Wondering if your hospital should move away from traditional radiology methods and opt for teleradiology? Read more to find out about the top four benefits of using teleradiology.
Teleradiology refers to the process of transmitting radiology images like MRIs, CTs and X-rays from one location to another, over the internet for medical purposes. Opting for teleradiology services can positively impact the radiology workflow of your hospital and bring in the following benefits.
1. Minimized costs in radiology
Most radiologists have to travel. This results in lost time and money. With teleradiology, the need for travel can be eliminated and equip a radiologist to work from anywhere. This makes the entire process of radiology more cost-efficient and convenient. Since teleradiology uses the internet to upload and share images, there is no need to invest on CDs, DVDs, films, packages or shipping. This is another way by which teleradiology can minimize costs.
2. Quick medical imaging results
With teleradiology, there is no need to copy images to a CD or DVD. Instead, the medical images are immediately uploaded and shared via the internet. This way the reading physician and radiologist can have immediate access to medical images in real-time on a 24/7 basis.
3. Better access in remote areas
The geographical reach of teleradiology is almost limitless. All that is need is an internet connection and a mobile device. With these, even the most rural and remote areas within the U.S can use teleradiology successfully. Even a small doctor’s office can employ a teleradiologist who will download a medical image and then share it with a radiologist working out of India or elsewhere.
4. Increased competitiveness for hospitals
Hopitals, no matter the size (Large referral hospitals or small community hospitals) can gain the most from teleradiology. Better access, quick imaging results and low radiology costs can all contribute to making a hospital more competitive.
While traditional radiology methods can take up more than an hour, teleradiology reports can be quickly transmitted in less than five minutes. Would you like to choose teleradiology with its many benefits for your hospital or clinic? If yes, find out how we at Outsource2india can help you. Read more about our teleradiology services.
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