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How is telepathology being used to improve patient care?

D S Weinberg 1 
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Telepathology, as a subspecialty of telemedicine, involves the use of telecommunications technologies to transmit images to distant sites for the purpose of communicating diagnostic information or for teaching. Recent advances in technology have greatly increased the feasibility of performing diagnosis by telepathology, but there are still significant obstacles to implementation. In this review, I will discuss the technologies and organizations involved in telepathology, with examples of current practice in the US and abroad.

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