Digital cameras are reliable in teleradiology

S. Roychoudhury
July 2004
Thorax;Jul2004, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p556
Academic Journal
Telemedicine, and particularly teleradiology, can be very useful in developing countries, where skilled radiological expertise is not freely available. Ninety one erect chest radiographs, most of which had one or more features of tuberculosis, were photographed using a 5 megapixel Olympus 3000z digital camera and were converted to gray scale and appropriately modified using Adobe Photoshop software. 22 radiographs were normal. This study shows that low cost, small file size teleradiology allows readings of sufficient quality to make a diagnosis of tuberculosis.


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