In Imaging December, 2012

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ACCIDENTAL PIONEER His flagship company has pioneered the business of teleradiology in our part of the world. Now Dr Arjun Kalyanpur is taking it a step further by marrying his first love academics to new found love, technology creating innovative business opportunities. M Neelam Kachhap witnesses the partnership and gets his take on being an entrepreneur and more



leven years ago, when radiologist Dr Arjun Kalyanpur and paediatric cardiologist wife Dr Sunita Maheshwari returned to India, they had no idea that they were embarking on a roller-coaster ride which would result in a flourishing business that many would want to clone. In fact, it was not so much a business idea than a way to re-connect to his patients and alma mater Yale where he practised before coming back to India. A system by which Dr Kalyanpur, being at Bangalore, would read and report radiology findings and interact with clinicians on patients diagnosis and treatment course. Today, he is joined by 45 radiologists around the world who do the same. Arjun Kalyanpur, CEO of Teleradiology Solutions (TRS), is a name to reckon with. A pioneer in teleradiology in India, Dr Kalyanpur and Dr Maheshwari own a bunch of businesses other than TRS such as an IT company Telerad Tech, small clinic


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