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21 Oct

Global Outreach in Radiology

•A growing number of radiologists participate in voluntary outreach programs that provide medical imaging expertise to underserved patient populations in developing countries •Mass General Imaging's Global Health Programs primarily operate via teleradiology, a cost-effective means of providing diagnosis and second opinions •Mass General Imaging outreach programs also help train technologists and physicians in developing countries •Radiology residents in the US who participate in these programs gain exposure to cases of unusual and advanced diseases

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23 May

eHealth Riga/Latvia

Taking place during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union,eHealth Week 2015comprises of two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference organised by the Latvian Ministry of Health and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised byHIMSS Europe. Attracting over 2000 international delegates and 75 exhibitors, the event will welcome global decision makers from public and private healthcare sectors, clinicians, hospital and IT managers and VIP guests.

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19 Mar

ECR 2015

March 4–8 (Wednesday to Sunday) The ECR is the annual meeting of the ESR. It is a trend-setting, dynamic and service-oriented congress, well-known as one of the most innovative meetings within the scientific community, embedded in a unique and inspiring ambience.

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22 Sep

ATA’s New Practice Guidelines

ATA’s New Practice Guidelines Seek to Make Telemedicine a Standard of Care The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has just announced its latest standard publication, ‘A Blueprint for Telerehabilitation Guidelines,’ which discusses the key administrative, clinical technical and ethical principles that should be considered in the course of providing telerehabilitation services.

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09 Sep

Teleradiology making healthcare seem fast and reliable

Teleradiology is a term used to describe the transmission of medical imaging such as CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound and x-rays across distances from one location to another for the purpose of interpretation and reporting. Teleradiology has been made possible through the digitisation of radiographic images and significant advances in telecommunications and computing technology.

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06 Sep

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feasibility of using teleradiology to improve tuberculosis screening and case management in a district hospital in Malawi Results From September 2010 to September 2011, 159 X-ray images from 158 patients at the Thyolo District Hospital were sent for teleradiology. The characteristics of the patients and images are listed in Table 1. Of the X-rays sent for teleradiology, 95.6% were chest radiographs, 3.8% were spine radiographs and 0.6% was not documented in the database as either chest or spine. Only four X-rays had to be repeated to improve image...

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06 Sep

Telemedicine Market in Brazil, Russia, India, China

Telemedicine Market in Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) - Advanced technologies BRIC telemedicine market is witnessing a significant growth due to increase in the number of patients suffering from chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic heart failure (CHF), asthma, hypertension, and diabetes. An increase in IT spending are identified as the key factors boosting demand for telemedicine in these countries. Moreover increasing demand for better healthcare services and growth in telecommunication network are also...

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