Title

The Use of Smartphone for Liver Graft Biopsy Assessment at the Time of Procurement

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation; Department of Pathology

Publication Date

2018-11-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Health Information Technology | Hepatology | Pathology | Surgery | Telemedicine

Abstract

Liver biopsy at procurement plays a crucial role in the acceptance of marginal grafts. Most organ procurements occur in hospitals that neither perform transplants nor have an experienced in-house pathologist after regular working hours. Conventional professional telepathology equipment could be used to circumvent this problem but are costly and often not widely available. By using a smartphone to acquire and transmit liver biopsies in real time to expert hepatopathologists, telepathology may potentially expedite and improve the assessment of liver graft quality. This report is the first to combine both telepathology and expert pathologist evaluation to liver transplantation.

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/TP.0000000000002389

Source

Transplantation. 2018 Nov;102(11):e459-e460. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002389. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Transplantation

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30080817

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