University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been utilising Sectra’s enterprise image management system since 2016.
Since going live, the platform has delivered benefits to staff members across the region by aligning imaging with the EPR. With seamless image flow Morecambe Bay has been able to provide images where and when staff need them to support clinical care.
‘An EPR without images isn’t complete’
The platform has removed the barriers of image sharing and is seen as the next step in Morecambe Bay’s EPR journey. All images are shared where and when needed, enabled by bi-directional sharing between the EPR and Sectra.
This video case study highlights how the platform is being used:
Images available to support complex care pathways
Colin Brown, CIO, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust “Around Morecambe Bay we have a disperse and semi-rural population covering about 1,000 square miles, with some of our patients on complex care pathways, for instance those patients with cancer. We will have a group of clinicians which could be in three separate locations and we now can share all the digital information, records and also images, which are key to discussions in order to plan what treatment those patients need.”
By a click of a button we can see a 3D structure
Dr Sameer Shamshuddin, consultant musculo-skeletal radiologist and PACS lead, at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust “This has changed the way we look at patients and is better connecting radiology to clinical delivery.”
“Examining a patient’s imaging is now like reading a book. Previously we could only look at reconstructions created by radiographers, we couldn’t change things ourselves whilst reporting. Now we can carry out very detailed interrogation of patient imaging, simultaneously viewing and manipulating multiple layers from skin to bone in very high end 3D.”
“On a single monitor we can look at as many as 40 different images, and simply flip from one page to another, rather than moving between multiple monitors and systems. This makes life very easy when comparing historical imaging to understand whether a patient has improved, and is particularly powerful in complex cases.”