The ultrasound device in a network environment

Citation
Tn. Nguyen-dobinsky et al., The ultrasound device in a network environment, GYNAKOLOGE, 33(3), 2000, pp. 187-193
Citations number
2
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Reproductive Medicine
Journal title
GYNAKOLOGE
ISSN journal
0017-5994 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
187 - 193
Database
ISI
SICI code
0017-5994(200003)33:3<187:TUDIAN>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
Due to the basic digital technology of modern sonography, a large number of new features have become available. It is easy for the sonographer to empl oy an ultrasound improvement such as 3D, but other developments, like the n etworking of ultrasound devices are less well known. The following applicat ions demonstrate the benefits of the new technological advances: (1) digita l imaging and communication according to the DICOM standard; (2) telesonogr aphy;and (3) remote control and maintenance of ultrasound devices. These ad vantages are not widely used because of the lack of user-friendly plug-and- play features of the network-enabled devices. On the other hand, mobile dev ices are already available. In the near future it will be possible to use a mobile ultrasound machine as a mobile telesonography workstation, in combi nation with the high-speed mobile telephony protocol UMTS.