What is digital pathology? 

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Digital pathology, which can also be referred to as virtual microscopy, involves the capturing, managing, analyzing and interpreting of digital information from a glass slide.

The process involves glass slides and converting these to digital pathology slides using digital pathology scanning solutions. A digital slide image is then generated which allows for high resolution viewing, interpretation and image analysis of digital pathology slides.
By leveraging the value of digital pathology imaging, we are delivering on a vision of precision medicine.

Where do we fit in?

By transforming the digital pathology landscape, we’re able to accelerate progress on the research that matters impacting billions of people globally. As market leaders in digital pathology workflow software serving over 40,000 users worldwide, our reach spans many sectors and application areas.

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Improving pathology

Our deep expertise in web-enabled workflow, case management, research collaboration and cellular image analysis software convinces us that these tools can enhance pathology in a variety of critical areas.

Enhancing precision

Our software tools are enhancing precision in molecular research, accelerating biomarker discovery, supporting international studies through web-based collaboration, allowing remote pathology review and reporting from anywhere in the world and driving up quality standards in pathology-based education and discovery.

The right tools for pathologists

In its present form, healthcare is largely reactionary. Personalized medicine, tailoring treatment of a patient based on his or her unique physiological characteristics, will change the practice of medicine. It will allow healthcare providers to anticipate on and prevent disease progression by considering genetic and environmental factors that may increase predisposition.
Pathologists will have an integral role in this new era of care. Personalized medicine relies on new methods of molecular analysis to determine predilection toward certain diseases, but also the likelihood of a certain treatment's efficacy. Relying on these types of precision diagnostics makes the pathologist more visible to physician colleagues.

Pathology & the future of personalized medicine

The full scope of personalized medicine has not yet come to fruition, but it is already influencing cancer care.
Appropriate therapeutic regimens for various cancers are being determined by molecular testing. Tumors might present as a textbook example of a certain type but with molecular techniques like florescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technology, might actually be revealed as a completely different type of lesion.
Philips Digital & Computational Pathology is committed to play its role in helping pathologists reach the ultimate goal of changing healthcare by allowing them to see more and share knowledge.

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