A new methodology to design distributed medical diagnostic centers

P. A. Baziana, E. I. Karavatselou, D. K. Lymberopoulos, D. N. Serpanos

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Abstract

In a Distributed Diagnostic Center (DDC), patients' examinations (exams) are performed in Remote Units (RUs) and the collected data (images, lab exams, etc) are sent to expertise Diagnostic Units (DUs) for evaluation. The DDC's quality of service per exam is considered through several factors, such as patient's waiting time, RU-DU communicating load, expert's occupancy, priority, administrative cost, etc. This paper introduces a new methodology for DDC design by controlling the above factors. We consider any RU through exams' sources and any DU through exams' buffers and servers. Any exam created by a RU source is temporarily stored into a DU buffer and then is evaluated by a DU server. The proposed methodology is based on a buffers' model that evaluates the total RU-DU exams' traffic load, taking into account the sources' productivity and the exams' priority. Simulating the exams' delay in the sources, buffers and servers we affect the DDC's performance. Simulating results, using real data acquired by Hellenic DDCs of private domain, are also demonstrated in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
Pages3610-3613
Number of pages4
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 25 Oct 200128 Oct 2001

Other

Other23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period25/10/0128/10/01

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Keywords

  • Cooperative diagnosis
  • Data buffering models
  • Distributed diagnostic centers
  • Telemedicine services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Baziana, P. A., Karavatselou, E. I., Lymberopoulos, D. K., & Serpanos, D. N. (2001). A new methodology to design distributed medical diagnostic centers. In Annual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University (Vol. 4, pp. 3610-3613)

A new methodology to design distributed medical diagnostic centers. / Baziana, P. A.; Karavatselou, E. I.; Lymberopoulos, D. K.; Serpanos, D. N.

Annual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University. Vol. 4 2001. p. 3610-3613.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Baziana, PA, Karavatselou, EI, Lymberopoulos, DK & Serpanos, DN 2001, A new methodology to design distributed medical diagnostic centers. in Annual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University. vol. 4, pp. 3610-3613, 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey, 25/10/01.
Baziana PA, Karavatselou EI, Lymberopoulos DK, Serpanos DN. A new methodology to design distributed medical diagnostic centers. In Annual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University. Vol. 4. 2001. p. 3610-3613
Baziana, P. A. ; Karavatselou, E. I. ; Lymberopoulos, D. K. ; Serpanos, D. N. / A new methodology to design distributed medical diagnostic centers. Annual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University. Vol. 4 2001. pp. 3610-3613
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