Browsing Health Studies by Subject "Radiography; Diagnostic imaging; Diagnostic capacity; Efficiency; Technological advancements"
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Optimising diagnostics through imaging informatics: Costs and opportunitiesIncreasing diagnostic capacity is a national priority to expedite the timeliness and appropriateness of patient treatment interventions. Imaging—encompassing a range of technologies including X-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound—is a key diagnostic service and central to decision-making in most, if not all, disease pathways. However, imaging is an expensive discipline accounting for an estimated 3–5% of the annual NHS budget. As a result, it is imperative that we maximise service efficiency while optimising patient outcomes.