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Integrating voice with images and text in a workstation for radiology
Author(s): Torbjorn Sund; Frode Kileng; Eivind Rinde; Jan Stormer
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a system for routine teleradiology between a local clinic and a central hospital, where the dictation is digital, and sound data is transmitted in real-time over a digital 64 kbit/s network. The need to stock, transfer, and account for analog tapes is eliminated. The dictation is integrated in a program for viewing the patient images, so that the audio data is automatically connected with the current patient. The doctor uses a commercial workstation running UNIX, with image display on multiple X windows servers. The dictation is transcribed by the secretary who uses an ordinary PC equipped with a popular sound board. Sound data is transmitted over the teleradiology network during playback, and the text file containing the transcription is also connected with the patient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1654, Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1992);
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Torbjorn Sund, Norwegian Telecom (Norway)
Frode Kileng, Norwegian Telecom (Norway)
Eivind Rinde, Norwegian Telecom (Norway)
Jan Stormer, Tromso Univ. Hospital (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1654:
Medical Imaging VI: PACS Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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