A Lightweight Internet Sharing Scheme for Sectional Medical Images according to Existing Hospital Network Facilities and Basic Information Security Rules

Joint Authors

Nian, Yongjian
Wu, Wenjing
Wu, Hao
Yang, Jingyi
Wu, Yi
Chen, Mingsheng
Qiao, Liang
Bai, Sen
Huang, Hao
Qiu, Mingguo

Source

Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-11, 11 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-12-07

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

11

Main Topic

Public Health
Medicine

Abstract EN

Background.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, large-scale telemedicine applications can play an important role in the epidemic areas or less developed areas.

However, the transmission of hundreds of megabytes of Sectional Medical Images (SMIs) from hospital’s Intranet to the Internet has the problems of efficiency, cost, and security.

This article proposes a novel lightweight sharing scheme for permitting Internet users to quickly and safely access the SMIs from a hospital using an Internet computer anywhere but without relying on a virtual private network or another complex deployment.

Methods.

A four-level endpoint network penetration scheme based on the existing hospital network facilities and information security rules was proposed to realize the secure and lightweight sharing of SMIs over the Internet.

A “Master-Slave” interaction to the interactive characteristics of multiplanar reconstruction and maximum/minimum/average intensity projection was designed to enhance the user experience.

Finally, a prototype system was established.

Results.

When accessing SMIs with a data size ranging from 251.6 to 307.04 MB with 200 kBps client bandwidth (extreme test), the network response time to each interactive request remained at approximately 1 s, the original SMIs were kept in the hospital, and the deployment did not require a complex process; the imaging quality and interactive experience were recognized by radiologists.

Conclusions.

This solution could serve Internet medicine at a low cost and may promote the diversified development of mobile medical technology.

Under the current COVID-19 epidemic situation, we expect that it could play a low-cost and high-efficiency role in remote emergency support.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Qiao, Liang& Wu, Hao& Wu, Yi& Wu, Wenjing& Yang, Jingyi& Nian, Yongjian…[et al.]. 2020. A Lightweight Internet Sharing Scheme for Sectional Medical Images according to Existing Hospital Network Facilities and Basic Information Security Rules. Journal of Healthcare Engineering،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-11.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1186512

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Qiao, Liang…[et al.]. A Lightweight Internet Sharing Scheme for Sectional Medical Images according to Existing Hospital Network Facilities and Basic Information Security Rules. Journal of Healthcare Engineering No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-11.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1186512

American Medical Association (AMA)

Qiao, Liang& Wu, Hao& Wu, Yi& Wu, Wenjing& Yang, Jingyi& Nian, Yongjian…[et al.]. A Lightweight Internet Sharing Scheme for Sectional Medical Images according to Existing Hospital Network Facilities and Basic Information Security Rules. Journal of Healthcare Engineering. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-11.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1186512

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1186512