Teleradiology in 2019: What Lies Ahead?

Teleradiology in 2019

Teleradiology has sealed its place in the field of imaging for quite some time now however, as the trends of 2018 continue to evolve, technological advancements and changing landscapes create new arenas for teleradiology in the field of telehealth. According to the latest report by Future Market Insights, the United States will have the largest revenue share of the global teleradiology market amounting to about US$5.5 Bn by the end of 2026.

Here are a few pointers to show how times are changing in an increasingly digital world and what lies ahead for teleradiology in 2019 –

  1. Increased awareness and easy accessibility have considerably increased the acceptability of teleradiology as a norm across patients as well as medical professionals.
  2. The meteorological increase in the cases of cancer and other chronic diseases along with extensive use of teleradiology in orthopedics will lead to soaring demand for teleradiology services across the country.
  3. Ambulatory surgical centers will form a major chunk of end users for teleradiology service providers, along with hospital and clinics; their number is expected to increase at a steady rate.
  4. CT, MRI and USG will have comparable share in diagnostic radiology as compared to conventional x-rays which were at the forefront in 2016.
  5. Teleradiology management software will go far beyond image viewing and reporting and incorporate tools to allow virtual interaction where the radiologist can explain the diagnosis while showing the image to treating clinician and patient.
  6. Smartphones and tablets with high-end resolution and apps with analytical tools will make doctors more productive without the need of an elaborate setup.
  7. 3D image creation and viewing can be done via simple cost-effective sophisticated imaging platforms and can be shared with clinicians as well as patients.
  8. Consumer focused interactions will come at the forefront as teleradiology service providers enable patients to interact directly with radiologists online and upload images on a HIPAA compliant database.
  9. Artificial Intelligence [AI] technology will be increasingly used across branches to provide insightful information while using high-end analytical tools to positively affect the outcomes.
  10. Turnaround time [TAT] continues to be one of the most significant factors for teleradiology customers – even more than cost – as time is of utmost importance and quick decisions need to be made regarding diagnosis and treatment based on radiology reports provided by teleradiology service providers.

Day is not far when teleradiology will completely blur the line between conventional radiology and telehealth and will become the norm of providing healthcare.

We at Advanced Telemed Services ensure highest standards of quality of reporting while adapting to the rapidly evolving field of Teleradiology. Through our team of American Board Certified experts, state of the art infrastructure and latest technology we are able to manage high volume reporting with a quick turnaround time. For more information on how we can serve your teleradiology requirements, write to us on info@advancedtelemedservices.com or call us on 855-933-3600.

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