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Norway Institute Unveils iPhone App for Virtual Microscopy

January 9, 2009
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The Norway-based Institute for Medical Informatics, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, has developed what it believes to be the first remote application for review of pathology images for the Apple iPhone.

According to the institute, the application allows for a remote pathologist to review and navigate high quality images of diagnostic quality using either the cellular network or WIFI networks on the iPhone. Using the application, rapid specialist referrals can be made, without access to a computer, a microscope or the original specimen, and the image can be reviewed by the pathologist and used to provide a diagnosis used in cancer and other disease treatments, it touts.

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