18 May 2000 Implementation of telemanagement for full-field digital mammography (FFDM)
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The purpose of this project is to study the feasibility of remotely managing mammography examinations in real time. To do so, the remotely located expert mammo-grapher needs to view newly generated images and communicate with on-site technologist before a patient leaves the examination room. A telemammography test-bed has been setup between two UC San Francisco clinical facilities. In the current system, the overhead of network and disk I/O delays the image availability at the remote expert workstation. We modified the communication software to enable memory-to-memory image transfer. Besides, we optimized the data flow between the hosts to enable images be directly transmitted from the digital mammography console to the remote display workstation. In this paper, we present the implementation of fast telemanagement in digital mammography environments. The preliminary results show the feasibility of adding telemanagement protocol into the current telemammography system.
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Yu Fan, Yu Fan, Shyhliang A. Lou, Shyhliang A. Lou, Albert W. K. Wong, Albert W. K. Wong, Hong Zhang, Hong Zhang, Edward A. Sickles, Edward A. Sickles, } "Implementation of telemanagement for full-field digital mammography (FFDM)", Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386428; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386428
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