What is Digital Pathology?

Digital pathology is the gathering, managing, sharing and wide interpretation of pathology slides and data in a digital environment. Digital slides are created when glass slides are captured with a scanning device, to provide a high-resolution image that can be viewed on a computer screen or mobile device.

The Digital pathology process allows us to make digital images of the tissue sample, by scanning the glass slides. Each digital glass slide is an enormous image, as big as a tennis court. The image can be viewed by a pathologist on a computer screen from around the world.

A digital pathologist can make on screen measurements, add notes to the image, and send it to a colleague for a second opinion.