Digital Pathology 101


Presented by:
Lewis A. Hassel, MD (Chair)
Liz Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC

William DeSalvo, BS

The Digital Pathology 101 workshop will provide participants with a broad and introductory overview of the field of digital pathology, including uses, benefits and limitations of digital pathology, an overview of the underlying technology (primarily whole-slide imaging), and regulatory, workflow and financial considerations. The last hour of this workshop is a hands-on session focused on providing insights into basic principles of digital slide viewing and analysis. This workshop is intended for anyone interested in (i) obtaining a basic understanding of digital pathology, or (ii) a refresher course on the current state of digital pathology. All participants will receive handouts of course materials for self-study and future use.


Objectives:

Understand the applications, business cases,and benefits along with advantages, constraints and limitations of digital pathology in the clinical, research and educational environments. Participants will understand the Technology by defining the components that commonly comprise Digital Pathology solutions. This includes scanners, viewers, image storage, image management software, and image management software. A basic understanding of the current regulatory and compliance considerations that cover each of the following environments - clinical, non-GLP and GLP this will include discussion on process controls, validation and FDA rulings. Discussion of standards for slide preparation and staining to include quality control and quality assurance measures and scanning considerations such as what is scanned, scanning magnification, image life cycle management and logistics. Understand the costs associated with implementing a digital pathology systems, and identify relevant financial metrics for assessing the impact of such systems. Potential strategies for deriving the return on investment (ROI) of a digital pathology system.





 














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