A flexible, open, decentralized system for digital pathology networks

Robert Schuler, David E. Smith, Gowri Kumaraguruparan, Ann Chervenak, Anne 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

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    Pathology
    Outsourced Services
    Information Dissemination
    Research
    Information Systems
    Ecosystems
    Ecosystem
    Microscopy
    Microscopic examination
    Information systems
    Organizations
    Imaging techniques

    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

    Cite this

    Schuler, R., Smith, D. E., Kumaraguruparan, G., Chervenak, A., Lewis, A., 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

    A flexible, open, decentralized system for digital pathology networks. / Schuler, Robert; Smith, David E.; Kumaraguruparan, Gowri; Chervenak, Ann; Lewis, Anne; Hyde, Dallas M.; Kesselman, Carl.

    Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 175 2012. p. 29-38.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Schuler, R, Smith, DE, Kumaraguruparan, G, Chervenak, A, Lewis, A, Hyde, DM & Kesselman, C 2012, A flexible, open, decentralized system for digital pathology networks. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 175, pp. 29-38, 10th HealthGrid Conference and the 4th International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences, IWSG-Life 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5/21/12. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-054-3-29
    Schuler R, Smith DE, Kumaraguruparan G, Chervenak A, Lewis A, Hyde DM et al. A flexible, open, decentralized system for digital pathology networks. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 175. 2012. p. 29-38 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-054-3-29
    Schuler, Robert ; Smith, David E. ; Kumaraguruparan, Gowri ; Chervenak, Ann ; Lewis, Anne ; Hyde, Dallas M. ; Kesselman, Carl. / A flexible, open, decentralized system for digital pathology networks. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 175 2012. pp. 29-38
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