Precisely What You’ve Been Looking For
Image search plays a key role in getting useful information out of digital data
Patrick Myles | | Opinion
According to a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 90 percent of information transmitted to the human brain is visual and we can identify images we see for as little as 13 milliseconds (1). No other profession understands this more intuitively or puts it into practice more than pathologists. Yet even as progressive hospitals adopt digital workflows in pathology, we are hobbling along with text-based search to find the data we need. What if we could search visually based on the content of the image? How much would we improve the quality and speed of diagnosis? How much could we accelerate discovery?
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