The DPA and DICOM WG 26 will collaborate to hold a Digital Pathology Connectathon at Pathology Visions 2018. Modeled after last year’s successful DPA Connectathon, this event will showcase the use of the DICOM Standard to achieve interoperability of Whole Slide Imaging between different participants’ equipment and software. Vendors will demonstrate this interoperability in their booths. A vendor neutral pipeline that allows imaging, archival and review using the DICOM Standard file format and communications protocol will be demonstrated.
Attendees will see slides scanned and stored with their accompanying identification and descriptive metadata, transferred to a central archive and retrieved for display without loss of quality and fidelity. Experts will be on hand to explain the benefits of DICOM Standard based interoperability in terms of scalability, reliability, flexibility, productivity, shareability and security. The reuse of DICOM-based best-of-breed and existing intra-enterprise and cross-enterprise infrastructure for clinical, research, education and telepathology applications will be emphasized.
A panel discussion on the final day of the conference will summarize the experience.
Dan Hosseinzadeh, M.A.Sc.
Co-Chair, DICOM Pathology Working Group
David Clunie, MBBS
Raj C. Dash, MD
Duke University Health System
Professor and Vice-Chair for IT, Department of Pathology
Medical Director, Laboratory Information Systems
Jochen Lennerz, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Center for Integrated Diagnostics
Mikael Wintell, MSc
Chief Standardization Officer