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Clinical experience with teleradiology in the U.S. military
Author(s): Robert G. Leckie; Fred Goeringer; S. Vincent; Les R. Folio; Donald V. Smith; Steve Tibbets; Anna K. Chacko; Michael A. Cawthon; Mark Hansen; Morgan P. Williamson
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. military through the Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support (MDIS) system is installing teleradiology at multiple medical treatment facilities throughout the US and abroad. The goals are to improve patient care, maximize limited resources, and realize cost savings. This presentation reviews early experience with clinical use of the MDIS teleradiology configuration. Emphasis is on lessons learned in the areas of image quality, speed of image transmission, communication between sites, and the advantages of the MDIS two-way teleradiology configuration. The data is accumulated from the combined experience of the authors at multiple different sites within the continental US, Hawaii, and Korea.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174315
Show Author Affiliations
Robert G. Leckie, MDIS Project Office (United States)
Fred Goeringer, MDIS Project Office (United States)
S. Vincent, 121st Evacuation Hospital (United States)
Les R. Folio, 51st Medical Group (United States)
Donald V. Smith, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Steve Tibbets, Wright Patterson Air Force Medical Ctr. (United States)
Anna K. Chacko, Brooke Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michael A. Cawthon, Brooke Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Mark Hansen, Tripler Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Morgan P. Williamson, Tripler Army Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2165:
Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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