No doubt about it, radiologists today are living the life of an athlete: they give 100% every day, practice long hours to read a growing number of studies; and, in doing so, they experience physical stress to the body, such as eye strain and neck and back pain. So, to avoid the risk of radiologists becoming worn out, I asked myself the question: What part can display technology play?
Find out how display ergonomics can streamline radiologist workflow and decrease occupational stress:
That statement was greeted with gratitude by many within the radiology community – and, in fact, studies have shown that improving reading ergonomics can contribute to overall employee wellness and drive efficiencies by reducing injuries and absenteeism. Not to mention the gains in diagnostic accuracy...
So, the key to creating the right tools for the most effective outcomes is designing systems that work the way radiologists want – and need – to work, every day.
I believe there are three major display qualities that are all-important to increasing a radiologist’s performance:
A multi-screen workstation requires side-to-side head and eye movements when reading images, resulting in neck and back pain and eye strain.
When designing our new diagnostic display, Coronis Uniti, we took all of these qualities into account to help radiologists take a giant leap forward in both performance and reading comfort.