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Integrated telemedicine workstation for intercontinental grand rounds
Author(s): Charles E. Willis; Robert G. Leckie; Linda Brink; Fred Goeringer
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Paper Abstract

The Telemedicine Spacebridge to Moscow was a series of intercontinental sessions sponsored jointly by NASA and the Moscow Academy of Medicine. To improve the quality of medical images presented, the MDIS Project developed a workstation for acquisition, storage, and interactive display of radiology and pathology images. The workstation was based on a Macintosh IIfx platform with a laser digitizer for radiographs and video capture capability for microscope images. Images were transmitted via the Russian Lyoutch Satellite which had only a single video channel available and no high speed data channels. Two workstations were configured -- one for use at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. and the other for use at the Hospital of the Interior in Moscow, Russia. The two workstations were used may times during 16 sessions. As clinicians used the systems, we modified the original configuration to improve interactive use. This project demonstrated that numerous acquisition and output devices could be brought together in a single interactive workstation. The video images were satisfactory for remote consultation in a grand rounds format.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2431, Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display, (27 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207630
Show Author Affiliations
Charles E. Willis, Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Robert G. Leckie, Walter Reed Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Linda Brink, Walter Reed Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Fred Goeringer, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2431:
Medical Imaging 1995: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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