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Sept. 6, 7: 'Digital Pathology' introduction

Comparative Pathology Laboratory to host 'Introduction to Digital Pathology'


12:46 p.m., Aug. 29, 2012--The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Comparative Pathology Laboratory will host  “Introduction to Digital Pathology” demonstration sessions on Thursday, Sept. 6, and Friday, Sept. 7.

The sessions will be held in the conference room of the Charles C. Allen Laboratory on the UD campus in Newark.

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Times and topics are as follows: 

Thursday, Sept. 6

  • 8 a.m., Research Applications in Digital Pathology 
  • 10 a.m., Diagnostic Applications in Digital Pathology 
  • 1 p.m., Teaching Applications in Digital Pathology 
  • 3 p.m., Research Applications in Digital Pathology 

Friday, Sept. 7

  • 8 a.m., Research Applications in Digital Pathology
  • 1 p.m., Research Applications in Digital Pathology
  • 3 p.m., Research Applications in Digital Pathology

Digital pathology, or ePathology, is a virtual platform for analyzing and sharing tissue specimens. The technology involves scanning and recreating a digital version of glass slides allowing for viewing, quantitative analysis, and real-time conferencing on virtual slides without the need for a microscope. The slides can be viewed and shared remotely, wherever an internet connection is available. 

The sessions will feature information about digital pathology given by representatives from Aperio, a company specializing in digital slide scanning systems and related image software.  Complimentary slide scanning will be offered during the demonstrations for individuals interested in viewing specific prepared slides (limit two slides per person; please bring stained slides to the demonstration).  

Sessions will last approximately one hour and will have specific themes such as research, diagnostic, and teaching applications in order to provide tailored information to varied audiences at UD and regional partner institutions. All sessions are open to UD researchers, regional partners and the public. 

For more information and to register, visit this website.  For questions, contact Erin Brannick.

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