Senior Scholars Program

Title

Virtual Microscopy: Potential Applications in Medical Education and Telemedicine in Countries with Developing Economies

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Cell Biology

Faculty Advisor

Krista Johansen

Date

1-2005

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Medical Subject Headings

Microscopy; Internet; Telemedicine; Education, Medical

Disciplines

Bioimaging and Biomedical Optics | Health Services Administration | Medical Education

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

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

Comments

Medical student Ernest DiNino participated in this study as part of the 2003-2004 Senior Scholars research program.