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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649007/practice-of-teledermatopathology-a-systematic-review
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Jasmine Saleh
INTRODUCTION: Teledermatopathology has the potential to revolutionize the practice of diagnosing skin diseases. This review provides an overview of the advantages, limitations, and future directions of teledermatopathology. METHODS: MEDLINE was searched via PubMed and Google Scholar databases for relevant articles published from 2012 to the present. Additional articles were also identified by hand-searching. RESULTS: A total of 2675 citations were identified in the initial search...
April 11, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618454/development-of-whole-slide-imaging-on-smartphones-and-evaluation-with-thinprep-cytology-test-samples-follow-up-study
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Yu-Ning Huang, Xing-Chun Peng, Shuoxin Ma, Hong Yu, Yu-Biao Jin, Jun Zheng, Guo-Hui Fu
BACKGROUND: The smartphone-based whole slide imaging (WSI) system represents a low-cost and effective alternative to automatic scanners for telepathology. In a previous study, the development of one such solution, named scalable whole slide imaging (sWSI), was presented and analyzed. A clinical evaluation of its iOS version with 100 frozen section samples verified the diagnosis-readiness of the produced virtual slides. OBJECTIVE: The first aim of this study was to delve into the quantifying issues encountered in the development of an Android version...
April 4, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550027/improving-pathology-and-laboratory-medicine-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-roadmap-to-solutions
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Shahin Sayed, William Cherniak, Mark Lawler, Soo Yong Tan, Wafaa El Sadr, Nicholas Wolf, Shannon Silkensen, Nathan Brand, Lai Meng Looi, Sanjay A Pai, Michael L Wilson, Danny Milner, John Flanigan, Kenneth A Fleming
Insufficient awareness of the centrality of pathology and laboratory medicine (PALM) to a functioning health-care system at policy and governmental level, with the resultant inadequate investment, has meant that efforts to enhance PALM in low-income and middle-income countries have been local, fragmented, and mostly unsustainable. Responding to the four major barriers in PALM service delivery that were identified in the first paper of this Series (workforce, infrastructure, education and training, and quality assurance), this second paper identifies potential solutions that can be applied in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs)...
March 14, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412878/practical-successes-in-telepathology-experiences-in-africa
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Nathan D Montgomery, Tamiwe Tomoka, Robert Krysiak, Eric Powers, Maurice Mulenga, Coxcilly Kampani, Fred Chimzimu, Michael K Owino, Bal Mukunda Dhungel, Satish Gopal, Yuri Fedoriw
Across much of Africa, there is a critical shortage of pathology services necessary for clinical care. Even in settings where specialty-level clinical care, such as medical oncology, is available, access to anatomic pathology services has often lagged behind. Pathology laboratories in the region are challenging to establish and maintain. This article describes the successful implementation of telepathology services in Malawi and reviews other successful programs developed to support diagnostic pathology in resource-limited settings...
March 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384690/augmented-reality-technology-using-microsoft-hololens-in-anatomic-pathology
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Matthew G Hanna, Ishtiaque Ahmed, Jeffrey Nine, Shyam Prajapati, Liron Pantanowitz
CONTEXT: - Augmented reality (AR) devices such as the Microsoft HoloLens have not been well used in the medical field. OBJECTIVE: - To test the HoloLens for clinical and nonclinical applications in pathology. DESIGN: - A Microsoft HoloLens was tested for virtual annotation during autopsy, viewing 3D gross and microscopic pathology specimens, navigating whole slide images, telepathology, as well as real-time pathology-radiology correlation...
January 31, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297770/the-influence-of-telepathology-on-coordination-practices
#6
Julien Meyer, Guy Paré
BACKGROUND: Coordination between physicians and allied professionals is essential to the effective delivery of care services and is associated with positive patient outcomes. As information technology can radically transform how professionals collaborate, both researchers and healthcare accreditation bodies are devoting a growing interest to the means of achieving better coordination. INTRODUCTION: The primary aim of this study is to explain the extent to which and how coordination practices between pathologists, technologists, and surgeons are transformed when telepathology is being implemented...
January 3, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233077/new-technologies-real-time-telepathology-systems-novel-cost-effective-tools-for-real-time-consultation-and-data-sharing
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Gabriel Siegel, Dan Regelman, Robert Maronpot, Moti Rosenstock, Abraham Nyska
Real-time telepathology for use in investigative and regulated preclinical toxicology studies is now feasible. Newly developed microscope-integrated telepathology systems enable geographically remote stakeholders to view the live histopathology slide as seen by the study pathologist within the microscope. Simultaneous online viewing and dialog between study pathologist and remote colleagues is an efficient and cost-effective means for consultation, pathology working groups, and peer review, facilitating good science and economic benefits by enabling more timely and informed clinical decisions...
December 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176904/mobile-microscopy-as-a-screening-tool-for-oral-cancer-in-india-a-pilot-study
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Arunan Skandarajah, Sumsum P Sunny, Praveen Gurpur, Clay D Reber, Michael V D'Ambrosio, Nisheena Raghavan, Bonney Lee James, Ravindra D Ramanjinappa, Amritha Suresh, Uma Kandasarma, Praveen Birur, Vinay V Kumar, Honorius-Cezar Galmeanu, Alexandru Mihail Itu, Mihai Modiga-Arsu, Saskia Rausch, Maria Sramek, Manohar Kollegal, Gianluca Paladini, Moni Kuriakose, Lance Ladic, Felix Koch, Daniel Fletcher
Oral cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in India and other countries in South Asia. Late diagnosis contributes significantly to this mortality, highlighting the need for effective and specific point-of-care diagnostic tools. The same regions with high prevalence of oral cancer have seen extensive growth in mobile phone infrastructure, which enables widespread access to telemedicine services. In this work, we describe the evaluation of an automated tablet-based mobile microscope as an adjunct for telemedicine-based oral cancer screening in India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115040/telecytology-is-it-possible-with-smartphone-images
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Davut Sahin, Uguray Payam Hacisalihoglu, Saime Hale Kirimlioglu
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to discuss smartphone usage in telecytology and determine intraobserver concordance between microscopic cytopathological diagnoses and diagnoses derived via static smartphone images. METHODS: The study was conducted with 172 cytologic material. A pathologist captured static images of the cytology slides from the ocular lens of a microscope using a smartphone. The images were transferred via WhatsApp® to a cytopathologist working in another center who made all the microscopic cytopathological diagnoses 5-27 months ago...
January 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967805/telepathology-at-the-armed-forces-institute-of-pathology-a-retrospective-review-of-consultations-from-1996-to-1997
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Arunima Ghosh, G Thomas Brown, Paul Fontelo
CONTEXT: - Telepathology is the practice of pathology at a distance, transmitting images using telecommunication methods for second opinion and/or diagnostic assistance, or for educational purposes. It may be the only means of consultation for some pathologists. OBJECTIVE: - To retrospectively review and evaluate a subset of telepathology consultations from June 1996 to March 1997, and to determine the concordance between the telepathology diagnosis of the contributor and pathologists at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Washington, District of Columbia, as well as the concordance between the telepathology diagnosis and the glass slide diagnosis, when available...
February 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828767/neurilemmoma-of-external-ear-confirmed-by-immunohistochemistry-a-telepathological-communication-between-cyprus-and-india
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Manas Bajpai, Lauren Astras, Hareen Damitri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608999/specimen-acquisition-roses-gardeners-and-gatekeepers
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Adele O Kraft
The use of minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment decisions means that very often cytological samples are the only material available for testing. Cytology has evolved from a strictly morphological approach to the routine use of immunohistochemistry. The advent of personalized medicine has increased the demand for molecular testing, making rapid on-site evaluation even more relevant. This article presents current rapid on-site evaluation practice patterns in different settings, with a special focus on the variety of professionals involved...
June 2017: Cancer Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602907/an-efficient-architecture-to-support-digital-pathology-in-standard-medical-imaging-repositories
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Tiago Marques Godinho, Rui Lebre, Luís Bastião Silva, Carlos Costa
In the past decade, digital pathology and whole-slide imaging (WSI) have been gaining momentum with the proliferation of digital scanners from different manufacturers. The literature reports significant advantages associated with the adoption of digital images in pathology, namely, improvements in diagnostic accuracy and better support for telepathology. Moreover, it also offers new clinical and research applications. However, numerous barriers have been slowing the adoption of WSI, among which the most important are performance issues associated with storage and distribution of huge volumes of data, and lack of interoperability with other hospital information systems, most notably Picture Archive and Communications Systems (PACS) based on the DICOM standard...
July 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537789/design-and-validation-of-a-low-cost-telepathology-system
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Bernardo Meléndez-Álvarez, Omar Robayo, Vicente Gil-Guillén, María Carratalá-Munuera
OBJECTIVE: This work sought to evaluate the precision and repeatability of a telepathology prototype based on open software and hardware. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prototype was designed with application in telepathology and telemicroscopy. Accuracy and prototype precision were evaluated by calculating the mean absolute error and the intraclass and repeatability correlation coefficients for a series of 190 displacements at 10, 25, 50, 75, and 100 μm. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: This work developed a low-cost prototype that is accessible, easily reproducible, implementable, and scalable; based on the use of technology created under principles of open software and hardware...
May 24, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480119/evaluation-of-android-smartphones-for-telepathology
#15
Donald Ekong, Fang Liu, G Thomas Brown, Arunima Ghosh, Paul Fontelo
BACKGROUND: In the year 2014, Android smartphones accounted for one-third of mobile connections globally but are predicted to increase to two-thirds by 2020. In developing countries, where teleconsultations can benefit health-care providers most, the ratio is even higher. This study compared the use of two Android phones, an 8 megapixel (MP) and a 16 MP phone, for capturing microscopic images. METHOD: The Android phones were used to capture images and videos of a gastrointestinal biopsy teaching set of referred cases from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479695/digital-cytopathology
#16
REVIEW
Roquaiya Nishat, Sujatha Ramachandra, Shyam Sundar Behura, Harish Kumar
The advancements in the fields of technology and networking have revolutionized the world including the fields of medicine and dentistry. Telemedicine and its various branches provide a broad platform to medical professionals for consultations and investigations and can also act as a valuable educational aid. This review highlights the components, methods employed, clinical applications, advantages, disadvantages of telepathology and telecytology.
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347217/the-evolution-of-publication-hotspots-in-the-field-of-telemedicine-from-1962-to-2015-and-differences-among-six-countries
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Yanjun Wang, Ye Zhao, Jianzhong Zheng, Ailian Zhang, Haiyuan Dong
Introduction Telemedicine has been implemented in many countries and has captured the attention of many researchers. Herein, we aim to quantify publication hotspots in the field of telemedicine, analyse their evolution, compare them in different countries, and provide visual representations. Methods We used software tools to process PubMed entries for a 54-year period and identified publication hotspots using keyword frequency analysis. We employed a keyword co-occurrence analysis, principal component analysis, multidimensional scaling analysis, and network visualization technology...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170313/the-empirical-foundations-of-telepathology-evidence-of-feasibility-and-intermediate-effects
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REVIEW
Rashid L Bashshur, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Ronald S Weinstein, Matthew R Dunn, Noura Bashshur
INTRODUCTION: Telepathology evolved from video microscopy (i.e., "television microscopy") research in the early 1950s to video microscopy used in basic research in the biological sciences to a basic diagnostic tool in telemedicine clinical applications. Its genesis can be traced to pioneering feasibility studies regarding the importance of color and other image-based parameters for rendering diagnoses and a series of studies assessing concordance of virtual slide and light microscopy diagnoses...
March 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157405/an-assessment-of-pathology-resident-access-to-and-use-of-technology-a-nationwide-survey
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Bethany D Vallangeon, Jeffrey S Hawley, Richard Sloane, Sarah M Bean
CONTEXT: - Current technologies including digital slide scanners and handheld devices can revolutionize clinical practice and pathology graduate medical education (GME). The extent to which these technologies are used in pathology GME is unknown. OBJECTIVES: - To determine the types of technologies used, usage amount, and how they are integrated into pathology residency/fellowship programs nationwide. DESIGN: - A 40-question online survey for residents/fellows was developed and administered via the Research Electronic Data Capture System after institutional review board approval...
March 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157404/whole-slide-imaging-for-analytical-anatomic-pathology-and-telepathology-practical-applications-today-promises-and-perils
#20
Alton Brad Farris, Cynthia Cohen, Thomas E Rogers, Geoffrey H Smith
Whole slide imaging (WSI) offers a convenient, tractable platform for measuring features of routine and special-stain histology or in immunohistochemistry staining by using digital image analysis (IA). We now routinely use IA for quantitative and qualitative analysis of theranostic markers such as human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2/neu), estrogen and progesterone receptors, and Ki-67. Quantitative IA requires extensive validation, however, and may not always be the best approach, with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors being one example in which a semiautomated approach may be preferable for patient care...
April 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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