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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

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Diagnostic reproducibility on whole digital slide in cytology and histology in oncologic screenings

Stefania Lega1, Paola Crucitti1, Paola Pierotti1, Roberta Rapezzi1, Priscilla Sassoli de’ Bianchi2, Carlo Naldoni2 and Arrigo Bondi1*

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1 Anatomia Patologica Ospedale Maggiore, Azienda USL di Bologna, Italy

2 Sanita’ e Politiche Sociali – Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S12  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S12

Published: 30 September 2013

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Diagnostic reproducibility and accuracy in cytology and histology are major issues in Oncologic Screenings of cervix, breast and colorectal cancer : it can be achieved by procedures and programs for quality assurance (QA). The slides set standard represents the most used method to compare diagnostic proficiency, the chance of interpreting microscopic digital photographs provided an interesting alternative to reading conventional microscope slides.