Regular and stat readings
The order of processing patients is not pre-planned. A first-come-first-serve principle is followed.
Turnaround time for regular readings is 24 hours.
Stat requests have priority over regular transfers. Turnaround time is 2 to 8 hours depending on your location/time zone. Mention emergency or stat when sending the DICOMs.
It is in your own interest to transfer the images as soon as scans or X-rays are carried out.
Upon receiving the images, two virtual image reading waiting lines are created: one for regular readings and one for stat requests. The latter always have priority.
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