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Integrating voice with images and text in a workstation for radiology
Author(s): Torbjorn Sund; Frode Kileng; Eivind Rinde; Jan Stormer
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a system for routine teleradiology between a local clinic and a central hospital, where the dictation is digital, and sound data is transmitted in real-time over a digital 64 kbit/s network. The need to stock, transfer, and account for analog tapes is eliminated. The dictation is integrated in a program for viewing the patient images, so that the audio data is automatically connected with the current patient. The doctor uses a commercial workstation running UNIX, with image display on multiple X windows servers. The dictation is transcribed by the secretary who uses an ordinary PC equipped with a popular sound board. Sound data is transmitted over the teleradiology network during playback, and the text file containing the transcription is also connected with the patient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60315
Show Author Affiliations
Torbjorn Sund, Norwegian Telecom (Norway)
Frode Kileng, Norwegian Telecom (Norway)
Eivind Rinde, Norwegian Telecom (Norway)
Jan Stormer, Tromso Univ. Hospital (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1654:
Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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