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Connectivity, security, and performance of an NGI testbed for medical imaging applications
Author(s): H. K. Huang; Yu Fan; Shyhliang A. Lou; Albert W. K. Wong; Hong Zhang; Kyungtae Hwang; Xiaoqiang Zhou; Fei Cao
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Paper Abstract

Tele-medical imaging applications require low cost, and high- speed backbone wide area networks (WAN) to carry large amount of imaging data for rapid turn around interpretation. Current low cost commercially available WAN is too slow for medical imaging applications, while high speed WAN is too costly. Internet2 or Next Generation Internet (NGI) emerges as a good candidate for tele-medical imaging applications because of its high speed and low cost. This paper describes the beginning of a three-year project on exploring the possibility of using NGI for medical imaging applications. Connectivity of a private ATM to the Internet2 is first discussed, followed by methods of preserving data integrity in the public networks. Two medical imaging applications in telemammography and interactive teaching of breast imaging are presented. A preliminary plan on methods of evaluating the performance of the NGI is followed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386421
Show Author Affiliations
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Yu Fan, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Shyhliang A. Lou, Univ. of California/San Francisco (Taiwan)
Albert W. K. Wong, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Hong Zhang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Kyungtae Hwang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Xiaoqiang Zhou, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Fei Cao, Univ. of California/San Francisco (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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