Digital histology services refer to the use of digital technology to capture, analyze, store, and share histological (microscopic) images of tissues and cells. This field has evolved with advancements in digital imaging, computer software, and telecommunications. Some key aspects and benefits of digital histology are:
- Digital Slide Scanning:
With digital histology, the traditional glass slides are scanned to create high-resolution digital images by a process known as whole-slide imaging (WSI).
- Remote Access:
Digital histology allows pathologists, researchers, and medical professionals to access and analyze histological images remotely. This is particularly helpful for collaborations, consultations, and educational activities.
- Archiving and sharing:
It facilitates the archiving and sharing of histological data with clients.
- Quality control:
Digital histology services assure quality control and assurance in histopathology laboratories for accuracy and consistency of diagnoses.
- Efficient and cost savings:
On a long run digital histology service led to increased efficiency in histology labs.