The increasing use of digital pathology creates a wealth of opportunities for computational image analysis techniques that were otherwise infeasible under traditional microscope review. Different from other medical imaging, digital pathology files often contain stacked layers across multiple resolutions which leads to large amounts of information captured for a single image.
Useful resources and training guides for getting started:
- Tutorial with various use cases can be found here. The author of the deep learning tutorial additionally has a webpage with special topics related to handling digital pathology files
Publicly available digital pathology archives/repositories:
- Digital Slide Archive
- List of whole slide imaging repositories from digital pathology association can be found here
- CAMELYON-17: detection of breast cancer metastatses from lymph node slides