The number of practising anatomic pathologists is falling globally, and pathology departments need to find new ways to do more with less. Digital Pathology can provide a flexible platform to improve workflow efficiency while also ensuring patient safety and quality medical care. The key priority of any successful digital pathology implementation is to ensure that when a pathologist views digital slide images, they are as confident making the diagnosis as they are when looking at glass slides on a microscope.
The Aperio GT 450 DX is an automated, high capacity slide scanner made by Leica Biosystems. The highperformance objective included with the Aperio GT 450 DX is specifically designed to maximise field of view for high speed digital pathology scanning. To investigate the quality of slide images generated on the Aperio GT 450 DX, seven pathologists at two different sites rated the quality of images created by the Aperio GT 450 DX.