Seems like Canada is also looking towards Teleradiology
"Tonight, thousands of Canadians will check themselves into emergency rooms complaining of everything from minor pains to serious injuries or life-threatening illnesses. In the most critical cases, a doctor will order a middle-of-the-night diagnostic scan such as an MRI, which will likely tax the hospital's already overworked radiologists. Everyone else will be placed on waiting lists of up to three months or more to get the results of X-rays, MRIs or CT scans.But if Normand Laberge has his way, such test results could be obtained in as little as 30 minutes, practically obliterating current wait times and dramatically improving the quality of Canada's health-care system. There's only one problem: for his plan to work, radiological tests from Canada would have to be sent to physicians in other countries, including the United States, Australia, Switzerland and India."
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Reading MRIs, X-rays and other scans overseas touted as way to slash wait times.
Seems like Canada is also looking towards Teleradiology Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, October 23, 2006 Rating: