A remote desktop-based telemedicine system

J Clin Neurosci. 2011 May;18(5):661-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2010.10.005.


We describe the construction of an almost cost-free telemedicine system using a remote desktop and the public internet system. Using this system, real-time images in Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) format were observed with their original spatial resolution without any delay. The system is secure for the protection of personal information. There is no risk of viral infection to either the host or the viewer's computer. No specific license, contract or initial investment is necessary. This system may partially alleviate the present shortage of specialists.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet
  • Radiology Information Systems*
  • Telemedicine / methods*