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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

PathSuite Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: PathSuite is a pathology imaging software that supports both gross and microscopy imaging. This software uses Login, Preview, and Archive functions to validate an image, make live adjustments to a camera view of an object, and save the image to multiple archives. PathSuite provides a set of text and drawing features to detail images with calibration, measurement, and annotation marks. PathSuite utilizes the file Input/Output (IO), a hard drive or that of a Server Message Block (SMB) mapped directory on a server, to act as a data repository. All information saved in PathSuite is stored in a tiered folder system. Additionally, PathSuite supports the transfer of data to an existing Laboratory Information System (LIS) via the optional TWAIN model. If enabled, a user can select the PathSuite TWAIN drive (x86) and capture images, which can then be transferred to the calling application.

PathSuite 2.0 is compatible with the following PathSuite hardware devices: MagMinder, HistoSnap, CaseTender, OnFocus, PathSuite Foot Petal, and various models of the SPOT Imaging Camera.

This product does not store data in a database but is capable of transferring patient and image data to a database via LIS.

Note: There is no dedicated website for this product.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.9
Decision Date: 09/28/2022 at 01:40:53 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: SPOT Imaging Solutions
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/28/2022 at 01:40:53 UTC).