Teleradiology improves healthcare by providing patients with a radiologist’s expertise, even when an on-site radiologist is not available at their place of care. This is especially beneficial in rural areas where there may not be radiologists widely available.
Additionally, facilities that use teleradiology are able to receive professional interpretations of medical images without having to employ a radiologist on-site. Instead, teleradiology enables the facilities to pay per exam, which is usually a much lower cost. This pay-per-exam model is especially appealing for facilities with small volumes of radiology patients.