Journal of Pathology Informatics

GUIDELINES
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-

Guidelines from the Canadian Association of Pathologists for establishing a telepathology service for anatomic pathology using whole-slide imaging


Chantal Bernard1, SA Chandrakanth2, Ian Scott Cornell3, James Dalton4, Andrew Evans5, Bertha M Garcia6, Chris Godin7, Marek Godlewski8, Gerard H Jansen9, Amin Kabani10, Said Louahlia11, Lisa Manning10, Raymond Maung12, Lisa Moore13, Joanne Philley14, Jack Slatnik15, John Srigley16, Alain Thibault4, Donald Daniel Picard17, Hanah Cracower17, Bernard Tetu18 
1 Montreal Children's Hospital, Québec, Canada
2 Health Sciences Centre, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada
3 Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British-Columbia, Canada
4 Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5 University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6 The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
7 Formerly with Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
8 Dalhousie University, Saint John Regional Hospital, Horizon Health Network, New-Brunswick, Canada
9 The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
11 CHR Rimouski Neigette, Québec, Canada
12 InteriorHealth Authority, British-Columbia, Canada
13 Laboratory Informatics, Vancouver Island Health Authority, British Columbia, Canada
14 Laboratory Diagnostics and Blood Services Branch, Ministry of Health, British-Columbia, Canada
15 Royal Alexandra Hospital, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
16 Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
17 Canada Health Infoway, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 CHU de Québec, Québec, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Andrew Evans
University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario
Canada

The use of telepathology for clinical applications in Canada has steadily become more attractive over the last 10 years, driven largely by its potential to provide rapid pathology consulting services throughout the country regardless of the location of a particular institution. Based on this trend, the president of the Canadian Association of Pathologists asked a working group consisting of pathologists, technologists, and healthcare administrators from across Canada to oversee the development of guidelines to provide Canadian pathologists with basic information on how to implement and use this technology. The guidelines were systematically developed, based on available medical literature and the clinical experience of early adopters of telepathology in Canada. While there are many different modalities and applications of telepathology, this document focuses specifically on whole-slide imaging as applied to intraoperative pathology consultation (frozen section), primary diagnosis, expert or second opinions and quality assurance activities. Applications such as hematopathology, microbiology, tumour boards, education, research and technical and/or standard-related issues are not covered.


How to cite this article:
Bernard C, Chandrakanth S A, Cornell IS, Dalton J, Evans A, Garcia BM, Godin C, Godlewski M, Jansen GH, Kabani A, Louahlia S, Manning L, Maung R, Moore L, Philley J, Slatnik J, Srigley J, Thibault A, Picard DD, Cracower H, Tetu B. Guidelines from the Canadian Association of Pathologists for establishing a telepathology service for anatomic pathology using whole-slide imaging.J Pathol Inform 2014;5:15-15


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Bernard C, Chandrakanth S A, Cornell IS, Dalton J, Evans A, Garcia BM, Godin C, Godlewski M, Jansen GH, Kabani A, Louahlia S, Manning L, Maung R, Moore L, Philley J, Slatnik J, Srigley J, Thibault A, Picard DD, Cracower H, Tetu B. Guidelines from the Canadian Association of Pathologists for establishing a telepathology service for anatomic pathology using whole-slide imaging. J Pathol Inform [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jun 12 ];5:15-15
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