System connectivity: Get all information where it should be
In some parts of the world, staff shortages in interventional radiology are pushing the extreme. On top of that, room capacity and possible urgencies have to be taken into account as well. So teams have learned to work with what they have. Interventional procedures performed by not more than two people are not an unusual sight today.
It’s not surprising that technology has adjusted to support these situations. The people in the room must guarantee a safe procedure and an optimal outcome for the patient, whatever the circumstances. This leaves no room for messing with cables, or for having to leave your spot to change what is shown on the screen.
Everything in the interventional room needs to be connected in one system: the video sources, the displays, the control panels. So the radiologists and their assistant(s) can see what they need to see at all times.