Accession Number : ADA321774

Title :   Dual Use Telemedicine Support System for Pathology.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 95-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : KENSAL CORP TUCSON AZ

Personal Author(s) : Preston, Kendall, Jr

PDF Url : ADA321774

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This research concerns building and using a new workstation that integrates lensless, low-resolution images of an entire specimen of human tissue with lensed, high-resolution images of selected regions within the specimen. Two workstations were built in FY95 and are currently on field trial at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale and Luke Air Force Base (two pathologists each). Their study is double blind and will produce diagnostic reliability data on the workstation. A more compact workstation has been designed and is being built by Optical Systems Corp. for delivery in FY 1997. Related research on improving the resolution of lensless microscopy funded by the NSF has been so successful that we are now recommending rebudgeting so that NSF results are incorporated in existing workstations. Funds are available as Loral (now Lockheed Martin) has lost interest in our funding that was allocated for merging our workstations with their MDIS system in San Antonio. This is fortuitous for another reason. DARPA would like to see our demonstration project done in Washington in preference to San Antonio. Finally this report reviews digital image databases for pathology and current hospital information systems. (Our FY 1995 Annual Report reviewed Pathology Information Systems.)

Descriptors :   *TELEVISION SYSTEMS, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, *MICROSCOPES, *VIDEO SIGNALS, *SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DEMONSTRATIONS, FIELD TESTS, HIGH RESOLUTION, IMAGES, WORK STATIONS, HUMAN BODY, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, PATHOLOGY, HOSPITALS, DUAL MODE, LOW RESOLUTION, LENSES, PARAPSYCHOLOGY, PATHOLOGISTS.

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

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