Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network

Speech Recognition

The Speech Recognition product, tightly integrated with PACS, provides speech-to-text conversion of Diagnostic Imaging reports. The result is a marked reduction in report turnaround time for users of Diagnostic Imaging's services. The Speech Recognition service allows Diagnostic Imaging physicians the ability to report regardless of which supported facility they are at.
The purchase of the Voice Recognition Software was a joint venture between LHSC, SJHC and its regional partners totaling 18 physical site locations. This fiscally responsible approach allows multiple sites the ability to leverage emerging technology they may not have considered on their own.   

  •  Today an average TAT (turn-around time) collective of all the sites is < 24 hours with many urgent results reaching patients in less than 1 hour.
  • The infrastructure design allows for easy expansion, opening the possibility for further growth.
  • Currently we have 100+ primarily Radiologists and Radiology Residents using Fluency For Imaging for Radiology. Thousands of in house and referring physicians depend on the efficient production of the radiology report in order to properly treat their patients.
  • The Voice Recognition System is used to create in excess of 65,000 reports each month. 50% of those are generated at our London sites.


The ability of computerized technology to enable a device to recognize and understand spoken words by digitizing the sound and matching its pattern against the stored patterns.

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