Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Print version ISSN 0021-2571
BONDI, Arrigo; PIEROTTI, Paola; CRUCITTI, Paola and LEGA, Stefania. The virtual slide in the promotion of cytologic and hystologic quality in oncologic screenings. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità [online]. 2010, vol.46, n.2, pp. 144-150. ISSN 0021-2571. http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_10_02_07.
A regional experience environment in virtual microscopy and digital pathology comprehending the digital cytology is presented. The project has been conducted in Emilia-Romagna and it has been planned for the promotion and the quality assessment in screening cytology and histology for the prevention of the tumors of uterine cervix, breast and colon-rectum cancers. During the project it has been envisaged the design of a dedicated picture archive and communication system (PACS) for cooperative diagnosis, didactics and training, teleconsulting, documentation of rare cases and pilot experiences; furthermore selected cases are catalogued in the PACS with the aim of the check of the diagnostic concordance in the oncologic screening.
Keywords : digital pathology; quality controls; digital slide; PACS.