Multimedia telecollaboration for second opinion in endoscopy

B. Kraus, A. Tarhanjan, J. Keymling, T. Rabenstein, H. D. Allescher, M. Classen, E. G. Hahn, A. Horsch

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Digital image archiving systems are used in medical departments usually in Local Area Networks (LAN). The connection of these LAN to Wide Area Networks (WAN) allow data exchange without any waste of time. This offers the opportunity of a distant expert consultation to another physician. In an ongoing pilot study the significance and acceptance of a long distance interpretation of endoscopic images by a second endoscopist is analyzed. After the examination the images are transferred to the second endoscopist using a high-speed network. His "second examination" report is then sent back to the first endoscopist. Communication software allows a discussion of both specialists about the images and the examination report. First results show a high degree of congruence between first and second opinion. The technical transmission causes no problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Informatics Europe 1996
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Facets in Information Technologies, MIE 1996
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9051992785, 9789051992786
StatePublished - 1996
Event13th International Congress on Medical Informatics Europe, MIE 1996 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Aug 199622 Aug 1996

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference13th International Congress on Medical Informatics Europe, MIE 1996


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