Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    The Pathologist 2.0: An Update on Digital Pathology in Veterinary Medicine (2017)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Bertram, Christof A (WE 12)
    Klopfleisch, Robert (WE 12)
    Veterinary Pathology; 54(5) — S. 756–766
    ISSN: 0300-9858
    DOI: 10.1177/0300985817709888
    Pubmed: 28578626
    Institut für Tierpathologie

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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Using light microscopy to describe the microarchitecture of normal and diseased tissues has changed very little since the middle of the 19th century. While the premise of histologic analysis remains intact, our relationship with the microscope is changing dramatically. Digital pathology offers new forms of visualization, and delivery of images is facilitated in unprecedented ways. This new technology can untether us entirely from our light microscopes, with many pathologists already performing their jobs using virtual microscopy. Several veterinary colleges have integrated virtual microscopy in their curriculum, and some diagnostic histopathology labs are switching to virtual microscopy as their main tool for the assessment of histologic specimens. Considering recent technical advancements of slide scanner and viewing software, digital pathology should now be considered a serious alternative to traditional light microscopy. This review therefore intends to give an overview of the current digital pathology technologies and their potential in all fields of veterinary pathology (ie, research, diagnostic service, and education). A future integration of digital pathology in the veterinary pathologist's workflow seems to be inevitable, and therefore it is proposed that trainees should be taught in digital pathology to keep up with the unavoidable digitization of the profession.