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Telemedicine consultation. Doctor examining an X-ray of a patient's knees (left) and consulting with the patient on the screen (right). The medical use of telecommunications technology is called telemedicine. Consultation at a distance avoids the need for time-consuming and expensive travel, and electronic transmission of X-rays and other diagnostic scans can speed the diagnosis of the patient's condition.
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