Implementation of a web based teleradiology management system

Caffery, Liam and Manthey, Ken (2004) Implementation of a web based teleradiology management system. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 10 Supp. 1: 22-253. doi:10.1258/1357633042614230

Author Caffery, Liam
Manthey, Ken
Title Implementation of a web based teleradiology management system
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2004-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/1357633042614230
Volume 10
Issue Supp. 1
Start page 22
End page 253
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging
Abstract Five Queensland hospitals have been equipped with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Patient transfers from one facility to another involve transferring images from PACS to PACS. We have developed a Web-based teleradiology management system (TMS) that automates the transfer of images and radiologists' reports, as well as the quality control and housekeeping associated with teleradiology. The TMS was installed at all five hospitals. During a two-month study period, 752 studies were transmitted. All studies and associated radiologists' reports arrived correctly at the destination hospital, together with the notification email for the system administrators. PACS support personnel agreed that the TMS significantly reduced the amount of time they spent on image transfers. Staff at the busiest site estimated that the time they spent on image transfer had decreased from 10 h per week to 1 h per week.
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