In today's age of artificial intelligence, pathology benefited a lot from these technological developments. Now, the slides examined under the microscope can be digitilazed, and transferred to the computer environment, evaluated with computer programs those are enriched with artificial intelligence applications.

With artificial intelligence applications, some analyzes performed by pathologists under the microscope can be made with the aid of a computer, thus making numerical data more accurate and standardized. In addition, it supplies opportunity to pathologist to use their effort for more qualified analysis.

Memorial Pathology, as well as compotent pathologists and technological infrastructure, with this "Digital pathology" opportunities aims to be a reference center not only in Memorial hospitals, but also in the nearby geography.

Memorial Pathology is a solution partner with LEICA APERIO and SECTRA, one of the two systems in the World with FDA approval for he use of digital pathology in primary diagnosis.
Data transferred to a virtual environment that can be accessed from anywhere in the world and can be viewed by a pathologist in any health institution; It can be transferred to a computer environment, evaluated with computer programs enriched with artificial intelligence applications. Pathology preparations examined under a microscope with digital pathology can be examined in more detail on screens with HD image quality. In this way, it is ensured that the expert staff provides services in all hospitals, and it is possible to reach patients abroad, regardless of the location.

Digital Pathology highlights Memorial Pathology with the vision of becoming a world brand by providing consultancy services from more equipped pathology laboratories abroad (when necessary), and providing pathology service and the opportunity to serve the regions with limited access to specialized pathology staff.

What is Digital Pathology?

We can define digital pathology as the process of scanning the glass slides used in pathology examination in high resolution and transferring them to the computer and processing of these images.

Uses of digital pathology:

Digital pathology first started to be used for research and education, then took its place in case consultation (consultation) to specialist pathologists in remote centers and frozen examination (rapid diagnosis during surgery). Its use for the primary diagnosis of a disease instead of a microscope has recently been approved by the FDA and has now taken its place in routine pathology work.

Established within the body of the Memorial Health Group, which currently serves all of Turkey with 11 hospitals in 5 provinces, Memorial Pathology aims to serve in the national and international arena with the use of digital pathology in accordance with the vision of the institution.

The use of digital pathology in disease diagnosis:

Digital pathology is widely used to identify features that help to diagnose diseases.
There are software and decision support systems developed in areas such as measuring percentage of liver steatosis , measuring tumor size and depth, determining the distance of the tumor to the surgical margins, separating the tumor and surrounding tissue, and numerically accurate evaluation of immunohistochemical markers.

The use of artificial intelligence in Pathology:

Pathology is a morphology-based science, that is, it is based on the interpretation of images. "Artificial intelligence", "Machine learning", on the other hand, works on the basis of computers "learning" by examining many (thousands) images and then recognizing the images given. Therefore, artificial intelligence applications in pathology; It is used in many fields, especially in counting immunohistochemical examinations and pattern analysis. Research and development studies on explainable artificial intelligence continue very rapidly.