The Growing Use of Digital Images in Pathology: Discover the Opportunities—and Challenges—of Using Digital Pathology in Your Laboratory

| June 30, 2014
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Acceptance of digital pathology as a proven diagnostic tool is growing fast. These days, there’s a lot of interest in what digital pathology can—and can’t—do. And while there are many benefits of adopting digital imaging in pathology, there are also several drawbacks associated with its use.

Applications for digital pathology have already been developed and validated, and are being used in laboratories around the world. As your lab’s use of digital pathology increases, you’ll begin to see the impact it can have on reducing expenses along with improving operational efficiency and productivity and your ability to recommend the best treatment options. These are all potential benefits of digital pathology—if you know its uses and limitations.

So what digital pathology applications are now available for use in your lab? How will digital pathology allow pathologists to make more accurate and consistent diagnoses in the near future? And can digital pathology help your lab survive new healthcare reforms and reimbursement reductions?

Get answers to these questions, and more, when you register to attend the latest Pathology Blawg webinar “The Growing Use of Digital Images in Pathology: Discover the Opportunities—and Challenges—of Using Digital Pathology in Your Laboratory” on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Listen as digital pathology experts Liron Pantanowitz, MD and Anil V. Parwani, MD, both from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, provide you with the pros and cons of using digital pathology in your lab.

You’ll get the latest information on the benefits of using digital images for primary diagnoses, second opinions, telepathology, quality assurance, and computer-aided diagnoses. And you’ll find out what obstacles to watch for—including technical imaging issues, image management barriers, cost-benefit concerns, and image analysis quandaries—and what you can do to minimize their impact.

Whether you’re a pathologist, laboratory manager, digital imaging vendor, or a regulator—anyone who wants a better understanding of digital pathology and its applications in the laboratory—this is one webinar you can’t afford to miss.

Register today to guarantee your place at this essential learning session. And remember that your entire team in one location can participate with you when you register.

For one low price—just $245, you and your entire team at one location can take part in this fast-paced, insightful webinar. Best of all, you’ll be able to connect personally with our speakers when we open things up for questions from the audience.

Here is just some of what you’ll learn during this in-depth 90-minute conference:

  • A brief history of digital pathology and where things stand today.
  • The pros and cons of using digital pathology in your laboratory.
  • The benefits of primary and consultative digital diagnoses for your lab.
  • Problems you may encounter with the imaging process—and how to overcome them.
  • Tips for managing your digital images.
  • How to create consistent industry standards for the entire digital imaging process.
  • The challenges of applying image analysis to digital images.

…and much more!


Dr. Liron Pantanowitz is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of Cytopathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside. He is also the Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship and Associate Director of the Pathology Informatics Division at UPMC. Dr. Pantanwitz is well known in the fields of cytopathology and pathology informatics. He is the immediate past president of the Association for Pathology Informatics (API), and has also served on several key committees for other societies, such as the CAP, ASCP, USCAP, ATA and Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology. Dr. Pantanowitz has published many peer reviewed articles, book chapters, written several textbooks, and given talks around the world. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics and serves on the editorial board of several cytology journals, including the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, Cancer Cytopathology, Diagnostic Cytopathology, and Cytojournal. Dr. Pantanowitz received his medical degree in South Africa and specialized in AP/CP at Harvard in Boston. He subsequently completed cytopathology and hematopathology fellowships.

Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, is a Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as the Director of Division of Pathology Informatics, Department of Pathology. Dr. Parwani has sub-specialty training in genitourinary pathology and is a member of the GU and Informatics Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. His pathology practice is focused in GU and he has research interests in benign mimickers and unusual variants of prostate carcinoma, diagnostic and prognostic markers in GU pathology, and molecular classification of renal cell carcinoma. Dr. Parwani has expertise in the area of anatomical pathology informatics, including design of effective quality assurance tools, tissue banking informatics, clinical and research data integration and mining, synoptic reporting in anatomical pathology, clinical applications of whole slide imaging, digital imaging, telepathology, image analysis, and lab automation and workflow processes such as barcoding and voice recognition. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in major scientific journals as well as numerous book chapters. He is an editor-in-chief of Journal of Pathology Informatics and a section editor for theArchives of Pathology and Lab Medicine.


Your webinar registration includes:

  • A site license to attend the conference (invite as many people as you can fit around your computer and telephone).
  • The opportunity to connect directly with our speaker during audience Q&A.

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