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Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology, Quality assurance and quality control, Technology and innovation

Think Before You (Don’t) Print

Digitization has found its way into many areas of our private and professional lives – and it certainly hasn’t stopped at pathology. But how does digitization affect specimen identification? Where will its development take us? What advantages does it offer? And what are the requirements for the printing systems we use?

Digital pathology helps pathologists view, manage, share, and analyze tissue samples by converting glass slides into digital slides. Therefore, you need a high-speed, high-resolution slide scanner and an accurate barcode, which provides patient information – or, at least, the patient ID – throughout the entire process (from receiving the original specimen to digitizing the tissue section for diagnosis under a virtual microscope).

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About the Author

Tormod Schüßler

Tormod Schüßler works at Primera Technology Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany

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