Transmission and interpretation of tissue specimens via remote telecommunication, generally for the purpose of diagnosis or consultation but may also be used for continuing education.
Cooperation among hospitals for the purpose of sharing various departmental services, e.g., pharmacy, laundry, data processing, etc.
Thinly cut sections of frozen tissue specimens prepared with a cryostat or freezing microtome.
A subspecialty of pathology applied to the solution of clinical problems, especially the use of laboratory methods in clinical diagnosis. (Dorland, 28th ed.)
A field of anatomical pathology in which living tissue is surgically removed for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment.
An adenoma of the large intestine. It is usually a solitary, sessile, often large, tumor of colonic mucosa composed of mucinous epithelium covering delicate vascular projections. Hypersecretion and malignant changes occur frequently. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Consultation via remote telecommunications, generally for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment of a patient at a site remote from the patient or primary physician.
A specialty concerned with the nature and cause of disease as expressed by changes in cellular or tissue structure and function caused by the disease process.
Description of pattern of recurrent functions or procedures frequently found in organizational processes, such as notification, decision, and action.
The use of instrumentation and techniques for visualizing material and details that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. It is usually done by enlarging images, transmitted by light or electron beams, with optical or magnetic lenses that magnify the entire image field. With scanning microscopy, images are generated by collecting output from the specimen in a point-by-point fashion, on a magnified scale, as it is scanned by a narrow beam of light or electrons, a laser, a conductive probe, or a topographical probe.
The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.
Increase, over a specific period of time, in the number of individuals living in a country or region.
Includes mechanisms or programs which control the numbers of individuals in a population of humans or animals.
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
A province of western Canada, lying between the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Its capital is Edmonton. It was named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p26 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p12)
Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.
The study of the heart, its physiology, and its functions.
The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.