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Considerations in the transmission and storage of JPEG-encoded medical video
Author(s): Nilesh R. Gohel; G. James Blaine; Jerome R. Cox Jr.; Daniel R. Fuhrmann; Dennis M. Balfe; Diana L. Gray; William D. Middleton
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Paper Abstract

High-speed, public network telecommunication services are becoming critical to the health- care sector. We are examining the use of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) transmission of digital video to support remote real-time diagnostic procedures (e.g. fluoroscopy and ultrasound). Remote visualization may eliminate the need for a physician on-site, thus reducing personnel (physician) costs while providing access to remote physician specialists. A key requirement of cost-effective video transmission and storage is the need for data compression, JPEG compression provides reconstructed images of high quality, inexpensive codecs are now available, and the compressed data streams may be easily transmitted via ATM networks based on DS-3 transport. We will present a telemedicine model, describe a preliminary experimental protocol, and discuss psychovisual assessment of data from fluoroscopy and ultrasound examinations. Early results (monochrome medical video compressed at approximately 1 bit/pixel) provide a basis for examining deployment issues and costs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2188, High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171704
Show Author Affiliations
Nilesh R. Gohel, Washington Univ. (United States)
G. James Blaine, Washington Univ. (United States)
Jerome R. Cox Jr., Washington Univ. (United States)
Daniel R. Fuhrmann, Washington Univ. (United States)
Dennis M. Balfe, Washington Univ. (United States)
Diana L. Gray, Washington Univ. (United States)
William D. Middleton, Washington Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2188:
High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Mon-Song Chen; Jacek Maitan, Editor(s)

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