Virtual Microscopy: Potential Applications in Medical Education and Telemedicine in Countries with Developing Economies
Department of Cell Biology
Medical Subject Headings
Microscopy; Internet; Telemedicine; Education, Medical
Bioimaging and Biomedical Optics | Health Services Administration | Medical Education
We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a virtual microscopy setup using surgical pathology specimens commonly encountered in a university hospital setting. The high quality images, Internet sharing and collaborative capability, interactivity, and ease of use suggested to us that this might have applications in countries with developing economies. We discuss the development process and its potential applications in medical education and telemedicine in countries with developing economies.
Published in Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2005.
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Citation: Fontelo, P.; DiNino, E.; Johansen, K.; Khan, A.; Ackerman, M., "Virtual Microscopy: Potential Applications in Medical Education and Telemedicine in Countries with Developing Economies," System Sciences, 2005. HICSS '05. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on , vol., no., pp.153c,153c, 03-06 Jan. 2005 doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2005.676
Fontelo, Paul; DiNino, Ernest; Johansen, Krista; Khan, Ashraf; and Ackerman, Michael, "Virtual Microscopy: Potential Applications in Medical Education and Telemedicine in Countries with Developing Economies" (2005). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Senior Scholars Program. Paper 101.