Table 2

Clinical research form

Scan quality

Explanation of the possible answers


1-Unacceptable

critical deficiences (out of focus, missing scan)

2-Poor

major deficiences (large areas out of focus, missing parts)

3-Adequate

region of interests are proper, minor deficiences

4-Good

region of interests are focused, good color fidelity, minor deficiences

5-Excellent

whole material is focused, good color fidelity

The reason of dissatisfaction with scan quality

Polar questions

Important areas of the slide are out of focus

(y/n)

Incomplete scan

(y/n)

The color fidelity is poor

(y/n)

Other

(free text)

Diagnostic confidence

Explanation of the possible answers

1-Uncertain

consultation should be requested, no definite idea of diagnosis

2-Likely

consultation should be requested for confirmation

3-Confident

no consultation required

The reason of diagnostic uncertainty is due to

Polar questions

Case complexity

(y/n)

Poor image quality

(y/n)


F√≥nyad et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:35   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-35

Open Data