[Advantages and cost-benefit analysis of various teleradiology scenarios]

Radiologe. 1997 Apr;37(4):285-93. doi: 10.1007/s001170050213.
[Article in German]


With the increasing number of users and technical improvements, there are several application scenarios of teleradiology. To perform a cost-benefit analysis, an approach is presented, which focuses on both monetary and qualitative aspects. Process-related, qualitative and quantitative evaluations are described. The prestudy compares the radiological workflow before and after the introduction of a teleradiology system. A scoring model is part of the qualitative evaluation. The quantitative study focuses on costs and savings. Amortisation and a net present value of savings versus costs can be derived using dynamic investment methods. Savings can be achieved after a short time under ideal conditions, but there is no guarantee for a reimbursement for all systems.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Computer Systems / economics
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team / economics
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / economics
  • Telecommunications / economics
  • Telecommunications / instrumentation
  • Teleradiology / economics
  • Teleradiology / instrumentation*