Hospital of Dr. Vojtech Alexander in Kežmarok became the 150th user of the digital radiological diagnostic system TomoCon PACS in the Slovak Republic.
In 1896 after meeting with the German physicist W. C. Röntgen, a physician and physicist Dr. Vojtech Alexander from Kežmarok was the first in Hungary and one of the first in the world introduced to new methods of using X-rays and in 1898 he took his first X-ray image.
Now, 120 years since this significant deed, clinical radiology in Kežmarok has reached a new level, corresponding to the digital age, when the patient’s image examination is available for diagnosing or consulting doctors throughout Slovakia within a few seconds. And it can be anonymously compared with artificial intelligence systems with thousands of radiological images with similar diagnoses in a few minutes.
The connection of TomoCon PACS systems and T3C – Teleradiology Communication Center enables to physicians from the hospital in Kežmarok to make remote consultations with experts from other medical facilities, for example from Poprad, Prešov, Košice, Martin, Bratislava or hospitals in the Czech Republic, which is very important especially in the case of severe cases or rare diagnoses.
Such teleradiological services are therefore very valuable for patients with acute cardiovascular disease or mass traffic accidents. It enables the involvement of experts in quick and qualified decisions about the procedure, method and place of treatment, which is not so easy, especially at night, during the holidays or in remote locations.