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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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Fifth generation telepathology systems. Workflow analysis of the robotic dynamic telepathology Component

BL Braunhut, AR Graham, LC Richter, PD Webster, EA Krupinski, AK Bhattacharyya and RS Weinstein*

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Departments of Pathology and Medical Imaging and Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S3  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S3

Published: 30 September 2013

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Fifth generation telepathology systems are dual-modality systems (i.e., digital pathology systems) that combine whole slide imaging (WSI) and real-time dynamic robotic telepathology. Hybrid robotic dynamic/static image telepathology systems were the precursors of fifth generation telepathology systems and can be used as surrogates for fifth generation systems in workflow studies [1-4].