Malaysian university develops Android platform for image sharing

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Universiti Sains Malaysia has developed Endeavor-Mobile, an Android-based mobile teleradiology collaboration platform.

The technology allows physicians to share, annotate and discuss medical images across a range of handheld devices in real-time, enhancing diagnostic procedures and enabling physicians to reach a broader field of patients.

Using the application, physicians can share annotations of images, drawn with their fingertips, while simultaneously discussing the case over a standard mobile line. The Java-based application is not limited to any single operating system, can be shared with desktop computers and is currently being tested on a range of Android-based devices. Bandwidth issues are avoided by the independent transfer of images and annotations, reducing running costs and expanding the number of locations in which ENDEAVOR-Mobile can be used, according to Universiti Sains Malaysia.