Accession Number : ADA322190

Title :   Akamai Network for Diagnosis, Treatment and Management to Support Telepresence.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 31 Aug 95-30 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mun, Seong K.

PDF Url : ADA322190

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The Georgetown team developed and installed a teleradiology network linking Bosnia, Hungary and Germany. Without the technical and clinical infrastructures that were developed through this CRADA, such rapid deployment would not have been possible. We have concluded a successful demonstration project for interactive tele-urology between Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC and Martinsburg City Hospital, West Virginia. We also focused on establishing the minimum technical requirements in telemedicine. A dialysis network has been established for the evaluation studies. Multimedia data base design for telemedicine of dialysis service is underway. A new project using telemedicine for pharmacology telementoring is in progress. We have developed a telepathology network using the Internet. Economic modeling, confidentiality and data security studies of telemedicine have been developed and will be applied initially to the network of kidney dialysis services. The ISIS team conducted a number of training sessions on the use of computed radiography at DOD sites in the States and Korea. We have also developed a CR Training School, in which a number of DOD personnel have participated. The Georgetown team participated in the design and programming of the Second National Forum: Military Telemedicine On-Line Today. Research in breast palpation, spine surgical simulation and prostate biopsy optimization are underway to help us further define data base requirements for all types of digital images.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *TELEVISION SYSTEMS, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, DATA BASES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, OPTIMIZATION, SCHOOLS, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, NETWORKS, DEMONSTRATIONS, MEDICINE, IMAGES, GERMANY, MEDIA, UNIVERSITIES, KOREA, ONLINE SYSTEMS, MEDICAL SERVICES, HOSPITALS, RADIOGRAPHY, PHARMACOLOGY, URBAN AREAS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, BIOPSY, KIDNEYS, PROSTATE GLAND, WEST VIRGINIA, ECONOMIC MODELS, HUNGARY, RAPID DEPLOYMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE.

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

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