Published By : 01 Aug 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Teleradiology is a vital component of modern healthcare and includes a host of technologies that allows easy sharing of diagnostic information between medical professionals. While radiology has been an essential component of healthcare for several decades, the advent of digital information broadcasting technologies has enabled the emergence of teleradiology. The use of modern communication technologies facilitates sharing of diagnostic images and aids collaboration for diagnostic procedures to be more accurate.
The major factors driving the growth of the teleradiology market are rising healthcare expenditures among urban consumers and expeditious technological advances in communication infrastructure. These factors have allowed the easy installation of teleradiology technology in hospitals across the world. With the increasing use of telecommunication technologies in rural areas, the demand for teleradiology technology is on the rise. The high price factor of teleradiology technology is being countered by the rising disposable income of urban consumers.
Currently, North America is the dominant market for teleradiology technology due to being a traditionally leading region for innovative technologies. However, Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the most influential regional market for teleradiology technology in the coming years. With rapid urbanization in Asia Pacific, medical care providers are increasingly using teleradiology services for sharing diagnostic information. The increasing existence of telecommunications technology in rural areas is facilitating small healthcare providers to associate with large hospitals to improve their radiological diagnostics.
Recently, the Indian state of Uttarakhand received recognition to be in line for the installation of this technology at state-run hospitals. This indicates the promising growth prospects of teleradiology technology in Asia Pacific. However, lack of skilled personnel in undeveloped areas is limits the utilization of teleradiology in these areas. On account of this move, local hospitals will associate with private radiologists, who can present their diagnoses distantly. Such associations are being practiced across Asia Pacific due to the benefit to both parties. Japan and China are also expected to be leading in the Asia Pacific teleradiology technology market.
Teleradiology technology is expected to receive a substantial boost due to the increasing efforts in developed regions such as Western Europe and North America. This involves establishing different medical teams to coordinate for obtaining diagnoses.