Transplant trial

October 29, 1999

Researchers at King's College London, the Royal Free Hospital and City University believe they can use telemedicine to save thousands of pounds on liver transplants. When a donor organ becomes available a mobile videoconferencing unit will be sent so that doctors at the transplant centre can view the organ and assess its suitability. A major research goal is to find out whether the system can reproduce colour faithfully on screen, since colour is an important indicator of a liver's health.

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