What is whole slide imaging?
Whole slide imaging (WSI) is a revolutionary technology that has revolutionized the field of pathology. WSI allows pathologists to quickly and accurately view tissue samples at high magnification, providing detailed images that can be used to diagnose diseases. WSI also enables pathologists to collaborate with other medical professionals in real time, allowing for faster diagnoses and improved patient care.
Whole slide imaging is changing pathology
The potential of WSI is immense. By utilizing digital slides instead of physical slides, pathologists are able to view tissue samples more quickly and accurately than ever before. The remarkable time savings apply especially to single-slide scanners, like the Ocus, that can be set up in the operating room to be used to analyze samples in the middle of an operation. Digital slides can be stored electronically and accessed remotely, making it easier for multiple healthcare professionals to review the same sample simultaneously. This makes it possible for specialists from different disciplines to consult on cases in real time, leading to more accurate diagnoses, better patient outcomes, and much faster than traditional microscopy.
Whole slide imaging also provides a wealth of data that can be used for research purposes. Digital slides allow researchers to analyze tissue samples in greater detail than ever before, giving them insights into disease progression and previously impossible treatments with traditional microscopy techniques. Pharmaceutical companies can then use this data when developing new drugs or therapies for various conditions.
Artificial Intelligence in WSI
WSI has also enabled the development of artificial intelligence algorithms capable of detecting patterns in digital slides that may indicate certain diseases or conditions without requiring human input or interpretation. These algorithms have been shown to outperform traditional methods in some cases and could eventually lead to faster diagnosis times and improved accuracy rates overall.
One example of a greatly successful deployment of AI in analyzing samples is the world’s leading animal health company Zoetis’ solution, Vetscan Imagyst, which deploys our Ocus scanners.
The Grundium Ocus® whole slide scanners are an affordable way to start digitizing glass slides into high-quality images that you can share online within minutes.
Simplify your scanning experience with the Ocus® series whole slide scanners and our user-friendly browser-based interface. Using these scanners is easy and intuitive, and anyone can be trained to use them in just fifteen minutes. Enjoy the efficiency of the Ocus20® and Ocus40®, as they deliver speedy scan times without compromising on quality. Share scanned images with colleagues in a matter of minutes, employing multiple options to obtain their valuable insights and opinions.