30.11.2010

Barco and partners design "Radiology Reading Room of the Future"

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Recently, Barco teamed up with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and other partners to establish a Reading Room of the Future at the ACR Education Center, featuring the latest ergonomic furniture, lighting, sound and monitors. It has since become a model for optimizing the radiologist’s work environment, educating future radiologists on how to improve their workplace in order to become not only better, but happier workers.

Recently, Barco teamed up with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and other partners to establish a Reading Room of the Future at the ACR Education Center, featuring the latest ergonomic furniture, lighting, sound and monitors. It has since become a model for optimizing the radiologist’s work environment, educating future radiologists on how to improve their workplace in order to become not only better, but happier workers.

Advances in imaging technology, combined with the growing medical needs of an aging population, have contributed to a substantial increase in the workload of today's radiologists. Spending long workdays in front of their medical imaging displays, a significant number of radiologists have reported increased stress, fatigue and computer-related injuries. In line with its mission to maximize the value of radiology and positively influence the socioeconomics of the practice, the American College of Radiology (ACR) partnered with Evolve, RedRick Technologies and Barco to raising ergonomics awareness for radiologists with an innovative demonstration project.