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Satellite Transmission Of Medical Images
Author(s): Sridhar B. Seshadri; Ronald L. Arenson; Douglas F. Sprague; Joseph N. Gitlin
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Paper Abstract

A satellite image transmission system has been installed between an orthopedic clinic in suburban Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in central Philadelphia. The two facilities are approximately 15 miles apart. Images at the clinic are acquired with a laser scanning film digitizer at a 200 micron resolution. The resulting data (1680x2048x12 bits) are compressed using a non-destructive algorithm and transmitted via a Ku-Band satellite link to the hospital. The effective transmission rate is approximately one Mbit/second. Upon receipt, the images are restored before being archived and displayed on the existing Medical Image Management System in the Radiology Department. This paper describes the flow of image data and presents an overview of the technical aspects of the satellite transmission system. System parameters are tabulated and enhancements are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968799
Show Author Affiliations
Sridhar B. Seshadri, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (United States)
Ronald L. Arenson, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (United States)
Douglas F. Sprague, Vortech Data Inc. (United States)
Joseph N. Gitlin, Vortech Data Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer; Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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