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Telepathology: design of a modular system

K Brauchli 1 H Christen  P Meyer  G Haroske  W Meyer  K D Kunze  R Otto  M Oberholzer  
  • PMID: 11339567
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Although telepathology systems have been developed for more than a decade, they are still not a widespread tool for routine diagnostic applications. Lacking interoperability, software that is not satisfying user needs as well as high costs have been identified as reasons. In this paper we would like to demonstrate that with a clear separation of the tasks required for a telepathology application, telepathology systems can be built in a modular way, where many modules can be implemented using standard software components. With such a modular design, systems can be easily adapted to changing user needs and new technological developments and it is easier to integrate modular systems into existing environments.

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