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X-Ray and Ultrasound Imaging via Telehealth: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: January 11, 2011
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of conducting x-ray and ultrasound exams using telehealth technologies for patients in remote communities?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of conducting x-ray and ultrasound exams using telehealth technologies for patients in remote communities?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines for conducting x-ray and ultrasound exams using telehealth technologies?

Key Message

The limited information identified regarding the effectiveness of conducting x-ray and ultrasound exams using telehealth technologies for patients in remote communities suggests telehealth technologies may be a feasible option for ultrasound exams.