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Brief overview of Digital images in Telepathology and its security issues

Authors: Jahun Kim, MS

Primary Advisor: Kim Dunn, MD, PhD

Committee Members: Dean F. Sittig, PhD

Masters thesis, The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.


Telepathology is the process of transmitting pathological images transformed from glass slides specimens through telecommunication. The purposes of telepathology are for remote diagnosis, consultation, interpretation, education or research purposes. This paper reviews the overview of telepathology system including digital image process and its security issues.