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Title: Adjusting DICOM specifications when using wireless LANs: The MedLAN example
Authors: Banitsas, KA
Tachakra, S
Song, YH
Keywords: 802.11b; DICOM; wireless; WLAN
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE EMBC Conference 2003 (25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society), Cancun, Mexico, Sep 2003. vol. 4, pp. 3661-3664
Abstract: Wireless networks will become increasingly useful in point-of-care areas such as hospitals, because of their ease of use and their flexibility. A system called MedLAN has been developed by the Central Middlesex Hospital and Brunei University to take advantage of the above desirable properties of WLANs for use in accident & emergency departments to broadcast live, high quality video images and sound over a LAN or the Internet. However, in many cases, the limited available throughput of such a WLAN system makes the use of high demanding specifications, such as DICOM, problematic especially when using no compression during transmission. In this paper we will present some practical results when combining low compression with wireless LANs. We will conclude with the assessment of images and sounds by several doctors showing that the system we have devised is very useful in this setting.
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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