Whole Slide Imaging
In a co-authored paper that appeared in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Liron Pantanowitz looked at the trend for using whole slide imaging (WSI) for diagnostic purposes and if it can safely replace conventional light microscopy as the method by which pathologists review histologic sections, cytology slides and/or hematology slides to render diagnoses. The paper includes twelve guideline statements intended to help pathology laboratories validate their own WSI systems.
Liron Pantanowitz, Associate Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program and Associate Director of the Pathology Informatics Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA is making a keynote address at the Digital Pathology Congress.
Paul van Diest, Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands will also present on Improving WSI workflow.
Jo Martin in her capacity as the National Clinical Director of Pathology NHS England, Pathology Programme wrote the introduction to Digital First: Clinical Transformation through Pathology Innovation. The report was written to highlight the innovation in the use of digital systems and processes used in pathology across the country, and to encourage best practice. Pathology services within the NHS and commissioners are being encouraged to read the report to see some of the innovation highlighted in this document.
Jo Martin is the National Clinical Director of Pathology NHS England, Pathology Programme and Professor of Pathology, Queen Mary University of London, Director of Academic Health Sciences, Barts Health NHS Trust. She is making the opening keynote address at the Digital Pathology Congress.
Several speakers at the Digital Pathology Congress recently co-published The history of pathology informatics: A global perspective in the Journal of Pathology Informatics. They write “In this monograph, for the first time in the history of our discipline, we collectively perform a global review of the field of pathology informatics. In doing so, we illustrate how general far‑reaching trends such as the advent of computers, the Internet and digital imaging have affected pathology informatics in the world at large.”
The Digital Pathology Congress has been designed to target the following strategic and scientific key areas:
- Digital Pathology – Strategy and Technology
- Pathology Informatics
- Digital Image Analysis
- Digital Pathology Application and Research Case Studies
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