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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 316-318

The practice of telepathology in India

Madonna Diagnostic and Research Centre, Jalannagar, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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M K Baruah
Madonna Diagnostic and Research Centre, Jalannagar, Dibrugarh, Assam
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Telepathology in India is still in the evolving stages. Although, much progress has been made around the world specially in the field of digital imaging and virtual slides, the practice of telepathology in India still revolves around static telepathology, be it in telelearning or distance learning, or in remote diagnosis. Websites such as have been very successful in popularizing telepathology through quizzes of interesting and rare cases. The only study of teleconsultation from India, has shown that a good concordance with glass slide and static telepathology images. The reasons for the relative delay in acceptance of telepathology in India are manifold.


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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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