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Telepathology: System Design And Specifications
Author(s): Ronald S. Weinstein; Kenneth J. Bloom; L. Susan Rozek
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Paper Abstract

Telepathology is a new field of medicine encompassing the practice of pathology at a distance by visualizing an image of tissue and/or cells on a video monitor rather than viewing the specimen directly through a microscope. Essential components of a telepathology system include: 1- a fully motorized microscope equipped with a high resolution video camera at a remote site where the patient is located: 2- a pathologist's workstation that incorporates the controls for manipulating the remote microscope and a high-resolution video monitor at a Physician's Imaging Center (tm) and 3- a communications linkage between the remote site and the Physician's Imaging Center. Such a system has been constructed and its usefulness has been demonstrated using a SBS 3 satellite for video transmission and remote control of the robotic microscope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0845, Visual Communications and Image Processing II, (13 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.976531
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald S. Weinstein, Rush Medical College (United States)
Kenneth J. Bloom, Rush Medical College (United States)
L. Susan Rozek, Telemetrics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0845:
Visual Communications and Image Processing II
T. Russell Hsing, Editor(s)

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