City-based tele-diagnostic delivery company Teleradiology Solutions (TRS) on Saturday announced a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston – one of the top-ranked hospitals in the US — to offer 3D image post-processing services.
Three dimensional images are fast and easy to read and help physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of patients with confidence and clarity.
"There has been increasing deployment and utilisation of high-end CT and MRI scan equipment globally as well as in India, and such high resolution imaging requires effective 3D post-processing for its benefits to be most optimally realised," Arjun Kalyanpur, Founder and CEO of Teleradiology Solutions, said in a statement.
"As an example, 3D image post-processing of aneurysms and vessel blockages that may potentially result in life threatening complications can greatly facilitate their diagnosis, treatment and subsequent follow-up of such conditions, thereby benefiting treating physicians and impacting patients," Kalyanpur explained.
TRS has invested $300,000 in a 3D Imaging Lab facility in Bengaluru, which will be manned by a specialised team of 3D-trained radiologists.
As a result of the new collaboration, Massachusetts General Hospital will make available its proprietary 3D protocols to TRS, the statement said.
This collaboration is likely to open up new patient care opportunities in India as well as across Asia, Africa and other parts of the world as the technology and 3D post-processing services can be offered to other hospitals as well.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with TRS to enhance the diagnostic capabilities and timeliness of information that can help improve lives for patients," Gordon J Harris, Director, 3D Imaging Service, Massachusetts General Hospital said.
"We hope that access to this technology can expand to providers in South Asia, as high-quality post-processing 3D imaging could have a significant impact on care – particularly emergency and trauma care – across the region," Harris noted.