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University Hospital Tübingen implements Teracue

James McGrath 20 June 2012
University Hospital Tübingen implements Teracue

Modernisation of the Tübingen University Gynaecology Clinic at the beginning of the year paved the way for the new Telemedicine video transmissions system in its operating theatre, featuring encoder and decoder technology from Teracue AG.

The newly equipped operating theatre can be show transmit pictures in high resolution HD format as well as in 3D. During its inauguration, guests were shown the detailed pictures from a tumour operation on the large canvas screen in the conference centre of the clinic as a demonstration of the system’s capabilities.

The IPTV solution from Teracue allows the adoption of the current IT infrastructure at the hospital. This is based on current standards such as HD-SDI and H.264-codec, opening up the possibility to link individual manufacturers medical imaging device technology.

For the IP streaming the image signals from the endoscopy devices of manufacturer Karl Storz were used and transmitted with encoders of type ENC-300-HDSDI from Teracue. This means the video signals from the operating theatres can not only be distributed in high resolution HD, but also in 3D images – throughout the video IP network of University Hospital Tübingen – whose campus is widely spread throughout the city.

The technology was demonstrated once again in the scope of a two-day international training conference at the University’s Department of Neurosurgery. With the help of the streaming technology from Teracue and 3D Microscopy from manufacturer Leica, and in cooperation with TV-Studios Leonberg, the images of the operation were transmitted via live 3D feed. The images from the operating theatre in the Neurosurgery Department were transmitted over the hospital’s internal IP network to the lecture theatre in the Department of Anatomy – where in three kilometres distance – the live 3D signals were projected and viewed by the conference participants.

Teracue undertook a similar propject at University Hospital Aachen late last year.

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