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Digital pathology: semper ad meliora

Simone L Van Es 1 
  • PMID: 30522785
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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.

Keywords: WSI; cytopathology; digital microscopy; digital pathology; histopathology; whole slide images.

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