Mathews Journal of Cancer Science


Previous Issues Volume 7, Issue 3 - 2022

Remote Rapid Intraoperative Diagnosis Support System Using the Remote Desktop

Motohiro Chosokabe1,2* Yasushi Ariizumi1,2 and Junki Koike1

1Department of Pathology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, 2-16-1, Sugao Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, 216-8511, Japan

2Department of Diagnostic Pathology, St. Marianna University Yokohama Seibu Hospital, 1197-1, Yasashi-cho, Asahi-ku, Yokohama, 241-0811

*Corresponding author: Motohiro Chosokabe, M.D., Ph.D, Department of Pathology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, 2-16-1, Sugao, Miyamae-Ku, Kawasaki, 216-8511 Japan. Phone: +81-44-977-8111; Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 03, 2022

Published Date: Oct 17, 2022

Citation: Chosokabe M, et al. (2022). Remote Rapid Intraoperative Diagnosis Support System Using the Remote Desktop. Mathews J Cancer Sci. 7(3):35.

Copyrights: Chosokabe M, et al. © (2022).


Background: A rapid intraoperative diagnosis is required for a wide range of clinical situations, and the results of the test determine the surgical procedure. In Japan, there is a shortage of pathologists who can perform pathological diagnoses. Therefore, in recent years, remote diagnosis using WSI with a virtual slide scanner has come to be used. Currently, it is difficult for Japanese medical institutions to employ a full-time pathologist or install a virtual slide scanner just to perform intraoperative rapid diagnosis from the viewpoint of hospital management. Methods: We selected 50 intraoperative rapid diagnostic specimens previously performed at St. Marianna University Western Hospital. The specimen images were displayed in real-time using a conventional microscope camera, and the results were viewed remotely from a remote location using a smartphone or laptop computer with a remote desktop system. The diagnosis time and the amount of communication were also measured. Results: The diagnostic accuracy was satisfactory regardless of the viewing environment, but the diagnostic time tended to be longer when smartphones were used. Conclusion: The possibility of remote intraoperative rapid diagnosis using a remote desktop system was demonstrated, but further improvement is needed to shorten the diagnosis time.

Keywords: Rapid intraoperative diagnosis, Whole slide imaging, Remote desktop system

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