Format

Send to

Choose Destination

Telemedicine systems in organ transplantation: a feasibility and reliability study of the integrated teleradiological and tele-pathological evaluation of pancreas graft.

Author information

1
Surgical Laboratory C.TOUNTAS, Aretaieion University Hospital of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).

Abstract

AIM:

To determine feasibility and reliability of the integrated Tele-Radiological (TRE) and Tele-Pathological (TPE) evaluation of the Pancreas Graft (PG) on Telemedicine Systems (TS).

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

A sensitivity-specificity analysis by a simulation of the TRE of PG on 15 MR abdominal images by a radiologist and of the TPE of PG by 26 specialists based on 130 human PG images assessing damages and lesions.

RESULTS:

The integrated analysis of TRE and TPE of PG showed: Sensitivity=93.3%, Specificity=100% and Accuracy=95.1%.

CONCLUSION:

The TRE integrated with the TPE of PG is feasible and reliable for PG transplant decision support and planning.

PMID:
23823449
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for IOS Press
Loading ...
Support Center