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High-performance testbed network with ATM technology for neuroimaging
Author(s): H. K. Huang; Ronald L. Arenson; William P. Dillon; Shyhliang A. Lou; Todd M. Bazzill; Albert W. K. Wong; Robert G. Gould
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Paper Abstract

Today's teleradiology transmits images with telephone lines (from 14400 to 1.5 Mbits/sec). However, the large amount of data commonly produced during an MR or CT procedure can limit some applications of teleradiology. This paper is a progress report of a high speed (155 Mbits/sec) testbed teleradiology network using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM OC 3) technology for neuroradiology. The network connects radiology departments of four affiliated hospitals and one MR imaging center within the San Francisco Bay Area with ATM switches through the Pacific Bell ATM main switch at Oakland, California; they are: University of California at San Francisco Hospital and Medical School (UCSF), Mt. Zion Hospital (MZH), San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC), San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), and San Francisco Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center (SFMRC). UCSF serves as the expert center and the ATM switch is connected to its PACS infrastructure, the others are considered as satellite sites. Images and related patient data are transmitted from the four satellite sites to the expert canter for interpretation and consultation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208768
Show Author Affiliations
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Ronald L. Arenson, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
William P. Dillon, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Shyhliang A. Lou, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Todd M. Bazzill, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Albert W. K. Wong, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Robert G. Gould, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2435:
Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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