We report on our work on the development of a novel holographic display technology, capable of targeting multiple freely moving naked eye viewers, and of a demonstrator, exploiting this technology to provide medical specialists with a truly interactive collaborative 3D environment for diagnostic discussions and/or pre-operative planning.
PURPOSE To demonstrate a simple low-cost system for tele-echocardiology, focused on paediatric cardiology applications. METHODS The system was realized using open-source software and COTS technologies. It is based on the transmission of two simultaneous video streams, obtained by direct digitization of the output of an ultrasound machine and by a netcam… (More)
In this paper we describe a method for the reconstruction and visualization of functional models of monkey brains. Models are built through the registration of high resolution images obtained from the scanning of histological sections with reference photos taken during the brain slicing. From the histological sections it is also possible to acquire… (More)
The recent diffusion of web technologies in medical environments is deeply changing the work of radiologists and surgeons, allowing them to store and retrieve patient information, images but also reports and elaborated data. Among elaborated data, 3D reconstructions are becoming more popular because they allow, for example, a precise evaluation of the… (More)
This work presents a scalable data access layer, called PyEHR, designed to support the implementation of data management systems for secondary use of structured heterogeneous biomedical and clinical data. PyEHR adopts the openEHR's formalisms to guarantee the decoupling of data descriptions from implementation details and exploits structure indexing to… (More)
BACKGROUND The use of point-of-care ultrasonography (POC US) in paediatrics is increasing. This study investigated the diagnostic accuracy of POC US in children accessing the emergency department (ED) when performed by paediatricians under the remote guidance of radiologists (TELE POC). METHODS Children aged 0 to 18 years accessing the ED of a third level… (More)
In this work we describe pyEHR, a new toolkit for building scalable clinical/phenotypic data management systems for biomedical research applications. The toolkit uses openEHR formalisms to guarantee the decoupling of clinical data descriptions from implementation details, and NoSQL technologies, or next-generation SQL ones, to provide scalable storage… (More)