Clinical Diagnostics and Material Sciences Improved by Digital Microscopy
Due to a high grade of specialization in clinical pathology or concerning difficult patient cases several physicians often exchange views, e.g. within tumor boards. Contents of this communication can be microscopic images of tissue sections (histology) as well as results of other diagnostic tests and clinical data of the patient. In addition to that, other applications such as the analysis of the micro structure of materials require large high resolution image data sets. So far, comparably expensive slide scanners for so-called “Whole Slide Imaging“ (WSI) are necessary for the digitization of specimen. However, it is not always necessary to scan the whole glass slide. Often it is sufficient to observe, document and annotate conspicuous areas. This possibility is provided by the software “iStix®“.