The Importance of Radiology and Pathology Communication in the Diagnosis and Staging of Cancer: Mammography as a Case Study. 6.1 Background


Although information collected in radiology and pathology systems is utilized by a number of different users for several purposes, this section will focus only on cancer registries because of their important role in the collection and dissemination of cancer data in the US . Cancer registries collect data produced by radiologists and pathologists on all cancer types that can be used to inform stakeholders such as public health authorities and researchers. Hence, the benefits of better integrated and collaborative radiology-pathology workflows and diagnostic reports have the potential to better support these activities. This section provides an overview of cancer registries and describes how they can particularly benefit from improved radiology-pathology workflows.

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