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Teleradiology laws lag behind growth of modality

February 7, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Teleradiology laws lag behind growth of modality Clinicians’ concerns include lack of international guidelines for images and readers and appropriate cross-border regulations and accreditation John Bonner ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Teleradiology has matured into a significant and effective element of the healthcare system in Europe. But the legal framework needed to safeguard quality standards in the sector has not yet been established, according to speakers at the 2007 Management in Radiology congress held in the U.K. Radiologists are concerned about accountability and the lack of a suitable system for monitoring professional standards, according to Dr. Richard FitzGerald, a consultant radiologist at the Royal Wolverhampton National Health Service Trust. A growing number of companies provide teleradiology services, and hospital departments that would normally interview candidates and insist on checking references when hiring a staff radiologist are quite prepared to employ teleradiologists solely on the basis of accreditation supplied by these companies.

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