The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news worldwide. Although some countries have started lifting restrictions, COVID-19 is likely to affect our lives for months, if not years.
Due to health and safety concerns, those who can, have been working from home for weeks, utilizing digital technology from VPN through web conferencing to online project management tools. As a result, working from home will predictably play a larger role, even after the pandemic has ended.
While a home office supported by various digital tools is straightforward for most office workers, it may not be obvious for the pathologist. However, in pathology, remote pathology solutions are equally useful, offering several benefits:
- In the current situation, safety is at the top of the list – working from home, the pathologist is not exposed to health risks at the hospital.
- Working with digital slides, the pathologist may diagnose much quicker than using the traditional method, even from home.
- Digital tools such as image analysis applications or teleconsultation can greatly increase the accuracy of the diagnosis.
- Lastly, although cost effectiveness is not a top priority during a pandemic, digital pathology can ultimately bring major cost savings.
Additionally, digital pathology offers obvious patient benefits: increased precision of diagnosis and faster treatments are probably what matter most. We at 3DHISTECH, the digital pathology company can help pathologists go digital with the following tools:
- PANNORAMIC scanners, the most comprehensive digital slide scanner range, from affordable single-slide to high-speed 1000-slide capacity, from award-winning, high-quality brightfield to versatile brightfield and fluorescence scanning in the same device as well as the possibility to handle both normal and double-width slides.
- The SlideCenter server-based solution for slide management and storage supporting teleconsultation.
- The CaseViewer state-of-the-art digital microscopy application.
- The QuantCenter image analysis application.
- The CaseManager pathology information system helps pathologists manage their cases in a seamless way, from slide scanning to the final report.
- The free Pathonet image sharing platform.
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Important information for the USA: For research and education use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures. PANNORAMIC digital slide scanners and related software have not been approved or cleared for primary diagnosis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.