Teleradiology and outsourcing census

Reference: 
BFCR(10)8
Date: 
2010
Status: 
Current

A census was undertaken in October and November 2009 to inform The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and its Fellows about the current status of teleradiology and outsourcing in the UK.

The aim of the census was threefold:

  • To understand what is happening in radiology departments throughout the UK regarding teleradiology use and outsourcing of reporting
  • To understand radiologists’ views on teleradiology and outsourcing
  • To obtain some indication from referrers to radiology, what they think about outsourced imaging and the resulting reports.

This should be read in conjunction with Standards for the provision of teleradiology within the United Kingdom.