Cuba strengthens medical image network
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- Science and Technology
- 11 / 13 / 2006
Cuba's health system enjoys the benefits of a national medical image network that allows exchange among doctors on specific diseases.
More than 50 institutions are hooked up to the image transmission system known as IMAGIS, which is used to diagnose a wide range of diseases.
This mechanism provides options to send, receive, visualize, process and save images obtained during tomographic studies, magnetic resonance, ultrasound screening, X rays and angiographs, among others.
That way, experts have a clear internal vision of the body that allows them to make an accurate diagnosis.
The network also allows doctors to exchange criteria and discuss diagnoses to unify their opinions on certain cases and speed up treatment.
Currently, experts are working on the gradual expansion of the network, which has been installed in eastern Cuban hospitals mainly.