New Technologies: Real-time Telepathology Systems-Novel Cost-effective Tools for Real-time Consultation and Data Sharing

Toxicol Pathol. 2017 Dec;45(8):1039-1042. doi: 10.1177/0192623317743722.


Real-time telepathology for use in investigative and regulated preclinical toxicology studies is now feasible. Newly developed microscope-integrated telepathology systems enable geographically remote stakeholders to view the live histopathology slide as seen by the study pathologist within the microscope. Simultaneous online viewing and dialog between study pathologist and remote colleagues is an efficient and cost-effective means for consultation, pathology working groups, and peer review, facilitating good science and economic benefits by enabling more timely and informed clinical decisions.

Keywords: telepathology; toxicologic pathology; toxicology.

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Microscopy / economics
  • Microscopy / methods*
  • Remote Consultation / economics
  • Remote Consultation / trends*
  • Telepathology / economics
  • Telepathology / trends*
  • Toxicology / economics
  • Toxicology / trends*