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Effects of motion-JPEG compression on the diagnostic quality of pediatric echocardiograms
Author(s): William J. Chimiak; Karen S. Kuehl; Wendelin S. Hayes; Nassib Khanafer; Shih-Chung Benedict Lo; Sharon Karr; John E. Cockerham; Lorraine Schratz; Jeanne M. Baffa; Walid Gabriel Tohme; Robert O. Rainer; Seong Ki Mun
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Paper Abstract

Congenital heart disease is infrequent and often is apparent in the immediate newborn period. Accurate diagnosis delivered in real-time or near-real-time is important to provide appropriate care to avoid patient morbidity and mortality. Color-flow Doppler echocardiograms are an essential part of the diagnostic assessment of the newborn, however, few hospitals have the staff to interpret these studies appropriately. Transmission of these studies to a regional center with subspecialists will allow interpretation of the studies by physicians with expertise in this subspecialty. Transmission of these studies to a regional center with subspecialists will allow interpretation of the studies by physicians to appropriately and rapidly triage neonates with high-risk congenital heart disease. To make a teleradiology service affordable in the near future, the 73 million bit per second transmission speed must be reduced to affordable bandwidths using compression. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of motion JPEG on the diagnostic quality of pediatric echocardiograms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274589
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William J. Chimiak, Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Karen S. Kuehl, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Wendelin S. Hayes, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Nassib Khanafer, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Shih-Chung Benedict Lo, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Sharon Karr, Children's National Medical Ctr. (United States)
John E. Cockerham, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Lorraine Schratz, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jeanne M. Baffa, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore (United States)
Walid Gabriel Tohme, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Robert O. Rainer, Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Seong Ki Mun, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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