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Abstract Interest in telemedicine is being driven by the rapid advances in the availability of high-speed, multimedia. telecommunications services, and the ever-growing requirement in medicine to be able to consult experts who may be located in distant hospitals. Research in Berlin in the past 5 years Which has involved the close cooperation between the Department of Radiology at the Universit\:atsklinikum Rudolf Virchow (UKRV), the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB), the DeTeBerkom research branch of the Deutsche Bundespost Telekom, and the Department of Computer Science at the Technische Universit\:at Berlin. has led to the development and clinical trials of several telemedicine scenarios, involving the use of video conferencing and digital image communication via B-ISDN and other networks. This paper presents an overview of the current state of the technology, the projects carried out, the resulting experience, and an outlook for future trends in telemedicine.
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