RSNA: Teleradiology Soars During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mike Bassett from RSNA covered how radiology practices and departments — almost overnight — began to ramp up the use of teleradiology and other virtual technology tools to maintain their workloads from a remote location.

Telehealth in general gained momentum when Medicare suspended restrictions to accessing telehealth, allowing radiology to reach a broader population from home throughout the pandemic.

Before the onset of the pandemic, remote teleradiology services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) had essentially been limited to a 24/7 teleradiology group in the medical center, according to Jules Sumkin, DO, chairman of the Department of Radiology at UPMC.

RSNA spoke to Dr. John Kim from Texas Radiology Associates. Read Full Article here.