Issues with Color in Histology in Medicine

| November 16, 2014


Histological stains in medical and research specimens permit visual differentiation and discrimination of one microscopic tissue or cellular component from another, thus enabling observation of the architecture that describes the subject matter.  Comprehension of tissue-level organization is the foundation to identifying and describing the abnormal/experimental situation that deviates from the normal/control situation, and this understanding heavily relies on color.  But what do we do when color is inconsistent in our digital images?


Join Dr. Keith Kaplan for a review of issues with color in histology and histopathology, sources of color variation, implications on medical and research practice, and possible directions for resolution.

About the speaker:
Keith J. Kaplan, MD, is a practicing pathologist and laboratory medical director in North Carolina.  He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.  Dr. Kaplan currently serves as a member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology and the American Society of Cytopathology as well as the American Pathology Foundation.  He is an executive board member of the American Pathology Foundation.  Dr. Kaplan is the publisher of the Digital Pathology Blog at, the industry’s leading pathology blog.



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