The Enterprise Imaging workflows support radiology as a learning environment, while supporting a high level of patient care.
“First of all, in the ER, we know that for our younger colleagues, certain X-rays or CT scans can be very challenging. With Enterprise Imaging, it is possible to share studies, in both directions. Residents can ask a mentor for feedback or assistance, or a senior radiologist can check the residents’ work. And they can look at the images together, both for emergency and non-emergency cases, to discuss and improve skills directly.”
“The teaching workflows also support residents to make diagnoses,” Dr. Ippolito continues. “We can save the most interesting cases, highlighting the specific disease. When a resident comes across a suspected presentation of, say, a meniscal lesion, he can go to the teaching file and compare the images to what is in front of him. In this way, he can be more confident in his diagnosis, while also learning.”
This function is also useful when a radiologist – regardless of experience – is faced with a rare disease, he adds. “We can quickly compare what we are seeing with older exams, plus we can check both the pathology results and clinical exams. Finally, this function is very useful if we want to check how many cases of a specific rare disease we get in a year.”