Nordic teleradiology development

Jari Viitanen, Torbjörn Sund, E. Rinde, J. Stoermer, Martti Kormano, Juhani Heinilä, Jussi Yliaho, Juha Ahonen

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In the Nordic countries there are several reasons why teleradiology has been an interesting topic of research during the last years. The distances in rural areas are long, and radiology expert service is not available in every health centre which is able to provide X-rays. Also, the telecommunication network is on a very advanced level in the Nordic countries. The staff is well educated and they are used to operating with computers. This all means that the infrastructure to develop and use systems like teleradiology exists. This paper describes two separate systems developed in Norway and Finland. Their development has been in many respects the same. The common hardware and software features, as well as the differences and the clinical experiences, are discussed in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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