A surgical pathology system for gross specimen examination

University of Porto, Oporto, Porto, Portugal
Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium 02/1999; 32:236-40.
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The concepts used in the storage of still digital images obtained during gross specimen examination of tissues and organs in surgical pathology using a digital camera are described. We address the technical aspects related with the implementation of a prototype tool to assist the pathologist during the sampling process as well the logic archive support to store the acquired images. We describe, also, the hypermedia concepts that allow the navigation and the efficient examination of the information contained in the stored images. The advantages, the technological and human limitations, and the effects of using images in the documentation of a case are also discussed.

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