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Design of a multimedia PC-based telemedicine network for the monitoring of renal dialysis patients
Author(s): Walid Gabriel Tohme; James F. Winchester; Hailei L. Dai; Nassib Khanafer; Marion C. Meissner; Jeff R. Collmann; Kevin A. Schulman; Ayah E. Johnson; Matthew T. Freedman; Seong Ki Mun
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates the design and implementation of a multimedia telemedicine application being undertaken by the Imaging Science and Information Systems Center of the Department of Radiology and the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). The Renal Dialysis Patient Monitoring network links GUMC, a remote outpatient dialysis clinic, and a nephrologist's home. The primary functions of the network are to provide telemedicine services to renal dialysis patients, to create, manage, transfer and use electronic health data, and to provide decision support and information services for physicians, nurses and health care workers. The technical parameters for designing and implementing such a network are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274619
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Walid Gabriel Tohme, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
James F. Winchester, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Hailei L. Dai, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Nassib Khanafer, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Marion C. Meissner, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jeff R. Collmann, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Kevin A. Schulman, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ayah E. Johnson, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Matthew T. Freedman, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (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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