New advances in cancer diagnosis


New technology could revolutionize how some cancers are diagnosed, suggests a new article. A high-tech computer system is able to read samples of human tissue and aid pathologists in the identification of minute changes in cells that can indicate cancer is present.

More than 10,000 slides were examined in the first phase of the study which shows that pathologists are as good at accurately diagnosing cancer on a computer as they are with a microscope.

Full reference: Snead, D et al. Validation of digital pathology imaging for primary histopathological diagnosis. Histopathology.  published online: 6 DEC 2015


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