Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
ISSN-L : 1346-9843
Rapid Communication
Telemedicine of the Heart
Real-Time Telescreening of Echocardiography Using Satellite Telecommunication
Toyohisa MiyashitaMasaomi TakizawaKeiji NakaiHirofumi OkuraHirohito KandaSumio MuraseTetsuya IchijoYoshiaki KarakiToru OueKazuo Yagi
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2003 Volume 67 Issue 6 Pages 562-564

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The early detection of disease is important to keep people healthy, but it is not easy for elderly residents living in rural areas at a distance from well-equipped medical institutes to be examined. Therefore, the present study evaluated the usefulness of real-time telescreening of echocardiography using satellite communications. The participants in this study were 57 residents of a rural community in Japan. The resolution of the real-time ultrasound images sent by communications satellite was almost identical to that of the original images taken in the hospital. Although some problems remain to be solved, telescreening of echocardiography will be a practical method for public health in the near future. (Circ J 2003; 67: 562 - 564)

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