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Teleradiology: History and Current Perspective

Teleradiology: History and Current Perspective

Posted on July 28, 2016

Teleradiology, which is among the most established, oldest, and widely used telemedicine specialties across the globe, refers to the ability of obtaining radiology images at one location and transmitting the same over a distance for consultative or diagnostic purposes.

While the concept of Teleradiology was initially explored over 50 years ago, it is being increasingly used today as a vital part of telemedicine. Rapid advancements made in the ability to capture medical information digitally and in telecommunications, have further played a major hand towards accelerated growth in Teleradiology that we see today.

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