Arief A. Suriawinata, M.D., Section Chief, Anatomic Pathology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center explained, “The quality of images and the speed of whole slide scanning have improved to the point where they now have a positive impact on workflow efficiencies in the lab. We encourage our pathologists to stay current with this quickly advancing technology and utilize it for applications that were not possible using the microscope, such as creating digital archives, remotely reviewing cases, peer-to-peer collaboration on difficult cases and many more.”
Robin Weisburger, MS, HTL (ASCP), Manager, Anatomic Pathology, commented, “We anticipate that these solutions will improve operational efficiencies in the day-to-day work load for the two dozen pathologists that work at DHMC. By reducing glass slide logistics, digital pathology will improve the manner by which we collaborate with the various community practices. In addition, the technology will assist in the analysis of immunohistochemistry tests, which will aid in consistently accurate diagnoses.”
“We are honored to be working with the prestigious Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to implement a comprehensive digital pathology strategy,” commented Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of BioImagene. “Leaders in healthcare like Dartmouth-Hitchcock have a crucial role in affecting a broad-based adoption of digital pathology.”
The iScan Coreo Au is a brightfield slide scanner that allows walk‐away scanning of up to 160 slides, and includes several other features including an automated turret with multiple objectives, volume scan (zstacked) images with multiple planes, and iScan Coreo Au Live, an application supporting remote microscopy and collaboration. BioImagene’s Virtuoso digital pathology application software works with BioImagene’s iScan™ family of slide scanners to provide an end-to-end workflow solution. Some of the unique features in Virtuoso include fastest image viewing experience, work-list management and real-time collaboration between users.