Accession Number : ADB244332
Title : Dual-Use Telemedicine Support System for Pathology.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 94-30 Sep 98
Corporate Author : KENSAL CORP TUCSON AZ
Personal Author(s) : Conti, Diane
Report Date : Dec 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 540
Abstract : Traditional pathology is practiced utilizing a microscope for examination of glass slides containing tissue samples. Being able to see only a minuscule portion of the entire coverslip through the microscope, the pathologist must search for any area of interest by perusing the slide at a low magnification. Although it is easy to switch to a higher magnification as desired, one of the difficulties arises when attempting to return to a previous area of interest. Attempts to achieve telepathology utilizing this technology are primitive. Kensal Corporation has developed a revolutionary tool for pathologists employing digital technology which eliminates the inherent limitations of traditional microscopy. Lensless microscopy enables a pathologist to capture and display the entire coverslip and view it on a high resolution monitor. This image is the scout image. Areas of interest can be readily identified and selected for viewing at higher magnification. Since the coordinates of each new magnification are automatically recorded and saved, the pathologist can return to the precise location 0 any area of interest previously viewed. Because it is now in digital form, the entire coverslip can be archived as a case file and transmitted for remote consultations. True telepathology now exists.
Descriptors : *TELEVISION SYSTEMS , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *PATHOLOGY , *VIDEO SIGNALS , *DUAL MODE , *SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS , *TELEMEDICINE , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , TISSUES(BIOLOGY) , MONITORING , HIGH RESOLUTION , MICROSCOPY , SAMPLING , VIEWERS , MAGNIFICATION , PATHOLOGISTS
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE