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In order to facilitate pathological examination of a lesion in in-vivo tissue, a system and method are provided having a computer system in which both a camera for producing a digital macroscopic picture of the lesion and an imager are coupled to the computer system. The imager is responsive to the computer system and has optics for scanning the lesion to generate images representing microscopic sections of the lesion which provide sufficient information for pathological examination of the lesion. The computer system generates location information, referencing the location in the macroscopic picture of the lesion where the lesion was scanned to the images, and stores data in an electronic file structure which contains at least a representation of the images, a representation of the macroscopic picture, and the location information. The file structure may then be sent to another computer system for viewing the images stored in the file structure to facilitate pathological examination of the lesion by persons trained to interpret such images, adding a diagnostic report about the lesion to the data of the file structure, and sending back the file structure to the computer system that originated it.

Title
System for facilitating pathological examination of a lesion in tissue
Application Number
8/805045
Publication Number
5836877
Application Date
February 24, 1997
Publication Date
November 17, 1998
Inventor
James M Zavislan
Pittsford
NY, US
Agent
M Lukacher
K Lukacher
Assignee
Lucid
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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