Digital Pathology & Telepathology

Digital pathology is technical -based information which is enabled by the technology that is generated from a digital slide. Digital pathology is enabled by a part called virtual microscopy, which is the practice of converting glass slides into digital slides that can be viewed, managed, shared and analyzed on the technical screen.

Digital pathology is also termed as Whole slide imaging (WSI) or virtual pathology which includes high-speed resolution accession of images which represents the stained tissue sections into a format that is allowed to be viewed by a pathologist.

The term Telepathology was coined in 1986 by, Ronald S. Weinstein, M.D. Telepathology also includes various applications such as histopathology tissue diagnoses being provided from a distance

Telepathology is defined as the electronic transmission of image accessed from a microscope for interpretation and diagnosis. It utilizes state-of-art Telecommunications technology to transfer pathology images around the world for diagnosis, education, and research.