In a plan for developing a Nuclear Medicine Information System, patient data generated and stored in peripheral hospital laboratory can be transmitted to a central analysis facility through a nuclear medicine communications network. A pilot program using this system is presently being implemented by the St Louis Veterans Administration Hospital. The need for such a system is dictated by the geographic regionalization of health services and by lack of staff in remote areas who are trained in nuclear medicine. The system provides for transmission and analysis of proved clinical nuclear medicine procedures as well as the newer aspects of nuclear medicine, particularly dynamic imaging of time dependent concentrations of radioactivity in organ systems. The system will provide sufficient capability to accommodate new procedures in the foreseeable future without additional expense, and the diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures available and their interpretation will be comparable to those available in urban teaching centers.
|Title of host publication||HLTH SERV.REP.|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 1973|
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