CAP’s PHC Committee Webinar on WSI: Validating Whole Slide Imaging Systems for Diagnostic Use in Pathology

| September 26, 2011

Webinar offered by CAP PHC

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

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There is increasing interest in using whole slide imaging (WSI) for diagnostic purposes in pathology. An important question is whether WSI can replace conventional light microscopy as the method by which pathologists review histologic sections and/or cytology slides to render diagnoses. Validation of WSI is crucial to ensure that diagnostic performance based on digitized slides is at least equivalent to that of glass slides and light microscopy. Currently, there are no standardized guidelines regarding validation of WSI for diagnostic use. Therefore, the CAP Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center convened a non-vendor panel from North America with expertise in digital pathology in order to develop recommendations for validating WSI systems for this purpose. Data sources for these recommendations were derived from panel consensus and an extensive literature review from the past 10 years.

The 13 statements formulated by the panel were available for public review and this webinar will cover the background rationale and supporting data used to develop these recommendations. The public response to each of these statements will be shared and contentious issues raised will be discussed. The final result of this effort is intended to improve the clinical use of WSI technology in pathology by providing assurance that these digital tools are being properly used for their intended clinical use, thereby reducing the potential risk of misdiagnosis attributed to this technology.

Presented by Liron Pantanowitz MD, FCAP

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Category: Digital Pathology News, Pathology News

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