Telepathology is the practise of medical diagnosis made possible by digital pathological data transfer. Sharing medical pictures is accelerated and simplified through telepathology. During an operation, biopsies can be removed, stained, scanned, enlarged, and delivered digitally.
How Does Telepathology Work?
Telepathology is the word used to describe remote pathology practise. This approach entails sending data and images via telecommunications for research, instruction, or diagnostic uses. In this procedure, a pathologist reviews the pictures, videos, or other information and makes a diagnosis.
Three Major Types Of Telepathology Systems
virtual slide systems:
The device scans the actual glass slide and creates a digital copy of it using an automated digital slide scanner. These scanners are a fairly advanced variation on the standard home scanner.
Using a real-time technology, also referred to as robotic telepathology, the pathologist can control the tissue slide from a distance. A robotic lab microscope with an attached digital camera that is connected to a networked computer is used in real-time systems.
A digital image is formed. This comprises gross specimen slides, histological sections, parasites, culture plates, blood and tissue smears, etc. The photograph is exchanged via email and stored on servers or networked computers.
Uses Of Telepathology
Currently, telepathology is used for a variety of clinical purposes, such as the diagnosis of frozen section specimens, primary histopathology diagnoses, second opinion diagnoses, subspecialty pathology expert diagnoses, investigative and regulated preclinical toxicology studies, education, competency evaluation, and research.
Benefits Of Telepathology
Through teleconferencing, medical specialists from several locations can view photos at the same time and talk about diagnoses.
A pathologist having expertise in the patient’s area of concern, such as liver pathology or lung pathology, can be consulted by a clinician.
A healthcare professional can more easily obtain second opinions.
It is possible to synchronise patient data between different electronic health information systems.
A telepathology system is less expensive to run once it is set up than a conventional system.