Bridging the communication gap between public and private radiology services.

  title={Bridging the communication gap between public and private radiology services.},
  author={Turab M Chakera and Yusuf Nagree and Swithin S Song and Philip Jones},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={191 10},
The delay in transfer of imaging studies when a patient moves between hospitals and between public and private systems has been a barrier to expedient and safe patient management. There is also suboptimal reporting when patients have serial imaging undertaken partly in the private sector and partly in the public sector, because of inability to access previous imaging for comparison. Availability of a DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) server enables sharing of health… CONTINUE READING

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