How Teleradiology Works

CTS receives diagnostic imaging scans from hospitals and clinics, and transmits them to approved, certified radiologists via specialized computer software known as PACS. The radiologist can then view the images on their workstation, reads the scans, and prepares medical reports. The report is transmitted to the client EMR system in real time for immediate patient care. In cases where a separate in-hospital reporting system is required, CTS can work with its clients' IT departments to customize the workflow catering to specific needs.

One of the benefits of the CTS system is to enable client hospitals and clinics ready access to the Company's radiologists. The difficult labor shortage of radiologists can be solved with the help and access of CTS doctors. CTS service is especially beneficial to hospitals and clinics in remote locations, where it is difficult to access skilled radiologists.

The Technology

CTS utilizes a secured Internet connection along with highly specialized software to transmit the diagnostic images and enable radiologist to effectively analyze many images for a given study. Technologies such as advanced graphics processing, voice recognition, and image compression are often used in conjunction with each other.

Patient Privacy

CTS doctors, staff, PACS and workflows all follow PIPEDA, HIPAA, local regulations and other patient and technology privacy requirements.

Why Do You Need Teleradiology?

It's no secret that that the demand for radiologists is increasing at a faster pace than the workforce is growing. Many hospitals, particularly ones located outside big urban centers, are searching for radiologists on a continuous basis. Administrative staff devote a lot of time to finding radiologists to work at their hospital and/or organizing and staffing on a locum basis. Locum's can cost a hospital money, time and precious resources, while not completely solving the situation. Additionally, many hospitals reduce their diagnostic department services during off-peak times, leaving a void for the emergency department in terms of patient turnaround time and inadequate tools at their disposal to make diagnosis in a timely manner resulting in a shortfall in service to the community. Teleradiology allows emergency departments to function efficiently during the weekdays, overnight, and weekends.