Tele-radiology - remote expert diagnosis
Medical images can be automatically sent to a central database in a diagnostic centre using the internet. Here experienced radiologists can interpret the images and the result is relayed to the unit in the field. Tele-radiology allows for equity as patients in remote areas can also obtain expert reading of radiographs. With digital radiology, issues such as developing films, transporting the films for (2nd) reading to the specialist hospital and poor image readability are all eliminated.