To determine the clinical acceptability of various levels of video compression for remote proctoring of laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Observational, controlled study.
Community-based teaching hospital.
Physician and nurse observers.
Controlled surgical video scenes were subjected to various levels of data compression for digital transmission and display and shown to participant observers.
Main Outcome Measures:
Clinical acceptability of video scenes after application of video compression.
Clinically acceptable video compression was achieved with a 1.25-megabit/second data rate, with the use of odd-screen 43.3:1 Joint Photographic Expert Group compression and a small screen for remote viewing.
With proper video compression, remote proctoring of laparoscopic procedures may be performed with standard 1.5-megabit/second telecommunication data lines and services.(Arch Surg. 1996;131:396-400)
Hiatt JR, Shabot MM, Phillips EH, Haines RF, Grant TL. Telesurgery: Acceptability of Compressed Video for Remote Surgical Proctoring. Arch Surg. 1996;131(4):396–400. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1996.01430160054009
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