The Section of eRadiology serves as a portal through which the expertise of Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute is accessible to physicians and patients around the world. Sub -specialists in all areas of radiology are available to provide a comprehensive imaging experience: from the development of exam protocols, to rapid, accurate interpretation, to physician consultation. This highly trained, sub-specialized staff enables eRadiology to deliver the best distance medical imaging service available.
eRadiology provides teleradiology services to hospitals, imaging centers and physician group practices by using high speed, secure internet connections, instant messaging and advanced RIS and PACS (Radiology Information System/Picture Archiving and Communication System) systems. This technology also allows referring physicians with electronic access to their patient’s images and reports via a secure web viewer on the internet. eRadiology also has the expertise to offer assistance with the selection and acquisition of imaging equipment.
In addition to teleradiology, eRadiology operates STAR Imaging, a network of imaging centers owned by Cleveland Clinic:
eRadiology offers subspecialty interpretations in the following areas:
- Abdominal Imaging
- Breast Imaging
- Cardiovascular Imaging
- Musculoskeletal Imaging
- Nuclear medicine
- Pediatric Imaging
- Vascular Imaging
The eRadiology staff is committed to ongoing clinical education and research. Several staff members have recently published a textbook on state-of-the-art imaging of intracranial vessels in three dimensions that is being translated into multiple languages. They also have been instrumental in developing national care guidelines through the American College of Radiology.
The Section is active in national radiology organizations, and since all eRadiology staff members are sub-specialists, they also are involved in their subspecialty organizations, helping them stay up to date in every aspect of their work.
Paul Grooff, MD
Head, Section of eRadiology