A flexible, open, decentralized system for digital pathology networks

Robert Schuler, David E. Smith, Gowri Kumaraguruparan, Ann Chervenak, Anne D. Lewis, Dallas M. Hyde, Carl Kesselman

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Abstract

High-resolution digital imaging is enabling digital archiving and sharing of digitized microscopy slides and new methods for digital pathology. Collaborative research centers, outsourced medical services, and multi-site organizations stand to benefit from sharing pathology data in a digital pathology network. Yet significant technological challenges remain due to the large size and volume of digitized whole slide images. While information systems do exist for managing local pathology laboratories, they tend to be oriented toward narrow clinical use cases or offer closed ecosystems around proprietary formats. Few solutions exist for networking digital pathology operations. Here we present a system architecture and implementation of a digital pathology network and share results from a production system that federates major research centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages29-38
Number of pages10
Volume175
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event10th HealthGrid Conference and the 4th International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences, IWSG-Life 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: May 21 2012May 25 2012

Other

Other10th HealthGrid Conference and the 4th International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences, IWSG-Life 2012
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period5/21/125/25/12

Keywords

  • Data federation
  • Data integration
  • DICOM
  • Digital pathology
  • Digital pathology network
  • Virtual microscopy
  • Whole slide image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Schuler, R., Smith, D. E., Kumaraguruparan, G., Chervenak, A., Lewis, A. D., Hyde, D. M., & Kesselman, C. (2012). A flexible, open, decentralized system for digital pathology networks. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 175, pp. 29-38) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-054-3-29