Teleradiology system accessible through a common web browser.Radiol Med. 2004 Nov-Dec; 108(5-6):542-8.RM
To describe a teleradiology system accessible via a PC and a common web browser.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
A dedicated system is connected to several radiological imagers (DR, US, CT, MR) with DICOM standard and TCP/IP protocol. The images are visualised in a common web browser on a remote PC by connecting to the dedicated web-site. Compressed images are visualised on a web page. Special toolbars allow specific operations to be performed on the images (brightness-contrast, zoom, distance measurement and ROI defining) and the communication with the radiological centre.
The graphic interface is user-friendly and does not require any special knowledge, except for basic PC and internet surfing. Image compression can be set to preserve image quality, and image transfer is fast.
The system presented overcomes the limitations of conventional teleradiology systems since it requires no special network or dedicated software, allowing for visualisation of a radiological examination on a PC and a common web browser.