PO@HEALTH - A Medical Training Telemedicine Case Study based on Ultrasound Images over an Hybrid Power Line Network

Alécio Pedro Delazari Binotto, Flávio Ávila, Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Cirano Iochpe, Ilias Sachpazidis, Georgios Sakas

Abstract

The growth of fast internet, including the recent advance on using PLC (Power Line Communication) for reaching rural and remote areas in Brazil, and the state-of-the-art of image compression methods allowed rapid teleconsultations and medical training based on medical images. At the present time, one of the challenging problems in telemedicine is the real-time teleconsultation in case of emergency and for the medical training at remote regions where the internet access is precarious. In this paper, we present the kick-off of the applied project PO@Health, which merges the European-Latin American T@lemed Project (telemedicine based on ultrasound images) and the Brazilian PLC Restinga Project (communication via Power Line in a remote district). The platform used for medical teleconsultations and residents training is able to perform both on-line (in real-time) and off-line image-based teleconsultations over the Internet connection. For the ultrasound cases, the platform is being adapted to work with the DICOM medical images synchronized with the physician hand position images of the examination in order to increase the diagnosis precision. In addition, we describe the hybrid network over PLC that is being used by the telemedical platform.

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Pedro Delazari Binotto A., Ávila F., Eduardo Pereira C., Iochpe C., Sachpazidis I. and Sakas G. (2008). PO@HEALTH - A Medical Training Telemedicine Case Study based on Ultrasound Images over an Hybrid Power Line Network . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 28-33. DOI: 10.5220/0001041300280033


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Alécio Pedro Delazari Binotto and Flávio Ávila and Carlos Eduardo Pereira and Cirano Iochpe and Ilias Sachpazidis and Georgios Sakas},
title={PO@HEALTH - A Medical Training Telemedicine Case Study based on Ultrasound Images over an Hybrid Power Line Network},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={28-33},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001041300280033},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - PO@HEALTH - A Medical Training Telemedicine Case Study based on Ultrasound Images over an Hybrid Power Line Network
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Pedro Delazari Binotto A.
AU - Ávila F.
AU - Eduardo Pereira C.
AU - Iochpe C.
AU - Sachpazidis I.
AU - Sakas G.
PY - 2008
SP - 28
EP - 33
DO - 10.5220/0001041300280033