Web-Based Solution for Acquisition, Processing, Archiving and Diffusion of Endoscopy Studies

  • Isabel Laranjo
  • Joel Braga
  • Domingos Assunção
  • Andreia Silva
  • Carla Rolanda
  • Luís Lopes
  • Jorge Correia-Pinto
  • Victor Alves
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 217)

Abstract

In this paper we present a distributed solution for the acquisition, processing, archiving and diffusion of endoscopic procedures. The goal is to provide a system capable of managing all administrative and clinical information (including audiovisual content) since the acquisition process to the searching process of previous exams, for comparison with new cases. In this context, a device for the acquisition of the endoscopic video was designed (MIVbox), regardless of the endoscopic camera that is used. All the information is stored in a structured and standardized way, allowing its reuse and sharing. To facilitate this sharing process, the video undergoes several processing steps in order to obtain a summarized video and the respective content characteristics. The proposed solution uses an annotation system that enables content querying, thus becoming a versatile tool for research in this area. A streaming module in which the endoscopic video is transmitted in real time is also provided.

Keywords

Distributed Computing Endoscopy e-Health Video Streaming Video Processing Endoscopic Video Acquisition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Laranjo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Joel Braga
    • 1
  • Domingos Assunção
    • 1
  • Andreia Silva
    • 1
  • Carla Rolanda
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Luís Lopes
    • 5
  • Jorge Correia-Pinto
    • 2
    • 3
    • 6
  • Victor Alves
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health SciencesUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  3. 3.ICVS/3B’s - PT Government Associate LaboratoryBraga/GuimarãesPortugal
  4. 4.Department of GastroenterologyHospital de BragaBragaPortugal
  5. 5.Department of GastroenterologySanta Luzia HospitalViana do CasteloPortugal
  6. 6.Department of Pediatric SurgeryHospital de BragaBragaPortugal

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