CT Patient-Operator Intercom
As a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. Computed Tomography (CT) scanners achieve all this, providing highly detailed images and information to help clinicians diagnose and monitor patients as well as identify the best form of treatment.
However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are challenged to establish protocols to acquire the images and information needed to care for patients, while maintaining new social distancing and safety best practices. Many are responding with protocols whereby CT scanner technicians do not interface with patients directly to help reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission.
To address this new workflow and improve the patient experience, the SCOPE team is setting out to develop a next generation digital intercom which incorporates several new technologies to provide even clearer communication between the operator and patient for optimal imaging results.