How to implement virtual microscopy in routine tissue – based diagnosis: Guidelines and Recommendations of the Federal Association of German Pathologists
Digital Pathology has jumped over the first barriers and enters the world of routine tissue – based diagnosis (surgical pathology) slowly and continuously. Several large pathology institutions use virtual slides (VS) for routine diagnosis, store the images in digital archives, and digitize their workflow according to the needs of laboratory (LIS) and hospital information system (HIS).
Development and implementation of communication standards as well as adequate certification and quality control units are mandatory if an adequate and secure diagnosis and treatment of patients should be maintained or amended.
The publication of the translated guidelines of the Federal Association of German Pathologists should give our readers the opportunity to read the well designed and substantial document in its original version. We include a few representative virtual slides in our editorial in order to demonstrate the actual performance of virtual microscopy.
Thus, we offer our readers to comparing some issues of the virtual world with their own situation and to get informed about the essential procedures of accurate virtual microscopy implementation.
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