The Importance of Radiology and Pathology Communication in the Diagnosis and Staging of Cancer: Mammography as a Case Study. 5.6 Limitations of the KUMC and UCLA models


In both the UCLA and KUMC case studies, the collaborating departments of radiology and pathology belong to a common parent institution (i.e. UCLA or the University of Kansas). However, in places where pathology and radiology are not housed in the same institution a more complex model exists and would require greater efforts to reduce the barriers that impede collaboration between radiologists and pathologists. However, both the KUMC and UCLA efforts present a useful starting point to improving the information systems, workflows, and ultimately patient-care models at the national level.

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