Invited Symposium: Computing in Surgical Pathology
Porres, LA (Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina, USA)
Martin-Alganza, A (Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie Seewiesen, Germany)
Nevado, M (Department of Pathology, Hospital de Valme Sevilla, Spain)
da Costa Oliveira, AR (Dept. of Pathology, University Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Campos Martinez, J (Dept. of Pathology, Centro Médico Nacional del IMSS Igancio Garcia Tellez, Mexico)
Serrano Martin, I (Dept. of Pathology, Hospital Santos Reyes. Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Spain)
The need for communication between pathologists is evident and up to now has presented an excessive amount of handicaps. New telecommunication technologies, especially those based on the Internet offer new opportunities which especially benefit Surgical Pathology among other branches of Pathology. It is not per chance that the first virtual meetings have been those elaborated through Pathology, at least within the Hispanic-speaking community (http://www.conganat.org), that pathologist list-serves (Patho-L, L-anatpat) are presently some of the most active or that new specialty communication forums such as text-conference are being developed (http://www.uni-net.org). The benefits of this type of communication improvement towards aid, education, and research are creating a new image for the specialty. Among other aid-based innovations it is appropriate to emphasize the development of varied tele-pathology systems, from image transmission between pathologists utilized in the consultation of especially difficult cases to robotic microscope systems coupled with video cameras used for the diagnostic of intraoperatory biopsies in those centers which lack pathologists. All of this requires the clarification and definition of acceptable security limits.
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|Coma, MJ; Porres, LA; Martin-Alganza, A; Nevado, M; da Costa Oliveira, AR; Campos Martinez, J; Serrano Martin, I; (1998). Online Collaboration Between Pathologists. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Invited Symposium. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/rojo/coma0318/index.html|
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