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[Digital pathology is a rapidly growing field that did not even exist 20 years ago. However, in some ways, its origins date back to the earliest attempts at telepathology back in the 1960s. This chapter provides a brief historical perspective on how digital pathology came to be. It answers...
[Lest those interested in exploring the field not understand the nuts and bolts of the system, no book on digital technology is complete without some background on the available hardware and software. The field is changing rapidly, and specific examples may be already obsolete at the time this...
[Despite the diverse appearances and usage scenarios, digital pathology applications can nevertheless be categorized into a number of distinct topics and fields. In this chapter, we start with the most obvious of these applications and move toward the least obvious. We limit ourselves to...
[In the field of digital pathology, image analysis refers to the computer-aided diagnostic assessment of whole slide images (WSIs). While image analysis is clearly another application of WSI, we feel that the subject has become vast enough to warrant its own chapter. The potential of digital...
[Previous chapters have demonstrated the evolution of digital pathology, starting as merely a telepathology and educational tool to its more recent use in whole slide image analysis, whereby the computer itself performs diagnostic testing on whole slide images (WSI) to assist pathologists in...
[Digital pathology is an idea whose time has come. The hardware keeps getting better year after year, and enough companies now have invested in this new field to gather the critical mass necessary to turn digital pathology into a mainstream technique. But this is not enough. What remains is for...
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