Digital slides sets have been prepared using such annotated slides. More than 500 digital slides constitute the sets of Oral Histology & Oral Pathology and more than 1500 digital slides of organs and systems constitute sets of systemic pathology. These slide sets are very popular among residents of pathology and oral pathology for self study.
More digital slide sets of microbiology, parasitology, cytology, hematology, cell biology are under preparation. Details of these slide sets have been provided in the website under the head of “ Digital Slide Sets “.
Pathologists, oncologists, and patients are using this service for seeking expert consultation or a second opinion from eminent pathologists in India and Abroad. Services of Digiscan for obtaining the second opinion from global leaders in pathology is being used extensively by Pathology Consultancy Services, a specialized surgical pathology lab and a partner of Digiscan.
Many other labs are also joining hands with Digiscan and Pathology Consultancy Services to seek the second opinion from world leaders in pathology. Hosting of virtual slides is done on the Digiscan server and slides are viewed on the browser by the concerned pathologists and they can send their opinion in shortest possible time.
Slides can be viewed by multiple experts at the same time and multiple opinions can be obtained. This modality of sending digital/virtual slides instead of glass slides by surface mail results in a tremendous saving of time which is very precious. Appropriate treatment can be started by the treating doctor without loss of time. This service by Digiscan promotes the concept of sharing of resources for bringing excellence in health care and enrichment of medical education.
The still bigger application is online teaching of the global student community and conducting webinars and online lectures. Online digital images is the perfect tool for self-study of pathology by the medical & dental students & residents.