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12 August 2021, 07:06

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This became possible thanks to the renewal of the diagnostic equipment fleet and the development of digital technologies.

The renewal of the fleet of diagnostic equipment and the development of digital technologies made it possible to optimize the work of the city health care system. Over five years, the average time to describe a beam study has decreased 18 times: if in 2015 the process took 53 hours, that is, more than two days, now it does not exceed 3.5 hours.

“This reduction allows for faster diagnosis and treatment. This became possible, firstly, due to the fact that about 80 percent of diagnostic devices in the capital are digital. They automatically upload research data to the Unified Radiological Information Service (ERIS), in which all radiologists in the capital work. There is no need to wait until the disk with the recorded archive falls into the hands of a doctor: in the general system, he immediately sees new images and can quickly start working with them. Secondly, the creation of a round-the-clock reference center for radiation diagnostics and the introduction of artificial intelligence services have significantly influenced – now specialists can remotely describe studies performed in any clinic in the city, and neural networks help to do this more efficiently and in a shorter period of time, ”the press explained. service of the complex of social development of Moscow.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when the disease can develop quickly and timely diagnosis is very important, the specialists of the center provided the results of computed tomography of the chest organs within an hour, in emergency situations – within 15 minutes.

Now patients do not need to wait for a conclusion for several days and additionally visit a doctor to obtain results. The necessary treatment can be prescribed on the same day. The research protocol is loaded into electronic medical record, which can be accessed by both referring specialists and Muscovites themselves on and in the EMIAS.INFO mobile application. Also in the electronic medical record you can download an archive of medical images of radiation studies, such as CT, MRI, X-ray, mammography and fluorography, performed in state medical institutions in Moscow.

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Neural networks also help to get faster conclusions on some types of research. Artificial intelligence services pre-process medical images and apply markings to them where the doctor’s attention is required. First of all, studies are sent to radiologists, in which pathological changes are more likely to be detected. Physicians can access both the original images and those processed by artificial intelligence services.

The introduction of such services is possible thanks to a unified digital healthcare platform developed by the Moscow Social Development Complex and the Moscow Department of Information Technologies. They enabled the city to cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring continuity and continuity of patient care at all stages of treatment.

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