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Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology, Technology and innovation, Software and hardware, Microscopy and imaging

A Field in Transition

What’s the Holdup?

Although the vast majority of labs use digital viewing systems for quality assurance and professional development, the use of digital pathology in routine workflows remains relatively uncommon, and whole-scale adoption is even rarer. A key challenge hampering adoption? Cash-strapped providers are often reluctant to back digital pathology. “Linking the business case to lack of staffing helps, but the efficiency savings in existing senior staff time, as well as multidisciplinary team time savings are the real levelers,” says Jo Martin, President of the Royal College of Pathologists.

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About the Author

Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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