[Legal general regulations of teleradiology]

Radiologe. 2007 Feb;47(2):157-62. doi: 10.1007/s00117-005-1337-4.
[Article in German]


The following article describes the legal aspects of teleradiology in Germany. At first we analyze the general significance of teleradiology in the sense of"achieving medical service over spatial distances". Next we take a closer look at teleradiology according to the German Radiation Control Law ("Deutsche Röntgenverordnung") in the sense of primary diagnostic findings. It is obvious that, apart from the Radiation Control Law, several other laws have to be obeyed when using teleradiology. Currently all of these legal requirements concerning teleradiological service can be fulfilled by applying modern IT.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Germany
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Teleradiology / legislation & jurisprudence*