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Assessment of ATM for transmission of medical images
Author(s): Andre J. Duerinckx; Girish T. Hagan; Daniel J. Valentino; Nicholas J. Mankovich; Alek S. Hayrapetian; Ricky Franco; Edward G. Grant
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Paper Abstract

The transmission of medical image data using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) communication over a synchronous optical network (SONET) was evaluated. Key parameters and performance criteria of the ATM network were tested in order to assess the applicability of ATM technology to telemedicine. The ATM based network connection was provided by the local phone companies. The initial experiment involves two of three affiliated hospitals located within a 19 mile radius in California (the VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles; UCLA Medical Center; and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center). Each hospital has a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) within radiology. We designed an ATM over SONET network for PACS utilizing the TCP/IP communications protocol. We are implementing an ATM testbed over which we characterize the traffic and measure the total transmission time for large data files.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2451, Advanced Image and Video Communications and Storage Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201219
Show Author Affiliations
Andre J. Duerinckx, Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)
Girish T. Hagan, Agfa Corp. (United States)
Daniel J. Valentino, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Nicholas J. Mankovich, UCLA Medical Ctr. (United States)
Alek S. Hayrapetian, Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ricky Franco, GTE Corp. (United States)
Edward G. Grant, Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2451:
Advanced Image and Video Communications and Storage Technologies
Naohisa Ohta; Heinz U. Lemke; Jean Claude Lehureau, Editor(s)

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