Clinical teleradiology — the purpose of principles

Lizbeth M Kenny and Lawrence S Lau
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01582.x
Published online: 18 February 2008

Teleradiology is like a “two-edged sword” that requires careful consideration and balancing, needing uniform standards to guide quality care while ensuring patient safety

The rapid and secure transfer of x-ray and diagnostic imaging studies around the world is being facilitated by new technologies, such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), high-speed Internet access, and secure virtual private networks. This transfer of images, usually for assessment by a radiologist at a geographically remote site from where the images were obtained, is known as teleradiology.1-4

  • Lizbeth M Kenny1,2
  • Lawrence S Lau1

  • 1 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.



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