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A new book entitled "Telepathology" edited by Drs. Sajeesh Kumar and Bruce Dunn has recently been released. Sajeesh Kumar, PhD is Assistant Professor of Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kumar’s research focuses on design and development of telemedicine technology, healthcare delivery and technology evaluation. Bruce E. Dunn, MD is Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin and serves as chief of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Hospital. His research interests include pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori, assessment and application of telepathology systems and angiogenesis. Dr. Dunn of course has been involved with telepathology within the VA health care system for many years and has published extensively on the subject.
Written by experts from around the globe "Telepathology" explains technical issues, digital information processing and collective experiences from practitioners in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of telepathology applications. This includes e.g. telepathology for gastrointestinal biopsy specimens, telepathology at the United States Veterans Health Administration, experience with teleneuropathology, applications of virtual microscopy, telepathology in micrographic surgery, dynamic and static robotic techniques for realtime telepathology, telecytology, feasibility and diagnostic agreement in teledermatopathology, remote control of the scanning electron microscope, ultrastructural telepathology, remote EM-diagnostics, and telepathology for rapid diagnosis of neurosurgical specimens.
The authors lay the foundation for the globalisation of telepathological procedures, based on the facts that a pathological analysis can be performed on a patient anywhere in the world.