Telerad India: Redefining Radiological Treatments through Patient Centric Approach

  Shivram G. Iyer,   Managing Director

Shivram G. Iyer

Managing Director

The Indian radiology market anticipates remarkable growth, projecting a CAGR of 14.7 percent till 2030, culminating in a substantial $129 million by 2030. Indian radiologists, adept at diagnostic precision, are crucial in this landscape. Technological advancements, including AI and machine learning, enhance diagnostic efficiency and accuracy, exemplifying the era of digital transformation. Teleradiology facilitates cross border collaborations and timely consultations. However, challenges loom, notably the demand-supply gap for qualified radiologists, intensifying workloads and optimal integration of imaging findings with available clinical dataset, potentially compromising accuracy. Balancing technology integration, data privacy and security upgrades pose another notable industry challenge. Dr. Shivram Gopal Iyer, MD of Telerad India, a unit of Precise Teleradiology 365, is a visionary problem solver within the realm of medical imaging solutions. Leading Telerad India, he directs a team that is committed to delivering swift and accurate imaging interpretations.

Since its inception in May 2012, the company has expanded its global footprint, serving clients across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. “We ensure a short report turnover time and have specialists and sub-specialists round the clock for reporting, discussions, and feedback. We also provide high-quality pre-reads to our clients based in the US with complete and comprehensive reports", says Dr. Shivram Gopal Iyer. Telerad India also prioritizes client needs, customizing turnaround times and specific requirements of the treating clinician based on their feedback. The firm’s peer-to-peer reading approach, driven by Dr. Shivram
Gopal Iyer's constant guidance and strong commitment, ensures authentic medical interpretations with an eye for optimal treatment options and problem solving.

Advanced Medical Imaging Solutions
The firm offers an array of services bolstered by state-of the-art technology, featuring high-end PACS equipment and advanced image-viewing hardware. “Our service portfolio encompasses a broad spectrum of medical imaging, ranging from MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Dopplers, Cardiac echo, Mammograms, to conventional studies, all presented in formats tailored and approved by individual clients”, says Dr. Shivram G. Iyer. What distinguishes Telerad India is its steadfast dedication to incorporating the clinical specifics of each patient into the interpretation process, and understanding the critical link between clinical context and image analysis. This patient-centric ethos sets Telerad India apart from its competitors, highlighting a commitment to precision in diagnostics. The firm prioritizes client satisfaction with tailored scheduling and timely emergency and routine non-emergency reads, boasting an average turnaround time of less than 60 minutes and 8-12 hours, respectively.

With a profound understanding of medical imaging, Dr. Shivram G. Iyer harnesses the power of radiology not only to diagnose but to positively impact lives

Journey & Vision
Dr. Shivram G. Iyer embarked on his academic journey, graduating (MBBS) from V.S.S Medical College, Burla, Orissa, in 1991, followed by post-graduation (MD) from G.R Medical College in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, in in 2003. He subsequently did his senior residency, working at G.B Pant Hospital in New Delhi, where he gained crucial experience. This was furthered by enriching stints at renowned hospitals like Kailash Hospital, Noida and Fortis Escort Heart Institute along with a 12 year long stint of musculoskeletal Teleradiology for a US based firm from 2008-2020. Currently, he leads a team of Radiologists with varying spectra of experience, who interpret medical images to make sure they give the right answers to all the questions posed.

Dr. Shivram G. Iyer envisions a proactive healthcare approach, emphasizing both on the need for high quality interpretation, and integration of teaching and learning programs to ensure both vertical and horizontal increments. This ensures that the lesser experienced Radiologists also get adequate opportunity to learn to deal with complex studies without compromising on the accuracy of reads.

His vision includes imparting his experience and sharing his work ethos with as many other Radiologists as feasible and overall building a robust and comprehensive teaching and training mechanism. Ultimately, he seeks a healthcare landscape prioritizing early detection of disease with improved health outcomes and a healthier society.