Training course Pathology 2.0

In this course we will give an extensive overview of the digital pathology landscape and all aspects that are relevant for a successful implementation. We will cover aspects from project initiation, like business case aspects and reasons why digital pathology is relevant. We will go in depth on the aspects that one needs to know to get started with digital pathology, from scanner to workstation and collaborative aspects. we will also share practical experiences around the acquisition or tender process to be able to ask the right questions in a meaningful way to get most informative and concrete quotes from potential vendors. Furthermore, we will present a digital pathology maturity model which helps to make strategic choices around the introduction of digital pathology.
Different options to be able to share images will be presented, especially by focusing on best practices around interoperability.
The unique aspect of this course will be the mixture of expertise we obtained during our experience with digital pathology, our expertise from digitization and image exchange projects in other areas (e.g. radiology).

On day 1 we will cover the different aspects by presentations and some exercise. However, on day 2 we will organize a site visit to a pathology laboratory that has many years experience in slide scanning and are in the process of transforming to primary diagnostics on screen. They will present the current status and how they got there and you will be offered a tour around the slide scanning facility, see some workspaces and get a lab tour. 

Target audience:

  • Persons interested in or involved with IT in the department of pathology
  • Pathologists
  • Lab technicians
  • Lab managers
  • IT managers
  • Vendors active in the field of digital pathology
  • Anyone else interested in digital pathology

Our trainers have a lot of practical experiences in the area of pathology, radiology, imaging in general and interoperability.

Please note that this training course will be in English.

Programme outline:

  • Advantages of digital pathology and why it could be beneficial for a pathology department
  • Digital pathology business case

  • Introduction to IHE: a framework for interoperability

  • Workflow description in a digital pathology lab according to IHE
  • The acquirement of scanning modalities and software

  • Architectural aspects

  • Image exchange in the context of digital pathology
  • 
Introduction to DICOM for Whole Slide Imaging

  • Practical aspects, presented by an experienced pathologist who works completely digitally

On day 2 we will organize a site visit to a pathology laboratory that has many years experience in slide scanning and are in the process of transforming to primary diagnostics on screen. They will present the current status and how they got there and you will be offered a tour around the slide scanning facility, see some workspaces and get a lab tour.

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