A static-image telepathology system for dermatopathology consultation in East Africa: the Massachusetts General Hospital Experience.

@article{Gimbel2012AST,
  title={A static-image telepathology system for dermatopathology consultation in East Africa: the Massachusetts General Hospital Experience.},
  author={Devon C Gimbel and Aliyah R. Sohani and Satya Vara Prasad Busarla and Jesca Muthoni Kirimi and Shahin Sayed and Patricia Opon Okiro and Rosalynn M Nazarian},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={
          997-1007
        }
}
BACKGROUND The histologic diagnosis of skin lesions in the developing world is complicated by the shortage of pathologists with subspecialty training in dermatopathology, limited access to ancillary diagnostic testing, and costly referrals for expert glass slide consultation in challenging cases. OBJECTIVE In this study we evaluate the feasibility of a static-image telepathology platform in Africa for performing accurate dermatopathology consultations. METHODS A static-image telepathology… CONTINUE READING

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