Cookies

Like most websites The Pathologist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology, Profession, Technology and innovation, Microscopy and imaging

When the Current Serves

Why did you pursue digital and computational pathology?

My initial plan was to study medicine, but my application was unsuccessful. Biomedical science seemed like the next best thing and it was a subject I could get excited about, so I began my degree in biomedical engineering in Bombay, India. During my studies, I was exposed to medical imaging and realized that the integration of computer science and imaging was a sweet spot for me. I began to develop pattern recognition algorithms, not to find cancer, but to find people in videos and to recognize certain movements.

During my PhD, I really started to zero in on the computational analysis of medical images, starting with radiography. I was fortunate enough to meet two pathologists: Mike Feldman and John Tomaszewski. One day, Mike said to me, “Imagine if you could digitize this little slide and start to interrogate it computationally; think about the opportunities.” I picked it up and replied, “This little thing? That should be trivial!” I didn’t realize that one small slide would produce gigabytes of data! That was just the beginning – shortly thereafter, we published the first paper on digital pathology.

Read the full article now

Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Pathologist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!

Login

Or register now - it’s free and always will be!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Pathologist magazine
Register

Or Login via Social Media

By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

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!

Related Application Note

Inside the Lab Oncology

Oncomine Dx Target Test – an IVD NGS solution for every lab

| Contributed by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Newsletter

Send me the latest from The Pathologist.

Sign up now

Register to The Pathologist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Pathologist magazine

Register