Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Print version ISSN 0021-2571
GIANSANTI, Daniele et al. A pilot study for the integration of cytometry reports in digital cytology telemedicine applications. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità [online]. 2010, vol.46, n.2, pp. 138-143. ISSN 0021-2571. http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_10_02_06.
Up to date, tele-pathology in the three different forms of application, "dynamic", "static" and "virtual microscopy" has been mainly based on tele-hystology remote consulting. Today the diffusion of specialized WAN connections is guiding the research of new applications of tele-pathology. A specific analysis has been conducted, focused on digital cytology, in the biomedical laboratory of Sant'Andrea Hospital to investigate the technologies potentially useful to integrate in the LAN/WAN for telemedicine applications. Among the possible tools useful to be integrated in the LAN/WAN for telemedicine applications, the cytometry equipment available in the technical unity of cytometry has been considered important. The study finally provides a proposal for a tele-consulting architecture for the integration of cytometry reports both in the hospital LAN and the WAN for possible cooperative diagnosis and second opinion support.
Keywords : telemedicine; digital cytology; flow citometry.