Experiences with the development of a multimedia information system for medical applications

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Authors:Agarwal, Nipun, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Son, Sang, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

The medical school of the University of Virginia is currently developing a comprehensive information system to be employed in the practice of clinical medicine. We have been actively participating in the project, primarily looking into the multimedia issues of the project. We have developed a prototype using QuickTime with Macintosh Quadra 950 as our hardware platform that meets most of the multimedia requirements of the project. We describe the requirements, design, implementation of the multimedia aspects of the information system.We have looked into certain issues like the compression ratio that would be acceptable for echocardiographic applications and the hardware platform which would be critical in the evaluation of the final implementation. We identify and discuss some of the real-time issues which we believe to be mandatory in the design of a multimedia information system and the challenges posed in the system design by the compression of media data.
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Language:
English
Source Citation:

Agarwal, Nipun, and Sang Son. "Experiences with the development of a multimedia information system for medical applications." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1993).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1993