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Web-based video monitoring of CT and MRI procedures
Author(s): Osman M. Ratib; Magdalena Dahlbom; Hwa T. Kho; Daniel J. Valentino; J. Michael McCoy
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Paper Abstract

A web-based video transmission of images from CT and MRI consoles was implemented in an Intranet environment for real- time monitoring of ongoing procedures. Images captured from the consoles are compressed to video resolution and broadcasted through a web server. When called upon, the attending radiologists can view these live images on any computer within the secured Intranet network. With adequate compression, these images can be displayed simultaneously in different locations at a rate of 2 to 5 images/sec through standard LAN. The quality of the images being insufficient for diagnostic purposes, our users survey showed that they were suitable for supervising a procedure, positioning the imaging slices and for routine quality checking before completion of a study. The system was implemented at UCLA to monitor 9 CTs and 6 MRIs distributed in 4 buildings. This system significantly improved the radiologists productivity by saving precious time spent in trips between reading rooms and examination rooms. It also improved patient throughput by reducing the waiting time for the radiologists to come to check a study before moving the patient from the scanner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386407
Show Author Affiliations
Osman M. Ratib, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Magdalena Dahlbom, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Hwa T. Kho, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Daniel J. Valentino, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
J. Michael McCoy, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3980:
Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Eliot L. Siegel, Editor(s)

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