by Mark D. Zarella, David S. McClintock, Harsh Batra, Rama R. Gullapalli, Michael Valante, Vivian O. Tan, Shubham Dayal, Kei Shing Oh, Haydee Lara, Chris A. Garcia, Esther Abels


The Digital Pathology Association is excited to share our recent contribution to the Journal of Medical Imaging's special issue on AI in medicine. In our paper, "Artificial Intelligence in Anatomic Pathology: Enhancing Clinical Workflows and Diagnostic Capabilities," we delve into the unique challenges of incorporating AI into pathology practice in a journal that tackles medical imaging broadly across multiple fields. This paper exposes the medical community to important innovations in digital pathology and in the field of pathology as a whole.


The application of AI in pathology relies on digitized pathology slides and streamlined workflows. A significant portion of this publication introduces these concepts to readers who may not be pathologists or familiar with digital pathology. Technical barriers, ethical considerations, and regulatory challenges are realities addressed in this paper. Additionally, it advocates for expanding stakeholder involvement and exploring reimbursement possibilities.


This paper embodies the Digital Pathology Association's dedication to fostering AI dialog. What makes this work particularly noteworthy is the spirit of collaboration that is not only a central theme of the paper but also played an instrumental role in its conception. The authors of this publication are members of the DPA who have been actively engaged in contributing to various DPA committees, with one member serving as a past president. While some of us had not previously collaborated, our shared dedication to the field and the collaborative environment fostered by the DPA brought us together. This diverse yet unified perspective is a testament to the valuable platform the DPA provides.






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Disclaimer: In seeking to foster discourse on a wide array of ideas, the Digital Pathology Association believes that it is important to share a range of prominent industry viewpoints. This article does not necessarily express the viewpoints of the DPA; however, we view this as a valuable point with which to facilitate discussion.