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Distributed medical services within the ATM-based Berlin regional test bed
Author(s): Andreas Thiel; Johannes Bernarding; Manfred Krauss; Sandra Schulz; Thomas Tolxdorff
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Paper Abstract

The ATM-based Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) of Berlin connects two university hospitals (Benjamin Franklin University Hospital and Charite) with the computer resources of the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). Distributed new medical services have been implemented and will be evaluated within the highspeed MAN of Berlin. The network with its data transmission rates of up to 155 Mbit/s renders these medical services externally available to practicing physicians. Resource and application sharing is demonstrated by the use of two software systems. The first software system is an interactive 3D reconstruction tool (3D- Medbild), based on a client-server mechanism. This structure allows the use of high- performance computers at the TUB from the low-level workstations in the hospitals. A second software system, RAMSES, utilizes a tissue database of Magnetic Resonance Images. For the remote control of the software, the developed applications use standards such as DICOM 3.0 and features of the World Wide Web. Data security concepts are being tested and integrated for the needs of the sensitive medical data. The highspeed network is the necessary prerequisite for the clinical evaluation of data in a joint teleconference. The transmission of digitized real-time sequences such as video and ultrasound and the interactive manipulation of data are made possible by Multi Media tools.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239284
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Thiel, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Johannes Bernarding, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Manfred Krauss, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Sandra Schulz, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (Germany)
Thomas Tolxdorff, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)


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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