Tuesday, October 28, 2008

U.S. Hospitals Turn to Teleradiology To Tackle Radiologist Shortage

In response to rising costs and a shortage of radiologists, many U.S. hospitals are turning to teleradiologists in India to read X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and other medical images, Reuters reports.

Bangalore, India, is becoming a global center for telemedicine because of the number of Western-educated physicians, its extensive outsourcing infrastructure and lower costs. In addition, the time zone makes it convenient for Indian radiologists to diagnose medical conditions during the U.S. nighttime hours.

Experts say that other medical areas that do not require


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