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Evaluation of a multimedia information system for endoscopy
Author(s): C. John W.A. Enning; Peter D. Siersema; Mark van Blankenstein; Gert-Jan van Boven; Elisabeth M.S.J. van Gennip
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Paper Abstract

In a cooperation between the University Hospital Rotterdam (AZR) and HISCOM, HIS supplier, a multimedia information system for endoscopy (ENSIS) has been developed in a project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Health Care. An integral part of this project was an evaluation of costs and effects of this system. The system has been implemented on the gastroenterology department and the internal medicine ward in the AZR. The results indicate that the anatomical knowledge of requesting physicians improved with the system. Both the response time and availability of endoscopy images improved greatly. Because of the use of off-the-shelve technology (possible because of the relatively small resolution requirements of endoscopy images) ENSIS can be implemented at relatively low costs.

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: 10.1117/12.239249
Show Author Affiliations
C. John W.A. Enning, HISCOM (Netherlands)
Peter D. Siersema, Univ. Hospital Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Mark van Blankenstein, Univ. Hospital Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Gert-Jan van Boven, Univ. Hospital Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Elisabeth M.S.J. van Gennip, HISCOM (Netherlands)


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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