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Teleneuropathology

  • Georg Hutarew

Neuropathology, the branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, diagnoses open or stereotactic primary or secondary biopsies of surgical specimens to determine the presence, course, or extent of a disease. The specimens must be transported from the neurosurgical operating room to a Department of Neuropathology. If there is a large distance between the operating room in the Neurosurgical Department and the Department of Neuropathology, the following possibilities exist: Neuropathologists visit the peripheral department once or twice a week and observe intraoperative diagnosing

A telepathology system can connect both departments via the Internet [13, 26]. A combination of both, with doctors in training or surgeons doing the specimen workup under the video guidance of an experienced neuropathologist

Keywords

Video Stream Hospital Information System Virtual Slide Neurosurgical Department Virtual Microscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Hutarew
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologySalzburg University Clinics (SALK)SalzburgAustria

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