Hong Kong Med J 1998;4:293-5 | Number 3, September 1998
The impact of teleradiology on the inter-hospital transfer of neurosurgical patients and their outcome
WS Poon, KYC Goh
Neurosurgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
The impact of teleradiology technology used in the management of neurosurgical emergencies between district general hospitals and tertiary neurosurgical centres is reviewed. Its effect on clinical management such as diagnostic accuracy and the prevention of secondary insults has been shown to be favourable. Problems and possible future developments are also discussed.
Key words: Emergencies; Neurosurgery; Telemedicine; Teleradiology; Transportation of patients
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