Will digital pathology be as disruptive as genomics?

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Abstract

Digital pathology is the science of performing traditional pathological assessment in a digital environment. A digital transition is long overdue since histochemical analysis such as hematoxylin and eosin staining has remained unchanged in over 100 years. Importantly, the digitization of whole slide images further lends itself to advances in computational pathology and artificial intelligence to transform qualitative assessment into quantitative assessment. The impact of this transition from a computational infrastructure perspective is reminiscent of a similar transition in the field of genomics. In this article, I describe some of the similarities between genomics and digital pathology as well as highlight some key lessons learned to prevent the same mistakes and delays that slowed the genomics revolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27
JournalJournal of Pathology Informatics
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • digital pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications

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