November 12, 2019 - Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer

This article will be speaking about telepathology, it will highlight the definition, the history, benefits and a real life example of telepathology.

Telepathology is the practice of pathology at a distance. It uses telecommunications technology to facilitate the transfer of image-rich pathology data between distant locations for the purposes of diagnosis, education, and research.

Telepathology makes it easier and faster and more accurate to share medical images. Biopsies can be cut, stained, scanned, magnified and sent digitally during an operation. A pathologist can read the slides remotely in real-time and provide the surgeon with an immediate diagnosis.

Early adopters of telepathology

There are three main categories of telepathology:

A big advantage is the possibility to connect not well-trained pathologists in rural areas of developing countries with expert histopathologists.

Another important benefit of telepathology is faster diagnoses. For example, patients in remote rural areas can be tested and diagnosed in a single trip to the nearest healthcare facility rather than having to travel to a larger center several times and wait several weeks for results, which is often the case in traditional pathology. In extreme – but not unusual – cases, such a delay can be fatal.

A description about telemedicine in histopathology in rural Mongolia.

Building Bridges Across Time and Space – Experience and Success of a Telemedicine / Telepathology Project in Mongolia.

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