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Teleradiology has become an indispensable part of radiology practices. Learn about teleradiology agreements for radiology practices, here.
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About NDI Teleradiology Services
NDI radiologists help referring physicians determine the cause of an illness or injury and to confirm a diagnosis. Diagnostic imaging allows doctors to look inside the body for clues about a medical condition.
Teleradiology Service FAQs
Question: What Is The Difference Between PACS And Teleradiology?
Answer: Due to a host of technological, interface, operational and workflow limitations, teleradiology and PACS/RIS were historically developed as separate systems serving different purposes. PACS/RIS handled local radiology storage and workflow management while teleradiology addressed remote access to images.
Question: Is Teleradiology Considered Telemedicine?
Answer: Yes, teleradiology is probably the most advanced part of telemedicine in the United States but the two terms do not have the same meaning. Teleradiology involves first obtaining medical images, following by the viewing and interpretation of these images for diagnostic or consultative purposes by a radiologist. National Diagnostic Imaging is radiology outsourcing company that provides remote radiology reading services and interpretation services via teleradiology. 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. Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. Teleradiology has proved to be a valuable tool in providing access to timely, quality radiologic interpretations. Today, teleradiology has facilitated a unique role in delivering quality radiologic interpretations to hospital emergency rooms and other health facilities that do not have access to a radiologist’s contemporaneous interpretation in the past. Telemedicine involves technology such as real-time video conferencing, digital imaging and the Internet to link hospitals with specialists like radiologists for in-depth advice. Teleradiology falls under the classification of store and forward telemedicine. Both of these methods of healthcare require sharing a patient’s information with healthcare providers to get a diagnosis or opinion. For radiology, hospitals send images over the Internet to a team of radiologists located in another state or country, who interpret the image and send back a diagnosis in minutes.
Question: What Are State Teleradiology Licensing Requirements?
Answer: ACR policy is to require physicians interpreting images in other states to be licensed in both the state where the image was generated as well as the state where the interpretation takes place. Unfortunately there is not a National Teleradiology License. Most States require that the physician have a license in each State where the patients/physical care is being given. Physicians who practice interstate telemedicine, teleradiology, or telehealth are required by most state medical boards to acquire a full, unrestricted medical license before practicing medicine in that state. Medical License Direct, LLC provides medical licensing services to physicians and groups who are seeking state medical licenses in one, most or all the states. The service includes professionally preparing the application, requesting third-party verifications required by the boards and follow-up for the physician until the license is issued.