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Evaluation of communication experiments in teleradiology using a standardized study design
Author(s): Marlene Gerneth; Frank-Reinhard Bartsch; Rudolf Schosser
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Paper Abstract

In the EC project TELEMED (R1086) the feasibility of digital image communication for remote expert consultation in radiology is investigated. For a comprehensive evaluation, an international multicenter communication study has been developed. Forty radiologists from eight European university hospitals participate in this study as `experts.' Matching the fields of expertise offered by these experts, about 200 test cases have been prepared to be discussed during consultation sessions between experts and non-experts. Consultation sessions are supported by dedicated hardware and software as well as a variety of different network connections (2 Mbit/s terrestrial, 2 Mbit/s satellite, 384 kbit/s ISDN). Evaluation is performed to answer questions of applicability of teleconsultation for different types of radiological images and cases, the participants' attitude towards and benefits from teleconsultation, the impact of the technical environment and functional features for routine application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1899, Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152901
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Marlene Gerneth, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)
Frank-Reinhard Bartsch, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)
Rudolf Schosser, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1899:
Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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