A method of using telemedicine information systems and numerical simulation for the diagnosis of rupture area in cerebral aneurysm

Joon Sang Lee, Namkyu Park, Yong Hyun Kim

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As highly integrated distributed networks become a reality, there are a variety of demands on the quality of healthcare service such as decentralised healthcare through integrated regional health telematics network, ubiquitous access to information on best clinical practices and exploitation of virtual environments technology. The purpose of this paper is twofold. Firstly, distributed information architecture to achieve telemedicine is proposed to handle difference in geographic location of patient, caregiver and medical equipment. Secondly, a numerical simulation is performed for the diagnosis of a patient's intracranial blood flow using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique-based on patient-specific Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) data. Integration and distribution of the MRA data from the database system of the Wayne State University Radiology Department were conducted over the information architecture presented in this paper. The simulation results are accessed by medical experts in a remote site for the purpose of diagnosis and/or medical training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-221
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Services Operations and Informatics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 10


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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