1 May 1996 First international telemedicine trial to China using the Internet
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Recent advances in telecommunications via the Internet have significantly improved international communication. We report a case of teleconsultation using the World Wide Web (WWW) and related technologies on the internet to facilitate the successful diagnosis and treatment of a rare illness that occurred in Beijing, China. This case report demonstrates some of the advantages and disadvantages of using such a system to gather, to retrieve medical information, and to facilitate communication among physicians in different countries. It also demonstrates international teleconsultation using the internet and WWW is possible and effective in this case which saved this young student's life.
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George J. So, George J. So, Xin Li, Xin Li, Hooshang Kangarloo, Hooshang Kangarloo, Richard J. Steckel, Richard J. Steckel, Daniel J. Valentino, Daniel J. Valentino, "First international telemedicine trial to China using the Internet", Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239266; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239266

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