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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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Impact of terminologies for tumor pathology structured reports

G Haroske1* and T Schrader2

  • * Corresponding author: G Haroske

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Pathology, Dresden-Friedrichstadt General Hospital, Dresden, Germany

2 Department Informatics and Media, University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg, Germany

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S22  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S22

Published: 30 September 2013

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For information exchange and data mining structured reports in tumor pathology have to be based on controlled vocabulary as to get a model of meaning. SNOMED CT, originated from a pathology terminology in the U.S. and Great Britain will probably become a global reference health terminology. With SNOMED CT or UMLS very comprehensive medical terminologies exist, which are reference terminologies for tumor pathology applications, too.