Since the development of modern anatomical pathology as a medical discipline in the 19th Century it has been uniquely bound to the location of the specimen, requiring direct (microscopic) inspection of the biopsy.
Today, digital pathology is breaking those bonds, allowing the practice of anatomical pathology anywhere, independent from the physical location of the biopsy and thus the patient. Remarkably enough, the coming of age of high speed and high quality digital microscope slide scanners coincides with the success of globe spanning digital sharing and collaboration networks: the collaborative encyclopedia WikiPedia, GitHub for collaborative software development and Office 365 for business office software.
Digital pathology is enabled by these technology revolutions to convert local pathology labs into globe-spanning virtual pathology networks. In this webinar, Dr. Bas Hulsken will share with you Philips’ vision on the future of collaborative digital pathology and explain why it needs an open platform approach to succeed.
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