What is teleradiogy?
Teleradiology is a branch of telemedicine in which electronic transmission of radiological patient images, such as X-rays, computed tomography images, and magnetic resonance images, takes place. A basic teleradiology system consists of three major components: an image-sending station, a transmission network, and a receiving/image review station. In addition to its vast application in medical fields, teleradiology can also be useful for training new radiologists, assisting and training radiologists in developing countries, diagnosing injured soldiers on or near the battlefield, performing radiological procedures in space, etc.
Usually two servers or computers are connected via Internet. The computer at the receiving end will need high resolution monitors and preferably voice recognition software that has been tested and cleared for clinical purposes.
The images at the sending station are scanned and then sent via the network connection to the receiving computer.
The radiologist at the receiving station views the images and after proper interpretation dictates the report over the voice recognition software via a Dictaphone. The report thus generated is then sent back to scanning center over the internet.
What is DICOM ?
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging. It includes a file format definition and a network communications protocol. The communication protocol is an application protocol that uses TCP/IP to communicate between systems. DICOM files can be exchanged between two entities that are capable of receiving image and patient data in DICOM format.
DICOM enables the integration of scanners, servers, workstations, printers, and network hardware from multiple manufacturers into a picture archiving and communication system (PACS). The different devices come with DICOM conformance statements which clearly state the DICOM classes they support.
What would be the turnaround time for reads?
The normal turnaround time would be 6-8hours. However for emergent cases we can provide a full report within 20 minutes if needed. We function 365 days a year and 24 hours a day and pledge exceptional quality assurance
What would be the cost of the services?
Normally we charge per case and our rates are very competitive. Alternatively, we can discuss a package based on the average monthly flow of work at your clinic and arrive at a fixed package regardless of the number and timing of your studies. The reporting turnaround times shall not be affected and it would definitely prove to be more economical for you.
Are the radiologist well trained?
Telerad India Affiliated Radiologists are trained at some of the nation's top medical schools and institutions. Each has developed a specialization in emergency radiology diagnostics, and they provide the patients they evaluate with the highest quality care available.
How do we get started?
You can contact us on either telephone or by email. The package that is best suited for your establishment can be worked out. We already possess the latest PACS software and the same can be set up at your end. We possess the required software and our server is fully encrypted and fire walled to ensure complete confidentiality of the data. We have the services of multiple high speed internet lines which are open round the clock to ensure full time connectivity.