Telepathology: System design and specifications

Ronald S. Weinstein, Kenneth J. Bloom, L. S. Rozek

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-407
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Oct 13 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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