Whole Slide Imaging
Benefits of whole slide imaging for pathology (WSI)
Digital pathology is a relatively new technology that is quickly becoming the preferred method of pathology testing. Digital pathology utilizes digital imaging technology to scan a glass slide containing a tissue sample and create a digital image of the entire slide. This digital image can then be viewed and analyzed on a computer. Digital pathology offers several advantages over traditional glass slide pathology, including improved accuracy and efficiency in diagnosing diseases as it allows for a more detailed examination of the tissue sample than traditional methods. This can lead to improved patient outcomes.
Digital pathology provides the ability to store and share images with other medical professionals, making it a useful tool for remote diagnosis and consultation. Digital pathology can also be used to reduce turnaround times for pathology tests, as the digital images can be accessed and reviewed more quickly than physical slides. Additionally, WSI can be used to reduce costs associated with pathology testing, as it eliminates the need for physical slides to be sent to other locations for review. WSI offers a more standardized method of pathology testing.
Finally, digital pathology can help reduce the risk of human error, as the digital images are less prone to misinterpretation and can often be reviewed utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.
Digital pathology is quickly becoming the preferred method of pathology testing, and its advantages make it an invaluable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases.