High data rate transmission of medical images: Prospectus for experiments using the NASA advanced communications technology satellite

Bijoy K. Khandheria, Marvin P. Mitchell, Barry Kent Gilbert, Abdul R. Bengali, Kirk N. Garratt, David Holmes, Michael B. Wood

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Abstract

The cost of the delivery of high-quality healthcare continues to rise. This is due in part to the cost of high-tech diagnostic equipment and to the scarcity of physicians and technologists specializing in this type of care. Additionally, costs to the patient rise when travel is necessary to get access to the diagnostic tools only available in large metropolitan areas. It is hypothesized that cost can be reduced through the pooling of physician specialists in "Centers of Excellence" which are connected to medium and small-sized medical practices through some type of communications fabric. Diagnostic interpretations can then be geographically independent of the patient. This hypothesis will be tested, in part, through experiments conducted by Mayo Clinic, in association with a consortium of technical partners, via the NASA Advanced Communications Technology Satellite. Five clinical experiments will be conducted between January and June 1996 in Cardiac Catheterization Image Transmission, Echocardiology, Store-and-Forward Telemedicine, Teleradiology, and the diagnosis of congenital heart defects. Both postprocedure and intra-procedure images will be transmitted at data rates ranging from lOMbps to 155Mbps. In addition, experiments will be multi-threaded in order to characterize the robustness of the link.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Pages711-721
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Event16th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, 1996 - Washington, United States
Duration: Feb 25 1996Feb 29 1996

Other

Other16th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, 1996
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period2/25/962/29/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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