Andre Schröter

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The brain exhibits limited capacity for spontaneous restoration of lost motor functions after stroke. Rehabilitation is the prevailing clinical approach to augment functional recovery, but the scientific basis is poorly understood. Here, we show nearly full recovery of skilled forelimb functions in rats with large strokes when a growth-promoting(More)
This paper introduces the teleradiology system, MEDICUS, which has been developed at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center) in Heidelberg, Germany. The system is designed to work on ISDN lines as well as in a local area network. The global software architecture is explained in the article. Special attention has been given to(More)
Supplement 23 to Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is an introduction to the structured reporting (SR) classes, which are used for transmission and storage of clinical documents. The SR classes fully support both conventional free-text reports and structured information, thus enhancing the precision, clarity, and value of clinical(More)
The use of teleradiological systems for medical image communication is increasing significantly. Digital images can be transferred over public telephone (e.g. ISDN) lines to colleagues for interpretation and/or consultation. Thus, a new quality is being introduced into the process of radiological diagnostics. However, technical implementation of such(More)
This paper describes ongoing research concerning interactive volume visualization coupled with tools for volumetric analysis. To establish an easy to use application, the three-dimensional-visualization has been embedded in a state of the art teleradiology system, where additional functionality is often desired beyond basic image transfer and management.(More)
Teleradiology is one of the most evolved areas of telemedicine, but one of the basic problems which remains unsolved concerns system compatibility. The DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standard is a prerequisite, but it is not sufficient in all aspects. Examples of other currently open issues are security and cooperative work in(More)
Structured reporting (SR) was recently added to the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard to provide an efficient mechanism for the generation, distribution, and management of clinical reports. The main advantage of SR is the ability to link clinical documents with the referenced images for simultaneous retrieval and display. A(More)
Until recently there has been no standard for an interoperable and manufacturer-independent protocol for secure teleradiology connections. This was one of the main reasons for the limited use of teleradiology in Germany. Various teleradiology solutions have been developed in the past, but the vast majority have not been interoperable. Therefore an ad hoc(More)
The CHILI teleradiology network has more than 60 installations in Germany and the USA. Radiological images and cardiological multiframe series are exchanged in clinical routine. This article investigates in what way and how often the system is used. This is done by means of accounting files that are produced automatically by the system. User functions,(More)
This paper proceeds from the definition of teleradiology. It identifies three different generations of teleradiology systems and also includes those systems that are not regarded as teleradiology systems by the authors. A list of requirements pertinent to users of first generation teleradiology systems is introduced. Most of the requirements have been(More)