Ejecución de un sistema piloto de tele-radiología en Medellín, Colombia



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Corporacion Editora Medica del Valle


Objective: To implement a teleradiology pilot system in Medellín city using software for remote access, this allows the communication and interpretation of biomedical images at distance. Materials and methods: Images from different magnetic resonance and computed tomography studies stored in DICOM format were used. Data were transmitted in a point-to-point network using an integrated services digital network (ISDN) line between two radiological diagnostic centers. The system was developed under PC Intel's ×86 architecture, with Windows® 2000 as the operating system. Results: In order to read and visualize images stored in DICOM format, a Java application with functions that allow their manipulation and the option to export them to other formats such as JPEG, TIFF and BMP was developed. Conclusion: The system allows a clinically reliable diagnostic and remote interpretation for modalities such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) images, with acceptable response times. © 2006 Corporación Editora Médica del Valle.


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article, biomedical technology assessment, Colombia, computer assisted tomography, computer program, diagnostic accuracy, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic value, digital imaging and communications in medicine, health service, image analysis, information retrieval, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, pilot study, reliability, response time, teleconsultation, teleradiology