WO1999013360A3 - Digital telepathology imaging system with bandwidth optimization and virtual focussing - Google Patents

Digital telepathology imaging system with bandwidth optimization and virtual focussing Download PDF

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WO1999013360A3
WO1999013360A3 PCT/US1998/018852 US9818852W WO9913360A3 WO 1999013360 A3 WO1999013360 A3 WO 1999013360A3 US 9818852 W US9818852 W US 9818852W WO 9913360 A3 WO9913360 A3 WO 9913360A3
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Norman Wayne Fleming
Gary J Grimes
Stanley A Mcclellan
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Bellsouth Intellect Pty Corp
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    • G06F19/30Medical informatics, i.e. computer-based analysis or dissemination of patient or disease data
    • G06F19/34Computer-assisted medical diagnosis or treatment, e.g. computerised prescription or delivery of medication or diets, computerised local control of medical devices, medical expert systems or telemedicine
    • G06F19/3418Telemedicine, e.g. remote diagnosis, remote control of instruments or remote monitoring of patient carried devices
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    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B21/00Microscopes
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    • G02B21/241Devices for focusing
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    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F19/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F19/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
    • G06F19/30Medical informatics, i.e. computer-based analysis or dissemination of patient or disease data
    • G06F19/32Medical data management, e.g. systems or protocols for archival or communication of medical images, computerised patient records or computerised general medical references
    • G06F19/324Management of patient independent data, e.g. medical references in digital format

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A digital telemedicine or other remotely-controlled imaging system for enabling an operator at a local site (14) to analyze images (70) received in digital form from an auto-focus microscope located at a remote site (12). The system (10) includes a bandwidth optimization system and a virtual focus system with a graphic user interface (50). The bandwidth optimization system enables an operator to conveniently select the resolution of images to be observed, and to enhance the resolution of portions of images currently under observation. The computational burden at the remote site and transmission requirements between the sites are thereby reduced. The virtual focus system enables an operator to emulate direct and continuous control over the microscope focus. The focus system is convenient to use and enables the operator to effectively observe the specimen at a number of different focal planes.
PCT/US1998/018852 1997-09-10 1998-09-09 Digital telepathology imaging system with bandwidth optimization and virtual focussing WO1999013360A3 (en)

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