How will AI affect the role of clinicians working in MR?
AR: Whether it’s the staff on the front desk, the technician running the scan, or the radiologist making the diagnosis, everybody working in MR is under increasing pressure to do more with less, and that’s beginning to have a real human cost: according to recent research by the Advisory Board Company, one of the key imperatives for radiology leaders is to limit turnover and burnout of their current workforce because of the tangible impact it has on quality, cost, productivity and the health of radiologists .
By integrating AI in a way that adapts to clinician’s needs and their environment, augmenting their workflows, we can enable them to best harness the power of AI and maximize its impact on all parts of the quadruple aim, including the staff experience and clinical outcomes. In some parts of our portfolio, for example in digital pathology, we’re already supporting clinicians by automatically detecting regions of interest in pathology images . As the development of AI continues to progress, we expect to bring clinical decision support tools into MR.
AI has the potential to free up clinicians to spend time on the more rewarding parts of their jobs: engaging with patients to enhance their experience, and engaging with their peers to ensure the best possible diagnosis and treatment for each patient.
As the pressure to provide more accurate diagnoses in less time continues to grow, is AI the answer?
AI is certainly an important part of the answer, but there are many other innovation areas where we can make progress in order to achieve the quadruple aim. One great example is our breakthrough Compressed SENSE technology, which means scans can be performed up to 50% faster .
It’s by harnessing the power of AI in the clinical and operational context in which it’s used, and combining those innovations with advances in other fields, that we’ll be able to have the biggest impact on improving the patient experience, enhancing health outcomes and improving the staff experience, all while lowering the cost of care.
As Global Business Leader for MRI at Philips, Arjen Radder is responsible for driving market growth and advancing Philips’ position as a leader of MRI technology and customer-focused diagnostic imaging solutions.
 The Ingenia Ambition 1.5T with BlueSeal contains less than 0.5% of the helium of a conventional system and this is permanently sealed inside the device.
 The Advisory Board Company, Retaining and Growing Radiology Talent, 2018©.
 Using Compressed SENSE technology and compared to Philips exams without Compressed SENSE.