fronted with a slide containing a cell whose nature is uncertain, a digital image of the cell can be submitted to Pathmaster, along with certain clinical information about the specimen. Pathmaster will automatically compute descriptors and pass back images to the user, along with their cell types and diagnoses.
Contact: Perry L. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine
Center for Medical Informatics
333 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 208009
New Haven, CT 06520-8009
The goal is to build a virtual human cadaver based on the Visible Human data set. An online virtual cadaver would be available to a wide range of students who could explore the virtual cadaver with a variety of tools. High-end applications will have a haptic interface.
Contact: Victor M. Spitzer, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
4200 East Ninth Avenue
Denver, CO 80262
This project will develop a plan to evaluate the use of computer and interactive compressed video technologies to support rural health science education. It will enable delivery of interactive educational programming, such as grand rounds and continuing medical education, clinical information systems, library services, and consultation. Beneficiaries will be students, residents, and health care professionals.
Contact: Dr. Leo Bairnsfather, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University Medical Center
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932