaptation Tool. An authorized user (secretary, key-users) can now add this new word the radiologist lexicon. See 1st screenshot below.
  2. Use the ContextPro Tool
    Alternatively, use the ContextPro tool to add new terms in a pro-active way to the Radiologist lexicon. Once added, the recognition rate of the new terms will improve when used by the radiologist. See 2nd screenshot below. Contact your local Agfa HealthCare support for more information.


1. Use the Context Adaptation Tool


2. Use the ContextPro Tool


For more COVID-19 configurations, access the #StrongerTogether webpage (*).

(*) Please know that depending on your region and current installation, some use cases may not be applicable to you. Please check with your local Agfa HealthCare contact person.

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