Accession Number : ADA327615

Title :   Project DEPRAD (Deployable Radiology and Teleradiology System) in Bosnia/Hungary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Feb 96-25 Mar 97,

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Mun, Seong K.

PDF Url : ADA327615

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : As part of the NATO implementation forces, peace keeping mission, 20,000 U.S. troops were deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The U.S. Army. chose to deploy telemedicine and teleradiology in support of the deployed personnel. This provided state-of-the-art diagnostic services to the troops, along with real-time immediate diagnosis of the radiological images by a remote Radiologist. The Deployable Radiology(DEPRAD)network was designed by personnel at the Imaging Science and Information Systems(ISIS)Center at Georgetown University Medical center to provide rapid access to radiological images acquired in Bosnia. In less than 8 weeks, a complete system was designed, developed and deployed utilizing 11 vendors equipment and their standard off the shelf components. Wide area communications were designed and coordinated by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Department of Defense, Health Affairs, contracted commercial satellite support and terrestrial communication lines to support the project in Bosnia and Hungary. The success of the telemedicine network prompted the U.S. Army to consider and arrange for deployment of similar technologies in other parts of the world where troops are deployed.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *RADIOLOGY, NATO, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPLOYMENT, MATERIEL, QUICK REACTION, ARMY RESEARCH, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, STATE OF THE ART, HEALTH, TRANSMISSION LINES, TELEVISION SYSTEMS, MEDICINE, CONFIGURATIONS, IMAGES, MISSIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, INFORMATION CENTERS, GERMANY, ACCESS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, UNIVERSITIES, EARTH(PLANET), BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, HUNGARY, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

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