Advances in medical education on surgical techniques using satellite communications

Christos Papachristos, Vasilis N. Tsoulkas, Athanasios A. Pantelous

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In this article, we propose briefly the implementation of an integrated platform for the provision of advanced tele-medicine services over satellite, specifically tailored to the continuing medical education and training of health professionals on new surgical techniques. The system will enable the transmission of live - high quality - surgical video from operating rooms, including both panoramic and endoscopic view, in order to facilitate a) training of surgeons and/or students on advanced surgical techniques through the observation of live procedures using the da Vinci system and b) mentoring/proc-toring of novice surgeons during their initial laparoscopic procedures. The system also provides interaction between trainees and local surgical tutors via videoconference. It is aimed at implementing an end-to-end solution, which will offer horizontal integration of the proposed tele-medicine service, with the offer of equipment and broadband satcom/telecom services, in a scalable and adaptable manner that can be easily replicated on a wider scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMS 2009 - UKSim 3rd European Modelling Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventUKSim-AMSS European Modelling Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation (EMS) 2009 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 25 Nov 200927 Nov 2009
Conference number: 3rd (Proceedings)


ConferenceUKSim-AMSS European Modelling Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation (EMS) 2009
Abbreviated titleEMS 2009
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  • HDTV
  • Satellite
  • Surgery
  • Tele-mentoring

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