[Teleradiology: threats and opportunities].
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Radiological interpretation and reporting have become a commodity that may be farmed out elsewhere on the planet: teleradiology. The impact of this development fully depends on our understanding of the role of radiology as a specialty. If radiology is solely defined as the provision of medical image interpretation then commoditization of radiology through teleradiology services will lead to a deterioration in the status of radiologists. They may even become redundant as hospital specialists. However, if radiology is seen in a broader context with much more emphasis on its added value through specialized consultancy, then teleradiology may be an important instrument for improvement and optimalisation of imaging services.
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Krestin, G.P, & Pieterman, H. (2011). [Teleradiology: threats and opportunities].. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (Vol. 155). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/88041