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Contrast Reaction and Teleradiology

There is an interesting query raised in the Sep 2011 edition of American Journal of Roengtenology which discussed the liability issue of a teleradiology group reading radiology reads remotely with regards to the anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions. This is what the debate starts as. Full article can be accessed at- AJR September 2011 197:W537doi:10.2214/AJR.10.5533

"Does a radiology group that pays to outsource contrast reaction coverage to another physician group (for example, emergency department physicians), on a “perclick” basis, paying those physicians to cover for any and all reactions on site while the radiologists interpret the radiologic studies remotely off site, expose the radiology group to increased risk medicolegally? Or is the risk decreased because most people would rather be resuscitated by an emergency department physician than by a radiologist."

Contrast Reaction and Teleradiology Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Rating: 5

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