Digital pathology

Digital histopathology is a research field that exploits digital images for the analysis of tissue samples. The digital pictures are obtained either by scanning histological whole-slide-images (WSIs) or by collecting snapshots of histological structures relevant for the diagnosis of diseases. This approach makes gathering large-scale data sets of histological lesions easier toreview or to exchange information among pathologists without the inconvenienceof working with the actual glass slides. The evolution of the computer vision field impacted the entire digital medicine, supporting pathologists on the automaticanalysis of various types of medical images, as well as improving the accuracy of computer-aided diagnosis.