Why Teleradiology?

Teleradiology is a growing concept across the world. Teleradiology involves the reading/interpretation of medical images by a radiologist, who is not present at the location where the images are generated.

Teleradiologists work as an extension of the radiology departments of hospitals, in situations like work overload, odd hour emergency cases, holidays or when the incumbent radiologist goes on leave or vacation.

Teleradiology also addresses the lack, or inadequacy of professional radiologists, especially in emerging economies like India, where hospitals and clinics in towns face an inadequate availability of professional radiology services.

Teleradiology also helps in situations like:

  • when hospitals, clinics seek a cost-effective solution, without compromising on the quality of the system
  • when radiologist is not available for full-time reporting
  • when the incumbent radiologist is loaded with excess work on particular days, especially Monday mornings
  • when the incumbent radiologist seeks more work-life balance, by offloading some of the work to the tele support system
  • when night time/emergency reporting is not available
  • when hospitals, clinics, located in remote areas, wish to leverage on technology to gain accuracy in diagnosis through expert interpretations.