We have begun a new phase in our diagnostic services by incorporating telepathology as a key component. In a partnership with Ventana Medical Systems, we have implemented the use of digital whole slide imaging (WSI). The implementation of WSI for consultation services for clients around the globe improves the overall process efficiency and provides a faster turn-around-time. Further, there are opportunities for remote telepathology applications including collaboration with both national and international clients. Beyond the clinical scope is its utility in education endeavors. WSI is being used in our department for the creation of pathology resident teaching sets, interdepartmental tumor board conferences, and medical student laboratories.
For further information on this initiative, please contact Kirk Foster, M.D. 402-559-4186.