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Using broadband digital image communication for international remote expert consultation in the EC project TELEMED
Author(s): Marlene Gerneth; Frank-Reinhard Bartsch; Rudolf Schosser
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Paper Abstract

In the EC project TELEMED (R1086) the feasibility of digital image communication for remote expert consultation in radiology is investigated. Three modes are considered: batch mode (normal case), interactive mode (emergency case), and mixed mode (teaching situation). To allow short transmission and response times for the voluminous data files, 2 Mbit/s networks and 384 kbit/s ISDN are employed to interconnect eight European university hospitals. A set of requirements was derived, and software has been developed for image and text communication, for image display and manipulation, and for synchronization of remote workstations. From the experiences gained during experimentation regarding the appropriate design of networks, transmission rates and data throughput, user acceptance, integration and standardization, recommendations for future routine application could be concluded.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1977, Video Communications and PACS for Medical Applications, (29 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160493
Show Author Affiliations
Marlene Gerneth, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)
Frank-Reinhard Bartsch, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)
Rudolf Schosser, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1977:
Video Communications and PACS for Medical Applications
Rudy A. Mattheus; Andre J. Duerinckx; Peter J. van Otterloo, Editor(s)

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