Data were entered into an Excel (Microsoft Corp, Redmond, Washington) spreadsheet and were tabulated under the following categories: AFIP department, contributor diagnosis, and deidentified clinical history, when available; AFIP telepathology
diagnosis; AFIP glass slide diagnosis (when available); additional comments; and number and quality of images.
Contract notice: Delivery scanner microscope slides instrumentation (server software, the processor vacuum - pressure system barwiaco - sizing, manual center embedding in paraffin) and software for the implementation of telepathology
Many view telepathology
as one of the next revolutionary steps in diagnostics workflow, and believe that eventually and inevitably, telepathology
will do the same for diagnostics as teleradiology (which electronically transmits radiographic patient images and consultative text from one location to another) did for radiology.
Experience in analyzing error rates and types in telepathology
, including that published by Dunn et al, (13) has contributed greatly to our understanding of the limitations and strengths of this diagnostic medium, and gathering and analyzing similar data from WSI studies is likely to prove equally beneficial.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (the Centre) has partnered with GE Healthcare to install a province-wide Telepathology
, a form of AST, is the process of transforming slide specimens into electronic images and then transmitting the slide images via electronic means, such as the Intranet or e-mail.
They include comprehensive plans and recommendations for the development of cancer care, including pathology, (5,7-9) general strategies for advancing African pathology, (2,10-13) rotation of volunteer pathologists from developed countries, (14,15) telepathology
with transmission of images to diagnosing pathologists in developed countries, (16-22) projects concentrating on fine-needle aspiration cytology, (23-25) and quality control on the performance of African laboratories.
Regular use of remote telepathology
and the ability to use the microscope remotely are very possible in the near future.
To the Editor.--We read with considerable interest the contribution written by Alton Brad Farris, MD, and colleagues (1) in the April 2017 issue of the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, entitled "Whole Slide Imaging for Analytical Anatomic Pathology and Telepathology
: Practical Applications Today, Promises, and Perils." They have led us, a transnational group of closely collaborating pathologists, urologists, oncologists, engineers, and informaticians, to some considerations on our past and current role in this new era of digitalization of glass slides, that is, whole slide imaging (WSI) of genitourinary neoplasms, in particular, of prostate pathology.
Hospitals can achieve a substantial improvement in their pathological workflow and, eventually, better patient outcomes because of its ability to significantly improve image management for digital pathology and telepathology
Shuett: At Nikon, we envision microscopes that always deliver optimal images; systems that provide various contrast methods with automated imaging techniques; telepathology
assisted by image databases that are accessible worldwide; and microscopes that are network-connected and Internet operational.
(1-3) Currently, the bulk of existing platforms is used for highly specialized applications such as telepathology
, expert or second-opinion consultation, immunohistochemical stain evaluation, and education.