MDA-Image: An environment of networked desktop computers for teleradiology/pathology

Mark E. Moffitt, William R. Richli, Cesar H. Carrasco, Sidney Wallace, Stuart O. Zimmerman, Alberto G. Ayala, Robert S. Benjamin, Shirley Chee, Paul Wood, Peggy Daniels, Shan Qun Guo, John Grossman, Dennis A. Johnston

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Abstract

MDA-Image, a project of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, is an environment of networked desktop computers for teleradiology/pathology. Radiographic film is digitized with a film scanner and histopathologic slides are digitized using a red, green, and blue (RGB) video camera connected to a microscope. Digitized images are stored on a data server connected to the institution's computer communication network (Ethernet) and can be displayed from authorized desktop computers connected to Ethernet. Images are digitized for cases presented at the Bone Tumor Management Conference, a multidisciplinary conference in which treatment options are discussed among clinicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, radio-therapists, and medical oncologists. These radiographic and histologic images are shown on a large screen computer monitor during the conference. They are available for later review for follow-up or representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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