Your browser doesn't support this page

This website uses the latest technology, and it looks like your browser doesn't support some of the latest features.

You'll probably be able to see the content with the browser you have, but we encourage you to choose a browser with better support for the future of the web. These support all the features used (and they're free too):

Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari Dismiss

Telepathology

Telepathology is about communicating pathology images by electronic transmission from one location to another, and in most cases to allow a pathologist to render a diagnosis from a location remote from the specimen and/or the microscope.

Illustration describing the Telepathology project

Overview

Telepathology may be used for a number of purposes:

Frozen section service is a quick diagnosis on a stained frozen section of a biopsy while the patient is undergoing surgery. The surgeon awaits the diagnosis before deciding how to proceed with the surgery. This is a frequently used type of application, most often between larger pathology departments and hospitals without resident pathologist. In Second opinion, another pathologist outside the pathology department is called for to give a second opinion or a expert opinion on a case. Clinical-pathological conferences is meetings between the pathologists and the clinicians, where the pathologist demonstrate and discuss a diagnosis with the clinical team responsible for treating the patient.

Our Projects and systems

We have developed a number of different applications for telepathology during the last 20 years, involving everything from mobil phones to robotic systems communication over satellite links.

Related articles

Chief Editor: Prof. Håvard E. Danielsen
Copyright Oslo University Hospital. Visiting address: The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Ullernchausséen 64, Oslo. Tel: 22 78 23 20