Release Date: Sep 2018
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, SBP
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Director of Cytopathology and Pathology Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Digital imaging is broadening the scope of cytopathology. Successful implementation of this technology in clinical practice requires correct deployment of IT, validation, training and appropriate QA measures. Apart from the practical benefits of digital cytology, there are still several challenges (e.g., focus and easy navigation) that need to be overcome before we witness widespread adoption. Progress in imaging technology that permits high resolution scanning and z-stacking has encouraged the use of whole slide imaging for cytology and the opportunity to leverage image analysis. This course will cover the application and limitations of digital imaging specific to cytopathology, including implementing a successful telecytology service. The role of computer-aided diagnosis in cytology practice will also be addressed.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the benefits and barriers of digital imaging applied to cytology material.
- Apply guidelines and best practices for implementing telecytology in clinical practice.
- Evaluate the emerging potential for image analysis and deep learning in cytopathology.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Pathologists’ Assistants, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Cytotechnologists, Informaticists