Microcomputer use in an oral biopsy service. Academic Article uri icon


  • The need for rapid and accurate retrieval of the data generated by an oral biopsy service and the adjacent medical center was met with the purchase and programming of a microcomputer and hard disk drive. The planning phase involved an assessment of the needs of the department, creation of an ideal form to be displayed on the video screen that can be easily used to enter the information, selection of coding systems, and selection of compatible hardware and software. Customized in-house programming using a commercially available database management system has created an entry form and menu-driven information retrieval system tailored to the needs of the department.

published proceedings

  • Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol

author list (cited authors)

  • Rankin, K. V., & Jones, D. L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Rankin, KV||Jones, DL

publication date

  • January 1986