Gaspar A. Motta-Ramírez, Private practice, State of Mexico, Mexico
Jorge R. Bejar-Cornejo, Dirección General, Hospital General del Estado de Sonora “Ernesto Ramos Bours,” Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Max J. Martinez-Utrera, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital Central Militar, Mexico City, Mexico
Eduardo Leyva-Moraga, School of Medicine, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora. Mexico

Ergonomics is the study of people at work, also is the discipline that is responsible for the design of workplaces, tools, and tasks, so that they coincide with the physiological, anatomical, psychological characteristics, and the capacities of the workers, including Health professionals, who will be involved. Radiology is at the forefront of specialties which have undergone rapid technological revolution. The modernity of the Radiology and Imaging Departments not only implies the equipment with which radiology and imaging studies are carried out and processed, but also the inclusion, in an extremely critical way, of the site where the radiologist generates the interpretation of the images obtained and the corresponding radiological report is originated. Such equipment must have a useful and functional ergonomic design both for the patient and for the radiologist and technician. The objective of the manuscript is to familiarize the actions to materialize an ergonomic environment that generates advantages in productivity and well-being for the radiologist.

Keywords: Ergonomics. Musculoskeletal diseases, prevention and control. Reading rooms. Medical records systems. Radiology information systems.