Routine Diagnosis: 100 Percent Digital
Fully digitizing anatomic pathology results in greater staff satisfaction and lab efficiency – but is also a prerequisite for computational pathology
Juan Antonio Retamero | | Opinion
Granada University Hospitals, a group of two teaching and two district general hospitals integrated into the Spanish public healthcare system, have been using digital pathology for primary diagnosis of all histopathology specimens since September 2016. Since its implementation, approximately 160,000 specimens have been digitally diagnosed – around 800,000 digitized glass slides, including routine hematoxylin-eosin, special stains, and immunohistochemistry samples. Microscopes have been largely replaced by computer screens, and all our digital histology images, stored in local servers, are instantaneously available to our staff across the four hospitals.
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