Cardiology

Bristol and Glasgow have been the latest centres to benefit from Video South’s design experience and the application of HD technology in cardiology centres.

Keith Oldroyd briefs staff for a demonstration

Impressive Beardmore Conference Centre at Golden Jubilee

A course running at Golden Jubilee

Real time fluoroscopy and ultrasound

The growing use of high resolution screen-based applications in ever more crowded labs, makes the life of high quality links to seminar rooms more and more attractive. The technology provides lossless links without any delay in vision or sound.

Those watching a procedure are almost as well off as being in the room. The two-way audio, using head-mounted radio microphones on the demonstrators, means audiences get clear sound without lab background noise.

They can probably hear the demonstrator more clearly than some in the lab. They can discuss the case in real time and in the seminar room they can look at patient records and archived radiology of their own choice, on the same screen as the live procedure.

The multi-window screen technology allows audiences to see the same simultaneous screen sequences as those in the lab; they do not have to be shown one application at a time.

Bristol Heart Institute
The new Bristol Heart Institute has a medium size specialist seminar room with very large display. When using the multi window image, any critical image can be enlarged to full screen at the touch of the control panel in order to use the full 1920 by 1080 display for examination of a single image.

The seminar room is also equipped with videoconferencing. The picture (bottom left on opposite page) shows that a moderator has a ‘slave’ image of the projection display when he faces the audience and the videoconference camera.

His image and audio can be sent to a remote site at the same time as the full multi-window image and two-way audio from a lab. All these parties can see and discuss the case as it proceeds, as well as any archive images from the
seminar room.

Mr Franco Ciulli worked with Video South to develop the scope of the systems. He was keen to include the hybrid lab/theatre, one of only a few in the country. Video South worked with Siemens and Trumpf lighting to provide the system, robust and safe in a theatre and suited to the high resolution imaging of a lab.

This system has the most sophisticated and high quality recording available. The complete multi-image transmission and two-way audio can be captured uncompressed in real time on 46Gb re-usable disks. The system also has fibre connection to the larger education centre on the other side of the road.

Glasgow
In Glasgow at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Keith Oldroyd has developed a similar system but with fibre links to the very well appointed conference centre on site.

At 300m from the cath labs, the Beardmore Conference Centre is a shared facility for the hospital and external clients. The 120-seat auditorium has been tailored by Video South to accommodate the link to cath labs and the multi-window projection.

Two very successful meetings have been held at the facility. At one of these, the side-by-side imaging of volcano and fluoro was very impressive.

The new bi-plane lab has now been added to the system and the high quality HD recording is also planned. The three cath labs involved can demonstrate
interventional and EP procedures.