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First international telemedicine trial to China using the Internet
Author(s): George J. So; Xin Li; Hooshang Kangarloo; Richard J. Steckel; Daniel J. Valentino
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in telecommunications via the Internet have significantly improved international communication. We report a case of teleconsultation using the World Wide Web (WWW) and related technologies on the internet to facilitate the successful diagnosis and treatment of a rare illness that occurred in Beijing, China. This case report demonstrates some of the advantages and disadvantages of using such a system to gather, to retrieve medical information, and to facilitate communication among physicians in different countries. It also demonstrates international teleconsultation using the internet and WWW is possible and effective in this case which saved this young student's life.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239266
Show Author Affiliations
George J. So, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Xin Li, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Hooshang Kangarloo, UCLA School of Medicine (United States)
Richard J. Steckel, 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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