Dr. W. Dean Wallace is a Professor of Pathology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Wallace is the chief of pulmonary and renal pathology services and is recognized as an expert in the fields of transplant pathology and lung cancer diagnostics.
Dr. Wallace is also the Director of the UCLA Telepathology and Digital Pathology Center and co-led the team that created the innovative, first of its kind, Integrated Diagnostic Report (IDR) that combines multiple radiology and pathology studies into one dynamic reporting platform. Dr. Wallace has authored several dozen peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and was lead editor of a textbook in the field of transplant pathology.
Title: Opportunities outweigh the challenges of radiology and pathology integration
In recent years, advances in the field of diagnostic medicine have provided enormous benefits to patients with cancer. However, the increase in complexity of new testing modalities in pathology and radiology has also led to new challenges in gathering all essential information and forming a coherent diagnostic message for a given case. Opportunities for optimal patient care may be lost, and diagnostic errors might not be prevented, without a formal integration of the various testing modalities in pathology and radiology. This presentation will discuss the challenges of pathology and radiology correlation in the current diagnostic paradigm and the numerous opportunities for improved workflows and patient outcomes with an effective diagnostic integration process.