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Pinnacle Histopathology Module

The PINNACLE Histopathology module offers a complete range of functions, including biopsy, non-cervical cytology and autopsy/mortuary processing. The application software is modern, easy to use and highly flexible, and was designed by laboratory staff, specifically for the Histopathology environment, with many user-defined formats and parameters.

In common with all other PINNACLE modules, the software is modern, easy to use and highly flexible, with many user-defined formats and parameters. It has been designed by laboratory staff and specifically developed to satisfy the demands now found within the modern Histopathology laboratory.

Patient Database

All PINNACLE modules, including Histopathology, are linked to common patient demographic information using the power and flexibility of the ORACLE Relational Database Management System.

Request Entry

Request entry screen layouts are customised for each laboratory and they can also be implemented on a centralised basis. They are designed for maximum ease of use and for enhanced productivity, using coded entry wherever possible and including the capture of any discipline-specific data required such as the date of death or the allocation of the specific pathologist responsible for each case.

Report Entry

Textual data entry, such as the macroscopic and microscopic reports can be accomplished simply and efficiently using any combination of basic text entry, coded phrases and templates, and also through the use of a sophisticated, integrated word-processing package.

Technical Data

A range of routines are provided to capture and manage the technical data associated with the processing of parts, blocks and slides, with all processes and procedures fully user-defined. Electron microscopy work can be recorded and slide label and cassette printing can also be performed.

Coding Systems

The PINNACLE system supports the use of user-defined local and national coding systems and phrases, such as the SNOMED dictionary supplied, enabling subsequent, comprehensive retrieval and analysis of all pathology data. Automatic recognition of phrases during the encoding phase is fully supported with extensive code/phrase search and selection facilities also provided to enable rapid and accurate entry of data.

Autopsy Processing

A range of specific functions are provided to handle Autopsy processing such as the differentiation between standard and coroner/fiscal post-mortems, including restricted enquiry access. In addition, a mortuary register is also available to assist in the management of the mortuary.


Flexible authorisation routines allow either on-line acceptance by the pathologist prior to printing, or reports can be printed and then authorised on the system following approval.


Accessible within the Histopathology laboratory, across other disciplines or to authorised external users, the enquiry facilities provide fast and secure access to patient result data.

Management Information

In addition to the standard reports including workload statistics, data can be analysed and reported upon using a range of industry-standard SQL tools including the powerful, data analysis and reporting tools Business Objects and Oracle Discoverer.

Service and Support

All PINNACLE modules are developed, installed and maintained by Foremost IT.

Services available include:
  • Turnkey or software-only solution
  • Installation
  • On-site training
  • Classroom training
  • Documentation
  • Project management
  • Bespoke development
  • Computerised Help Desk
  • Remote diagnosis
  • Implementation audit
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