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Digital pathology: semper ad meliora

  • Simone L. Van Es
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    Address for correspondence: Dr Simone L. Van Es, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, UNSW 2052, Australia.
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    Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Published:December 03, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pathol.2018.10.011

      Summary

      This review is an evidence-based summary of digital pathology: past, present and future. It discusses digital surgical pathology and the cytopathology digitisation challenge as well as the performance of digital histopathology and cytopathology as a diagnostic tool, particularly in contrast to user perceptions. Time and cost efficiency of digital pathology, learning curves, education and quality assurance, with the importance of validation of systems, is emphasised. The review concludes with a discussion of digital pathology as a source of ‘big data’ and where this might lead pathologists in the digital pathology future.

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