Introduction to Digital Pathology using Examples from Renal Pathology

Dr. Pinaki Sarder (hosted by Zohar Nussinov), Pathology & Anatomical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, University of Buffalo, N.Y.
March 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm
241 Compton
Event Description 

Digital pathology is a new and emerging field implementing computational techniques to quantitate and objectively analyze cell and tissue structures, primarily from microscopy images. Modern advents in microscopy have opened up new opportunities in pathology to objectively assess biological processes in a detailed fashion, while generating enormous amounts of high quality image data. Parallel advancements in computing hardware and artificial intelligence have enabled analysis of huge amounts of imaging data unconquerable by man alone, while offering increased speed and precision. Digital pathology is motivating the shift to the era of computational medicine, which urges for the use of quantitative tools to ensure objectivity in clinical science. This talk will introduce digital pathology via image detection, segmentation, quantification, and classification of biologically relevant structures and explore their effect on patient outcome. Further, we will discuss the importance of rigorous data quality control, performance evaluation, and user-interface design for clinical application. We will guide the talk from a renal pathology perspective with use-cases of diabetic nephropathy.


Coffee: 3:45 pm, 241 Compton