An image capture and communication system for emergency computed tomography (CT) is presented. The system, named ICCS, integrates CT scanners, personal computers (PC), network systems, an IBM API gateway and an IBM mainframe platform. The ICCS was implemented in the emergency unit in the Taichung Veterans General Hospital (TCVGH) and has received considerable support from the doctors, nurses and staff of the TCVGH emergency unit who have shown great interest in ICCS. This is because ICCS allows physicians in the emergency unit to examine patients' images on image viewing stations immediately after the patients are CT scanned. It also makes remote consultation possible for doctors who can stay where they are and consult with radiologists through the system and a hot line without leaving the emergency unit. This advantage greatly reduces the consultation time and saves many unnecessary trips between the emergency unit and the Department of Radiology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Health Informatics