Tele Imaging involves transmitting a patient’s X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs from one site to another, usually to a radiologist based at a different location. Before the internet age, teleradiology mostly involved consulting individual radiologists over the phone for emergent cases.

With the advent of the internet, everything changed. Sending CT scans or MRIs digitally and securely became simple. Now, with the visual data and patient health record in front of them, the radiologist can provide an analysis, record it, and send it right back to the patient’s physician([Medical tele-imaging: a good chance for the future] - PubMed, n.d.).

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