Job growth is expected to continue for the healthcare sector in 2006, driving an extraordinary labor demand. As a result, the search for qualified workers is becoming increasingly competitive with the shortage of registered nurses, physical and respiratory therapists, radiology technicians and other positions.
With interventional radiology, doctors will use real-time X-rays, called fluoroscopy, to see what the probe is doing inside the patient. Surgeons will be able to enter an artery near the groin area and navigate through arteries and into the heart, brain, to other major organs, snaking all through the venous system to perform surgeries in those areas of the body.
The varied functional demands from nuclear medicine, radiology and oncology departments have resulted in most market solutions failing to address the specific workflow needs of any particular specialty. Our workstation engenders a best-of-breed approach to medical imaging, where specialists can bring together clinical data from varied imaging devices for comparative analysis and more informed diagnostic procedures based on their preferred workflow.
[The report] shows that 2,032 medication errors associated with radiology procedures were voluntarily reported by 315 hospitals and clinics during the five-year period from 2000 to 2004. This number averages approximately 406 errors per year. Viewed in the context of the hundreds of millions of radiology examinations performed in the United States each year, the number of reported errors is small.