May 28, 2021

Understanding Digital Pathology: Revolutionizing Modern Medicine


Digital pathology is a transformative approach in the field of pathology that involves the acquisition, management, sharing, and interpretation of pathology information in a digital environment. Grundium’s Ocus scanners are at the forefront of this revolution, leveraging advanced imaging, data management, and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of pathology practices.

What is Digital Pathology?

Traditionally, pathology involved examining tissue samples under a microscope. Digital pathology, however, uses digital slide scanners like Grundium's Ocus® scanners to convert these samples into high-resolution digital images. These images can be viewed, analyzed, and shared electronically, providing numerous benefits over conventional methods and greatly enhancing the digital pathology workflow.

Grundium Ocus used in a laboratory setting

Key Components of Digital Pathology

  1. Slide Scanners: Scanners digitize glass slides, producing high-resolution images that are crucial for accurate diagnosis and analysis in digital pathology.

  2. Image Management Systems: Software solutions that store, manage, and facilitate access to digital pathology images created by scanners.

  3. Analysis Tools: Advanced software and AI algorithms, often used in conjunction with scanners, that assist in the interpretation and analysis of digital pathology slides.

  4. Telepathology: The practice of sharing digital pathology images for remote consultation and diagnosis. There are multiple ways of sharing digital images, which portrays a stark contrast between digital and physical slides.

Benefits of Digital Pathology with Slide Scanners

Enhanced collaboration

Enhanced Collaboration

Grundium's Ocus scanners allow pathologists to easily share high-quality images, fostering improved collaboration and consultation, regardless of geographical location, a key advantage in digital pathology.

Improved accuracy

Improved Accuracy

AI-powered tools, when used with the precise imaging from Ocus scanners, can assist in diagnosing diseases with higher accuracy by identifying patterns and anomalies that may be missed by the human eye.



The digital workflows facilitated by Ocus scanners streamline the pathology process, reducing the time required for diagnosis and improving overall lab efficiency, making digital pathology more efficient.

Data integration

Data Integration

Digital pathology scanners often enable integration with other healthcare data systems, providing a comprehensive view of patient information and supporting better clinical decisions.

Education and training

Education and training

Digital slides are valuable resources for medical education and training, offering students and professionals access to a wide range of cases and pathological findings.

Applications of Digital Pathology

Challenges and Considerations

  • Initial Costs: The cost of implementing digital pathology systems can be high, though long-term savings and benefits often outweigh the initial investment. Grundium's Ocus scanners provide a cost-effective solution with their high-quality imaging capabilities.

  • Data Security: Ensuring the security and privacy of digital pathology data is crucial, given the sensitive nature of medical information. Ocus scanners come with robust data protection features to address these concerns.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Adhering to regulations and standards is essential to ensure the accuracy and reliability of digital pathology practices. Grundium ensures that Ocus scanners meet the highest standards of compliance.


Digital pathology represents a significant advancement in medical science, offering enhanced accuracy, efficiency, and collaboration in pathology practices. As technology continues to evolve, digital pathology will play an increasingly vital role in improving patient outcomes and advancing medical research. Embracing this innovation is essential for healthcare providers looking to stay at the forefront of modern medicine.

About Grundium

Grundium is transforming digital microscopy with our cutting-edge Ocus® whole slide scanners. Leveraging decades of expertise in high-performance imaging solutions, we deliver unparalleled image quality, user-friendly operation, and affordability. Ideal for pathology, laboratory sciences, research, and education, our scanners reflect patented technology that offers high-performance imaging at significantly lower costs.

Discover the Grundium difference, where decades of innovation and excellence elevate the standard of microscopic examinations with precision and reliability​​​​.