BENGALURU — Teleradiology Solutions, today announced a community initiative ‘COVID SUPPORT’ and pledged their support towards India’s battle against the second wave of coronavirus. As part of its ‘COVID SUPPORT’ initiative Teleradiology Solutions, through its philanthropic arm ‘Telerad Foundation’ will offer tele reporting of Chest CT scans for free for Covid positive patients.
The aim is to help give the ‘CT severity score index’ of a COVID positive patient when the CT scan is uploaded on the website. The scans are analyzed by a team of experienced radiologists at no cost to the patient. “CT severity score index is a radiology-based quantification protocol which can improve the identification of patients at risk for clinical deterioration for optimization and better management of hospital resources by frontline healthcare personnel. HRCT report quantifies the extent of the ground-glass opacities in the lung cavities, which are a crucial marker of COVID severity” said Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur, Chief Radiologist, Teleradiology Foundation.
The high demand for chest X-rays and CTs have also exponentially shot up the burden of reporting time on Medical diagnostic chains and imaging labs. “India is going through an unprecedented crisis right now and care for your health shouldn’t have to wait, particularly when you depend on time-critical and specialized readings. The sooner the scan is interpreted, the quicker the diagnosis and the treatment. Through COVID SUPPORT initiative, Teleradiology Solutions offer patients quality reporting in a timely manner for better control of their health” said Mr Kishor Joshi, Chief Business Officer, Teleradiology Solutions.