Use of Whole Slide Imaging for Intraoperative Telepathology in Alaska

| February 9, 2010

Another success story for telepathology and another example of use of whole slide imaging for remote frozen sections:

"Ketchikan, Alaska – Imagine looking through a microscope in Bellingham, Washington, and viewing a slide in Ketchikan, Alaska, and you have the idea behind the new telepathology service that now links the two cities. The new service allows surgeons in the operating room at Ketchikan General Hospital real time consultation with pathologists at Northwest Pathology in Bellingham. The pathologist can change focus, illumination, magnification, and field of view at will as he or she uses an online interface to examine a frozen tissue slide prepared in Ketchikan."

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