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  • Conference Proceedings IT IS-ITAB '99. Joint Meeting. Second International Workshop On the Telemedical Information Society (IT IS '99)/Second IEEE EMBS International Workshop on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB '99) (Cat. No.99TH8457)

    Publication Year: 1999
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  • DIMEDAS-a Web-based cardiology medical information system

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Summary form only given, as follows. A Web-based system called DIMEDAS has been developed at the University of Belgrade for cardiology. DIMEDAS is based on the proposed Virtual Medical Worlds standard and utilizes customized templates to present the patient data. The templates have been designed with and by cardiologists. The DIMEDAS environment is presented and its portability to other discipline... View full abstract»

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  • Multi modal presentation in virtual telemedical environments

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Telemedicine can be used to create virtual environments for the collaboration of patients, physicians and medical staff. Multimodal presentation is increasingly used to improve the human-computer interface. In this paper, we present a multimodal interactive environment for EEG/MEG data presentation based on Internet technologies and a virtual reality user inter... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):52 - 53
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  • 3DHeartView: introducing 3-dimensional angiographical modeling

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):15 - 16
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    The 3DHeartview project produced an advanced prototype of a system capable of modeling 3D cardiac structures, based on a single sequence of clinical angiographic X-rays, that can be used as an add-on to any modern digital angiography system. The system's accuracy has been measured, and our approach has been used in many real patient cases in a clinical routine environment. In this paper, we presen... View full abstract»

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  • Remote brain image segmentation

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Quantitative analysis of brain magnetic resonance (MR) images requires methods of tissue classification. New Web and Internet technologies allow remote MR image classification and visualization through browser functionality. Our application uses a method of segmentation based on the Markov random field (MRF) modeling of maximum a-posteriori (MAP) probability. The result of the segmentation can als... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of telemedical services

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13 - 14
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    With the rapidly increasing development of telemedicine technology, the evaluation of telemedical services is becoming more and more important. However, professional views of the aims and methods of evaluation are different from the perspective of computer science and engineering compared to that of medicine and health policy. We propose that a continuous evaluation strategy should be chosen which... View full abstract»

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  • Business aspects of trusted third party services in Europe

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):38 - 39
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    The concept of “trusted services” forms a key issue for any type of electronic service. The author highlights the current business perspectives of the European trusted services market. In telehealth care, as in other kinds of services delivered via open networks, security plays a dominant role. The Business Environment Study of Trusted Services (BESTS) indicates that trusted services a... View full abstract»

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  • The global health network in the 21st Century: “Telehealth, homecare, genetics, counter-bioterrorism, security and privacy of information, do we need it and are we ready for it?”

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):19 - 21
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    The Information Era we live in has created new challenges and opportunities. This age of information highways has an economic price which has not been properly evaluated. Detailed studies are needed to prove the cost and medical effectiveness of these technologies, as well as their effects on the quality of life. Our society's future may depend on it. People are living longer, while discoveries in... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical information technology: from digital dawn to NGI

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):4 - 6
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    Presents an overview of the IT roadmap as we move from basic Internet to next-generation Internet (NGI) initiatives and from the information-centric to the knowledge-centric paradigm. Medicine and health care issues are discussed in light of these developments. With the continuing evolution of the numerous technologies and their support components, medicine and health care are in the midst of a ma... View full abstract»

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  • Some methodological issues in telemedicine: systems, modeling and evaluation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):11 - 12
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    Telemedicine, including the provision of telematic health care services, is already playing a significant role in transforming the practices of health care delivery and has the potential to bring about what is truly the “hospital without walls”. However, if this potential is to be fully realised, it is vital that proper systemic and systematic methodologies be adopted for the design, d... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid signal processing technologies for next generation wireless telemedicine systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):33 - 37
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    No study to date has addressed the integration issues of the wavelet-based compression techniques with the design and functionality issues of mobile telemedicine systems for real-time medical data transmission over cellular channels. This paper addresses such new hybrid methodologies, namely new wavelet compression methods integrated with the modular telecommunication design blocks and relevant ha... View full abstract»

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  • Decision trees-a CMI tool in nursing education

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):17 - 18
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    Better health care for all and an overall health care restructuring are two of the most important processes that, in addition to many existing assignments, expose many new tasks and responsibilities for nursing personnel. Each of these responsibilities entails information as input and also generates information as the output, and in the near future it is to be expected that most of the information... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating DICOM medical images into Virtual Medical Worlds

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):23 - 24
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    Virtual Medical Worlds (VMW) represents a new standard for integrating together medical information that may reside at several different locations, be of many different modalities, and adapt automatically to new information. A particularly important source of medical information is medical images, nowadays mostly stored in DICOM databases. We present and demonstrate an integrated system that allow... View full abstract»

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  • Euromed-the final chapter or a new beginning?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):7 - 8
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    The EC ISIS '95 Euromed project has now completed its three-year duration. It has proposed a framework to establish a complete advanced medical society using Web-based telemedicine called ITIS (International Telemedical Information Society). Euromed has also spawned a number of collaborative ventures, such as the ITIS conference, the Journal of ITIS Letters and the VMW (Virtual Medical Worlds) mag... View full abstract»

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  • Characteristics of users of medical innovations

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1 - 3
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    Some innovations are adopted quickly and are widely used; others never seem to find widespread acceptance. Among the many factors related to the diffusion of innovations are sociodemographic, psychological and communications variables. This examination of three groups of physicians who adopted innovations and changed some aspect of their medical practice identifies the common characteristics of yo... View full abstract»

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  • Decision support systems for medical diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):25 - 26
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    Basically, the medical diagnosis process can be interpreted as a decision-making process, during which the physician induces the diagnosis of a new and unknown case from an available set of clinical data and from his/her clinical experience. This process can be computerized in order to present medical diagnostic procedures in a rational, objective, accurate and fast way. In fact, in the last two o... View full abstract»

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  • WWW based service for automated interpretation of diagnostic images: the AIDI-Heart project

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):9 - 10
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    Presents AIDI-Heart, a computer-based decision support tool for the automated interpretation of diagnostic heart images, which has been made available via the World Wide Web (WWW). The tool is based on image processing techniques, artificial neural networks and large and well-validated medical databases. The performance of the tool has been evaluated, and the results show the high potential for th... View full abstract»

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  • Establishing a Virtual Medical Worlds Community

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):27 - 28
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    The emerging European “Virtual Medical Worlds Community” (VMWC) is aimed at advancing the use of advanced technology in telemedical applications. The working group consists of European companies and academic groups who are active in high-performance computer networking (HPCN), databases, virtual reality (VR) and telemedicine, and academic groups and companies with business in telemedic... View full abstract»

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  • HealthLine: integrated information provision to telemedicine networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):29 - 30
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    The needs of the developing, existing telemedicine networks have encouraged the HealthLine EU project to proceed in creating an Internet Corner, where health professionals will be able to find needed informative material and training on telemedicine issues. Information dissemination among these professionals will be strengthened, results of other EU projects will be disseminated and suitable softw... View full abstract»

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  • Using Web technologies and meta-computing to visualize a simplified simulation model of tumor growth in vitro

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):31 - 32
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    Demonstrates the impact that Web technologies and meta-computing can have on the simulation of biological processes such as tumor growth. A client-server architecture allowing real-time surface and volume rendering using a standard Web browser is proposed. A simplified 3D cytokinetic simulation model of tumor growth in vitro is developed, and results are obtained concerning the development of a sm... View full abstract»

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