Specimens Manager Application
The specimens manager application enables the entry of patient,
specimen, donor-block, and tissue diagnosis information.
Optionally information about slides and blockUsages may be entered as
well. The Slides and BlockUsages tables are extraneous tables,
meaning it is possible to run TMAJ without putting data in either one
A patients tab where patient information may
be entered is optional. This can be enabled in the config file.
By default it is turned off.
The specimens table is one of 3 dynamic tables in TMAJ. A dynamic
table means that it can have organ-specific fields. Specimens can
also be put into TMAJ in the [[import application]].
To add a new specimen:
- Click the Add button
- You will be prompted with a list of specimen types. Depending on which
type you choose, fields specific for that organ will come up. In
this example we will choose specimen type "Radical Prostatetomy".
- Fill in all the required fields. (Required fields appear in
bold.) Notice that organ-specific fields will appear in italics.
- Click the Save button.
|A list of specimen-types from
which to choose. The choice will determine which organ-specific
fields are displayed. (Step 2)
|Specimens Entry. The
fields in italics are specific to the specimen type "Radical
Prostatetomy". They include GleasonSum, HasSeminalVesicle,
HasProstateFluid, and PreOpPSA. For another specimen type, such
as kidney, these fields would be irrelevant. TMAJ is structured
so that only the proper dynamic fields come up for the proper type.
To enter blocks for this specimen, highlight the row and then click the
"Blocks >>>" forwarding button.
|Adding a block. By
switching to the Blocks tab, blocks can be entered and modified.
Blocks is not a dynamic table, unlike Specimens and Tissue Diagnosis.
The same fields will appear every time.
To enter TissueDiagnosis's for this block, highlight the row and then
"TissueDiagnosis >>>" forwarding button.
Tissue Diagnosis Tab
|Adding a Tissue Diagnosis.
When the user clicks the add button, the user is prompted for the
"Type". In this case, we choose "Prostate -- Carcinoma".
Certain extra fields appear for this type. The dynamic fields are
shown in italics. They include, p27Score, Prostate_Zone, and
HistologicType. These fields are specific to the TissueTypeID
"Prostate -- Carninoma".
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