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Digital Pathology Imaging Group (DPIG) is a part of Division of Pathology Informatics (Department of Pathology) and is actively involved in creating and maintaining a large digital storage facility for digital slide imaging, digital imaging and telepathology. All imaging activities within the Department of Pathology and Dermatopathology (Department of Dermatology) are supported by DPIG which includes use of digital images for pathology practice (PICSPLUS), web casting of conferences and multiple telepathology applications.

Digital images either static or digital slide, have become central to the way pathology is being practiced and the role of DPIG is to be at the cutting edge of imaging technology.We are national leaders in telepathology with a busy transplant pathology service offering consultations to a hospital in Italy and 10 robotic microscope systems offering remote consultations on glass slides within the UMPC network.

We offer a telepathology resource for all major hospitals in the world - they will be able to access our expertise remotely in real-time. Finally, with the ability to digitally capture entire glass slides, we are providing digital virtual slide images as part of our diagnostic services for clinicians to use in patient care situations, education, and conferences. We have created vast digital archives of pathology images to be utilized in the clinical and educational arenas.

Faculty

Anil Vasdev Parwani, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Pathology Informatics
UPMC

Team

Ishtiaque Ahmed
Pathology Systems Prj Mgr/Telepathology Engineer
Division of Pathology
UPMC

Ralph Anderson
Pathology-Informatics
Clinical Department Systems
UPMC

Jon Duboy
PC Consultant II, TelePathology
Division of Pathology
UPMC

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