Journal article

Teleultrasound: Historical Perspective and Clinical Application

Adilson Cunha Ferreira, Edward O'Mahony, Antonio Helio Oliani, Edward Araujo Junior, Fabricio da Silva Costa

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND APPLICATIONS | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

The health care of patients in rural or isolated areas is challenged by the scarcity of local resources, limited patient access to doctors and hospitals, and the lack of specialized professionals. This has led to a new concept in telemedicine: teleultrasonography (or teleultrasound), which permits ultrasonographic diagnoses to be performed remotely. Telemedicine and teleultrasonography are effective in providing diagnostic imaging services to these populations and reduce health care costs by decreasing the number and duration of hospitalizations and reducing unnecessary surgical procedures. This is a narrative review to present the potential clinical applications of teleultrasonography in cl..

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