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Interactive software for cooperative medicine and remote consultations
Author(s): Yves Ligier; Osman M. Ratib; Marek Rejmer; Robert Moricz
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Paper Abstract

A multimodality image manipulation and analysis software called OSIRIS was developed at the University Hospital of Geneva. This software package is currently used on different hardware platforms as part of a hospital-wide PACS project. An extension of this software was recently designed to allow cooperative work on remotely located workstations. This extension was developed to allow remote consultations and communications between physicians over local and wide area networks. For teleradiology and cooperative consultations, images are exchanged between the different workstations in an ACR-NEMA based format called PAPYRUS. The interactive session can then take place where the communication protocol between the two remote stations allows for simultaneous manipulation of the same images and a live conversation through a vocal link. A special communication protocol was developed to transmit the different actions performed on one station to the other. The lower level communication protocol is TCP-IP. In addition to the local usage in Geneva, this platform was also adopted as part of a European teleradiology project called TELEMED, regrouping 17 partners from 9 different countries. It is being tested on international broadband networks for remote consultations between different countries in Europe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1899, Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152897
Show Author Affiliations
Yves Ligier, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Osman M. Ratib, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Marek Rejmer, Telia Research (Sweden)
Robert Moricz, Telia Research (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1899:
Medical Imaging 1993: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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