What is Teleradiology?May 26, 2018 in
What is Teleradiology? A Definition
Teleradiology refers to the practice of a radiologist interpreting medical images while not physically present in the location where the images are generated. Hospitals, mobile imaging companies, urgent care facilities and even some private practices utilize teleradiology. The main idea behind the use of teleradiology is that it is expensive to have a radiologist on-site. Usually the cost starts at about $1,500 per day. On the other hand, using a teleradiology service enables you to pay on a per exam basis, and sometimes the cost is as low as $8 per exam. For facilities requiring 24/7 services, or those that have a small volume of radiology patients, it can provide a huge savings.