Research Article| Volume 17, ISSUE 2, P201-228, June 1997

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The Pathologist's Workstation

  • Raymond D. Aller
    Address reprint requests to Raymond D. Aller, MD, Department of Medical Informatics, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Room AB193, Salt Lake City, UT 84132
    From the Departments of Pathology and Medical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
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      To leverage the time and expertise of the pathologist, a comprehensive workstation is a useful tool. Because the practice of pathology is so diverse, however, there is no one standard for what constitutes a workstation. The author reviews the several elements and components which must be included (access to your LIS, word processing, electronic mail, Web browser, literature search), and also reviewed are the many more which may be included, depending on the specialized needs of the practitioner (statistical analysis, ROC curves, image analysis, voice synthesis). It is, however, up to the pathologist to determine which of these components are required and to assemble them in as seamless a manner as possible.
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