International live endoscopic multichannel demonstration using superfast broadband internet connections

Sang Pyo Lee, Hang Lak Lee, Joon Soo Hahm, Ho Soon Choi, Inwhee Joe, Shuji Shimizu

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Abstract

Background/Aims: Telemedicine is a convenient and efficient tool for remote education in various fields. The telemedicine system can also be used to educate doctors and medical students. The aim of our study was to establish the effectiveness of the telemedical system for use in a live endoscopic multichannel demonstration conference and to test the effectiveness and usefulness of a multicenter-based live endoscopic demonstration through live, interactive, high resolution video transmission using advanced networks and the digital video transport system (DVTS). Methods: This study is a prospective multicenter pilot study. A live demonstration of an endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) using advanced network technology was performed. Results: The DVTS successfully transmitted uncompressed, high-resolution, digital lectures with endoscopy video during a multichannel endoscopic live demonstration of ESD and ERCP over multiple advanced networks. The overall satisfaction rating when the endoscopic lecture demonstration was performed by combining DVTS was generally good. Conclusions: We believe that a multicenter-based live endoscopic demonstration is a very effective conferencing method when using advanced networks and DVTS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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