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Seahawk: telemedicine project in the Pacific Northwest
Author(s): Yongmin Kim; James E. Cabral Jr.; David M. Parsons; Gregory L. Lipski; Richard G. Kirchdoerfer; Anthony Sado; Gregory N. Bender M.D.; Fred Goeringer
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Paper Abstract

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly possible due to the confluence of ongoing technical advances in such areas as telecommunications, imaging, multimedia, computers, and information systems. Project Seahawk is a regional telemedicine program in the Pacific Northwest with Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) as the hub connecting various military and other federal hospitals and clinics utilizing the state-of-the-art technologies. The first phase of Project Seahawk successfully connected MAMC in Tacoma, Wash. to the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. through the Western Washington Local Access Transport Area (LATA) Integrated Optical Network (LION) Sonet Ring using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and two MediaStation 5000s as a feasibility demonstration. Several telemedicine scenarios were demonstrated including synchronized image manipulation, real- time transmission of ultrasound and medical images, and video and audio teleconferencing, and remote consultation. The second phase implementation will consist of increasing the number of hospitals and clinics with telemedicine capability, e.g., Bremerton Naval Hospital, Oak Harbor Naval Hospital, Seattle VA, and American Lake VA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208778
Show Author Affiliations
Yongmin Kim, Univ. of Washington (United States)
James E. Cabral Jr., Univ. of Washington (United States)
David M. Parsons, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Gregory L. Lipski, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Richard G. Kirchdoerfer, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Anthony Sado, Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Gregory N. Bender M.D., Madigan Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
Fred Goeringer, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2435:
Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost M.D.; Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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