respecify and focus the testbed deployments and measure performance and educational effectiveness.
Contact: Brian D. Athey, Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0616
The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center proposes to demonstrate and assess the use of Web-based, 3D-explorable virtual humans to enhance traditional anatomic teaching. This will be accomplished with audio, graphic, and haptic interfaces. The application will be assessed in anatomy curricula developed for undergraduate to postgraduate levels of education. Modules teaching the anatomy, function, and pathology of the knee will be used for this demonstration. The investigators will also demonstrate an extension of the virtual environment to include surgical simulation applied to arthroscopy.
Contact: Victor M. Spitzer, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
13001 East 17th Place, PO Box 6508, Mail Stop F-435
Aurora, CO 80045-0508
The University of Pennsylvania proposes to develop a testbed to demonstrate the feasibility of a national breast imaging archive and network infrastructure to support digital mammography using NGI technologies. They plan to improve access and performance of breast cancer screening with an imaging archive that supports storage, retrieval, and distribution of breast images for clinical and research purposes and ensures privacy and confidentiality with multilevel security embedded throughout the system. The proposed infrastructure would (1) support traditional breast screening through the maintenance and distribution of a digital record of prior breast examinations and relevant medical history for primary interpretation and expert consultation; (2) provide the opportunity to maintain and apply computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) software at central, well-maintained computing resources to studies from all women; (3) providecontinue