Accession Number : ADA302225

Title :   Dual-Use Telemedicine Support System for Pathology.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : KENSAL CONSULTING TUCSON AZ

Personal Author(s) : Preston, Kendall, Jr

PDF Url : ADA302225

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This project has two goals. First, is to design and build an advanced microscope, called PCM (PC Microscope), for use in both military and civilian hospitals for anatomic pathology. Second, is to rapidly prototype, using 'off-the-shelf' components, two functional units that, although not as innovative as PCM, could be placed immediately on field trial in hospitals at Luke Air Force Base and Mayo Clinic communicating over the ISDN network. These units were almost completed during the first year and will be field tested in year two. Preliminary design of the hardware and software of the advanced microscope was initiated. This design process included familiarization with the working environment in both military and civilian departments of pathology; successful experimentation with the chip proposed for the PCM digital video camera to determine that it can operate at design rates that permit 30 frame per second operation in monochrome and approximately seven frames per second in color (using color sequencing); testing of the Apple Computer PowerPC-chip-based PowerMac 9500/120 by conversion from 68xxx code into PowerPC code to provide concrete illustrations of the capabilities of the 9500/120 in data manipulation.

Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *TELEVISION SYSTEMS, *MEDICINE, *MICROSCOPES, *VIDEO SIGNALS, *DUAL MODE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY FACILITIES, DATA MANAGEMENT, FIELD TESTS, CONCRETE, MILITARY MEDICINE, CAMERAS, OPERATION, GRAPHICS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, FRAMES, PATHOLOGY, ANATOMY, CIVILIAN POPULATION, HOSPITALS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Cybernetics
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE