Kanazawa University is 4K (4,000 x 2,000 pixels) in collaboration with display maker EIZO (Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture, President Yoshitaka Jitsumori) and PFU Business Forerunner (Kahoku City, Ishikawa Prefecture, President Kenichi Kamimaru). We have begun research on the practical application of a system that teaches intravascular catheter treatment from a remote location using real-time transmission of ultra-high-definition video (class). We are aiming for practical use in 2017.
According to Kanazawa University, the system aiming for practical use synthesizes medical images necessary for treatment such as angiographic images into XNUMXK images and transmits them to the instructor at a remote location, and the instructor sends back the voice and instruction video. A mechanism to realize remote guidance in real time.
EIZO will provide 4K touch monitors and 4K video synthesizers for medical use, and PFU Business Forerunner will be responsible for integrating 4K video transmission equipment with cameras, audio equipment and systems.Kanazawa University is in charge of the demonstration experiment while giving advice from the medical field.
Catheter treatment is effective as a treatment for diseases that occur when the coronary arteries of the heart are occluded, such as angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. The drawback is that you need a specialist.However, when the instructor goes around each site, time constraints are large and it is difficult to respond to emergencies.
If this system is established, the burden on the instructor can be reduced, many treatments can be instructed, the treatment opportunities for young doctors will increase, the procedure and treatment effect will improve, and the development of regional medical care can be expected. There are many merits.