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About the Group

Public Description

Welcome to our open access working group.

"Evaluating Whole Slide Imaging: A Working Group Opportunity"

Please refer to the BLOG for past group communications.

Subgroup related to evaluating digital and analog pathology

Previous meetings/events:

Basic Group Description: We propose a working group of stakeholders (industry, clinicians, academia, and government) interested in advancing the evaluation of WSI.  An overarching goal of the working group is to properly characterize WSI with systematic technical measurements and validation studies that would allow the clinical utility of digital pathology to be maximized.  The short-term objectives of the working group are:

  • To form a group of interested parties
  • To lay out the key technical performance metrics for WSI: gather information on the current state of the science, identify gaps in knowledge and unmet needs, and identify circumstances in which technical performance has been linked to diagnostic performance.
  • To raise awareness of the issues among pathologist users, vendors, regulators, and research and healthcare funding agencies

The long-term objectives are to facilitate and promote research in this area aiming to:

  • Develop, standardize, and explore the range of technical performance metrics in WSI
  • Design and execute experiments investigating pathologist performance as a function of image quality
  • Create and disseminate methods, tools, and examples for evaluating technical and diagnostic performance (phantoms, shared sets of slides, WSI images, protocols, study designs, analysis methods and source code)

These objectives will be further refined based on feedback and the expertise of the working group participants. We expect that the contributions of this group will make it easier for investigators to answer the key questions related to the validation of digital pathology and its adoption into clinical practice.

We invite you to join this working group, and we ask that you share this invitation to motivated and interested groups and individuals.

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