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Enhancement of resident education in sonography using high-speed PACS/ATM image transmission: work in progress
Author(s): Andre J. Duerinckx; Edward G. Grant; Michelle Melany; Sherelle L. Narin; Alek S. Hayrapetian; Daniel J. Valentino
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Paper Abstract

Transmission of high quality images between hospitals would be of value by exposing residents at individual institutions to a greater mix of disease processes. This problem is particularly serious in ultrasound where individual hospitals may not perform the entire range of examinations. We undertook this study to assess the effectiveness of image transmission via a PACS/ATM global network in improving ultrasound education among residents at affiliated hospitals. Image management was performed by AGFA PACS; global network was Asynchronous Transfer Mode. Selected cases from the two hospitals (OB/GYN cases at one, vascular at the other) were transmitted. Readout/teaching sessions included cases performed at base hospital and those received via network. Evaluation forms were collected from participants at both institutions. No image degradation occurred with transmission. Residents' exposure to ultrasound cases increased at the two hospitals. The system was considered an excellent teaching tool by all faculty and residents surveyed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239247
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Andre J. Duerinckx, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)
UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Edward G. Grant, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)
UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Michelle Melany, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)
UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Sherelle L. Narin, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Alek S. Hayrapetian, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr. (United States)
UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Daniel J. Valentino, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2711:
Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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