A Tutorial for Emerging Wireless Medical Video Transmission Systems [Wireless Corner]
Published on Apr 1, 2011in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 3.01
· DOI :10.1109/MAP.2011.5949369
The wireless transmission of medical video is expected to see significant growth in the coming years. This is primarily due to the expected availability of significant bandwidth in the next-generation of wireless communications networks, and the emergence of effective wireless video-compression standards. The design of wireless medical video transmission systems presents unique requirements for error-resilience and clinical validation. We present a tutorial introduction to the most important components of a wireless medical video transmission system. We focus on video-encoding requirements for error resilience, quality-of-service transmission, and diagnostic validation. Whenever possible, we give references to open-source software and provide references to the literature. We demonstrate the basic principles through the use of simple examples of stroke ultrasound videos.