The Algs_dir directory
  Tree-like algorithms data structure
  Scorecard algorithms data structure
    Using scorecard algorithms
  Editing - New - Searching algorithms
  The local repository
  The central repository

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Algorithms (i.e. step by step procedures for solving a problem) have an important role in decision making and are a key format for sharing of medical information.

In Surgical Pathology algorithms usually take the form of decision tree diagrams or of differential diagnosis listings. Data entry to the algorithm is almost always in the form of qualitative variables (presence or absence of morphologic patterns or of morphologic features). Despite the large number of published algorithms, many are not widely used or are underutilized. Some of the barriers to their application lie in the lack of knowledge that they exists and in a lack of availability at the point of care.

AlgViewer works as a client to a central algorithm repository, mirroring locally the repository's tree and allowing easy access and interactive graphic visualization of the algorithms. In addition it permits uploading of newly created algorithms, allowing the sharing of new contributions among a community of users.

Department of Pathology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy. E-mail: