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

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Annual rept. 31 Aug 94-30 Aug 95,

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The goals of this research project are to enhance and expand MDIS capabilities, to develop and test a prototype system that can support MDIS images and to conduct post-installation evaluation studies of the MDIS network and telemedicine for the US military medical command. To enhance the MDIS capability, Georgetown University Medical Center GUMC has developed computer aided diagnosis routines, a data compression method, advanced image processing, a CR training program, interfaces with new technologies, and a teleradiology system using the Internet. To expand the MDIS capability, we have defined initial requirements for telepathology and a prototype system in collaboration with the AFIP and Nikon Corporation, Japan. A teleradiology capability was integrated into a conventional PC-based videoconferencing system to support MDIS images. A telemedicine evaluation study protocol has been developed to support post MDIS installation. To educate others of the DOD vision of telemedicine, Georgetown has organized the National Forum on Telepresence in Washington, D.C. in cooperation with the Army. To develop a general framework of a telemedicine study evaluation study, Georgetown organized the Chestertown Roundtable with 50 participants including technology assessment experts, practitioners of telemedicine and health policy experts. To highlight the medical imaging activities of Tripler Army Medical Center and the State of Hawaii, IMAC 95 was organized in Hawaii in conjunction with the Annual Governors Symposium on High Technology

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Cybernetics
  • Telemetry

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