الموقع الشخصي للدكتور مصعب عزَّاوي
Digital Pathology Services ( Aperio)
Dr. Mousab Azzawi

 

The Aperio digital pathology system  allows the pathologist and his/her team to load and scan up to 120 glass slides with the touch of a button, automating what can be a time-consuming process.  This is supported by Aperio web based  digital pathology information management software. The pathologists can then  manage and analyze vast amounts of digital slides and other data in project-specific, context-based configurations which means that no need for the actual physical presence for the consultant pathologist at one specific laboratory  as long as a good supporting team is able to load and scan the slides and meet  the software requirements properly then the consultant can read the slides and post his /her reports at his/her  convenience from his PC or MAC  laptop  .

 

This is very valuable for tertiary consultation in immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology practices  like tissue microarrays  as the terminal part of the equipment  can be fixed at different locations  or  even countries ( Syria & Oman ) to load the slides and scan  images , then the consultant can revise them to give the report for the cases of concern  from any place in the world ( like the UK )  and at any time of the day . Moreover ,  which is the most important point , when the consultant pathologist  needs further help from another consultant regarding one complex case for example  , he/she  can invite him/her  to see the slide online to give the needed second opinion without any hassle . this system is invaluable  when an audit is due  to be undertaken for any type of pathology practice or project  . of course this system can be used to help any pioneer research project in the field of pathology which may need contributions from international researcher at a very modest cost when nobody needs to travel abroad and no big packs of slides and blocks need to be shipped via couriers .