New tele-diagnostic model using volume sweep imaging for rural areas

Jose Ferrer, Thomas Chaumont, Leslie Trujillo, Italo Fernandez, Jorge Guerrero, Pilar Stewart, Gail Garra, Maria Fernanda Campos, Katherine Garra, Nicole Stephens, Chere Harley, Sylvia Jacobo, Erin Waks, Frank Miele, Brian Garra, Benjamin Castaneda

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Advances in information and communications technologies provide a new opportunity to improve the access to healthcare in remote rural areas (RA) where there is a lack of infrastructure and medical experts. This paper implements a new model for tele-ultrasound (US) based on volumetric sweep imaging protocols specially designed for the acquisition of US. Non-physician health personnel from the RA are trained on the use of these protocols in a few days. The operator utilizes the medical box (MB), a specially designed telecommunication system, to guide, compress, encrypt and transmit the US sweeps through the cloud to the radiologist who performs the diagnosis remotely. The report is automatically sent back to the MB. The system was able to send US volumetric images with poor connectivity conditions in 6 minutes on average. These results of implementing this tele-ultrasound model in RAs are encouraging and support future validations.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
EditorialInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Páginas2622-2625
Número de páginas4
ISBN (versión digital)9781509028092
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 13 set. 2017
Evento39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, República de Corea
Duración: 11 jul. 201715 jul. 2017

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (versión impresa)1557-170X

Conferencia

Conferencia39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
País/TerritorioRepública de Corea
CiudadJeju Island
Período11/07/1715/07/17

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