Support for tighter controls on teleradiology

Pictured at the Medica stand at UKRC are (from left) chief operating officer Bob Harper, consultant radiologist Tom Naunton-Morgan, Department of Health’s national clinical lead for diagnostic imaging Erika Denton, chief executive Simon Rasalingham and Blue Planet Communications John Wright, who moderated three of the six debates.


More than 80% of visitors to the Medica stand at UKRC believed that teleradiology should be regulated.


Medica has announced the result of the poll taken as part of a Join The Debate theme on the stand which featured live panel discussions (broadcast to a large screen on the outside of the stand), themed pods where people could vote on the big issues of the day and a live blogpoint so that the visitors could make instant contributions.


During the broadcast debates, consultant radiologists Peter Mayer and Tom Naunton-Morgan expressed concern that patient images from the UK could be reported on by non-FRCR radiologists in other countries.


“Many of the people who came on to our stand were horrified that teleradiology was not already regulated,” said Simon Rasalingham, Medica’s chief executive.


“More than 1,400 people voted on our topics, which is fantastic result. The whole point of our Join The Debate initiative is to reflect professional opinion and drive-up standards.”


See the full report on page 28 of the August 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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