>We have had a teleradiology unit ( OLICON ) for about 5 years in our ED.
It has all the usual features - zoom, rotate, alter contrast,etc. Our
radiology dept. is just around the corner from the ED, but it is still
helpful not to have to physically walk the films over. We do go over when
need arises to compare with old films in chronic pts ( CF, BPD etc).
>The system is even more useful for the various urgent care satellites,
located away from the main hospital, most of which are connected via OLICON.
The films done there can be immediately read by radiologists located in the
>Our radiologists give wet readingson weekdays (Mon- Thu) 8a- 11p with over
readings for nights and weekends
>I am told that with regard to teleradiology, we are one amongst a few
centers world wide, even though we are not completely "filmless" yet !
>Egleston Childrens Hospital at Emory University
>>>From UNC,-Chapel Hill:
>> We are fortunate to be moving into a new facility in 6 weeks. One
>>logistical issue is that the PED will be a LONG way from the Peds radiology
>>reading area. I am attempting to help our peds radiologists get the
>>hospital to cough up the funds to pay for a didicated video display in the
>>peds reading room that will allow consultation from afar (via computerized
>>images of films obtained in the ED--pretty cool technology).
>> In making our case, I am trying to find out what the "standard" is
>>out there. Please share with me overviews of what, if any, peds radiology
>>back-up you have to your Peds ED's. If I recall, the recommendations
>>published in Pediatrics concerning Peds ED's were not concrete on how
>>accessible radiologic consultation needs to be. Any thoughts on this would
>>Clay Bordley, MD, MPH
>>Division of Community Pediatrics
>>University of North Carolina
>>Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7225
>>email: [log in to unmask]
>>The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is: