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Medical Image Communications System: Expansion From A Prototype At The University Of North Carolina
Author(s): B. G. Thompson; D. J. Anderson; E. L. Chaney; D. J. Delany; F. A. DiBianca; W. B. Guilford; P. F. Jaques; R. E. Johnston; W. H. McCartney; S. M. Pizer; J. H. Scatliff; E. V. Staab; D. B. Washburn
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Paper Abstract

A prototype picture information system should provide a means to gain practical experience in the use of video communications within a medical center, as well as provide a mechanism to accommodate sophisticated video applications in conjunction with clinical procedures. Such a system, being installed at the University of North Carolina, will be described. Installation of the system is initially within the radiology area; however it will be expanded to include other medical center locations once an appropriate system has been fully developed and verified. Various equipment interconnections will be studied, such as T.V. camera to remote monitor and recorder, recorder to multiple remote monitors, T.V. camera to remote image processor and returned for local display, and computer to computer. Technical objectives for the system will be briefly reviewed. A distributive broad band coaxial cable network will provide the flexibility to relocate picture equipment modules at any location within the radiology department as desired. Versatile communications protocols, to include both analog and digital based channels, will allow for the proper interface of image processing, storage and display devices. The architecture of the system will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967648
Show Author Affiliations
B. G. Thompson, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
D. J. Anderson, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
E. L. Chaney, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
D. J. Delany, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
F. A. DiBianca, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
W. B. Guilford, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
P. F. Jaques, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
R. E. Johnston, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
W. H. McCartney, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
S. M. Pizer, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
J. H. Scatliff, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
E. V. Staab, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)
D. B. Washburn, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0318:
1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Andre J. Duerinckx, Editor(s)

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