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Serendipia: Castilla-La Mancha telepathology network

Carlos Peces1*, Marcial García-Rojo2, José Sacristán1, Antonio José Gallardo1 and Ambrosio Rodríguez1

Author Affiliations

1 Information Technologies Department of the Regional Health Care Services of Castilla-La Mancha (SESCAM). Calle Huérfanos Cristinos N°5. 45071 Toledo, Spain

2 Department of Pathology. Hospital General de Ciudad Real. Calle Tomelloso s/n. 13004 Ciudad Real, Spain

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Diagnostic Pathology 2008, 3(Suppl 1):S5  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-S1-S5

Published: 15 July 2008


Nowadays, there is no standard solution for acquiring, archiving and communication of Pathology digital images. In addition, there does not exist any commercial Pathology Information System (LIS) that can manage the relationship between the reports generated by the pathologist and their corresponding images. Due to this situation, the Healthcare Service of Castilla-La Mancha decided to create a completely digital Pathology Department, the project is called SERENDIPIA.

SERENDIPIA project provides all the necessary image acquiring devices needed to cover all kind of images that can be generated in a Pathology Department. In addition, in the SERENDIPIA project an Information System was developed that allows, on the one hand, it to cover the daily workflow of a Pathology Department (including the storage and the manage of the reports and its images), and, on the other hand, the Information System provides a WEB telepathology portal with collaborative tools like second opinion.