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Articles  |   February 1998
Teleradiology: experiences with magnetic resonance imaging using this new technology
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Articles   |   February 1998
Teleradiology: experiences with magnetic resonance imaging using this new technology
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1998, Vol. 98, 97. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.2.97
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1998, Vol. 98, 97. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.2.97
Abstract

Teleradiology, a term encompassing electronic transmission of images for interpretation, is becoming an important part of telemedicine. Telemedicine is an exciting new electronic means of distributing specific medical knowledge by computer network. Teleradiology allows healthcare providers in locations that previously might not have had this service to access the use of radiology specialists and subspecialists. The combination of more efficiency in interpretation and the availability of high-quality imaging equipment to rural areas will be even more important in the future. The current concepts of teleradiology are discussed, as well as the findings of the authors' investigation of accuracy and agreement of interpretations of magnetic resonance imaging examinations.