Tele-radiology Print

By using mobile phone networks digital chest images are automatically sent to a central database in a diagnostic centre. Here experienced radiologists can interpret the images and the result is relayed to the unit in the field. Developing films, flying the films for (2nd) reading to the capital and poor image readability can all be left behind!


Telecommunication: The acquisition and storing method of the images allows these to be transmitted over low bandwidth connections. With rapidly expanding GSM networks it is possible to send images from virtually anywhere. It typically takes 25 seconds to transmit a PA chest X-ray from the field to the central database or any other venue.

Central archiving and reading: The nation wide concept is based on linking all units to a central database. This allows the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) to monitor and provide quality assurance and centralize valuable TB data for research.

Reading: All images are stored on a central location but can be read from virtually anywhere. Secure VPN connections to the database make it possible –using the WEB- to read images from any part of the world. Even low bandwidth connections can be used. This enables experienced readers to be involved in the reading and interpretation of the images at their convenience with respect to both place and time.