RE: Grossing - What would help?

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From:"Tom T. McNemar" <>,

That sounds pretty nice.  Would it interface/integrate with an existing Lab
Information System?  The determining factor would, of course, be price.  We
do very well with a Nikon hand held digital camera.

Tom Mc Nemar
Pathology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio

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> Sent:	Wednesday, May 31, 2000 12:26 PM
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> Subject:	Grossing - What would help?
> Hello HistoNetters!
> To any of you who have time or the inclination to respond, we would like
> your 
> input about the way you are addressing specimen descriptions if you are 
> currently involved in grossing tissue samples.
> Would a software driven system, that takes and records very accurate
> digital 
> images of specimens, with the ability to mark dimensions and provide
> detailed 
> close-ups be of use to you? This system would provide a permanent visual 
> record that the pathologist or tech could refer to at any time in order to
> avoid any conflicts in interpreting conventional verbal descriptions of 
> tissue specimens. It could also greatly reduce the length and detail of
> the 
> written report. All this via a very user friendly point and click software
> system, attached to a grossing area with camera on board.
> Any thoughts or comments? Your views are very much appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Elfi Hacker
> President
> HACKER Instruments & Industries Inc
> Tel: 800-442-2537
> Fax: 973-808-8281
> e-mail:

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