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Enhanced medical services in Amazon over AmerHis satellite

: Sachpazidis, I.; Selby, P.; Binotto, A.; Sakas, G.; Pereira, C.

University of Patras; Institute of Biomedical Technology -INBIT-:
5th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering 2006. Proceedings. CD-ROM : 7th to 9th July 2006, Patras, Ellas
Patras, 2006
4 pp.
European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering (ESBME) <5, 2006, Patras>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
telemedicine; ultrasound; telecommunication

In this paper we are going to present a tele-medical network connecting physician/hospitals over satellite based on DVB-RCS over AmerHis satellite. The medical applications include general obstetric, and gynaecology examinations. The applied platform handles any imagining modality and particularly DICOM formatted data. The dominant type of images transferred over the system is ultrasound images, acquired from portable or stationary ultrasound devices. The state of Pará presents the rate of general mortality of 3,65 deaths in 1.000 inhabitants. The main reasons are the blood circulation diseases and birth associated diseases. The aim of the current medical implementation will be the improvement of accessing of medical resource available only to rural cities from the isolated areas in Amazon in Para prefecture.