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Survey of pathology training through Telepathology System

Farahnaz Sadoughi, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Malihe Sadeghi



Abstract Background: Traditionally, education in pathology is student learning to direct in far from Physical distances, the possibility of slides rotation and holding of the joint conference is not easily. Telepathology with create databases provide useful images and accessible at all parts of the world for trainiing pathology and can be Great help to enrich lectures and training sessions. This study investigated the feasibility of the pathology training through telepathology system in the training hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Methods: This study was an applied research, that the cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2012. Training Hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, purposefully four hospitals selected and research conducted at these centers. Due to certain limitations of the study, the sampling was not used, and the study population was included 8 chief and administrator, 20 pathologists. The data gathering tool was the researcher made questionnaires, which was prepared separately for each group of the study population. Reliability was evaluated. The average validity coefficient of correlation for the two questionnaires was obtained 0/92. Data were analyzed by SPSS statistical software. Results and Discussion: As a result, the awareness average of pathologists about telepathology was 2/98 with 1/17 standard deviation. The awareness percent average of managers and directors about telepathology was 57/5 percent. Average score possible implementation of Pathology In hospitals In terms of educational goals for the pathologist Obtained 3/35 with 0/96 standard deviation. Given that Average rating, This amount Was too much. The results showed pathologists believed a gross and microscopic images of the slides are not enough and more information from the patient for better diagnosis and training, deemed necessary. Conclusion : According to the high importance and benefits of Telepathology, It is recommended to provide the necessary infrastructure for Telepathology education and also Existing facilities will be strengthened in the hospitals. Keywords: Education, Pathology, Telepathology



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