Multimedia Signals and Systems in Telemedicine
Nowadays, telemedicine has been considered as a new and perspective research area which uses the advantages of multimedia systems to provide efficient medical services at the distance. The future hospitals should provide healthcare services to patients all over the world using multimedia systems in the frame of telemedicine technologies. Signal and image acquisition, signal and image storage, signal and image display and processing are the major components of telemedicine. Aiming to promote the advantages of telemedicine to the multimedia signal processing community, this chapter reviews different aspects of medical practice such as telenursing, teleradiology, telesurgery, and telepharmacy.
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