Newsletter N°7 introduces the pathology service of the Montreal University Hospital Centre. It also addresses the two last product versions of TRIBVN Healthcare: TeleSlide 4.0.2, the sharing platform, and CaloPix 3.2.0, the image analysis software.
Editorial from Jean-François POMEROL
2017, a pivotal year
Firstly, in the spring, the FDA issued its first approval for a digital pathology solution for diagnostic use, thereby recognizing the viability of these tools. While these solutions have already been validated in Europe and elsewhere, we are all aware of the significance of the USA in our sector, in terms of both research work and business. Replacing the microscope is both possible and safe.
2017 has also seen an explosion in the use of the term “AI” – artificial intelligence – in pathology. Numerous academic teams have published works on the automatic quantification and recognition of images. Each of the parties concerned is endeavouring to propose a solution which incorporates both machine learning and deep learning. The future of pathology will be computational. Providing the pathologist with reliable diagnostic assistance from a computer is within our grasp.
In this context, the testimony of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre is extremely interesting. This is a leading Canadian institution which, in the context of the development of the new CHUM, has considered digital pathology as a key strategic policy. Digital pathology has constituted a key structural project for the creation of an efficient and centralized diagnostic and research laboratory, serving the requirements of patients, with state-of-the-art tools for employees. This solution, which incorporates on-screen viewing and image analysis, was deployed in the spring, and has since been used with a view to achieving a rapid capacity run-up.
This newsletter also provides the opportunity to report on the latest versions of the CaloPix and TeleSlide softwares. Year after year, we commit substantial investments to engineering, in order to improve the functionalities, performance capabilities and ergonomics of our products, whilst maintaining our quality requirements in the interests of patient safety.
Discovery of the pathology service of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre: where new technologies encourage the establishment of a centre of excellence for digital pathology, on the scale of a University Hospital Centre.
- TeleSlide 4.0.2: New ergonomics
- CaloPix 3.2.0: An optimized digital workflow