Navigation Links
Teleradiology offers CT colonography to rural areas
Date:4/23/2009

CT colonography, which is a highly effective colorectal screening test, is feasible in rural health centers with the help of teleradiology, according to a study performed at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

Remote CT colonography (CTC) was performed on 86 patients at two remote medical centers (343 and 337 miles from the University). Technologists at the facilities performed CTC on the patients and the data obtained was then sent to a local teleradiology server where it was uploaded to a CTC workstation and interpreted by an off-site radiologist. "Out of the 86 patients who had CTC examinations, we obtained 77 technically satisfactory examinations," said Arnold Friedman, MD, FACR, lead author of the study.

"In many remote health centers there are not enough personnel and resources to use optical colonoscopy as a colorectal cancer screening test. Most centers have CT machines modern enough to do these exams but do not have the resources to perform optical colonoscopy screening. This is an excellent model for rural centers," said Dr. Friedman.

"Availability of CTC permits access to a robust method of colorectal screening for these rural patients. Using an existing teleradiology network is the most cost efficient way to get the datasets for interpretation," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Franklin & Seidelmann Expands into Critical Access Hospital Market Provides 24 x 7 Teleradiology Service for Three New Clients
2. New Teleradiology Reading Services Are Available at Online Radiology Medical Group, Inc.
3. Merge Healthcare Teleradiology Division Receives Accreditation From Joint Commission
4. Franklin & Seidelmann Enters Full-Service Teleradiology Market with Acquisition of Apex Radiology
5. American Heart Association Web Site Now Offers Content Translated Into Traditional Chinese
6. Sarasota Veterinary Neurologist Offers Free pet First aid Guide
7. New Bill Offers Medicare Reimbursement Fix for Intravenous Immune Globulin
8. Hormone therapy offers potential protective effect against colon cancer in older women
9. Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Offers Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
10. Video: Adults Facing ADHD: ADHD Allies(TM) Offers Unique Online Community for Adults with ADHD on New Facebook(R) Page
11. Mexicos health insurance success offers lessons for US reforms, Lancet study suggests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... NC (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and ... to be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two ... currently only offer a one size fits all type program , They don’t ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network ... the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased ... location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, ... at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health ... annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced ... feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a ... has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ) reported today ... to build a strong and stable market for trading ... the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. Explains ... seeing an anomaly in market trading activities that may ... Company, but shareholders and market players as well. I ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen ... and manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical ... that Bill Messer has joined the ... further leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ... the addition of the " Global Markets for ... This report focuses on ... updated review, including its applications in various applications. The ... which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: