Microscopy & Microtechniques

  • Next Generation Digital Pathology

Next Generation Digital Pathology

Oct 14 2020 Read 905 Times

The world of Pathology is rapidly changing. New developments in digital camera technology, automated image acquisition and simplified data transfer have a deep impact on the daily workflow within a hospital.

The time-consuming manual examination of suspicious patient samples became obsolete. The risky transport of glass slide for a second opinion is no longer necessary. Alternatively, digital images of large tissue sections are created by whole slide scanners; the storage of huge data volume through cloud computing gives an easy access to a worldwide database. There is minimal to no difference between a diagnosis from digital images as compared to those rendered via conventional microscopy.

Stakeholders from manufacturing industry and medical research, from government and politics are working on an international standardisation, the complete working process is in focus.

Small labs and universities may start with a manual microscope and a stitching software for panorama images. A 1-slide scanner for a one-button operation could be the next step into an automated image acquisition. For hospitals and large labs whole slide imaging (WSI) scanners have been developed, working overnight for fast results. Motic Easystitch Pro and MoticEasyScan solutions are able to cover all degrees of automation.

Cloud computing is the easiest way to handle the large data volume created by a worldwide cooperation. The MoticFlow Telepathology Platform connects pathologists to hospitals around the world, supporting most slide formats and provides a turnkey solution for any kind of collaborative work. An immediate diagnostic support from a remotely located expert drastically improves the quality of care.

The future of pathology is already defined: Digital pathology. The implementation of image analysis creates a diagnostic tool, giving a diagnostic proposal for therapy and for prognosis. Here the expression ‘AI’ (Artificial Intelligence) is wholeheartedly justifiable.

Watch the video

More information online

Reader comments

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.

Post a Comment





Digital Edition

Lab Asia December 2020

December 2020

In This Edition Articles - The Movement Towards More Comprehensive Testing of Mycotoxins in Cannabis - Addressing proper HACCP implementation - Micropatterning: The art of micro-controlling...

View all digital editions

Events

Smart Factory Expo

Jan 20 2021 Tokyo, Japan & online

SLAS 2021

Jan 23 2021 Digital Event

SmartLab Exchange

Jan 26 2021 Virtual event

Filtech - POSTPONED. NEW DATES TBC

Feb 23 2021 Cologne, Germany

IFPAC Annual Meeting

Feb 28 2021 Virtual event

View all events