Pathology Department

Pathology Resources

 

There are several good repositories of pathology images, question banks and cases on the Internet. Several of these offer free access to their resources or access via membership in a consortium, etc. As an institutional member of GRIPE (the Group for Research in Pathology Education) we have access to GRIPE's on-line resources (a user name and password is necessary for entry).

NOTE: Please acknowledge the author of any material used in classroom presentations or for teaching purposes. In all cases PLEASE RESPECT COPYRIGHT and either gain permission for use or access another source. If you are unsure of the copyright rules assume it IS protected and ask for permission for "fair use".
A good resource for copyright issues (Fair Use of Copyrighted Material) is available at - http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/copypol2.htm as well as the Copyright Crash Course at - http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/cprtindx.htm. Both of these resources are produced by the University of Texas for the use of their faculty, but the standards for "fair use" are roughly comparable in Canada.

Pathology Databases - Images, Questions, Cases, Additional Resources

PEIR Net - Pathology Education Internet Resources
http://peir.path.uab.edu/
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Images, links to additional pathology resources.

GRIPE Digital Library - Group for Research in Pathology Education
Can be accessed through GRIPE Home page - http://peir.path.uab.edu/griper/ or the Digital Library directly through PEIR Net - http://peir.path.uab.edu/gripe.html with login required.
Web site contains information about and from the Summer and Winter meetings, copies of the organization's journal Pathology Education and a discussion group. GRIPE issues a yearly CD-ROM to its institutional members which contains about 500 images from their data bank as well as their multiple choice question databank.

WebPath - The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/webpath.html
Dr. Edward Klatt, Florida State University
Tutorial, images, quizzes. [ Note: This site is copyright protected. A copy of the WebPath and Neuropath CDs is available in the office. ]
Also see AIDS Pathology Tutorial on this site.

The Virtual Slidebox - University of Iowa
http://www.path.uiowa.edu/virtualslidebox/
Includes several, searchable collections of histology and histopathology slides. Also a series of cases which include case histories as well as gross and microscope sections to illustrate case material (see additional material at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/pathed/virtual_laboratory/).
Also by the same folks at U of Iowa see PathCAPS - Computer-Assisted Pathology Simulation for Pathology Education at
http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/pathed/pathcaps/

University of Connecticut - Virtual Pathology Museum - PathWeb
http://pathweb.uchc.edu/
Fairly extensive image database with descriptions and links to additional resources.

HEAL - Health Education Assets Library
http://www.healcentral.org/index.jsp
A mutlimedia repository for collaborative use of images, text, html pages, multimedia resources for health and medical education. A large number of the items in the database are derived from Pathology collections across the U.S.

University of Washington - Department of Pathology
http://www.pathology.washington.edu/galleries/
Image collection with short descriptions.

Cornell University Medical College - Pathology Image Collection
http://edcenter.med.cornell.edu/Courseware/Pathology_Image_Collection.html
Images. Note and respect their copyright notice, i.e. they want you to ask for permission for use.

Pathology Indices on the Web

Martindale's Health Science Guide
http://www.martindalecenter.com/HSGuide.html
Links to Pathology sites (and other biomedical resources) for images, cases, course materials, exams, etc.

PEIR Net - Pathology Education Internet Resources
http://peir.path.uab.edu/
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Images, links to additional pathology resources.

Walter Reed Army Hospital Medical Center
http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/departments/pathology/education.htm
Contains links to additional pathology resources as well as pathology cases and quizzes (note - the quizzes require a java plug-in for your browser and may not display properly).

Case Studies and On-line Tutorials

U of Iowa - PathCAPS - Computer-Assisted Pathology Simulation for Pathology Education
http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/pathed/pathcaps/
Interactive case studies on a number of cases - oriented towards laboratory medicine. Excellent learning tool for use of specific tests and procedures.

University of Pittsburgh - Department of Pathology
http://path.upmc.edu/
On-line access to many of their cases. Also cases and question bank available on CD-ROM.

Walter Reed Army Hospital Medical Center
http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/departments/pathology/education.htm
Contains links to additional pathology resources as well as pathology cases and quizzes (note - the quizzes require a java plug-in for your browser and may not display properly).

SUNY Health Sciences Centre - Department of Pathology
http://www.ec.upstate.edu/path/cases/cases_cv_ie.html
Case Studies for their second year medical school course. Also includes images for review (in selected topics) and 2 or 3 tutorials - can also access from home page - http://www.ec.upstate.edu/PATH/index.html

SEER's Training Web Site
http://training.seer.cancer.gov/index.html
The SEER site (the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program) provides a number of excellent tutorials on cancer surveillance, and coding and classification of site-specific cancers.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Information on annual meetings, educational offerings and materials online, Pathology knowledge hub.

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
General news site sponsored by Medscape (WebMD) and ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists). Includes news, original articles, conference proceedings and summaries, case studies, etc. Registration is required but it is free.

Virtual Microscopy

All of these sites use an interactive technology that allows you to zoom from lower to higher magnifications or pan to different areas of the slide. Special plugins may be required to work in your browser.

The Virtual Slidebox - University of Western Ontario
http://slidebox.uwo.ca/

The Virtual Slidebox - University of Iowa
http://www.path.uiowa.edu/virtualslidebox/

Virtual Microscope Lab - University of Alberta
http://www.med.ualberta.ca/histology
A different approach to the production of virtual slides using a Flash plug-in. Available for free download.

Radiology Web Sites

Some sites suggested by the Department of Radiology that offer radiologic images and descriptions.

Anatomy

Links to several anatomy databases (gross and microscopic).

Anatomy Atlases
http://www.anatomyatlases.org/

Updated January 2012

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