A large component of pathology informatics is the usage and utility of digital images. The main objectives of this thesis involve many different applications related to digital imaging and anatomic pathology.
An initial literature review identifies the delivery and applications of digital images and current imaging systems related to pathology including hematopathology, and whole slide imaging platforms. Telepathology as the future delivery model of pathology digital images is examined as well.
Pathology staff across Canada currently utilizes gross digital images for regular documentation and educational reasons. They also indicate that the technology will be needed for future applications in teaching, consultation and medico-legal purposes.
Currently, there is no resource available to match up typical gross features with the appropriate gross descriptive term. This is accomplished in this thesis and can be used as an educational tool for pathology professionals.