Versatile System Design for Medical Video Applications: A Blueprint
High-performance engines from Intel’s embedded roadmap,
along with powerful graphics cards to capture a variety of medical modality and
camera images, offer an ideal platform for medical video wall applications.
By Allen Sha, American Portwell Technology, Inc.
An increasing number of modern surgical operations benefit from the advanced
computing technologies adopted in hospital operating rooms and specifically in
the controls rooms where technicians assist surgeons and nurses to control
various medical, surgical and diagnostic instruments used in the operating
room. To provide this aid, the technicians need to view multiple real-time
images and video feeds from a variety of specialized equipment such as C-arm,
endoscope, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), surgical navigation systems, video
cameras and more. Most establish hospitals—particularly university
hospitals—also provide interactive training by displaying real-time images or
videos on video walls in their video conference rooms, auditoriums or
classrooms so that students can view surgical procedures live outside of the
operating room. These video capabilities can also be used for grand rounds,
live consultations, real-time collaboration and co-diagnostics with physicians
of various specialties, either locally or remotely and have become an intrinsic
part of today’s medical applications.
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