Massone, Cesare, Brunasso, Alexandra Maria Giovanna, Biscak, Terri M. and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Teledermatopathology. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 57-65) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_7

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Author Massone, Cesare
Brunasso, Alexandra Maria Giovanna
Biscak, Terri M.
Soyer, H. Peter
Title of chapter Teledermatopathology
Title of book Telemedicine in dermatology
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_7
Year available 2012
ISBN 9783642208010
Editor Hans Peter Soyer
Michael Binder
Anthony C. Smith
Elisabeth M. T. Wurm
Chapter number 7
Start page 57
End page 65
Total pages 9
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Teledermatopathology may involve real-time transmission of images from distant locations to consulting pathologists by the remote manipulation of a robotic microscope. Alternatively, the static store-and-forward (SAF) option involves the single file transmission of subjectively preselected and captured areas of microscopic images by a referring physician. The recent introduction of virtual slide systems (VSS) involves the digitization of whole slides at high resolution thus enabling the user to view any part of the specimen at any magnification. Such technology has surmounted previous restrictions caused by the size of preselected areas and specimen sampling for telepathology. In terms of client access, these VSS may be stored on a virtual slide (VS) server, made available on the web for remote consultation by pathologists via an integrated VS client network. Despite SAF teledermatopathology being the most frequently used and less expensive approach to teledermatopathology, VSS represents the future in this discipline. The recent pilot studies suggest that the use of remote expert consultants in diagnostic dermatopathology can be integrated into daily routine, teleconsultation and teleteaching. The new technology enables rapid and reproducible diagnoses, but despite its usability, VSS are not completely feasible for teledermatopathology of inflammatory skin diseases as the performance seems to be influenced by the availability of complete clinical data. Improvements in the diagnostic facility will no doubt follow from further development of the VSS, the slide processor and of course training in the use virtual microscope. Undoubtedly as technology becomes even more sophisticated in the future VSS will overcome the present drawbacks and find its place in all facets of teledermatopathology.
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