Think Before You (Don’t) Print
Consider the importance of specimen identification solutions in pathology digitization
Tormod Schüßler | | Opinion
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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