Computer Mediated Communication of Medical Image Data: An Example from Cardiological Ultrasound Data

  • Christoph Wick
  • Stefan Pieper
  • Michael Weidenbach


This paper dicusses a system that supports telecommunication of 3D cardiological ultrasound data sets of the human heart. The system enables the participating physicians to select arbitrary 2D views from a 3D ultrasound data set and simultaneously visualize additional information such as view orientation and “regions of interest” using a virtual heart model. Image and model can be annotated and stored together with view parameters as a “case description” in a central database for later access or be sent as a “multimedia Email” to a consultation partner.

Key words

Computer mediated communication teleconsultation 3D ultrasound virtual reality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Wick
    • 1
  • Stefan Pieper
    • 1
  • Michael Weidenbach
    • 2
  1. 1.HCI Research DepartmentGMD National Research Center for Information TechnologySankt AugustinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric CardiologyUniversity BonnBonnGermany

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