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Table 1 Diagnosis categories and medical application

From: Grid technology in tissue-based diagnosis: fundamentals and potential developments

Diagnosis Category Medical Task Examples Tools
Conventional Disease classification Lymphoma, Chronic hepatitis, Lung carcinoma Classic microscopy, Immunohistochemistry, Molecular biology, morphometry, structure analysis
Prospective Prognosis TNM-stage, tumor proliferation rate, Apoptosis, Adhesion, Immunohistochemistry, morphometry, structure analysis
Indicative Therapeutic agents Hormone receptors, Herceptin Immunohistochemistry, Molecular biology, morphometry, structure analysis
Risk-assigned Risk factors BRCA1-gene Molecular biology