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Experience in the application of Java Technologies in telemedicine


Java language has been demonstrated to be an effective tool in supporting medical image viewing in Russia. This evaluation was completed by obtaining a maximum of 20 images, depending on the client's computer workstation from one patient using a commercially available computer tomography (CT) scanner. The images were compared against standard CT images that were viewed at the site of capture. There was no appreciable difference. The client side is a lightweight component that provides an intuitive interface for end users. Each image is loaded in its own thread and the user can begin work after the first image has been loaded. This feature is especially useful on slow connection speed, 9.6 Kbps for example. The server side, which is implemented by the Java Servlet Engine works more effective than common gateway interface (CGI) programs do. Advantages of the Java Technology place this program on the next level of application development. This paper presents a unique application of Java in telemedicine.


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The authors express their gratitude to the SUN Microsystems AB (Moscow, Russia) and to the personnel of the Center of Magnetic Tomography & Spectroscopy of the Moscow State University. This project was funded under a cooperative agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Fedyukin, I., Reviakin, Y., Orlov, O. et al. Experience in the application of Java Technologies in telemedicine. eHealth Int 1, 3 (2002).

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