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Design of a multimedia system for multispecialty medical conferences
Author(s): Mehran Moshfeghi; Tony M. Chou; Hein P. A. Haas; H. K. Huang; William P. Lord; Joachim Schmidt; Jun Wang; Thomas Wendler; Stephen T. C. Wong; Yuan-Pin Yu; Christian Zellner
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the methods and results of a workflow study of a multi-specialty cardiology conference, preliminary design concepts for a digital cardiac conference room, and a component that is anticipated for a complete implementation. Workflow studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center were performed to understand its traditional catheterization conference work procedures and processes. These studies involved observing and interviewing people that prepare, present, and attend the conference. The workflow investigation gave insight into current drawbacks. Scenarios were then generated that described potential new designs of the cardiac catheterization conference.Knowledge gained from the workflow studies, and feedback from UCSF physicians whose reviewed the digital conference room scenarios led to the final system design. We have prototype one of the components of the design: a software tool for improved presentation of dynamic images. This tool has been implemented in Java and is therefore platform independent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3031, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display, (7 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273968
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Mehran Moshfeghi, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Tony M. Chou, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Hein P. A. Haas, Philips Multimedia Ctr. (Netherlands)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
William P. Lord, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Joachim Schmidt, Philips Research Hamburg (Germany)
Jun Wang, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Thomas Wendler, Philips Research Hamburg (Germany)
Stephen T. C. Wong, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Yuan-Pin Yu, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
Christian Zellner, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3031:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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