Teleconsultation

Teleconsultation in the context of whole slide imaging is the process of sharing digital pathology slides via a local or wide area network. It is a traditional application, aided by Digital Pathology as slides can handled over a network resulting in a faster turnaround time.

Challenges

  • Consultation requires high slide image quality
  • Security concerns using the Internet to distribute slide data
  • Whole slide image viewing through internet is slow and more difficult compared to using a standard microscope

Our solutions

  • NanoZoomer Scanners scan slides at 40X mode and generate high resolution images
  • The standard slide distribution and sharing software NDP.serve supports HTTPS for secure communication between the server and clients
  • Setup of individual workflow profiles to assure minimal user interactions for automated scanning, storing and distribution of slides to designated server destinations
  • NDP.serve allows for a secure communication between servers and client PCs using HTTPS and facilitates fast and easy viewing of hosted slides
  • In addition, NDP.view2 offers easy and smooth slide navigation including features such as annotations and morphometric measurements.

References

  • Têtu B, Fortin JP, Gagnon MP, Louahlia S. The challenges of implementing a “patient-oriented” telepathology network; the Eastern Quebec telepathology project experience. Anal Cell Pathol (Amst) 2012;35(1):11–18.
  • Kondo Y, Iijima T, Noguchi M. Evaluation of immunohistochemical staining using whole‐slide imaging for HER2 scoring of breast cancer in comparison with real glass slides. Pathol Int. 2012 Sep;62(9):592-9
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