The Importance of Radiology and Pathology Communication in the Diagnosis and Staging of Cancer: Mammography as a Case Study. 5.1 Background


As discussed previously, a structured workflow that supports the transfer of relevant information and specimens between radiologists and pathologists can be crucial to the diagnosis of breast cancer cases as well as other types of cancer. This section discusses the critical components that must be supported by workflows, and addresses some of the limitations in the existing workflows of both radiologists and pathologists. This section also describes other efforts in radiology and pathology to address the needs associated with workflows.

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