Lecture: Digital Pathology and Machine Learning Meet At Last: An Introduction by Dr. G. Thomas Brown on 3/13/18

Digital Pathology and Machine Learning Meet At Last: An Introduction

Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. G. Thomas Brown | 3/13/2018 11:00AM – 12PM | 7th Floor Conference Room, Bldg 38A


The practice of pathology involves examining a patient’s tissue sample obtained from surgery or a biopsy, often to ascertain if a malignancy is present. While radiology methodologies are nearly completely digital, the nature of pathology workflow has impeded the progress towards digital pathology. The FDA recently approved whole-slide imaging for clinical practice, but the current costs of the imagers and the efficiency of current workflows has delayed widespread implementation. That said, opportunities exists to develop product and methods to leverage digital pathology and informatics tools to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the clinical practice of pathologists. Come learn about pathology, digital pathology, and areas of research opportunities in this space.


G. Thomas Brown, MD, PhD is a current fellow with the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, joining NLM in in 2016 after completing a Anatomic Pathology residency at the NIH Clinical Center.

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