Enhanced productivity, greater staff satisfaction
In designing the Ingenia Ambition, Philips applied the latest technologies and insights from clinicians to develop a machine operable by just one MR radiographer, although a second MR radiographer is always present for safety reasons. The software guides a radiographer through an intuitive set-up program based on their individual preferences, improving workflows, and freeing up clinician resources. Philips’ Compressed SENSE technology reduces scan times without compromising image quality, thereby increasing patient throughput, while the scanner’s ScanWise Implant software provides step-by-step user guidance to enter the MR condition values specified by implant manufacturers, opening up MR scans to previously unsuitable patient groups.
“Philips is leading the way when it comes to better imaging and better patient care. A people-centric approach that takes into consideration all elements of the ambient experience and environmental wellbeing of the patient also creates a more productive and efficient process, reducing patient stress levels and increasing more first-time-right imaging,” said Dr Ravi Ayer, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Clinical Director at Poole Hospital NHS Trust.
“Other specialties put on evening and weekday clinics to deal with their backlog, meaning many more patients come in to have scans. Often the scans are to diagnose cancer, so have to be done within two weeks. We are able to prioritize scanning some of the most unwell and challenging in-patients on the Ambition, thus enabling us to deal with the increased amount of imaging arising from these additional clinics,” added Dr. Ayer.
Despite the postponement of MRI scans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Poole Hospital has reduced its backlogs and waiting times in 2021, with the hospital averaging an extra 30 patients per month this year compared to 2020.
As the Poole Hospital case study clearly illustrates, the Ingenia Ambition X delivers on all four aspects of the Quadruple Aim - better patient outcomes, improved patient and staff experiences, and lower cost of care - plus exceptional sustainability.
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