A web-based system for tissue microarray data management
- Equal contributors
1 Medical Informatics and telemedicine Lab, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy
2 Section of Pathology, Dept. of Medical Morphological Research, University of Udine, Italy
Diagnostic Pathology 2006, 1:36 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-36Published: 11 October 2006
Tissue Microarray is a novel technique for analysing large amounts of immunohistochemically stained specimens. However, those large amounts make it difficult to design, prepare and analyze a tissue microarray, so that software support is almost inevitable.
We designed a tissue microarray data management system starting from specifications obtained by pathologists, and arranged for a preliminary validation in thyroid pathology.
A web-based system has been developed, basing on open-source software and principles, that was well accepted by pathologists and allowed to carry out a study on 52 thyroid pathology cases.