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.).