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11 Telemedicine Tools Transforming Healthcare

We haven't figured out how to teleport patients into medical offices. But telemedicine technologies link patients and clinicians in ways Ray Bradbury would admire.
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Tele-radiology, which allows remote radiologists to view medical images, including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and diagnostic tests, is one of the most common types of telemedicine activities. Tele-radiology can allow specialists to view images any time of day for hospitals without radiologists onsite around the clock, as well as for consultative work.

Among the products supporting tele-radiology is Viztek's Opal-RAD picture archiving and communication system (PACS), which offers multiple tools that cater to the telemedicine radiology practice. Those tools include Turnaround-Time (TAT), shown here, which gives radiologists easy visibility to monitor time commitments, ensuring reports are read and signed within any contractually agreed time.


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