Cuba Boosts Telemedicine
Cuba has developed a transmission system of digital medical images called Imagis, currently installed in several hospitals of the island's 11 provinces.
The software, created by Santiago de Cuba's Medical Biophysics Center, allows storing, visualizing, processing and transmission by email images received in tomographs, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, X rays, angiographs and others.
Project head, Henry Blanco, said that this is another tool in favor of patients diagnosis and a way to discuss cases among physicians from different provinces.
Experts and services used in that network include cardiology, angiology, neurology, general medicine, although it is also of great benefit for training health professionals and human resources in the sector.
According to the expert, new horizons for its application have been already opened with the first experiences of generalization of the Imagis system in health units of the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Source: Radio Habana Cuba