TMC launches remote cancer diagnostics service in the UK

Telemedicine Clinic (TMC), the teleradiology unit of European diagnostics group Unilabs, is launching cancer diagnostics services in the UK. TMC works in partnership with radiologists from many UK and global institutions.

“The sooner a cancer is identified, the faster it can be treated and the better the outcome,” said UK medical director Dr Gareth Davies. “We’re very proud to be able to provide this service. Given the shortage of radiologists, providing the NHS with additional capacity can make the difference between life and death.”

Gareth Davis
TMC UK medical director Dr Gareth Davies.

The service covers the most common cancers such as colon, prostate, breast, ovarian and liver cancer. TMC says that a focus on specific areas of expertise has been demonstrated to improve detection rate, speed and quality, and so each type of cancer is handled by dedicated teams of subspecialists.

NHS clients provide TMC Oncology with patient scans, together with all prior examinations and reports. These scans are then analysed remotely by TMC’s global team of radiologists who provide fast reporting through the Optemis RIS. TMC recently integrated AI systems into the workflow to add an extra layer of quality.

Published on page 7 of the July 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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