Practical guidance for telemedicine use in neuro-oncology

Neurooncol Pract. 2022 Jan 17;9(2):91-104. doi: 10.1093/nop/npac002. eCollection 2022 Apr.


While the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed the expansion of telemedicine into nearly every specialty of medicine, few articles have summarized current practices and recommendations for integrating virtual care in the practice of neuro-oncology. This article identifies current telemedicine practice, provides practical guidance for conducting telemedicine visits, and generates recommendations for integrating virtual care into neuro-oncology practice. Practical aspects of telemedicine are summarized including when to use and not use telemedicine, how to conduct a virtual visit, who to include in the virtual encounter, unique aspects of telehealth in neuro-oncology, and emerging innovations.

Keywords: caregiver; clinical trials; neurological examination; telehealth; telemedicine.

Publication types

  • Review