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Learning histopathological microscopy

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Histopathological tissue analysis by microscopy is a process that is subjective, prone to inter- and intra-observer variation. This, along with the problems associated with verbalising visual elements of the diagnostic process, make learning the skill quite difficult. Training is long and largely relies on an "apprentice" model, where trainees learn the skill by witnessing an expert at work, Here we present the first findings of a longitudinal study of a group of histopathology trainees. By monitoring the progress of the trainees, we hope to be able to provide information that will improve training and assessment. In this paper we discuss the results of early data collection and analysis, from a web-based study of trainee classification accuracy and classification time.

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Author(s): Shuttleworth J, Todman A, Norrish M, Bennett M

Editor(s): Singh, S., Singh, M., Apte, C., Perner, P.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis: Third International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition (ICAPR)

Year of Conference: 2005

Pages: 764-772

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540288336