Telemedicine is a growing field for the application
of the new technologies and deals mainly with the remote process
of remote diagnosis, performed through proper media.
In our context, diagnostic support comes from the patients' information,
the series of images of their lesions, plus global-view pictures
taken in order to document the general situation. The diagnostic
process is based on many factors involving questions to the patient,
touching of some lesions, looking at detailed views of a particular
site as well as of the image of the lesion. Much of this important
information is not available on the remote consultation site.
For this reason, we stress the fact that the image quality is
more important than in the normal examination context. In many
of our studies, we demonstrated the possibility for clinicians
to perform an accurate remote diagnosis without significant differences
if compared with local check up. The Mips Software, infact, performs
the automatic parameters evaluation and sends them together with
the image through a simple visual interface. The eventual image
compression, obviously having a fixed standardized quality, does
not permit user settings.