Teleradiology refers to the electronic transmission of certain medical images to remote sites for formal interpretation, review, and consultation. The technology of the network may comprise a wide area network or LAN as well as cloud computing or VPN for the internet. For this, the imaging data needs to be transmitted within time using a proper bandwidth.
The definition of Teleradiology
Radiology consists of different techniques that medical professionals make use of for capturing images of the inner body to help in the process of treatment or diagnosis. This imaging consists of magnetic resonance imaging MRI, X-ray imaging, as well as computed tomography or CT.
Teleradiology first takes medical images and the interpretation, and viewing of these images are done by a radiologist. It is a procedure used by specialists, clinics, and a large number of hospitals.
The process involves three components- an image station that transmits the images, a network of transmission, and a recipient station that gets the images. There are special computer programs at present that sends radiological images.
How does it work?
Teleradiology uses digital data, email, and telephone. Due to the visual nature of radiology, digital data and emails are widely used for the transfer of images.
It integrates electronic channels of distribution such as image storage and cloud sharing along with other software solutions of Teleradiology. Doctors, radiologists, and hospitals use online software for information sharing.
Pros of Teleradiology
- It helps you contact qualified radiologists.
- It lowers the amount of effort and time put in.
- It reduces the costs.
- It is able to transfer complex data.
- It works round the clock.
- It provides high patient satisfaction.
In case you require Teleradiology solutions for diagnostic imaging services, you can reach out to Dr. Ankit Shah.