Room4, a company out of East Sussex, UK, has released its Interpath pathology slide viewing app for the iPad. Previously available only on the iPhone, the larger iPad screen makes browsing images much faster and more productive. The app relies on a slide scanner connected to a server from which relevant sections are transferred to the mobile device.
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/iPad. Using the system rapid specialist referrals can be made, without access to a computer, a microscope or the original specimen. The image can be reviewed by the pathologist and used to provide a diagnosis used in cancer and other disease treatments.
The system which has been developed in collaboration with the Institute for Medical Informatics, IMI (Oslo) was first released in 2009 for the iPhone. It now supports fall versions of the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (Apple, US). The system allows for efficient mobile referrals using mobile devices and employs an efficient client server model, supporting many file formats in use for virtual microscopy.
Here’s a short demo video of the app on the iPhone:
Press release: Room4, announces presentation of the Interpath virtual microscopy application on the iPad 2…
Product page: Interpath for iPhone…
(hat tip: medtechinsider)