a means of delivering or transmitting medical images over standard dialup or broadband connections for interpretation by a qualified radiological specialist. ie; CT, MRI, X-Ray, UltraSound, etc.
A person is involved in an accident and emergency room doctors suspect bleeding of the brain. Before any surgery can be performed, the CT's must be viewed and interpreted by a qualified Radiologist. Since most hospitals don't have one on site 24/7, it is of the utmost importance to have a means of getting these images read expediently. Teleradiology systems acquire and transmit these images to the radiologist's home PC in a matter of minutes, thus saving valuable time and therefore lives.
by Richard Tarrance July 29, 2006