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A multimedia medical communications system

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The problem of communicating the radiologist's findings to the attending physician is introduced, and it is shown why it is essentially a multimedia communication problem. A multimedia communications system that was designed with a focus on database and medical reports organization and architecture is described. A report is presented of some of the key results of an in-house trial linking the Department of Radiological Sciences and the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Canada, a 950-bed tertiary-care teaching hospital

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 3 )