Daniel Golding dgold at FDFNet.Net
Mon Nov 18 17:42:37 UTC 2002

Is this sort of radiology data sent over private lines or the public
internet? What are the bandwidth demands?

Not a good reason for extensive local peering, but a very interesting

- Dan

On Mon, 18 Nov 2002, Stephen Sprunk wrote:

> Thus spake "David Diaz" <techlist at>
> > I agree with everything said Stephen except the part about the
> > medical industry.  There are a couple of very large companies doing
> > views over an IP backbone down here.  Radiology is very big on
> > networking.  They send your films or videos over the network to where
> > the Radiologist is.  For example one hospital owns about 6 others
> > down here, and during off hours like weekends etc, the 5 hospitals
> > transmit their films to where the 1 radiologist on duty is.
> I meant my reply to be directed only at "telemedecine", where the patient is at
> home and consults their general practitioner or primary care physician via
> broadband for things like the flu or a broken arm.  While there's lots of talk
> about this in sci-fi books, there's no sign of this making any significant
> inroads today, nor does it qualify as a "killer app" for home broadband.
> I do work with several medical companies who push radiology etc. around on the
> back end for resource-sharing and other purposes.  This is quite real today, and
> is driving massive bandwidth upgrades for healthcare providers.  However, I
> don't think it qualifies under most people's idea of telemedecine.
> S

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