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Radiology: coping with rising demand

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, radiologists have been facing year-on-year rising demand. University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust has been using technology to respond.

The Trust has been transforming pathways and providing its professionals with rapid access to crucial diagnostic images, since going live with an advanced picture archiving and communication system from Sectra.

Located just off the busy M6 motorway and treating patients who can be airlifted from as far away as North Wales, the Royal Stoke University Hospital deals with high volumes of patients every day

The hospital, part of University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust, or UHNM, was recognised for having the best survival rates of any major trauma centre in the country in a 2017 independent report. Today, the role of the imaging department is key to continuing to get patients appropriate care quickly

Within minutes of landing on the tarmac or leaving the ambulance, trauma patients can find themselves under a scanner that can capture detailed diagnostic images from head to toe in just seconds. As soon as a scan is complete, the Trust’s radiologist

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