Radiological investigations assist with an precise diagnosis, danger stratification, and prognostication of ailments. This positively influences therapy choices, outcomes, referral pathways, and overall health resource allocation. Nevertheless, setting up a radiology service is resource intensive. Sixty % of our population reside in rural places and their access to overall health care, higher-good quality diagnostics, and specialist opinion stay challenging. There is an inequitable distribution of radiology facilities in the nation with most of the educated radiologists getting concentrated mostly in bigger cities and towns. There are also handful of radiologists for a population of 1.four billion. For a extended time now, teleradiology has been a single of the powerful options for bridging these gaps among demand and provide. There is an improved appetite for technologies adoption by radiology solutions across the nation to meet the demands placed on them. Image archiving and communication systems (PACS) and radiology facts systems (RIS) have tremendously improved the efficiency, productivity, and throughput of imaging solutions. Enhanced connectivity by way of world-wide-web and mobile technologies, teleradiology, artificial intelligence, developments in healthcare imaging informatics, and transportable or mobile healthcare imaging devices have the prospective to allow remote areas inside the nation to achieve access to far better overall health care and diagnostics. Although we saw examples and use case scenarios in action demonstrating the worth of these throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there is small published literature on the degree to which technologies such as teleradiology have reached the final mile, and their influence in enhancing access to overall health at major healthcare level is sparse and incomplete.

Aims and objectives

This overview aims to supply an overview of teleradiology and technologies options accessible in India. In this overview, we will report on the current instruments in India technologies tools, policy tools, and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), and how they have enabled access to imaging care and diagnostics at the major healthcare level.

Major objective

Secondary objectives

  • i)

    To map the barriers and facilitators for adopting technologies options to increase access to imaging care at the major overall health care level.

  • ii)

    To determine expertise gaps and missing hyperlinks to use technologies options to increase access to imaging care at the major overall health care level.


Offered that there are only about 20,500 radiologists in our nation to serve a population of 1.four billion,42History of IRIA
Indian radiological and imaging association.