RadPath: a platform for integrating information in cancer diagnosis

By Dr CW Arnold and Dr WD Wallace

Misalignment in diagnoses from radiology and pathology during cancer diagnosis can complicate the task of determining appropriate treatment. In particular, in the field of lung cancer, we have found that defining and measuring concordance between radiology and pathology is challenging [1] and can cause confusion for physicians who must aggregate and comprehend the diagnostic information in order to provide treatment. The goal of the project described in this article was
to create an electronic platform, called RadPath, to efficiently integrate diagnostic findings from radiology and pathology, and proactively review them to ensure that downstream physicians receive a single, coherent, diagnostic message with information from both specialties.