This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy
Impact of terminologies for tumor pathology structured reports
1 Institute of Pathology, Dresden-Friedrichstadt General Hospital, Dresden, Germany
2 Department Informatics and Media, University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg, Germany
Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S22 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S22Published: 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.